Old stomping grounds

Former Sarnian Judy Oryniak returned to the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club with her rink from Ilderton to win the 68th annual BDO Canada Ladies Bonspiel on Feb. 5-6. From left are: Janice Miller, lead, Becky Ostrom, second, Lou-Ann Archer, vice, Oryniak, skip, and Pete Thomas of BDO Canada. Submitted Photo

Marinaro’s Olympic debut makes whole community proud

Troy Shantz When Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers took to the ice at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last week it seemed like half of Sarnia-Lambton was watching. Among those glued to their TV was former skate coach Carol Shrumm, who was overwhelmed to see her student from the Point Edward Figure Skating Club… Read more »

WOSA wonderful

Darius Landon, 11, shows off the hardware he earned at the Western Ontario Region Short Course Swimming Championship in London earlier this month — three silver medals and three ribbons. His Sarnia Rapids 1 teammate, Trevor Marut, 11, won a seventh place ribbon in the 100m backstroke. Submitted Photo

Rapids swim team brings medals home from London

Journal Staff Sarnia Rapids swim team members did well at a 12 & under meet hosted by the London Aquatic Club recently. Aili Girardi, 8, placed first in the 50m, 100m & 200m backstroke and 50m fly.  She also earned bronze in the 50m and 100m freestyle swims. Daisy Jenkins, 11, won silver in the… Read more »

Final game at SCITS?

Head coach Pete Kaijia of the Great Lakes Wolfpack looks on as Travis Conard (in blue) of the senior boys basketball team blocks an attempted shot by Blake Butlers of the Northern Vikings on Feb. 7. The Vikings downed the Wolfpack 55-48 on Great Lakes’ final home game of the LKSSAA season, and what could… Read more »

Wrestling club has medal haul at provincial championships

Journal Staff The Sarnia Bluewater Wrestling Club struck gold at the Ontario Provincial championships. Emma McLaughlin (79 kg. juvenile) and Howard Moffatt (85 kg. juvenile) each topped their class at the Brampton meet, held Feb. 3. The club also placed on the podium in five other categories, bringing home four silver and a bronze.  … Read more »

Free skate

Nora and Stan Matej, of Sarnia, joined a large crowd of skaters during the public skate at Clearwater Arena recently. The pair skate two to three times a week. “It’s a free skate,” said Nora. “The price is right.” Glenn Ogilvie

Bonspiel Champions

The team, from left, of skip Colin Parr, Brian Scott, Jamie Parkinson and Curt Bladon won the open division championship at the 89th Men’s Imperial Bonspiel, played at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. The Jan. 25-27 bonspiel featured 26 teams from Southwestern Ontario. Submitted Photo

Sting flying high

Sarnia native Justin Fazio led his hometown Sarnia Sting to a 5-1 victory over the archrival London Knights in a game televised nationally Saturday on Sportsnet. Fazio made 23 saves for his 29th win, tying a team record for victories in a season. The win also helped the Sting clinch a playoff berth and extend… Read more »

Valley Axe to host tourney

Sarnia’s Valley Axe will host one of Ontario’s top axe and knife throwing tournaments. The London Line range was selected to host The International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame (IKTHOF) Ontario regionals, scheduled for Aug. 18-19. Co-owner Bo Tait said the tournament attracts some of the biggest names in the sport. The four-acre, indoor-outdoor facility… Read more »