Sports

St. Pat’s headed to OFSAA

The St. Patrick’s senior girls team team is headed to the all-Ontario high school basketball championships. The Fighting Irish AA/AAA squad clinched the Southwestern Ontario title after defeating the Windsor’s Holy Names Knights 56-43 last week. St. Pat’s has not lost a game this season and clinched the LKSSAA title after beating Northern Collegiate 51-42… Read more »

Northern junior team takes regional basketball title

Northern Collegiate’s junior girls basketball team has been crowned the high school champs of Southwestern Ontario. The Viking junior AAA squad defeated the Villanova Wildcats 49-29 last week in LaSalle, Ont. to claim the regional title. Northern was a surprise entry at the SWOSSA finals after upsetting first-place Ursuline College of Chatham 53-41 on Nov…. Read more »

City Hall is killing women’s hockey, player says

Pam Wright Female hockey players are getting short shrift in Sarnia because the ice time the city makes available to women is insufficient and inconvenient, a long-time player says. “I want adult women’s hockey to remain viable here,” said Bernadette Slotwinski, who is deeply concerned the women’s league will continue to decline and die unless… Read more »

Fighting Irish crowned high school champs

The St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish are the Lambton-Kent senior girls’ basketball champions. From left are, front row: Kala Wagg, Keirsten Tomkins, Mackenzie Mullen, Breanna Pretty and Ana Stathakis, back row: Coach Brett Braekevelt, Jordan Braekevelt, Katie Vandenberg, Jennah Taylor, Amanda Palocz, Gabby Creivich, Anastasia Prins and Coach Rahat Altaf. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal… Read more »

Simon Warder squash tournament on this week

Troy Shantz Local players are joining some elite names in squash in Bright’s Grove this week for the 6th annual Simon Warder Memorial Prostate Cancer Squash tournament. The event sanctioned by the Professional Squash Association has drawn players from around the world, and features local hopefuls including Rory Bradd, Deirdre Bradd, Holly Delavigne and Micaala… Read more »

Sarnia Sting still the buzz of the league

The Sarnia Sting continued to hold the honour as top team in the Canadian Hockey League last week, despite losing their top scorer to the CIBC Russia Series. Jordan Kyrou was the alternate captain for team OHL in the six-game series, which saw top Canadian players from the OHL, WHL and QMJHL face off against… Read more »

Michael Marinaro continues rise in figure skating world

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers used a personal best free skate to win a bronze medal in pairs skating at the Cup of China. The Canadian pair was fourth after the short program but after scoring 194.52 in the free-skate vaulted into third on Nov. 4. It was the second career… Read more »

Tournament silver

The Twin Bridges Volleyball 17U girls brought home a silver medal from the first Ontario Volleyball Association Tournament of the season in London on Nov. 4. From left are, back row, Head Coach Justin Kuskoff, Assistant Coach Greg Crawford, Teighan Pite, Chantal DeVlugt, Paige Vrolyk, Telessa Salmikivi, Megan Prinsen and Assistant Coach Kelsey Crawford; front… Read more »

Northern cross country team wins gold at provincials

The senior girls’ cross country team from Northern Collegiate used an interesting strategy to strike gold at the all-Ontario high school championships. Four team members – Caroline Forbes, Kaylee White, Lauren Perkins and Bryar Fournie – ran together over the six-kilometre course, helping each other to the provincial team title. Their teammates Madison Winegard and… Read more »

Touchdown run

Joey Ferrera (28) of the St Patrick’s Fighting Irish senior football team shakes off a tackle and charges up the middle to score a touchdown against Ursuline College of Chatham on Nov. 3. St. Pat’s went on to win 30-0 and finish 5-1 on the LKSSAA senior football regular season. Bruce Smith, Special to The… Read more »