Sports

Out of reach

Grant Dugas of the St. Pat’s Fighting Irish drives past Travis Conrad of the Great Lakes Wolfpack during an LKSSAA matchup earlier this month. St. Pat’s pulled off the 22-43 win. Bruce Smith

Royal flush

Journee Joseph of the Lambton College Lions men’s basketball team is fouled by Redeemer Royals guard, Zack Angus, during the Lions’ first home game of 2018. The Lions slipped behind the Royals, losing 87-77. Bruce Smith

Kyrou to be honoured

Sarnia Sting captain Jordan Kyrou will be honoured during an in-ice ceremony on Jan. 19 at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena, prior to the matchup with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Kyrou recently helped Team Canada capture gold at the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, NY, leading his teammates in points with three… Read more »

WrestleMania boring compared to Rasslin’ at the Terrace

Randy Evans You just can’t make this stuff up. In the 1950s and ‘60s Sarnia fans flocked to the downtown Kenwick Terrace to watch the heroes and villains of wrestling. What’s not to like? The wrestlers themselves were worth the price of admission with names like Leapin’ Larry Chene, Crusher Cortez, Terrible Ted Priva and… Read more »

Prevost comes home for Silver Stick

Troy Shantz Silver Stick is back this month with a special Canadian Women’s Hockey League game to mark the 20th anniversary of girls’ Silver Stick play. Sarnia native and professional hockey player Carolyne Prevost will be on the ice Jan. 20 with her team the Toronto Furies, playing against league rivals Montreal Canadiens. Prevost knows… Read more »

After record-shattering year, Boady Santavy has eye on Olympics

Dave Paul What a year 2017 was for Boady Santavy. The young Sarnia weightlifter confirmed his status in January as the best junior in the nation with a record-setting performance and top-lifter honors at the Canadian Junior Championships. Twelve months later, with his junior career coming to a close, he has solidified his place in… Read more »

Top scorers battle

Spencer Baillie of St. Patrick’s, in green, goes up to block a shot by Northern Collegiate’s Jaden Ogorek during the final of the Rebound Charity Classic. Northern won 60-42, and both players were top scorers for their teams, with Baillie knocking down 16 points and Ogorek 20. The 13th annual senior basketball tournament also raised… Read more »

Former Sting defenceman signs AHL deal

Former Sarnia Sting defencemen Kevin Spinozzi has signed a contract with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. The 2016-17 Sting team captain has been with the club since September and will finish out the rest of the season there. Spinozzi played five seasons in the OHL, joining the Sting midway through 2013-14. In… Read more »

Sarnia Sting post impressive first half to the OHL season

Troy Shantz A new year, a new team and a new scoreboard. A flashy state-of-the-art score clock and 400-foot LED ribbon have been installed at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena, turning a brighter light on what has been a great season so far for the Sarnia Sting. “This demonstrates a very significant investment that Sarnia… Read more »

City swimming star headed to California on full-ride scholarship

Troy Shantz A Sarnia swimmer will be living in sunny California next fall. Maude Boily-Dufour, 17, has earned a full-ride swim scholarship at San Diego State University. Through a third-party scout, the Saint-François-Xavier student sent her resume to 80 different Division 1 schools. Though she heard back from most of them, many had staffed their… Read more »