Sports

Popular skating coaches hang ‘em up

Heather Wright They find skates more comfortable than shoes, which is what will make retirement so hard for Brad and Wendy Loosley. Sarnia’s former acting city clerk and his wife have been a constant presence in the skating world for 47 and 34 years respectively. But they want to spend time with each other and… Read more »

Drouin won’t be flag-bearer

Corunna’s Derek Drouin will not be Canada’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Scotland this month. The Olympic and World Championship bronze medalist was considered a finalist for the honour, but the task was given to veteran trap-shooter Susan Nattrass by the Canadian Olympic Committee. Nattrass, 63, is a six-time Olympian… Read more »

Bittersweet end to Jordan Hill’s season

The last few weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster for Sarnia’s Jordan Hill. First, he watched with excitement as a handful of former teammates hoisted the Stanley Cup as members of the Los Angeles Kings. Then his current team, the St. John’s IceCaps, lost the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup final to the Texas Stars…. Read more »

Sarnia’s Ron Fogarty to coach hockey at Princeton

Sarnia’s Ron Fogarty has been named head coach of the men’s hockey team at Princeton. The St. Patrick’s High School grad and former Sarnia Ranson Bee forward leads all active NCAA coaches in win percentage, but takes over a struggling hockey program at the famed Ivy League university. Fogarty is the son of Mike and… Read more »

Lawn bowling results

Local teams swept the top spots at the most recent Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club tournament. Blake McKay and Ed Braithwaite of the host club won men’s top honours June 18 at the On-Line Sealing event. Dave Moffitt and Bill Recor were second and Nick Symes and Ralph Archer third. Ten teams from Sarnia and Michigan… Read more »

New chapter for star basketballer

Caroline Hummell is not one of those athletes who began excelling at a sport as a toddler. In fact, the 18-year-old basketball star has only been playing hoops for six years. Hummell said she was a shy pre-teen and her mom gave her the choice of attending a drama camp or a basketball camp to… Read more »

Young tennis players net points on tour

Young athletes from Sarnia did well at the first two stops of the 2014 Little Caesars Junior Tennis Tour in Southwestern Ontario. Andrew Davies, 13, placed second in the boys’ 18-and-under event in Chatham on June 7 after winning the same event on the first stop in Amherstburg on May 31. Davies is a member… Read more »

Saints ‘Playing it Forward’

The Sarnia Saints Women’s Rugby team was no match for Stratford on June 7 when they drubbed the visitors 105 to 0 on home turf. The saints scored 13 tries in the first half and six more in the second. Here, Arlene VanReenen shrugs off a defender at Norm Perry Park. The women Saints return… Read more »

Sarnia high schoolers star at all-Ontario track meet

Seven Sarnia athletes won nine medals at the Ontario high school track and field championships last week. Sebastian Smith of Northern Collegiate and Cole Campbell of Alexander Mackenzie Secondary was each a double medalist, but a bronze won by Cormac Brown was perhaps the most compelling story. The St. Patrick’s High School long jumper had… Read more »