Sports

Pacers miss playoffs

Area lacrosse fans will have to wait at least another season to witness Junior “B” playoff action. The Point Edward Pacers finished out of the post season with a 4-15-1 record. Five of those losses were by three goals or less. It’s the third straight year the Pacers have missed the playoffs since moving back… Read more »

New Jersey Devils spear Zacha in first round of NHL draft

Pavel Zacha of the Sarnia Sting was selected sixth overall in the first round of the NHL entry draft last Friday by the New Jersey Devils. The 6’3”, 210-pound power forward from the Czech Republic had 16 goals and 34 points in 37 games for Sarnia this past season after being the top choice in… Read more »

St. Pat’s thrower headed to nationals

Barry Wright For Riley Wilhelm, turnabout is fair play. Wilhelm finished second to Orillia’s Samantha Buck in the senior girls discus competition on a wet, sloppy day at the Ontario high school track and field meet in Toronto on June 4-6. But just over a week later, the graduating St. Patrick’s student pulled off a… Read more »

Sand champs

Sarnia’s Rheannon Demeter, left, and Marissa Mueller, of Petrolia, captured the U16 gold medal at an Ontario Volleyball Association sanctioned beach volleyball tournament in Hamilton on June 13. During the winter, Demeter plays for Forest City in London while Mueller plays for Sarnia Twin Bridges, and both train at the Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence… Read more »

Sarnia gymnast strikes gold

Barry Wright Serena Baker went to the Canadian Gymnastics Championships to perform her routines well and to have some fun. The 17-year-old Bluewater Gymnastics product accomplished both, and helped Ontario win the team title at the recent national event in Gatineau, Quebec. “It’s always a great experience,” she said. “It’s really inspirational.” Baker, competing in… Read more »

Rugby club playing it forward

Rugby fans can catch a triple-header when the Sarnia Saints Rugby Football Club hosts three games June 27 at Norm Perry Park. The matches are part of the club’s annual Playing it Forward event, with proceeds this year going to Ride Don’t Hide and Canadian Mental Health Association. The women kick things off with an… Read more »

Sting open season against Otters

The reigning Western Conference champion Erie Otters will provide the opposition for the Sarnia Sting’s regular season OHL home opener. The Otters will pay a visit to Sarnia on Friday, Sept. 25. Friday and Sunday will be the primary home dates for the Sting, with 24 of 34 home games to be played on those… Read more »

Santavy cracks top ten

Sarnia’s Boady Santavy placed eighth in a 21-man field at the World Junior Weightlifting Championships in Poland. His score included a new personal best of 146 kg in the snatch and a clean and jerk of 171 kg. Santavy, 18, is now preparing for his appearance with Team Canada at the Pan Am Games. He… Read more »

Sting D-man gets Team U.S. invite

Newly-signed defenseman Josh Jacobs of the Sarnia Sting has been invited to the weeklong U.S National Junior Hockey evaluation camp in Lake Placid, New York in the first week of August. Jacobs, who left the Michigan State program to join the Sting, is among 13 blueliners seeking for a spot on Team USA. The world… Read more »

New Lady Lions coach confident in Lambton College team

Barry Wright The new head coach of the women’s basketball program at Lambton College has a matter-of-fact objective for the coming season. “We’re making the playoffs,” Jillian Shelley says confidently. “That is definitely my number one goal.” Shelley was handed the reigns earlier this month, replacing Pete Kaija who parted ways with the college in… Read more »