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Lambton Lions turning corner, says hoopster

Barry Wright The Lambton College ladies basketball program is poised to take the next step in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association West Division, one of its stars says. Melissa Ellis said the Lady Lions, though currently a sub-.500 team, have been close in many games, suffering a two-point loss to Fanshawe, a four-point setback to… Read more »

Lumley player of the month

Sarnia’s Dan Lumley of the Mooretown Flags is the Great Lakes Junior “C” Hockey League Player of the Month for January. The 21-year-old had nine goals and 11 assists in 10 games, registering at least a point in all but one contests. Lumley finished fifth in league scoring with 17 goals and 31 assists for… Read more »

Northern takes bronze

Luke Daichendt of the Northern Collegiate junior boys basketball team leaps high for a shot against Windsor Riverside during the Catholic Central Juniors Boys Basketball Tournament on Jan. 31. Northern downed Riverside 64-49 to win bronze in the eight-team tourney. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Sarnia twins take hockey title in Sweden

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Chris and Cam Abbott are basking in the glow of a European championship. The brothers helped capture the Champions Hockey League title Feb. 3 when their Lulea team scored four unanswered goals in third period to beat Frolunda 4-2 in an all-Swedish final. Cam drew an assist on the first Lulea goal,… Read more »

Gold in the pool

Four members of Sarnia Y Rapids 2 swim team won gold in the pool at the Team Champs meet in Windsor recently. From left are, Samuel Boily-Dufour, 16, Bethany Robinson, 16, and Austin Adams, 14. Missing is Danielle Adams, 17. With their times, Robinson and Austin Adams also qualified for the provincial championships. Submitted Photo

Valhalla tames Wildcats

Hannah Dempsey, of the Valhalla Vikings novice basketball team, drives hard to the net against the Chatham Wildcats on Jan. 31 during a U10 tournament hosted by Sarnia. Valhalla, which downed the Wildcats 25-20, head to London this weekend for their next tournament. Submitted Photo

Wrestlers fare well at provincial event

Sarnia athletes did well at the recent Ontario Junior (U20) Wrestling Championships at McMaster University in Hamilton. Emily Schaefer, who wrestles for the top-ranked Brock University Badgers, won the women’s 55 kilogram event, Krystal Adair of Laurentian was second in the women’s 63 kg event, and Robbie Smith of McMaster was sixth in the men’s… Read more »

Former Sarnian wins bonspiel

A rink from Ilderton, Ont. skipped by former Sarnian Judy Oryniak won the BDO Ladies Bonspiel last week at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. Oryniak’s foursome beat Jane Galloway’s rink in the final of the 16-team draw. The event was delayed by heavy snow on Feb. 2 but did eventually go ahead.  

Marinaro to represent Canada

Journal Staff Michael Marinaro of the Point Edward Figure Skating is heading for the Four Continent Figure Skating Championships. Marinaro and his new partner Kirsten Towers-Moore form one of three pairs teams competing for Canada at the event in Seoul, Korea from Feb. 9-15. But the pair won’t be heading to the World Championships next… Read more »