Sports

Sarnia rearguard eyes women’s hockey prize

Barry Wright Dani Girard wants a different ending to the scene she was part of in 2013. That year, the 22-year-old Sarnian and her Queen’s Golden Gaels teammates qualified for the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) national women’s hockey tournament, only to lose three one-goal games, including two in overtime. Now fast forward to 2015, where… Read more »

Coaching credited for successful local curlers

Barry Wright Quality coaching is the reason so many top-notch curlers have come out of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club over the years. “I just think kids, right from a young age, have been taught how to play the game properly,” said Sarnia’s John Steski, who now curls out of Ottawa. Steski points to… Read more »

Colts pin wrestling medals

Gold medal performances by Talitha Allen and Joelle Vanderslagt led St. Clair to a second place finish in the girls division and a third place finish overall at the SWOSSA wrestling meet in Tecumseh, Ont. Meanwhile, Brandon Kelso of SCITS along with Northern’s Jake Hill and Greg Roberts won their respective categories in the boys… Read more »

More accolades for wrestlers

Emily Schaefer has been named women’s rookie of the year in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) women’s wrestling. The four-time provincial high school champion from Northern Collegiate was chosen top freshman after winning the 51 kg title at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) wrestling championships in Sudbury, Ont. Sarnia’s Ethan Smith also won a medal at… Read more »

Pool party

Six members of the Sarnia Y Rapids 2 Swim Team won medals at the recent ROW Winter Invitational meet, including, from left, Hayley Robertson, 15, Austin Adams, 14, Bethany Robinson, 16, and Caleb Wiersma, 13. Missing are Danielle Adams, 17, and Shaelynn Plante-Hunter, 16. Submitted Photo

Lions declawed

Brandon Padgett of the Lambton Lions goes up for a dunk against Niagara College in OCAA basketball action Feb. 14 in Sarnia. Lambton, which sits in fourth place in the West Division, let a third-quarter lead slip away and lost to sixth place Niagara 87-80. Bruce Smith, special to The Journal

St. Pat’s downs Northern

The bleachers were full when St. Patrick’s High School hosted Northern Collegiate in senior boys basketball action on Feb. 18. Here, Northern teammates Sebastian Smith, #21, and Nathan Rome, #4, attempt to block a shot by St. Pat’s Mitchell Humby, #23. The Fighting Irish played a strong second half to defeat Northern 61-50. Bruce Smith,… Read more »

Flags get dropped

Despite sporting one of the best records in the second half of the Great Lakes Junior “C” Hockey League, the Mooretown Flags made a quick exit from the league playoffs. The Flags had no answer for the Essex 73’s, losing in four straight games. The 73’s had the best record in the regular season and… Read more »

Kee wins curling title

Sarnia’s Shannon Kee skipped the Fanshawe College Falcons to an 8-6 win over Humber College in the title game at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) women’s college curling championships in Peterborough. Kee was also named the first team all-star skip at the event. With the victory, she and her team qualify for the Canadian… Read more »

Prevost aiming for pro hockey repeat

Barry Wright Carolyne Prevost is hoping the Toronto Furies can catch lightning in a bottle again. Last season, the Sarnia native and her teammates went into the Canadian Women’s Hockey League playoffs the lowest seed of the four contenders, but the chips fell perfectly, resulting in them winning the Clarkson Cup, emblematic of women’s professional… Read more »