Sports

City brothers could battle in CIS basketball playoffs

Barry Wright There’s a better than average chance two Sarnia brothers will go head-to-head in the second round of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s basketball playoffs. Fourth year guard Joe Rocca plays for the fourth-ranked McMaster Marauders, while young brother Mike, a sophomore, is a guard with the University of Windsor Lancers. Windsor is… Read more »

Blackhawks golden

The Point Edward novice Blackhawks won gold at a tournament in Elmira, Ont. last month. The team is comprised of head coach Mike Mara, assistant coaches Jay Crawford and Darryl Terpstra, trainer Rob Shortreed and manager Jennifer Crawford. Players from left to right: Front row: J.J. Mailet and Matt Clatworthy. Second row: Tayler Mara, Owen… Read more »

Lakers rise to the top

Alisha Maure of the Sarnia Lakers Grade 9 basketball team drives to the basket while being covered by Julia Buss, of the Grade 9 Sarnia Valhalla team. During a three team round-robin played Feb. 7, the Lakers finished on top at 2-0, Valhalla was 1-1 and London CYO went 0-2. Bruce Smith, Special to The… 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

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 »

High school wrestling

Dozens of local high school wrestlers are competing at the SWOSSA Wrestling Championships in Tecumseh, Ont. on Feb. 19, with an eye to qualifying for the Ontario high school championships next month. St. Clair Secondary won the Lambton-Kent overall team title last week at the SCITS gym, amassing 99 points. St. Pat’s was second and… Read more »

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 »