Sports

Israel’s curling surge has Sarnia connection

Barry Wright If you think of global powers in men’s curling Israel doesn’t immediately spring to mind.  But Jeff Lutz is out to change that. The 30-year-old member of the Israeli national men’s curling team has been honing his skills this season at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. The Detroit resident has learned the… Read more »

Marinaro and new partner aim for nationals

Barry Wright Michael Marinaro says the 2014-15 figure skating season is about building for the future. After ending a seven-year partnership with Strathroy’s Margaret Purdy this year, the 22-year-old product of the Point Edward Figure Skating Club teamed up with Waterloo’s Kirsten Moore-Towers six months ago to form a new pairs skating team. “It’s a… Read more »

Northern wins silver at tourney

Northern Collegiate senior boys basketball play Sebastian Smith (#21) goes up for two points during the Freeds Tournament in Windsor, Ont. on Nov 28-29. Northern went 3-1 to win Flight 2 silver and Smith received an all-star award from tournament officials. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Lambton Lions sweep a pair

Brandon Padgett (#4) of the Lambton College Lions nails two points against the Sault College Cougars at the Sarnia campus on Nov. 30. Lambton swept both games of a double-header 84-63 and 80-64 to move into the OCAA men’s top ten ranking. Bruce Smith, special to The Journal

Northern girls wins bronze at hoops tournament

Barry Wright The Northern Vikings girls basketball club came home with bronze medals the recent Ontario high school “AAA” tournament in Windsor. Following victories over Peterborough, Newmarket and Kingston in the preliminary round, the Vikings drew the top-seed and three-time defending champions from Hamilton-St. Mary’s in the semi-finals, and lost 67-49 to the Crusaders.  Brianne… Read more »

Lambton College basketball a hot ticket

Barry Wright The early season success of the Toronto Raptors has been a boon to basketball’s popularity in Ontario, including at Lambton College. The head coach of the men’s team at the London Road campus says interest in the sport is the highest he has seen. “We’ve had a lot more fans than we’ve had… Read more »

Teddy bear toss Dec. 7

Ready, aim, teddy The Sarnia Sting will host the annual Teddy Bear Toss on Sunday, Dec. 7 when the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds visit for a 4:05 pm game. Fans, as seen in this file photo, bring a stuffed animal to the RBC Centre and toss it when the Sting score their first goal. The… Read more »

Northern junior boys win gold

Jaden Ogorek, #3, of Northern Collegiate’s junior boys basketball team fights for a rebound against a player from Resurrection Catholic Secondary School of Kitchener, Ont. in the gold medal game of the St. Pat’s Tip Off Classic. The tournament held Nov. 21-22 in Sarnia featured six junior boys teams. Northern, which went undefeated, won the… Read more »

Former Sting Midgets shine

Ethan Dupont and Austin Hewton, both members of the Mooretown Flags of the Great Lakes Junior “C” Hockey League, each had an assist in the league’s 4-0 win over the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League in the Top Prospects Game last week in Lakeshore, near Windsor. Dupont, from Corunna and Hewton, from Point Edward, both… Read more »

Sarnia’s Fogarty settling in at Princeton

Barry Wright Ron Fogarty sees himself as a players’ coach. The 42-year-old Sarnia native was named head coach of the Princeton University Tigers in mid-June and is now settling in. “I’m definitely not a yeller,” he said with a chuckle in a phone interview with The Journal. “I take time to get to know my… Read more »