Ontario Championships

The Northern Collegiate senior boys’ basketball team fell 56-48 to the Upper Canada Blues in the consolation championship at the Ontario AAA high school Championship in Windsor on March 7. Here, Northern’s Jaden Ogorek, left, is fouled by a Quinte Saints player during the consolation quarterfinal, which the Vikings won 59-47. Bruce Smith, Special to… Read more »

Swimming sisters do well at Ontario Winter Games

An 11-year-old synchronized swimmer from Sarnia won a bronze medal at the Ontario Winter Games. Larissa Loucks had the third-place finish in duet in her age group and was awarded the gold standard for extension and flexibility. Competing as part of the London Syncho Club team, Larissa placed fifth in figures, fifth in solo and… Read more »

Rayjon rolls out the barrel for would-be pickleballers

Troy Shantz A Sarnia-based charity is looking to harness the city’s fastest growing sport for its next fundraiser. Rayjon is organizing a Pickleball day for April 8 at St. Patrick’s High School, with proceeds supporting its aid projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. “There’s golf tournaments and volleyball tournaments, but nobody’s doing pickleball,” said… Read more »

Up to 1,000 cyclists expected for Bluewater Granfondo

Troy Shantz Organizers of the Bluewater Granfondo have taken steps to ensure success for the third annual ride. “We’re bringing in more beer,” said Ken MacAlpine with a laugh. The event, set for Aug. 5, has quickly become a top draw for cyclists in Ontario and across Canada. Up to 1,000 participants are expected, double… Read more »

Sting’s terrific season continues

The Sarnia Sting set a franchise record for wins on Sunday by mounting a ferocious comeback to down the Owen Sound Attack 5-4 in overtime. Down 3-0 at the end of the second period, Jordan Ernst tied it with 48 seconds to go and Jordan Kyrou potted the winner 17 seconds into overtime to give… Read more »

Shot at a medal

Brett Boersma, of Camlachie, won a bronze medal in shot put at the Ontario University track and field championships on Feb. 23. The Northern Collegiate grad attending the University of Windsor had a throw of 15.72 metres at the meet, which was held in Windsor. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

St. Pat’s wins “AAA” boys hockey championship

The boys team from St. Patrick’s High School won the Lambton-Kent “AAA” hockey championship. The Fighting Irish downed UCC High School of Chatham 4-3 in a thriller of a game played Feb. 28. Lucas Knowles scored the sudden-death overtime winner with assists by Curtis Marks and Cam Pomerleau. Zach Lessard, Kyle Blunt and Devon Devoght,… Read more »

Girls win bronze

The Valhalla U11 girls’ basketball team won bronze at the Blessed Sacrament Yellow Jackets Invitational tournament in in Hamilton recently. From left are, front row: Carly Jewell, Grace Hendra, Aubrey DiBrita, Zoey Ainsworth and Laura Palumbo; back row: Coach Gus Tsaprailis, MyKenna Spowart, Cayleigh Allen, Iris Lavallee, Taeah Tsaprailis, Sienna Rawana, Lexie Ryan, Mya Lopez… Read more »

Sisters qualify

Synchronized swimming sisters Larissa, 11, and Baillie-James Loucks, 13, qualified for the Ontario Winter Games following a strong showing at the Western Region finals Feb. 24-25 in Guelph, Ont. Larissa had a silver and three bronze medals while Baillie-James capture a gold and a fourth place finish. The girls attend Cathcart Boulevard School and swim… Read more »

Great Lakes Wolfpack wrestlers dominate at regional finals

Journal Staff Great Lakes Secondary dominated the Lambton-Kent high school wrestling finals last week, placing wrestlers on the podium in 13 classes at the Feb. 16 meet. The Wolfpack took home the team championship titles in the female and male categories, and Silas Allen (72 kg.) and McKenna Hunt, (57 kg.) earned the men’s and… Read more »