First across the line


Sebastian Sheldon of Great Lakes Secondary School maintains his stride in the 1500-metre race at the Lambton Kent high school “all comers” pre-meet held April 25 in Petrolia. Sheldon posted a time of 4:25 to win the senior boys’ event. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Pool trophy


Diane Clarke of the Sarnia Y Rapids 1 swim team finished second in the girls 14 & over division at the St. Clair-Erie Aquatic League season championship meet in Leamington on April 23. She is seen here with coach Sue Athansopoulos. Submitted Photo

Undefeated season


Cathcart Boulevard School had a perfect season on the basketball court this year, with both the boys and girls teams going undefeated and winning the North End Championship. The boys’ team is, from left, front row: Thomas Grice, Tristan Bhola, Zach Fields, Noah Lukon and Caleb Nelson. Back row: Evander Doxilly, Jason Bacchus, Caleb Mackie,… Read more »

Swimmer siblings share special bond in, out of the pool

Maude Boily-Dufour and brother Samuel have been swimming rivals since they were young - and wouldn't have it any other way.
Troy Shantz

Troy Shantz A brother-sister swimming duo is showing just how strong their gene pool is. Samuel and Maude Boily-Dufour of Sarnia are each making a splash on the competitive swim circuits. Maude, 16, an eleventh-grader at Saint-François-Xavier, won gold, two silver and a bronze at the Ontario Provincial Championships last month, compiling the most points… Read more »

Bluewater Granfondo on the cycling map

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Bluewater International Granfondo has been named one of the top Granfondo cycling events in Canada. In only its second year, Bluewater cracked number 11 on the list generated by the cycling website A granfondo, which loosely translates from Italian as “a big ride,” is mass participation cycling that began in Europe… Read more »

Pickleball club relishing new tennis-like paddle sport

Early pickleball aficionado Ray Griffiths returns a serve during a pickleball game played on the Germain Park tennis courts.
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Troy Shantz A city administrator who was once responsible for Sarnia’s tennis courts has turned his sights on North America’s hottest new sport. “Pickleball has been growing so fast that it’s impossible to keep up with the venues required to facilitate all the players,” said Terry McCallum, a retired director of community services and interim… Read more »

Point Edward Pacers geared up for new lacrosse season


Journal Staff Another season of Point Edward Pacers lacrosse returns on April 28. The Junior B lacrosse club’s regular season kicks off in London against the Blue Devils, followed by the official home opener against the Elora Mohawks on April 29. The Pacers edged the Blue Devils 11-10 in a recent exhibition match. “Should be… Read more »

Open house held for would-be lawn bowlers

Anyone interested in learning about the sport of lawn bowling is invited to a series of open houses at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club. Equipment and instruction will be offered on May 17 and 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A weekend open house is also held… Read more »

Cheerleaders headed to The Summit with good altitude

Seventy-eight young athletes from Bluewater Cheer are headed to a huge international cheerleading meet at Disneyland in Florida.
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Troy Shantz The perfect cheerleading routine is a mix of technique, timing, choreography and showmanship, says Jodie Bore, co-owner of Sarnia’s Bluewater Cheer Athletics. “I tell my kids all the time, don’t be a team that people look and say, ‘it’s time to go to the bathroom.’” That approach seems to be working. In only… Read more »