10-year-old runner leaves family behind at marathon

Journal Staff A young runner from Sarnia made her mark at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon recently. Despite being just 10-years-old, Mikayla Portiss finished 4th in the under 14 division, completing the five kilometre race in a time of 26:02. Overall, she placed 588th out of 8,000 runners. The Grade 6 student at Holy Trinity… Read more »

Gymnastics club seeking community ideas on expanded programs

The Bluewater Gymnastics Club is launching an online survey to seek community ideas on how to add fitness and other sporting activities at the Sarnia facility. “We’re looking at expanding programming to meet the wants and needs of a broad range of people in our community,” said Rose-Ann Nathan, the new executive director of the… Read more »

Northern runners do well at SWOSSAA

Journal Staff Northern Collegiate’s runners were light on their feet at the SWOSSAA cross country finals, held at Canatara Park Oct. 24. Vikings runner Kaitlyn Handy finished well ahead of the pack in the midget girls 4k, with a time of 17:03 while teammate Aidan James finished first in the junior boys 5k, edging out… Read more »

Sting rookie for play for Canada at the Under-17 Challenge

A Sarnia Sting rookie will represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge next month. Forward Jacob Perreault was named to the 66-player roster last week and will suit up for one of three Canadian teams in the tournament, which runs Nov. 3-10 in St. John and Quispamsis, N.B. Perreault got off to a quick… Read more »

Bluewater boxers win six medals at Toronto tournament

Wade Fleming Special to The Journal Seven members of the Bluewater Boxing Club competed at the annual Ontario Silver Gloves tournament in Toronto recently and brought home six medals, including two gold. Josh Jablonsky, 16, earned a pair of dominant unanimous decisions, running his undefeated record to 6-0 with three knockouts. The gold medal match… Read more »

Sting coaching staff get nod for Team OHL game

The coaching staff of the Sarnia Sting will lead Team OHL in game three of the CIBC Canada Russia Series. Derian Hatcher will serve as head coach and David Legwand and Brad Staubitz assistant coaches when the six-game tournament stops in Sarnia on Nov. 8. Amy Mausser and Spencer Stehouwer will also assume their roles… Read more »

Round Robin

Vraj Shah of Northern Collegiate’s senior boys’ volleyball team returns a serve during a losing set against the LCCVI Lancers. At the LKSSAA round robin hosted by Petrolia last week, Great Lakes went 3-0, LCCVI went 2-1, Northern was 1-2 and St. Patrick’s was winless in three games. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Home sweet home

The Lambton Lions basketball teams made the grand opening of the college’s new $18.2-million Athletics and Fitness Complex a special one on Oct. 18. Both the men and women won their OCAA season openers in a double-header against Conestoga College, with the women taking a 62-52 victory and the men 96-89. Here, the Lambton’s Jason… Read more »

48 world-class players to play Simon Warder tournament

Troy Shantz The Simon Warder Memorial Prostate Cancer Squash Tournament is one of the only squash events in Canada at which spectators can watch the play in a 360-degree glass court, organizers said. “It is a massive project completely done by volunteers,” said Kirsten Kilner-Holmes. The court, which is constructed at Huron Oaks specifically for… Read more »