Prep school basketball program pays off for Sarnia teen

Troy Shantz A former St. Patrick’s High School student has accepted a basketball scholarship to play for Western University in London. But the adjustment won’t be a big one for Laurin Moro. The 17-year-old has lived in London since 2016 when she joined the fledgling Southwest Academy basketball program at Regina Mundi Catholic High School…. Read more »

Bronze medal

The Huron Lakers atom girls brought home a bronze medal from the 27th annual Barry Hall Basketball Tournament in London, their second straight tournament medal. From left are, front row: Ella Bowen, Zoey Ainsworth, Claire McGregor, Allie Geary, Taryn Stoukas and Ioanna Tsaprailis; back row: Jody McGregor (Coach), Erika VanReenen, Brooke Ridealgh, Sienna Rawana, Kevin… Read more »

Big Dig

Ashlee Blackburn of St. Patrick’s digs deep to return a serve during the junior girls’ AAA Southwestern Ontario high school volleyball championships. Despite a game effort the Fighting Irish fell in straight games 0-3 to Sandwich Secondary of LaSalle. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Lambton Lions come up short in basketball playoffs

Journal staff The season has ended for the Lambton Lions’ men’s basketball team. The college varsity squad fell 96-81 to Niagara College in the opening game of the playoffs last week. Despite the loss, coach James Grant said the team exceeded expectations. “We know we were up against a very good squad… and the players… Read more »

Masters champs

This Sarnia team comprised of, from left, Don Smith, Ray Klages, Alan Blahey (from Imperial Oil), Larry McLaren (Skip) and Jim Scales won the masters’ championship at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club’s 90th Men’s Imperial Bonspiel. Thirty-two teams from Ontario, Michigan and Illinois competed in two categories, open and masters for players 60-plus. Submitted… Read more »

Sarnia’s Christine Fleischer named to all-star team

Christine Fleischer of the Lambton Lions was honoured at the OCAA women’s basketball awards last week when she was named to the West Division Second-Team All-Stars. The 6-foot power forward from Sarnia averaged 11.6 points per game this season to help the Lady Lions to a record of 12-8. ICET student is a Northern Collegiate… Read more »

Lambton College says let’s play baseball

Troy Shantz Lambton College is planning to field its first men’s varsity baseball team. The team will be led by Sarnia Braves coach James Grant and former pro Justin Randall and compete in the Ontario College Athletics Association (OCAA). It will work closely with the Braves organization to recruit local talent, and is working with… Read more »

‘Mr. Basketball’

Jaden Orgorek (#10) scores two of his 23 points in leading Sarnia’s Northern Collegiate to its fourth straight Lambton-Kent high school basketball championship with a 68-50 win over Chatham’s Ursuline College on Feb. 16. Ogorek was awarded the Thrasher Trophy as the championship final’s most valuable player, as well as the Barry Howson “Mr. Basketball”… Read more »

Nine St. Pat’s wrestlers advance

Journal Staff St. Patrick’s wrestlers lived up to their Fightin’ Irish reputation again at the Southwestern Ontario high school finals. St. Pat’s scored 16 podium finishes and four gold at the event held at Lambton College on Feb. 21. The school is sending nine athletes to the Ontario finals. Six from Great Lakes and four… Read more »