High school hockey resumes next week

Northern Collegiate’s girls’ hockey team carried a three-game win streak into the new year. The lady Vikings dealt LCCVI its only loss this season in December, downing the Petrolia school 3-0. Northern trailed LCCVI (4-1) by two points for first place, with Great Lakes and St. Patrick’s tied for third in the league with two… Read more »

Rebounds for Rebound basketball triple-header

The Northern Collegiate’s senior boys basketball team was riding a perfect 3-0 season when play resumed this week. The Vikings defeated the St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish 64-45 in its final game of 2018. That game was one of three played at Northern as part of the 14th annual Rebounds for Rebound fundraiser. Northern’s junior squad… Read more »

Top three results

Nineteen members of the Sarnia Y Rapids 1 swim team had top three finishes when the club hosted a St. Clair Erie Aquatic League meet in Sarnia last month. They included, from left, front row: Jacob Rose, 9, Madeline Palleschi, 9, Ava Peachey, 6, Grace Wallace, 9, Kate Bedard, 11, Isaiah Tebbens, 12, Trevor Marut,… Read more »

Even beginner riders can now join the Bluewater Granfondo

Cathy Dobson A strong committee and a phenomenal location have contributed to the rapid rise of the Bluewater International Granfondo into one of the top granfondos in North America. This year, the Bright’s Grove cycling event is expected to grow even more with the addition of a new route for beginners and additional training rides…. Read more »

Minor hockey

Cole Pranger of the Sarnia Junior Sting Minor Peewee team takes a pass from teammate Isaac Truman (#88) and scores against the Cambridge Hawks in a game played Dec. 22 at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. The Junior Sting won 4-0. Victoria Shaw Photo

St. Pat’s leads high school curling league

The St. Patrick’s boys curling team is off to a great start this season. The Fighting Irish defeated St. Francois-Xavier 6–4 shortly before Christmas, extending their undefeated season to three wins over 13 ends. Northern Collegiate was second in the league at the break, with two wins over nine ends. The St. Pat’s girls squad… Read more »

Swimmers win gold

Sixteen-year-old Shona Branton won a pair of gold medals and Jack Girardi, 13, had another for the Sarnia Rapids swim team, which competed at the Border City Invitational meet in Windsor last month. In all, the Sarnia team brought home 10 medals, including three silver and four bronze. Submitted Photo

Lambton Lion reaches basketball milestone

Jason Watts of the Lambton Lions’ basketball team has hit the 500-career point mark. The Detroit native reached the milestone while collecting 25 points last month in Lambton’s win over the University of Toronto-Mississauga 78-65. The 6’6” forward became the 16th player in club history to log 500 career points. In just his second season… Read more »

Registration open for Huron House Boys’ Home run

Registration is now open for the 2019 Run/Walk/Skate/Bike annual fundraiser for Huron House Boys’ Home. The June 16 event, held at Mike Weir Park in Bright’s Grove, offers a variety of distances and disciplines including a ‘Father and Child’ race and a Junior Adrenaline Trail for children aged 4-10. Register by Jan. 31 for early… Read more »

Sarnia teen to play Division 1 hockey at U.S. university

Troy Shantz Aubrey Cole packed her bags and left Sarnia while still in Grade 9, leaving behind family and friends to pursue her dream of becoming an elite hockey player. “My mom cried a lot,” Cole, 17, recalled of that move to Ridley College prep school in St. Catharines in 2014. “Grade nine is a… Read more »