Sports

Provincial medalists

The Valhalla Atom girls U-11 team won a silver medal at the OBA Ontario Cup Provincial Championship in London. From left, front row: Aubrey DiBrita, Zoey Ainsworth, Cayleigh Allen, Laura Palumbo and Taeah Tsaprailis; back row: Coach Laura Zottl, Iris Lavallee, Mya Lopez, Lexie Ryan, Sienna Rawana, Grace Hendra, Carly Jewell and MyKenna Spowart, Coach… Read more »

Medal haul

Sarnia’s Bushido Sing judo/Jiu-Jitsu School of Self Defense brought nine medals home from the Tora Annual Shiai meet in Brampton. From left are, Otto Duffield, Bella Scott, Elysia Cornish, Sensei Keven Walsh, Lucas Myers, Colton Sepeta and Denton Chivers. Submitted Photo

Kids learning hockey with scaled-down rinks and equipment

Tara Jeffrey Mike Johnson wasn’t exactly winning over local hockey parents when he pitched some drastic on-ice changes to the game two years ago. “I’d say about 50% of parents thought it was a huge step backwards,” said the outgoing chairperson of the Sarnia Hockey Association. “Another 30% thought it was a great idea, and… Read more »

Record setter

Northern Collegiate’s Avery Smiley sails over a hurdle during the first Lambton Kent high school track meet of the season, the Chatham Kent Relays on April 21. Smiley, last year’s all-Ontario gold medalist in sprint hurdles as a midget, completed the junior sprint hurdles in a meet record time of 15.32 seconds. Bruce Smith, Special… Read more »

Top three finishes

Seven members of the Rapids 1 Swim Team had top three finishes at the SEAL Championships held in Windsor recently. From left are, front row: Ali Page, 9, Darius Landon, 11, and Trevor Marut, 11; back row: Drake Landon, 14, Diane Clarke, 16, Taylor Marut, 14, and coach Sue Athanasopoulos. Missing is Mark deGuzman, 14…. Read more »

Northern runner cracks top 10 at elite invitational meet

Northern Collegiate runner Andrew Davies turned in a strong performance at the 45th annual Nike Rowland Games in Etobicoke, finishing ninth in a field featuring 30 of Ontario’s top high school distance runners. Competitors in the 3,000-metre race at Centennial Stadium on April 28 appeared by invitation only, based on last year’s results from the… Read more »

Perfect Season

The Intermediate girls basketball team from Cathcart Boulevard School went undefeated to win the Sarnia North Championship this year. From left are, front row: Miriam Khan, Akina Nguyen, Kerisha Lambert-Napper and Lauren Whelpley; back row: Coach Margaret Hughes, Bella DiMuzio, Adriana Netskos, Ryann Turner, Keatyn Bathe-Minard, Gemma Hazzard and Coach Kim Montpellier. Missing are Maeve… Read more »

MMA fighter making pro debut in Quebec City this week

Troy Shantz A Sarnia mixed martial arts fighter is turning professional. Sean Meade, 29, has accepted a three-fight contract offer from TKO MMA, a Quebec-based mixed martial arts organization. In his first fight on May 4 Meade will face opponent Danny Millette in Quebec City. “I know we’re both going for kills, and we’re both… Read more »

Bluewater boxer picks up win in first match

Joshua Jablonsky of the Bluewater Boxing Club scored a third-round TKO victory in his amateur boxing debut on April 14. The 16-year-old picked up the win at the St. Catharines Boxing Club’s 23rd annual Ray McGibbon Gloves event. Jablonsky showed grit and tenacity by battling through a bloody nose to beat a determined opponent. The referee called a… Read more »

First at first

Northern Collegiate’s Andrew Davies leads the pack on the first lap of the Open Boys 1500 Metre race at the Chatham Kent Relays on April 20th., the first meet of the Lambton Kent high school track season. Davies maintained his lead to finish first in a time of 4:29.82. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal