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.
Submitted Photo

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 »

Sting train eye on the future at OHL priority draft

Presented by_Layout 1

Journal Staff The Sarnia Sting drafted 16 players in the Ontario Hockey League priority selection, including centre Jamieson Rees in the first round with the #9 overall pick. Rees had 24 goals and 40 points in 32 games with the Mississauga Reps this year, and Sting general manager Nick Sinclair said he was thrilled to… Read more »

Speedy trio in the pool

Regional Website copy_1

This trio from the Sarnia Rapids swim team won medals at the WOSA Western Regional championships in London recently. From left, Caleb Wiersma, 15, took silver in the 50m breastroke, Kayla Marshall, 13, won silver in the 200m backstroke and bronze in the 100m butterfly, and Austin Adams, 16, won bronze in the 800m freestyle…. Read more »

Pickleball tournament in support Rayjon development projects

Journal Staff A local non-profit is joining the pickleball craze and giving players of all skill levels an opportunity to compete for a good cause. On May 7, Rayjon will host its first ever pickleball tournament at St. Patrick’s High School. For those new to the sport, a one-hour training session will kick off the… Read more »

Brock Street Barn also in line for a new roof

Sarnia Arena

Journal Staff More improvements are on the way for the ‘Brock Street Barn.’ The Sarnia Arena is getting a new roof in addition to the more than $1.5 million in renovations and upgrades announced earlier this year. Accent Roofing and Siding will replace the flat roof, which is past its life cycle, at a cost… Read more »

Point Edward club skaters medalled at provincials

Asia Dang-Hill,13, left, and Peyton Bishop, 12, of the Point Edward Skating Club, each brought home medals from the recent Skate Ontario Provincial Championships in Port Colborne, Ont.
Troy Shantz

Troy Shantz Point Edward figure skater Asia Dang-Hill has been skating since she was three, but her coach believes her time in the ballet studio was a major factor in her gold medal performance at the Provincial Championships. “Her biggest asset that kind of pole-vaulted her to this point is that she’s danced. She’s done… Read more »

Lakers take OBA bronze


The Huron Lakers novice boys’ basketball team won Division 10 bronze at the Ontario Basketball Association Provincial Championships in London on April 2, becoming the first Lakers boys’ team to win an OBA medal. From left are, front row: Noah Beaubien, Matteo Shaw, Evan MacSweeney and Nolan Wu; middle row: Devin Breault, Trevor Houtby, Mason… Read more »

Sarnia FC boosting development with Vancouver Whitecaps

Representing of the Vancouver Whitecaps, from left, academy director Marianos Papageorgopoulos and director of soccer development Dan Lenarduzzi, hold up banners with Sarnia FC club president Tom Lacroix and head coach Paul Burke.
Troy Shantz

Troy Shantz A new collaboration between Sarnia FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer could have local soccer fans screaming, “GOOOOOOOOOOAL!” The partnership will soon allow Sarnia FC players and coaches to access Whitecaps’ coaching and development through a virtual academy centre in Sarnia. “This is a sea-change for soccer in Sarnia. It… Read more »

Northern Collegiate wins indoor track and field meet

Northern Collegiate’s Nathen Chapple sets the pace for the boys 1600 relay medley at the York University high school indoor meet. Both Northern teams had strong races in the event, finishing first and second with times of 3.56 and
4.01 minutes.
Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Journal Staff Northern Collegiate went the distance winning the overall team title at the annual York University Indoor High School track and field meet. Vikings won the midget and senior divisions and placed third in junior to claim the overall team title on April 1. Several multi-event winners aided the school’s victory. Blake Freer won… Read more »

Perfect 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 girls’ team is, from left: Gemma Hazzard, Adriana Netskos, Ryann Turner, Fiona Elliot, Hannah Elliot and Kerisha Lambert-Napper. Missing are Cassidy Van Praet, Tasia McNaught and… Read more »