Sports

High school football takes a hit, juniors scrubbed

Football fans will see a lot less of the high school variety this fall. All junior high school football teams in the Lambton-Kent district have disbanded, and two of the senior squads won’t be competing. Northern Collegiate dropped its junior team, as has Chatham-Kent, which left only St. Patrick’s and Ursuline College. Because three teams… Read more »

Bantam Braves best take title

After dropping just two games all season and owning the best record in the London and District Baseball Association, the Sarnia Braves bantam baseball team won the league playoffs on Aug. 19. The Braves lost their opening game to St. Thomas, but won two straight to meet again in the semifinals. Yanic Babcock’s complete game… Read more »

Perfect tournament

The Sarnia Spirit U11 Select Team won the gold medal at the Rush Kickoff Classic 2018 in Northville, Michigan, going undefeated while scoring 10 goals and giving up zero. From left are, front row: Abby Tomback, Ashley Hall, Shannon James, Nevaeh Davidson and Taeah Tsapraillis; middle row: Jenna Daye and Sophia Sandrin; back row: Colette… Read more »

Lambton Lion to play pro basketball in Europe

A Lambton College point guard is headed to Europe. Branden Padgett recently inked a professional contract with BC Urartu in the Armenian Championship League. Padgett played four seasons with the Lambton Lions and became the college’s all-time leading scorer. Last season he suited up for 20 matches and averaged 23.6 points per game.    

Registration for Wolfpack basketball camp

Great Lakes Secondary is offering a youth development basketball camp for boys and girls in Grades 2 to 6. Teams will have a 20-minute practice followed by a 40-minute game each Wednesday, except Halloween, from Sept. 19 to Nov. 14. Any parents interested in coaching are welcome. Cost of the league is $40, cash only,… Read more »

Development program participants

In preparation for the upcoming school/club basketball seasons, twelve athletes from Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent participated in the Ontario Basketball Association’s Ontario Summer Development Program, which culminated at the Ontario Summer Games where the girls represented the St. Clair Region in the Under-14 Tournament held at Fanshawe College in London. Back row from left: Sara Turner,… Read more »

Sarnia golfer reclaims club championship crown

Steve Brown had the lowest two-round score on Aug. 25 and 26 to win his second Sarnia Golf and Curling Club Men’s Club Championship. Brown, the 2015 champion, shot rounds of 70-67 and beat former champion Graham Hill in a one-hole playoff to take home the top overall spot. The course hosted 127 men vying… Read more »

Golfer qualifies for top amateur tournament

Sarnia Golf and Curling Club member Eric Pattenaude has qualified for the 38th U.S. Mid-Amateur tournament. Pattenaude punched his ticket after shooting 68 at an Aug. 13 qualifying tournament at Grosse Ile Country Club in Michigan. He’ll face off against 264 of the top amateurs over the age of 25 during the Sept. 22 to… Read more »