Michael Marinaro adds ‘National Champion’ to his resume

Troy Shantz As the music faded and the crowd erupted, Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro suspected he and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers had just became Canadian Champions. “We were pretty confident in our ending position that we’d done enough to pull through,” Marinaro told The Journal. “It wasn’t perfect, but we were pretty confident we did enough to… Read more »

Lambton eSports players tested at U.S. tournament

Two Lambton College eSports players made their competitive debut in the U.S. recently. Brock ‘Quetip’ McCutcheon and Adam ‘Hokage’ Deruyte were among a field of 278 players competing in the Super Smash Brothers Ultimate in Elmhurst, Illinois on Jan. 18-19. Both won their opening match but failed to make it past the next round. McCutcheon… Read more »

Lambton College basketball teams in top 10

The men’s and women’s basketball teams at Lambton College have climbed in the rankings this year. The women Lions are ranked 6th in the province and the men are ranked 9th, according an Ontario College Athletics Association report last week. The squads were ranked 7th, and 10th respectively in the 2017-18 season. Both campus teams… Read more »

Going for two

Deiondre Reid of the Lambton College Lions goes for a layup against the Humber Hawks during a basketball game played at the Sarnia campus on Jan. 13. The Lions lost 100-82 and had a 7-7 record on the OCAA season when they took the court again on Wednesday. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

The puck drops here

Zander Rising gets a word of encouragement from former NHLer Jason Simon at the Sarnia Arena last week. The Aamjiwnaang First Nation members were part of a game of shinny played to launch a countdown to this year’s Little Native League Hockey tournament. Aamjiwnaang is hosting the 48th annual tournament sponsored by Hydro One in… Read more »

City native and Legionnaire signs with Sarnia Sting

The Sarnia Sting have added a little more local talent to its roster. Sarnia native Nolan DeGurse signed a standard player agreement last week and was scheduled to make his debut Jan. 18 when the Sting hosted the Erie Otters. DeGurse has played the past two seasons with the Junior B Sarnia Legionnaires, where he… Read more »

St. Patrick’s wins Lambton-Kent swimming championships

Journal Staff Swimmers from St. Patrick’s High School dominated the pool last week at the Lambton Kent secondary school swimming championships. The Fighting Irish won the overall team title as well as the overall girls and overall boys titles at the Sarnia YMCA pool on Jan. 17. About 90 swimmers from six Lambton-Kent schools participated… Read more »

Northern extends basketball streak

The Northern Collegiate junior boys’ basketball squad extended its win streak to three last week. The division leading Vikings trounced Ursuline College of Chatham 59-25, while St. Patrick’s fell to Chatham-Kent 51-47. The winless Fighting Irish will face Northern following the exam break on Feb. 5.