Sports

Special Olympians ready to host regional basketball tourney

Tara Jeffrey Some 100 athletes from across the region are expected to showcase their skills at Sarnia’s first-ever Special Olympics basketball tournament this month. “We’ve gone to a couple of tournaments in other communities, and just decided we wanted to hold our own here,” said Tana Manchester, community coordinator of Special Olympics Sarnia, which provides… Read more »

Sting deal forward Adam Ruzicka to Wolves

One of the Sarnia Sting’s top forwards has been dealt to Sudbury. Nineteen-year-old Adam Ruzicka went to the Wolves in exchange for three draft picks, the Sting announced last week. The Slovakia native was a 2016 second round pick and spent two seasons in Sarnia, recording 72 goals and 83 assists. Ruzicka was a fourth-round… Read more »

Instructional tennis program for kids about to launch

Troy Shantz An innovative and affordable program that teaches children the game of tennis is about to start in Sarnia. ‘Tennis for Kids’ is tailored to players aged five to 10 and offers a step-by-step progression to learn the skills and rules. The first of two, five-week sessions starts Jan. 26. “They get immediate success,… Read more »

Perreault wins rookie of the month honours

Sarnia Sting forward Jacob Perreault was named the Ontario Hockey League’s rookie of the month in December. The 16-year-old son of former NHLer Yanic Perreault had nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in 10 games last month. Perreault leads the league in rookie scoring with 35 points over 33 games. He stood third… Read more »

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