Sports

Great season ends

The Sarnia Girls U15 team won a silver medal at the Ontario Soccer Regional Championships in Guelph on Oct. 7-8. The team had an outstanding season, placing second in the Western Region Soccer League, winning a silver medal at the Ontario Cup and reaching the final of the Regional Championship weekend. From left are, back… Read more »

Irish extend winning streak

Breanne Pretty of St. Patrick’s and Meghan Jackson of Northern Collegiate, right, battle for possession during an intense senior girls’ high school basketball game played Oct. 12. The Irish ran up an 18-point lead in the third quarter and the hung on to edge the Vikings 60-56 in the LKSSAA matchup. St. Pat’s sat atop… Read more »

Once excluded from things, young Addie has found her stride

Troy Shantz When Addie L’Heureux crossed the finish line of her first cross country race recently it marked a major milestone for the nine-year-old and her family. Addie has epilepsy. The petite fourth-grader from King George VI public school has suffered as many as 30 seizures a day and was a regular visitor to the… Read more »

Lambton high school tennis results

Following are results from the Lambton-Kent northern division high school tennis playdowns, held Oct. 5 at the Sarnia Riding Club and Sarnia Tennis Club. A total of 72 students from six Lambton secondary schools participated. Boys Singles: 1. Aditya Damani (Northern) 2. Mihnea Balan (Northern) 3. Matt Hayter (LCCVI) 4. Rob Bos (North Lambton) Girls… Read more »

Northern dominant at annual Canatara Meet of Champions

Journal Staff Northern Collegiate’s high school runners took full advantage of home ‘park’ advantage at the Canatara Meet of Champions cross country meet, held Oct. 4. About 350 runners from across Southwestern Ontario took part in the annual event. A pair of Aidans from Northern, Aidan James and Aidan McKenney, placed 1st and 5th respectively… Read more »

New goalie equipment for Point minor hockey

The Point Edward Minor Athletic Association is one of 40 Ontario organizations getting a new set of hockey goalie equipment to helps players age 5-7 try out for the position. The Goalie Assist Program lets minor hockey groups keep the equipment at the end of the year to loan to players in following seasons. The… Read more »

Judo club fairs well at tournament

Sarnia’s Bushido Sing Judo/Jiu Jitsu Club had a strong showing at The Asahi Judo Tournament in Kitchener, Ont. on Sept. 30, bringing home six medals. From left are, front row: Zoe Arvanitis (silver), Bella Scott (bronze); back row: Coach Keven Walsh, Elysia Orrange (gold), Chloe Reid (4th) and Colton Sepeta (gold). Missing are gold winners… Read more »

Tournament victory for Lambton Jr. Sting

The Lambton Jr. Sting “AAA” Major Pee Wee’s won the Battle Royale in Rochester, New York recently, going 6-0 in a tournament featuring teams from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario. From left are, front row: Caiden Smit and Joe Malinowski, second row: Ryan Pageau, Ben Sottosanti, Aaron Shanks, Adam Maitland and Harrison Rops; third… Read more »

Women’s soccer pioneer still playing the game with passion

Troy Shantz The athletic career of most people ends long before they turn 50. Not Jody McGregor. The city woman plays fullback on the Division Two Sarnia City soccer team in the competitive London Area Soccer League. “The passion of my life is soccer,” said McGregor, who hit the half-century mark on July 21. “One… Read more »

Local fighters post 4 wins, 1 draw in London

Journal Staff Five local kickboxers representing Team Supreme and training out of the Bluewater Boxing Club had excellent performances at the Prospect Fighting Championships’ showdown in London on Sept. 23-24. In the main bout, Sean Meade won a come-from-behind unanimous decision over a more experienced striker. Cody Chovancek cruised to a unanimous decision win, heavyweight Marcello… Read more »