Top three finishes

Seven members of the Rapids 1 Swim Team had top three finishes at the SEAL Championships held in Windsor recently. From left are, front row: Ali Page, 9, Darius Landon, 11, and Trevor Marut, 11; back row: Drake Landon, 14, Diane Clarke, 16, Taylor Marut, 14, and coach Sue Athanasopoulos. Missing is Mark deGuzman, 14…. Read more »

Northern runner cracks top 10 at elite invitational meet

Northern Collegiate runner Andrew Davies turned in a strong performance at the 45th annual Nike Rowland Games in Etobicoke, finishing ninth in a field featuring 30 of Ontario’s top high school distance runners. Competitors in the 3,000-metre race at Centennial Stadium on April 28 appeared by invitation only, based on last year’s results from the… Read more »

Perfect Season

The Intermediate girls basketball team from Cathcart Boulevard School went undefeated to win the Sarnia North Championship this year. From left are, front row: Miriam Khan, Akina Nguyen, Kerisha Lambert-Napper and Lauren Whelpley; back row: Coach Margaret Hughes, Bella DiMuzio, Adriana Netskos, Ryann Turner, Keatyn Bathe-Minard, Gemma Hazzard and Coach Kim Montpellier. Missing are Maeve… Read more »

MMA fighter making pro debut in Quebec City this week

Troy Shantz A Sarnia mixed martial arts fighter is turning professional. Sean Meade, 29, has accepted a three-fight contract offer from TKO MMA, a Quebec-based mixed martial arts organization. In his first fight on May 4 Meade will face opponent Danny Millette in Quebec City. “I know we’re both going for kills, and we’re both… Read more »

Bluewater boxer picks up win in first match

Joshua Jablonsky of the Bluewater Boxing Club scored a third-round TKO victory in his amateur boxing debut on April 14. The 16-year-old picked up the win at the St. Catharines Boxing Club’s 23rd annual Ray McGibbon Gloves event. Jablonsky showed grit and tenacity by battling through a bloody nose to beat a determined opponent. The referee called a… Read more »

First at first

Northern Collegiate’s Andrew Davies leads the pack on the first lap of the Open Boys 1500 Metre race at the Chatham Kent Relays on April 20th., the first meet of the Lambton Kent high school track season. Davies maintained his lead to finish first in a time of 4:29.82. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Greenshields leads Canadians in scoring

Sarnia’s Julia Greenshields is the leading scorer on the Canadian women’s rugby team in the HSBC Sevens World Series. Greenshields has a total of 82 points on 14 tries and six conversions and stands ninth overall. She is the only Canadian in the rank of top 20 scorers. Canada won its last match against Japan… Read more »

Top-three finishes

Fourteen swimmers from the Sarnia Rapids 1 team had top-three finishes at a meet in Blenheim on April 8. From left are, front Row: Kate Bedard (10), Lauren Armstrong (10), Darius Landon (11) and Ali Page (9); Second Row: Coach Sue Athanasopoulos, Mark deGuzman (14), Drake Landon (14), Diane Clarke (16) and Ethan McIntosh (13)…. Read more »

City swimmer to represent Canada

Troy Shantz A Sarnia swimmer will represent Canada at the Junior Pan-Pacific Championships in Fiji this summer. Maude Boily-Dufour, 17, earned the spot by finishing second in the 100-metre backstroke and third in the 200-metre backstroke at the National Championships in Montreal this month. Sarnia Rapids swimmer, who begins a full-ride scholarship at San Diego… Read more »

Sarnia retiree makes a point by staying active

Troy Shantz Ross Robertson is an 84-year-old avid golfer who has unexpectedly found an edge at another sport — axe and knife throwing. “The first one I threw stuck in the wall and it was all set,” he said. “I absolutely love it.” Last November, after hanging up the club for the season, he found… Read more »