Volleyball silver

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The Twin Bridges 15U Thunder Boom attended the Ontario Volleyball Association’s McGregor Cup in Stratford on Feb. 11 and came home from the 12-team divisional tournament with a silver medal. From left are Ally Molson, Teighan Pite, Samantha Bedard, Emma Wells, Julia Donais, Alyssa Gagne, Mia Di Cocco and Megan Prinsen. In front are coaches… Read more »

Home team cleaned up at wrestling championships

Wrestler Nathalie Derechter (in black and purple) of Great Lakes Secondary School tangles with Hannah Wonnacott (in red) of LCCVI in the 51-kg class at the 2017 LKSSA Wrestling Championships on Feb 9.
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Journal Staff The Great Lakes Wolfpack used home-team cleaned up at the 2017 LKSSAA Wrestling Championships. The amalgamated squad from the former SCITS and St. Clair schools dominated the mats, bringing home thegirls team championship (70point) and overall team championship (147 points). They also had one of their own, Hannah VanderSlagt, who placed first in… Read more »

High jumper Derek Drouin plans to enter decathlons this year

Canadian Olympic gold-medalist Derek Drouin talks to the students and staff at St. Joseph's Catholic School on Nov. 14.

Journal Staff Olympic gold medalist Derek Drouin has turned his sights to a new sport. The 26-year-old Corunna native announced recently he will pursue decathlon with hopes of representing Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Drouin, who won gold in high jump at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, is known to have a strong background… Read more »

Tops in the pool

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Three members of the Sarnia Rapids 1 swim had first-place finishes at the ‘12 and Under Celebration’ meet in London recently. From left are Darius Landon, 10, Ali Page, 9, and Lauren Armstrong, 9. Submitted Photo

Armed conflict

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Bennett Vani, #24, of the St. Patrick’s senior boys basketball team, collides with Devin Cardinal of Great Lakes during a LKSSAA league game played Feb 7. Host St. Pat’s defeated Great Lakes 46-38. Bruce Smith, special to The Journal

Board of the local skate parks

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Chris Lelievre, seen here, and buddy Logan Burdett practice their skateboard moves at the Seaway Kiwanis Pavilion in Canatara Park last week. They said they often head to London or Zurich to board because they find the skateboard parks there better maintained. “It’s what I’ve always done,” Lelievre said of the sport. “It’s a passion;… Read more »

Wrestling club comes up big at provincial championships

Representing the Sarnia Bluewater Wrestling Club, St. Patrick's student Nathan Moro claimed gold at the 2017 Ontario Cadet & Juvenile Wrestling Championships in Brampton on Feb 4, 2017.

Journal Staff A Sarnia Wrestler struck gold recently at the 2017 Cadet and Juvenile Provincial Championships. Nathan Moro, representing the Sarnia-Bluewater Wrestling Club, clinched first in the 76kg juvenile category at the Brampton, Ont. meet. “He wrestled really well, made some great throws. He’s right at the top of his game right now,” said Tim… Read more »

Return ticket

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Lauryn Hibma of the Northern Collegiate Vikings senior girls volleyball team fields the ball during an LKSSAA round-robin tournament held Feb. 8. The Vikings fell 0-2 to the Chatham Kent Hawks. Bruce Smith, special to The Journal

Silver and Gold

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The Huron Lakers major atom basketball team has had a busy few weeks, winning the Port Huron Hoops Classic, taking silver at its home Huron Lakers tournament, and claiming gold again at a tournament in Lapeer, Michigan. From left are, back row: Alexis Tsaprailis, Hanna Steeves, Avery Geary, Kasha Cook, Aliyah Shaw and Teighan Stoukas;… Read more »

Basketball dunk star returning for Great Lakes fundraiser

Slam dunk artist Jordan Kilganon goes airborne by leaping over both Sarnia Police Const. Nick McLean and motivational speaker Dan Edwards during a United Way fundraiser at St. Clair Secondary in February of 2016.
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Journal Staff Basketball fans will be looking “way up” when the Sarnia Police Association holds a fundraiser for Great Lakes Secondary School. Jordan “Mission Impossible” Kilganon will guest star at the March 3 event, which is a showdown between the school’s Wolf Pack basketball team and a squad from Sarnia Police. Kilganon is a gravity-defying… Read more »