Sports

Schaefer to compete at Commonwealth Games in Australia

Sarnia’s Emily Schaefer has been chosen by Wrestling Canada to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Brock University student, who will compete in the 57-kg division, was one of six women and six men named to the team. The Northern Collegiate grad is a four-time provincial high school wrestling champion…. Read more »

Regional medalists

Maddisson Hawryluk, 14, left, won silver in the 100m and 200 breastroke, and Kayla Marshall, 14, won silver in the 50m fly at the WOSA SC Regional Championships recently. They were among 14 Sarnia Rapids swimmers that qualified for the meet in London. Submitted Photo

Ontario Championships

The Northern Collegiate senior boys’ basketball team fell 56-48 to the Upper Canada Blues in the consolation championship at the Ontario AAA high school Championship in Windsor on March 7. Here, Northern’s Jaden Ogorek, left, is fouled by a Quinte Saints player during the consolation quarterfinal, which the Vikings won 59-47. Bruce Smith, Special to… Read more »

Swimming sisters do well at Ontario Winter Games

An 11-year-old synchronized swimmer from Sarnia won a bronze medal at the Ontario Winter Games. Larissa Loucks had the third-place finish in duet in her age group and was awarded the gold standard for extension and flexibility. Competing as part of the London Syncho Club team, Larissa placed fifth in figures, fifth in solo and… Read more »

Rayjon rolls out the barrel for would-be pickleballers

Troy Shantz A Sarnia-based charity is looking to harness the city’s fastest growing sport for its next fundraiser. Rayjon is organizing a Pickleball day for April 8 at St. Patrick’s High School, with proceeds supporting its aid projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. “There’s golf tournaments and volleyball tournaments, but nobody’s doing pickleball,” said… Read more »

Up to 1,000 cyclists expected for Bluewater Granfondo

Troy Shantz Organizers of the Bluewater Granfondo have taken steps to ensure success for the third annual ride. “We’re bringing in more beer,” said Ken MacAlpine with a laugh. The event, set for Aug. 5, has quickly become a top draw for cyclists in Ontario and across Canada. Up to 1,000 participants are expected, double… Read more »

Sting’s terrific season continues

The Sarnia Sting set a franchise record for wins on Sunday by mounting a ferocious comeback to down the Owen Sound Attack 5-4 in overtime. Down 3-0 at the end of the second period, Jordan Ernst tied it with 48 seconds to go and Jordan Kyrou potted the winner 17 seconds into overtime to give… Read more »

Shot at a medal

Brett Boersma, of Camlachie, won a bronze medal in shot put at the Ontario University track and field championships on Feb. 23. The Northern Collegiate grad attending the University of Windsor had a throw of 15.72 metres at the meet, which was held in Windsor. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

St. Pat’s wins “AAA” boys hockey championship

The boys team from St. Patrick’s High School won the Lambton-Kent “AAA” hockey championship. The Fighting Irish downed UCC High School of Chatham 4-3 in a thriller of a game played Feb. 28. Lucas Knowles scored the sudden-death overtime winner with assists by Curtis Marks and Cam Pomerleau. Zach Lessard, Kyle Blunt and Devon Devoght,… Read more »

Girls win bronze

The Valhalla U11 girls’ basketball team won bronze at the Blessed Sacrament Yellow Jackets Invitational tournament in in Hamilton recently. From left are, front row: Carly Jewell, Grace Hendra, Aubrey DiBrita, Zoey Ainsworth and Laura Palumbo; back row: Coach Gus Tsaprailis, MyKenna Spowart, Cayleigh Allen, Iris Lavallee, Taeah Tsaprailis, Sienna Rawana, Lexie Ryan, Mya Lopez… Read more »