Sports

Bonspiel Winners

This team from the host Sarnia Golf and Curling Club won this year’s Tier 55 Bonspiel. From left are, Charlie Hucker, Joe DiBattista, Brian Procunier and John DiMaria. Twenty-four of the 32 participating teams travelled to Sarnia from across Ontario and Michigan. Submitted Photo

Twin victories

The Sarnia Spirit U15 team downed teams from Waterloo and London to win a pair of indoor soccer tournaments in London in two different age divisions recently, U15 and U16. From left are, back row: head coach Kevin Simmonds, manager Susie Sioutis, Maddi Tuer, Abby Balan, Ali McLellan, Emma Metcalf, Olivia Knight-Martineau, Jillian Vickery, Hannah… Read more »

Tops in the pool

Eleven members of the Sarnia Y Rapids 1 team had one or more first place finishes at the fourth St. Clair-Erie swim meet of the season in Chatham. They are, from left, front row: Grace Wallace, 9, Jacobie Jamieson, 7, and Ali Page, 9; middle rows: Gabrion Tulang, 13, Lauren Armstrong, 11, Kate Bedard, 11,… Read more »

Michael Marinaro adds ‘National Champion’ to his resume

Troy Shantz As the music faded and the crowd erupted, Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro suspected he and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers had just became Canadian Champions. “We were pretty confident in our ending position that we’d done enough to pull through,” Marinaro told The Journal. “It wasn’t perfect, but we were pretty confident we did enough to… Read more »

Lambton eSports players tested at U.S. tournament

Two Lambton College eSports players made their competitive debut in the U.S. recently. Brock ‘Quetip’ McCutcheon and Adam ‘Hokage’ Deruyte were among a field of 278 players competing in the Super Smash Brothers Ultimate in Elmhurst, Illinois on Jan. 18-19. Both won their opening match but failed to make it past the next round. McCutcheon… Read more »

Lambton College basketball teams in top 10

The men’s and women’s basketball teams at Lambton College have climbed in the rankings this year. The women Lions are ranked 6th in the province and the men are ranked 9th, according an Ontario College Athletics Association report last week. The squads were ranked 7th, and 10th respectively in the 2017-18 season. Both campus teams… Read more »

Going for two

Deiondre Reid of the Lambton College Lions goes for a layup against the Humber Hawks during a basketball game played at the Sarnia campus on Jan. 13. The Lions lost 100-82 and had a 7-7 record on the OCAA season when they took the court again on Wednesday. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

The puck drops here

Zander Rising gets a word of encouragement from former NHLer Jason Simon at the Sarnia Arena last week. The Aamjiwnaang First Nation members were part of a game of shinny played to launch a countdown to this year’s Little Native League Hockey tournament. Aamjiwnaang is hosting the 48th annual tournament sponsored by Hydro One in… Read more »

City native and Legionnaire signs with Sarnia Sting

The Sarnia Sting have added a little more local talent to its roster. Sarnia native Nolan DeGurse signed a standard player agreement last week and was scheduled to make his debut Jan. 18 when the Sting hosted the Erie Otters. DeGurse has played the past two seasons with the Junior B Sarnia Legionnaires, where he… Read more »