Sisters qualify

Synchronized swimming sisters Larissa, 11, and Baillie-James Loucks, 13, qualified for the Ontario Winter Games following a strong showing at the Western Region finals Feb. 24-25 in Guelph, Ont. Larissa had a silver and three bronze medals while Baillie-James capture a gold and a fourth place finish. The girls attend Cathcart Boulevard School and swim… Read more »

Great Lakes Wolfpack wrestlers dominate at regional finals

Journal Staff Great Lakes Secondary dominated the Lambton-Kent high school wrestling finals last week, placing wrestlers on the podium in 13 classes at the Feb. 16 meet. The Wolfpack took home the team championship titles in the female and male categories, and Silas Allen (72 kg.) and McKenna Hunt, (57 kg.) earned the men’s and… Read more »

Masters Champs

The team, from left, of Ric Leschyshyn, Geoff Gander, Brian Procunier and skip John Wilson won the Masters Division championship at the 89th Men’s Imperial Bonspiel, played at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. Thebonspiel featured 26 teams from Southwestern Ontario. Submitted Photo

Vikings Rule

The Northern Collegiate senior boys’ basketball team downed Ursuline College of Chatham 66-42 to become this year’s Lambton Kent high school champions. From left are, front row: Daniel Luciani, Jonathan King, Nate Smith, Ethan Jones, Eric Zhou, Tristan Haagsma and Greg Ross; back row: Coach Andrew Westlake, Coach Ryan Hanley, Caleb Schiestel, Jaden Ogorek, Blake… Read more »

St. Patrick’s boys’ hockey team advances

The St. Patrick’s senior boys’ hockey team advanced to the Lambton-Kent high school final after downing Chatham-Kent 5-2 at the Clearwater Arena last week. Cam Pomerleau and Issak Tucker each had a pair of goals and Devin Devoought added another for the Irish. Goalie Bailey Reinders had a strong game in net. The championship game… Read more »

Medals in Markham

Six Sarnia Rapids swim team members earned medals at the MAC Winter Invitational meet in Markham, Ont. recently, including Maude Boily-Dufour. The 17-year-old won gold, two silver and two bronze. Submitted Photo

Northern advances

The Northern Collegiate senior boys basketball team advanced to the LKSSAA finals by downing the Great Lakes Wolfpack on Feb. 14. Here, Northern’s Jaden Ogorek, #10, gets a shot off as Isiah Thomas of Great Lakes goes up the block. The scrappy and hard-fought game ended with Northern up 59-54. Bruce Smith, Special to The… Read more »

Old stomping grounds

Former Sarnian Judy Oryniak returned to the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club with her rink from Ilderton to win the 68th annual BDO Canada Ladies Bonspiel on Feb. 5-6. From left are: Janice Miller, lead, Becky Ostrom, second, Lou-Ann Archer, vice, Oryniak, skip, and Pete Thomas of BDO Canada. Submitted Photo

Marinaro’s Olympic debut makes whole community proud

Troy Shantz When Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers took to the ice at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last week it seemed like half of Sarnia-Lambton was watching. Among those glued to their TV was former skate coach Carol Shrumm, who was overwhelmed to see her student from the Point Edward Figure Skating Club… Read more »

WOSA wonderful

Darius Landon, 11, shows off the hardware he earned at the Western Ontario Region Short Course Swimming Championship in London earlier this month — three silver medals and three ribbons. His Sarnia Rapids 1 teammate, Trevor Marut, 11, won a seventh place ribbon in the 100m backstroke. Submitted Photo