Sports

Round Robin

Vraj Shah of Northern Collegiate’s senior boys’ volleyball team returns a serve during a losing set against the LCCVI Lancers. At the LKSSAA round robin hosted by Petrolia last week, Great Lakes went 3-0, LCCVI went 2-1, Northern was 1-2 and St. Patrick’s was winless in three games. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Home sweet home

The Lambton Lions basketball teams made the grand opening of the college’s new $18.2-million Athletics and Fitness Complex a special one on Oct. 18. Both the men and women won their OCAA season openers in a double-header against Conestoga College, with the women taking a 62-52 victory and the men 96-89. Here, the Lambton’s Jason… Read more »

48 world-class players to play Simon Warder tournament

Troy Shantz The Simon Warder Memorial Prostate Cancer Squash Tournament is one of the only squash events in Canada at which spectators can watch the play in a 360-degree glass court, organizers said. “It is a massive project completely done by volunteers,” said Kirsten Kilner-Holmes. The court, which is constructed at Huron Oaks specifically for… Read more »

At the buzzer

Cassidy Hirtle of the Northern Collegiate senior girls basketball team attempts a three point shot with less than a second to go on the clock in a game played Oct. 11 again Ursuline College of Chatham. The Viking, wearing pink jerseys in support of breast cancer research, thumped Chatham 49-30 to improve to 3-1 on… Read more »

Gordon places third at tennis tournament

A young tennis star from Sarnia continues to conquer the court south of the border. Nine-year-old Abigail Gordon placed third at the Little Mo Nationals held in Austin, Texas Sept. from 28 to Oct. 1. She finished the tournament with a 3-1 record. Gordon currently lives and trains in Boca Raton, Florida.  

Marinaro and Moore-Towers win silver medal in Finland

Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers will arrive on a high note at the Skate Canada Internationals in Laval, Quebec on Oct. 26. The pairs figure skating team has won two straight silver medals on the international circuit, including a come-from-behind second place showing at the Finlandia Trophy on Oct. 5-7. They stood in… Read more »

9 rookies join optimistic Lambton Lions basketball team

Troy Shantz Recruiting players for this year’s edition of the Lambton Lions men’s basketball team took the coaching staff across southern Ontario and parts of Michigan. “We go to a lot of high school games,” said head coach James Grant, who manages most of the scouting with assistant Matthew Rose. “We get out there and… Read more »

Pickleball champs

Seven members of Sarnia Bluewater Pickleball brought home a total of 10 medals from the Ontario Provincial Pickleball Championships held in Kitchener-Waterloo recently. From left are, John Boomsma, Dan Thorner, Leanne Havers, Steve Armstrong, Karen Armstrong, Wayne Spitzig and Dan Varsava. Submitted Photo

Sarnia to play host to Russian series next month

Sarnia is one of six Canadian cities chosen to host the 2018 Canada Russia Series. The series features regional league teams of Canadian National Junior Team candidates competing against the Russian National Junior Team. When the series shifts to Ontario it will be the OHL’s Sarnia Sting hosting Game 3 at the Progressive Auto Sales… Read more »

Perfect tournament

The Sarnia Spirit U11 Select Team won the gold medal at the Rush Kickoff Classic 2018 in Northville, Michigan, going undefeated while scoring 10 goals and giving up zero. From left are, front row: Abby Tomback, Ashley Hall, Shannon James, Nevaeh Davidson and Taeah Tsapraillis; middle row: Jenna Daye and Sophia Sandrin; back row: Colette… Read more »