Sports

Tournament silver

The Twin Bridges Volleyball 17U girls brought home a silver medal from the first Ontario Volleyball Association Tournament of the season in London. From left are, back row, Head Coach Justin Kuskoff, Assistant Coach Greg Crawford, Teighan Pite, Chantal DeVlugt, Paige Vrolyk, Telessa Salmikivi, Megan Prinsen and Assistant Coach Kelsey Crawford; front row: Julia Vario,… Read more »

Simon Warder squash tournament a success

The 6th annual Simon Warder Memorial Pro Am Squash Tournament raised more than $47,000 this year. The tournament, which took place at Huron Oaks, benefited the Bluewater Health prostate cancer clinic and St. Joseph’s Hospice. Since it began, the event has raised $157,370 in memory of local squash player and referee Simon Warder, who died… Read more »

High school hockey resumes

The St. Patrick’s boys began another season of high school hockey in good fashion. The Irish defeated Northern Collegiate 2-0 on Nov. 22 at Clearwater Arena. Dante Fuoco and Lucas Coates had the goals while netminder Bailey Reindeers delivered the shutout. In its first game of the season, Great Lakes secondary fell 4-3 to North… Read more »

City player doing backflips down under in pro soccer league

Troy Shantz Bright’s Grove’s Kwin Kensley has ventured about as far away from home as you can get to play professional soccer. The St. Christopher’s secondary grad is a member of the Northern Rangers, based in Launceston, Tasmania. It didn’t take him long to make an impact. In his first game, the 24-year-old scored a… Read more »

Snow bowl

The Lambton-Kent senior boys’ high school semi-final was played in true Canadian football fashion when the St Patrick’s Fighting Irish and Chatham Kent Hawks took to a snow-covered field at Norm Perry Park on Nov. 10. The Irish downed the visitors 20-0 to advance to the final. Here, Joey Ferrera of St. Pat’s hangs onto… Read more »

Undefeated season

The St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish are the Lambton-Kent senior girls’ basketball champions. From left are, front row: Kala Wagg, Keirsten Tomkins, Mackenzie Mullen, Breanna Pretty and Ana Stathakis, back row: Coach Brett Braekevelt, Jordan Braekevelt, Katie Vandenberg, Jennah Taylor, Amanda Palocz, Gabby Creivich, Anastasia Prins and Coach Rahat Altaf. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

St. Pat’s headed to OFSAA

The St. Patrick’s senior girls team team is headed to the all-Ontario high school basketball championships. The Fighting Irish AA/AAA squad clinched the Southwestern Ontario title after defeating the Windsor’s Holy Names Knights 56-43 last week. St. Pat’s has not lost a game this season and clinched the LKSSAA title after beating Northern Collegiate 51-42… Read more »

Northern junior team takes regional basketball title

Northern Collegiate’s junior girls basketball team has been crowned the high school champs of Southwestern Ontario. The Viking junior AAA squad defeated the Villanova Wildcats 49-29 last week in LaSalle, Ont. to claim the regional title. Northern was a surprise entry at the SWOSSA finals after upsetting first-place Ursuline College of Chatham 53-41 on Nov…. Read more »

City Hall is killing women’s hockey, player says

Pam Wright Female hockey players are getting short shrift in Sarnia because the ice time the city makes available to women is insufficient and inconvenient, a long-time player says. “I want adult women’s hockey to remain viable here,” said Bernadette Slotwinski, who is deeply concerned the women’s league will continue to decline and die unless… Read more »

Fighting Irish crowned high school champs

The St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish are the Lambton-Kent senior girls’ basketball champions. From left are, front row: Kala Wagg, Keirsten Tomkins, Mackenzie Mullen, Breanna Pretty and Ana Stathakis, back row: Coach Brett Braekevelt, Jordan Braekevelt, Katie Vandenberg, Jennah Taylor, Amanda Palocz, Gabby Creivich, Anastasia Prins and Coach Rahat Altaf. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal… Read more »