Sting season off to good start

Sarnia Sting centre Drake Rymsha shares in the high-fives following a goal against the Ottawa 67’s at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Sting thumped the visitors 7-2 to improve to 3-1 on the young OHL hockey season. Sarnia’s next home game is Friday, Oct. 6 against the Barrie Colts. Game time… Read more »

Northern runners begin new season on a high note

Runners from Northern Collegiate began a new cross-country season with strong performances at the 21st annual Thrill on the Hill in Windsor last week. The city high school had eight top-10 finishes and two meet champions. Andrew Davies was the winner of the senior boys event, over a 6K course, while Aidan James was the… Read more »

Lions shut out

Emuobo Okparamidevi (11), of the Lambton College Lions, takes the final shot of the game against the Mohawk Mountaineers on Sept. 24 in Sarnia. The Lions were downed 4-0 in the OCAA men’s soccer game. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Sting deal over-ager for draft pick

The Sarnia Sting made their first trade of the season last week, dealing left-winger Troy Lajeunesse to the Sudbury Wolves. In return, the Sting received Sudbury’s fourth-round pick in the 2021 draft. Lajeunesse came to Sarnia as a free agent in 2014. The 20-year-old played in 191 games over three seasons, totalling 44 goals and… Read more »


St. Patrick’s senior boys teammates Grant Dugas (8) and Fraser Wilson (88), celebrate the first touchdown of the season at Norm Perry Park on Sept. 22. The Fighting Irish defeated the Northern Vikings in the season opener, 27-9. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Marinaro wins gold at international figure skating event

Journal Staff Sarnia figure skater Michael Marinaro and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers won gold recently at the U.S. international figure skating classic. The duo won the short program and came second in the free skate at the meet in Salt Lake City, Utah, held Sept. 15 to 17. Their score of 188.76 points was enough to… Read more »

Hoops are back

Another season of high school basketball kicked off last week when Ursuline College of Chatham visited Northern Collegiate for the senior girls’ home opener. Here, Northern’s Laneigh Shirley takes a shot during a 57-31 victory over UCC. Bruce Smith Special to The Journal

Sarnia Braves end season with victory in Michigan

The Sarnia Braves won their third straight Michigan Cup on Sept. 17. Sarnia’s AAA baseball team claimed victory at the St. Clair Shores tournament with 6-5 win over Troy, Michigan. Mike Damchuk was the winning pitcher with Mitch Lumley taking the mound in the 7th for the save. The game was tied at four heading… Read more »

Self-taught Bright’s Grove golfer lands U.S. golf scholarship

Troy Shantz Brett McGugan is teeing off this fall on a $30,000-a-year golf scholarship at Michigan’s Adrian College. Not bad for a 20-year-old from Bright’s Grove who had never taken a golf lesson in his life. McGugan has joined an 11-member golf team at the small liberal arts college about 45 minutes from Toledo, Ohio,… Read more »