Sarnia wrestler wins silver at CIS nationals

Barry Wright Emily Schaefer’s university wrestling career is off to a rousing start. The four-time Ontario high school champion at Northern Collegiate, who now wrestles for the Brock University Badgers, won her 51 kg weight class at the recent Ontario University Athletic (OUA) championships in Sudbury to advance to the national (CIS) championships in Edmonton…. Read more »

Oh so close

Joe Jarvis, left, of the St. Patrick’s High School senior boys basketball team, takes a high pass during the SWOSSA Qualifier game hosted by Holy Names of Windsor on March 4. Despite mounting a determined second half comeback St. Pat’s was edged by Holy Names 61-59. Bruce Smith, special to The Journal

Lakers claim more medals

The Huron Lakers Girls novice team won gold at Hamilton’s Blessed Sacrament tournament the weekend of March 1. They have one tournament left, the provincial championships March 27th in Whitby, Ont. From left are, front row, Jamison Turner, Haley VanHooft, Teighan Stoukas, Myah Lauzon, Riley Brush and Lyndi MacDonald; second row, Aliyah Shaw, Layla Lauzon,… Read more »

Huron Lakers atom team wins bronze

The Huron Lakers Major Atom team won bronze medals by beating Brantford in overtime at the London Ramblers basketball tournament last month. From left are, front row, Nicole Luciani, Ryann Turner, Miya Suvajec, Abbey Hall, and Hannah Elliott. Middle row, Fiona Elliott, Ava Phillips, Lauren Harding, Rebecca King, Emily Vanhooft and Olivia Graham Back row:,… Read more »

Sting ownership changes hands

Derian Hatcher and David Legwand are the new owners of the Sarnia Sting after receiving final approval from the Ontario Hockey League’s Board of Governors last week. They take over from Rob and Larry Ciccarelli who, along with the late Shawn Burr, purchased the Newmarket Royals and relocated them to Sarnia in 1994. Hatcher said… Read more »

Rocca vs Rocca

Mike Rocca’s Windsor Lancers prevailed in the latest showdown with older brother Joe Rocca and the McMaster Marauders. Despite a team-high 18 points from the hands of Joe Rocca, his Marauders lost 85-70 to the Lancers in the Ontario Men’s University quarter-finals in Hamilton last week. Mike Rocca was held to three points in 12… Read more »

Prevost’s playoffs over

Sarnia’s Carolyne Prevost and her Toronto Furies have bowed out of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League playoffs. The Furies lost the best-of-three semi-finals to the Boston Blades, ending any hope of repeating as the defending champions. The Blades went on to play the Montreal Stars in the final. Prevost led the Furies with nine goals… Read more »

Ex-Sting players competing at nationals

Barry Wright Several former members of the Sarnia Sting are at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Hockey Championships this weekend. Daniel Broussard and Kyle Neuber of the Guelph Gryphons, Adrian Robertson of the University of New Brunswick, Brett Thompson of Acadia along with Nathan Chiarlitti, Zack MacQueen and Craig Duininck of the host St. Francis… Read more »

Sarnia Braves make pitch for ball players

Barry Wright Joel Ainsworth would like nothing better than to see baseball diamonds in and around Sarnia brimming with kids emulating their favourite Major League baseball players again. The former pitcher turned coach in the Sarnia Braves minor baseball system has fond memories playing ball with his buddies in the 1980’s and 1990’s when the… Read more »

Legionnaires’ loyal fan base largest in league

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal The Sarnia Legionnaires may not have finished first in the standings this year, but they were big winners at the box office. In fact, the local Jr. ‘B’ club led the nine-team Western Ontario Hockey Conference in attendance for the seventh consecutive year, attracting 31,137 fans to its 25… Read more »