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Kelly Hodgins - 2nd Junior Girls Sprint Hurdles - Northern

Kelly Hodgins clears a hurdle in the first Lambton Secondary School Athletic Association track meet of the season on April 17. Hodgins finished second in the Junior Girls Sprint Hurdles event, held at St. Patrick’s High School. Photo by Bruce Smith

Really long jump

Cormac Brown - 1st Senior Boys LJ (6.45m)

Cormac Brown of St. Patrick’s High School throws up a spray of sand nailing a Long Jump landing at a Lambton Secondary School Athletic Association track meet on April 17. Brown won the Senior Boys event held at St. Pat’s with a jump of 6.45 metres. The track meet was the first of the new… Read more »

Sprint to the line

Sebastian Smith - 1st 300m Junior Boys (38.6m)

Sebastian Smith of Northern Collegiate flies out of a turn to finish first in the 300 metre Junior Boys race at St. Patrick’s High School on April 17. Five schools participated in the first track and field meet of the Lambton Secondary School Athletic Association season. Photo by Bruce Smith

Annual skate show

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Paige Charbonneau performs a spin during the Moore Skate Club’s 41st annual Ice Show at the Moore Sports Complex on April 12. Photo courtesy, Metcalfe Photography

Under the lights

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Danika Oakley performs during the Moore Skate Club’s 41st annual Ice Show at the Moore Sports Complex on April 12. Photo courtesy, Metcalfe Photography

Gymnasts win four provincial medals

These girls from the Bluewater Gymnastics Club did well at the recent provincial  championships. From left are, Madison Gabel, Rachael Riley, Jaelyn Cole, Amy Bladon, Serena Baker, Lexi McCormack, Shea Skinn-Wai, Hayley Tarboton and Jovie Richardson.
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Amy Bladon of the Bluewater Gymnastics Club is heading to the Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Ottawa in May. The 12-year old captured a silver medal in the Floor Exercise in the National Novice Division at the Ontario Gymnastic Championships in Windsor. She also finished in the top seven on Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Vault… Read more »

Safe contact training

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LSSAA rugby coaches held a safe contact training event designed to teach young high school athletes how to take part in contact sports in a safe manner. Over 400 athletes took part in the two day event April 10-11. Here coach Chris Hart watches as St. Clair Colts and St. Patrick’s Irish battle for the… Read more »

Local soccer prodigy to train in Spain

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Alex Patrinos and his family are preparing for an extraordinary trip. The seven-year-old Bright’s Grove boy will be trained by world-renowned coaches at the FC Barcelona’s Youth Soccer Academy and suit up for Team USA in the U8 division of the Barcelona International Youth Soccer Tournament April 13-21 in Spain. Patrinos was among a handful… Read more »

Local pair share joy of Clarkson Cup win

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Two local women hoisted the Clarkson Cup after the Toronto Furies claimed the championship of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Sarnia’s Carolyne Prevost and Watford’s Meagan Aarts are still excited about their team’s dramatic 1-0 overtime victory against the defending champion Boston Blades in the title game televised nationally on TSN. Prevost, 24, tied for… Read more »

Sting draft Jacob Chychrun first overall

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As expected, the Sarnia Sting selected 16-year-old defenseman Jacob Chychrun first overall in the OHL Priority Selection last weekend. The selection was made by Forest’s Tyler McGregor of Team Canada Paralympic Sledge Hockey Team at a news conference at the RBC Centre. “He’s a modern day prototypical defenseman,” said Sting Head Scout Nick Sinclair. “He… Read more »