Sports

Sibling swimmers making a splash

Maude Boily-Dufour, 13, left, and her brother Samuel Boily-Dufour, 15, right, of the Sarnia Rapids "Y" Swim Team are competing this week at the Swimming Canada Age Group Nationals in Winnipeg. With them is coach Nick Abrametz, centre.
Barry Wright

A brother-sister duo from Sarnia’s Rapids “Y” Swim Team is competing at the Swimming Canada Age Group Nationals in Winnipeg this week. It’s the third appearance at nationals for 15-year-old Samuel Boily-Dufour and the inaugural appearance for 13-year-old sister Maude. Between them the pair qualified in 11 events. “I hope to make the “A” finals… Read more »

SMAA baseball results

Peewee Division Sarnia Firefighters defeated LEDHER  Environmental by a score of 11-4. Dillon Timperley and Austin Russel shared the pitching duties with Russel striking out 5. Conner Phipps went 2 for 4 with a walk, scoring 3 runs while Kaven Rempel had two hits and a walk. Sam Wilhelm walked 3 times and had a… Read more »

Kerry Fraser to speak at hall induction

Former NHL referee Kerry Fraser will discuss his job and career while being inducted into the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 28. The free event will take place in the Upstairs Hall at Clearwater Arena, beginning at 10 a.m. Fraser, born and raised in Sarnia, joined the NHL ranks full-time in 1980… Read more »

Mooretown Mayhem win tournament

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The Mooretown Mayhem won a tournament in Alliston, Ont on the weekend of July 11-13 at the Nottawasaga Resort. The boys went undefeated in the Novice/Minor Atom division and took the championship with a 3-1 win over a team from Toronto. From left to right are, goalie Jackson Sterling, Caleb Mesko; kneeling, Keegan Hornbostle, Chase… Read more »

City players dominate tennis tournament

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Sarnia athletes shone at the third stop of the Little Caesars Junior Tennis Tour, winning three of five division titles. Elise McInnis claimed the Girls 18-and-under title by defeating Ava Skuse of London 8-6. Andrew Davies took the Boys 18-and-under honours by knocking off Josh Ashby of Chatham 8-7. And Ryan Davies won the 10-and-under… Read more »

Cracking the lid on pickleball

Ray Griffiths returns a serve during a pickleball game at the Germain Park tennis court.
Barry Wright

On an unusually cool evening in early July, nine people gather at the Germain Park tennis courts to play one of the fastest growing sports in North America. Pickleball was invented fifty years ago near Seattle, Washington, but only in the past few years has the sport taken off, especially with the 50 plus crowd…. Read more »

Gridiron star headed to Western

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While many people try to sheds some weight for the summer Mason Kett is doing the exact opposite. The 18-year-old Northern Collegiate grad hopes to add 20 pounds before joining the Western University football program in London this fall. Kett, currently 6 foot 2 and 220 pounds, says the additional weight could help him switch… Read more »

German fans celebrate

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German soccer fans rejoiced when their team downed Argentina to win the World Cup on July 13. Sarnia’s Wilma Mehl, right, who emigrated from Germany three years ago, said she was amazed by the interest hockey-mad Canadians showed in soccer throughout the tournament, especially without a Canadian team to cheer for in Brazil. Here, Mehl… Read more »

Mooretown Mayhem win tournament

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The Mooretown Mayhem won the Major Novice-Minor Atom division of The Weekend Hockey Tournament on July 12-13 by going undefeated at The Nottawasaga Resort in Alliston, Ont. Coaches: left to right, Brent McManus, Case Schouten, Jason Priddle. Back row: Keegan Hornbostel, Casey Schouten, Charlie Brander, Luke Doan, Jaxon Priddle, James Snedden & Jeremiah Nappi. Front… Read more »

Jillian Drouin aims to be brother’s teammate

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Jillian Drouin would like nothing more than to join her kid brother Derek on the Canadian Pan-American Games team in Toronto next year, and ultimately our 2016 Olympic team in Brazil. Injuries Jillian sustained killed that dream prior to the 2012 London Games, when brother Derek won Olympic bronze in high jump. The siblings from… Read more »