Sports

Shot at a medal

Brett Boersma, of Camlachie, won a bronze medal in shot put at the Ontario University track and field championships on Feb. 23. The Northern Collegiate grad attending the University of Windsor had a throw of 15.72 metres at the meet, which was held in Windsor. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

St. Pat’s wins “AAA” boys hockey championship

The boys team from St. Patrick’s High School won the Lambton-Kent “AAA” hockey championship. The Fighting Irish downed UCC High School of Chatham 4-3 in a thriller of a game played Feb. 28. Lucas Knowles scored the sudden-death overtime winner with assists by Curtis Marks and Cam Pomerleau. Zach Lessard, Kyle Blunt and Devon Devoght,… Read more »

Girls win bronze

The Valhalla U11 girls’ basketball team won bronze at the Blessed Sacrament Yellow Jackets Invitational tournament in in Hamilton recently. From left are, front row: Carly Jewell, Grace Hendra, Aubrey DiBrita, Zoey Ainsworth and Laura Palumbo; back row: Coach Gus Tsaprailis, MyKenna Spowart, Cayleigh Allen, Iris Lavallee, Taeah Tsaprailis, Sienna Rawana, Lexie Ryan, Mya Lopez… Read more »

Sisters qualify

Synchronized swimming sisters Larissa, 11, and Baillie-James Loucks, 13, qualified for the Ontario Winter Games following a strong showing at the Western Region finals Feb. 24-25 in Guelph, Ont. Larissa had a silver and three bronze medals while Baillie-James capture a gold and a fourth place finish. The girls attend Cathcart Boulevard School and swim… Read more »

Great Lakes Wolfpack wrestlers dominate at regional finals

Journal Staff Great Lakes Secondary dominated the Lambton-Kent high school wrestling finals last week, placing wrestlers on the podium in 13 classes at the Feb. 16 meet. The Wolfpack took home the team championship titles in the female and male categories, and Silas Allen (72 kg.) and McKenna Hunt, (57 kg.) earned the men’s and… Read more »

Masters Champs

The team, from left, of Ric Leschyshyn, Geoff Gander, Brian Procunier and skip John Wilson won the Masters Division championship at the 89th Men’s Imperial Bonspiel, played at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. Thebonspiel featured 26 teams from Southwestern Ontario. Submitted Photo

Vikings Rule

The Northern Collegiate senior boys’ basketball team downed Ursuline College of Chatham 66-42 to become this year’s Lambton Kent high school champions. From left are, front row: Daniel Luciani, Jonathan King, Nate Smith, Ethan Jones, Eric Zhou, Tristan Haagsma and Greg Ross; back row: Coach Andrew Westlake, Coach Ryan Hanley, Caleb Schiestel, Jaden Ogorek, Blake… Read more »

St. Patrick’s boys’ hockey team advances

The St. Patrick’s senior boys’ hockey team advanced to the Lambton-Kent high school final after downing Chatham-Kent 5-2 at the Clearwater Arena last week. Cam Pomerleau and Issak Tucker each had a pair of goals and Devin Devoought added another for the Irish. Goalie Bailey Reinders had a strong game in net. The championship game… Read more »

Medals in Markham

Six Sarnia Rapids swim team members earned medals at the MAC Winter Invitational meet in Markham, Ont. recently, including Maude Boily-Dufour. The 17-year-old won gold, two silver and two bronze. Submitted Photo

Northern advances

The Northern Collegiate senior boys basketball team advanced to the LKSSAA finals by downing the Great Lakes Wolfpack on Feb. 14. Here, Northern’s Jaden Ogorek, #10, gets a shot off as Isiah Thomas of Great Lakes goes up the block. The scrappy and hard-fought game ended with Northern up 59-54. Bruce Smith, Special to The… Read more »