Sports

Winning at regionals

Danielle Adams, 16, left, and Maddisson Hawryluk, 11, members of the Rapids 2 Swim Team, had first place finishes at the recent Western Ontario Swimming Association regional championships. Absent is Shona Branton, 12, who also struck gold. Submitted Photo

Dunn takes over Point Edward Pacers

Barry Wright There’s been a changing of the guard at the Point Edward Pacers of the Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior “B” Lacrosse League. Randy Dunn has been promoted to head coach following several years of coaching in the Sarnia minor system and a successful playing career that featured a Minto Cup Junior “A” national championship… Read more »

Lady Sting win gold

The Sarnia Lady Jr. Sting Novice C girls hockey team went 4-1 to win the Walter Gretzky Girls Hockey tournament in Brantford, Ont. the weekend of March 7-8. The team includes Ella Ferrera, Marin James, Sara McCahill, Shannon James, Rhylyn Hicks, Neely Jewell, Tahlia Kelch, Haley Denney, Mara Draper, Avery Robinson, Aydra Scott, Gracie Harse,… Read more »

Sir John Moore wins championship with dramatic victory

Sir John Moore School’s senior girls basketball team has won its first ever LKESSA division championship. The Corunna team was trailing late in the final against Confederation Central but tied it with a free throw and then pulled out a 19-17 victory with a basket with seven seconds remaining. From left are, back row, Katrina… Read more »

Rocca’s season over

Sarnia’s Mike Rocca and his University of Windsor Lancers lost 82-68 to the host Ryerson Rams in the first round of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s basketball tournament and were eliminated from championship play. Earlier in this month, the St. Christopher grad and his mates upset Ottawa 85-80 to reach the provincial title game… Read more »

Lions named all-stars

Mike Lucier and Brandon Padgett of the Lambton College Lions have been named OCAA West Division men’s basketball all-stars. Lucier, chosen to the first team, was among the league leaders averaging 17.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.  He was also fifth in the league in blocked shots. Padgett, chosen to the second team, was… Read more »

Former Sarnian’s job uncertain

A graduate of the Lambton College Sports and Recreation Administration program has been caught in the crossfire with the Ontario Hockey League’s Belleville Bulls. Matt Munro is the Bulls’ sponsorship account manager. It was announced last week the Belleville franchise has been sold and, pending approval, will move to Hamilton. It’s not known if Bulls… Read more »

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