Sports

Gymnastics coach named a national director

Dave Brubaker has a new job. The club director and head coach at Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymnastics for the past 29 years has been named national team director for women’s artistic gymnastics with Gymnastics Canada. “It’s an exciting time,” said Brubaker.  “Honestly, I never imagined I’d be in this position.” The deal, effective June 1, is… Read more »

Ontario regional track and field championships underway

The OFSSAA West Regional track and field championships are taking place at Alumni Field in Windsor. On the first day of the meet on Friday, May 29, the Northern Collegiate relay team of Kelly Hodgins, Kristy Hodgins, Lauren Shaw and Kayla Williams took first place in the junior girls 4×100 relay. Seen here is Lauren… Read more »

Lakers sweep medals at Gus Macker

The Huron Lakers sent five teams to the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Port Huron May 24-25 and the Sarnia teams swept the medals, finishing first, second and third. Members of the winning teams are, from left, front row: Ryann Turner, Abbey Hall, Rebecca King; middle row: Mackenzie Robertson, Nicole Luciani, Ainsley Mackenzie, Ella… Read more »

New soccer field onside

A little-used Afton Drive park is about to become an active soccer pitch again. Sarnia’s GallaDev Soccer Academy has received permission to use Woodstone Park for its boys and girls soccer programs. The field will be rolled to level out the grass and existing nets moved from a children’s play area, city hall says. Woodstone… Read more »

Chychrun signs with Sting

The first overall pick in the 2014 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection last month has agreed to terms on a player agreement and education package with the Sarnia Sting. Jakob Chychrun led all GTHL defencemen last season with 16 goals and 43 points in 29 games with the Toronto Jr. Canadians. He also recorded four… Read more »

Local athletes shine at SWOSSA track meet

Sarnia’s Northern Collegiate was nosed out by LaSalle’s Sandwich Secondary School for the overall SWOSSA high school track and field title on May 23. But local athletes broke several Southwestern Ontario records at the meet, held over two days in Chatham and Windsor. Cassidy Crowe of the Vikings set a new mark in the senior… Read more »

Multicultural sports games held

Local students were introduced to a variety of different sports during the Sports Day Multicultural Elementary Games. The May 23 event at the Moore Sports Complex featured cricket, bocce, field hockey, rugby, hip hop dance, soccer, ball hockey, golf, yoga and lacrosse. Tyler McGregor, a 2014 Paralympic sledge hockey bronze medalist gave the keynote address…. Read more »

Ball hockey league to play at Hiawatha

Another warm weather sports option is coming to Sarnia. St. Catharines-based organizers Paul Barbas and Vytaa Daraska will run the Sarnia Outdoor Ball Hockey League this summer at a new outdoor rink at Hiawatha Horse Park. Barbas, who has family ties to Hiawatha owner Jim Henderson, struck a deal to run the league at the… Read more »

Ultimate Frisbee elevates its game

The sport of frisbee has come a long way from the days of people tossing a disc around the park or beach. In Sarnia, the Ultimate Frisbee organization has begun its 14th season with nine, 15-player teams that play each Thursday at 6:30 pm from early May to late August. Regular season games are played… Read more »

Northern hurdler sets new record

– Bruce Smith photo Skyla Minaker of Northern Collegiate clears a hurdle at the Southwestern Ontario high school track and field championship in Chatham on Wednesday. Minaker set a new SWOSSAA record in the midget girls 80m hurdles with a time of 12.12 seconds. She also placed second in the midget girls long-jump, and third… Read more »