Sports

St. Clair junior girls basketball tournament

Madi Sawatzky, right, of the Northern Collegiate junior girls basketball team, attempts a shot while being guarded by two Wallaceburg Tartans during the St. Clair Junior Girls Basketball Tournament on Oct. 3-4.   Eight teams participated in the event, played at St. Clair Secondary in Sarnia. Northern went 3-0 in the tournament, defeating Wallaceburg 56-26 in… Read more »

Legionnaires are smokin’ hot

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal The Sarnia Legionnaires are chasing history. Coach Dan Rose’s Western Jr. ‘B’ hockey club is creeping up on the franchise record for fastest start to a season. But the Legion crew, which has won nine in a row since the start of the current campaign, still has a long… Read more »

Sarnian helps lead team to title

A player The Journal introduced you to this summer played an integral part in the Alvinston Indians capturing the St. Thomas and District Men’s Fastball League title. Aaron Stocking stroked a two-run double, walked and scored twice to lead the Indians to an 8-4 win over St. Thomas in the deciding game last week. Alvinston… Read more »

Two Sting players on Team Canada

Barry Wright When Hockey Canada announced its roster last week for the three Canadian teams to compete at the upcoming World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Sarnia-Lambton, it was all but a certainty that Jakob Chychrun’s name would be called during the proceedings at the RBC Centre. After all, the son of the former NHLer… Read more »

Local golfer wins provincial silver

Barry Wright A 38-year drought on the links is over for Lambton College. Eric Pattenaude has won the silver medal in the men’s individual competition at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) golf championship near Peterborough. The second-place finish by the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club member is the first top three finish by a… Read more »

SMAA football action

Dante Muskotwan (#32) of the Firebolts sprints ahead of the pack in SMAA atom football action on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Norm Perry Park. The Sylvan Learning Centre Firebolts downed the Royal Canadian Legion Iron Sides 24-18. Cathie Bell 

Cross-country runners shine in Windsor

Journal Staff The future looks bright for cross-country running at Northern Collegiate. The Vikings captured both the Midget and Junior Girls titles at the recent ‘Thrill on the Hill’ event at the University of Windsor, with no fewer than eight of its athletes cracking the top 10 in their respective divisions. “All our kids are… Read more »

A ‘respectable’ year for angling

Barry Wright The weather made it a challenging summer for local anglers in an otherwise decent year for fishing. “I think the extremely cold winter and the cooler spring changed the cycle,” said Jake Van Rooyen, a director with Bluewater Anglers. “The late summer water temperature is usually between 70 and 74 degrees, (21-24 C)… Read more »

Former “waterboy” living the dream, cracks team lineup

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal As little Sam McCormack skated around the Brock Street Barn waving a Sarnia Legionnaires flag during pre-game festivities, he dreamed of one day suiting up with the local hockey club. The year was 2009 and the 12-year-old Rosedale Public School student was something of a fixture at the rink…. Read more »

Kerry Fraser gets his ‘do’

Kerry Fraser reacts to being ribbed about his famed hairdo while being inducted into the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 27 in Camlachie. Rapping on the lid of the TV hockey analyst and former NHL referee are Steve McEwen and his dad Jack McEwen, a director with the hall. Rachael Waring Photography