Sports

Lions declawed

Brandon Padgett of the Lambton Lions goes up for a dunk against Niagara College in OCAA basketball action Feb. 14 in Sarnia. Lambton, which sits in fourth place in the West Division, let a third-quarter lead slip away and lost to sixth place Niagara 87-80. Bruce Smith, special to The Journal

St. Pat’s downs Northern

The bleachers were full when St. Patrick’s High School hosted Northern Collegiate in senior boys basketball action on Feb. 18. Here, Northern teammates Sebastian Smith, #21, and Nathan Rome, #4, attempt to block a shot by St. Pat’s Mitchell Humby, #23. The Fighting Irish played a strong second half to defeat Northern 61-50. Bruce Smith,… Read more »

Flags get dropped

Despite sporting one of the best records in the second half of the Great Lakes Junior “C” Hockey League, the Mooretown Flags made a quick exit from the league playoffs. The Flags had no answer for the Essex 73’s, losing in four straight games. The 73’s had the best record in the regular season and… Read more »

Kee wins curling title

Sarnia’s Shannon Kee skipped the Fanshawe College Falcons to an 8-6 win over Humber College in the title game at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) women’s college curling championships in Peterborough. Kee was also named the first team all-star skip at the event. With the victory, she and her team qualify for the Canadian… Read more »

Prevost aiming for pro hockey repeat

Barry Wright Carolyne Prevost is hoping the Toronto Furies can catch lightning in a bottle again. Last season, the Sarnia native and her teammates went into the Canadian Women’s Hockey League playoffs the lowest seed of the four contenders, but the chips fell perfectly, resulting in them winning the Clarkson Cup, emblematic of women’s professional… Read more »

City brothers could battle in CIS basketball playoffs

Barry Wright There’s a better than average chance two Sarnia brothers will go head-to-head in the second round of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s basketball playoffs. Fourth year guard Joe Rocca plays for the fourth-ranked McMaster Marauders, while young brother Mike, a sophomore, is a guard with the University of Windsor Lancers. Windsor is… Read more »

Blackhawks golden

The Point Edward novice Blackhawks won gold at a tournament in Elmira, Ont. last month. The team is comprised of head coach Mike Mara, assistant coaches Jay Crawford and Darryl Terpstra, trainer Rob Shortreed and manager Jennifer Crawford. Players from left to right: Front row: J.J. Mailet and Matt Clatworthy. Second row: Tayler Mara, Owen… Read more »

Lakers rise to the top

Alisha Maure of the Sarnia Lakers Grade 9 basketball team drives to the basket while being covered by Julia Buss, of the Grade 9 Sarnia Valhalla team. During a three team round-robin played Feb. 7, the Lakers finished on top at 2-0, Valhalla was 1-1 and London CYO went 0-2. Bruce Smith, Special to The… Read more »

Pool party

Six members of the Sarnia Y Rapids 2 Swim Team won medals at the recent ROW Winter Invitational meet, including, from left, Hayley Robertson, 15, Austin Adams, 14, Bethany Robinson, 16, and Caleb Wiersma, 13. Missing are Danielle Adams, 17, and Shaelynn Plante-Hunter, 16. Submitted Photo

Flags get dropped

Despite sporting one of the best records in the second half of the Great Lakes Junior “C” Hockey League, the Mooretown Flags made a quick exit from the league playoffs. The Flags had no answer for the Essex 73’s, losing in four straight games. The 73’s had the best record in the regular season and… Read more »