Sports

Bodybuilders heading to the worlds

Barry Wright Sarnia bodybuilder Maria Mikola is a five-time Canadian champ who has competed at the world championships. Now she wants to pad her credentials on home soil at the International Body Building Federation (IBBF) World Fitness Championships in Laval, Quebec later this month. “It’s the first time the worlds have ever been held in… Read more »

Northern senior boys win homecoming game

Jordan Walsh of the Northern Viking senior football team leaps over a defensive player from Chatham Lancers to score a touchdown during the city school’s homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 26. Northern was victorious 38-10. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Young soccer players to train in England

Barry Wright While some of their friends wing their way to warmer climates next March Break, three young players from Sarnia’s GallaDev’s United Soccer Club will take a different approach. RJ Solomone, Matthew Gouveia and Jacob Drapotoy, all 11 and in Grade 6, have been invited to attend the Sheffield Wednesday Youth Soccer Academy in… Read more »

Looking up: Sarnia Sting eager to rebound from dismal season

Barry Wright Head Coach Trevor Letowski says the goal of the Sarnia Sting is pretty simple this year. “Win hockey games,” he told The Journal. After struggling to just 17 victories and finishing last overall in the Ontario Hockey League last season, Letowski says he and his coaching staff are doing more teaching and requiring… Read more »

Junior Girls Invitational

Abby Whiteye (15) of Northern Collegiate drives to the basket during the Northern Junior Girls Invitational Basketball Tournament on Sept. 13 at Lambton College. The Sarnia host team won gold, defeating St. Thomas in the final 54-41. Bruce Smith Photo

SMAA football results

Minor football continued at Norm Perry Park on Sept. 13. In Atom action, the Sarnia Firefighter’s Association Razor Claws downed the Sylvan Learning Centre Firebolts 30-0, and the Steeves and Rozema Shock Wave defeated the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 Iron Hides. 24-0. In Bantam, the Sarnia Police Association Tiger Sharks beat the Optimist Club… Read more »

High school senior football

Jordan Walsh (3) of Northern Collegiate narrowly escapes the grasp of Matthew Simic (66) of St Patrick’s High School in senior boys high school football action at Norm Perry Park on Sept 12. Northern defeated St. Pat’s 49-10. Bruce Smith Photo

Volleyball tryouts

Twin Bridges Volleyball is holding tryouts for travel teams on 28. Following a successful season with girls last year the non-profit club is looking to expand into boys teams. Girls U14 to U18 teams are expected, with boys’ teams in the 15-to-17-age range possible The season runs from October to early April, and unlike hockey,… Read more »

Selina Nickason paved the way for U.S. scholarships

Barry Wright Next month Sarnia’s Selina Mirjavadi (nee Nickason) will take her place in the Central Michigan University Athletics Hall of Fame. The former Bluewater Gymnastics star will be inducted at a ceremony at the Mount Pleasant, Michigan campus on Oct. 17, and then introduced at halftime of CMU’s college football game the next afternoon. “It is quite an… Read more »

Golfers snag titles on Tyson Tour

Barry Wright Two area golfers are the proud owners of tour championships on the London-based Tyson Junior Golf Tour. Graeme Brunet of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club captured the Junior title for golfers aged 17 and 18, and Mitch O’Bradovic of the St. Clair Parkway course claimed the Bantam crown for golfers ages 10 to 13. Brunet,… Read more »