City boxer faces bigger fighters, wins silver in Sweden

Troy Shantz A Sarnian has earned a silver medal at the world’s largest women’s boxing event. Kaitlyn Clark won two of three bouts at the Golden Girl Tournament held in Boras, Sweden on Feb. 1-2. “It was a great experience and I have some takeaways from it that my coaches and I are going to… Read more »

Priscilla Gagné wins judo bronze in Germany

A visually impaired judoka who grew up in Sarnia won bronze at a European meet on Feb. 8. Representing Canada, Priscilla Gagné finished third in the 57-kilogram category at the German Open, defeating Ukrainian Ludmila Lohatskaya. “Turns out 57 kg is a whole lot harder than I thought it would be!” Gagné said on her… Read more »

Free arena WiFi coming

Arenas in Sarnia will soon have free WiFi. Council has approved a $76,000-contract with Bluewater Regional Networks to provide wireless Internet access to large parts of Progressive Auto Sales Arena, Sarnia Arena, and Clearwater Arena over the next five years. A staff report notes that free, public-access WiFi has become standard in North American arenas and… Read more »

Pool hardware

This trio from the Sarnia Rapids swim team were medal winners at the Laser Blast Invitational meet in Windsor recently. Maddisson Hawryluk, left, won gold in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and silver in the 200m freestyle and 50m breaststroke. Daisy Jenkins won gold in the 50m breaststroke, silver in 100m breaststroke and 200 IM,… Read more »

Elite Sarnia gymnast making the jump to senior ranks

Troy Shantz A Sarnia gymnast is in Calgary this week fighting to retain her position on Team Canada. Rachel Riley is one of 100 Canadian gymnasts competing at the 2020 Elite Canada Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Competition. “I feel pretty confident,” Riley, 15, said during a practice at the Bluewater Gymnastics Club last week. “I had… Read more »

Former Saint shines at famed European tournament

A rugby player from Sarnia was instrumental in Ireland’s first win at a prestigious European tournament. Victoria Dabanovich-OMahony had 22 tackles over 55 minutes in her Six Nations tournament debut, aiding Ireland in an 18-14 win over Scotland on Feb. 2. The former Sarnia Saint, who is studying medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons… Read more »

Sarnia hosting Ontario college basketball championship

The best college basketball in Ontario is coming to Sarnia. Lambton College is preparing to host the 2020 Ontario College Athletics Association basketball championships, which will feature the top eight college teams in the province. The Lambton Lions defeated St. Clair College 88-83 last week to improve to 8-8 on the season. As the host… Read more »

Gold Medal

The Sarnia Vahalla major bantam girls downed the Tri City Thunder 47-28 in the finals on Feb. 2 to complete a four-game sweep and win gold at the London 86ers Tournament in Strathroy. From left are, front row: Lauren Kennedy, Lillian Bernard, Ella Ferrera and Zoie Milner; back row: Coach Fred Sheane, Maddy Langford, Addison… Read more »

Sarnia hosts 91st Imperial Bonspiel

Team Collison of the host Sarnia Golf & Curling Club won the Masters Division title at the 91st Imperial Bonspiel held Jan. 23-25. From left are, Rick Johnson, Ric Leschyshyn, Rick Squires, Grant Collison (Skip) and John Dusseault, from Imperial Oil. The event featured 32 teams from across Ontario. Fred Howe’s Leaside team won the… Read more »