Local players advance to provincial tennis championship

Journal Staff Three Northern Collegiate players are headed to the all-Ontario high school tennis championships. Jaxon Bore of Northern Collegiate advanced by winning the boys’ singles title at the South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association playdowns, held May 14 at the Sarnia Tennis Club and Sarnia Riding Club. In the open division, Ryan Davies… Read more »

Workshop takes aim at ‘toxic masculinity’ in team sports

Tara Jeffrey Trish Vanoosterom is hoping local sports teams will come on board for a new workshop that promotes healthy masculinity and gender-based safety. Boys from an early age are bombarded with toxic masculinity messaging about how to ‘be a man,’ said the public education coordinator for the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre Sarnia-Lambton. “This program… Read more »

Sports Hall of Fame banquet returns

Journal Staff The Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame’s annual induction dinner is returning this fall after a two-year absence. It was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 by the COVID-19 pandemic after 37 consecutive years. The banquet will be held Oct. 15 at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, said Hall of Fame president Pete Coenjarts…. Read more »

Team Photo: Provincial Bronze

The Mooretown Lady Flags U-11 “C” team won bronze at the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association Provincial Championships held April 8-10 in the GTA. Pictured from left are, back row: Assistant coaches Steve Vandenheuvel, Mike Gardner, head coach Bryan Jeffrey, manager Marilyn Maoirat, and assistant coach Craig Stewart. Middle row: Irelynn Shaw, Hannah Stewart, Harper Vandenheuvel,… Read more »

Walleye fishing challenge back for a second year

Journal Staff The Blue Coast Walleye Challenge is returning to Sarnia-Lambton for a second year, running June 3 to 12 in the St. Clair River and Lake Huron. The second annual event, hosted by the Bluewater Anglers and Angler’s Atlas, uses a mobile app for the fish weigh-in. Participants download the MyCatch app, take a… Read more »

Team Photo: Tournament Champions

The Sarnia Sting U10 A/AA hockey team won the Alliance Championship tournament in Brantford recently. From left are, Back row: Coach Jason Goldhawk, Head Coach Steve Martineau, Coach Lee Worsley, Coach/Trainer Colin Laverty, Team Manager Amanda Laverty; Third row: Colton Martineau, Scotia Carruthers, Harrison Laverty, Kieran Lowenberger, Lincoln Johnson, Merik Goldhawk and Massimo Mancusi; Second… Read more »

New high school athletic track could be ready this spring

Tara Jeffrey The long-delayed athletic track at Great Lakes Secondary School could be ready this spring — if the weather cooperates. “Right now, we’re pushing for an early June completion date,” said Brian McKay, business superintendent for the Lambton Kent District School Board. “So, if any track and field events are in June, the hope… Read more »

Provincial basketball finalists

The U10 Huron Lakers basketball team won silver medals at the 2022 OBA Ontario Cup, falling just a single point short in the final against Kitchener-Waterloo. From left are, front row: Rylee Willemsen, Ariana Avellino, Cecilia Karas, Scotia Carruthers, Layla Moran and Jett Jamieson. Back row: Brent Jamieson, Aubrie Fines, Meghan Roberts, Francesca Mancusi, Izzy… Read more »

Ontario Champions

The Mooretown Jr. Flags U13 Tier 1 team captured the coveted OMHA Championship title earlier this month, with a 3-1 victory over Penetang. Pictured are, Front row: Cole Grant, Josh Carpenter, Liam Lahey, Klarke McLaughlin, Cohen Melville, Tucker Ysebaert, Kale Melville Back row: Adam Teschke (assistant coach), Ian Snedden (head coach), Mike McLaughlin (assistant coach),… Read more »