Sports

Safer ice-making unit part of proposed arena makeover

Tara Jeffrey St. Clair Township officials are hoping the Moore Sports Complex’s ageing refrigeration system will help make the case for a multi-million dollar arena makeover. “We think we have a good case because of our existing freezing plant and refrigeration system,” township CAO John Rodey said of the 50-year-old Moore Sports Complex. The arena… Read more »

NHL scouts watching Sting’s Jacob Perrault

NHL scouts have tagged a forward with the Sarnia Sting as a hot prospect. Jacob Perrault is one of 41 OHL players named to the October “players to watch” roster in anticipation of next year’s draft. The Illinois natives had 55 points in 63 games last season and is one of just eight OHLers given… Read more »

Armed intervention

St. Patrick’s senior girls’ basketball teammates Jayden Larocque and Layla Mackenzie scramble to reach a stray ball ahead of a Wallaceburg Tartans player during a home game on Oct. 8. The Tartans won 34-30, however, extending St. Pat’s losing streak to three games. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Coun. White back in ring for homegrown wrestling show

Troy Shantz Sarnia city councillor Brian White will return to the ring for an open challenge match when professional wrestling returns to Sarnia on Oct. 24. Inception will feature at least seven bouts, including indie wrestling superstar Cody Deaner battling Chem Valley wrestling champ Aiden Prince at the River City Vineyard. The show will be… Read more »

High school soccer results

Northern Collegiate’s junior boys AAA soccer team has been finding the net this year. The Vikings defeated St. Patrick’s High School 3-1 on Oct. 10 at Norm Perry Park, upping it record to three wins and a tie on the season. The Vikings were tops among Sarnia teams right now and were sitting one point… Read more »

Coming through

Northern Collegiate’s Cassidy Hirtle drives to the net between St. Patrick’s defenders Ainsley Mackenzie, left, and Ryann Turner during a senior girls’ high school basketball game last week. Northern won the tilt 50-29 to remain undefeated on the LKSSAA season. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Lawn bowling champs

The team of Ralph Archer, left, Debbie Archer, centre, and Jim Foley won the 38th annual Smith Funeral Home Lawn bowling tournament recently. The event took place at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club in Germain Park. Submitted Photo

Northern leading the pack in high school baseball

Northern Collegiate’s senior boys’ baseball team has found its swing. The Vikings crushed St. Patrick’s 12-1 on Sept. 25 after defeating LCCVI 8-2 two days earlier to move into first place in its division. Defending LKSSAA champs Great Lakes has had a disappointing start to the year. The Wolfpack sits in last after dropping the… Read more »

Top finishers at Windsor’s “Thrill on the Hill”

Journal staff High school cross-country runners from Sarnia did well at the annual Jerry Slavik Memorial ‘Thrill on the Hill’ in Windsor last week. Northern Collegiate’s Ryan Davies finished first in the novice boys 4 km race, while Northern’s Alaina Burns was tops in novice girls. J.J. Fogherty of St. Patrick’s was second in the… Read more »

Davies finishes third at Chicago meet

Sarnia’s Andrew Davies helped pace the McMaster University men’s long-distance running team to a first place finish at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational in Chicago. The Northern Collegiate grad finished third among 126 runners taking part in the wet and muddy eight-kilometre race. The McMaster men were the top team at the 15-university meet on Sept…. Read more »