First in the pool

Ten swimmers from the Sarnia Y Rapids 1 team had first-place finishes at the second-last SEAL meet of the season in Leamington. From left are: front row: Clara Ybema, 8, Grace Wallace, 9, Margaret McIntosh, 9, Joshua Peterson, 6, and Ryan Bastow, 10; back row: Emmanuel deGuzman, 11, Lauren Armstrong, 11, Diane Clarke, 17, Gabrion… Read more »

Marinaro caps great figure skating season with bronze

Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers capped their tremendous figure skating season with a bronze medal in pairs at the World Team Trophy. Their third-place finish last week was the Canadian team’s best result at the ISU event in Japan. In the team event, skaters compete in their disciplines with short and free programs…. Read more »

Arenacross Action

Round 3 of the 2019 Rockstar Energy Arenacross Tour touches down Saturday, April 27 at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Returnees include last year’s winner and local hero Cole Thompson, seen here, who went on to win the entire cross-country Triple Crown Series and the $100,000 prize purse. Gates to the pit party open at… Read more »

For itinerant golf pro, it’s have driver, will travel

Troy Shantz A golf pro who travels the world teaching the game he loves has landed in Bright’s Grove. Gordon Crossman has worked as an instructor in 20 different countries over the past half-century, as well as managing, consulting and even helping design golf courses. “I’ve done everything in the business,” said Crossman, 76, who… Read more »

Pool winners

Nine members of the Sarnia Rapids swim team had one or more top-three finishes at a meet at Hamilton’s McMaster University recently. From left are, back row: Caleb Wiersma (3 gold, 2 silver), Maddison Hawryluk (3 gold, 1 silver), Jack Girardi (4 gold, 1 silver), Sarah Visser (1 gold, 1 silver), Kayla Marshall (1 gold,… Read more »

Gymnast lands scholarship

Amy Bladon of the Bluewater Gymnastics Club will attend Pennsylvania State University on a gymnastics scholarship this fall. “Amy is a genuine role model to the competitive team and also a talented coach at the club,” said executive director Rose-Ann Nathan. ‘We sure are going to miss her.” Submitted Photo

Sting draft local player in third round

A local player was among three new prospects drafted by the Sarnia Sting at the 2019 Under 18 Priority Selection last week. Ben Diamond, a forward who played with the Jr. Sting Midget AAA team, was selected in the third round, 46th overall, on April 10, the team said. The Sting took Markham Majors Midget… Read more »

Medal winners

Two members of Sarnia’s Bushido Sing Judo/Jiu-Jitsu School Of Self Defense won medals at the annual Ajax Budokan meet held March 30 in Whitby, Ont. Carson Elder, left, won silver while Zoe Arvanitis brought home gold. Submitted Photo

Appreciation night honours college’s top athletes

More than 40 of Lambton College’s top varsity and intramural athletes were recognized at a recent appreciation night hosted by the Athletics Department and Student Administrative Council. Highlights included Tyvell Peters of the men’s basketball team winning both Varsity Athlete of the Year and Most Valuable Player honours. Women’s basketball team member Christine Fleischer also… Read more »

Point Edward Pacers back in action

The Point Edward Pacers are back on the floor. The Junior B lacrosse club kicked off another season April 14 by taking to the road to play Welland, London, Six Nations and Wallaceburg. The Pacers will host their home opener against Niagara at the Point Edward Arena on Friday, April 28 at 4 p.m. Tickets,… Read more »