Sports

Northern girls win cross country bronze at provincials

Competing in cold and slushy conditions, cross country runners from city high schools fared well at the all-Ontario finals on Nov. 2. Northern Collegiate’s novice girls team won a bronze medal, even without a top-20 individual performance. St. Patrick’s finished ninth in the same four-kilometre race in a deep field of 34 teams in Sudbury,… Read more »

Great Lakes senior boys win volleyball title

Great Lakes Secondary has won a Lambton-Kent volleyball championship. The Wolfpack senior boys defeated LCCVI 3 – 0 in the ‘AA’ finals on Nov. 7, after finishing the regular season in third. The Great Lakes junior boys team was eliminated in the semi finals. Northern and St. Patrick’s both failed to make the AAA finals,… Read more »

A year of pounding the pavement pays off for marathoner

Troy Shantz A Sarnia runner finished 16th out of 18,000 runners at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. last week. Mike Kirkland’s time of 2:47:18 also qualified him for the New York City Marathon in 2020. The performance was a personal best and came after a year of devoted training, said Kirkland, 27. The… Read more »

New swim season under way

Twenty swimmers from Sarnia Rapids 1 swim team earned top-three finishes at the first St. Clair-Erie Aquatic League meet of the season in Aylmer, Ont. From left are, front row: Ava Peachey, 7, Ali Page, 10, Anna Brush, 9, Evelyn Gower, 7, Joshua Peterson, 7, and Kiarra Peterson, 6; middle row: Esben Morrison, 11, Grace… Read more »

Up and Away

Lambton Lion Tyrelle Miller is knocked off balance while attempting a shot against the Sault College Cougars in OCAA basketball action on Oct. 27. The Lions went on to defeat the Cougars 77-58 and improve to 3-1 on the season. The Lady Lions are also off to a great start going undefeated in their first… Read more »

Marinaro, partner win silver at Skate Canada event

Michael Marinaro of Sarnia has added another medal to his expanding trophy case. Marinaro and pairs figure skating partner Kirsten Moore-Towers won silver at the Skate Canada International in Kelowna, B.C. on Oct. 25 – 27. Russian pairs won the gold and bronze. Marinaro and Moore-Towers became Canadian champions when they took the gold at… Read more »

City high schools set the pace at cross country regionals

Journal Staff Sarnia high schools will send six team teams to the all-Ontario cross country championships after posting strong results at the Southwest regional finals on Oct. 23. Northern Collegiate is sending four teams to provincials — novice boys and senior boys, and novice girls and senior girls — after each finished in the top… Read more »

Sting players suiting up for international competition

Sarnia Sting players Jamieson Rees and Ben Gaudreau will suit up for Canada at tournaments this fall. Gaudreau, rookie goaltender for the Sting, was named to the U-17 National Team roster last week. The Corbeil, Ont. native is one of 66 players to be divided among three Canadian teams at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey… Read more »

Journeyman goalie Michael Leighton calls it a career

Troy Shantz A goalie from Sarnia who spent almost two decades in professional hockey has hung up the pads. Michael Leighton announced his retirement on Oct. 7, closing out a remarkable career in which he suited up for 18 pro teams over 18 seasons, including four teams in the NHL. “I’m definitely proud of what… Read more »

By fair means or foul

Sarnia’s Cassidy Crowe dropped 19 points to lead Lambton College to a 89-43 drubbing of the Niagara Knights at the Lions’ home opener on Oct. 18. Here, the 5’11” shooting guard is fouled as she drives to the net in helping Lambton to a 2-0 start on the young OCAA season. Bruce Smith, Special to… Read more »