Sports

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 »

Golf champs

The winning team at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club’s 43rd Charity Pro-Am event was comprised of, from left, Gref Gillstrom, Chris Dickson, Paul McGill, and Paul Kowalyshyn, with a total team score of 239. This year’s overall champion was Brian Hadley of Thames Valley Golf Club, marking his 11th victory at the event. He… Read more »

Sarnia Imperial players named to all-star teams

Some Sarnia Imperials players were recognized by the league recently. Quarterback Julian Shadd-Gentry was named offensive player of the year in the Northern Football Conference. Shadd-Gentry, who was also named to the second team all-star roster, passed for 2,083 yards and threw 20 touchdowns this season. With nine tackles and eight received touchdowns, Tyler Storie… Read more »

Sarnia hosting regional high school tennis championships

Sarnia is hosting the 2019 Southwestern Ontario high school tennis championships on Oct. 15. The tournament features the region’s best young players, who each qualified by advancing through two previous elimination tournaments. The Sarnia Riding Club and the Sarnia Tennis Club are hosting and providing the courts. The top two players in each category will qualify… Read more »

Basketball action

Kala Wagg of St Patrick’s High School pulls in a rebound during a home tilt against the UCC Lancers on Sept. 24. The Irish fell 47-45 to the visitors from Chatham and dropped to 1-2 on the Lambton-Kent Tier 1 seniors girls basketball season. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal