Sports

More kudos for Derek Drouin

Journal Staff Corunna’s Derek Drouin has been chosen Co-Athlete of the Year for 2014 by Athletics Canada. He shares the Jack Davies Trophy with Pentathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Saskatchewan. Drouin, ranked fifth in the world in the men’s high jump, was honoured for, among other things, becoming just the tenth man in the world to… Read more »

Mike Weir optimistic about his game

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Mike Weir is returning to the scene of his greatest triumph. The Huron Oaks-trained golfer is scheduled to tee off at the 2015 Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National in Georgia next weekend. Canada’s greatest left-handed golfer, who turns 45 next month, became an instant national hero after winning the prestigious event… Read more »

Lady Sting milestone

The Sarnia Lady Sting PeeWee B team became the first Sarnia girls team to ever win gold at the elite Lower Lakes Female Hockey League Tournament of Champions in Oshawa recently. The roster includes Abigail Clouse, Alexa Whitlaw (goalies), Amanda Chafe, Erin More, Isabelle Thiffeault, Kaitlyn Aliperti, Paula Jackson and Ryley Biggar (Defense), Bridget Kristjansson,… Read more »

Bluewater Gymnastics grad flourishing

Barry Wright Talia Chiarelli is having an outstanding sophomore season wearing the Maize and Blue with the University of Michigan women’s gymnastics program. The Bluewater Gymnastics product has no fewer than 17 top three finishes this season, including a tie for first place in the Floor Exercise at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor… Read more »

Aamjiwnaang captures Little NHL trophy

Barry Wright The co-coach of a First Nations club made up primarily of players from Sarnia’s Aamjiwnaang community says the recent Little Native Hockey League (NHL) Tournament at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga was the thrill of a lifetime for the team. Without a single practice and just two exhibition games under its belt, the… Read more »

Chychrun nominated for three awards

Jakob Chychrun is a finalist for a trio of Ontario Hockey League honours. The 17-year-old Sarnia Sting is up for Rookie of the Year, Defenceman of the Year and Most Valuable Player. The first overall pick in the league’s Priority Selection last April registered 16 goals and 17 assists in an injury-shortened regular season of just… Read more »

More gold for Schaefer

Emily Schaefer has punched her ticket to the World Junior Wrestling Championships in Brazil this August. The Northern Collegiate grad qualified by winning the 51 kg weight class at the Canadian Junior Wrestling Championships in St. Catharines. Schaefer, a four-time provincial, was rookie of the year in the OUA and CIS this season. She won… Read more »

Sarnia Sting Bantam “A” teams wins league championship

League champs The Sarnia Sting Bantam “A” team swept Brantford in four straight games to win the Alliance hockey league Bristol finals March 22 at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford. Sarnia is now off to the Ontario Hockey Federation championships in Mississauga. Submitted Photo

Rugby recruiters stress safety

Barry Wright The Sarnia Saints Rugby Club wants to increase its grassroots base by changing the perception their sport is risky and unsafe. “I’ve heard all of that,” said Saints women’s roster player Lauren Wilks, referring to those who contend rugby leads to injuries and concussions because players lack equipment. “Before they let you on… Read more »

Jog on

Warmer weather has allows local students to get outside for phys-ed. Here, Grade 11 SCITS students Hayden Gardner, 16, left, and Marcus Saint, 17, make their way along the riverfront in Centennial Park as part of gym class. Glenn Ogilvie