Sarnia Braves make pitch for ball players

Barry Wright Joel Ainsworth would like nothing better than to see baseball diamonds in and around Sarnia brimming with kids emulating their favourite Major League baseball players again. The former pitcher turned coach in the Sarnia Braves minor baseball system has fond memories playing ball with his buddies in the 1980’s and 1990’s when the… Read more »

Legionnaires’ loyal fan base largest in league

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal The Sarnia Legionnaires may not have finished first in the standings this year, but they were big winners at the box office. In fact, the local Jr. ‘B’ club led the nine-team Western Ontario Hockey Conference in attendance for the seventh consecutive year, attracting 31,137 fans to its 25… Read more »

The final was a nail-biter

Northern Collegiate’s Jaden Ogorek, right, goes up for a shot against defender Stefan Mallozzi of St. Patrick’s High during the LKSSAA AAA Junior Boys Basketball Championship final played on Feb. 18. The seesaw battle ended with a 55-54 victory by Northern. Bruce Smith, special to The Journal

Legionnaires win awards

Four Sarnia Legionnaires came home with hardware from the annual Western Jr. ‘B’ hockey awards banquet. They included, from left: goalie Andrew Masters (February netminder of the month), forwards Davis Boyer (first all-star team) and Ryan Vendramin (February offensive player of the month) and defenceman Tyler Prong (first all-star team). Photo by Anne Tigwell

Thunder win volleyball bronze

The Twin Bridges Thunder indoor volleyball team of Sarnia won a bronze medal at the 14U McGregor Cup in the OVA Trillium A Division in Windsor on Feb. 21. From left are, top row, coach Barb Rigg-Garbaty, Abigail Walent, Ryline Milne, Paige Vrolyk, Alexis Barclay and coach Olivier Lacasse; middle row, Julia Donais, Caitlin Molson… Read more »

Lakers prove to be road warriors

The Huron Lakers novice team went 6-0 to win gold at a tournament in Guelph in February, the first “hotel fun” tournament for most of the team. From left are, front row: Lyndi MacDonald, Jamison Turner, Teighan Stoukas, Hayley Vanhooft, Myah Lauzon and Riley Brush; middle row, Alexis Tsaprailis, Aliyah Shaw, Layla Mackenzie, Ashlyn Morgan,… Read more »

Sting prospect named top rookie

Franco Sproviero has been chosen the Western Conference Rookie of the Year in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. The 16-year-old Sarnia product led the conference in scoring by rearguards with 11 goals and 41 assists for the Lambton Shores Predators this season. He ended the regular season on a six-game point-scoring streak and hit… Read more »

McCormick reached semi-finals

The rink skipped by Heath McCormick of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club made it deep into the playoffs at the USA Curling Nationals in Kalamazoo, Michigan. McCormick’s foursome won three straight games late in the preliminary round to qualify for a page playoff game, which they won 8-5 over Rochester, New York’s Brandon Corbett…. Read more »

Northern Vikings capture hockey title

Northern Collegiate has won the inaugural Lambton Kent “AAA” high school boys hockey crown. The Vikings doubled St. Pat’s 4-2 in the final last Thursday at the Clearwater Arena. The all-Lambton final was set up last week when Northern trounced Chatham’s Ursuline College 10-3 in one semi-final, and the Irish downed the Chatham-Kent Hawks 6-1… Read more »

Lambton Lions alley-oop

Alley-oop Mike Lucier of the Lambton Lions men’s basketball team does some aerobatics to alley-oop a basket with Calvin Turnball, #21, of the Redeemer Royals looking on during OCAA action at Lambton College. Redeemer notched an 87-80 win to move two points above the fifth place Lions in the West division standings. Bruce Smith, special… Read more »