Lady Sting win gold

The Sarnia Lady Jr. Sting Novice C girls hockey team went 4-1 to win the Walter Gretzky Girls Hockey tournament in Brantford, Ont. the weekend of March 7-8. The team includes Ella Ferrera, Marin James, Sara McCahill, Shannon James, Rhylyn Hicks, Neely Jewell, Tahlia Kelch, Haley Denney, Mara Draper, Avery Robinson, Aydra Scott, Gracie Harse,… Read more »

Sir John Moore wins championship with dramatic victory

Sir John Moore School’s senior girls basketball team has won its first ever LKESSA division championship. The Corunna team was trailing late in the final against Confederation Central but tied it with a free throw and then pulled out a 19-17 victory with a basket with seven seconds remaining. From left are, back row, Katrina… Read more »

Rocca’s season over

Sarnia’s Mike Rocca and his University of Windsor Lancers lost 82-68 to the host Ryerson Rams in the first round of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s basketball tournament and were eliminated from championship play. Earlier in this month, the St. Christopher grad and his mates upset Ottawa 85-80 to reach the provincial title game… Read more »

Lions named all-stars

Mike Lucier and Brandon Padgett of the Lambton College Lions have been named OCAA West Division men’s basketball all-stars. Lucier, chosen to the first team, was among the league leaders averaging 17.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.  He was also fifth in the league in blocked shots. Padgett, chosen to the second team, was… Read more »

Former Sarnian’s job uncertain

A graduate of the Lambton College Sports and Recreation Administration program has been caught in the crossfire with the Ontario Hockey League’s Belleville Bulls. Matt Munro is the Bulls’ sponsorship account manager. It was announced last week the Belleville franchise has been sold and, pending approval, will move to Hamilton. It’s not known if Bulls… Read more »

Sarnia wrestler wins silver at CIS nationals

Barry Wright Emily Schaefer’s university wrestling career is off to a rousing start. The four-time Ontario high school champion at Northern Collegiate, who now wrestles for the Brock University Badgers, won her 51 kg weight class at the recent Ontario University Athletic (OUA) championships in Sudbury to advance to the national (CIS) championships in Edmonton…. Read more »

Oh so close

Joe Jarvis, left, of the St. Patrick’s High School senior boys basketball team, takes a high pass during the SWOSSA Qualifier game hosted by Holy Names of Windsor on March 4. Despite mounting a determined second half comeback St. Pat’s was edged by Holy Names 61-59. Bruce Smith, special to The Journal

Lakers claim more medals

The Huron Lakers Girls novice team won gold at Hamilton’s Blessed Sacrament tournament the weekend of March 1. They have one tournament left, the provincial championships March 27th in Whitby, Ont. From left are, front row, Jamison Turner, Haley VanHooft, Teighan Stoukas, Myah Lauzon, Riley Brush and Lyndi MacDonald; second row, Aliyah Shaw, Layla Lauzon,… Read more »

Huron Lakers atom team wins bronze

The Huron Lakers Major Atom team won bronze medals by beating Brantford in overtime at the London Ramblers basketball tournament last month. From left are, front row, Nicole Luciani, Ryann Turner, Miya Suvajec, Abbey Hall, and Hannah Elliott. Middle row, Fiona Elliott, Ava Phillips, Lauren Harding, Rebecca King, Emily Vanhooft and Olivia Graham Back row:,… Read more »

Sting ownership changes hands

Derian Hatcher and David Legwand are the new owners of the Sarnia Sting after receiving final approval from the Ontario Hockey League’s Board of Governors last week. They take over from Rob and Larry Ciccarelli who, along with the late Shawn Burr, purchased the Newmarket Royals and relocated them to Sarnia in 1994. Hatcher said… Read more »