Sarnia woman wins title at Canadian Squash Championships

Holly Delavigne didn’t enter the Canadian Squash Championships in Edmonton thinking she’d win her division. After all, she was competing against players who had been playing more while she studied and played collegiate squash at Western University. But, in the end, the 23-year-old won four matches, including two against highly seeded players, to capture the… Read more »

Bringing home the medals

Sebastian Smith of Northern Collegiate won a silver medal in the junior boys long jump at the Ontario high school track and field championships in Mississauga on June 5. Smith, seen here, jumped 6.15 metres. Matt Withers, also of Northern, won gold in senior boys javelin throw with a throw of 54.65m. Bruce Smith Photo

Lawn bowling tournament

Visitors from across the border earned top honours when the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club hosted the annual Scotiabank trebles tournament on June 3. Eight teams of three took part in the daylong event, and when all the bowls were thrown the winners were Ted Langdon, Milt Tomkinson and Ed Waterous of Flint, Michigan. The team… Read more »

Swimmers strike gold

Three members of the Sarnia Rapids swim team were winners at the first long-course meet of the season, the Pentathlon in London. Samuel Boily-Dufour, 15, brought home gold in the 100 metre fly, 100m back and 100m free. Bethany Robinson, 16, swam all personal best times to finish first in the 100m free and 200IM…. Read more »

Kerry Fraser to join local Hall of Fame

Kerry Fraser says he has never forgotten where he came from. The former NHL referee said so after the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame announced it would induct the man with the perfect hair at its annual dinner Sept. 27 at the Camlachie Community Centre. “It’s a tremendous honour for me to be honoured in… Read more »

YMCA/CHOK International Bridge Race

Hendrik Vermeulen, 17, hits the seven-kilometre mark in the 37th YMCA/CHOK International Bridge Race on June 1. Vermeulen finished first in the age 14-to-19 age category in a time of 35 minutes, 28.1 seconds. More than 500 runners took part in the race, which raises money for YMCA youth programs. The overall winner was Matthew… Read more »

Sarnia teen makes her mark in bowling

A 17-year-old from Sarnia, who has been bowling from the age of three, is rising in the ranks. Rachel McGrath is ranked 5th in Ontario in her U21 age group and 38th nationally in all age groups. Her average is 190, a seven pin increase from last season. “My whole family bowls,” she said.  “My… Read more »

City high schoolers shine at regional track meet

Niles Darrius Crews of Northern Collegiate explodes from the starting blocks in the boys 4×400 open relay at the OFSSAA West Regional Track and Field Championship at Windsor’s Alumni Field on May 30. Crews and teammates Jordan Huzevka, Danny Garratt, and Laim Wright placed third, assuring them a berth in the all-Ontario high school meet… Read more »

Harness racing returning to Hiawatha

Hiawatha Horse Park will offer 21 live race dates on Thursdays and Saturdays starting June 28, the Ontario Racing Commission has announced. The number of dates is the third lowest awarded among 12 Ontario tracks awarded racing so far, but they give Sarnia-area residents another entertainment option this summer. Post time is 6:30 p.m. and… Read more »

Gymnastics coach named a national director

Dave Brubaker has a new job. The club director and head coach at Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymnastics for the past 29 years has been named national team director for women’s artistic gymnastics with Gymnastics Canada. “It’s an exciting time,” said Brubaker.  “Honestly, I never imagined I’d be in this position.” The deal, effective June 1, is… Read more »