Curling bonspiel in Sarnia

Local curling enthusiasts are invited to attend the BDO Ladies’ Invitational Bonspiel at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club next week. The 65th annual event, sponsored by BDO Canada, is one of the longest standing and most prestigious women’s curling events in the region. Eight local and eight out-of-town teams will vie for prizes with 10… Read more »

Hiawatha offering 21 Saturday harness racing dates this year

Barry Wright Hiawatha Horse Park and Entertainment Centre will push for more live harness racing dates in future, but for now president Jim Henderson is resigned to the fact the Ontario Racing Commission has allocated 21 dates for the coming racing season. “I would have liked to have had more,” said Henderson. “The optimum amount… Read more »

Sarnia curling club members to play U.S. nationals

Barry Wright The Sarnia Golf and Curling Club will be well represented at the USA National Curling Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan next month. Club members Emilia Juocys and Stephanie Senneker have qualified to compete at the national event in the Women’s division for Wisconsin-based Team Debbie McCormick, while Heath McCormick will compete in the Men’s… Read more »

Valhalla girls win bronze in London

The Sarnia Valhalla Major Bantam Girls basketball team were the ‘A’ division bronze medalists at the London Gold Medal basketball tournament the weekend of Jan. 10-11. From left are, front row, Hailey Hendrie, Kasha Minaker, Callyn Healy, Julia McMichael; back row, coach Jody Minaker, Alyssa Hall, Neleya Clarke, Karagan Stirling, Olivia Roy, Jenna Wilkins, Emilee… Read more »

Sarnia Lakers Tournament

Sarnia Lakers guard Jamison Turner dribbles up court with Sarnia Valhalla players in pursuit during round robin action Jan. 10 at the Sarnia Lakers Novice Tournament in Sarnia. Valhalla won the event, which also featured teams from Windsor, Tecumseh and Chatham-Kent. From left are, Lauren Whelpley, Ashlyn Morgan, Addison Cook, Layla Mackenzie, Alexis Tsaprailis, Gabrielle… Read more »

Northern wins bronze at Thrasher Tournament

Northern Collegiate player Nathan Rome goes up for a basket against Chatham Kent on Jan. 10 during the Thrasher Invitational Tournament in Sarnia, which features eight senior boys basketball teams from across Southwestern Ontario. Northern defeated Chatham Kent 68-59 to win the bronze medal. Bruce Smith Photo

Sting sign Sarnia native

A local boy has signed with the Sarnia Sting. Defenceman Franco Sproviero was the 141st pick in the OHL priority selection, but is having a strong rookie season with the Junior “B” Lambton Shores Predators, potting seven goals and 24 assists for 31 points in 32 games. Last week, the Sarnia native signed a standard… Read more »

Legionnaires team up with hospice

Barry Wright For a third straight season, the Sarnia Legionnaires are using January home games to help raise funds for St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia. Legionnaires director Theo Bet said the connection between the two organizations began when former co-owner Sharon Williamson stayed at the hospice before her death in 2012. “They are a phenomenal… Read more »

DeAngelo hopes to milk trade all the way to league title

Barry Wright When former Sarnia Sting players Anthony DeAngelo and Bryan Moore were once interviewed on Sting Buzz on TVCOGECO, the two U.S-born players joked about an oddity in their adopted home – milkbags. They had never seen them in their respective home states of New Jersey and North Carolina, and wondered why milkbags are… Read more »

Purple and White tournament

St. Patrick’s High School senior boys basketball player J. Elsley attacks a defender during the annual Purple and White Basketball Tournament at Western University in London in Jan. 2-3. St. Pat’s finished the tourney with two wins and a loss while the Northern Vikings finished 1-2. Bruce Smith Photo