Girls Silver Stick takes centre stage

Barry Wright Teams from Ontario, Michigan and one from Colorado will be in Sarnia this weekend for the 17th annual Lanxess Girls Silver Stick Finals. Fifty-four teams begin play at the RBC Centre and Clearwater, Sarnia and Point Edward arenas on Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. The tournament continues through the championship games on… Read more »

Local track athletes fare well at Michigan meet

Journal Staff The Sarnia Athletics Southwest Track and Field Club had a banner day at the recent Simmons-Harvey Invitational event at the University of Michigan. Building on the football success of her alma mater, former Ohio State Buckeye Maggie Mullen took first place in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 18.83 metres. Meantime,… Read more »

Valhalla girls win gold

Valhalla were the gold medal champions at the Sarnia Lakers Novice Tournament held Jan. 10-11 in Sarnia, which also featured teams from Chatham Kent, Windsor and Tecumseh. Valhalla defeated the Lakers 20-12 in the final. From left are, front row, Maeve Moore, Abbie Thibodeau, Abbey Wright, Abi Stirling, Addison Cook, Maliyah Ogorek; back row, Coach… Read more »

Lambton Lions men edge St. Clair

Jason Marshell of the Lambton Lions player drives to the net with Trevelle Blythe of St. Clair College is hot pursuit during a Jan. 16 OCAA match. Lambton, the sixth ranked team in Ontario, downed St. Clair 83-79 in the intense match at the Sarnia campus. Bruce Smith Photo

Lambton Lions women’s basketball

Lambton Lions player Madisyn Campbell, #13, gets fouled by Tori Schutz of St Clair College during an OCAA basketball tilt in Sarnia on Jan. 16. After holding a half-time lead the Lambton women went down in defeat 71-67. Bruce Smith Photo

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 »