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 »

Sarnia rearguard eyes women’s hockey prize

Barry Wright Dani Girard wants a different ending to the scene she was part of in 2013. That year, the 22-year-old Sarnian and her Queen’s Golden Gaels teammates qualified for the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) national women’s hockey tournament, only to lose three one-goal games, including two in overtime. Now fast forward to 2015, where… Read more »

Coaching credited for successful local curlers

Barry Wright Quality coaching is the reason so many top-notch curlers have come out of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club over the years. “I just think kids, right from a young age, have been taught how to play the game properly,” said Sarnia’s John Steski, who now curls out of Ottawa. Steski points to… Read more »

Colts pin wrestling medals

Gold medal performances by Talitha Allen and Joelle Vanderslagt led St. Clair to a second place finish in the girls division and a third place finish overall at the SWOSSA wrestling meet in Tecumseh, Ont. Meanwhile, Brandon Kelso of SCITS along with Northern’s Jake Hill and Greg Roberts won their respective categories in the boys… Read more »

More accolades for wrestlers

Emily Schaefer has been named women’s rookie of the year in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) women’s wrestling. The four-time provincial high school champion from Northern Collegiate was chosen top freshman after winning the 51 kg title at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) wrestling championships in Sudbury, Ont. Sarnia’s Ethan Smith also won a medal at… Read more »

Pool party

Six members of the Sarnia Y Rapids 2 Swim Team won medals at the recent ROW Winter Invitational meet, including, from left, Hayley Robertson, 15, Austin Adams, 14, Bethany Robinson, 16, and Caleb Wiersma, 13. Missing are Danielle Adams, 17, and Shaelynn Plante-Hunter, 16. Submitted Photo

Lions declawed

Brandon Padgett of the Lambton Lions goes up for a dunk against Niagara College in OCAA basketball action Feb. 14 in Sarnia. Lambton, which sits in fourth place in the West Division, let a third-quarter lead slip away and lost to sixth place Niagara 87-80. Bruce Smith, special to The Journal