Gridiron star headed to Western

While many people try to sheds some weight for the summer Mason Kett is doing the exact opposite. The 18-year-old Northern Collegiate grad hopes to add 20 pounds before joining the Western University football program in London this fall. Kett, currently 6 foot 2 and 220 pounds, says the additional weight could help him switch… Read more »

German fans celebrate

German soccer fans rejoiced when their team downed Argentina to win the World Cup on July 13. Sarnia’s Wilma Mehl, right, who emigrated from Germany three years ago, said she was amazed by the interest hockey-mad Canadians showed in soccer throughout the tournament, especially without a Canadian team to cheer for in Brazil. Here, Mehl… Read more »

Mooretown Mayhem win tournament

The Mooretown Mayhem won the Major Novice-Minor Atom division of The Weekend Hockey Tournament on July 12-13 by going undefeated at The Nottawasaga Resort in Alliston, Ont. Coaches: left to right, Brent McManus, Case Schouten, Jason Priddle. Back row: Keegan Hornbostel, Casey Schouten, Charlie Brander, Luke Doan, Jaxon Priddle, James Snedden & Jeremiah Nappi. Front… Read more »

Jillian Drouin aims to be brother’s teammate

Jillian Drouin would like nothing more than to join her kid brother Derek on the Canadian Pan-American Games team in Toronto next year, and ultimately our 2016 Olympic team in Brazil. Injuries Jillian sustained killed that dream prior to the 2012 London Games, when brother Derek won Olympic bronze in high jump. The siblings from… Read more »

SMAA Boys baseball action

Peewee Division CUPE Local 4370 over Camlachie Cougars 17-0. Kaeden Canie led CUPE with a Grand Slam homer, a double and 4 RBI’s. Garrett Kennedy and Dakota Shouldice each had a double while Shayak Ghosh, Travis Conrad had singles. While Ryan Hurd had 2 singles, 3 RBI’s and 3 stolen bases. Dakota Shouldice pitched with… Read more »

Sting sign second pick

Jordan Kyrou has signed with the Sarnia Sting. The small centre was chosen in the second round, 38th overall, in the OHL Priority Selection in April. He tallied 19 goals and 21 assists for 40 points in 33 games with the Mississauga Senators last season.

The Withers are Sarnia’s first family of javelin

A family that throws together grows together. That could be the adage of the Withers clan from Bright’s Grove. Dr. Marty Withers, an Ontario Junior Javelin Champion in 1979, has coached and trained with all four of his children in the sport. Tyler, Benjamin and Jennifer have all tasted success in the discipline, but it… Read more »

Tennis is suddenly hot again in Sarnia

Journal Staff The spectacular rise of Canada’s tennis stars has sparked a sudden resurgence of interest in the sport. Normally empty tennis courts are showing signs of life again, and Sarnians who wouldn’t know an ace from a hole in the ground tuned in to watch Eugenie Bouchard, Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil make history… Read more »

World-class hockey coming to Sarnia-Lambton

Sarnia-Lambton will host the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge this fall. Sarnia’s RBC Centre is the focal point of the 24-game tournament, which will also see games played at The Shores Recreation Centre in Forest as well as pre-tournament matches in Petrolia and Watford. “It is a new era for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and… Read more »

Sting pick big Czech centre

Journal Staff A 17-year-old expected to be a first round selection in the 2015 NHL draft was taken first overall by the Sarnia Sting in the CHL Import draft last week. Pavel Zacha averaged nearly two points per game for his junior team in his native Czech Republic last season before being promoted to his… Read more »