SMAA football action

Dante Muskotwan (#32) of the Firebolts sprints ahead of the pack in SMAA atom football action on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Norm Perry Park. The Sylvan Learning Centre Firebolts downed the Royal Canadian Legion Iron Sides 24-18. Cathie Bell 

Cross-country runners shine in Windsor

Journal Staff The future looks bright for cross-country running at Northern Collegiate. The Vikings captured both the Midget and Junior Girls titles at the recent ‘Thrill on the Hill’ event at the University of Windsor, with no fewer than eight of its athletes cracking the top 10 in their respective divisions. “All our kids are… Read more »

A ‘respectable’ year for angling

Barry Wright The weather made it a challenging summer for local anglers in an otherwise decent year for fishing. “I think the extremely cold winter and the cooler spring changed the cycle,” said Jake Van Rooyen, a director with Bluewater Anglers. “The late summer water temperature is usually between 70 and 74 degrees, (21-24 C)… Read more »

Former “waterboy” living the dream, cracks team lineup

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal As little Sam McCormack skated around the Brock Street Barn waving a Sarnia Legionnaires flag during pre-game festivities, he dreamed of one day suiting up with the local hockey club. The year was 2009 and the 12-year-old Rosedale Public School student was something of a fixture at the rink…. Read more »

Kerry Fraser gets his ‘do’

Kerry Fraser reacts to being ribbed about his famed hairdo while being inducted into the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 27 in Camlachie. Rapping on the lid of the TV hockey analyst and former NHL referee are Steve McEwen and his dad Jack McEwen, a director with the hall. Rachael Waring Photography

Bodybuilders heading to the worlds

Barry Wright Sarnia bodybuilder Maria Mikola is a five-time Canadian champ who has competed at the world championships. Now she wants to pad her credentials on home soil at the International Body Building Federation (IBBF) World Fitness Championships in Laval, Quebec later this month. “It’s the first time the worlds have ever been held in… Read more »

Northern senior boys win homecoming game

Jordan Walsh of the Northern Viking senior football team leaps over a defensive player from Chatham Lancers to score a touchdown during the city school’s homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 26. Northern was victorious 38-10. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Young soccer players to train in England

Barry Wright While some of their friends wing their way to warmer climates next March Break, three young players from Sarnia’s GallaDev’s United Soccer Club will take a different approach. RJ Solomone, Matthew Gouveia and Jacob Drapotoy, all 11 and in Grade 6, have been invited to attend the Sheffield Wednesday Youth Soccer Academy in… Read more »

Looking up: Sarnia Sting eager to rebound from dismal season

Barry Wright Head Coach Trevor Letowski says the goal of the Sarnia Sting is pretty simple this year. “Win hockey games,” he told The Journal. After struggling to just 17 victories and finishing last overall in the Ontario Hockey League last season, Letowski says he and his coaching staff are doing more teaching and requiring… Read more »

Junior Girls Invitational

Abby Whiteye (15) of Northern Collegiate drives to the basket during the Northern Junior Girls Invitational Basketball Tournament on Sept. 13 at Lambton College. The Sarnia host team won gold, defeating St. Thomas in the final 54-41. Bruce Smith Photo