City schools win cross-country titles

Barry Wright The Bright’s Grove public school Bulldogs won a division team title and finished second in three others at the recent Lambton Kent Elementary School Athletic Association Cross Country Championship. The Rosedale Royals also won a team title, while finishing second and third in two others at the event, held at the United Church… Read more »

City teen aims to crack national junior baseball roster

Barry Wright Tyler Whitbread continues to climb the baseball ladder. The 17-year-old St. Clair Secondary student has been chosen to Canada’s preliminary 31-man roster for the 18U World Cup in Japan next September. The lanky right-handed pitcher was given the nod after his performance during a 12-day tour against Major League Baseball Instructional Teams in… Read more »

Cross-Country runners advance

Barry Wright Northern Collegiate tied for third at the recent SWOSSA Cross-Country Championships at Canatara Park. The girls carried the day for the Vikings, finishing second in the Midget Girls and Junior Girls team classifications, and placing fifth in Senior Girls. St. Patrick’s High School was eighth in Midget Boys and Senior Girls events, while… Read more »

Solid season for Sarnia golfer

Barry Wright Adam Graham of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club has been named a first team all-star in Ontario University Athletics men’s golf. The freshman at Brock University in St. Catharines tied for fifth at the recent OUA Golf Championships in Oshawa with rounds of 71 and 76. His 36-hole total of three over… Read more »

Tennis players advance to Ontario finals

Clara, left, and Catherine Rastin won the girls doubles title at the Southwestern Ontario high school tennis championship Oct 17 in Chatham. The Rastins and Northern Collegiate’s Andrew Davies, who was second in boys singles, advance to the all-Ontario finals in Toronto next June. Submitted Photo

SMAA football action

Garrett Patterson (#50) of the Mechanical Contractor’s Association Toros goes in for the tackle on Jackson Smiley (#16) of the Optimist Club of Sarnia Lakeshore Grizzlies during bantam SMAA football action Oct. 18 at Norm Perry Park. Smiley scored a touchdown for the Grizzlies but the Toros won 30-14. Both teams advance to the division… Read more »

Lions exhibition basketball

Shawn Hill of the Lambton Lions drives for the net around Matt Walton of the Wittenberg University Tigers, an NCAA III school from Springfield, Ohio, during an Oct. 19 exhibition game at Lambton College. The Lions won the game 93-85. Bruce Smith Photo

Defending champion Ice Hawks ready to soar

Barry Wright One of Sarnia’s best-kept sports secrets begins defence of its Ontario Sledge Hockey Association developmental championship in a few days. The provincial champion Sarnia Ice Hawks host Windsor on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Germain Arena at 2:30 p.m. before heading down the highway to play London the next day. Ice Hawks Head… Read more »

Legionnaires giving proceeds of U17 hockey game to Rebound

Barry Wright One of this area’s most recognizable non-profit agencies will be the recipient of a Hockey Canada fundraising initiative at the upcoming World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Sarnia Legionnaires of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League have been chosen as the local host partner when Team Canada Black takes on Team Finland at the… Read more »

Junior Sting hockey action

Anthony Tudino, #97, of the Major Atom AAA Jr. Sting skates past a London defender to score the first of his two goals on Oct. 15. Sarnia and the London Jr. Knights played to a 3-3 draw. Wendy Labelle-Voisey Photo