Sarnia high schoolers star at all-Ontario track meet

Seven Sarnia athletes won nine medals at the Ontario high school track and field championships last week. Sebastian Smith of Northern Collegiate and Cole Campbell of Alexander Mackenzie Secondary was each a double medalist, but a bronze won by Cormac Brown was perhaps the most compelling story. The St. Patrick’s High School long jumper had… Read more »

Sting make changes at the top

The new president of the Sarnia Sting wants the franchise to reconnect with the community. Bill Abercrombie made the comment at a news conference at the Hive Bar and Grill at the RBC Centre to announce his appointment, as well as the appointment of Nick Sinclair as team general manager. “We will continue our school… Read more »

Local gymnast wins gold at nationals

Not many 12-year-olds can claim to be part of a national championship team. But Amy Bladon of Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymnastics Club can. Bladon was a member of Team Ontario, which captured gold at the Novice Women’s Artistic Gymnastics team competition at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships held recently in Ottawa. The top three scores from the… Read more »

Sarnia woman wins title at Canadian Squash Championships

Holly Delavigne didn’t enter the Canadian Squash Championships in Edmonton thinking she’d win her division. After all, she was competing against players who had been playing more while she studied and played collegiate squash at Western University. But, in the end, the 23-year-old won four matches, including two against highly seeded players, to capture the… Read more »

Bringing home the medals

Sebastian Smith of Northern Collegiate won a silver medal in the junior boys long jump at the Ontario high school track and field championships in Mississauga on June 5. Smith, seen here, jumped 6.15 metres. Matt Withers, also of Northern, won gold in senior boys javelin throw with a throw of 54.65m. Bruce Smith Photo

Lawn bowling tournament

Visitors from across the border earned top honours when the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club hosted the annual Scotiabank trebles tournament on June 3. Eight teams of three took part in the daylong event, and when all the bowls were thrown the winners were Ted Langdon, Milt Tomkinson and Ed Waterous of Flint, Michigan. The team… Read more »

Swimmers strike gold

Three members of the Sarnia Rapids swim team were winners at the first long-course meet of the season, the Pentathlon in London. Samuel Boily-Dufour, 15, brought home gold in the 100 metre fly, 100m back and 100m free. Bethany Robinson, 16, swam all personal best times to finish first in the 100m free and 200IM…. Read more »

Kerry Fraser to join local Hall of Fame

Kerry Fraser says he has never forgotten where he came from. The former NHL referee said so after the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame announced it would induct the man with the perfect hair at its annual dinner Sept. 27 at the Camlachie Community Centre. “It’s a tremendous honour for me to be honoured in… Read more »

YMCA/CHOK International Bridge Race

Hendrik Vermeulen, 17, hits the seven-kilometre mark in the 37th YMCA/CHOK International Bridge Race on June 1. Vermeulen finished first in the age 14-to-19 age category in a time of 35 minutes, 28.1 seconds. More than 500 runners took part in the race, which raises money for YMCA youth programs. The overall winner was Matthew… Read more »

Sarnia teen makes her mark in bowling

A 17-year-old from Sarnia, who has been bowling from the age of three, is rising in the ranks. Rachel McGrath is ranked 5th in Ontario in her U21 age group and 38th nationally in all age groups. Her average is 190, a seven pin increase from last season. “My whole family bowls,” she said.  “My… Read more »