The Valhalla Major Bantam (Grade 8) boys’ basketball team was victorious at the Ontario Cup tournament in Toronto April 26-27. Valhalla claimed the gold medal by defeating Hamilton Blessed Sacrament 34-29 in the final. Sarnia went undefeated in the tournament. Here, Valhalla’s Griffin Odriscoll goes up for a shot. Photo by Bruce Smith

New season for Sarnia Braves

The manager of the Sarnia Braves says his team is likely playing the stiffest competition in the country with its participation in the Can Am Senior “AAA” Baseball League. “The league includes the Windsor Stars, reigning Canadian Senior Baseball champs, the Tecumseh Jr. Thunder, who won the Canadian Junior title last year, and the Windsor… Read more »

Rapids swimmers make waves at meet

A winning relay team was among the 42 Sarnia Y Rapids I swim team swimmers who competed at the recent St. Clair Erie Aquatic League (SEAL) swim meet in Windsor. Lauren Armstrong and Kate Bedard, both 6, and Daisy Jenkins, 7, topped the field in the 7-and-under 100 metre freestyle relay. Bedard also placed 3rd… Read more »

Track star follows path of local Olympian

Danielle Quinn says following in the footsteps of Olympic and World Championship bronze medalist and five-time NCAA champion Derek Drouin in the track and field program at the University of Indiana has been both challenging and motivational. “There’s a little more pressure because I’m from the same hometown as Derek.” said the St. Christopher grad…. Read more »

City teen makes wrestling history

Sarnia’s Emily Schaefer ended her high school wrestling career with a clean sweep. At the recent Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSSA) championship in Brampton, the Grade Northern Collegiate student stood atop the podium in the girls 51 kilogram weight class, claiming her fourth provincial title in as many years. Capturing a single Ontario… Read more »

Sisters take fitness to next level

Two Sarnia sisters are heading to the Canadian CrossFit Regionals in Toronto next month, but they are going with very different expectations. Kristine Andali, 23, says her goal is to finish in the top two in the 48-woman field, while her sister, 26-year-old Jenine White, would be satisfied to place in the top ten. The… Read more »

Pacers lacrosse team adds depth

Point Edward Pacers head coach Jim Bell says the equation for ending a nine-year playoff drought in OLA Junior “B” lacrosse this season is not complicated. “We had games last year where we scored 13 times, but lost by giving up 15,” he said.  “Our goal is to be a better defensive team.” The Pacers… Read more »

Up and away

Kelly Hodgins clears a hurdle in the first Lambton Secondary School Athletic Association track meet of the season on April 17. Hodgins finished second in the Junior Girls Sprint Hurdles event, held at St. Patrick’s High School. Photo by Bruce Smith

Really long jump

Cormac Brown of St. Patrick’s High School throws up a spray of sand nailing a Long Jump landing at a Lambton Secondary School Athletic Association track meet on April 17. Brown won the Senior Boys event held at St. Pat’s with a jump of 6.45 metres. The track meet was the first of the new… Read more »

Sprint to the line

Sebastian Smith of Northern Collegiate flies out of a turn to finish first in the 300 metre Junior Boys race at St. Patrick’s High School on April 17. Five schools participated in the first track and field meet of the Lambton Secondary School Athletic Association season. Photo by Bruce Smith