Northern hurdler sets new record

– Bruce Smith photo Skyla Minaker of Northern Collegiate clears a hurdle at the Southwestern Ontario high school track and field championship in Chatham on Wednesday. Minaker set a new SWOSSAA record in the midget girls 80m hurdles with a time of 12.12 seconds. She also placed second in the midget girls long-jump, and third… Read more »

Sarnia’s Santavy ranked 7th in the world

Boady Santavy, 17, poses with students at Rosedale Public School, after winning three gold medals in weightlifting in Peru. Glenn Ogilvie

Boady Santavy, 17, poses with junior and senior kindergarten students at Rosedale Public School, after winning three gold medals in weightlifting in Peru. Glenn Ogilvie Boady Santavy went to the Pan American Youth Weightlifting Championships in Lima, Peru with one goal in mind – to come home with a gold medal. He did just that… Read more »

High school track and field champions

Lambton County’s best high school track and field athletes squared off in the LSSAA championships at LCCVI in Petrolia last week. Northern Collegiate won the overall team title, with St. Pat’s second and LCCVI finishing third. The top four finishers in each individual event earned an automatic berth to the Southwestern Ontario championships on this… Read more »

Salmon Derby winners announced

The final numbers aren’t in but it’s expected more than 1,000 anglers participated in the Bluewater Anglers 38th Annual Salmon Derby. A total of 449 fish were entered at the Sarnia weigh station and another 705 at the Port Franks station, for a total of 1,154 fish. “For the number of fish it was an average year, but overall… Read more »

Track and field championships underway in Sarnia

Sebastian Smith nails a jump at the LSSAA track and field championships that began Tuesday at LCCVI in Petrolia. Smith cleared 6.37 metres to win the junior boys long jump, and 185 centimetres to win the high jump competition. The competition continues Wednesday. Bruce Smith Photo

Local goalie eyes future with Sting

Kaden Fulcher plans to make his mark on the Ontario Hockey League. The Sarnia Sting nabbed the local player in the 13th round of the OHL Priority Selection last month off the roster of the Lambton Jr. Sting Minor Midget “AAA” team. The 15-year-old from Brigden called it an honour to be taken by his… Read more »

Roller Derby gals seek fresh blood

The Sarnia Roller Derby League is inviting newcomers to try one of the fastest growing sports in North America. “I like the alter ego that you become when you play,” says Dana Johnson, known as ‘Wild Child’ on the track. “How can you not have fun on roller skates? she asked. “Have you ever seen… Read more »

Sarnia Imperials ready for a crown

During this centennial year, the Sarnia Imperials are in a gift-giving mood. “We want to give (the city) a championship,” said club president and head coach Jake Cherski, who has challenged his players to remember their two-time Grey Cup championship roots and play with extra pride this season. Cherski says the 2014 version of the… Read more »

Jackson’s five a first for Wolverines

Kyle Jackson attained a series of firsts for the University of Michigan men’s field lacrosse club this season. The Sarnia Pacers alumni has been named an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) first-team conference all-star, and late last month was chosen conference Player of the Week after scoring five goals in a 19-10 victory over Pittsburgh’s… Read more »

Mom and son score rare one-two punch in amateur boxing

A mother and son from Sarnia have pulled off the rare sports feat of simultaneously becoming Golden Gloves boxing champions. Mandy Taylor-Bartley, 38, defeated a Toronto fighter to claim the light middleweight and 2014 Golden Gloves title in three rounds at the Ontario Boxing Association championship in Hamilton, April 25-27. Meanwhile, son Dylan Taylor won… Read more »