Under the lights

Danika Oakley performs during the Moore Skate Club’s 41st annual Ice Show at the Moore Sports Complex on April 12. Photo courtesy, Metcalfe Photography

Gymnasts win four provincial medals

Amy Bladon of the Bluewater Gymnastics Club is heading to the Canadian Gymnastics Championships in Ottawa in May. The 12-year old captured a silver medal in the Floor Exercise in the National Novice Division at the Ontario Gymnastic Championships in Windsor. She also finished in the top seven on Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Vault… Read more »

Safe contact training

LSSAA rugby coaches held a safe contact training event designed to teach young high school athletes how to take part in contact sports in a safe manner. Over 400 athletes took part in the two day event April 10-11. Here coach Chris Hart watches as St. Clair Colts and St. Patrick’s Irish battle for the… Read more »

Local soccer prodigy to train in Spain

Alex Patrinos and his family are preparing for an extraordinary trip. The seven-year-old Bright’s Grove boy will be trained by world-renowned coaches at the FC Barcelona’s Youth Soccer Academy and suit up for Team USA in the U8 division of the Barcelona International Youth Soccer Tournament April 13-21 in Spain. Patrinos was among a handful… Read more »

Local pair share joy of Clarkson Cup win

Two local women hoisted the Clarkson Cup after the Toronto Furies claimed the championship of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Sarnia’s Carolyne Prevost and Watford’s Meagan Aarts are still excited about their team’s dramatic 1-0 overtime victory against the defending champion Boston Blades in the title game televised nationally on TSN. Prevost, 24, tied for… Read more »

Sting draft Jacob Chychrun first overall

As expected, the Sarnia Sting selected 16-year-old defenseman Jacob Chychrun first overall in the OHL Priority Selection last weekend. The selection was made by Forest’s Tyler McGregor of Team Canada Paralympic Sledge Hockey Team at a news conference at the RBC Centre. “He’s a modern day prototypical defenseman,” said Sting Head Scout Nick Sinclair. “He… Read more »

Sarnia team rewarded for its community service

The coaching staff of the Sarnia Lady Sting Atom “C” Hockey Club wanted its players to understand that playing hockey this season would be much more than just  the on-ice fundamentals of passing, shooting and scoring. “We wanted the girls to know that being part of a team also means giving back to the community,”… Read more »

Rugby club inks deal

The Sarnia Saints rugby team has sign a new pact with city hall to continue use of the Bell Building at Norm Perry Park. For the past 17 years the club has run activities and social events there under an alcohol permit from the LCBO. There have few problems, city staff says. The new five-year… Read more »

Local players boost OHL Cup team

Six former members of the Lambton Junior Sting organization played an integral role in helping the Chatham-Kent Cyclones to a top four finish at the recent OHL Cup in Toronto. The 20-team tournament determines the best Midget “AAA” hockey team in Ontario. After advancing through the preliminary round with wins over a pair top ten… Read more »

City basketball league champs crowned

The Assante Capital Management team has been crowned this year’s champs in the Sarnia Men’s Basketball League. In the final, Assante downed Fuel Factory 71-51, with Andy Wedemire the top scorer (25 points). Nathan Dixon led Fuel Factory with 20. In the consolation final Lekoz Tap & Grill defeated Jack Doyle’s 61 – 57. The… Read more »