Journeyman goalie Michael Leighton calls it a career

Troy Shantz A goalie from Sarnia who spent almost two decades in professional hockey has hung up the pads. Michael Leighton announced his retirement on Oct. 7, closing out a remarkable career in which he suited up for 18 pro teams over 18 seasons, including four teams in the NHL. “I’m definitely proud of what… Read more »

By fair means or foul

Sarnia’s Cassidy Crowe dropped 19 points to lead Lambton College to a 89-43 drubbing of the Niagara Knights at the Lions’ home opener on Oct. 18. Here, the 5’11” shooting guard is fouled as she drives to the net in helping Lambton to a 2-0 start on the young OCAA season. Bruce Smith, Special to… Read more »

Globetrotting teacher reffed World Cup gold medal game

Tara Jeffrey Kayla Herdman was a student at Northern Collegiate when she realized she enjoyed keeping score more than she did scoring baskets. “I played junior and travel basketball, but started scorekeeping in senior and thought I would give [refereeing] a try,” said the 31-year-old teacher, coach and globetrotting basketball officiate. “My high school coach,… Read more »

Medals in judo

Alexa Schmit of Sarnia’s Bushido Sing Judo/Jiu Jitsu school kicked off a new season in style by winning two silver medals at the Asahi Judo Open Tournament at the University of Waterloo. Two other club members also medalled — Elysia Cornish with silver and Matthew Suisham with bronze. Submitted Photo

Air Strike

Joey Stock of the Lambton College Lions baseball team fires in a pitch during the final two innings of a game against the George Brown Huskies on Oct. 5. It was one of Lambton’s most competitive games this year but the result was the same, a 5-3 loss. The Lions were winless in their first… Read more »

Lambton- Kent cross country meet in Canatara Park

Journal Staff Northern Collegiate won the overall team title and St. Patrick’s finished third at the Lambton-Kent high school cross country championships Oct. 16. The race featured 259 runners from Lambton-Kent high school competing at Canatara Park. Sarnia schools with top 5 finishes: NOVICE GIRLS 1 – Alaina Burns, Northern 2 – Ann Mabel Wambula,… Read more »

Northern, St. Pat’s top 3 at SWOSSA tennis

Journal Staff It was game, set, match for city high school tennis players last week. Chris Latosinsky of St. Patrick’s won gold in the boys open singles category at the SWOSSA championships when he defeated Northern Collegiate’s Aditya Damani. Northern won the open team title with a gold in mixed doubles, Damani’s silver in boys… Read more »

Safer ice-making unit part of proposed arena makeover

Tara Jeffrey St. Clair Township officials are hoping the Moore Sports Complex’s ageing refrigeration system will help make the case for a multi-million dollar arena makeover. “We think we have a good case because of our existing freezing plant and refrigeration system,” township CAO John Rodey said of the 50-year-old Moore Sports Complex. The arena… Read more »

NHL scouts watching Sting’s Jacob Perrault

NHL scouts have tagged a forward with the Sarnia Sting as a hot prospect. Jacob Perrault is one of 41 OHL players named to the October “players to watch” roster in anticipation of next year’s draft. The Illinois natives had 55 points in 63 games last season and is one of just eight OHLers given… Read more »

Armed intervention

St. Patrick’s senior girls’ basketball teammates Jayden Larocque and Layla Mackenzie scramble to reach a stray ball ahead of a Wallaceburg Tartans player during a home game on Oct. 8. The Tartans won 34-30, however, extending St. Pat’s losing streak to three games. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal