High water force salmon anglers to catch as catch can

Troy Shantz The high water in Lake Huron could be a blessing and a curse for anglers at this year’s Bluewater Anglers Salmon Derby. Great for the boaters, not so much for anglers on shore. “Hopefully this year will be good,” said event chair Paul Heckley. “Last year was one of our highest numbers of… Read more »

Playoffs end early for Lions basketball teams

Both the Lambton Lions men and women’s teams bowed out in the quarter-final round of the OCAA basketball championships last weekend. At the Sarnia campus, the stands at the Athletics & Fitness Complex were packed as the men hosted their first ever Ontario Colleges Athletic Association playoffs. The Lion had a strong start and were… Read more »

Sarnia Legionnaires swept in first round of playoffs

The Sarnia Legionnaires’ 2019-20 season ended on a disappointing note. The London Nationals swept Sarnia in four games in the opening round of the playoffs with 4-1 win March 1 at Sarnia Arena. Legionnaire forward Jake Vince got the Legionnaires on the board but London’s offence took over. Goalie Nolan DeKoning gave up four goals… Read more »

New roof approved for city’s principal arena

Part of the leaking roof at Sarnia’s Progressive Auto Sales Arena will be replaced this year. The city has hired Scarborough-based T. Hamilton and Sons Roofing for the project’s first phase, at a cost of $319,000. The roofing is the original to the building, which opened as the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre in 1998…. Read more »

Curling community stoked about Pinty’s Grand Slam

Troy Shantz Christmas will come early this year for the local curling community when the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling sets up shop at the Sarnia Arena. “I’m pumped that it’s actually coming here,” said Steph LeDrew, a Sarnian and former professional curler. “It’s never made it quite as close as this. They’re all heavy-weight… Read more »

Results from local high school curling playoffs

The Northern Collegiate girls curling team advanced at the regional finals this week. The Lady Vikings were to face off against the best high school curling from Southwestern Ontario at the Windsor Roseland Golf & Curling Club. Northern lost just one game all season and became LKSSAA champions by edging undefeated St. Patrick’s High School… Read more »

Basketball fans rejoice: OCAA championships in Sarnia

Troy Shantz As the host school, Lambton College was guaranteed a spot at the Ontario College Athletics Association men’s basketball championship in Sarnia next week. But after a shaky start, the team is ready to challenge the province’s best on sheer ability alone, its coach says. After all, the seventh-ranked Lions have faced – and… Read more »

Two city high school teams win basketball titles

The senior boys of Great Lakes Secondary and junior boys of Northern Collegiate each won a LKSSAA basketball title this year. Wolfpack forward Hayden Scott scored 11 points in a 54-49 upset win over LCCVI to clinch the senior boy’s AA championship on Feb. 19. Great Lakes finished the Lambton-Kent regular season 5-5 and in… Read more »