Sports

Water wings

St. Patrick’s High School won the overall team title at the Lambton-Kent high school swimming championships last week. The Fighting Irish also claimed the overall girls title and Northern took the boys crown in the five-school competition at the YMCA pool in Sarnia. Here, Jolie Burrows of St. Pat’s plunges in for the final lap… Read more »

Out of my way

Lambton Lion Journee Joseph is a portrait of determination as he drives to the net against a Redeemer University College defending in OCAA basketball action. Lambton lost 87-77, and after a promising start have dropped four in a row to stand 5-8 on the season. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Northern basketball team has undefeated season going

Northern Collegiate’s junior boys basketball team is still undefeated this season. The Vikings downed Chatham-Kent 68-52 last week to sit comfortably in first in the Tier 1 division with just one regular season game remaining. Northern is 9-0 and has 36 points. Chatham-Kent and Great Lakes Secondary are tied for second at 7-2, with 28… Read more »

Silver Stick champs

Playing in their own backyard, the Sarnia Lady Junior Sting Bantam B team were crowned champions at this year’s Women’s Internationals Silver Stick hockey tournament. From left are, back row: Paul Toenders, Aaron Zimmer Carl Smith, Sienna Renton, Vanessa Toenders, April Mitchell, Leira Adams, Lauren Harvey, Brechin Pound, Tessa Jackson, Reanne Smith, Rebecca Jackson and… Read more »

Former Sting played role in Canada’s world junior gold

Troy Shantz As Canada was pulling off its dramatic come-from-behind gold medal victory at the World Junior Hockey Championships, a former Sarnia Sting was working feverishly behind the scenes. As Canada’s pre-scout coach, Alan Letang studied the opposing teams and prepared video clips on demand for coaches Mark and Dale Hunter, of Oil Springs. “Hockey… Read more »

Denied

Krysten Campbell, goaltender for the Sarnia Lady Sting Bantam B squad, stifles a shot from Illinois Wilmette Braves attackers on Jan. 10 at Clearwater Arena. The Lady Sting defeated Wilmette 3-0 on the first day of girls International Silver Stick tournament action, which was held in venues across the region last weekend. Troy Shantz

Sarnia Sting picks up draft picks in flurry of trades

The Sarnia Sting have made a series of trades. Defenceman Peter Stratis is coming to Sarnia from the Sudbury Wolves in exchange for a 2021 fourth-round draft pick, the club said in a press release Jan. 10. The 6-foot, 187-pound overager has 65 career points and 125 penalty minutes. “We are adding an experienced defenceman… Read more »

Full tilt

Four swimmers from the Sarnia Rapid swim team won medals at the Border City meet in Windsor recently. From left here are, Jack Girardi, 14, (gold and bronze), Aili Girardi, 10, (gold, 2 silver, bronze) and Daisy Jenkins, 13, (bronze). Missing is Shona Branton, 17, who won gold. Submitted Photo

Mooretown rallying behind Hockeyville nomination

Journal staff Residents are rallying behind Mooretown’s nomination in this year’s Kraft Hockeyville competition. Scores of hockey fans have already submitted photos and testimonials about the Mooretown Sports Complex and its central role to St. Clair Township residents. Kraft Hockeyville is an annual competition in which communities compete to demonstrate their commitment to ice hockey,… Read more »

“Bianca factor” spurs tennis interest in young players

Troy Shantz Participation in the sport of tennis has spiked locally and it’s all because of one teenager – Bianca Andreescu. “More Canadians watched her beat Serena Williams in the final of the U.S. Open than watched the seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals,” said Brian Clarke, a certified tennis instructor and organizer of… Read more »