Up and Away

Lambton Lion Tyrelle Miller is knocked off balance while attempting a shot against the Sault College Cougars in OCAA basketball action on Oct. 27. The Lions went on to defeat the Cougars 77-58 and improve to 3-1 on the season. The Lady Lions are also off to a great start going undefeated in their first… Read more »

Marinaro, partner win silver at Skate Canada event

Michael Marinaro of Sarnia has added another medal to his expanding trophy case. Marinaro and pairs figure skating partner Kirsten Moore-Towers won silver at the Skate Canada International in Kelowna, B.C. on Oct. 25 – 27. Russian pairs won the gold and bronze. Marinaro and Moore-Towers became Canadian champions when they took the gold at… Read more »

City high schools set the pace at cross country regionals

Journal Staff Sarnia high schools will send six team teams to the all-Ontario cross country championships after posting strong results at the Southwest regional finals on Oct. 23. Northern Collegiate is sending four teams to provincials — novice boys and senior boys, and novice girls and senior girls — after each finished in the top… Read more »

Sting players suiting up for international competition

Sarnia Sting players Jamieson Rees and Ben Gaudreau will suit up for Canada at tournaments this fall. Gaudreau, rookie goaltender for the Sting, was named to the U-17 National Team roster last week. The Corbeil, Ont. native is one of 66 players to be divided among three Canadian teams at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey… Read more »

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 »