Basketball champions

The Northern Collegiate senior girl’s AAA basketball team. back: Coach John Thraser, Coach Mark Woodhouse, Emma Cowan, Hannah Elliott, Jamilah Dent, Fiona Elliott, Laneigh Shirley, Coach Kendel Ross, and Coach Andrew Westlake; front row: Jessica Milne, Rebecca King, Emma Wells, Cassidy Hirtle, Claire Arthurs and Lauren Harding. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

NHL central scouting high on Jacob Perreault

Sarnia Sting forward Jacob Perreault has been tagged as a potential first-round pick in the NHL this summer. Perreault received a coveted “A” rating in the November “watch list” compiled by NHL Central Scouting. As of last week, the second-year, right winger had six goals and 11 assists in 15 games. Last year as a… Read more »

Shooting for the playoffs

Darius Canty goes up for two points against St. Clair College in a Lambton Lions home game on Nov. 5. Canty was the team’s top shooter with 20 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Lions lost 91-85 to fall to 3-3 on the season. The Sarnia campus and its 1,200-seat athletic complex are preparing… Read more »

Teddy Bear Toss

Get ready to toss those stuffies. The 22nd annual Lambton Ford Teddy Bear Toss returns Dec. 6, when fans can hurl plush toys to the ice after the Sarnia Sting score their first goal against the Saginaw Spirit at Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Pictured here at last week’s launch are, from left, Sting captain Ryan… Read more »

Northern girls win cross country bronze at provincials

Competing in cold and slushy conditions, cross country runners from city high schools fared well at the all-Ontario finals on Nov. 2. Northern Collegiate’s novice girls team won a bronze medal, even without a top-20 individual performance. St. Patrick’s finished ninth in the same four-kilometre race in a deep field of 34 teams in Sudbury,… Read more »

Great Lakes senior boys win volleyball title

Great Lakes Secondary has won a Lambton-Kent volleyball championship. The Wolfpack senior boys defeated LCCVI 3 – 0 in the ‘AA’ finals on Nov. 7, after finishing the regular season in third. The Great Lakes junior boys team was eliminated in the semi finals. Northern and St. Patrick’s both failed to make the AAA finals,… Read more »

A year of pounding the pavement pays off for marathoner

Troy Shantz A Sarnia runner finished 16th out of 18,000 runners at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. last week. Mike Kirkland’s time of 2:47:18 also qualified him for the New York City Marathon in 2020. The performance was a personal best and came after a year of devoted training, said Kirkland, 27. The… Read more »

New swim season under way

Twenty swimmers from Sarnia Rapids 1 swim team earned top-three finishes at the first St. Clair-Erie Aquatic League meet of the season in Aylmer, Ont. From left are, front row: Ava Peachey, 7, Ali Page, 10, Anna Brush, 9, Evelyn Gower, 7, Joshua Peterson, 7, and Kiarra Peterson, 6; middle row: Esben Morrison, 11, Grace… Read more »

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 »