Gold Medal

The Sarnia Vahalla major bantam girls downed the Tri City Thunder 47-28 in the finals on Feb. 2 to complete a four-game sweep and win gold at the London 86ers Tournament in Strathroy. From left are, front row: Lauren Kennedy, Lillian Bernard, Ella Ferrera and Zoie Milner; back row: Coach Fred Sheane, Maddy Langford, Addison… Read more »

Sarnia hosts 91st Imperial Bonspiel

Team Collison of the host Sarnia Golf & Curling Club won the Masters Division title at the 91st Imperial Bonspiel held Jan. 23-25. From left are, Rick Johnson, Ric Leschyshyn, Rick Squires, Grant Collison (Skip) and John Dusseault, from Imperial Oil. The event featured 32 teams from across Ontario. Fred Howe’s Leaside team won the… Read more »

Swift Rapids swimmers

These swimmers from the Sarnia Rapids swim team had top-four finishes at a recent meet in Chatham. From left are: Grace Wallace, 10, Ava Peachey 7, Jack May, 10, coach Sue Athanasopoulos, Kiarra Peterson, 6, Ali Page, 11, Isabelle Robert, 13, Jenah Stephens 7, Kylie Thornton, 14, Isaiah Tebbens 13, Reese Adams, 13, Ian Wallace… Read more »

Roaring Lion

Jason ‘Amplified’ Watts assesses the situation before firing off a three-pointer in the Lambton Lions 87-79 victory over the Fanshawe Falcons last week. Watts leads the Lions in scoring, averaging 16.6 point per game, and is among the OCAA league leaders in several categories, include three-point shooting percentage (4th) defensive rebounds (2nd) and blocks (4th)…. Read more »

Marinaro sets his sights on podium finish at Worlds

Troy Shantz With the world championships taking place in Canada this year, the biggest challenge for Sarnia figure skater Michael Marinaro might just be hearing the music. “The noise inside the venue is going to be so loud that it’s going to be difficult to hear the music. It’s going to be special,” Marinaro told… Read more »

High school volleyball playoffs about to begin

The St. Patrick’s senior girls volleyball team aimed to keep the momentum going this week when play resumed on the court this week. The Fighting Irish carried a seven-game winning streak into the final two weeks of the regular season. St. Pat’s, just two points out of first place behind Ursuline College, posted four wins… Read more »

Boady Santavy wins weightlifting silver in Rome

Sarnia weightlifter Boady Santavy won a silver medal in Italy last week. The 22-year-old Commonwealth Games medalist finished second in the 96kg category at the recent 2020 Roma World Cup. His father and coach Dalas Santavy, has said the goal is for Santavy to contend for a medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan…. Read more »

Karate chop

Andrew Cook of the Northern Vikings senior boys team is blatantly fouled by a Chatham-Kent defender in high school basketball action recently. Northern lost 71-69 and stands in third place in the eight-team division with one game left in the regular season on Feb. 4 Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Seniors’ bonspiel

The Ren Klatt rink of Sarnia was the overall champion at this year’s Tier 55 Senior Bonspiel at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. From left, are: Klatt, skip; Ken Doan, vice; Jim Paisley, second; and Ron Lebel, lead. Thirty-two teams from Ontario and Michigan competed, with the Grant Collision rink of Sarnia winning the… Read more »