Masters swimmer teaching the new fish some old tricks

Troy Shantz Whoever coined the phrase, “Those who can do, and those who can’t teach,” wasn’t describing Sue Weir. The 57-year-old masters swimmer is head coach of the Sarnia Rapids swim program, but she’s just as comfortable competing in the pool as instructing students from the deck. At the Michigan Masters State Championships last month,… Read more »

At provincials

Four members of the Point Edward Skating Club competed at this year’s Skate Ontario Provincial Championships held in Mississauga. From left are: Makayla Hachey, Peyton Bishop, Asia Dang Hill and Evelyn Chambers. Submitted Photo

Weightlifter Santavy medals in Guatemala

Sarnia’s Boady Santavy won three bronze medals for Team Canada at the Pan American weightlifting championships last week. Competing in the 96-kilogram class, Santavy lifted 196 kg in the snatch, 201 kg in clean and jerk, and 370 kg in total lift at the meet in Guatemala City. The 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medalist is… Read more »

Sarnia Sting sign highly rated goalie prospect

The Sarnia Sting have signed highly rated first round draft pick Benjamin Gaudreau to an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement. Gaudreau played goal for the North Bay Trappers Midget AAA team this past season, posted a 1.13 GAA in 21 games and led North Bay to a league title. Sarnia selected him 7th overall,… Read more »

Eye on the birdie

Andrew Cook, right, returns the shot as junior doubles partner Jaxon Bore backs him up at the Lambton-Kent high school badminton championships. The duo from Northern Collegiate placed second to a team from Chatham’s Ursuline College but still advanced to the Southwestern Ontario playdowns. Bruce Smith Special to The Journal

Former Sarnia Saints rugby star shining on world stage

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s Julia Greenshields and the rest of Canada’s rugby sevens women are one step closer to Olympic qualification. And no one is watching their rise in the world rankings with more enthusiasm than her former Sarnia Saints clubmates as they prepare for their 10th annual Playing it Forward event. In a nail-biting final,… Read more »

Provincial champions

The Sarnia Twin Bridges Thunder 15U girls’ volleyball team downed Oakville in the final to win a gold medal in their division at the Ontario Championships in Waterloo recently. From left are, back row: Assistant Coach Adam Armstrong, Assistant Coach Pete West, Ali Coulbeck, Jessica Brazeau, Kiera West, Melia Langeveld, Sabrina Simone, Assistant Coach Melissa… Read more »

Blue Water Cheer athletes win silver in Florida

Sixteen athletes from Sarnia’s Blue Water Cheer Athletics were part of team that won a silver medal for Canada at the 2019 Junior World Cheerleading Championships last week. The junior co-ed team, which included eight athletes and two coaches from London-based Power Cheer Gym, were competing against national teams from Chile, Thailand, South Africa and… Read more »

Young ‘lucky charm’ helped make hockey magic in Toronto

Tara Jeffrey Dillon McCowan is a Mooretown Junior Flag on his hometown roster, but he’s an honorary Toronto Colt for life. The Corunna boy, who turns 11 next month, was a ‘runner’ for the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s AAA Juvenile team when Mooretown hosted the International Silverstick Tournament earlier this year. He filled water bottles,… Read more »

First in the pool

Ten swimmers from the Sarnia Y Rapids 1 team had first-place finishes at the second-last SEAL meet of the season in Leamington. From left are: front row: Clara Ybema, 8, Grace Wallace, 9, Margaret McIntosh, 9, Joshua Peterson, 6, and Ryan Bastow, 10; back row: Emmanuel deGuzman, 11, Lauren Armstrong, 11, Diane Clarke, 17, Gabrion… Read more »