Sports

Pool hardware

This trio from the Sarnia Rapids swim team were medal winners at the Laser Blast Invitational meet in Windsor recently. Maddisson Hawryluk, left, won gold in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and silver in the 200m freestyle and 50m breaststroke. Daisy Jenkins won gold in the 50m breaststroke, silver in 100m breaststroke and 200 IM,… Read more »

Elite Sarnia gymnast making the jump to senior ranks

Troy Shantz A Sarnia gymnast is in Calgary this week fighting to retain her position on Team Canada. Rachel Riley is one of 100 Canadian gymnasts competing at the 2020 Elite Canada Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Competition. “I feel pretty confident,” Riley, 15, said during a practice at the Bluewater Gymnastics Club last week. “I had… Read more »

Former Saint shines at famed European tournament

A rugby player from Sarnia was instrumental in Ireland’s first win at a prestigious European tournament. Victoria Dabanovich-OMahony had 22 tackles over 55 minutes in her Six Nations tournament debut, aiding Ireland in an 18-14 win over Scotland on Feb. 2. The former Sarnia Saint, who is studying medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons… Read more »

Sarnia hosting Ontario college basketball championship

The best college basketball in Ontario is coming to Sarnia. Lambton College is preparing to host the 2020 Ontario College Athletics Association basketball championships, which will feature the top eight college teams in the province. The Lambton Lions defeated St. Clair College 88-83 last week to improve to 8-8 on the season. As the host… Read more »

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 »