New roof approved for city’s principal arena

Part of the leaking roof at Sarnia’s Progressive Auto Sales Arena will be replaced this year. The city has hired Scarborough-based T. Hamilton and Sons Roofing for the project’s first phase, at a cost of $319,000. The roofing is the original to the building, which opened as the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre in 1998…. Read more »

Curling community stoked about Pinty’s Grand Slam

Troy Shantz Christmas will come early this year for the local curling community when the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling sets up shop at the Sarnia Arena. “I’m pumped that it’s actually coming here,” said Steph LeDrew, a Sarnian and former professional curler. “It’s never made it quite as close as this. They’re all heavy-weight… Read more »

Results from local high school curling playoffs

The Northern Collegiate girls curling team advanced at the regional finals this week. The Lady Vikings were to face off against the best high school curling from Southwestern Ontario at the Windsor Roseland Golf & Curling Club. Northern lost just one game all season and became LKSSAA champions by edging undefeated St. Patrick’s High School… Read more »

Basketball fans rejoice: OCAA championships in Sarnia

Troy Shantz As the host school, Lambton College was guaranteed a spot at the Ontario College Athletics Association men’s basketball championship in Sarnia next week. But after a shaky start, the team is ready to challenge the province’s best on sheer ability alone, its coach says. After all, the seventh-ranked Lions have faced – and… Read more »

Two city high school teams win basketball titles

The senior boys of Great Lakes Secondary and junior boys of Northern Collegiate each won a LKSSAA basketball title this year. Wolfpack forward Hayden Scott scored 11 points in a 54-49 upset win over LCCVI to clinch the senior boy’s AA championship on Feb. 19. Great Lakes finished the Lambton-Kent regular season 5-5 and in… Read more »

Lambton College hosting Esports Open tournament

Local gamers can compete for cash prizes and scholarships at the Lambton College Esports Open, running March 27–29. The tournament features competitive showdowns in FIFA 20, NHL 20, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles, Fortnite Solos, and Rocket League Duos. It’s organized by students in the esports entrepreneurship & administration program and coincides… Read more »

City boxer faces bigger fighters, wins silver in Sweden

Troy Shantz A Sarnian has earned a silver medal at the world’s largest women’s boxing event. Kaitlyn Clark won two of three bouts at the Golden Girl Tournament held in Boras, Sweden on Feb. 1-2. “It was a great experience and I have some takeaways from it that my coaches and I are going to… Read more »

Priscilla Gagné wins judo bronze in Germany

A visually impaired judoka who grew up in Sarnia won bronze at a European meet on Feb. 8. Representing Canada, Priscilla Gagné finished third in the 57-kilogram category at the German Open, defeating Ukrainian Ludmila Lohatskaya. “Turns out 57 kg is a whole lot harder than I thought it would be!” Gagné said on her… Read more »