Northern senior girls win bronze medal at provincials

Troy Shantz Northern Collegiate’s senior girls basketball team won a bronze medal at the all-Ontario championships on Nov. 23. The AAA squad defeated Etobicoke’s Richview Collegiate 52 – 30 to finish third overall at OFSAA. The Vikings went undefeated in league play this season and lost just one game at the three-day round robin in… Read more »

Basketball Champions

The junior girls team from Great Lakes Secondary capped an undefeated season by beating Wallaceburg District 56-48 in the final to win the Lambton Kent high school basketball championship this year. From left are, back row: Launa Rogers, Faith Baker, Paige Bird-Carroll, Maggie Kita, Nylah Hayes, Alex Doornbosch and Ally Greenbird; middle row: Emily Winship,… Read more »

Next up for Sarnia FC alum — island life in the Caribbean

Troy Shantz A globetrotting soccer player from Bright’s Grove is currently back-flipping his way through a season in the Caribbean. Kwin Kensley’s newest club is Old Road FC on the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. “The league here is very physical — big, fast, and strong (and) similar to the USA and Canada,” the… Read more »

Davies an All-Canadian

Sarnia’s Andrew Davies finished 9th in a field of 143 runners to help the McMaster University men’s team win silver at the Usport Canadian University cross country championships in Kingston, Ont. last week. In addition to winning a national silver medal, Davies was named to the All-Canadian second team. The Northern Collegiate grad is in… Read more »

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 »