Davies wins national cross country championship in B.C.

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Andrew Davies is the Canadian Junior Cross Country Champion. The second-year student at McMaster University finished first at the national U20 finals in Abbotsford B.C. on Nov. 30, completing the 8-kilometre course in 24:38.01. Davies made his move halfway through the race and stretched his lead in the two final laps to… Read more »

Lambton College’s competitive esports teams on the rise

Troy Shantz A Lambton College esports team has posted one of the best records in North America. The Lions ‘League of Legends’ squad has a 5-0 record this season in the Collegiate Star League, the 200-school league comprised of colleges and universities from Canada and the U.S. Most recently it defeated Queen’s University Golden Gaels… Read more »

Extra padding

Sarnia Sting captain Ryan McGregor helps teammates gather stuffed animals during the 22nd annual Teddy Bear Toss, which happened Dec. 6. As per tradition, fans hurled plush toys onto the ice surface at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena  after the first Sting goal, which was scored by Sean Josling and assisted by McGregor. The toys… Read more »

City woman studying medicine while playing for Ireland

Troy Shantz A Sarnia woman has landed a spot on the Irish National Rugby Team. Victoria Dabanovich-O’Mahony, who is studying medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, was recently named to the XV Women’s Team “Being able to put on the green jersey is an unexplainable feeling,” she told The Journal. “For me… Read more »

Silver medal for Marinaro and partner in Japan

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and pairs partner Kirsten Moore-Towers won figure skating silver in Japan. The 2019 Canadian champions had a score of 208.49 at the ISU Grand Prix on Nov. 23. The second place finish on the final stop of the tour qualified them for their first Grand Prix final since teaming up… Read more »

Fall Invitational

Members of the Sarnia Rapids 1 swim team had a strong showing at the Nothers Fall Invitational Nov. 22-24 in London, a meet featuring more than 700 athletes. From left are, front row: Darius Landon, 13, (gold, silver, bronze), Ian Wallace, 11, (gold), Ali Page, 10, (silver, bronze, fourth), Grace Wallace, 10, (fifth, sixth) and… Read more »

High school curling back for another season

Sarnia’s high school curlers were back on the ice this week. The season kicked off Dec. 3 at the Sarnia Golf and Curling club with six matches featuring boys and girls’ teams. Varsity teams from School Secondary Catholic Saint-François-Xavier faced Northern Collegiate, while St. Patrick’s was up against Wallaceburg. Great Lakes Secondary, which is fielding… Read more »

Volunteer receives builder award from Gymnastics Ontario

Journal Staff A long-time volunteer has been recognized by Gymnastics Ontario for his extraordinary dedication to the Bluewater Gymnastics Club. Curt Bladon received the Club Builder Award at the provincial organization’s 51st annual banquet in Mississauga earlier this month. The award recognizes extraordinary volunteerism at the club level, and Bladon has repeatedly gone above and… Read more »