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Local Sports Hall of Fame announces latest award winners

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Dan McCaffery

The Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame has named wrestling star Darby Huckle the 2018 winner of the Jack Isom Award.

Huckle, a Sarnia native and St. Clair Secondary graduate, will be honoured at the hall’s annual enshrinement dinner Sept. 15 at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club.

The Isom award is given to athletes who have excelled at the international level.

Among her many achievements, Huckle won gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Singapore in 2010, participated in the Pam American Games at Guatemala in 2012 and took part in the Junior World Championships in Thailand that same year.

She also won a bronze at the Fila Cadet Pan Am Games in El Salvador in 2008.

Huckle also won a number of honours while representing Simon Fraser University at international competitions.

The Hall of Fame also named Alec Trusler and Caroline Forbes as its 2018 winners of the Pappy Burr Award, which goes to high school graduates with outstanding achievements both academically and athletically, who are going on to university or college.

Forbes enjoyed a spectacular running career at Northern Collegiate. Among other things, she helped the Vikings senior girls win gold at the OFSSA cross-country championships. She was also a star in a number of other sports.

Trusler was a standout defenceman with the Sarnia Legionnaires Jr. ‘B’ hockey team last year.

During his high school career at Northern he was quarterback and captain of junior and senior football teams, participated in volleyball, hockey, track and field.

Trusler and Forbes have also done a considerable amount of volunteer work.


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