Sting camp this week­end

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The Sar­nia Sting will hold their an­nual ori­en­ta­tion camp Satur­day and Sun­day at Pro­gres­sive Auto Sales Arena. The camp is for their 2016 and 2017 draft picks as well as some in­vited free agents. This year’s first-round pick, cen­tre Jamieson Rees, has con­firmed he’ll at­tend. So have the team’s next four se­lec­tions: de­fence­men Alexan­dre Hogue (sec­ond round) and Colton Kam­merer (third round), left wing Bray­den Guy (third round) and cen­tre Justin McCombs (third round). The lo­cal play­ers will in­clude: goalie Jakob Knowles, a 2016 draft pick; cen­tre Nolan DeGurse, a 2017 draft pick; and left-winger Cameron Rom­bouts, a 2017 un­der-18 draft pick; plus free agents Joel Pavey (Sar­nia Le­gion­naires), Jake Vince (Le­gion­naires) and Wes­ley Dob­bin (Lambton Shores Preda­tors). The play­ers will prac­tise Satur­day from 10 a.m. to noon and play a Black vs. White scrim­mage at 7 p.m. They’ll scrim­mage again Sun­day at 10 a.m. The pub­lic is wel­come to at­tend the prac­tice and scrim­mages. Ad­mis­sion is free. The team will hold a pri­vate re­cep­tion Satur­day night to wel­come the draft picks and hand out awards.

Mara signs with St. Clair

Guard Marissa Mara of Sar­nia has signed with the St. Clair Col­lege women’s bas­ket­ball team for next sea­son. Mara helped the North­ern Vik­ings reach the OFSAA quar­ter-fi­nals this sea­son af­ter win­ning the LKSSAA and SWOSSAA cham­pi­onships. “Marissa is an ex­cel­lent, gritty de­fender who plays with a high mo­tor,” Saints head coach Andy Kiss said in a news re­lease. “She has good han­dles and can score on the perime­ter as well.” She was one of four play­ers to sign with the Saints at a re­cent cer­e­mony. Jana Kucera and Lo­gan Kucera of Chatham-Kent and Jaimi Chau­vin of Wal­lace­burg also com­mit­ted. “All four play­ers come from suc­cess­ful club and high school pro­grams,” Kiss said. “As a re­sult each have ben­e­fited from high­level coach­ing with those teams and we’re thrilled to bring them into our St. Clair bas­ket­ball fam­ily.”

LKSSAA bad­minton

CHATHAM – No Lambton County play­ers reached the fi­nals at the LKSSAA se­nior bad­minton cham­pi­onship Tues­day. North­ern’s Kae­den Canie and An­drew Davies were third and fourth, re­spec­tively, in boys’ sin­gles. Ryan Soete­mans of North Lambton was fifth. Se­lena Dir­ven and Casey Gal­lant of North Lambton were fourth in girls’ dou­bles. Gar­rett Miller and Marissa Swan of Lambton Cen­tral were fifth in mixed dou­bles. Tay­lor Getty of North Lambton was sixth in girls’ sin­gles. Chatham Ur­su­line won the team cham­pi­onship with 45 points, fol­lowed by Chatham-Kent with 38 and Pain Court with 36. North­ern and Chatham McGre­gor tied for fourth with 10 apiece. The top six in each di­vi­sion qual­i­fied for the SWOSSAA cham­pi­onship Tues­day, April 25, in Chatham. The win­ners were: Ur­su­line’s Dhairya Shah, boys’ sin­gles; Pain Court’s Rachel Benn, girls’ sin­gles; Chatham-Kent’s Trevor Everitt and Eric Carter, boys’ dou­bles; McGre­gor’s Tay­lor Kew­ley and Darby Barnard, girls’ dou­bles; and Ur­su­line’s Jakob Wanger and Chelsea Hart­ford, mixed dou­bles. The LKSSAA ju­nior cham­pi­onship is Thurs­day at St. Fran­cois-Xavier.

Jr. Wolf­pack win

Steele Harris and Kay­mond Turner each scored two tries for the Great Lakes Wolf­pack in a 43-0 win over the Lambton Cen­tral Lancers in LKSSAA ju­nior boys rugby Tues­day. Ryan Jan­j­tanovic, Quinn Jen­nings and Evan Brooks added one apiece. Brooks and Tris­tan Du­moulin each made two con­verts.

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