Sting camp this weekend
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.”
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.