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Sports briefs: volleyball, skating, swimming, bowling, track


LAKESHORE – The Ursuline Lancers lost to the St. Anne Saints in four sets in the SWOSSAA 'AAAA' senior girls volleyball final Tuesday.

The Saints won 25-19, 23-25, 25-7, 25-16.

They'll play at the OFSAA championship March 4-6 in Mississauga.


LONDON – David Tran, Gigi Sasseville and Nicole Depooter of the Chatham Y Pool Sharks each won two medals at the Ontario Winter Festival on the weekend.

Tran won a gold in the 50-metre freestyle (32.82 seconds) and bronze in the 50 backstroke (39.97) for 10-and-under boys. He was fourth in the 100 backstroke, fifth in the 200 and 400 freestyle and sixth in the 200 backstroke.

Sasseville won a silver in the 10-and-under girls' 50 butterfly (36.71) and a bronze in the 100 butterfly (1:22.90). She set a club record in each event.

Depooter won bronze in the 50 freestyle (29.23) and 200 freestyle (2:19.74) for 12-year-old girls. She was fourth in the 100 backstroke, sixth in the 200 backstroke, seventh in the 100 freestyle and 11th in the 100 breaststroke.

Ethan DeNure was fourth in the 50 fly and Matt Eddington was fourth in the 50 back, seventh in the 100 back and 10th in the 200 back for 10-and-under boys.

Tyler Cummings was sixth in the 13-year-old boys' 200 breast. Jack Gillis was ninth in the 11-year-old boys' 200 fly. Joslyn Dunlop was 12th in the 10-and-under girls' 200 back.


AYLMER – Chatham Skating Club members won three gold, one silver and three bronze medals at the Western Ontario StarSkate Championships on the weekend.

Hannah Ross won gold for pre-juvenile women and bronze for bronze interpretive women.

Ross and Paige Newman also qualified for the Skate Ontario StarSkate Championships on March 22-24 in Fort Erie.

Emily Zimmer won gold for pre-preliminary women and Elyse Gregory won gold for pre-introductory interpretive women.

Joshua Andari earned silver for preliminary men. Broke McLeod won bronze in preliminary women.

Newman won the overall bronze in gold triathlon for placing third in skills, interpretive and free skate.

Jessica Rummery was fifth in StarSkate junior bronze women.


POINT EDWARD – The Chatham Bowlerama team of Zachary Vince, Katie Duquette and Duncas Degelas won gold at the Spring Master zone round Sunday with a three-game total of 356 pins over average.

They advance to the provincial round April 7 in Scarborough.

Teams consisted of a bantam (Vince), junior (Duquette) and master (Degelas).

Pat Stuart, Austin Graham and Michael Hosfeld of Bowlerama were third with 208 pins over average.

Five Bowlerama members also won individual awards in their age divisions.

Bantam Sebastian Moreno and junior Stephanie McMahon had the high series (flat) with 559 and 565, respectively.

Bantam Emily Tarrant and junior Thomas Dudgeon had the high series (over average) with 130 and 73, respectively. Bantam Bradyn Johnston had the high single (over average) with 72.


Quinn Cannella of Chatham is seeded second for the midget boys' 1,200 metres and third for the 2,000 metres at the Athletics Ontario bantam, midget and youth championships this weekend in Toronto.

Cannella recently set a Legion provincial midget record of 6:09.05 in the 2,000 metres at the Royal Canadian Legion's Ontario indoor track and field championships in Toronto.

He was eighth in the open 1,500 metres in 4:14.94 at an Athletics Ontario prep meet. He was also third in the midget 1,200 metres in 3:16.70 at an Ontario vs. Quebec match meet.

He was second in the 1,200 and 2,000 metres at an Athletics Ontario qualifying meet.


The Chatham-Kent Major Curling League finals were postponed Tuesday due to the threat of a snowstorm.

They'll be played Tuesday, March 5, at the Chatham Granite Club at 6:30 p.m.

Defending champion John Young Jr. will play Phil Daniel in the 'A' final, while Brian Glover and Brian DeRooy meet in the 'B' final.


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