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CAMBRIDGE – Quinn Cannella of Chatham-Kent won the midget boys' 3,000 metres in 9:25.07 at the OFSAA West Region track and field championship Saturday.

Cannella also won the 1,500 metres Friday. He was the only Kent winner at the two-day meet.

Seven other Kent athletes also qualified for the OFSAA championship with a top-four finish Saturday.

Cai Kellier of Chatham-Kent tied for second in the junior boys' high jump with 1.80 metres. He lost a first-place tiebreaker to Justin McKague of Wingham Madill.

Josh Kellier of Chatham-Kent was second in the junior boys' 3,000 metres in 9:02.68. Felix Marchand of Chatham-Kent was second in the midget boys' 300-metre hurdles in 42.86 seconds.

Floritia Avina of Ursuline was second in the junior girls' javelin with 31.48 metres. Amy Koomans of Chatham Christian was third in the midget girls' triple jump with 10.50 metres.

Kianna Shepley of Chatham-Kent was fourth in the junior girls' 300-metre hurdles in 47.95 seconds. Morgan Desjardins of Pain Court was fourth in the midget girls' discus with 23.84 metres.

Marchand, Koomans, Desjardins, Cannella and Josh Kellier each qualified in two events for the OFSAA championship this Thursday to Saturday in Oshawa.


The Wallaceburg Red Devils have dropped to .500 in the Ontario Jr. 'B' Lacrosse League after losing twice on the weekend.

The Red Devils' record fell to 6-6 and their losing streak hit four games Saturday with an 18-7 loss to the defending Founders Cup champion Six Nations Rebels at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena.

They also suffered a 15-8 road loss to the Guelph Regals on Friday.

On Saturday, the Red Devils trailed 5-0 after the first period and 8-1 midway through the second in front of 330 fans.

Lucas Beaver had a hat trick for the Red Devils, Joel Shepley had one goal and three assists, and Brandon Lilley, Corey Lucier and Evan Mathany also scored.

Losing goalie Eric Shepley stopped 29 of 47 saves.

On Friday, Jordan Durston led the Red Devils with a hat trick and two assists. Mike Myers scored twice.

Neil McInroy added a goal and two assists, Beaver and Nick Snow also scored, and Nate Carroll had two assists. Ryan Schuetzkowski was the losing goalie.

The Red Devils host the Far West Division-leading Windsor Clippers (9-2) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. They'll visit the Niagara Thunderhawks on Saturday.


The stock car races Saturday night at South Buxton Raceway were cancelled due to the weather.

Friday's rain left the pits and parking lots in poor shape and more ran was forecast for Saturday.

The pre-race pig roast had already been rescheduled for this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

The four memorial races have been moved to Saturday, July 6.


The Chatham-Kent Cougars won their home opener Saturday, beating the Brantford Bisons 44-7 in the Ontario Football Conference senior varsity division at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex.

The Cougars' first win evened their record at 1-1. They visit the Guelph Bears this Saturday and the Twin Cities Predators in Waterloo on Saturday, June 15, before coming home to play the Forest City Thunderbirds on Saturday, June 22.

The Cougars' three other teams suffered a winless weekend at home.

The Junior Varsity Cougars lost 42-12 to the Bisons on Saturday.

On Sunday, the Bantam Cougars lost 70-6 to the Bisons and the Peewee Cougars lost 51-28 to the Burlington Stampeders.


Tristen Allen posted his second shutout as the Chatham Attack beat London Oakridge 5-0 on Saturday at Thames Campus in the Western Ontario Soccer League.

The Attack is tied for second place in the Fourth West Division with a 2-0-2 record.

Josh Reaume scored the eventual winner for a 1-0 halftime lead.

Aaron Brady, Keegan Pittuck, Chad Schnekenburger and Mitchell Hakker scored in the second half. Pittuck's goal was on a penalty shot.

The Attack hosts Exeter at 8 p.m. Friday at Chatham Christian and visits Nairn on Sunday.


LONDON – The Chatham Express tied London Croatia 1-1 on Friday at Thames Campus in the Western Ontario Soccer League's Premier Division.

The Express (1-1-2) visits the Wallaceburg Sting (0-3-2) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kinsmen Park, then hosts London Marconi at 6 p.m. Saturday at Thames Campus.


QUEBEC CITY – Canada and the Netherlands began the FIVB World League men's volleyball tournament by splitting two weekend matches.

Veteran middle Adam Kaminski of Chatham is on the Canadian roster, but he wasn't in the lineup for either match.

Canada won 25-22, 22-25, 27-25, 27-25 in Friday's opening match for both teams. The Netherlands won 25-22, 25-17, 20-25, 25-23 on Saturday.

Canada's next four World League matches are in Mississauga on June 7-8 against Portugal and June 14-15 against South Korea before going overseas to play in Finland and Japan.

Canada, ranked 18th in the world, is in a six-team pool with No. 19 Japan, No. 24 South Korea, No. 30 Finland, and Portugal and the Netherlands, tied at No. 36.



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