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EAGLES RAISE CUP

SARNIA – The Chatham Eagles won the President's Cup tournament Sunday in the London & Area Women's Soccer League.

They beat the Sarnia Wildcats 3-1 on penalty kicks in the final. The teams were tied 1-1 after regulation.

The Eagles edged London Marconi 2-1 in their semifinal. They won their pool Saturday with a 2-0-1 record.

JV COUGARS LOSE

GUELPH – The short-handed Chatham-Kent Cougars lost 36-6 to the Guelph Bears in the Ontario Football Conference junior varsity division Saturday.

Twenty Cougars missed the game to play in the Kent junior high school final.

Trev Niven was 2-for-3 on field goals, making kicks from 24 and 29 yards for a 6-0 lead.

Quarterback Kelton Evans was 8-of-12 for 93 yards and two interceptions. Nolan Ball was 4-of-6 for 34 yards and one interception.

Alex Ronyson had 80 rushing yards. Jake Anderson ran for 47 yards and caught three passes for 49 yards.

Ronyson and Nate Whittal also had multiple catches.

Alex Formosa made nine tackles and Denver Brown had eight. Dorian Payne, Austin Miller and Niven also played well defensively.

The Cougars (0-2) visit the Twin Cities Predators on Saturday in Waterloo.

VAN HERK WINS MEDALS

LONDON – Brendan Van Herk of the Blenheim Blast won nine medals – one gold, seven silvers and one bronze – at the Western Ontario Swimming Association long-course championships on the weekend.

He won the 200-metre butterfly for 13-year-old boys. He was second in the 50 and 100 butterfly, the 50 and 100 breaststroke, the 50 and 200 backstroke and the 200 individual medley, plus third in the 100 backstroke.

He qualified for the Canadian age-group championships in four events.

Justine Van Herk won silver in the 16-and-over girls' 100 backstroke and her younger sister, Shania, was fourth. Shania Van Herk won bronze in the 50 backstroke with a national age-group qualifying time and had three more top-10 results.

Rain Pfaff had seven top-10 swims among 14-year-old girls and River Pfaff had one for 16-and-over boys.

THIBERT WINS TWICE

Evan Thibert beat Laura Polowick 6-3 in the gold-division final at a Chatham Tennis Club junior singles tournament Sunday.

Rick An defeated Aiden Poole 6-2 for third place. Josh Ashby beat Jonathon Ashby 6-2 for fifth place.

Olivia Lozon won the silver division with a 3-0 record. She beat Ryan Baker 6-3 in the final.

Troy McFadden-McRae beat Samantha Lozon 4-0 in the bronze-division final.

Tom Bondy beat Brendan Hunter 4-2 for third place. Davis Hamilton beat Olivia Hunter 4-1 for fifth. Brady Garrow beat Brooke McLeod 4-0 for seventh.

On June 2, Thibert beat Ben Davies 6-2 in the gold final. Josh Ashby was third.

Olivia Lozon won the silver division with a 3-0 record. McFadden-McRae beat Hamilton 4-0 in the bronze final, with Samantha Lozon placing third.

POLOWICK WINS TOURNEY

Laura Polowick of Chatham won the under-18 girls division and Ashley Herfst of Chatham was second at the Little Caesars Junior Tennis Tour event Saturday at the Chatham Tennis Club.

Annabella Bajic of Windsor won the under-14 girls division. Olivia Lozon of Chatham was third.

Vlad Pac of London won the under-18 boys division. Chatham's Justin Baker and Ben Davies were second and third, respectively.

Andrew Davies of Sarnia won the under-14 boys division. Chatham's Evan Thibert and Josh Ashby were third and fourth, respectively.

After two of four tour stops, Polowick is tied for second and Herfst is fourth among under-18 girls. Emma Langlois of Windsor is first.

Bajic and London's Ava Skuse lead the under-14 girls. Lozon and Chatham's Lauren Ouimet share third.

Pac and Windsor's Joe Zhang lead the under-18 boys, and Baker is tied for third. Andrew Davies is first and Thibert second among under-14 boys.

The tour continues July 13 in Sarnia and July 27 in London. Contact Larry Lahey at lahlin@sympatico.ca for details.

HAVOC WINLESS ON ROAD

The Kent Havoc lost 35-5 to Highland on Saturday in Fergus, dropping its record to 1-1 in the Niagara Rugby Union men's 'B' division.

The Havoc women's team lost 39-12 to the first-place Sarnia Saints in a 'B' division match in Sarnia. The Havoc (2-1) led 12-7 at halftime but tired in the second half with only two substitute players.

No club games are scheduled this Saturday because Canada is hosting Ireland in a men's test match in Toronto.

Both Havoc teams return to action Saturday, June 22. The men visit the Niagara Wasps and the women visit the Wilmot Warthogs.

CANADA, PORTUGAL SPLIT

MISSISSAUGA – Veteran middle Adam Kaminski of Chatham didn't play as Canada and Portugal split two weekend matches in the World League men's volleyball tournament at the Hershey Centre.

Canada won in three sets Friday but lost in four Saturday.

Finland and the Netherlands are tied for first in the pool at 3-1. Canada, Portugal and South Korea are 2-2 and Japan is 0-4.

Canada plays Friday and Saturday against South Korea at the Hershey Centre.

CANADA LOSES FINAL

TEMUCO, Chile – The Canadian men's under-20 team lost to Italy 45-23 in the Junior World Rugby Trophy final Sunday.

Italy qualified for the 2014 junior world championship, while Canada will have to try for promotion again next year at the Junior World Rugby Trophy in Hong Kong.

Dr. Anthony Dixon of Chatham was at the tournament as the Canadian team doctor.

TRACK SIGN-UP TUESDAY

The Royal Canadian Legion district track and field meet will be June 21-22 at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex.

The meet is open to athletes born from 1996 to 2005.

Registration takes place Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at all Legion branches in Chatham-Kent. Chatham registration is at Branch 28 at 304 St. Clair St.

Parental signatures are required. The cost is $5.

GRAPPLERS WIN MEDALS

TORONTO – Gracie Barra Chatham fighters won six medals at the 2013 Grapplers Quest North American Championship recently.

Taylor Braun won gold in submission fighting (no-gi) and in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (gi) in the adult 209-pound division.

Nick Whittal fought six times in the 189-pound division, winning gold in no-gi and silver in gi.

Shane Lee won bronze in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at 169 pounds. Kayne Abrams won bronze in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the 10-12 year-old division.

Gracie Barra Chatham also had its first female competitor, Heather Macleod.

 

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