Emily Vandamme of Wallaceburg is currently playing for Team Ontario. They have a record of 3-1 including a 10-1 win over Team Alberta yesterday and a 10-4 win over Team Atlantic the night before.
Wallaceburg Lacrosse product Zach Herreweyers has been named the Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior ‘A’ rookie of the year. Playing for the Peterborough Lakers, Herreweyers suited up for 16 of 20 regular season games scoring 38 goals and adding 31 assists for 69 points. He will attend Loyola University this fall to play field lacrosse for their men’s program.
London 2012 Olympics
Gymnastics, Sarnia’s Dominique Pegg was a part of the strongest Canadian team to ever compete in the Olympic Games. The Canadians finished in the top-five for the first time at a non-boycotted Games. Canada placed fifth in the team event, an even higher ranking than they had in the qualification round. The Former Blenheim Golden Eagles gymnast is originally from Rondeau and now lives in Sarnia.
Canada weightlifter Christine Girard won a bronze medal in the women’s 53-kilogram competition. It is Canada’s first ever medal in women’s weightlifting.
Montreal’s Antoine Valois-Fortier has won bronze in the Men’s 81kg judo event. He’s the first Canadian judo player to win a medal since 2000.
Roseline Filion of Laval, Que., and Montreal’s Meaghan Benfeito won Canada’s second medal at the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games, capturing bronze in the women’s 10-metre synchronized pair platform diving competition.
Canada now has four medals overall, all bronze.
The Canadian women’s soccer team tied Sweden 2-2 yesterday, the draw vaults the team into the quarter-finals.
Canadian Milos Raonic lost a marathon Olympic tennis match to Jo Wilfrid Tsonga of France, the score was 3-6, 6-3, 23-25. It was the longest match in Olympic history.
And American swimmer Michael Phelps won a record 19th career Olympic medal with a gold medal in the men’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay. With the medal, Phelps passed retired Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina as the all-time most-decorated Olympian.
The Detroit Tigers lost a rain shortened contest 4-1 to the Boston Red Sox. Justin Verlander pitched 5 innings, giving up 4 runs, 3 earned, he struck out 6, this was before the skies opened up. After a lengthy rain delay, the game was called.
The Jay fell to Seattle last night as well. The Mariners cruised to a 7-2 win. Brett Lawrie drove in both runs for the Jays in the loss.
Both clubs stayed put on trade deadline day as well, although some other teams were quite busy.
The Texas Rangers acquired Canadian pitcher Ryan Dempster from the Cubs.
The Dodgers continued loading up, acquiring outfielder Shayne Victorino from the Phillies..
And the Giants picked up Hunter Pence from Philly as well.