New website promotes tennis play


Petrolia tennis booster Matt Mueller has found another way to promote tennis. He’s designed a program and a website called Play It Forward to encourage people to get out and play the game. “It’s pretty much exactly the same thing as paying it forward except you play tennis with someone. Then they have to play… Read more »

Warwick teen wins division at Ironkid competition

s biathalon swimmers

The Independent Staff Nikki Boere of Warwick Township crossed the finish line first in the girls 12 and 13 division at Sunday’s Bluewater Ironkid competition along Lake Huron. The 13-year-old completed the 100 metre swim, 5K bike ride and 2K run in 20 minutes and 24 seconds, well ahead of runner-up Ellen Sawyer of Alvinston…. Read more »

Helps going to the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame


Long-time Petrolia Squires supporter Kent Helps is among eight individuals and one team going into the Sarnia-Lambton Hall of Fame later this year. Helps is being recognized under the special achievement category, which goes to an individual who has made a significant contribution to sports in areas beyond athletic prowess. He has been involved with… Read more »

Alvinston native will run Olympic marathon

Krista DuChene at the Watford-Alvinston Road Race in 2015

The Independent Staff Krista DuChene will run the marathon for Canada in Rio next month. The Brooke-Central Public School and LCCVI graduate, who now lives in Brantford, was one of 65 athletes recently nominated by Athletics Canada to compete in the Games. DuChene’s personal best in the marathon is 2:28.32 set at the Waterfront Marathon… Read more »