Local roundup: Griffith AHL all-star; Jr. Lancers win badminton title

The Pain Court Patrios swept the Lambton-Kent Cardinals in an LKSSAA soccer doubleheader Thursday.

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Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith of the Bakersfield Condors was named an American Hockey League second-team all-star Thursday.

The 29-year-old forward is fourth in the AHL scoring race with a career-high and team record 79 points in 63 games. He’s also scored a career-high 29 goals.

Griffith was the AHL player of the month for January and has two double-digit point streaks this season.

He’s an AHL all-star for the second time.

Patriotes sweep Cardinals in twinbill

The Pain Court Patrios swept the Lambton-Kent Cardinals in an LKSSAA soccer doubleheader Thursday at Pain Court.

Taylor L’Ecuyer had a hat trick, Ava VandenDool added two goals, and Jenaline Mason and Morgan Pilon chipped in with singles in the Patriotes ‘7-2 win in the senior girls’ game.

Lexi Taylor and Taylor Poland replied for the Cardinals.

In the senior boys ‘game, George Ansell scored two goals and Ryan Brophy had a shutout in the Patriotes’ 4-0 win. Nolan Comartin and Owen Caron also scored.

Both Patriotes teams are 1-0-0. Both Cardinals teams are 0-2-0.

Jr. Lancers wear badminton crown

The Ursuline Lancers won the LKSSAA junior badminton championship with 46 points Wednesday at Lambton-Kent Composite School in Dresden.

The Pain Court Patriotes were second with 40, the McGregor Panthers were third with 20 and the Chatham-Kent Golden Hawks were fourth with 17.

The SWOSSAA junior championship will be Tuesday, May 3, at St. Clair College’s Chatham Campus HealthPlex (boys ‘and girls’ doubles) and Wednesday, May 4, at the HealthPlex (mixed doubles) and Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court (boys ‘and girls’ singles).

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Patriotes, Panthers win junior finals

The Pain Court Patriotes won three finals and the McGregor Panthers won two at the LKSSAA junior badminton championship.

Pain Court’s Claire Desaulniers beat Chatham-Kent’s Jeanette Legere in the girls’ singles final. Ursuline’s Avery Sheppy was fourth.

Pain Court’s Owen Caron beat Ursuline’s Brock Mailloux in the boys’ singles final. Chatham Christian’s Dylan Kloostra was third and Chatham-Kent’s Justin Ewald was sixth.

McGregor’s Harleigh Lopresti and Paula Perez beat Ursuline’s Julia Cap and Rowan Guy in the girls’ doubles final. Ursuline’s Victoria Cap and Brooke Rocheleau were third, and Chatham-Kent’s Melorey Elson and Katharina Laudenklos were fifth.

McGregor’s Tanner Rush and Dylan Tricker won the boys’ doubles final over Ursuline’s Isiah Dunlop and Lucas Teron.

Ursuline’s Adam Vsetula and Tom Blundy were third, Ridgetown’s Mackenzie Anderson and Owen Campbell were fourth, Pain Court’s Travis Caron and Riley Countryman were fifth, and Wallaceburg’s Drew Bunda and Geremia Nappi were sixth.

Xander Aitken and Kaia Rivard beat Gavin Stonefish and Janelle Labonte in an all-Pain Court mixed doubles final. Ursuline’s Taya Legue and Jack Grochmal were third, Chatham-Kent’s Audrey Tsui and Jordan McCarthy were fourth, and Chatham-Kent’s Jessica Lin and Curtis Moco were fifth.

Hawks, Lancers notch rugby wins

The Chatham-Kent Golden Hawks improved to 2-0-0 in the LKSSAA senior girls’ rugby league with a 22-5 win over the Northern Vikings (0-1-0) on Thursday.

The Ursuline Lancers won their season opener 32-5 over the Lambton Central Lancers (0-1-0).

Kierstin Bonneau, Soh Lee Jung, Tia Badder, Megan Beselaere, Bailee Venhuizen and Jillian Vickery scored the Lancers’ tries, Vickery also had a convert and Badder was their maid of the match.

Pain Court Patriotes' Owen Caron, left, and Lambton-Kent Cardinals' Hayden Jackson watch the ball in the first half of an LKSSAA senior boys' soccer game at Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court in Pain Court, Ont., On Thursday, April 28 , 2022. Mark Malone / Chatham Daily News / Postmedia Network
Pain Court Patriotes’ Owen Caron, left, and Lambton-Kent Cardinals’ Hayden Jackson watch the ball in the first half of an LKSSAA senior boys’ soccer game at Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court in Pain Court, Ont., On Thursday, April 28 , 2022. Mark Malone / Chatham Daily News / Postmedia Network
Pain Court Patriotes' Carson May, left, and Lambton-Kent Cardinals' Konnor Smith battle in the first half of an LKSSAA senior boys' soccer game at Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court in Pain Court, Ont., On Thursday, April 28, 2022 Mark Malone / Chatham Daily News / Postmedia Network
Pain Court Patriotes’ Carson May, left, and Lambton-Kent Cardinals’ Konnor Smith battle in the first half of an LKSSAA senior boys’ soccer game at Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court in Pain Court, Ont., On Thursday, April 28, 2022 Mark Malone / Chatham Daily News / Postmedia Network
Lambton-Kent Cardinals' Marty Elliott (28) and Pain Court Patriotes' George Ansell battle in the first half of an LKSSAA senior boys' soccer game at Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court in Pain Court, Ont., On Thursday, April 28, 2022 Mark Malone / Chatham Daily News / Postmedia Network
Lambton-Kent Cardinals’ Marty Elliott (28) and Pain Court Patriotes’ George Ansell battle in the first half of an LKSSAA senior boys’ soccer game at Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court in Pain Court, Ont., On Thursday, April 28, 2022 Mark Malone / Chatham Daily News / Postmedia Network
Lambton-Kent Cardinals' Marty Elliott (28) and Pain Court Patriotes' Travis Caron battle in the first half of an LKSSAA senior boys' soccer game at Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court in Pain Court, Ont., On Thursday, April 28, 2022 Mark Malone / Chatham Daily News / Postmedia Network
Lambton-Kent Cardinals’ Marty Elliott (28) and Pain Court Patriotes’ Travis Caron battle in the first half of an LKSSAA senior boys’ soccer game at Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court in Pain Court, Ont., On Thursday, April 28, 2022 Mark Malone / Chatham Daily News / Postmedia Network

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