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The intensity boiled over into the stands on Sunday, May 20 in an Ontario Junior ‘B’ Lacrosse League match-up between heated division rivals, the Windsor Clippers and Wallaceburg Red Devils. With less than a minute left in the game, there was a disturbance in the stands behind the Red Devils and Clippers benches. The commotion continued in the stands for several minutes at the conclusion of the game. Eventually, the Chatham-Kent Police Service was called. Police say they were called to the arena for a disturb the peace call and upon officers arrival most of the commotion was finished, and no one wanted to make a complaint to officers. The game ended in 15-13 score, in favour of WIndsor. Coach Jamie Knight says the team can bounce back. The team did redeem themselves on Thursday, with a 12-7 win over Point Edward on Thursday. The final home game of the regular season for Wallaceburg is Saturday at 4 p.m. against London.
The Wallaceburg Tartans captured the LKSSAA ‘AA’ crown on Wednesday, beating the Lambton Central Lancers 5-2 in high school seniors boys soccer. Brody Genyn scored 4 goals for the Tartans, while Jared Langeveld added 1 goal in the championship game for the host squad. The Tartans will face either Amherstburg General Amherst or Essex in the SWOSSAA ‘AA’ final next week.
The Wallaceburg Tartans senior boys baseball team played in the league final on Thursday. The Tartans visited the Great Lakes Wolfpack in Sarnia. Unfortunately, the Tartans fell by score of 10-0. This is the first year for the Tartans baseball program. Wallaceburg defeated LCCVI by a score of 5-1 on Tuesday in the semi-finals. Wallaceburg topped UCC and CKSS in the regular season as well.
And finally, Julia Duenas from CK Sports Express Magazine has a special report.