Sports briefs: boxing, hockey, football


Kaitlyn Clark, left, and Nicole Drury of the Bluewater Boxing Club won their fights during Rumble in the Falls III in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (Contributed Photo)

Bluewater boxers win

Kaitlyn Clark and Nicole Drury of the Bluewater Boxing Club won bouts Saturday during the Rumble in the Falls III fundraiser at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls.

The show included several fighters from Canada’s national team.

Clark won a split decision against Brantford’s Nikita Abbott, the Ontario Silver Gloves champion.

Clark improved to 3-0 against Abbott by using “a sharp counter-punching attack and lateral movement with great effect throughout the match, and stood her ground to trade hard shots down the stretch,” coach Wade Fleming wrote to the Observer.

Drury won by TKO against Sarina Turko from House of 5 Boxing in Niagara Falls. Drury beat her bigger, more-experienced opponent with “powerful and accurate jabs, right hands and left hooks, occasionally planting her feet to torch her foe with head-snapping blows,” Fleming wrote.

Clark and Drury will be joined by eight more Bluewater boxers at the Ontario Golden Gloves provincial championships Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in Niagara Falls.

Perreault scores in win

Sarnia Sting forward Jacob Perreault scored for Canada Red in a 4-3 overtime win against Sweden on Monday at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Quispamsis, N.B.

Perreault’s first goal of the tournament gave Canada Red a 2-0 lead in the first period.

Sweden rallied for a 3-2 lead, but Canada Red pulled out the victory when William Dufour of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies scored 3:19 into overtime.

Canada Red (0-1-1-0) is last in its pool with two points going into Tuesday’s pool finale against Finland (1-0-1-0), which has three points. Sweden has four and Russia has three.

Kyrou scores first goal

Former Sting star Jordan Kyrou scored his first goal as a professional Saturday in the American Hockey League.

Kyrou scored an empty-netter with 10 seconds left as the San Antonio Rampage beat the Stockton Heat 4-0 in Stockton, Calif.

The 20-year-old rookie forward has played three games with the Rampage since being reassigned by the St. Louis Blues.

Kyrou had one assist and a minus-three rating in nine games with the Blues.

Kyrou was the Ontario Hockey League player of the year with the Sting last season. He was a second-round pick by the Blues in the 2016 NHL draft.

Football semifinals Friday

Top-seeded Northern will host Ursuline at Norm Perry Park while St. Patrick’s visits Chatham-Kent in the LKSSAA AAA senior football semifinals Friday.

Northern was 6-0 in the regular season. Chatham-Kent, St. Patrick’s and Ursuline tied for second in the AAA standings at 3-3.

Chatham-Kent won the second-place tiebreaker by allowing the fewest points (67). St. Patrick’s and Ursuline each allowed 107, so St. Patrick’s won the third-place tiebreaker due to its 23-13 win over Ursuline in their lone regular-season meeting.

Also, the AA final scheduled for this Saturday in Wallaceburg has been postponed. No makeup date was announced. The Tartans are hosting the Great Lakes Wolfpack.


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