London Lightning

PHOTOS: A swing and a hit at U17 girls fastball championships

The London Lightning girls fastball club played host this weekend to the U17 Grand Valley championship, a tournament of 12 teams and nearly 150 athletes aged 16 and 17 from across Southern Ontario. It was held at Stronach field in northeast London and LFP photojournalist Mike Hensen was there: Do you have a youth sports […]

London Lightning stars add to honours after gilded season

London Lightning playoff MVP Terry Thomas and Cameron Forte were named to the National Basketball League of Canada’s all-league first team this week. Thomas, also the sixth man of the year and top Canadian player, joined Billy White (Windsor Express) and league MVP Joel Kindred and Tyran Walker, both of the KW Titans, on the […]

Letters to the Editor: June 7, 2022

Hurray, Lightning Congratulations to the London Lightning basketball team on winning another championship. Kudos to Vito and Mark Frijia and to coach Doug Plumb. May they strike again next year. Larry Regan, London Park highrises In his letter to the editor Vote for someone new on council (June 4) Jeff Rankin-Lowe contends we need a […]

CHAMPS! Powerhouse London Lightning win fifth league title

It was a shorter season than normal. Only four Ontario teams were able to take the floor. But the way the London Lightning dominated this year, it was unfathomable that the end result would be any different than the way it played out. London wrapped up its fifth championship in franchise history by sweeping the […]

OT thriller puts London Lightning one win from another league title

The London Lightning are just one win from their fifth National Basketball League of Canada championship title. They had to work overtime and prevail in an instant classic to earn that position. Jermaine Haley buried the first two buckets of the five-minute extra session, then guards Chris Jones and Jordan Burns locked it down with […]

NBL Canada finals, Game 1: London Lightning leave no doubt

Chris Jones has been searching for his offensive touch since returning from a month-long suspension in time for the playoffs. He found it in Game 1 of the National Basketball League of Canada finals. The speedy veteran London guard shot a staggering 71.4 per cent (15-of-21) from the field and torched the KW Titans for […]

All you need to know about London Lightning’s championship final

The London Lightning will battle the K-W Titans in the National Basketball League of Canada championship series starting Friday (7 p.m.) at Budweiser Gardens. Game 2 of the best-of-five series will be in London Sunday (2 p.m.) before shifting to Kitchener for Games 3 and 4 (Wednesday, June 1 and Friday, June 3). A deciding […]

London Lightning back where they belong: In NBL championship final

The London Lightning are back in the National Basketball League of Canada final for the sixth time in their 10-season history. The Bolts booked their latest ticket with a dramatic 110-108 victory before 1,859 at Windsor’s WFCU Centre Friday, completing the three-game semifinal sweep of the rival Express. Big man Amir Williams converted the decisive […]

Suspended all-star returns, London Lightning win playoff opener

The third quarter was frightening. The fourth quarter? Enlightening, at least from a defensive point of view. The London Lightning withstood a 40-point Windsor third quarter by holding the Express to just 12 in the fourth to finish up a 106-99 playoff-opening victory Sunday afternoon at Budweiser Gardens. The regular-season champs managed to draw first […]

Jordan Burns hits seven 3s as London Lightning down Sudbury

The London Lightning aimed to prove they were the best offensive team in the National Basketball League of Canada. Message delivered. The scorching Bolts dropped 71 first-half points and torched the Five 120-104 Monday at Sudbury Community Arena. It was the regular-season champs’ 19th win in 23 games and planted a seed in the Five’s […]

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