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City player doing backflips down under in pro soccer league

Troy Shantz Bright’s Grove’s Kwin Kensley has ventured about as far away from home as you can get to play professional soccer. The St. Christopher’s secondary grad is a member of the Northern Rangers, based in Launceston, Tasmania. It didn’t take him long to make an impact. In his first game, the 24-year-old scored a… Read more »

St. Pat’s champs second year in a row

Spencer Baillie (13) of St. Patrick’s reels in a pass for one of two touchdowns he scored during the senior high school football final played Nov. 18 in a miserable rain at Norm Perry Park. The Fighting Irish went on to defeat the Northern Vikings 29-8 and win the Lambton-Kent 12-man championship for a second… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What popular TV series and 1993 hit movie of the same name featured the characters Lt. Gerard and “a one armed man”? 2 – Until May 1st, if your car is parked on any city street between these hours, you risk being ticketed? 3 – What sort of triangle has sides all of… Read more »

Snow bowl

The Lambton-Kent senior boys’ high school semi-final was played in true Canadian football fashion when the St Patrick’s Fighting Irish and Chatham Kent Hawks took to a snow-covered field at Norm Perry Park on Nov. 10. The Irish downed the visitors 20-0 to advance to the final. Here, Joey Ferrera of St. Pat’s hangs onto… Read more »

Give us back the Dow People Place, senior urges City Hall

Troy Shantz An 80-year-old music lover is lobbying City Hall to make improvements to the new Agora in Centennial Park, which she says is inferior to the facility it replaced. The old Dow People Place was heavily used on summer nights, especially by the city’s growing senior population, because it had seating for concerts, a… Read more »

Undefeated season

The St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish are the Lambton-Kent senior girls’ basketball champions. From left are, front row: Kala Wagg, Keirsten Tomkins, Mackenzie Mullen, Breanna Pretty and Ana Stathakis, back row: Coach Brett Braekevelt, Jordan Braekevelt, Katie Vandenberg, Jennah Taylor, Amanda Palocz, Gabby Creivich, Anastasia Prins and Coach Rahat Altaf. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

On parade

This image from the 1940s shows Christina Street at the intersection of George Street, looking north. The building in the upper right corner is the old Sarnia Armoury, on land now occupied by City Hall, and a white War Surplus Store, about where the fountain now stands. On this side of George is the Town… Read more »

Sting down Knights, remain atop the junior hockey standings

Goalie Justin Fazio turned aside 31 of 32 shots Wednesday as the Sarnia Sting downed the visiting London Knights 4-1 in the latest skirmish in the ‘Battle of the 402’ at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Here, the Sarnia native makes a stop on the Knight’s Cliff Pu, who had London’s lone goal. Hugo Leufvenius… Read more »

FILM REVIEW: This gang of superheroes a little out of their league

JUSTICE LEAGUE, directed by Zack Snyder Look! Up in the sky – it’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … a bit of a mess. The Justice League brings together the DC comic gang in the hopes of capitalizing on Wonder Woman’s incredible success earlier this year, while simultaneously erasing from your memory the dark… Read more »