Sports

Football season ends for Sarnia Imperials

The Sarnia Imperials’ season came to an end Aug. 12 when they lost their semifinal game 35-0 to the defending champion GTA All Stars. Sarnia compiled a 5-3 record during the Northern Football Conference season and won its first playoff game over Ottawa. But the All Stars, which drubbed Sarnia 44-0 earlier in the season,… Read more »

Perfect in Niagara

The Sarnia FC U16 Girls soccer team was victorious at the 55th annual AC Douglas Tournament and Festival in Niagara Falls, winning five straight games without surrendering a single goal. From left are, front row: Chloe Busby, Telessa Salmikivi, Kathleen Kerwin and JJ Thomson; middle row: Julia Wildschut, Alex DiMuzio, Maggie Kearns, Alex Rizkallah, Sydney… Read more »

Dally helps national basketball team qualify for worlds

Bright’s Grove’s Laura Dally has helped the Canadian Women’s Basketball Team qualify for the World Cup in Spain. Canada successfully defended its FIBA Women’s AmeriCup crown thanks a 67-65 win over Argentina in last week’s final. Dally is a six-foot guard who graduated from Northern Collegiate and has played 32 games with Team Canada over… Read more »

Another season of Sting hockey about to begin

The Sarnia Sting are about to get back on the ice. The Ontario Hockey League club begins training camp on Aug. 28 at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena, with the annual inter-squad “black and white” game in support of the United Way set for Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Exhibition games against Highway 402 rival… Read more »

Sarnians shine in 60th annual Robinson Tennis Tourney

Sarnia was well represented at the 60th annual Francis J. Robinson Memorial tennis tournament in Port Huron, providing 23 of the 310 participants. Five players won their events, seven reached the finals and ten made it to semifinals at the Aug. 1-6 tournament. Tej Patel was one of only two players to capture the Robinson… Read more »

Sarnia Braves organization enjoying an outstanding season

Troy Shantz It’s a good year to be a Brave. The Senior Braves baseball team just completed a record-setting season and the Midget squad also made some history by winning the Stan Slack Memorial tournament. The tournament win was the first by Sarnia in 23 years. It was renamed in 2014 to reflect Slack’s contribution… Read more »

Drouin missed track world championships

Injuries continue to hamper Corunna high-jumper Derek Drouin. The 27-year-old Olympic Gold medalist announced last week he was withdrawing from the track and field world championships in London, England due to a persistent tendon injury. “I knew I was dealing with an injury that would make my chances of competing come down to the wire,”… Read more »

Zone Champions

The Sarnia Novice 1 Bandit Express Pacers earned a trip to the provincial lacrosse championships after winning their zone with a 6-3 victory over the London Blue Devils. From left are, back row: Tate Ross, Jason Bourdage, Ian Henderson, Tricia Ross and Mike Mara, third row, Luke Laevens, Ryder Haynes, Carson Crawford, Kaia Pierce, Haiden… Read more »

Imperials win quarterfinal game

Sarnia Imperials wide receiver Ryan Lounsbury (89) reels in a pass in the end zone to complete a touchdown against the Ottawa Invaders during a thrilling 58-53 victory Aug. 5. The quarterfinal game at Norm Perry Park was a crazy one, with the Sarnia blowing a 15-0 lead to trail 40-15 at halftime. The Imps… Read more »