Sports

SCITS takes senior boys rugby crown

St. Patrick’s teammates Christian Lyles, left, and John Fazio zero in and pull down Max Jantz of SCITS during the Lambton-Kent senior boys rugby final. The tackle wasn’t enough, however. Playing May 28 on home turf the Blue Bombers went on defeat St. Pat’s 19-5 and advance to the A/AA Ontario high school championship, set… Read more »

Rapids hat-trick

A trio of Sarnia Y Rapids 2 swim team member scored gold at the recent Hollandia Spring Invitational in London. Samuel Boily-Dufour, 16, right, won seven medals, including gold in 50m and 100m Freestyle. Maude Boily-Dufour, 14, brought home five medals, including gold in the 50m Fly, while Jack Girardi, 10, had gold in 50m… Read more »

Lambton golfer among leaders

Eric Patenaude of Lambton College finished in a tie for 14th place overall at the Canadian University/College Golf Championships in Guelph. He shot rounds of 72, 71, 77 and 70 to complete the 72 holes at 10 over par 290; ten shots back of the winner. His score was tied for the best by the… Read more »

Chapman takes checkered flag

A Sarnia race driver The Journal introduced to local readers last season has won the season-opening V8 Stock Muscle Car race at Delaware Speedway near London. Jaden Campbell, 20, started in sixth place in the May 23 event and eventually beat Mitchell’s Jamie Klumper by seven seconds.

Sarnia weightlifter qualifies for Pan-Am Games

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Boady Santavy gave himself an early birthday present by qualifying for the upcoming Pan-Am Games in Toronto. He punched his ticket to the July event by finishing second in the 85-kilo weight class and fourth overall at the Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships in Mississauga over the Victoria Day weekend, less than a… Read more »

Corunna Lady Giants honoured

The Corunna Lady Giants softball team was named the team of the week for their achievements at the UTM Shootout on May 18. Corunna finished tied for second in pool play, and missed making the final on the run-differential tie-breaker. Meanwhile, Kennedy Dietz was named player of the week by opposing coaches and players after… Read more »

First rounder signs with Sting

Sasha Chmelevski will suit up for the Sarnia Sting this season. The 10th overall pick in last month’s Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection has signed an agreement with the team. The 15-year-old averaged nearly a point a game in 25 games with the Detroit Honeybaked U16 program last season, and had an impressive showing at… Read more »

Legionnaires ink local talent

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal The Sarnia Legionnaires cemented their reputation as ‘Lambton County’s team’ this week by signing a pair of local youngsters. Head coach Mark Davis announced the Jr. ‘B’ hockey club has added centre Alec DeKoning of Sombra and defenceman Eric Marsh of Wyoming to its roster. Marsh, a 17-year-old who… Read more »

Opening tourney for Lawn Bowling Club

Cathy Mott, centre, presents the winners’ plaque to Jim and Sue Roth of Woodstock, Ont. following the Mott Memorial Tournament at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club on Monday, May 18. Eighteen pairs teams of visiting and local bowlers competed in the tournament, now in its 46th year. Submitted Photo

Local track athletes advance to regional Ontario meet

Irish relay team Joey Eddleston of St. Patrick’s High School rounds a turn at the SWOSSA track and field meet, held last weekend at Chatham-Kent and Windsor. He and teammates Patrick Lange, Travis Garrity and Mitch Damchuk placed third in the senior boys 4×100 metre relay. Eddleston also had a first in the senior boys… Read more »