Sports

Sarnia Imperials ready for a crown

During this centennial year, the Sarnia Imperials are in a gift-giving mood. “We want to give (the city) a championship,” said club president and head coach Jake Cherski, who has challenged his players to remember their two-time Grey Cup championship roots and play with extra pride this season. Cherski says the 2014 version of the… Read more »

Jackson’s five a first for Wolverines

Kyle Jackson attained a series of firsts for the University of Michigan men’s field lacrosse club this season. The Sarnia Pacers alumni has been named an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) first-team conference all-star, and late last month was chosen conference Player of the Week after scoring five goals in a 19-10 victory over Pittsburgh’s… Read more »

Mom and son score rare one-two punch in amateur boxing

A mother and son from Sarnia have pulled off the rare sports feat of simultaneously becoming Golden Gloves boxing champions. Mandy Taylor-Bartley, 38, defeated a Toronto fighter to claim the light middleweight and 2014 Golden Gloves title in three rounds at the Ontario Boxing Association championship in Hamilton, April 25-27. Meanwhile, son Dylan Taylor won… Read more »

Swimmer earns trophy

Taylor Marut, 9, of the Sarnia Y Rapids I swim team claimed trophy for finishing third overall in her age class at the St. Clair Erie Aquatic League (SEAL) end-of-season championship Swim Champs meet in Leamington April 26-27. Submitted Photo

Lawn bowling introduction

The Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club is hosting a series of open houses to introduce local residents to the sports. Newcomers can try the game for free at the club, which located in Germain Park off of Bright Street, May 14 and 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and May… Read more »

Letowski’s team wins bronze

They wanted gold, but Team Canada settled for a bronze medal at the World Under 18 Hockey Championships recently in Finland. The Canadians, which included Sarnia Sting Head Coach Trevor Letowski as an assistant coach, shook off an overtime loss to the Czech Republic in the semi-finals to defeat Sweden, 3-1 in the third-place game…. Read more »

The Valhalla Major Bantam (Grade 8) boys’ basketball team was victorious at the Ontario Cup tournament in Toronto April 26-27. Valhalla claimed the gold medal by defeating Hamilton Blessed Sacrament 34-29 in the final. Sarnia went undefeated in the tournament. Here, Valhalla’s Griffin Odriscoll goes up for a shot. Photo by Bruce Smith

New season for Sarnia Braves

The manager of the Sarnia Braves says his team is likely playing the stiffest competition in the country with its participation in the Can Am Senior “AAA” Baseball League. “The league includes the Windsor Stars, reigning Canadian Senior Baseball champs, the Tecumseh Jr. Thunder, who won the Canadian Junior title last year, and the Windsor… Read more »

Rapids swimmers make waves at meet

A winning relay team was among the 42 Sarnia Y Rapids I swim team swimmers who competed at the recent St. Clair Erie Aquatic League (SEAL) swim meet in Windsor. Lauren Armstrong and Kate Bedard, both 6, and Daisy Jenkins, 7, topped the field in the 7-and-under 100 metre freestyle relay. Bedard also placed 3rd… Read more »

Track star follows path of local Olympian

Danielle Quinn says following in the footsteps of Olympic and World Championship bronze medalist and five-time NCAA champion Derek Drouin in the track and field program at the University of Indiana has been both challenging and motivational. “There’s a little more pressure because I’m from the same hometown as Derek.” said the St. Christopher grad…. Read more »