Sports

Tennis is suddenly hot again in Sarnia

Journal Staff The spectacular rise of Canada’s tennis stars has sparked a sudden resurgence of interest in the sport. Normally empty tennis courts are showing signs of life again, and Sarnians who wouldn’t know an ace from a hole in the ground tuned in to watch Eugenie Bouchard, Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil make history… Read more »

World-class hockey coming to Sarnia-Lambton

Sarnia-Lambton will host the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge this fall. Sarnia’s RBC Centre is the focal point of the 24-game tournament, which will also see games played at The Shores Recreation Centre in Forest as well as pre-tournament matches in Petrolia and Watford. “It is a new era for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and… Read more »

Sting pick big Czech centre

Journal Staff A 17-year-old expected to be a first round selection in the 2015 NHL draft was taken first overall by the Sarnia Sting in the CHL Import draft last week. Pavel Zacha averaged nearly two points per game for his junior team in his native Czech Republic last season before being promoted to his… Read more »

SMAA boys’ baseball action

Mosquito Division In Mosquito Division action Tim Hortons won over LANXESS 7 – 4. Luke Fawdry started the game allowing only 1 hit while Peter Valdellon came into relieve allowing 1 hit as well. Aidan Ledgerwood and Valdellon each had hits for Tim Hortons In another game Elks Lodge beat Tim Hortons 6 – 3.  Aidan Ledgerwood and Jacob Long had runs scored…. Read more »

Lawn bowling results

There was a lot of red and white on the greens when the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club hosted the annual Smith Funeral Home tournament on Canada Day. The Sarnia team of Nick Symes, Grant Collison and Gerry Wild finished first. Second were Ed Braithwaite, Marg Daye and Edna Braithwaite of the local club, while Craig… Read more »

Andali star signs pro contract

Sarnia’s Kristine Andali has turned a negative into a positive. She was passed over as a possible wild card entry to the CrossFit Games finals in California this month, but didn’t let the disappointment overcome her. Instead, she attended a National Pro Fitness League combine event in Boston and subsequently signed a contract with the… Read more »

Popular skating coaches hang ‘em up

Heather Wright They find skates more comfortable than shoes, which is what will make retirement so hard for Brad and Wendy Loosley. Sarnia’s former acting city clerk and his wife have been a constant presence in the skating world for 47 and 34 years respectively. But they want to spend time with each other and… Read more »

Drouin won’t be flag-bearer

Corunna’s Derek Drouin will not be Canada’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Scotland this month. The Olympic and World Championship bronze medalist was considered a finalist for the honour, but the task was given to veteran trap-shooter Susan Nattrass by the Canadian Olympic Committee. Nattrass, 63, is a six-time Olympian… Read more »

Bittersweet end to Jordan Hill’s season

The last few weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster for Sarnia’s Jordan Hill. First, he watched with excitement as a handful of former teammates hoisted the Stanley Cup as members of the Los Angeles Kings. Then his current team, the St. John’s IceCaps, lost the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup final to the Texas Stars…. Read more »

Sarnia’s Ron Fogarty to coach hockey at Princeton

Sarnia’s Ron Fogarty has been named head coach of the men’s hockey team at Princeton. The St. Patrick’s High School grad and former Sarnia Ranson Bee forward leads all active NCAA coaches in win percentage, but takes over a struggling hockey program at the famed Ivy League university. Fogarty is the son of Mike and… Read more »