Sports

Coach has 40 years in SMAA

Barry Wright When the leaves begin to turn and the air starts to cool, you’ll know where to find Jamie Dekelver. He’ll be roaming the sidelines coaching SMAA minor football. “I started (coaching) when I was in high school in 1977,” he said.  “I was coaching with my father for a couple of years and… Read more »

Sarnia Braves mosquito team has great year

The Sarnia Braves Minor Mosquito Baseball team won both the London District Baseball Association regular season and the playoff championships in Ingersoll on Aug. 23-24. From left are, top row, coaches Aaron Buntrock, Dino Ferrera, Tom Duncan, Todd Pepper and Barry Johnson; second row, Mitchell Hart, Kaleb Nelson, Brett Hecimovich, Ben George; third row Logan Buntrock,… Read more »

This year’s Legionnaires strong on paper

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal Head coach Dan Rose is vowing the Sarnia Legionnaires will ice a competitive Jr. ‘B’ hockey club this winter. Commenting after the team’s training camp wrapped up Sunday, the bench boss said, “It was a great weekend, we had a lot of good talent to look at. If we… Read more »

Young driver making mark at track

Barry Wright Some people relieve stress by hitting a bucket of balls at the driving range; others prefer a spirited game of one-on-one basketball. Sarnia’s Jaden Chapman has a unique stress-buster. He likes to barrel around a one-half mile oval track in a ’76 Camaro at an average speed of 130 kilometer per hour. At… Read more »

Who are these guys?

This photo from Journal reader Michele Ouimet is something of a mystery. It was taken at Norm Perry Park of a football team sponsored by Sarnia Breweries. Ouimet’s father, Rene Ouimet, and her uncle Dick, are in the front row, second and third from right.But the rest of the team and the date are unknown…. Read more »

All in the family: Weightlifters win three medals in Collingwood

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Boady Santavy continues a relentless march to his dream of competing for Canada in weightlifting at the Pan-Am Games in Toronto next summer. Santavy won the 85-kilo class in record fashion at the recent Blue Mountain Open Weightlifting event in Collingwood with a snatch lift of 135 kilo and a clean and… Read more »

Sting host Black and White

The wait is over. With newcomers Jakob Chychrun and Pavel Zacha ready to make their mark, the Sarnia Sting are beginning their Ontario Hockey League training camp. The team has scrimmages scheduled for 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, and 10 a.m. Friday prior to the 9th annual Black and White intrasquad… Read more »

Want to play dodgeball?

A new non-profit league is starting up to capitalize on the growing popularity of dodgeball. The Sarnia Dodgeball League expects to open with eight to 12 co-ed teams playing at Sarnia Christian School, 2173 Exmouth St. Organizers say the sport is easy to learn and isn’t overly strenuous unless you want it to be.  Players must… Read more »

Sarnia Tennis Club tournament

Domenic Pinelli and Sarah Hill were the intermediate and beginner winners at a recent Sarnia Tennis Club tournament for tennis newcomers. Seventeen adults participated in the round-robin event. Submitted Photo

Sarnia hosting lawn bowling championships

A Sarnia team will compete for a provincial championship when the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club hosts the Ontario Novice Triples Championship. The team of lead Mary Winter, vice Sandy Symes and skip Sue MacDonald recently won the women’s district playdowns in London and the right to represent the area. The Germain Park club is hosting… Read more »