City schoolteacher mixes passing grades and passing plays

Ryan Lounsbury, wide receiver with the Sarnia Imperials.
Troy Shantz

Troy Shantz A teacher at Queen Elizabeth II School has his own way of dealing with stress outside the classroom. “I love hitting guys, I love getting hit … I think it’s a really good outlet,” Ryan Lounsbury, who is a member of the Sarnia Imperials football team. The six-foot-one, 195 lb. wide receiver has… Read more »

Sarnia Braves trounce Oakridge, keep undefeated season alive

The Sarnia Braves are turning out to be the team to beat this season. The baseball club has a flawless record on the season at 17-0 after a pair of wins over the Oakridge Reds on June 26. A grand slam by Mike Damchuk and a three-run shot by Julian Service set the tone in… Read more »

Drouin takes bronze in Norway

Journal Staff Corunna native Derek Drouin added another piece of hardware to his collection, this time a bronze medal in high jump at the IIAF Diamond League series. The Olympic gold medalist cleared 2.25M at the meet in Oslo, Norway on June 15, good enough for third but well below his personal best of 2.40M…. Read more »

Imperials on the march


Micah Moore of the Sarnia Imperials attempts a pass against the Tri-City Outlaws on June 24 in Cambridge. The Imperials had a great first half and fizzled in the second, but managed to pull out a 40-36 victory with a last minute touchdown. The win lifted Sarnia to a 3-1 record on the Northern Foodball… Read more »

Lawn Bowling winners

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Ed Braithwaite, left, and Kim Dros, right, were the winners of the annual Fairwinds Lodge tournament at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club on June 22. With them is Fairwinds retirement counsellor Laura Carpenter. Submitted Photo

Sting add big Swede to roster

The Sarnia Sting have added some international flair to the lineup by selecting Swedish centreman Hugo Leufvenius, 22nd overall, in the 2017 CHL Import Draft. The Stockholm native spent last season in the Swedish SuperElit League and amassed 19 points in 42 games. At 6’3” and 218 lb., Leufvenius will bring considerable size to the… Read more »

Tournament winners

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Jim Foley, left, and Bob McQueen were the winners of the On-Line Sealing Tournament held at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling club on June 14. Submitted Photo

First place

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Josh Grondin of Alexander Mackenzie Secondary won a bronze medal in the ambulatory 800 metre run at the OFSAA Track and Field Championships in Belleville, Ont. in early June. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Gold in the pool

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These members of the Sarnia Rapids swim team each won gold at the Hollandia Spring Invitational Swim Meet in London. From left are, front row: Daisy Jenkins, 10, and Jack Girardi, 12, back row: Maude Boily-Dufour, 16, and Samuel Boily-Dufour, 18. Missing is Shona Branton, 14. Others team medal winners include Austin Adams, 16, Kayla… Read more »