City now charging fee to reserve tennis courts

Sarnia has begun charging a fee to reserve its busiest tennis and pickleball courts. The multi-use courts at Cathcart Park, Germain Park, Kenwick Park and Linden Park can now be reserved, joining baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, and picnic pavilions as facilities bookable in advance. The court fee is $15 per hour. Reservations can be made… Read more »

City club hosts Southwestern junior tennis tournament

Journal Staff The Sarnia Riding Club hosted the fifth stop of the Little Caesar’s Junior Tennis Tour recently. A total of 35 juniors participated in the event, which sees players earn points at each stop towards an overall season championship. The three remaining tour stops on the Southwestern Ontario tour are in Southampton, Kitchener and… Read more »

Lawn bowling champs

Jim Foley, left, and Bob McQueen were the winners of the D.J. Robb Funeral Home lawn bowling tournament, which was played July 15 at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club in Germain Park. Submitted Photo

Spirit win Soccerfest

Sarnia Spirit U13 girls’ team claimed its third tournament victory of the season, reeling off six straight victories and outscoring opponents 29-3 to win the 12-team St. Thomas Soccerfest recently. From left are, front row: Savanah VanHooft, Lauren Jackson, Paige Vidler, Ryann Turner, Madison Tuer, Koko Okutinyang, Emily Kzyonsek and Lulu Owen; back row: Kevin… Read more »

Reid Boucher signs contract with NHL Canucks

Former Sarnia Sting winger Reid Boucher has inked a new contract with the Vancouver Canucks. The Lansing, Michigan native, who played two seasons with the Sting in 2011-12 and 2012-13, signed a one-year $687,500 contract with the Canadian NHL club. Boucher played 27 games with the Canucks during the 2016-17 season before joining the New… Read more »

Weir, Hill joined large field of Canucks at the Canadian Open

Sarnia was well represented at the 108th RBC Canadian Open. Golfers Matt Hill and Mike Weir were among 15 Canucks in a field of nearly 250 international pros entered last week at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville. Hill earned his spot after winning the regional qualifier at Blue Springs Golf Club in Acton last… Read more »

Northern grad headed to Florida on basketball scholarship

Troy Shantz Samuel Fairbairn was just eight-years-old and new to Canada when he first stepped onto a basketball court. But even back then the coach of the Northern Valhalla basketball camp, John Thrasher, saw his potential. This summer, the much-taller Northern Collegiate grad is back instructing at the same camp that got him started. And… Read more »