Sports

Sarnia hosting provincials

The Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club is hosting a provincial championship at the Germain Park facility the weekend of Aug. 11-12. The Ontario Novice Triples Lawn Bowling Championships will features 96 bowlers on 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams of three competing for provincial bragging rights. Opening ceremonies begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Submitted Photo

Local gymnast named to Canadian junior national team

Rachael Riley of the Bluewater Gymnastics Club has been named to Canada’s junior national gymnastics team for her performance this year. The 14-year-old was one of eight gymnasts named to the junior team. She placed first on the vault, second on the floor routine and first all-around at the 2017 Novice Canadian Championship. Riley was… Read more »

Bright’s Grove hosting triathlon this weekend

Jake Romphf The cardio-crazed will be dripping with sweat and lake water when the 37th annual Bluewater Triathlon and Duathlon returns this weekend. The event is the only competition of its kind in Lambton and every race starts and finishes at Bright’s Grove school, said organizer Ken Walker. “It’s one of the longest lasting triathlons… Read more »

Big Daddy to operate arena food stands

A contact to run the concession stands at Sarnia and Clearwater arenas has been awarded to Big Daddy Foods. The three-year deal will pay the city a total of $13,500. The parks department couldn’t find an operator in 2016 because the growing number of drive-through restaurants had cut into concession stand margins. The owner of… Read more »

Young tennis player improving her game in Florida

Jake Romphf Sarnia’s Abigail Gordon is shining brightly in Florida as she competes at the elite level of U.S. youth tennis. The nine-year-old started playing four years ago when she attended a summer tennis camp at the Sarnia Riding Club. Two years later she was attending the Ontario Tennis Association’s Provincial Training Centre in Toronto…. Read more »

Ball hockey returns to Captain Kidd days

Corunna’s Captain Kidd Days will host a ball hockey tournament for the second straight year. Proceeds from the Aug. 4 tournament will support mental health initiatives at Rebound and St. Clair Child and Youth Services. The games will be three-on-three plus a goalie, 20-minute run time, and will be played on the Cap Park tennis… Read more »

Kickin’ back

Eight-year-old Emma Clements practices her kicks on the berm surrounding the main field of Centennial Park with her uncle Jace Clements. Emma plays minor girls soccer. Glenn Ogilvie photo

World Champ

Sarnia native Ian Van Reenen takes aim at a target during the regional qualifier of the Scott FireFit Championships held at Lambton College on June 23-24. He placed first in the 78-man field. Van Reenen is the reigning FireFit world champion, setting the individual world record time in 2016 and breaking it again last year…. Read more »

That extra spark

Defensive captain Noah Baldwin carries a blue smoke grenade as he leads the Sarnia Sturgeon Peewee team onto the field at Norm Perry Park. The little extra half-time pump-up seemed to help as the Sturgeon went on to defeat the visiting Forest City Thunderbirds 14-13 on June 29. Jack Clark Photo