New pickleball facility to meet needs of fast-growing sport

Troy Shantz Sarnia is preparing to open its first stand-alone pickleball facility. The six courts and related amenities are nearing completion at Blackwell Park, thanks to a $75,000 investment from the Parks and Recreation budget and community grants. Underused tennis courts have been repurposed with new asphalt, fencing, sidewalks, nets and a picnic shelter at… Read more »

School tournament

An elementary school soccer tournament was held at Norm Perry Park last week for Lansdowne, Queen Elizabeth II, Sir John Moore and P.E. McGibbon. Seen here from left are, Logan Inchley, Nicolai Anderson, Caleb Mills-Glazier and Andin Gear. About 80 boys and about 80 girls split the daylong tournament. Glenn Ogilvie

Another season of high school football underway

The Northern Vikings senior boys’ football team emerged victorious on the road last week in its LKSSAA season opener. The Vikings downed Chatham Kent 21 – 6, while St. Patrick’s came up short in its tilt with Wallaceburg, losing 10 – 7. The Great Lakes Wolfpack season began with a blowout, falling 44 -1 to… Read more »

Supercross winner

Cole Thompson was the winner of the 450 main event at the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series Supercross at Delaware Speedway on Sept. 22. The victory left the Brigden native atop the leaderboard of the Canada-wide pro tour with just two November races remaining on the season. The winner will claim a $100,000 prize. Photo… Read more »

Football returns

The high school football season kicked off on Sept. 26 with Great Lakes travelling to Chatham for a tilt against Ursuline College. Northern and Chatham-Kent were scheduled to face off in Chatham at 1 p.m., while St. Patrick’s hosts Wallaceburg at 4 p.m. Homecoming is set for Oct. 4 at Great Lakes Secondary, where the… Read more »

Heads you win

Tristan Paul-Aguilar, left, and Maitriy Patel, right, of the Lambton Lions men’s soccer team compete for the ball against David Fimiak of Niagara College during the Lions’ home opener on Sept. 16. A 4-2 loss to Niagara dropped Lambton to 0-3 on the OCAA season. Bruce Smith Special to The Journal

Another season over

Jim Foley, left, and Bob McQueen, right, won the season-ending Robb Funeral Home tournament at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club for a third straight year recently. Presenting the trophy here is tournament convenor Rebecca McQueen. Submitted Photo

Sarnia Braves seeking baseball coach

The Sarnia Braves Minor Baseball Association is seeking a coach for its instructional program. The position includes working with youth and assisting in the development of foundational baseball skills. The club says applicants should have a strong understanding of baseball, time management and organizational skills. Youth coaching experience is an asset. Applicants can email John… Read more »