Golfer qualifies for top amateur tournament

Sarnia Golf and Curling Club member Eric Pattenaude has qualified for the 38th U.S. Mid-Amateur tournament. Pattenaude punched his ticket after shooting 68 at an Aug. 13 qualifying tournament at Grosse Ile Country Club in Michigan. He’ll face off against 264 of the top amateurs over the age of 25 during the Sept. 22 to… Read more »

Sting sign Hill to player agreement

The Sarnia Sting have signed fifth round draft selection Theo Hill to a Standard Player Agreement and Education Package. The Hagersville, Ont. native was selected 99th overall from the Brantford 99ers minor midget AAA program last spring. The 6’0’’ forward registered 32 points in 33 games with Brantford this past season.

Triple crown

Kristina Polakovic, left, and Lauren Fullerton won the ladies doubles title at the Sarnia Tennis Club championships. Polakovic also won the women’s singles and mixed doubles events with Marian Polakovic, giving her three titles at the week-long tournament. Justin Bourassa took men’s single honours, and Bourassa and Matt Mueller teamed up to win men’s doubles…. Read more »

Women’s champ

Lori Duncan won her first Women’s Club Championship at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club on Aug. 18 after carding a 36-hole total of 182. Presenting her with the trophy are associate pro Jeff Yates and head pro Jamie Parkinson, right. Submitted Photo

Corunna Giants battle back to win a provincial championship

Jake Romphf After playing on the brink of elimination most of the tournament, the Corunna Giants U-21 junior baseball team came back to win the ‘AA’ Ontario championship earlier this month. Two losses meant instant elimination, so the Giants were in trouble after dropping their opener in the tournament, held in Wyoming Aug. 10-12. “We… Read more »

Lady Giants bring home gold

Tara Jeffrey The Corunna Lady Giants program earned its first-ever provincial title earlier this month when the Under-10 Mite team won the Provincial Women’s Softball Association’s (PWSA) ‘B’ Championship. “Hopefully this puts the Lady Giants more in the spotlight as one of the top softball programs in the area,” said coach Jason Nisbet, following the… Read more »

Imperial Oil partners with Sting for team’s 25th anniversary

Imperial Oil and the Sarnia Sting have announced a partnership for the Ontario Hockey League team’s 25th anniversary season. The sponsorship agreement will include new or revamped youth programs, including a school breakfast program and Skate with the Sting event. “To be able to align ourselves with one of our city’s largest employers and nationally… Read more »

Junior golfers

Jaxon Shelton, third from left, shot an impressive 72 to win the overall junior boys title at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club’s Richard Casselman Memorial Junior Club Championship recently. With him are, from left, event sponsor Steve Casselman, bantam division winner Niko Stathis, junior division champ Brett Brydges, juvenile division champion Kaiden Rawson, overall… Read more »

Sting coach moving on

Sarnia Sting assistant coach Jeff Barratt has accepted an amateur scouting position with the NHL’s Boston Bruins. Barratt has served as an assistant coach behind head coach Derian Hatcher since 2015. The Quebec native played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1978 to 1982, and was the director of scouting for the United… Read more »


Alan Vancowenberg recorded a hole-in-one at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club on August 23. He scored the ace on hole #12 from the white tees, measuring 92 yards, using a sand wedge. The shot was witnessed by Randy Grant, Albert Pilotte, and club head professional Jamie Parkinson.