Sports

Young driver making mark at track

Barry Wright Some people relieve stress by hitting a bucket of balls at the driving range; others prefer a spirited game of one-on-one basketball. Sarnia’s Jaden Chapman has a unique stress-buster. He likes to barrel around a one-half mile oval track in a ’76 Camaro at an average speed of 130 kilometer per hour. At… Read more »

Who are these guys?

This photo from Journal reader Michele Ouimet is something of a mystery. It was taken at Norm Perry Park of a football team sponsored by Sarnia Breweries. Ouimet’s father, Rene Ouimet, and her uncle Dick, are in the front row, second and third from right.But the rest of the team and the date are unknown…. Read more »

All in the family: Weightlifters win three medals in Collingwood

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Boady Santavy continues a relentless march to his dream of competing for Canada in weightlifting at the Pan-Am Games in Toronto next summer. Santavy won the 85-kilo class in record fashion at the recent Blue Mountain Open Weightlifting event in Collingwood with a snatch lift of 135 kilo and a clean and… Read more »

Sting host Black and White

The wait is over. With newcomers Jakob Chychrun and Pavel Zacha ready to make their mark, the Sarnia Sting are beginning their Ontario Hockey League training camp. The team has scrimmages scheduled for 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, and 10 a.m. Friday prior to the 9th annual Black and White intrasquad… Read more »

Want to play dodgeball?

A new non-profit league is starting up to capitalize on the growing popularity of dodgeball. The Sarnia Dodgeball League expects to open with eight to 12 co-ed teams playing at Sarnia Christian School, 2173 Exmouth St. Organizers say the sport is easy to learn and isn’t overly strenuous unless you want it to be.  Players must… Read more »

Sarnia Tennis Club tournament

Domenic Pinelli and Sarah Hill were the intermediate and beginner winners at a recent Sarnia Tennis Club tournament for tennis newcomers. Seventeen adults participated in the round-robin event. Submitted Photo

Sarnia hosting lawn bowling championships

A Sarnia team will compete for a provincial championship when the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club hosts the Ontario Novice Triples Championship. The team of lead Mary Winter, vice Sandy Symes and skip Sue MacDonald recently won the women’s district playdowns in London and the right to represent the area. The Germain Park club is hosting… Read more »

Basketballer to play pro in Madrid

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Kendel Ross is about to embark on the next leg of her basketball journey. After recently being released from Team Canada, the 26-year-old Northern Vikings grad will wing her way to Spain this month to play professional basketball. She signed a one-year contract with a Madrid team for a season that runs… Read more »

Sarnia players shine at tourney

Journal Staff Three Sarnia tennis players captured titles at the in 57th annual Francis J. Robinson Tennis Tournament in Port Huron. Junior Andrew Davies scored two victories, in the 14s Boys and Mixed doubles with partners from the Port Huron area. Junior Monika Polakovic won the 18s Girls doubles, and veteran Betty Latosinsky won the… Read more »

City lacrosse teams capture two silvers

Barry Wright The Sarnia Pacers intermediate girls and midget boys lacrosse teams each captured silver medals at the recent Ontario Lacrosse Association Festival in Whitby. The girls, aged 15 to 21, beat teams from Orillia, Gloucester, Kingston and Burlington to reach the final. In a back and forth championship game, Orillia scored with 90 seconds… Read more »