Sports

Golfer Mike Weir to meet fans at Sarnia Sting home opener

Journal Staff Fans will have a chance to meet Bright’s Grove native and 2003 Masters golf champion Mike Weir at the Sept. 20 Sarnia Sting home opener. Weir has a campaign to address youth mental health, with his foundation pledging up to $200,000 in matching funds to open a local Access Open Minds facility. The… Read more »

League champs

The SMAA Girls Fastball Tim Hortons Mite ‘Red’ team won both their league and tournament championships recently. Pictured are: Back Row: Trevor Bouck, Natasha Condon, Alyssa Freer and Dan Dasilva (coaches). Middle row: Harlow Davis, Addison Klatt, Madison Dasilva, Olivia Cotterill, Lily Beveridge, Aven Douglas, Kennady Stark Front Row: Elise Bouck, Haley Williams, Raven Cotterill,… Read more »

Sarnian shines at Minto Cup

Sarnia native and former Point Edward Pacer Dylan Lavoie made it to the Canadian Junior A Lacrosse Championships this year as a member of the Victoria Shamrocks. Despite losing the first two round-robin games, Lavoie and the Shamrocks advanced to the Minto Cup best-of-five championship series in Langley, B.C. where they lost to the Orangeville… Read more »

Kyle Jackson at world indoor lacrosse championships

Sarnia’s Kyle Jackson will play for the Iroquois Nationals when the world indoor lacrosse championships begins Sept. 19. The Iroquois men’s national lacrosse team, known as the Iroquois Nationals, is one of 20 teams taking the field in Langley, B.C. They will play in the same pool as Canada, the U.S., Israel and England. The… Read more »

Soirée planned to recognize city athlete Carolyne Prevost

Journal Staff Sarnia super athlete Carolyne Prevost will be recognized with a hometown tribute on Nov. 16. Hosted by Le centre culturel francophone Jolliet, the event features socializing, finger foods and a cash bar, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a ceremony at 7 p.m. Donations accepted at the door will be donated to Prevost… Read more »

Squirts champions

The SMAA Girls Fastball Point Edward Service Club Squirt team won their league championships recently. Pictured are: Back row – Jo-Ann Janess, Bill Sheely, Jeff Hope, Joe Ioannis and Brad Dasilva; Middle row- Abilene Clark, Jacelyn MacNeil, Cassidy Sheehy, Tyleigh Winger, Rilynn Dasilva Front Row- Liliana Galizia, Claire Kelly, Emma Kelly, River Ioannis, Shaylyn Blake,… Read more »

Sarnia native wins national title in motorcycle racing

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s Will Hornblower is a national champion after finishing first overall on this year’s Canadian Pro Sport Bike series. Not bad, considering he doesn’t possess a motorcycle street licence. “In Sarnia… driving around in my car is scary enough,” said the 24-year-old veteran rider. “The mindset of racing is hard to get out… Read more »

Throwchella

Sarnia knife thrower Brett Dewhirst tosses a blade during the Gold Cup event at the Valley Axe-hosted Throwchella tournament on Aug. 23. Dewhirst won silver, coming second in a double-knockout bout against Pembroke, Ont. thrower Ward “Hightower” Wright, who took gold. Troy Shantz

Braves bow out at national championship

The Sarnia Braves made an early exit from the Canadian senior baseball championship. An 11-10 loss to Manitoba in 10 innings on Aug. 24 cost the Braves a shot at the playoff round. The team, which was representing Ontario, was making its first appearance at a national championship in 25 years. It finished with a… Read more »

Olympic search presents twins with either oar situation

Troy Shantz Hannah and Fiona Elliott have taken a stroke toward representing Canada at the next Olympics Games in rowing. The 16-year-old Sarnia twins caught the eye of Canadian rowing coaches this spring at the RBC Training Ground athlete search. They were two of 100 athletes to qualify as Olympic hopefuls from a pack of… Read more »