Sports

Sarnia hoopster wins national collegiate sports honour

Troy Shantz Lambton Lions basketball star Cassidy Crowe has won a national athletics award. The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association named the 23-year-old Sarnian an Academic All-Canadian after her first season at Lambton. “It was kind of surreal to be honest,” said Crowe. “It feels good, especially because it’s reflective of the academic side of things… Read more »

Sarnia Imperials’ football season scrubbed

The Sarnia Imperials football season has been turfed. With COVID-19 restricting the use of gridirons for the foreseeable future the Northern Football Conference has cancelled its entire 2020 season. “We are saddened by the decision the league took,” said Imperials president Jake Cherski. “But … we want to put the safety of our team and… Read more »

Sting hire new general manager from within

The Sarnia Sting have a new general manager. Dylan Seca, the hockey team’s director of player personnel, has been promoted to the top job. “Having been a part of the hockey operations staff for the last five years I feel we have a team that is ready to make some serious progress in the near… Read more »

Sarnia Imperials’ football season scrubbed

The Sarnia Imperials football season has been turfed. With COVID-19 restricting the use of gridirons for the foreseeable future the Northern Football Conference has cancelled its entire 2020 season. “We are saddened by the decision the league took,” said Imperials president Jake Cherski. “But … we want to put the safety of our team and… Read more »

Golf courses ready and waiting for signal to reopen

Troy Shantz Editor’s note: Ontario said today golf courses and marinas will be allowed to open to the public on Sunday, May 17. Local golf courses are prepped and ready to reopen as soon as they get the word, but things will look different once they do, operators say. “We’re going to be implementing some… Read more »

Put me in, coach

If and when the baseball season ever returns the Sarnia Braves will play on the spiffily reconstructed Stan Slack Field in Errol Russell Park. “The start of our 2020 season may be delayed but Errol Russell Park improvements are moving ahead and looking incredible,” the AAA ball club said on its Facebook page. Improvements include… Read more »

Bluewater Granfondo postponed to next summer

Sarnia’s cycling event of the year has been derailed by COVID-19. Bluewater Granfondo organizers say they scrubbed the Aug. 2 event because of uncertainty over ongoing restrictions and the need to ensure the safety of participants, volunteers and the community at large. “This was a difficult decision and we know this will come as a… Read more »

Local sports hall of fame accepting nominations

The Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame is welcoming submissions for possible induction this year. Nominations are accepted until April 30 in the following categories: 1) Professional athlete 2) Amateur athlete 3) Special achievement (significant contribution in officiating, coaching, media, training, etc.) 4) Bud Morrison Award (important contributions to youth) 5) Earl MacKenzie Award (involvement of… Read more »

Sting take Namestnikov 3rd overall in OHL draft

The Sarnia Sting drafted 15 new players in this month’s OHL Priority Selection, including highly touted Max Namestnikov in the first round (3rd overall). The Russian native played last season in the Detroit Honeybaked system where he had 12 goals and 23 points in 13 games. Namestnikov is the son and nephew of former NHLers… Read more »