City pitcher realizes dream, signs with Detroit Tigers

Troy Shantz As a kid growing up in Sarnia, Jordan Marks always dreamed of playing baseball for the Detroit Tigers. Now that dream could become reality. Detroit selected the right-handed pitcher in the 8th round of this year’s draft and he recently signed a rookie contract with the club. “It was kind of hard to… Read more »

Young pitcher heading south to chase baseball dream

Troy Shantz Everything fell into place that night in 2019 as Peter “Bo” Buckley was playing an exhibition baseball game in Connecticut. The local teen pitched two and two-thirds innings, struck out five, gave up no hits or walks, and delivered a fastball approaching 90 miles per hour. Watching closely from the stands was the… Read more »

Lawn bowling has resumed

Dave Moffit, left, and Brock Bartley went undefeated to win the RBC-Kooy Wealth Management tournament at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club on Aug. 18. It was the club’s first tournament since the pandemic began. The team of Jim Foley and Gary Edginton were second, and Debbie Whitfield and Lena Skeard third. Submitted Photo

Fans must be vaccinated to watch Sting home games

Journal Staff Fans eager to see the Sarnia Sting play this fall will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Ontario Hockey League announced Friday that proof of vaccinations will be mandatory for all spectators and others entering game night venues, including the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Children under the age of 12 must… Read more »

City athletes do well at Tokyo Olympics

Journal Staff Though a place on the podium eluded Sarnia rugby player Julia Greenshields and weightlifter Boady Santavy at the Tokyo Olympic Games, both did well. Canada’s hopes for a medal in women’s rugby sevens were dashed with a 31-0 loss to France on July 29. They finished the tournament in 9th place with a… Read more »

Despite painful crash, local champ eager to race again

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s Will Hornblower was forced to sit out the first stop of the Canadian Sport Bike series last month following a brutal crash at Grand Bend Motorplex. The defending Canadian champion is recovering from a fractured sternum and ribs, concussion, and stage-three shoulder separation after being thrown thrown from his 600cc motorcycle on… Read more »

Derek Drouin not attending Tokyo Games

Journal Staff Two-time Olympic hero Derek Drouin is not at the Tokyo Games. The Corunna native and 2016 high jump gold medalist in Rio decided to skip the Olympic trials after a rigorous competitive schedule in Europe this spring took a toll. “Unfortunately my body hasn’t recovered during my two-week quarantine the way we hoped… Read more »