Sports

COVID-19 leaves Legionnaires season in jeopardy

Troy Shantz If fans aren’t allowed in the stands this season, the Sarnia Legionnaires won’t play, says the team president. “I’ve already told the league that we will not play with no fans,” said Cliff Smith. “Financially we could, but it’s just not in our make-up to play without fans present.” The Greater Ontario Junior… Read more »

Junior club champions claim titles at Sarnia

Jaxon Shelton shot a 71 to secure top spot at the annual Richard Casselman Memorial Junior Club Championship in Sarnia last week. The 1-under par performance earned Shelton the title of overall junior boys club champion at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. Mackenzie Hocking was first in the junior girls division, shooting an 89… Read more »

Despite odds, daughter, dad to realize marathon dream

Troy Shantz A Sarnia woman isn’t letting the cancellation of North America’s oldest marathon stop her from crossing the finish line with her father at her side. Haley Walker and father Ken Walker intend to complete the “virtual” Boston Marathon on Sept. 8 by running the 42-kilometre distance from Corunna to Sarnia to Bright’s Grove…. Read more »

Pool and splash pad a popular place this month

Journal Staff The Cox Youth Centre pool and splash pad have proven a popular outlet for children. More than 3,000 visitors have used the Tecumseh Park facility since it opened Aug. 1, with an average of about 150 participants a day, City Hall said. The pool, with free admission, remains open until Aug. 30. The… Read more »

Promising Slovakian power forward to play for Sting this season

A Slovakian power forward and promising prospect has signed with the Sarnia Sting. Seventeen-year-old Alex Geci was selected 7th overall by Sarnia at the 2020 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft last month. He committed to the team last week. “I will give the Sting and the Sarnia community my maximum effort each night to help… Read more »

Hole-in-one recorded at SGCC

Oliver Stephens scored a hole-in-one at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club last week. He recorded the ace on the 12th hole playing 114 yards from the blue tees, using a 56 degree wedge, with witness Chris Pamenter looking on.  

No physical contact? No problem for Lambton esports

Troy Shantz At least one sport is ready to return this fall relatively unscathed by the pandemic. Lambton College’s esports teams resumes play in the Collegiate Star League in September, even as Ontario colleges postpones the start of more traditional sports. “Esports is fine,” said program co-ordinator Matthew Hutchinson. “That’s where esports kind of has… Read more »

Sarnia approves timetable to reopen sports facilities

Journal Staff Sarnia is preparing to gradually reopen its arenas and other sports facilities for public use, starting Aug. 1. Council approved a schedule and the staff hirings needed to run the facilities last week. The timetable is conditional on Sarnia-Lambton entering Stage 3 of Ontario’s economic reopening plan. Once in Stage 3, team sports… Read more »