Lambton Lions grab new recruit

A 6’5” forward from Denver, Colorado is the newest member of the Lambton Lions men’s basketball program. Juan Perkins will be a great fit for the program, says Lions head coach James Grant. “Juan is a very athletic player who will bring a strong desire to win and compete to the squad,” says Grant. “His… Read more »

Legionnaires gear up for opener

The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League will open its regular season with its annual Showcase Tournament in London. The Sarnia Legionnaires will play Ancaster and Brampton on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 respectively. Their first home game at the Sarnia Arena will be Thursday, Sept. 17 against Lambton Shores at 7:10 p.m. Thursday… Read more »

Sting add a coach

Jeff Barratt has been named an assistant coach with the Sarnia Sting. The 53-year-old Montreal-area native played in the QMJHL in the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s before embarking on a seven-year head coaching stint in France. For the past several years, he’s been involved with minor hockey south of the border. For 2012-15, Barratt… Read more »

Imperials win another one

Imperials’ great season continues Sarnia Imperials teammates Jeremy Jones (#88), Cody Burt (#37) and John Bain (#32) rush to the aid of ball carrier Dan White (#34) in a hard-fought match against the Oakville Longhorns July 18 in Oakville. The Imperials staged their fourth come-from-behind victory of the season, winning 31-30 to improve to 5-2… Read more »

Cunningham to call Sting games

The voice calling goals, saves and big hits for the Sarnia Sting will be that of Leigh Cunningham. The Sarnia native has been hired to do radio play-by-play on CHOK alongside colour commentator Patrick Desrochers, as well as corporate sales with the Sting. Most recently Cunningham was director of broadcasting and communications with the Saginaw… Read more »

Young lacrosse players move up to larger stage

Barry Wright Brayden Bell has played lacrosse every summer from the age of three, but the 17-year-old was going to pass this season to concentrate on football instead. But a training camp with the Toronto Beaches Junior “A” lacrosse club reignited his passion for the game. As a result, the 6’4”, 220 lb. goaltender could… Read more »

Cyclist ready to move mountains

Barry Wright People usually visit the mountainous parks of Alberta and Montana to get away from it all. But Sarnia native Christeena Nienhuis plans to bike them for charity. She and younger brother Jonathan will fly to Edmonton next week and, after being shuttled to Jasper National Park, will begin a trek of nearly 1,000… Read more »

Young tennis champs

Two local tennis players earned victories on the third stop of the Little Caesars Junior Tennis Tour on July 11. Playing on home turf at the Sarnia Riding Club, Abigail Gordon, seen here, and Adam Osler were victorious in the Under 10 girls and Under 10 boys divisions. Submitted Photo

Imperials lose, but stay in first

Terry Mauldin (#22) of the Sarnia Imperials reaches up and pulls down an interception against the Hamilton Patriots at Mohawk Field in Hamilton on July 11. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Imperials fell 18-17 in Northern Football Conference action. Despite the loss, Sarnia remained atop the west division standings with a 4-2 record. Cathie… Read more »

Local paddler representing Canada at Dragon Boat World Championships

Barry Wright A Camlachie-area teen is heading to the International Dragon Boat Federation World Championships this summer, and hoping to replicate the success of her older sister. Paige General, 17, has been named to Canada’s national junior team competing at the world event at the International Flatwater Centre in Welland, Ont. in late August. Her… Read more »