Imperials advance

The Sarnia Imperials advanced to the Northern Football Conference playoffs playoff semi-finals with a decisive 42-7 thumping of the Sault Ste. Marie Steelers on Aug. 1. Here, Ryan Lounsbury (#89) pulls in a touchdown pass at Norm Perry Pak on Sarnia’s road to victory. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Sports Hall of Fame: New class of local athletes honoured for 2015

Five individuals and one team make up the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. Those inducted include the following: Professional (One recipient) Former Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Tim Bernhardt, for his achievements as a professional hockey player. Bernhardt, a Sarnia native who played Jr. ‘B’ hockey in the city, was drafted into the… Read more »

The ups and downs of Drouin’s Pan Am Games

Barry Wright The recent Pan Am Games were a roller coaster of emotion for Corunna’s Jillian Drouin. The event included the thrill of competing on home soil and watching her younger brother Derek win a gold medal in the men’s high jump, she said. But sandwiched between was the devastation of being forced to withdraw… Read more »

Imperials end successful regular season

Shawn Hayes (#12) of the Sarnia Imperials holds off an opponent on the Sault Ste. Marie Steelers during a July 25 Northern Football Conference tilt at Norm Perry Park. The Imperials lost 13-12 to finish the regular season with a 5-3 record and a share of first place in the Western Conference heading into the… Read more »

Tennis tourney results

Chris Mathers won the Intermediate round robin at the annual Chris Maher Memorial Tournament for beginner and intermediate adults at The Sarnia Tennis Club. Jamie Ancevicius and Adam Kilner placed second and third in the July 28 event. In one Beginner round robin, Harry Belanger took first with Marj Brophy and Ryan Lochhead finishing second… Read more »

Bell to play for Team Germany

Journal Staff The next stop for Brayden Bell is the world stage. The Sarnia-trained goaltender, who just completed his rookie season with Toronto Beaches of the OLA Junior “A” Lacrosse League, has been added to the roster of Team Germany for the upcoming World Lacrosse Challenge in Six Nations next month. In addition to the… Read more »

Braves aim to quiet Thunder this weekend

Barry Wright A difficult task awaits the Sarnia Braves when they begin play at the Ontario Senior Baseball “AAA” elimination tournament this weekend in Windsor. The locals have drawn the top-ranked senior team in the province, the Tecumseh Thunder, in its opener on Friday night (July 31) at 7 pm. But, if Braves team representative… Read more »

Dally wins silver in Korea at World University Games

Barry Wright Laura Dally is part of Canadian basketball history. The Sarnia native was part of our women’s national development basketball squad that won silver at the World University Games in South Korea earlier this month. The lady hoopsters, whose best finish had previously been bronze medals in 1979 and 1991, finished second following a… Read more »

Legionnaires sign a pair of OHL draft picks

Dan McCaffery Two OHL draft picks have signed Jr. ‘B’ cards with the Sarnia Legionnaires. The team has signed Brad Yowart, a draft pick of the Oshawa Generals, and Ethan DuPont, who is the property of the Sudbury Wolves, said general manager Bob Williamson. Yowart, a 19-year-old defenceman, has three years of Jr. ‘B’ experience… Read more »

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 »