Robinson Tournament

Sarnia-Lambton was well represented with 16 players competing the 62nd annual Francis J. Robinson Memorial Tennis Tournament in Port Huron that concluded Aug. 4. Pictured here are local finalists or champions from their age divisions. From left, back row: Ryan Davies, Aditya Damani, Elijah Brown and Divyesh Bhargava; front row: Tej Patel and Chimnay Damani…. Read more »

Provincial champs

The Sarnia Pacers peewee 1 lacrosse team shut out Wallaceburg 3-0 in the final and went 6-0 on the tournament to win the Ontario Lacrosse “B” Championship on Aug. 4. From left are, back row: Derek Haynes, Dan Charleton, Tate Ross, Michael McKellar, Carter Whitworth, Haiden Robinson, Kaia Pierce, Carson Crawford, Brayden Hogan, Luke Laevens,… Read more »

The Sarnia Braves are Ontario’s new baseball champions

Troy Shantz The Sarnia Braves are headed to the national championships. The city’s ‘AAA’ baseball club emerged victorious at the Ontario finals in Windsor recently to secure a trip to the Canadian championships in New Brunswick this month. “That’s basically the hardest tournament to win in the country,” said coach James Grant of the provincial… Read more »

Sarnia Saints bumped from first place

A pair of losses knocked the Sarnia Saints Men’s rugby squad out of first place. The Saints A team fell to the Guelph Redcoats 26-20 on July 27, also losing to Niagara 36-13 earlier They fell to second in the league behind Guelph with an 8-3-0 record. Niagara, in third, faced Guelph on Aug. 10…. Read more »

OHL pre-season games signal another hockey season

The Sarnia Sting are about to return to pre-season action. The London Knights face off against the Buzz on Aug. 31 and the Windsor Spitfires are in town on Sept. 13. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Sarnia travels to London on Aug. 30, and then to the WFCU Centre in Windsor on Sept…. Read more »

Lambton Lions baseball team taking shape

Journal Staff Lambton College’s fledgling baseball team has added to former Sarnia Braves to its lineup. Sarnians Jake Taylor and Eric Steeves will suit up for the Lions’ inaugural Ontario College Athletics Association season this fall. Taylor will be the Lions’ first catcher. The 5’8” infielder was a key part of Great Lakes Secondary School’s OFSAA… Read more »

Stock car team heads to big race firing on all cylinders

Troy Shantz A Sarnia driver with one of the smallest racing teams and tightest budgets has qualified for the big one — the Canadian Short Track Nationals. Jaden Chapman will line up against 35 other racers at the Jukasa Motor Speedway on Labour Day weekend, after winning a qualifier at Delaware Speedway in June. It’s… Read more »

U.S. competition

From left, Ryan Davies of Sarnia, Elijah Brown of Petrolia, and Divyesh Bhargava of Sarnia competed at USTA Midwest Junior Team Tennis Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 27-28. The trio helped the Port Huron Prowlers take third place in the U14 intermediate division, finishing with a 4-1 record against teams from across the U.S…. Read more »

City boxer competing in Bulgaria this week

Sarnia boxer Kaitlyn Clark is competing in Bulgaria this week. The Canadian National Team member joined boxers from a dozen countries at the Balkan Tournament Aug. 1 – 7 in Botevgrad, Bulgaria. “I’m confident in my preparation and ready for whatever challenge comes my way,” Clarke told The Journal last week. “I’m just ready to… Read more »

Silver medalist

Sarnia’s Andrew Davies, left, won a silver medal at the Canadian Track and Field Championship in Montreal recently. In a very close finish, Davies finished 0.6 seconds behind winner Marc-Andre Trudeau Perron, centre, in the U20 5,000 metre race.  Trudeau Perron and Davies are now 1-2 in Canadian rankings. Taking the bronze was Prince Nkurunziza,… Read more »