Sports

Camlachie pitcher shines

Tyler Whitbread had two solid outings for Team Canada’s U18 squad at a Dominican Summer League series against major league baseball prospects. The rangy right-handed pitcher, who has committed to a baseball scholarship at Indiana State University, tossed three innings of two-hit ball against Boston Red Sox prospects, followed by a five-inning performance against Detroit… Read more »

Local lacrosse player headed to nationals

Barry Wright Sydney McDonald is heading to Calgary next month, but the trip is far from a vacation. Rather than take in the Stampede or see the sights, the 17-year-old member of the Sarnia Pacers Intermediate squad will be panning for gold with Team Ontario at the Canadian Junior Girls Box Lacrosse Championship. She was… Read more »

Sarnia Sting introduce new blueliner

Barry Wright The newest member of the Sarnia Sting is expected to have an immediate impact on the club. 19-year-old Josh Jacobs has left the Michigan State hockey program and committed to the Sting for the coming season. “I’m very excited to be here,” said the right-hand shooting rearguard at an introductory news conference on… Read more »

Imperials launch new football season this weekend

The Sarnia Imperials kick off their Northern Football Conference home schedule on Saturday, June 6 against the Oakville Longhorns at 7 p.m. It’s the first of three straight home games in June for the Imperials. They entertain Sudbury on June 13 at 2 p.m. and Ottawa on June 20 at 7 p.m. The only other… Read more »

Dominique Pegg looking to bounce back

Barry Wright Though her team finished fourth at the recent NCAA women’s gymnastics championships, this was a season Dominique Pegg of the University of Alabama would like to put in the rearview mirror. Plagued by a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL) and a calf injury, the Sarnia Bluewater Gymnastics Club alumnus competed only sporadically during… Read more »

Caschera caps off solid season

Sarnia’s Vince Caschera has been chosen an all-Crossroads League honourable mention in his second season of collegiate baseball at Indiana-based Goshen College. He led the Leafs this season with a .317 average, six home runs and 33 RBI. He also topped the team in hits, walks, being hit by a pitch and putouts and was… Read more »

SCITS takes senior boys rugby crown

St. Patrick’s teammates Christian Lyles, left, and John Fazio zero in and pull down Max Jantz of SCITS during the Lambton-Kent senior boys rugby final. The tackle wasn’t enough, however. Playing May 28 on home turf the Blue Bombers went on defeat St. Pat’s 19-5 and advance to the A/AA Ontario high school championship, set… Read more »

Rapids hat-trick

A trio of Sarnia Y Rapids 2 swim team member scored gold at the recent Hollandia Spring Invitational in London. Samuel Boily-Dufour, 16, right, won seven medals, including gold in 50m and 100m Freestyle. Maude Boily-Dufour, 14, brought home five medals, including gold in the 50m Fly, while Jack Girardi, 10, had gold in 50m… Read more »

Lambton golfer among leaders

Eric Patenaude of Lambton College finished in a tie for 14th place overall at the Canadian University/College Golf Championships in Guelph. He shot rounds of 72, 71, 77 and 70 to complete the 72 holes at 10 over par 290; ten shots back of the winner. His score was tied for the best by the… Read more »

Chapman takes checkered flag

A Sarnia race driver The Journal introduced to local readers last season has won the season-opening V8 Stock Muscle Car race at Delaware Speedway near London. Jaden Campbell, 20, started in sixth place in the May 23 event and eventually beat Mitchell’s Jamie Klumper by seven seconds.