Sarnia weightlifter qualifies for Pan-Am Games

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Boady Santavy gave himself an early birthday present by qualifying for the upcoming Pan-Am Games in Toronto. He punched his ticket to the July event by finishing second in the 85-kilo weight class and fourth overall at the Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships in Mississauga over the Victoria Day weekend, less than a… Read more »

Corunna Lady Giants honoured

The Corunna Lady Giants softball team was named the team of the week for their achievements at the UTM Shootout on May 18. Corunna finished tied for second in pool play, and missed making the final on the run-differential tie-breaker. Meanwhile, Kennedy Dietz was named player of the week by opposing coaches and players after… Read more »

First rounder signs with Sting

Sasha Chmelevski will suit up for the Sarnia Sting this season. The 10th overall pick in last month’s Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection has signed an agreement with the team. The 15-year-old averaged nearly a point a game in 25 games with the Detroit Honeybaked U16 program last season, and had an impressive showing at… Read more »

Legionnaires ink local talent

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal The Sarnia Legionnaires cemented their reputation as ‘Lambton County’s team’ this week by signing a pair of local youngsters. Head coach Mark Davis announced the Jr. ‘B’ hockey club has added centre Alec DeKoning of Sombra and defenceman Eric Marsh of Wyoming to its roster. Marsh, a 17-year-old who… Read more »

Opening tourney for Lawn Bowling Club

Cathy Mott, centre, presents the winners’ plaque to Jim and Sue Roth of Woodstock, Ont. following the Mott Memorial Tournament at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club on Monday, May 18. Eighteen pairs teams of visiting and local bowlers competed in the tournament, now in its 46th year. Submitted Photo

Local track athletes advance to regional Ontario meet

Irish relay team Joey Eddleston of St. Patrick’s High School rounds a turn at the SWOSSA track and field meet, held last weekend at Chatham-Kent and Windsor. He and teammates Patrick Lange, Travis Garrity and Mitch Damchuk placed third in the senior boys 4×100 metre relay. Eddleston also had a first in the senior boys… Read more »

Letowski to coach at Challenge

Former Sting head coach Trevor Letowski has been named an assistant coach for Team Canada Black at the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge later this year. Letowski was fired by the Sting in early April and replaced by new co-owner Derian Hatcher. At press time a location for the World Under 17 tournament had yet… Read more »

Chychrun an OHL all-star

Jakob Chychrun of the Sarnia Sting has been named to the third team Ontario Hockey League all-star squad. Despite missing 26 games this past season due to the injuries, he finished 11th in rookie scoring with 16 goals and 17 assists. The 17-year-old Florida native is expected to among the top picks in the 2016… Read more »


We reported last week that Sarnia’s Brayden Bell had registered his first career Junior “A” goaltending victory for Toronto Beaches on May 14. The information, provided by the Ontario Lacrosse Association, was incorrect. Bell was the backup goalie. The Journal regrets the error and apologizes for any inconvenience it may have caused.

Sturgeon kick off season

The Sarnia Sturgeon will raise the curtain on its 2015 Ontario Football Conference schedule Sunday, May 31, at Norm Perry Park. The Junior Varsity squad (15 and 16 year-olds) will take on Hamilton at noon, followed by the Bantam team (13 and 14 year-olds) playing Brantford at 3 pm. Admission is $5, children12 and under… Read more »