Beach volleyballers strike gold

Journal Staff Two local teens have struck provincial gold at the Ontario Beach Volleyball championship in Toronto. Katelyn Gratton and Jordyn Knowles of the Twin Bridges volleyball club were victorious in their Under 14 division at Ashbridges Bay Park on Aug 2-3. This was the first year the Sarnia club has participated in the beach… Read more »

Father, son both played third for Sarnia Braves

Brian Maxwell was coaching his 10-year-old son McKenzie when their team, the Courtright Cardinals, won the all-Ontario championship. And here’s the rest of the story. As the young Cardinals were still whooping it up, the senior Maxwell pulled on his uniform of the Corunna Giants, who were playing nearby for all the marbles in the… Read more »

Soccer playoffs loom

Dante Musokotwane, in white, and teammate Gavin Brophy, in gold, sprint ahead of challenger Liam Bone during a Sarnia FC U-9 boys soccer practice at Germain Park. The program semi-finals take place Aug. 22 with the finals going Aug 23 at 11:45 a.m. at Germain Park pitch. Glenn Ogilvie

Lawn bowling winners

The pairs team of Sandy and Nick Symes of Sarnia won the annual Breast Cancer Society Tournament at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club on Aug. 4. Twenty-two teams from across southern Ontario participated in the event, which raise more than $1,200 for the Breast Cancer Society. Submitted Photo

Sting land big Czech

A highly-regard forward from Czech Republic will play for the Sarnia Sting this season, the hockey club says. Pavel Zacha, 17, has committed to playing in Canada with the hope of becoming a top NHL prospect, Sting general manager Nick Sinclair said in a statement. The six-foot-three, 205-pounder has represented the Czech Republic extensively on… Read more »

Sarnia tennis players victorious on tour

Two tennis players from Sarnia have claimed overall division championships on the 2014 Little Caesars Junior Tennis Tour. Mattias Mueller and Andrew Davies were each victorious on the final tour stop in London on July 27, allowing them to claim the 14-and-under and 18-and-under boys’ titles respectively. Mueller and Davies each won three of four… Read more »

Express headed to provincial softball championship

Sarnia will be represented when the Enniskillen Express compete at the Provincial Women’s Softball Association Tier Two Championships in St. Catharines on Saturday. Northern Collegiate students Julia Pearson and Skyla Minaker, both 15, have been part of the Express organization for three and four years respectively. “I was playing (SMAA) house league and wanted to… Read more »

Sibling swimmers snag medals

Sarnia siblings introduced recently to Journal readers came home with a cache of medals from the Swimming Canada Age Group Nationals in Winnipeg. Samuel Boily-Dufour, 15, accomplished his goal of making the podium in four events, capturing a gold medal and three bronze at the competition, which featured nearly 900 swimmers from 146 clubs nationwide…. Read more »

Imperials end season on winning note

Sarnia Imperials quarterback Pat Wright carries the ball for a touchdown again the Ottawa Raiders on July 26 at Norm Perry Park. The Imperials ended the season on a high note, downing the Raiders 34-20. Sarnia, which was hobbled by injuries and a short bench, did not make the Northern Football Conference playoffs. “We have… Read more »

Sarnia Braves team wins tournament

The Sarnia Braves Minor Mosquito baseball team won the BMBA tournament in Brantford the weekend of July 26-27. They finished with a 5-0 record and Noah Lester named the team MVP. From left are, front Row: Owen Ferrera, Logan Buntrock. Second Row: Quinton Johnson, Logan Woods, Ben George, Kyle Pite, Keegan Brown, Noah Lester, Nolan… Read more »