New soccer field onside

A little-used Afton Drive park is about to become an active soccer pitch again. Sarnia’s GallaDev Soccer Academy has received permission to use Woodstone Park for its boys and girls soccer programs. The field will be rolled to level out the grass and existing nets moved from a children’s play area, city hall says. Woodstone… Read more »

Chychrun signs with Sting

The first overall pick in the 2014 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection last month has agreed to terms on a player agreement and education package with the Sarnia Sting. Jakob Chychrun led all GTHL defencemen last season with 16 goals and 43 points in 29 games with the Toronto Jr. Canadians. He also recorded four… Read more »

Local athletes shine at SWOSSA track meet

Sarnia’s Northern Collegiate was nosed out by LaSalle’s Sandwich Secondary School for the overall SWOSSA high school track and field title on May 23. But local athletes broke several Southwestern Ontario records at the meet, held over two days in Chatham and Windsor. Cassidy Crowe of the Vikings set a new mark in the senior… Read more »

Multicultural sports games held

Local students were introduced to a variety of different sports during the Sports Day Multicultural Elementary Games. The May 23 event at the Moore Sports Complex featured cricket, bocce, field hockey, rugby, hip hop dance, soccer, ball hockey, golf, yoga and lacrosse. Tyler McGregor, a 2014 Paralympic sledge hockey bronze medalist gave the keynote address…. Read more »

Ball hockey league to play at Hiawatha

Another warm weather sports option is coming to Sarnia. St. Catharines-based organizers Paul Barbas and Vytaa Daraska will run the Sarnia Outdoor Ball Hockey League this summer at a new outdoor rink at Hiawatha Horse Park. Barbas, who has family ties to Hiawatha owner Jim Henderson, struck a deal to run the league at the… Read more »

Ultimate Frisbee elevates its game

The sport of frisbee has come a long way from the days of people tossing a disc around the park or beach. In Sarnia, the Ultimate Frisbee organization has begun its 14th season with nine, 15-player teams that play each Thursday at 6:30 pm from early May to late August. Regular season games are played… Read more »

Northern hurdler sets new record

– Bruce Smith photo Skyla Minaker of Northern Collegiate clears a hurdle at the Southwestern Ontario high school track and field championship in Chatham on Wednesday. Minaker set a new SWOSSAA record in the midget girls 80m hurdles with a time of 12.12 seconds. She also placed second in the midget girls long-jump, and third… Read more »

Sarnia’s Santavy ranked 7th in the world

Boady Santavy, 17, poses with students at Rosedale Public School, after winning three gold medals in weightlifting in Peru. Glenn Ogilvie

Boady Santavy, 17, poses with junior and senior kindergarten students at Rosedale Public School, after winning three gold medals in weightlifting in Peru. Glenn Ogilvie Boady Santavy went to the Pan American Youth Weightlifting Championships in Lima, Peru with one goal in mind – to come home with a gold medal. He did just that… Read more »

High school track and field champions

Lambton County’s best high school track and field athletes squared off in the LSSAA championships at LCCVI in Petrolia last week. Northern Collegiate won the overall team title, with St. Pat’s second and LCCVI finishing third. The top four finishers in each individual event earned an automatic berth to the Southwestern Ontario championships on this… Read more »

Salmon Derby winners announced

The final numbers aren’t in but it’s expected more than 1,000 anglers participated in the Bluewater Anglers 38th Annual Salmon Derby. A total of 449 fish were entered at the Sarnia weigh station and another 705 at the Port Franks station, for a total of 1,154 fish. “For the number of fish it was an average year, but overall… Read more »