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Tyler Storie scampers downfield for a 90-yard touchdown in a 42-34 home field victory over the Steel City Patriots at Norm Perry Park on June 29. Storie leads the Northern Football Conference in interceptions and yards receiving and was fifth overall in scoring with the 3-2 Imperials. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Tournament winners

From left, Ralph Archer, Debbie Archer and Jim Foley were first-place winners at the McCormack Funeral Home trebles lawn bowling tournament held on Canada Day. The Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club hosted the event at its Germain Park facility.

After winning at worlds, thrower gets invite to China

Troy Shantz A Sarnia man has been invited by the government of China to take part in a demonstration of knife-throwing next year. Brett Dewhirst is one of only 30 athletes handpicked to participate in the 2020 tournament. China is experiencing a surge of interest in the sport thanks to the popularity of a knife-throwing… Read more »

Top high school male and female athletes announced

Paige Vrolyk and Dan Luciani are this year’s Stefanko Award winners. The awards are presented annually to one male and one female graduating high school student in Lambton County. The winners are recognized for academic and athletic excellence, leadership and discipline. Vrolyk, 18, competed in volleyball, cross country and track and field for St. Patrick’s… Read more »

Pickleball hub now open in Blackwell Park

Sarnia’s first stand-alone pickleball facility is now open. The Blackwell Park Pickleball Hub features six newly resurfaced courts, fencing and sidewalks at 6230 Blackwell Side Road. Other amenities include a picnic shelter, parking lot improvements and landscaping at the former tennis courts. Pickleball lines have been added to tennis courts at Germain, Linden and Cathcart… Read more »

Watch for Sailfest’s return to the lake this weekend

Sarnians have a front-row seat for a colourful spectacle this weekend known as Sailfest 2019. The event at the Sarnia Yacht Club sees about 90 sailors ranging in age from eight to 70 competing in small one-person and two-person sailboats raced over two courses in southern Lake Huron. Weather permitting, the races run from about… Read more »

Local sports teams under pressure to change names

Cathy Dobson Two longstanding local sports teams are under pressure to change their names because they could be considered racially insensitive, local officials say. The mayors of Sarnia and Point Edward have received letters from the Ontario Human Rights Commission asking all provincial municipalities for a policy review of Indigenous team names and logos displayed… Read more »

City outfielder making strong Braves team even better

Troy Shantz The Sarnia Braves are quickly becoming the team to beat. Sarnia’s AAA baseball club is nearing the midpoint of the Southwestern Senior Baseball league season with league-leading 7-1 record, and it won the annual Port Lambton AAA baseball tournament June 22-23. “It’s been a really good season,” said manager James Grant. “We added… Read more »

Coach recognized for helping youth on and off the ice

Troy Shantz A Sarnia man has received back-to-back awards for his contribution to coaching and mental health awareness in young athletes. Tom Babcock earned the Mental Health Advocate award from St. Clair Child and Youth recently for his development of an educational program for minor hockey players called Face Off for Mental Health. And earlier… Read more »

Tournament winners

The Sarnia team of Robert Rocco, left, and Burke Carson, right, won the Kooy Wealth Management open pairs lawn bowling tournament at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club last month. With them is Michael John Kooy of Kooy Wealth Management, RBC Dominion Securities. Submitted Photo