City athletes shine at university championships

Journal Staff Four Sarnia athletes had impressive showings at the Canadian U Sports Track and Field Championships, which ended April 2 in Saint John, NB. Andrew Davies took the bronze medal in the 3,000-metre race with a time of 8:17.55. The McMaster University student also placed ninth in the 1,500-metre event. Zion Webb, representing the… Read more »

Western Ontario Champs

The Mooretown Lady Flags U13 HL team won the Western Ontario Girls’ Hockey League Group D Finals recently. From left are, back row, assistant coach Maddy Gagne, Elleke Klumpenhouwer, assistant coach Chad Gagne, Georgia Gagne, Claire Ireland, head coach Cory Ireland, Taylor Thompson, Jaidyn Blankenship, Ayla Cadieux, and manager Jody Gagne. Front row: Lilana Galizia,… Read more »

Beach volleyball, disc golf course opening this year

Tara Jeffrey Residents will be able to enjoy two new sports facilities this summer – beach volleyball courts and a disc golf course. Sarnia has budgeted $150,000 for the two beach volleyball courts to be located near Canatara Beach, and $25,000 for a nine-hole disc golf (Frisbee) course in Centennial Park. Council voted to allow… Read more »

Silver Stick finalists

The Sarnia Sting U12 A/AA hockey team made the championship final at the U12A International Silver Stick Finals tournament in Newmarket, Ont. The team is coached by Ron Page, Shaun Kennedy and Nick Langlois, and managed by Kevin Taylor. Pictured are David Beasley, Luke Bowen, Rhys Davis, Nathan Geddes, Noal Grondin, Ben Graves, Cameron Joliceur,… Read more »

Sting launch nonprofit community fund

Journal Staff The Sarnia Sting has launched a new initiative to give back to the community. ‘Sting Assists — The Sarnia Sting Community Fund’ is a nonprofit organization intended help local people in need, the club said in a release. The fund will collect donations through community outreach events such as golf tournaments, 50/50 draws,… Read more »

Aamjiwnaang adding new multi-sports facility this year

Tara Jeffrey A new multi-use, outdoor sports facility for Aamjiwnaang First Nation couldn’t come at a better time, said Chief Chris Plain. “We felt that this was much needed, especially after having our indoor gym closed due to COVID-19,” Plain said of the facility, which can accommodate basketball, tennis and volleyball, as well as boards… Read more »

Arena’s leaky roof gets replacement

Journal Staff The roof that protects the main ice surface at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena is being replaced this year at a cost of just over $1 million. Sarnia council approved a proposal submitted by Garland/DBS Canada Inc., with the work to be done by Flynn Canada Ltd. Last year, the section of roof… Read more »

Despite pandemic, teen athlete wins Game of Throwns

Tara Jeffrey Blake Foster is eager to get back to doing what he loves — throwing heavy objects as far as possible. “I haven’t had a real track-and-field season in a couple of years because of COVID-19,” said the Northern Collegiate grad, who has landed an athletics scholarship at Michigan’s Oakland University. “So I’m really… Read more »

Strong showing for local athletes at provincial track event

Journal Staff Local athletes did well at the 2022 Athletics Ontario Indoor Track Championships held in Toronto this month. Ryan Davies won gold in the U-18 boys’ 3,000-metre race, while Gabby Jones took silver in the U-18 girls’ 3,000-metres, and fourth in the 1,500-metres. Cole Reinders took bronze in the Open Men’s 800-metre race. Rebecca… Read more »

Michael Marinaro visits home after whirlwind Olympics

Tara Jeffrey As soon as he returned from the Beijing Olympic Games last week, Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro headed straight to the rink — this time, though, in hockey skates. “I came in to surprise my niece who is playing hockey,” said the Canadian figure skating champion, who arrived at the Moore Sports Complex just in… Read more »