Sports

Put me in, coach

If and when the baseball season ever returns the Sarnia Braves will play on the spiffily reconstructed Stan Slack Field in Errol Russell Park. “The start of our 2020 season may be delayed but Errol Russell Park improvements are moving ahead and looking incredible,” the AAA ball club said on its Facebook page. Improvements include… Read more »

Bluewater Granfondo postponed to next summer

Sarnia’s cycling event of the year has been derailed by COVID-19. Bluewater Granfondo organizers say they scrubbed the Aug. 2 event because of uncertainty over ongoing restrictions and the need to ensure the safety of participants, volunteers and the community at large. “This was a difficult decision and we know this will come as a… Read more »

Local sports hall of fame accepting nominations

The Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame is welcoming submissions for possible induction this year. Nominations are accepted until April 30 in the following categories: 1) Professional athlete 2) Amateur athlete 3) Special achievement (significant contribution in officiating, coaching, media, training, etc.) 4) Bud Morrison Award (important contributions to youth) 5) Earl MacKenzie Award (involvement of… Read more »

Sting take Namestnikov 3rd overall in OHL draft

The Sarnia Sting drafted 15 new players in this month’s OHL Priority Selection, including highly touted Max Namestnikov in the first round (3rd overall). The Russian native played last season in the Detroit Honeybaked system where he had 12 goals and 23 points in 13 games. Namestnikov is the son and nephew of former NHLers… Read more »

Olympic cancellation a blow for local medal contender

Troy Shantz Losing her chance to perform on the world’s biggest stage at this summer’s Olympics was a bitter pill to swallow for Sarnia’s Julia Greenshields. “I’m absolutely crushed and devastated. I have been working towards this for eight years,” said Greenshields, a member of Canada’s national Rugby Sevens squad. “But me and my work… Read more »

Prevost adds weightlifting record to athletic resume

Troy Shantz Sarnia multi-sport athletic wonder Carolyne Prevost has added another honour to her long list of accomplishments. Prevost set a new Rogue World Record at the annual Arnold Classic Strongman competition in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month when she completed 63 separate 225-pound deadlifts. She wasn’t the strongest woman at a single lift, she… Read more »