Sports

New Sarnian wins a national taekwondo title in U.S.

Troy Shantz A Sarnia martial artist has struck gold south of the border. Gary Cagumbay finished first in the 58-68 kilogram category at the Amateur Athletic Union taekwondo national championships that ended July 6 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The 21-year-old defeated Texan James Douglas 22-13 to win the blue-green belt title. Cagumbay was one of… Read more »

Sarnia Imperials win another one

The Sarnia Imperials defeated the Tri-City Outlaws 41-0 on the weekend, improving the team’s record to 5-2 on the season and stretching its win streak to three. Sarnia sits second in western division of the Northern Football Conference and fifth overall in the league with eight points. The Imperials defeated Sault Steelers 34-17 on July… Read more »

Sarnia Brave delivers pair of big homers

It’s been a grand slam of a month for Sarnia Braves first baseman Vince Caschera. The Goshen College prospect cleared the bases twice in July with grand slam home runs against the Strathroy Royals on July 3 and Etobicoke Rangers July 6 at the Lakeside AAA Invitational Tournament. Caschera boasts a .438 batting average and… Read more »

Sarnia Saints undefeated streak ends

The Sarnia Saints have surrendered their first loss of the season. The Saints Men’s A1 squad fell 35-24 to the Guelph Redcoats on July 6, yet remained in first place with 31 points and a 6-1 record. The Saints B1 team also fell to Guelph that day, losing 33-15. The Saints women continue their struggles…. Read more »

City and club renew lease for lawn bowling facility

Sarnia has approved a new five-year lease for the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club to use the city-owned facility and bowling greens at Germain Park. The 113-year-old club has leased the property at 550 Bright St. since 1961. It includes 12 bowling greens, outdoor field lights, washrooms, clubhouse and picnic area. The club in turn runs… Read more »

All the way

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 »