Sports

Tennis club champs

Ryan Davies, right, a high school student, won the men’s singles title at the Sarnia Tennis Club championships recently. He defeated runner-up Marian Polakovic, left, who recently became a grandfather. Polakovic teamed up with daughter Monika to win the mixed doubles title, while Davies and Divyesh Bhargava took the men’s doubles crown. Submitted Photo

Great Lakes athletic track delayed until next year

Journal Staff The $5.4-million athletic track under construction at Sarnia’s Great Lakes Secondary School won’t be completed this fall after all. Unfavourable weather and shipment delays have set the timetable back until next spring at the earliest, said Brian McKay, business superintendent of the Lambton Kent District School Board. “The trench drains and the steeplejack… Read more »

City pitcher realizes dream, signs with Detroit Tigers

Troy Shantz As a kid growing up in Sarnia, Jordan Marks always dreamed of playing baseball for the Detroit Tigers. Now that dream could become reality. Detroit selected the right-handed pitcher in the 8th round of this year’s draft and he recently signed a rookie contract with the club. “It was kind of hard to… Read more »

Young pitcher heading south to chase baseball dream

Troy Shantz Everything fell into place that night in 2019 as Peter “Bo” Buckley was playing an exhibition baseball game in Connecticut. The local teen pitched two and two-thirds innings, struck out five, gave up no hits or walks, and delivered a fastball approaching 90 miles per hour. Watching closely from the stands was the… Read more »

Lawn bowling has resumed

Dave Moffit, left, and Brock Bartley went undefeated to win the RBC-Kooy Wealth Management tournament at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club on Aug. 18. It was the club’s first tournament since the pandemic began. The team of Jim Foley and Gary Edginton were second, and Debbie Whitfield and Lena Skeard third. Submitted Photo

Fans must be vaccinated to watch Sting home games

Journal Staff Fans eager to see the Sarnia Sting play this fall will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Ontario Hockey League announced Friday that proof of vaccinations will be mandatory for all spectators and others entering game night venues, including the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Children under the age of 12 must… Read more »

City athletes do well at Tokyo Olympics

Journal Staff Though a place on the podium eluded Sarnia rugby player Julia Greenshields and weightlifter Boady Santavy at the Tokyo Olympic Games, both did well. Canada’s hopes for a medal in women’s rugby sevens were dashed with a 31-0 loss to France on July 29. They finished the tournament in 9th place with a… Read more »