Sports

Sarnia Sting acquire centre in trade

The Sarnia Sting have acquired 19-year-old centre Sam Bitten in a trade with the Ottawa 67’s. The Gloucester, Ont. native is entering his fourth OHL season, racking up 22 goals, 59 points and 25 playoff games, including a run to the OHL championship series with the 67’s this past season. Bitten was selected 92nd overall… Read more »

Legionnaires back in action again

The Sarnia Legionnaires are returning to the ice. Sarnia’s Greater Ontario Hockey League squad plays a pair of preseason matches this week before the 2019-20 regular season kicks off Sept. 12, when the Legionnaires host the Chatham Maroons at Sarnia Arena at 7:30 p.m. Chatham returns to Sarnia on Sept. 19, followed by a bout… Read more »

Taekwondo athlete earns bronze in Italy

A Sarnia athlete secured a bronze medal at the European Masters Games recently. Mark Warburton, 38, made the podium in the taekwondo 80 kg category at the Turin, Italy games held July 26 to Aug. 2. The co-owner of Sarnia Olympic Taekwondo and national-level coach competed among 250 fighters in the taekwondo showcase. The multisport… Read more »

Teen converts U.S. fastball experience into scholarship

Troy Shantz It’s a new position and a new chapter for Kennedy Dietz. The 17-year-old Sarnia fastball prospect is headed to Shawnee State University in 2020 after verbally committing to play at the Ohio school. Her play on the field earned the Northern Collegiate student an 85% scholarship. “Everything is coming full circle… all these… Read more »

Service to star in home run derby

The Sarnia Braves’ Julian Service will step up to the plate in the national home run derby at the Canadian AAA National Men’s Baseball Championship this week. The Braves travel to Miramichi, N.B. representing Ontario at the Aug. 22 to 25 event, after emerging victorious at the Ontario finals in Windsor recently. Each province selects… Read more »

Trophy winners

Ralph and Debbie Archer were the winners of this year’s Sallie Lane Memorial tournament at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. Presenting the trophy is Paul Lane, left, of TD Wealth Management.

Robinson Tournament

Sarnia-Lambton was well represented with 16 players competing the 62nd annual Francis J. Robinson Memorial Tennis Tournament in Port Huron that concluded Aug. 4. Pictured here are local finalists or champions from their age divisions. From left, back row: Ryan Davies, Aditya Damani, Elijah Brown and Divyesh Bhargava; front row: Tej Patel and Chimnay Damani…. Read more »

Provincial champs

The Sarnia Pacers peewee 1 lacrosse team shut out Wallaceburg 3-0 in the final and went 6-0 on the tournament to win the Ontario Lacrosse “B” Championship on Aug. 4. From left are, back row: Derek Haynes, Dan Charleton, Tate Ross, Michael McKellar, Carter Whitworth, Haiden Robinson, Kaia Pierce, Carson Crawford, Brayden Hogan, Luke Laevens,… Read more »

The Sarnia Braves are Ontario’s new baseball champions

Troy Shantz The Sarnia Braves are headed to the national championships. The city’s ‘AAA’ baseball club emerged victorious at the Ontario finals in Windsor recently to secure a trip to the Canadian championships in New Brunswick this month. “That’s basically the hardest tournament to win in the country,” said coach James Grant of the provincial… Read more »

Sarnia Saints bumped from first place

A pair of losses knocked the Sarnia Saints Men’s rugby squad out of first place. The Saints A team fell to the Guelph Redcoats 26-20 on July 27, also losing to Niagara 36-13 earlier They fell to second in the league behind Guelph with an 8-3-0 record. Niagara, in third, faced Guelph on Aug. 10…. Read more »