Sports

Sarnia native wins national title in motorcycle racing

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s Will Hornblower is a national champion after finishing first overall on this year’s Canadian Pro Sport Bike series. Not bad, considering he doesn’t possess a motorcycle street licence. “In Sarnia… driving around in my car is scary enough,” said the 24-year-old veteran rider. “The mindset of racing is hard to get out… Read more »

Throwchella

Sarnia knife thrower Brett Dewhirst tosses a blade during the Gold Cup event at the Valley Axe-hosted Throwchella tournament on Aug. 23. Dewhirst won silver, coming second in a double-knockout bout against Pembroke, Ont. thrower Ward “Hightower” Wright, who took gold. Troy Shantz

Braves bow out at national championship

The Sarnia Braves made an early exit from the Canadian senior baseball championship. An 11-10 loss to Manitoba in 10 innings on Aug. 24 cost the Braves a shot at the playoff round. The team, which was representing Ontario, was making its first appearance at a national championship in 25 years. It finished with a… Read more »

Olympic search presents twins with either oar situation

Troy Shantz Hannah and Fiona Elliott have taken a stroke toward representing Canada at the next Olympics Games in rowing. The 16-year-old Sarnia twins caught the eye of Canadian rowing coaches this spring at the RBC Training Ground athlete search. They were two of 100 athletes to qualify as Olympic hopefuls from a pack of… Read more »

Novice baseball champs

The SMAA Girls Fastball Mechanical Contractors Novice team won both their league and tournament championships recently. Pictured are: Back row – Morgan George, Emma Plain , Zoie Milner, Sarah Robinson, Mackenzie Isaac, Sadie Tiernay, Mary McEachern, Adam Crowe Front Row – Jerika Mitchell, Lilee Levack, Kate Schleihauf and Myah Fisher. Missing: Emily Crowe. Submitted Photo

Squirt baseball champs

The SMAA Girls Fastball Sarnia Police Association Squirt team won their league tournament recently. Pictured are: Back row: Coach Mike Anderson, Erika Vanreenen, Ava Gismondi, Zoey Knowles, Nicolette Van Praet, Evangeline Mathieu, Coach Mike Smith Front row: Olivia Frawley, Avery Anderson, Jocelyn Teixeira, Aaliyah Knowles and Lennon Smith. Missing: Arielle Meek. Submitted photo

Junior Boys Title

Colby Ramsdale, centre, won the overall junior boys championship at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club’s annual Richard Casselman Memorial recently. With him are event sponsor Tyler Casselman, left, and Jeff Yates, Associate Professional. Submitted Photo

Cup-winning Spirit

The Sarnia Spirit U14 travel team placed 1st in the District Cup tournament in London with a 2-1 victory over Strathroy in the final on Aug. 18. From left are, front row: Assistant Coach Phil Talbot, Olivia Talbot, Linsay Hall, Ann Wambulwa, Neely Jewell, Alaina Burns, Amber Bernard, Madison Forte and Lillian Bernard; back row:… Read more »

Super athlete Carolyne Prevost conquers another sport

Troy Shantz Carolyne Prevost is making a serious bid for the title of best all-round athlete Sarnia has ever produced. Prevost finished first among Canadians at the recent CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, and placed #13 overall in the world. “Just qualifying for the CrossFit Games is a huge accomplishment and something that is so… Read more »

Tournament winners

The Sarnia Spirit U15 Girls won the prestigious Ottawa International Champions Showcase Tournament over the Civic holiday weekend, defeating teams from Hamilton, Fredricton, Bolton and the Athletic Institute Academy. They also recently won the Sarnia FC Water’s Edge Classic Tournament. Pictured are, back row, from left: Diane Walls, Hannah Balan, Maddi Tuer, Abby Balan, Olivia… Read more »