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Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame Announces 2012 Inductees

July 20, 2012 




The Directors of the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2012 Inductees. 


Amateur Athlete - outstanding performance as an amateur athlete in their sport

Two Recipients – Kelly Doohan & William (Bill) Abbott Jr.

Kelly Doohan
Golf & Figure Skating

In Golf Kelly won various Club Championships in Ontario and Michigan.  Kelly won the Canadian Junior Golf title in 1988 and in the following years competed on the Canadian Commonwealth Team, The British Amateurs and then received a golf scholarship to the University of Georgia where she won numerous matches and also won the Kaanapali Invitation and the Rainbow Wailea Invitational in Hawaii in 1994 and 1995 respectively.  On the University of Georgia Lady Bulldog team, they won the All Southern Conference title 3 of the 4 years that she attended.  One of the highlights of Kelly’s career was when she played in the Corning Classic LPGA event, where she won low amateur honours.

In Figure Skating Doohan won various medals as a youth and in 1988 one of her greatest accomplishments was when she demonstrated her versatility as a multi-discipline athlete when she skated at the Canadian Championship level and won the Canadian Junior Golf title.

William (Bill) Abbott Jr.

Bill Abbott competed in his first Olympic trials in 1972 and was a member of Canada’s Olympic Sailing Team three times, including the boycotted 1980 Moscow games, the 1996 Atlanta games and 2000 Sydney games.  His Soling team also won silver medals in the 1983 Venezuelan Pan American summer games.

Abbott has won multiple North American Championships, Canadian and World Championships.  Locally in the Great Lakes Region Bill and his team won 1st in class four times in the Port Huron – Mackinaw Race in 1982, 1986 and 1992.

Bud Morrison Award

Recognizes a person who over a number of years has made significant contributions to the youth in their sport endeavours.
(ie: coach, manager, official, trainer, facility maintenance, including school officials)

Charles Barclay

Coach  & Convenor


Charles Barclay coached for over 35 years in every level of Boys Baseball in Camlachie. At St. Benedict’s School he coached both Girls and Boys Cross Country, Softball and Track & Field. From 1976 to 1992 served as trainer and assistant coach for Forest Minor Hockey.
Coached and Convened Camlachie Minor Girls Baseball 1979 – 83 Coached Senior St. Clair Soccer Team and won the Championship in 1986.

Served as a baseball convenor in the North Lambton House League, Downriver House League, W.C.B. and Fastball Convenor for Lambton Central S.A.


Builder Award
Recognizes significant contributions in the establishment of a sport from its infancy to the mature state within the community.

-          would have been the individual to keep a sport alive in the community

-          long-term service on sport committees and executive positions either at the local, provincial or national levels

Jake VanRooyen
Bluewater Anglers


Jake has been a member of the Bluewater Anglers since 2001.  During that time he served as President for four years.  He also served as Assistant Hatchery Manager and Hatchery Manager
coordinating the hatchery operation at the 5,000 Sq. ft. facility located in Point Edward.  From 2003 – 2010 Jake was the Hatchery Tour Coordinator operating tours of the Hatchery
in March and April when the hatchery is at full capacity.  Jake is a member of the Lake Huron Fish Advisory committee and works closely with the Ministry of Natural Resources on matters concerning the Lake Huron Sport Fishery.


Earl MacKenzie Award

Recognizes those people involved in sports at least 30 years prior to the year of induction who are worthy of enshrinement

Lawrence LeNeve

Lawrence LeNeve was actively involved with local sports dating back to the 1930’s. He helped create a local ball diamond and the group of young people used lawn mowers, scythes, rakes, hoes and every kind of landscape tool to make a suitable playing field.  It wasn’t long before other teams formed from both sides of the border and a league was formed.  LeNeve was also involved with hockey and helped form the Bearcats team who defeated the highly touted Silverwoods team in three consecutive games.


Professional Athlete
Outstanding performer at the professional level.  Achieved professional status and maintained that level for three (3) years or three (3) seasons.  Be retired from his/her professional career for a minimum of three (3) years.


Dave Whitlock
Stock Car

Dave Whitlock competed for over 25 years and retired at the end of 2009.

He began his career in the Street Stock Division at Delaware Speedway.  He has earned over 20 CASCAR victories and 3 National Super Series Championships in 1991, 1997 and 1998.

He has received the Sportsman Award 3 out of 4 years in the ACT Racer Series.

Founding race team in 1992 of the RCMP Racing Against Drugs Program (now a Nationally recognized drug awareness program) and instrumental in getting Prostate Cancer Canada involved in Canadian Motorsports “Prostate Cancer Racing for a Cure”.

Special Achievement

Recognizes a person(s) who over a number of years has made significant contributions to sports beyond athletic endeavours, ie: media, coach, official, trainer etc.


Two Recipients – Sipple Scholtens and Paul Augustine


Sippie Scholtens


After moving to Sarnia from Chatham Sippie organized and managed the Blackwood Gordon Softball team that won many Ontario Michigan League Championships.  He was President of the Bluewater Softball league and served as an Ontario Amaterur Softball Association Convenor.  In 1974 Sippie was the manager of Sarnia Bopra Junior Softball team that won the Ontario Championship. 


Sippie was also involved in local hockey managing various teams such as the Petrolia Intermediate A team and the Forest Boyds.  He then became involved with the Petrolia Squires Senior Hockey team and was vice president when they won the Allen Cup in 1979 and 1981.  In 2001 he was co-chairman of the Sarnia Allan Cup committee.  Sippie was previous inducted into the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 as manager of the Sarnia Bobpra’s softball club.


Paul Augustine

Volunteer at various levels


Paul Augustine has been an integral part of Lambton Shores Hockey over the past thirty years and has been a devoted sports volunteer in the community. He has held many positions from Vice President, Tournament Chairman, timekeeper, statistician, PA Announcer, Contact Person, Ice Coordinator, Plublic Relations director etc starting in 1982.

Organizations he has worked with include: Thedford Minor Hockey, OMHA Championships, Thedford-Bosanquet Old Timers League, Thedford-Bosanquet Baseball League, Lambton County Hockey League, Lambton Lighting AAA,  North Middlesex Stars Jr D Hockey Club,


Team Award
Is a group award in recognition for winning a major championship or a team performing in an outstanding manner over a period of time.

2002 Alvinston Indians Men's Fastball


The Alvinston Indians Men’s Fastball Team won the 2002 World Championship series of the International Softball Congress II (ISC II) in Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario on August 17, 2002.

In round robin the Indians went 4 – 1 with wins against Sycamore Ohio, Erie Pennsylvania, Kingston Illinois, Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Their only loss in the tournament was against Millington Michigan.

In the semi finals the Indians were the only Canadian team remaining in the playoffs and they defeated Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and went on and defeated West Michigan in the final with a final score of 8 – 1.

2002 Alvinston Indians Team Members

Murray McLean

Brad Young

Kevin Morgan

Scott McAuley

Andy Triest

Brett Neal

Dan Beecroft

Ryan Chapman

Marc Greenwood

Mike Black

Ian McEachern

Randy Livingston

Ron Pazitka

Doug Charlton

Paul McCart

Joe Triest

Scott Smith

Jim McNally

Chris Wismer

Adam Swan

Bat Boys: Brady Davenport Justin Scott

  The 30th Annual Enshrinement Dinner will be held on Saturday September 29, 2012 at the Camlachie Community Centre.

Tickets are available from any member of the Board of Directors or at Micor Sports 49 Finch Dr. Sarnia. 
click here for directors contact info.










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