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Late power play goal sinks Stars at St. Marys
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Friday, September 20, 2019
ST. MARYS, ON - Maxim Mulder's power play goal with 1:52 left in the third period, lifted St. Marys Lincolns over the St. Thomas Stars, 7-6, in GOJHL action.
The Stars had come back from deficits of 3-1, 5-3 and 6-5.
Ryan Brown, with two goals, Daruis Mani, Colton Wiacek, Russell Oldham and Brady Elder scored for the Stars.
Kolby Poulin and Jackson Brown, each picked up two assists.
The Stars (2-3-0-0) host the London Nationals (4-1-0-0), Sunday, at the Joe.
Forward Brayden Smith has traded to the Aylmer Spitfires of the PJHL. The 18-year old played for his hometown team during the 2017-18 season.

Sailors drop PJHL home opener to Lucan
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Saturday, September 14, 2019
PORT STANLEY, ON. - The Port Stanley Lakers fell 7-2, to the Lucan Irish, in their home opener to the Provincial Junior Hockey League season.
The Lakers trailed 5-0 after two periods, before rookies Ethan Bradley and Josh Vanbesian scored.
Port Stanley has their third game in three days, at Mt. Brydges on Sunday. The Lakers were swallowed whole by the Exeter Hawks, 13-0, on the road, Friday the 13th.

No quit in Kilmer leads back to karate worlds
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Kenzie Kilmer could have quit.
No one would have questioned a decision to step away, considering the condition of her ankle and the early prognosis from medical professionals.
No one expect, Kilmer herself.
Kilmer overcame a serious ankle injury to earn a spot with Team Canada at the World Karate Commission (WKC) championships, this November, in Niagara Falls, New York.

Stars shutout on the road at Leamington
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
LEAMINGTON, ON - It was a rough one on the road for the St Thomas Stars falling 6-0 to the Leamington Flyers, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action.
The home team led 2-0 after 40 minutes before scoring twice in 2:09 mid third. The Flyers added two more in the final minute of the game.
Wyatt O'Neil had two goals.
The Stars (1-2-0-0) have their home opener Friday, 7:30 p.m. at the Joe, hosting Leamington.

Yeck final always the goal in Dorchester
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Monday, September 9, 2019
DORCHESTER - No one wants to be the team to end the streak.
For the Dorchester Dolphins, making the Yeck Division final is more than simply a goal for the Provincial Junior League hockey team. It has become the expectation every season now, thanks to seven consecutive appearances in the final, winning three.
The Dolphins' home opener isn't until Friday, September 28th.

New look Stars open GOJHL season
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Friday, September 6, 2019
ST. THOMAS - When fans attend the St. Thomas Stars' home opener in a week, they will need a new program. Team turnover was high over the summer, therefore it may take a few games to recognize all the new faces.
This weekend the players themselves will get an opportunity to know each other better, at the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) Showcase, the kick-off event to the 2019/20 regular season, today through Sunday, in Pelham.
update: The Stars won their season opener 5-2.

Para-athlete Wilson-Walker fourth in two events
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
LIMA, PERU - Madison Wilson-Walker finished fourth in both long jump and the 100-metre sprint, at the Parapan-Am Games.
The 22-year old from Avon, Ontario finished fourth in the T-64 100 metre final today, in a time of 15.37 seconds.
On Tuesday, Wilson-Walker leaped 3.89 metres in long jump (T42-44/T61-63). She is the world record holder with a personal best jump of 4.29 metres.

Silver season for multi events athlete Dunn
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
DORCHESTER - Megan Dunn had more than a silver lining type of season.
The heptathlete with the Wofford College Terriers, a NCAA Division One school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, showed her potential in year two, bringing home a trio of silver medals from Southern Conference (SoCon) track and field championship meets.

Win or Booze upend three time champions in final
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Monday, August 26, 2019
ST. THOMAS - A 9-7 win gave Win or Booze the St. Thomas Coed Slo-Pitch League A division championship, upending three time champion Guaranteed Eavestroughing in the final.
Game On took the division two title, defeating One Hit Wonders, while The O's won division three, edging the Jayhawks. The Royals are the division four winners and RC Brew Crew won division five.

Brewers fastpitch hand out their hardware
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, ON. - The Springfield Brewers fastpitch association handed out the hardware, Tuesday at their annual awards banquet.
Offensive player of the Year: Carter Ruddock; Defensive player of the Year: Ali Altiman; Coach of the Year: Courtney Gilbert; Pitcher of the Year: Meg McCallum; Fan of the Year: Hannah Lahn; Love of the Game award: Kyle Eyndhoven.

Port Sailors aim to increase pay cheques
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
ST. THOMAS - It is early in training camp, but Port Stanley Sailors’ GM and head coach Dale Howard already has the club’s theme for the upcoming Provincial Junior Hockey League season.

Kennington has third top five race in Nova Scotia
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Saturday, August 17, 2019
ANTIGONISH, N.S. - Posting his third top five result of the season, DJ Kennington finishes second in his Castrol Edge Dodge #17, behind winner Jason Hathaway, in the NASCAR Pintys Bumper to Bumper 300, at the Riverside Speedway.
It is back to back weeks for Kennington placing in the top five, after placing fifth at the Les 50 Tours Hotel Le Concorde in Trois Rivieres.
The St. Thomas native also ties his best result of the season. Kennington was second at the Bayer Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin, July 24.
Kennington ranks fifth in the Pinty's standings this season, with seven top 10 results from nine races.

Local hockey player starts Woolley's Warriors

Monday, August 12, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Raising awareness and funds for young athletes with type one diabetes is the mission for Woolley’s Warriors.
St. Thomas native and OHL player Mark Woolley is behind the creation of the non-profit organization.

Dorchester soccer players help Alliance FC advance

Sunday, August 11, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Sydney Vandenberg and Annika Nolte are off to the Ontario Cup semifinals.
The right wing and striker from Dorchester, helped Alliance FC defeat Glen Shields FC, 3-1, in an Ontario Cup U16 girls’ quarterfinal, at North London Fields, August 10th. Glen Shields, out of Concord, was the defending champion.
Trailing 1-0 at half, Nolte tied the game heading in the ball off a corner kick. Nolte added insurance scoring Alliance’s third goal.
The semifinal is August 24th in Oshawa.

Yurek takes all St. Thomas 18U House League final

Sunday, August 11, 2019
ST. THOMAS - St. Thomas had the monopoly on the London and District Baseball Association (LDBA) 18U midget house league championship.
It was an all St. Thomas Cardinals final, as Yurek Pharmacy silenced Dowler-Karn, 15-0, after four innings, at Emslie Field.
Collin Banman pitched four perfect innings on just 43 pitches for the win.

Kennington fifth at Grand PrixTrois Rivieres
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Saturday, August 10, 2019
TROIS RIVIERES, QC. - D.J. Kennington had his second top five result of the NASCAR Pinty's Series season, finishing fifth in the Les 50 Tours Hotel Le Concorde, at Grand PrixTrois Rivieres, in his #17 Castrol Edge Dodge.
Kennington sits fifth in the Series season points.
His best result is second place at the Bayer Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin, July 24.

House League rookie ball champs crowned

Saturday, August 10, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Jaxon Somerville delivered a walk-off single, to lift Millcreek Plumbing over Snip-its, 6-5, in the St. Thomas Minor Baseball junior rookie ball final, at the Centennial diamonds.
In the senior rookie ball final, Streib Trucking held off Geerlinks Home Hardware, 7-6.

St. Thomas women win LAWSL Second Div Cup

Friday, August 9, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Cameron Sanders scored the only goal as St. Thomas blanked the North Huron Tempest, 1-0, in the London and Area Women's Soccer League (LAWSL) Second Division Cup final, Thursday, at the Hellenic Centre.
Sanders scored on a free kick outside the 18 box, while keeper Avivia Fournie picked up the shutout.
"Very strong defence on our part," Fournie said. "(The defence) really helped to progress the game and keep up the intensity."
St. Thomas edged Alliance FC, 2-1, in a Cup semifinal. Zoe Gubinczki and Emma Butters scored for St. Thomas.
Alliance is the current Second Division East leaders, with a 9-2-2 record, just ahead of St. Thomas at 7-0-4. North Huron upended the West leaders, Sarnia (11-0-1), in their semifinal.

Cardinals host house league 18U and Rookie Ball playoff tournaments
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
ST. THOMAS - This week the St. Thomas Cardinals are hosting two London and District Baseball Association house league playoff tournaments.
The 18U schedule starts today with four games, before pausing until Friday. All games are at Emslie and Cardinal fields.
The junior and senior rookie ball playoff tournament is Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with all games at the Centennial ball diamonds.

Cambridge edges Brampton for OBA 13U Elim title

Monday, August 5, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Cambridge Cubs are Baseball Ontario's 13U provincial champions, holding off the Brampton Royals, 6-5, in the final, Sunday night at the Tarry Complex.
Cambridge led 6-2 early, before Brampton scored two runs in the sixth inning and one more in the seventh. The Royals stranded the tying run on second base and potential winning run on first.
In the semifinals, Brampton came back to defeat the London Badgers, 10-9, walking off the game in the bottom of the seventh. Cambridge edged the Whitby Wolves, 5-4.
Both teams advance to the 13U National championship, in Repentigny (Montreal), Québec, August 22-25th.

Tomcats sent packing early at Junior Eliminations
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Sunday, August 4, 2019
OSHAWA, ON. - The St. Thomas Tomcats are coming home earlier than hoped. The Mississauga Tigers handed the Tomcats their second loss, a 9-4 defeat this morning, at the Baseball Ontario Junior Elimination championship.
St. Thomas finishes 3-2, short of their goal of advancing to the final and a return to the Canadians.
The Tomcats will conclude the 2019 season by completing the remainder of their schedule for the Southwestern Senior League.

Wilson-Walker wins long jump gold at para provs
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Monday, July 15, 2019
TORONTO, ON. - Madison Wilson-Walker, of Avon and an alumna of Lord Dorchester Secondary school, won the ambulatory women’s long jump (4.01 metres), Saturday, during the Athletics Ontario para championships.
Wilson-Walker, currently at student at Western University, competes for the London-Legion track and field club.

St. Thomas Storm second in South Middlesex League
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Sunday, July 14, 2019
ST. THOMAS - With a 8-2 record, the St. Thomas Storm are sitting second in the South Middlesex Fastball League, behind the 10-1 Alvinston Aces.
Alvinston edged St. Thomas, 2-1, in early June. The teams meet again in Alvinston, August 1.
The Aces' lone setback was to Appin, 7-6, in late June. Chippawa has also defeated St. Thomas.
Port Stanley sits eighth in the league, while Dutton continues to seek a first victory of the season.

Parkside Stampeders major athletic award winners
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Friday, June 28, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Parkside Stampeders recently recognized their top athletes for the 2018/19 school year.
Taylor Goodhue and Cooper Stock are their senior female and male athletes of the year.

Voaden Vikings major athletic award winners
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Arthur Voaden Vikings recognize their top athletes for the 2018/19 school year.
Amber Hyatt and Nash Williams are the school's senior female and male athletes of the year.

St. Joseph's Rams major athletic award winners
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph's Rams recognize their top athletes for the 2018/19 school year.
Grace Gillet and Gwertay Dei are the school's senior female and male athletes of the year.

Dorchester Beavers major athletic award winners
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
DORCHESTER - The Lord Dorchester Beavers recognize their top athletes for the 2018/19 school year.
Hannah Vickers and Colson Erb are the school's senior female and male athletes of the year.

Central Elgin Titans major athletic award winners
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Monday, June 24, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Central Elgin Titans recognize their top athletes for the 2018/19 school year.
Hollie DeBoer and Sam Gredig are the school's senior athletes of the year.

Northdale leads way at elementary final track meet

Monday, June 24, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Fifteen event champions led the Elgin County and Dorchester area contingent at the Thames Valley District School Board elementary school final track and field meet, at Western University, June 4th.
Dorchester Northdale had 27 athletes place in the top eight over the 10 divisions, boys and girls' bantam, junior, intermediate, senior and open. St. Thomas P.E. Trudeau had 15 top eight results, while Thorndale West Nissouri posted 13 top eight results.

Basson leads St. Thomas Legion at District A meet
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Monday, June 17, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Mason Basson led St. Thomas Legion Club with a pair of meet record breaking performances, at the Legion District A track and field championships, at Sandwich Secondary School.
The Parkside CI student won the under-16 boys’ 800-metre run, shaving a tenth of the second of the meet record set in 2012, to 2:02.51 and knocked off nearly two seconds in the 1200-metre run, lowering the meet record to 2:02.51.
Basson, who also won U16 boys’ high jump, clearing 1.71 metres, was one of nine St. Thomas athletes win events at District A, a qualifier for the provincials, July 12-13th, at the Terry Fox Stadium, in Brampton.

Valley silver for Summer's Corners in girls' slo-pitch

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The Summer’s Corners Sabres are Thames Valley District School Board girls’ slo-pitch silver medalists.
London Westmount had their offence on fire, defeating Summer’s Corners, 19-5, in the Valley gold medal game, at Stronach Park.
The Locke’s Lions lost 8-7, to London Riverside, in the consolation final.
In the boys’ bronze medal game, the Davenport Eagles doubled up on the Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs, 8-4.
Lambeth beat Byron Southwood, 4-1, in the boys’ gold game.

Beavers capture first medal at OFSAA girls' soccer
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Monday, June 10, 2019
STONEY CREEK, ON. - It was two agonizing outcomes to conclude the season.
The Lord Dorchester Beavers finished fourth at OFSAA girls' soccer, edged 2-1, by Ottawa Louis Riel, in the bronze medal game.
In the semifinals, Cornwall La Citadelle squeezed by Dorchester, 2-1, in overtime
The Beavers finished pool play with two wins and two ties, before edging Tecumseh Lajeunesse, 1-0, in the quarterfinals
It is back to back seasons the Dorchester girls have appeared at OFSAA, finishing fifth last year, losing in the quarterfinals.

Beavers play for a medal advancing to semis
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Friday, June 7, 2019
STONEY CREEK, ON. - The Dorchester Beavers will be playing for an OFSAA medal.
The Beavers defeated Tecumseh Lajeunesse, 1-0, in a shutout, during the OFSAA 1A girls' soccer quarterfinals. The game was scoreless through regulation and overtime.
Dorchester takes on Cornwall La Citadelle, in a semifinal, 9 a.m. Saturday. The other semi has Ottawa Louis Riel against Alexandria Le Relais.
The Beavers finished pool play with two wins and two ties, finishing one point behind Breslau Woodland Christian, a team they beat 2-1.
After a pair of ties on day one, Ashley Legg and Sarah Smith scored in the victory over Woodland Christian, last year's 1A champions.
Claudia Zavitz with two goals, Avery Dance and Annika Nolte with one each, in Dorchester's 4-0 silencing of Timiskaming.

PCI's Stanat wins OFSAA junior men's discus gold
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Thursday, June 6, 2019
GUELPH, ON. - For a second consecutive year, Arthur (A.J.(Stanat) is an OFSAA champion in discus.
The Parkside C.I. student threw 52.65 metres to win the junior men's event, on day one of the provincial high school track and field championships, at Guelph University.
A year ago, Stanat won discus at the midget level.
Stanat has shot put on Friday.
Central Elgin Titan Hannah Onynema placed seventh in junior women's discus (33.14m).
St. Joseph's Ram Aiden Coles qualified for the midget men's 1500-metre run final, with the fourth fastest heat time (4:19.12).
East Elgin Eagle Julie Nagelhout finished 14th, in midget women's long jump (4.74m).

Sabres wins third straight Elgin girls' slo-pitch title
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
ST. THOMAS - For a third consecutive year, the Summer's Corners Sabres have won the Elgin County girls' slo-pitch tournament.
The Sabres defeated the Trudeau Voyageurs, 9-3, in the final, following a semifinal win over the Lockes' Lions.
Sabres' pitcher Brianna Syrnyk delivered on offence too, with a three-run homer and a triple.
Both finalists and Locke's, who placed third, advance to the Thames Valley District School Board Valley championship, at Stronach Park, in London, June 11.

Beavers return to OFSAA girls soccer
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
STRATHROY, ON. - OFSAA, the Dorchester Beavers are back.
For the second consecutive season, the Beavers won the WOSSAA 1A girls’ soccer title, to earn a spot at the provincial high school tournament.
Sarah Smith scored twice and Avery Dance, Maddy McLellan and Annika Nolte each had one goal, as the Beavers dumped the South Huron Sabres, 5-1, in the 1A gold medal game, at Van Dyk Park.
OFSAA is June 6-8, in Ancaster

Busy schedule fails to slow Titans' De Sousa
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Tayah De Sousa may have had all four of her events on the same day, three within a two hour span, but that didn't slow the Central Elgin Titan on day one of the WOSSAA track and field championships.
De Sousa won gold in both the junior women's 80-metre hurdles and long jump, placed second in the 100-metre sprint, and helped the Titans' junior women's 4x100-metre relay team finished fifth.
The top five in each event advance to the OFSAA West regional meet, May 31-June 1, in Cambridge.
Fellow Titan Hannah Onyema won junior women's discus.
AJ Stanat, of Parkside C.I. won gold in junior men's shot put and discus, while fellow Stampeder Michael Roth took gold in the senior men's 400 metre run.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen finished first in the junior women's 1500 metres, while Nathaniel Abell was second, in the open men's steeplechase.

Beavers blank Titans in South-East 1A soccer finals
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
TILLSONBURG, ON. - The Dorchester Beavers are the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) 1A South-East boys and girls' soccer champions.
Annika Nolte and Hannah Vickers scored and Julie Piper was in net, as the Lady Beavers blanked the Central Elgin Titans, 2-0, in the girls' final.
Mirsad Novak-Hasic, with two goals, Aiden O'Brien and Willian Legg scored, to lead the Beavers over the Titans, 4-0, in the boys' game.
Dorchester advances WOSSAA, Tuesday, May 28th, in Strathroy.

Stamps bring home South-East AAA soccer titles
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
TILLSONBURG, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders captured the boys and girls' Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) AAA South-East soccer titles, both teams defeating the Ingersoll Blue Bombers, in their respective finals.
Zeke Gubinczki and Colton Waicek scored as Parkside blanked Ingersoll, 2-0, in the boys' game.
Tazia Lessard potted a hat trick to lead the Lady Stamps past Ingersoll, 7-0. Braelyn Dennis, Hayley Umansky, Chloe Ellery and Ashley Watson, also scored.
The Stampeders move on to WOSSAA, Tuesday, May 28th, at the North London Fields, in London.

Beavers aim for return to OFSAA girls' soccer
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
DORCHESTER - A year after advancing to the OFSAA girls' soccer quarterfinals, the Dorchester Beavers have higher aspirations.
The Beavers took step one closer to their season's goal, by advancing to the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East 1A final, with a 9-0 shelling of the West Elgin Wildcats, in their semifinal, at the Thames Centre soccer fields.
Hannah Vickers burned the Wildcats four times, while Avery Dance had two goals and Michaela Farrugia, Leiha Hunt, Katie McDonald and Annika Nolte, one each.
Dorchester faces the Central Elgin Titans, in the TVRA 1A South-East final, Thursday, 1:30 p.m at the Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Park.

Tomcats open junior season eyeing Elims and Canadians
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Saturday, May 18, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Another season of St. Thomas Tomcat baseball is in the air.
The boys are summer return with their annual goals of the winning the provincial junior elimination tournament and going for a medal at Canadians.
Arizona Phoenix steps up as team manager, after Bob Lofgren stepped down following last season. Phoenix is familiar with the Tomcats, having been the assistant coach for the past two seasons. His background also includes five years coaching with the London Badgers organization.
Matt Gooding returns as hitting coach, while Kyle Zimmer (pitching) Tom Johnston and Paul Pettipiece join the staff.

Knelsen sets PB for 800 metres at open meet
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Saturday, May 18, 2019
WINDSOR, ON. - Two days after nearly breaking the TVRA junior girls' 800-metre record, finishing in 2:14.76 (record held by Jessica Parry is 2:14.69), Hallee Knelsen, of Aylmer, runs a 2:11.48, at the Johnny Loaring Classic, an open meet, held at Windsor University.
Knelsen, 15, won her heat with a personal best time and placed seventh overall. Jordan Anderson, 26, had the fastest time of 2:07.47.
Knelsen meets the qualifying standard for the U18 NACAC (North America, Central America and Caribbean) track and field championships, July 5-7, in Querétaro, Mexico.
In early June, Athletics Canada will select a team of 25 from those athletes meeting qualifying standards.

Rout advances Parkside to TVRA AAA girls' rugby final
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Hailey Cockrill and Kristi Hunter both scored two trys, to lead the Parkside Stampeders to a 41-5 rout of London Oakridge, in a Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) AAA girls' rugby semifinal, at St. George's Fields.
Maggie Gordon, Briar McCaw and Emily Gaylard, each had one try (five points) for Parkside. Christine Baxter kicked a pair of two-points converts and Taylor Snyder had one.
Parkside faces the Arva Medway Cowboys, in the final, here Thursday, May 23rd, at 3 p.m.
Medway, the reigning AAA TVRA and WOSSAA champions, dismantled London Clarke Road, 71-0, in their semifinal.

Parkside captures South-East tennis team title
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Parkside Stampeders captured the team title, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East tennis championships, at Pinafore Park.
It was an all Parkside affair in the ladies' singles final, with Taylor Goodhue defeating teammate Amber Safadi.
Kenzie Smyth and Becky Hayes took the ladies' doubles title. Noah Szabo lost in the men's singles' final.

Lady Rams' soccer season ends on penalty kicks
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Mackenzie Mota scored twice, but the St. Joseph's Rams fell to the St. Andre Bessette Bulldogs, 5-2, in District girls' soccer, Monday at City Wide Field.
The Lady Rams were eliminatd from playoff action today, following an AA quarterfinal loss to the Regina Mundi Titans, 2-1, on penalty kicks.

Parkside takes both boys and girls tourney titles
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Friday, May 3, 2019
TILLSONBURG, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders won both the boys and girls' finals at the Gemini Cup soccer tournament.
The Lady Stampeders won all four of their games, outscoring opponents, 25-0, including blanking London Lucas, 1-0, in the final.
Savannah Williams scored and Stamps' keeper Aviva Fournie stopped a late game penalty shot.
The boys edged London Lucas, 2-1, in their final, on goals by Kaiden Banks and Camden Simda, with a penalty shot.
In pool play, the Stampeders tied both East Elgin and London South, at one and blanked London Montcalm, 5-0.

Roth, Belanger, Knelsen, star at opening track meet

Monday, April 29, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Michael Roth sent a message to the rest of the senior boys' sprinters. The Parkside Stampeder is back and ready this year's track and field season.
Roth won the senior boys' 100 (11.22 seconds), 200 (23.48 sec.) and 400-metre (51.33 sec.) races, at the Forest City Mustang Invitational, at Western University, on April 26th.
Last May, Roth suffered a season ending injury in his first of three races, at the OFSAA West regional meet. Competing in the 200 and 400 metre races and the 400-metre hurdles, Roth was looking in fine form to qualify for OFSAA in perhaps all three events.
St. Joseph's Ram Dylan Belanger also took gold in three events, the midget boys' 200 metre sprint (24.01 sec.) and 100 (14.59 sec.) and 300-metre hurdles (43.72 sec.).
Hallee Knelsen broke a 41-year old record in the junior girls' 800 metre run. The East Elgin Eagle completed two laps of the oval in 2:14.28, edging Lori McKay's time of 2:14.7 from the meet books. Knelsen won the race by 12 seconds.

Coles wins opening X-C race leading St. Joe's junior boys
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Dorchester Beavers' Devin Dance (884) and Hannah McIntyre (888), Central Elgin Titan Jillian Woolsey (14) and Parkside Stampeder Lynsey Last, far right, at the start of the Novice girls' race for the Dorchester Invitational cross-country meet, at the Dorchester Fairgrounds. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, September 19, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams have continued what the team started as novice boys last season.
Aiden Coles won the four kilometre junior boys' race at the Dorchester Invitational, the first Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) cross country meet of the season.
Coles finished the route in 13:52, followed by his brother Tristan and teammates Brent Hagerty and Aiden Holder, in second, third and eighth place, respectively. The Rams handily won the junior boys' team title.
Last November, St. Joe's placed eighth as a team in novice boys, formerly titled midget boys, at OFSAA, the high school provincial championships.
St. Joe's Ram Diego Alban-Gasca won the para race, followed by teammate Gabriel Dala.
The host school had three top 10 results. Hannah McIntyre was fourth, in the novice girls' race, Connor Erb, fifth, senior boys and Ashley Legg, ninth, junior girls.
Parkside Stampeder Mason Basson placed sixth, in the junior boys' race.
Former Mitchell Hepburn Mustang Sydney Murdock, now at London Oakridge, finished second in novice girls.

South-East landscape shifts bringing new type of schedule
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Dorchester Beaver Leaha Johnston (11) drives towards the East Elgin Eagles' hoop, during TVRA senior girls' basketball, at Lord Dorchester Secondary School. The Eagles won 62-33. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - It is a new look for the Thames Valley Region Association (TVRA) South-East division.
For the first time at the senior level for girls' basketball and boys' volleyball, there is a combined regular season schedule for the 1A and AA schools.
The Parkside Stampeders, the lone 3A school in the South-East region, have moved to the Central Division.
Senior girls' basketball in the South-East has 10 teams, including the Arthur Voaden Vikings, Central Elgin Titans, Dorchester Beavers, East Elgin Eagles and West Elgin Wildcats.
The same local schools have senior boys volleyball teams.

Five unanswered lifts Stars to comeback victory in OT
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St. Thomas Star Sean Aitken watches the puck hit the water bottle behind Leamington Flyers' goalie Matthew Waite, scoring the Stars' fourth goal and setting a come back in motion, for a 7-6 overtime win, Friday, at the Joe. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Friday, September 13, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Leamington Flyers had already scored 12 goals in five periods over two games.
The St. Thomas Stars just wanted to win the third period of their home opener at the Joe.
Led by Jake Robinson and Brock Trichilo, the Stars did more, responding with five unanswered goals, coming back to take the game, 7-6, in overtime.

NCAA women's fast pitch star now coaching Springfield Brewers
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Courtney Gilbert, left, shows Ella Judson proper positioning for infielders, during the Springfield Brewers' clinic for U10 girls. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, ON. - Courtney Gilbert remembers her early days learning how to play fast pitch.
Now the career for the former Team Canada member and recent NCAA graduate has come full circle.
Gilbert was out teaching Under-10 girls various aspects of the game, including pitching, base running and fielding ground balls, at a clinic for the Springfield Brewers on Saturday.

Copeland's big leg carrys football dreams through busy summer
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Zach Copeland, of St. Thomas, kicks for Team Ontario during the Canada Cup, a week long football showcase tournament held in Kingston over the summer.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Down the road Zach Copeland may one day be wearing the colours of a Canadian Football League (CFL) team and the kicker/punter will have the opportunity to look towards the stands and nod.
Living out a dream, Copeland will be able to acknowledge the people who helped him to that day.
For now, Copeland, a Grade 12 student at Parkside Collegiate Institute, will be leading the senior football team during the upcoming TVRA season.
Over the summer, Copeland participated in two major football events.

Sutherland Cup champion returns to coach St. Thomas Stars
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Three decades later, Rob Coutts returns to the St. Thomas Stars, now as head coach of the GOJHL club. As a player, Coutts helped the Stars win the Sutherland Cup in 1987.

Monday, August 26, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Head coach Rob Coutts would love to lead the St. Thomas Stars back to the glory days of his playing career.
A week into training camp of his first year behind the bench of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League club, Coutts brings experience of winning a Sutherland Cup, something he and Stars' new assistant coach, Mike Teeple, did as players with the Stars in 1987.

Injury free Wilson-Walker ready for Parapan-Am Games
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Friday, August 23, 2019
AVON, ON - A four year wait for Madison Wilson-Walker is over.
The 22-year old para-athlete from Avon is at her first Parapan Am Games, beginning today until September 1, in Lima, Peru.
Wilson Walker competes in long jump, Tuesday, August 27th and the 100-metre dash, Wednesday, Aug. 28. CBC will be live streaming events.
Returning to form similar to her high school days at Lord Dorchester Secondary School, Wilson-Walker set the world record in her class (P62) for long jump (4.29 metres) earlier this year.
Lima will serve as a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Keyframe and Formet rout way to STMBA house league titles
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Keyframe Communications pitcher Taylor Salminen delivers against Centennial Sports Club, during the St. Thomas Minor Baseball peewee house league final, at the Centennial diamonds. Taylor was the winning pitcher and drove in four runs from the plate.

Saturday August 18, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Neither Keyframe Communications nor Formet Industries wasted time capturing their respective St. Thomas Minor Baseball house league championship.
Keyframe completed a sweep of both the regular season and playoff peewee titles, by mercying Centennial Sports Club, 13-2 in five innings, in the final.
In the mosquito final, Formet also needed just five innings to take care of Centennial Sports Club, 16-4.

Dorchester's Evan Burns hits natural cycle for London Badgers
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London Badger and Dorchester native Evan Burns at bat during a 16U game. The 15-year old hit for the cycle on August 11th against Tecumseh.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
DORCHESTER - Evan Burns had a ball game to remember.
The 15-year old pitcher and third baseman from Dorchester, hit for the cycle for the 16U London Badgers, during an exhibition tilt against the Tecumseh Thunder, August 11th, in Tecumseh.
A sixth inning grand slam completed the cycle in a 20-6 win, with Burns delivering 10 RBIs in the game.

Knelsen takes bronze in the 800 at National Legion track and field
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Sunday, August 11, 2019
SYDNEY, N.S. - Hallee Knelsen has added to St. Thomas Legion Club's medal count.
The 16-year old took the bronze medal in the under-18 women's 800-metre run, on day three of the National Legion track and field championships, at Cape Breton University.
Her time of 2:09.79 was just off her personal best effort set last weekend at the Athletics Ontario provincials.
St. Thomas athletes now have six medals from the National meet.
Mason Basson just missed his second medal of the meet, finishing fourth, in the U16 boys 800-metre run. Vincent Moore and Harrison Belanger finished seventh and eighth, respectively, behind Basson.
Michael Roth finishes ninth, in the U18 men's 200-metre dash.
AJ Stanat, 16, tossed the five kilogram hammer 43.51 metres, for ninth place in the U18 men's event.
Lily Francis places 12th, in the U18 women's heptathlon, after withdrawing from the 800-metre race.

Five medals for St. Thomas at National Legion track and field
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Saturday, August 10, 2019
SYDNEY, N.S. - Tayah De Sousa, AJ Stanat, Mason Basson and Michael Roth have made the podium among the best in Canada.
The four St. Thomas Legion club athletes, along with the U16 men's 1600-metre medley relay team, medaled on day one and two of the National Legion track and field championships, at Cape Breton University.
De Sousa captured a silver medal in the under-18 women's 100-metre hurdles final on Friday, finishing in 14.70 seconds.
Basson took bronze in the U16 men's 1200-metre run Friday, crossing the line in 3:18.08.
Roth, wearing the Team Ontario colours, placed third today, in the U18 men's 400-metre dash. Roth, the Ontario 400 champion, finished in 48.69 seconds.
Stanat set a personal best distance taking bronze, today in the U18 men's shot put, with a toss of 14.67 metres. Stanat placed sixth in discus, with a best effort of 43.11 metres on Friday.
The relay team team of Basson, Vincent Moore, Harrison Belanger and Fox Gray, had the third best time (3:48.49) in their race today.
Hallee Knelsen just missed the podium but set a PB time of 4:35.42, finishing fourth, in the U18 women's 1500 metre run on Friday. Knelsen has the 800- metre run on Sunday.
Gray was eighth in the U16 boys 300-metre dash final (38.13 seconds).
Belanger and Moore finished eighth (3:23.82) and ninth (3:24.59) respectively, in the U16 men's 1200-metre run.
Lily Francis sits 11th overall after five events in the heptathlon.

Legion's Roth, Stanat and Knelsen have big meets at AO track and field
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Sunday, August 4, 2019
WINDSOR, ON. - Michael Roth, Lexi Stanat and the women's 1600-metre medley relay race team captured gold at the Athletics Ontario U14/U16/U18 outdoor track and field championships, over the weekend, at Windsor Stadium.
Roth won the U18 men's 400 metre run in 48.9 seconds. The Parkside C.I. student also placed third in the 200 metre dash (22.24 sec.) and fourth in the 100 dash (11.12 sec.).
The U18 women's 1600-metre medley relay team of Kyra Vellinga, Tayah DeSousa, Earen Klassen and Hallee Knelsen, won in a meet record time of 4:06.68, breaking the old time by almost three seconds faster than 4:09.64, set by Laurel Creek, in 1991.
Knelsen, 16, went home with a medal of each colour, finishing second in the U18 1500 metre run (4:36.64) and third, in the 800-metre run (2:09.54, setting personal best times in both events.
Lexi Stanat won the U14 girls' javelin by five metres (29.86m) and placed second in both shot put (10.24m) and discus (37.37m), behind champion Julia Tunks.
Mason Basson placed second, in the U16 boys' 1200 metre run (3:18.03) and third, in the 800 metres (1:59.54).
Jadyn Luna, of Thorndale, competing with London-Western club, won the U16 girls' long jump.
Aiden Coles, of St. Thomas, competing with London Legion, won the U16 boys 2000 metre race (6:03.09).

Split means Tomcats face must wins at Provincial Junior Eliminations
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Saturday, August 3, 2019
OSHAWA, ON. - The St. Thomas Tomcats are 3-1 after two days at the Baseball Ontario Junior Elimination championship.
The Tomcats were edged by the Etobicoke Rangers, 7-6 in their second game today. Tied at six, heading into the seventh, two errors led to the Rangers' winning run.
It is a must win situation Sunday morning against the Mississauga Tigers, a team the Tomcats beat 16-10 earlier today to improve to 3-0.
Josh Hare had solo home runs in both St. Thomas games.
Eight teams remain at the tournament, down from 23, with Etobicoke and the Windsor Selects undefeated.
The final is Monday, with both teams earning spots at Canadians, August 15-18th, in Gatineau, Quebec.

Tomcats win opening two games at the Provincial Junior Eliminations
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Friday, August 2, 2019
OSHAWA, ON. - The St. Thomas Tomcats are 2-0 after day one at the Baseball Ontario Junior Elimination championship.
The Tomcats opened the four day tournament doubling up on the High Park Braves, 8-4, Friday afternoon. A 5-0 blanking of the East York Bulldogs followed this evening.
Pitcher Travis Keys won game one, while Zack Banks took the win in game two, striking out eight batters over six innings.
Daniel Lichty had a two-run double versus High Park and Josh Hare belted a base clearing triple against East York, for the Tomcats' key hits in each game.
"The team was prepared. We were ready to go both games," Tomcats' manager Arizona Phoenix said. "We scored in the first inning of both games."
St. Thomas takes on the Mississauga Tigers, Saturday, at 12:30 p.m. and will play a second game no matter the result.
Twenty three teams are battling to advance to the final on Monday and a berth at Canadians, August 15-18th, in Gatineau, Quebec.

Tomcats armed for run at Provincial Junior Eliminations
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St. Thomas Tomcats' senior players, from left, Alex Lamont, Matt Brooks, Kevin Bowden, Daniel Lichty, will lead the way at the Junior Elimination tournament. (photo / Rob J. Ross).

Thursday, August 1, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Tomcats’ senior players feel this year’s team is the deepest of the past three seasons.
Depth in terms of pitching, a key component every season in winning Baseball Ontario’s Junior Elimination tournament, that begins Friday in Oshawa. Twenty three teams will be battling to advance to the final and a berth at Canadians, August 15-18th, in Gatineau, Quebec.

St. Thomas Reds break through winning Girls Soccerfest U18 title
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St. Thomas Reds' Olivia Ryder (8) attempts to strip the ball from Sarnia Spirit's Baylie Fournie, during the Under-18 final, at girls Soccerfest at Athletic Park. St. Thomas won 2-0. (photo / Rob J. Ross).

Sunday, July 28, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Klara Lattanzio and Grace Shackelton scored, while keeper Aviva Fournie had the shutout, as St. Thomas blanked the Sarnia Spirit, 2-0, in the U18 final for Girls Soccerfest, at Athletic Park.
The Reds won their first shootout of the season, in the semifinals, to advance to the title game.

Masters and Men's fastball at St. Thomas Storm Invitational
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St. Thomas Storm second baseman Steve Goodhue has a wild hop to handle, against Waterdown, during a Masters Division pool game, at the St. Thomas Storm Fastball Invitational, in Fingal. (photo / Rob J. Ross).

Saturday, July 27, 2019
FINGAL, ON. - Fastball is in the air featuring teams in two divisions, Men's and Masters/Legends, at the St. Thomas Storm Invitational.
The three day tournament concludes with the master's/Legends final, Sunday, at 12:30 p.m. and men's final, at 2:30 p.m.
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Three teams carry St. Thomas colours at Girls' Soccerfest
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The Leamington United keeper knocks the ball awat from St. Thomas Reds' Rachel Bell, during Under-18 action, at girls Soccerfest at Athletic Park. Bell and Kayla Wilton scored in a 2-1 Reds' win. (photo / Rob J. Ross).

Saturday, July 27, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Three St. Thomas Reds teams are in action this weekend at the St. Thomas Soccer Club's annual Girls Soccerfest at Athletic and Cowan Parks.
This year's tournament features five divisions, including U18, 16 and 14.

Roth wins 400 to make Team Ontario for Legion Nationals
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Michael Roth will be with Team Ontario for the Legion National track and field championships, after winning the youth men's 400 metres at the Legion provincial meet. (photo / courtesy St. Thomas Legion).

Saturday, July 20, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Michael Roth will be in the National stage for the first time in his track career.
The St. Thomas Legion sprinter won the youth men's 400 metres, in 49.4 seconds, at the Legion provincial track and field championships, July 12-13, in Brampton.
Roth, heading into Grade 12 this September, at Parkside C.I., also finished second in the 200 metre dash (22.69 sec.) and fourth, in the 100 metre dash (11.24).
Eight other Legion members had top five results.
Dorchester's Brianna Rand, wearing the London Legion colours, was fourth in both the midget women's 300-metre dash (42.92 sec.) and 200-metre hurdles (29.26 sec.) and fifth, in triple jump (10.28 m).

Local females fourth with Ontario West at field hockey Nationals
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Amber Safadi (middle, hugged by teammate) and Braelyn Dennis (front of Safadi), with Team Ontario West, at the U18 women's National outdoor field hockey championship.

Monday, July 8, 2019
SURREY, BC. - St. Thomas natives Braelyn Dennis and Amber Safadi and their Ontario West teammates placed fourth, at the U18 women's National field hockey championship.
Ontario Central defeated Ontario West, 2-1, in the bronze medal game.
In an all B.C. gold final as the B.C. Stangs beat the B.C. Rams, 1-0.
The B.C. Rams defeated Ontario West, 4-1, in the semifinals.
In Ontario West's final pool game on Saturday, Dennis scored four times in a 11-0 win over Alberta. Dennis also scored twice in a win over Quebec.
Dennis heads to the University of Guelph next month, while Safadi returns to Parkside C.I.

Eagles' Knelsen and Dorchester's Rand run to OFSAA silver
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Mid way through the race, East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen leads the junior women's 800 metre run, at the OFSAA track and field championships. Emma Pegg did pass Knelsen for the gold medal. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, June 8, 2019
GUELPH, ON. - Over the past year Hallee Knelsen and Emma Pegg have become good friends. Expect for about those two minutes and 14 seconds every time they step on to the track for the 800 metre race.
Knelsen won a silver medal in the junior women's 800 metres, finishing behind Pegg, on day three of OFSAA track and field, at Guelph University.
Pegg wins the 800 for a second year in a row, while Knelsen moves up from a bronze medal as a midget competitor.
Dorchester's Brianna Rand set a personal best time of 45.44 seconds grabbing the silver medal in the midget women's 300-metre hurdles. Sitting about fifth place, with 90 metres to go, Rand strapped on the jet pack moving up three positions.
Parkside's Mason Basson just missed the podium for the midget men's 800 metre run, finishing fourth.
Parkside's Micheal Roth placed ninth, in the senior men's 200 metres, one spot from qualifying for the final.
St. Joseph's Aiden Coles was 10th, in the midget men's 3000 metres, the same spot Harrison Belanger placed in the midget men's 800 metres
Dorchester's Connor Erb and Owen Pink, finished 14th and 19th, respectively, in the junior men's 3000 metres.
Unfortunately, Dorchester's Leaha Johnston, the West regional champion, fouled out of the junior women's javelin competition.

De Sousa golden at OFSAA while Stanat and Coles bring home bronze
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Central Elgin Titan Tayah De Sousa moments after winning the junior women's 80-metre hurdles, at the OFSAA track and field championships. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, June 7, 2019
GUELPH, ON. - Crossing the finish line Tayah De Sousa covered her face realizing she was an OFSAA champion.
The Central Elgin Titan won the junior women's 80-metre hurdles, in a personal best time of 11.43 seconds, in front of her dad, grandparents and coaches, at the OFSAA track and field championships, hosted by Guelph University.
De Sousa, also 14th in long jump, was one of four local athletes to medal, on day two of the three day provincial high school event.
Parkside's A.J. Stanat won his second medal taking bronze in junior men' shot put, a PB distance of 16.50 metres, a day after winning discus. Stanat duplicates his results from a year ago as a midget competitor.
St. Joseph's Ram Aiden Coles finished third, in the midget men's 1500 metres, thanks to incredible kick over the final 300 metres, lowering his PB time by four seconds to 4:16.34.
Central Elgin Titan Hannah Onyema placed sixth, in junior women's shot put (12.53 metres), the same position for Parkside's Mason Basson, in midget men's high jump (1.75m).
Julie Nagelhout also placed sixth, in midget women's javelin (32.41 metres), an implement the East Elgin Eagle only started throwing a month ago.
Dorchester's Hannah Freer placed 12th, in the midget women's pole vault (2.45 metres), while teammate Abby Downing was 16th, in junior women's pole vault (2.50 metres).
Jadyn Luna, of Thorndale, was the anchor runner on Medway high school's silver medal winning midget women's 4x100-metre relay team. Only an OFSAA record setting time of 48.86 seconds by Rexdale Henry Carr was faster than Medway's 50.70 seconds.

Beavers open OFSAA girls' soccer with a pair of ties
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Dorchester Beaver Avery Dance works to control the ball against two Hamilton Christian players, during OFSAA 1A girls' soccer action, at Heritage Green Sports Park. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, June 6, 2019
STONEY CREEK, ON. - After day one, the Lord Dorchester Beavers have a pair of ties, at the OFSAA 1A girls' soccer tournament with two ties, at the Heritage Green Sports Park.
Sarah Smith and Annika Nolte scored in a 2-2 affair with Newcastle Clarke High.
Smith had five scoring opportunities and the Beavers hit a post, in a scoreless draw against Hamilton Christian, in their tournament opener.
Dorchester (0-2-0) takes on Breslau Woodland Christian (2-0-0) and Timiskaming District (0-0-2) tomorrow. A top two placement in their pool is needed to advance to the quarterfinals, late Friday afternoon.

Golden performances for four local athletes at regional track and field
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East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen (204) along with her fellow competitors in the junior women's 800-metre run, display what it takes attempting to qualify for OFSAA, on day two of the OFSAA West Regional track and field championships, at Jacob Hespeler high school. Knelsen finished second to Chatham Kent's Emma Pegg (sitting). (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, June 1, 2019
CAMBRIDGE, ON. - Four local athletes are OFSAA West Regional champions.
Dorchester's Leaha Johnston and Brianna Rand, Parkside's Mason Basson and Central Elgin's Hannah Onyema, won events on day two of the track and field meet, at Jacob Hespeler high school.
Johnston won junior women's javelin, while Rand finished first in the midget women's 300-metre hurdles. Onyema set a personal best taking the junior women's shot put crown.
Basson won the midget men's 800-metre run and was second in high jump, a day after finishing third in the 1500 metres.
The top four in each event at regionals, advance to this year's OFSAA championships, June 6-8, at the University of Guelph.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen finished second in the junior women's 800 metres, while fellow Eagle Julie Nagelhout was fourth in midget javelin.
Dorchester's Owen Pink and Connor Erb, placed second and fourth, respectively, in the junior men's 3000 metres.
St. Joseph's Harrison Belanger was third, in the midget men's 800 metres and Aiden Coles was fourth, in the midget men's 3000 metres.
Parkside Stampeder Michael Roth finished second, in the senior men's 200-metre dash.
In total from the two day meet, 14 athletes in 23 events, representing Central Elgin, Dorchester, East Elgin Parkside and St. Joseph's high schools, advanced to OFSAA.

DeSousa and Stanat both double qualifiers for OFSAA track and field
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Parkside Stampeder A.J. Stanat unleashes in junior men's shot put, on day one of the OFSAA West Regional track and field championships, at Jacob Hespeler high school. Stanat placed second with a a best toss of 16.05 metres. He also was second in discus. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, May 31, 2019
CAMBRIDGE, ON. - Central Elgin Titan Tayah De Sousa and Parkside Stampeder A.J. Stanat, are both returning to OFSAA in two events.
De Sousa won the junior women's 80-metre hurdles (11.67 seconds) and placed second in long jump on a tie-breaker (5.01 metres), while Stanat took home silver medals, in both junior men's discus (52.58 metres) and shot put (16.05m), on day one of the OFSAA West Regional track and field championships, at Jacob Hespeler high school.
A year ago at OFSAA, hosted by York University, Stanat was the midget men's discus champion and took home bronze in shot put. De Sousa was fourth in both of her events.
The top four in each event at regionals, advance to this year's OFSAA championships, June 6-8, at the University of Guelph.
There are a few exceptions due to the West Region hosting the provincial high school meet. For example, the top eight in midget women's pole vault advance, due to not all regions having four athletes to send to OFSAA.
This allowed Dorchester Beaver Hannah Freer to advance, after finishing seventh (2.40 metres).
Central Elgin Titian Hannah Onyema placed second in junior women's discus (35.29 metres) with a five metre personal best throw.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen finished third, in the junior women's 1500 metre run (4:45.46). Eagle Julie Nagelhout was third in midget women's long jump (4.91 metres).
Parkside's Mason Basson was third (4:21.28), in the midget men's 1500 metres, followed by St. Joseph's Ram Aiden Coles (4:22.65).
Parkside's Michael Roth finished third, in the senior men's 400 metre run.

Parkside's Roth healthy and on track winning his second gold
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Parkside Stampeder Michael Roth on his way to winning the senior men's 200 metre sprint final, at the WOSSAA track and field championships, at Western University. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, May 24, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Michael Roth is back and healthy.
The Parkside Stampeder won the senior men's 200 metre sprint and placed second in the 400-metre hurdles, a day after winning the 400 metre run, at the WOSSAA track and field championships, at Western University.
Roth advances all three events, to the OFSAA West regional meet, May 31-June 1, in Cambridge,
A year ago an injury at the regional meet derailed his season, but Roth as returned stronger and wiser with similar hopes to reaching OFSAA.
Fellow Stampeder Mason Basson, also qualified in three events, winning the midget men's 800 metre run and high jump and placing second in the 1500 metres.
Central Elgin Titan Hannah Onyema won junior women's shot put, while East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen finished first in the junior women's 800 metre run.
Dorchester has two WOSSAA champions, with Brianna Rand the fastest in the midget women's 300-metre hurdles and Dilpreet Sandhu winning the junior men's 800 metres.

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