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WOSSAA 1A SR girls volleyball final
Dorchester Beavers - 2
London Monsignor Bruyere - 3
(27-25, 18-25, 15-25, 25-21, 16-14) MB to OFSAA
WOSSAA 1A SR girls volleyball SF
Dorchester Beavers - 3
London Westminster - 0
(25-12, 25-9, 25-13)
WOSSAA 1A JR girls volleyball SF
Dorchester Beavers - 3
London Christian - 2
(23-25, 25-14, 17-25, 25-20, 15-6)
Hockey: District girls SF G2
Strathroy Holy Cross - 0
St. Josephs Rams - 1
(Dodgson - s/o, Gilchrest - G) SJ wins Bo3, 2-0
WOSSAA 1A JR girls volleyball final
Dorchester Beavers - 2
St. Marys DCVI - 3
(13-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-20, 15-3)
Hockey: TVRA Girls SE SF G1
East Elgin Eagles - 5
Woodstock Huron Park - 0
East leads B/3, 1-0
Hockey: District girls SF G1
St. Josephs Rams - 3
Strathroy Holy Cross - 1
SJ leads B/3, 1-0
Hockey: GOJHL
Strathroy - 5
St. Thomas - 1
ST finishes 12-32-0-5
Hockey: GOJHL
St. Thomas - 4
Sarnia - 3
ST is 12-31-0-5
Basketball: TVRA Senior boys SE 1-A final
Dorchester Beavers - 58
Glencoe - 39
DOR to WOSSAA

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Beavers twice silver at WOSSAA 1A girls' volleyball
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
LONDON, ON. - It was a pair of agonizing five game defeats for the gold medal.
The Lord Dorchester Beavers were edged in both the senior and junior WOSSAA 1-A girls volleyball championship matches, at Westminster Secondary School.
In the senior tilt, the London Monsignor Bruyere Panthers squeezed by the Beavers, 16-14, in the fifth and deciding set, to capture gold and advance to OFSAA.
Dorchester led the match two games to one, before the Panthers tied the affair.
In the junior encounter, St. Marys DCVI trailed Dorchester, two games to one, before knotting the affair and riding the momentum over the Beavers, 15-3, in the deciding game.

Aly Carr wins opening matches in beach volleyball
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Sunday, February 23, 2020
HATTIESBURG, MISS. - Aly Carr, of Shedden, and partner Victoria Corcoran, went 2-0 in their season opening beach volleyball matches for the University of New Orleans Privateers, defeating Southern Miss, over the weekend.
Carr, a junior in the pre-vet program at New Orleans, had 16 wins last season. Carr is a 2017 graduate of Parkside Collegiate Institute.

Novak with Team Canada at U20 CONCACAF soccer
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Friday, February 21, 2020 Update: Saturday, February 22
ST. THOMAS - Kaila Novak is representing Canada again.
The 17-year old from St. Thomas was named to the Canadian roster February 20th for the 2020 CONCACAF (Confederation of North Central American and Caribbean Association Football) under-20 women's soccer championships, in the Dominican Republic, starting Saturday.
Canada is in a pool with El Salvador (2-0 win Saturday, Feb. 22nd), Guatemala (Feb. 24th) and Jamaica (Feb. 26th). The Canadians are ranked third behind the U.S. and Mexico.
Novak scored her first career U20 goal in the 2-0 win over El Salvador.

Eagles third overall at TVRA swimmming
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Sunday, February 16, 2020
LONDON, ON - East Elgin placed third in combined team scores in the High School Division, while the Lady Eagles placed second both in the Open and High school divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) swimming championships, February 11-12, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre (CGAC).
Lauren Kremers, Seth Walker, Alyssa Voros, Emma Peggs led the Eagles with race wins.
Briar McCaw, Akie Walters, Aiden Currah and Owen Gillet, respectively led Parkside, Central Elgin, Lord Dorchester and St. Joe's.

Dolphins show no love taking 3-0 series lead
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Friday, February 14, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Three consecutive strong third periods have the Dorchester Dolphins just three periods away from a series sweep.
Josh Short scored his fourth and fifth goals of the playoffs and Austin Bisschop had a goal and an assist, to add to his point total, leading the Dolphins to a 5-3 win over the North Middlesex Stars, in game three of the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division series.
Dorchester owns a three games to none stranglehold on the best of seven affair, with game four Saturday in Parkhill.
Dylan Buckholz, Noah Small and Austin Bisschop, also scored for the Dolphins.

Flames edge Rams in senior boys' OT hoops thriller
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Thursday, February 13, 2020
ST. THOMAS - Imran Armstrong poured in a game high 38 points, as the London Aquinas Flames edged the St. Joseph's Rams, 75-72, in overtime, in a District senior boys' basketball AA semifinal, at St. Joes high school.
The Rams led 32-30 at half and 54-47 heading into the fourth quarter, before the Flames lit it from downtown, with seven three pointers.
Mark Snetselaar led the Rams with 30 points, before an injury forced him from the game with 1:07 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Flames burn Rams in junior girls v-ball semi
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
ST. THOMAS - The London Aquinas Flames (8-2 during regular season) defeated the St. Joseph's Rams (8-2), three games to one, in a District junior girls' volleyball semifinal, at St. Joes high school.
The Flames took the match 25-22, 26-24, 24-26, 25-22, to advance to the District final against London Mother Teresa (10-0).

Knelsen U18 800 and 1500 metre provincial champ
Hallee

Monday, February 10th, 2019
TORONTO, ON. - Hallee Knelsen won both the Under-18 women's 800 and 1500 metres at Athletics Ontario provincial indoor track and field championships this weekend.
Today Knelsen won the 800 metres by seven seconds (2:10.9), after taking the 1500 by nearly four seconds (4:38.29) on Saturday.
The East Elgin Secondary School student was one of four athletes competing with St. Thomas Legion club to medal.
Tayah DeSousa took the gold medal in the U18 women's 60-metre hurdles (8.73 seconds) and silver in long jump (5.44 metres).
Mason Basson brought home silver in the U18 men's 800 metres and finished fifth in the 1500 metres (4:13.41).
A.J. Stanat was second in U18 men's weight throw (20.53m) and third in shot put (14.28m).
Aiden Coles, a St. Joe's student who trains with London-Western club, won the U18 men's 3000 metre run (9:12.5) and placed third in the 1500 metres (4:10.07)
Tristan Coles placed third, in the U18 3000 metres (9:13.22).
Dorchester's Connor Erb finished second in the U18 3000 metres (9:13.08).

Stampeders defend TVRA wrestling Dual Meet title
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Friday, February 7, 2020
LONDON, ON. - For the second consecutive year the Parkside Stampeders rule the wrestling mat.
The Stampeders successfully defended the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) Dual Meet title, with a come from behind team effort.
Wrestling's regular season is compised of meets held at various schools. The final one for Parkside featured matches against CCH and Saunders.
The TVRA conference championships are Thursday, February, 13th, followed by WOSSAA, Friday, Feb. 14th, at Banting high school.
The top two in each weight class at WOSSAA, advance to OFSAA, this year in Sault Ste. Marie, March 2-4th.

Dunn wins pentathlon named athlete of the week
Megan

Saturday, February 1, 2019
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Megan Dunn, of Dorchester, has been named NCAA Southern Conference women's indoor field athlete of the week, after winning the pentathlon, at the Liberty Kickoff indoor track and field meet, in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 24th.
The junior at Wofford College scored 3,529 points to beat 13 other athletes in the field and achieving the top score in the SoCon this season. Her points total is tied 41st on the D1 performance list.
Dunn won the 800-metre run in 2:26.65, placed third in the 60-metre hurdles and long jump, fourth in high jump and fifth in shot put.

Couch wins heptathlon at AO indoor meet
Couch

Monday, January 27th, 2019
TORONTO, ON. - Bailey Couch is a heptathlon champion.
Couch won the Under-20 men's heptathlon at Athletics Ontario Indoor combined events championships, January 26th.
Tayah DeSousa brought home the silver medal in the Under-18 women's pentathlon, compiling 3,210 points.
Both train with the St. Thomas Legion track and field club.
The Prep meet two was occuring at the same time as the combined events.

Kilmer brings home double bronze from Worlds
Kilmer

Thursday, January 16, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Bronze is better than gold for Kenzie Kilmer. The 15-year old from St. Thomas brought home two bronze medals from the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission championships, held in Niagara Falls, New York, in November.

Double gold at indoor meet for runner Knelsen
Hallee

Monday, January 13th, 2019
TORONTO, ON. - The St. Thomas Legion club had three gold medalists and 22 total top 10 results at Athletics Ontario indoor series meet one, January 11/12th, at the Toronto track and field centre.
Hallee Knelsen won both the under-18 women's 800 (2:13.34) and 1500 metre (4:44.54) races.
Tayah DeSousa won the U18 women's long jump (5.14m) and placed second in the 60-metre hurdles (8.91 sec.).
Michael Roth won the U20 men's 400 metres, in 51.57 seconds and finished fifth in the 200 metre dash (23.25 sec.).
Mason Basson brought home silver in the U18 men's 800-metre run (1:59.85) and was fifth in the 1500 metres (4:17.62).

Adzija scores ninth goal in Quinnipac victory
Adzija

Saturday, January 4, 2019
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - Lexi Adzija, of St. Thomas, pots her ninth goal of the season as the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats defeat Merrimack, 4-2, in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's hockey. It is the first of a two game Friendship Series, hosted by the Belfast Giants, of the men's Elite Hockey League, in Northern Ireland.
The St. Thomas native in her second year at the NCAA Division one school, has eight goals and seven assists to lead the Bobcats in scoring. Her 18 points has her 10th in conference scoring.

Shorty ignites Bulldogs'four goal outburst
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Friday, January 3, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Four goals in 11 minutes in the second period, vaulted the Mount Brydges Bulldogs over the Dorchester Dolphins, 7-3, in Provincial Junior Hockey League action. The Phins led 2-1, before Ryan Hopkins tied the game scoring shorthanded. Caden Faulkner, Brody Smith and Dylan Buckholz scored for the Dolphins. Daniel Stretton's two third period goals put the Dolphins on ice. Joey Capirchio, Colin Van Rooyen, Micheal Rowe and Tye Johnson, completed the Bulldogs'scoring. Mt. Brydges held the Dolphins' top ranked power play to one goal, a two man advantage, in seven opportunities. The Bulldogs remain in first place in the Yeck, now three points up on the Dolphins.

Six wins puts Dolphins in first place hunt
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Sunday, December 2, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Thanks to a season high six game win streak the Dorchester Dolphins are in the hunt for first place.
Wins over the North Middlesex Stars and Lucan Irish this past weekend, have the Dolphins (16-6-0-0) two points out of top spot in the PJHL Yeck Division. The Mt. Brydges Bulldogs (17-8-0-0) and Exeter Hawks (16-7-1-1) share first place with 34 points each.

Adzija's two goal game leads Bobcats at tourney
Adzija

Saturday, November 30, 2019
HAMDEN, CONN - Lexi Adzija had two goals and an assist to lead Quinnipiac University's women's hockey team over Minnesota-Duluth, 4-2, Friday, at the Nutmeg Classic Cup in Hamden, Conn.
The Bobcats beat Yale, 3-1, in the championship game today.
The St. Thomas native in her second year at the NCAA Division one school, has seven goals and eight assists to lead the Bobcats in scoring. The forward is also plus six.

Brown and Trichilo lead Stars to 4-2 victory
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Friday, November 29, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Ryan Brown had a goal and an assist, while Brock Trichilo potted his team leading 13th goal into an empty net as the St. Thomas Stars defeated Sarnia, 4-2, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action
The win snaps a three game losing skid.
Sterling Wolters and Bryce Lewis also score for the Stars, owners of a 8-17-0-2 record in the Western Conference.

DeCoutere scores third goal in four games for Queens
DeCoutere

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
KINGSTON, ON. - Hannah DeCoutere, of Aylmer, scored her third goal in four games, helping the Queens Gaels' women's hockey team edge Nipissing, 2-1, in Ontario University Association (OUA) action November 23rd.
The second year defenceman, an 2018 East Elgin Secondary School grad and former London Junior Devilette, has foru goals and one assist this season.
Teammate Emma McKnight, of Dorchester and a 2019 Lord Dorchester graduate, has a goal and two assists in her rookie season.

Quance and Henshaw with seventh ranked Nipissing
Quance

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
SUDBURY, ON. - On the nation's seventh ranked women's hockey team, among Canadian universities, the Nipissng Lakers (8-3-0), is freshman Victoria Quance (pictured) and senior Stacey Henshaw, both from Dorchester.
Quance, a Lord Dorchester Secondary School 2019 graduate and former London Jr. Devilette, scored her first goal of her university career against Ryerson, on November 16th.

Southwold takes regional boys' volleyball crown
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Monday, November 25, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Southwold Cougars made short work of the Summer's Corner's Sabres, to capture the Thames Valley District School Board South regional AAA boy's volleyball title.
The Cougars won the final, 25-11, 25-21, at John Wise public school. Both teams move to the Valley championships in London, this Friday.
Dunwich-Dutton will represent Elgin in the single-A tournament.
On the girls' side, Locke's won the AAA title, while Straffordville took the single-A final. The Trudeau Voyageurs won the wild card game to advance to Valleys.

41st annual Belles & Brooms sweeps in
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Monday, November 25, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Twenty four teams from curling clubs across southern Ontario are competing in th 41st annual Belles & Brooms Bonspiel, a two day event at the St. Thomas Curling Club.
This year's theme is 'Baby, It's Cold Outside. .
The host club has four teams competing while the Aylmer curling club is represented by the Judy Van Ymeren rink.
Looking to repeat is last year's A flight champion, the Dale Sinclair rink from Port Perry.

Adzija scores goals in back to back games
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Saturday, November 23, 2019
HAMDEN, CONN - Lexi Adzija, of St. Thomas, pots her fifth goal of the season as the Quinnipiac Bobcats tie Clarkson University, 2-2, in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's hockey.
Adzija also bulged the twine in a 5-0 win against St. Lawrence Friday.
The St. Thomas native in her second year at the NCAA Division one school, has five goals and seven assists to lead the Bobcats in scoring.

Dolphins blow Sailors out to sea with double digit win
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Friday, November 22, 2019
PORT STANLEY, ON. - Noah Small, Josh Short and Austin Bisschop each scored twice, as the Dorchester Dolphins blanked the Port Stanley Sailors, 11-0, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.
Ryan Poley, Ryan Root, Dylan Buckholz, Bryce Darville and Braidon Duncan, also scored. Root also picked up three assists.
Liam McCarthy made 27 saves in net for the shutout.
The Dolphins improve to 13-6-0-0 in the Yeck Division, while the Sailors remain winless after 21 games.

Beavers win WOSSAA 1A junior girls' hoops crown
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
GODERICH, ON. - Annika Nolte and Sydney Champion led the offence as the Dorchester Beavers sunk the Goderich Vikings, 63-33, in the WOSSAA single-A junior girls' basketball final, at Goderich DCI.
Dorchester advanced to the final routing London Westminster, 45-14.
At South Huron District high school, in Exeter, London Christian defeated Dorchester, 42-33, in the WOSSAA single-A senior girls' final.

Monteith runs to gold at AO cross country finals
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Tuesday, November 25, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Andrew Monteith had the run of his career and now the 14-year old Lynhurst native is a provincial champion.
Monteith, competing for London Legion club, won the under-14 boys' two kilometre race at Athletics Ontario cross country championships, November 10th, at Seneca College, in King City.
Monteith was one of 15 runners at the AO meet, from Elgin County and Dorchester.

Sabres' late shots sinks Stamps in junior hoops
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Friday, November 8, 2019
LONDON, ON. - When it came to down to the final two minutes of the fourth quarter the Saunders Sabres hit the clutch shots.
Tied at 32 with 1:45 remaining in the TVRA Central AAA junior girls' basketball final, the Sabres closed out the game on a 8-1 run, to take the banner with a 40-33 victory, at Fanshawe College.
Both teams advance to WOSSAA, Wednesday, November 13th, at Stratford Secondary school, usually known as Northwestern.

Late surge lifts Beavers to WOSSAA hoops
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - It took three quarters for the Lord Dorchester Beavers to come alive, but the senior girls' basketball team did enough to extend their season.
Trailing in to the fourth quarter, the Beavers went on a 9-3 run, to pull out a 22-20 win over the Glencoe Gaels, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics single-A South-East final, at Lord Dorchester Secondary School.
The win advances the Beavers to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) single-A tournament, Wednesday, November 13th, at South Huron high school, in Exeter.

Five teams advance to conference hoops finals

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Kayla Voros had nine points, while Alyssa Voros and Julie Nagelhout, each had seven, as the East Elgin Eagles defeated Tillsonburg Glendale, 42-32, in a Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) AA South-East senior girls' semifinal at East Elgin.
The Eagles will host both the senior and junior South-East AA finals, Thursday. The junior Eagles eliminated the Central Elgin Titans, 31-11, in their South-East semifinal.
East Elgin plays Huron Park in the senior final, at 3 p.m., followed by the junior game against Woodstock Collegiate.
At Dorchester, Leaha Johnston poured in 19 points as Lord Dorchester dumped the Voaden Vikings, in a South-East single-A senior girls' basketball semifinal. The Beavers host Glencoe, in the final, Wednesday, 3 p.m., at the school.
In the District junior AA final, the St. Joseph's Rams face the London Aquinas Flames, Thursday, 7 p.m., at Fanshawe.
The Parkside Stampeders take on London Saunders, in the Central 3A junior final, Friday, 1 p.m., at Fanshawe College. Parkside's lone loss this season was to Saunders during the regular season.

Dolphins Waller and Small combined to silence Stars
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Saturday, November 2, 2019
PARKHILL, ON. - Goalie Matt Waller made 25 saves for his seventh career junior shutout and Noah Small had two goals and two assists, leading the Dorchester Dolphins to an 8-0 silencing of @the North Middlesex Stars, in Provincial Junior Hockey Yeck Division action.
Ethan Whitmore, Dylan Van Dusen, Bryce Darville, Nick Schildroth, Brody Smith and Tristan Gerth, also scored.
It was the first goals of the season for Darville, Schildroth and Gerth.
The Dolphins won their third game in a row, improving to 8-4-0-0.
Dylan Buckholz picked up one assist and leads the Dolphins in scoring with 25 points, on 13 goals and 12 assists, in 10 games. Buckholz sits third in scoring for the division, four points behind Jon Hopkins, of the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs.
Smith has a team high 16 assists.

Van Dusen nets hat trick leading Dolphins to victory
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Saturday, October 26, 2019
PARKHILL, ON. - Dylan Van Dusen netted a hat trick leading the Dorchester Dolphins to a 5-4 defeat of the North Middlesex Stars, in PJHL action
Josh Short also scored for the 'Phins, while Jovin Eterno's shorthanded marker early third period, held to be the game winner.
Dylan Buckholz leads the Dolphins in scoring with 20 points, on 10 goals and nine assists, in 10 games.

First period blitz carries Stars over Kings
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Saturday, October 26, 2019
KOMOKA, ON. - Christian Froese and Sean Aitken both scored twice leading the St. Thomas Stars over the Komoka Kings, 7-5, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey action.
Brock Trichilo, also two assists, Ryan Brown and Colton Wiacek, also buried pucks for the Stars.
Jackson Brown drew 3 assists.
The Stars led 3-0 by the 10 minute mark of the opening period and had four goals on 27 first period shots.
Trichilo leads the Stars with 15 points, on seven goals and eight assists. Ryan Brown has five goals and five assists.
St. Thomas is 5-9-0-2, eighth in the Western Conference.

Spits defeat former coach again edging Dolphins

Friday, October 25, 2019
DORCHESTER - Thus far in to the season the Aylmer Spitfires have got the better of their former head coach.
The Spitfires beat the Dorchester Dolphins for a second time in the Provincial Junior Hockey League season, with a 4-3 win, on a late goal by Luke Regier.
Aylmer also won at Dorchester, 5-4, on October 4th.

Hoskins' late goal lifts Rockets over Stars
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Friday, October 25, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Liam Hoskins bulges the twine with 2:19 to go in the third period, as the Strathroy Rockets edge the St. Thomas Stars, 4-3, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey action.
Stars' Brock Trichilo while shorthanded, Jake Robinson, Ethan MacKinnon and Russell Oldham score.
Brendan Mairs with two goals, Zachary Berriault, Brandon Sanders, also score for Strathroy.
The Stars drop to 4-9-0-2, sitting in the basement of the Western Conference.

Goodhue scores equalizer in Waterloo comeback
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Friday, October 25, 2019
GUELPH, ON. - Taylor Goodhue, of St. Thomas, scored the tying goal, mid second half, as the Waterloo Warriors edged Queen's, 3-2, in a shootout, during the Ontario University Association (OUA) women's field hockey quartefinal.
Trailing 2-1, Goodhue batted the ball out of the air, for her first career playoff goal at the university level.
Goodhue faces a former Parkside teammate in the semifinals, Braelyn Dennis and the number one ranked Guelph Gryphons, Saturday.

Monteith and Shoup X-C champions at TVDSB finals

Thursday, October 24, 2019
LONDON, ON. - For a second consecutive season, Andrew Monteith is a Valley cross country champion.
The Southwold elementary school student won the open boys' race, at the Thames Valley District School Board final meet, at the Fanshawe Conservation Area, October 22nd.
A year ago at this meet, Monteith was the senior boys champion.
Cole Shoup, from Springfield, won the intermediate boys' race.
Monteith and Shoup were two of 18 runners, from the Elgin County and Dorchester area, to place in the top 10, in the five divisions for both male and female.

Van Dusen and Scott lead Dolphins at Thamesford
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
THAMESFORD, ON. - Dylan Van Dusen and Rewdy Scott each had a goal and two assists, to lead the Dorchester Dolphins to a 5-3 defeat of the Thameford Trojan, in Provincial Junior Hockey League action
Kalob Morgado, Brody Smith and Caden Faulkner, also scored for the 'Phins, who improve to 5-3-0-0 in the Yeck Division.
Chase Schnittker, Jamison McGann and Ryan Tremblett replied for the Trojans.

Kimble and Onuska lift Stars over Lincolns
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Sunday, October 20, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Cole Kimble scored with 1:36 left in the third period, lifting St.Thomas Stars over the St. Marys Lincolns, 4-3, in Greater Ontario Hockey League action at the Joe.
Christian Froese, Jackson Brown and Kimble, all scored on the power play for a Stars' 3-2 lead.
Noah Small, Joe Mazur, shorthanded and Mason Mantzavrakos replied for the Lincs.
Seventeen year old goalie Matt Onuska made 35 saves in his debut with the Stars.
Last season, Onuska back-stopped the Waterloo Siskins to the Sutherland Cup, going 20-6 during the playoffs, with a 2.85 goals against average and .909 save percentage.
In 28 regular season games, the six-foot-three 176-pounder went 19-7-0-0, with a 2.69 goal against average and .915 save percentage.
Selected in the seventh round of the 2018 OHL Priority draft by the Kingston Frontenacs, Onuska was acquired by the London Knights in August for two draft picks.
The Knights sent Onuksa to St. Thomas Friday.

Goodhue scores seventh in Waterloo season finale
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Sunday, October 20, 2019
WATERLOO, ON. - Taylor Goodhue, of St. Thomas, scored the tying goal, her seventh of the season, with just three minutes left in the game, as the Waterloo Warriors earned a 1-1 tie with the York Lions, to wrap up the Ontario University Association (OUA) field hockey season with a 4-6-2 record, fifth in the standings.

Stamps and Eagles clash in field hockey semis

Sunday, October 20, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Thames Valley Regional Athletics field hockey semifinals are the Parkside Stampeders versus the East Elgin Eagles and the Medway Cowboys taking on the Strathroy Saints, Tuesday, 1 p.m, at City Wide Fields, in London.
The final follows at 2:30 pm.
Parkside and Medway finished tied a top the standings with 5-0-1 records, with just one goal against each. Once more goal for, gave Medway first place.
The teams tied their regular season meeting, 1-1.
The TVRA champion moves on to the WOSSAA game, Thursday, October 24th, in Goderich.

Smith-Buckholz-Root line explode in Dolphins' win
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Friday, October 18, 2019
DORCHESTER - The line of Dylan Buckholz, Brody Smith and Ryan Root exploded combining for 17 points, to lead the Dorchester Dolphins in a 10-0 shutout of the Port Stanley Sailors, in Provincial Junior hockey.
Buckholz scored four times and assisted on three other goals, while Smith had a goal and five assists.
Defenceman Braidon Duncan had a goal and three assists. Root, Dylan Van Dusen, Noah Small and Caden Faulkner, also scored. Goalie Matt Waller stopped 17 shots.

Beavers and Rams rule TVRA Tri-County X-C
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Thursday, October 17, 2019
STRATHROY, ON. - It was the Dorchester Beavers and St. Joseph's Rams' show.
The two schools won five of seven races and captured five of six team divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County cross country championships, at Strathroy District C.I.
The top 20 runners in each race and top three teams, advance to Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) meet, Thursday, October 24th, at the Fanshawe Golf Club. The top four runners count towards team points.

OFSAA girls golf tees off at Pine Knot in Dorchester
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - The best female high school golfers in Ontario are descending upon Dorchester this week.
Pine Knot Golf and Country Club is host to the 2019 OFSAA girls' festival, a two round provincial event Wednesday and Thursday.
Madison Telford, out of Parkside Collegiate Institute is the lone representative from Elgin County. Telford will be among eight golfers from the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA), including Jillian Friyia, the WOSSAA champion, from London Oakridge.
Golfers from as far away as Kingston, Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Elliott Lake, will be shooting for a provincial title, in one of two divisions, Open, with 34 golfers, or High School, featuring 60 golfers.

Adzija nets first goal in Quinnipiac win
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Sunday, October 13, 2019
ORONO, MAINE - Lexi Adzija, of St. Thomas, netted her first goal of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's hockey season, helping the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats defeat the Maine Black Bears, 3-2, in overtime, Friday.
The second year forward has a goal and two assists in four games. The Bobcats are 2-1-1, following a scoreless tie with Maine, Saturday.
Adzija set up Taylor House's winner in a 2-1 victory against Providence in their season opener.

George hat trick carries Spitfires over Irish
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Saturday, October 12, 2019
AYLMER, ON. - Channin George netted a hat trick, to carry the Aylmer Spitfires over the Lucan Irish, 5-3, in Provincial Junior Hockey action.
Noah Seguin and Tommy Zufelt, into an empty net, also scored for the Spits, now owners of a 5-4-0-0 record in the Yeck Division.
Shane Koscis and Matt Bond drew two assists each.
Lucan held leads of 2-0 and 3-1.

Waller makes 45 saves as 'Phins double up on 'Dogs
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Friday, October 11, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Goalie Matt Waller turned aside 45 pucks leading the Dorchester Dolphins past the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, 4-2, in Provincial Junior Hockey action.
Dylan Buckholz and Josh Short put the 'Phins up 2-0 in the first period.
Noah Small and Dylan Van Dusen in to an empty net, sandwiched third period goals by Bulldogs' Austin Murray and Blake Griffiths.
The first place Bulldogs (7-4-0-0) out shot their hosts, 47-34.
The Dolphins (3-2-0-0) host the Exeter Hawks (6-2-0-0) Saturday.

Beavers and Rams team champions in cross country
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Sunday, October 6, 2019
ORWELL, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams junior boys and Dorchester Beavers' novice girls keep rolling, Cerena Aitken-Guignard continues to make a name for herself and Hallee Knelsen wins her first senior race.
All these running feats occurred at the Springwater Invitational, the third meet of the Thames Valley Regional Athletics cross country, at the Springwater Conservation Area, Thursday, October 3.

Eight scorers help Dolphins bury Irish in an 8-1 rout
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Saturday, October 5, 2019
LUCAN, ON. - Eight different goals scorers found the back of the net, as the Dorchester Dolphins dropped the Lucan Irish, 8-1, in Provincial Junior Hockey Yeck Division action.
Dylan Buckholz, Kalob Morgado, Noah Small, Ryan Poley, Rewdy Scott, Ryan Root, Austin Bisschop and Josh Short score.
Scott, Brody Smith and Caden Faulkner, pick up two assists each.
Vasili Davakos has the lone Lucan goal.
The Dolphins even their record at 2-2-0-0.

Spitfires win third game in a row downing Thamesford
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Saturday, October 5, 2019
AYLMER, ON. - Brayden Smith netted his fourth goal in four games, leading the Aylmer Spitfires to a third consecutive win, downing the Thamesford Trojans, 3-1, in Provincial Junior Hockey Yeck Division action. Luke Regier, with the game winner and Erik Scherer, a shorty into an empty net, also scored for the Spits, now owners of a 4-3-0-0 record.
Dillon Hunter gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead in the first period.
Spitfires' goalie Blake Zehr made 29 saves.
Erik Scherer, on four goals and four assists and Connor Lacey, three goals and five assists, lead Aylmer with eight points each.

Smith's winner lifts Spitfires over Dolphins
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Friday, October 4, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Brayden Smith and Tommy Zufelt scored 1:11 apart mid third period, as the Aylmer Spitfires edged the Dorchester Dolphins, 5-4, in Provincial Junior Hockey Yeck Division action.
The Spitfires led 2-0 early before the Dolphins scored four consecutive goals, three coming with the man advantage.
Aylmer made it 4-3 with a power play goal of their own, coming with 12 seconds left in the second period.
Pete Vanderwyst, Connor Lacey and Myles Carlson, also scored for the Spitfires, now at .500, with a 3-3-0-0 record.
Austin Bisschop, with two goals, Brody Smith and Ryan Root replied for the Dolphins. Dylan Buckholz had three assists.
At 1-2-0-0, it's a rare occurrence for the Dolphins to have a losing record.
The game had 67 minutes in penalties, but none in the third period. The Dolphins were three for nine, on the power play, while the Spitfires went one for seven.
Aylmer's Tanner Rickwood has been suspended for one game, related to a gross misconduct penalty in the second period.

Kings spoil Stars' come back in double overtime
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Friday, October 4, 2019
ST. THOMAS - It appears the St. Thomas Stars only appeared after 40 minutes in a double overtime 5-4 loss, to the Komoka Kings, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey action, at the Joe.
The Kings led 4-0 heading into the third period.
Stars' Colton Wiacek, Kolby Poulin, Sean Aitken and Ethan MacKinnon, on the power play and with an extra skater, combined to knot the affair at four.
Poulin and Russell Oldham, both picked up two assists.
Komoka's Dario Beljo ruined the comeback scoring the winner, 2:17 into the second extra period.
The Stars outshot the Kings, 40-30.
St. Thomas has lost back to back home games in double overtime, falling to Chatham, 6-5, a week ago.
Poulin and Brock Trichilo lead the Stars with eight points each.

Rajala and Middaugh win men and women's senior provincial crowns
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Bob McKinley, far right, encourages sweepers Dale Kelly and Curtis Cassidy to be hard on those brooms, for Ingersoll's Bob Armstrong's rink, during the Senior Men's provincial curling final against Howard Rajala, at the St. Thomas Curling Club. Rajala won the title with a 7-5 win. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, February 23, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Sherry Middaugh repeats and Howard Rajala is now a three-time champion.
Sherry Middaugh and her Thornhill rink successfully defended their title defeating fellow Thornhill team Colleen Madonia, 6-3, in the final, at the senior men and women's provincial championships, at the St. Thomas Curling Club.
For Middaugh's three teammates it's a dynasty as they were part of Madonia's winning rink in 2018.
Rajala's Rideau rink defeated Ingersoll's Bob Armstrong, 7-5, in the men's final, for his third crown in eights years, adding to titles in 2017 and 2013.
Both Ontario champions move on to the National senior championships, in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, March 16-22.
Middaugh made it to the National final a year ago and Rajala has been a bridesmaid twice.

Province's best senior curlers in St. Thomas for top tournament
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Jane Hooper Perroud, left and Christine Loube sweep as Karri-Lee Grant releases the rock for Team Sherry Middaugh, during their final round robin game against Team Cathy Brown, at the Ontario Curling senior women's championship. Middaugh won 9-2 in six ends, completing a 7-0 round robin run and earning a berth directly in the women's final. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, February 22, 2019
ST. THOMAS - It's a step to hosting the biggest curling event in Ontario.
Since Wednesday, the St. Thomas Curling Club has been hosting the men's and women's senior provincial championships.
For the club, it's a warmup for next year when St. Thomas host the 2021 Men's Tankard and Women's Scotties in late January.
Sherry Middaugh (Thornhill), looking to defend her senior title, went undefeated in the round robin with a 7-0 record, earning a spot directly in the women's final, Sunday at 12;30 p.m.
Colleen Madonia (Thornhill) and Allison Goring (Bayview) play a semifinal Sunday morning.
Bob Armstrong, out of the Ingersoll Curling Club, had to wait a little longer to find out his rink's final placement.
Three teams, Armstrong and Tim Meadows (Thornhill) and Howard Rajala (Rideau) finished at 5-2. A tie-breaker gave Armstrong a berth in the men's final, 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Meadows and Rajala meet in a semifinal Sunday morning.

Four gold medalists guide Parkside to WOSSAA wrestling team title
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Parkside Stampeder Emma Rodgers works over London Saunders Sabre Danielle Bridger, during the girls' 67.5-kilogram bronze medal match, at the WOSSAA wrestling championships, at Banting Secondary School. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, February 20, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Julie Boyko used a Houdini-like move to escape a near pin, Gavin Eldridge kept quick on his feet and Brady Johnson seized an opportunity.
Boyko (64-kg), Eldridge (61-kg), Johnson (130-kg) are returning to OFSAA, after qualifying at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) wrestling championships, at Banting Secondary School.
The Stampeders are sending seven to OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, are March 2-4, in Sault Ste. Marie.
Joining the trio of OFSAA returnees for the trip north are gold medalist Jeremy Anderson (boys' 44-kg), silver medalists Cole Moore (boys' 89-kg), Cadence Hardwick (girls'44-kg) and Emma Penner (girls' 77-kg) and Kira Buck (third, girls' 83-kg)
The Stampeders brought home the WOSSAA overall team title. Parkside's boys' team placed first, while the ladies were second behind London Saunders.
The St. Joseph's Rams send five to OFSAA, silver medalists Emma Lee (girls'), Krystian Krzyzewski (boys'85-kg) and Ryder Dennison (boys' 44-kg), Claire Vankoughnett (third, 44-kg) and Liv Cracchoilo (third, 115-kg).
The Central Elgin Titans have gold medalist Iman Zebian (girls' 67.5-kg), and Nefi Islami (third, boys' 44-kg).
OFSAA, March 2-4, in Sault Ste. Marie
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Eagles send 15 to OFSAA swimming capturing WOSSAA team award
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East Elgin Eagle Alyssa Voros in the High School Division 15 years and over girls 100-metre back, during the WOSSAA swimming championships, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. Voros won gold. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, February 19, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The East Elgin Eagles dominated in the pool.
Not only does East Elgin have 15 swimmers moving on to the OFSAA championships, the Eagles won the team award for the WOSSAA swimming championships, held at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.
Emma Beggs won the Open girls' 100-metre back, 200-metre I.M. and placed second in the 100-metre breast. Peggs also won gold with the Eagles' open girls' 200-medley relay team with Haley Broer, Kaylee Smith and Kaitlyn Preszcator.
Lauren Kremers won the High School division under-14 girls' 50m fly, 100m I.M. and 50m back. Kremers, Sovann Green, Brianna Syrnyk and Leah Collard, swam to silver, in the 200m medley relay race.
Seth Walker took gold in the High School division 15 years and over boys' 50 fly, silver in the 100 I.M. and gold with the 200-metre medley relay team (Nick Cowx, Ethan Neusteter, Joshua Hernandez).
Alyssa Voros won gold in the High School division 15 years and over girls' 100 back, silver in the 50 fly and helped the Eagles' 200-metre medley relay team (Melena Siannas, Collard, Jillian Krahn) qualify finishing fourth.
Syrnyk finished second twice behind Kremers and qualified for OFSAA, in both the 50 fly and 50 back. Collard qualified third in the 50 back.
Parkside's Briar McCaw qualified for OFSAA in each of her three races, the High School division 15 years and over girls' 100 I.M., 50 fly and 100 back.
Dorchester's Aiden Currah placed second and qualified, in the Open boys' 100 free.
St. Joseph's Luke Barry won the Open men's 100 breast, but missed the OFSAA qualifying standard.
OFSAA is March 3/4, in Toronto.
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Titans slay Gemini to advance to South-East senior hoops final
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Central Elgin Titan Isaiah MacDougall crashes between Glendale Gemini's Rangel, left, and Moore (21) going for the ball, during the TVRA AA South-East senior boys' basketball semifinal, at CECI. The Titans won 50-41. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Tuessday, February 18, 2020
ST. THOMAS - The Central Elgin Titans are one game from completing a sweep of the regular season and playoffs in theThames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East Division.
Jack Tunstill dumped in 18 points and Deven Carvery had 10, as the Titans slayed Tillsonburg Glendale Gemini, 50-41, in a TVRA AA South-East senior boys' semifinal, at CECI.
Up 22-20 at half, the Titans went on a 10-0 run in the third quarter, helping build a 37-25 lead.
The Titance face the Woodstock College Avenue Knights, in the South-East final Thursday, 3 p.m. at CECI. The winner advances to WOSSAA, at South Collegiate in London, February 26th.
College Avenue edged the East Elgin Eagles, 46-42, in the other senior semifinal.

Parkside captures overall title at TVRA conference wrestling
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Parkside Stampeder Julie Boyko, left, in control and on her way to defeat Laurier Ram Sabrina Mills, in the female 64-kilogram gold medal match, at the TVRA Michienzi Conference wrestling championships, at Saunders Secondary School. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, February 13, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders continue to dominate the wrestling mat.
The Stampeders captured the overall team title at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Michienzio Conference wrestling championships, at Saunders Secondary School.
Led by Julie Boyko, the female wrestler of the meet, Parkside handily won the female team title. Gold medalists Brady Johnson and Gavin Eldridge, guided the boys' team to second overall behind Saunders.
Parkside sends 26 athletes to the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) championships, hosted by Banting high school in London, Thursday, February 20th.
The top five in each weight class advance to WOSSAA.
The St. Joseph's Rams will have 11 athletes at WOSSAA, led by gold medalists Ivana Csinos (female 61-kg) and Claire Vankoughnett (female 44-kg).
The Central Elgin Titans send three, 67.5-kg female gold medalist Iman Zambian, Clark Jackson (second, 72-kg) and Nefi Islami (third, 44-kg).
At the TVRA Charrette Conference championships, at Clarke Road Secondary, Lord Dorchester has Nathan Askey (first, 77-kg) and Nick Lynch, second, 38-kg) qualify for WOSSAA.
WOSSAA includes both TVRA conferences and Huron-Perth. The top two from WOSSAA advance to OFSAA, March 2-4, in Sault Ste. Marie.

Bucky leads Dolphins in game one victory over North Middlesex
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North Middlesex Star Austin Crouch and Dorchester Dolphin Jovin Eterno fall to the ice battling for the puck, during game one of their PJHL first round series, at the Flight Exec Centre. The Dolphins won 5-2. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Friday, February 7, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Dylan Buckholz lit the fire under the Dorchester Dolphins.
The veteran forward scored his second goal of the game, a power play marker, with less than a minute to go in the second period, for a 3-2 Dolphins' lead.
Dorchester would carry that momentum in to the third period, concluding with a 5-2 win for one game of the best of seven first round series.
Josh Short and Brody Smith added to their score in the third period.
North Middlesex held brief leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the first period. Buckholz and Noah Small tied the game for the Dolphins.
(Game two update: The Dolphins won game two, 4-1, Sunday in Parkhill. Josh Short with goals, Austin Bisschop and Buckholz scored.)

Dolphins slide down to fourth now face North Middlesex in first round
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Dorchester Dolphin Isaac Boer-hersh (21) works to get his stick on the puck battling Thamesford Trojan Matt Granger in front of Trojans' goalie Spencer Mace, during PJHL action January 29th at the Flight Exec Centre. The Trojans won 5-3. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Monday, February 3, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - First, second and third slipped away, leaving the Dorchester Dolphins in fourth place.
The Dolphins couldn't hang on to the lead position, losing their final two games of the regular season in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division. Two wins would have locked down top spot, but the Dolphins fell 4-2 at Exeter January 28th and 5-3 loss to the Thamesford Trojans, at home January 29th.
Meanwhile the Trojans, Exeter Hawks and Mt. Brydges Bulldogs won their final games to finish as the top three teams in the division.
In what was likely the tightest race ever to close the regular season in the division, four teams finished with 28 wins each, separated by just four points.
The Trojans (28-10-1-3) edged the Hawks (28-11-2-1) by one point, finishing with 60 points, for top spot and home ice throughout the playoffs. The Bulldogs had 57 and the Dolphins, 56.
Thamesford takes on Port Stanley (1-41-0-0), Exeter faces their neighbour, the Lucan Irish (9-29-0-3) and Mt. Brydges has the Aylmer Spitfires (21-21-0-0).

Dolphins continue to share first place thanks to watching videos
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Dorchester Dolphin Noah Small (16) cuts between North Middlesex Stars' Brent Brooks (5) and Connor Richer (15), during PJHL action at the Flight Exec Centre January 24th. The Dolphins won 7-3. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Monday, January 27, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Teenagers around the globe love videos.
The type recently watched by the Dorchester Dolphins may be the one part of their game plan that takes them to the top.
With two games remaining in their regular season, the Dolphins sit tied for first place in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division with the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs.
The co-leaders are two points ahead of the Thamesford Trojans and three up on the Exeter Hawks. Brydges has one game to go, while Thamesford and Exeter each have three games remaining, including one each against Dorchester.
Prior to a pair of wins this weekend, 11-1 at Lucan on Saturday and 7-3 over the North Middlesex Stars, 24 hours earlier on home ice Friday, the Dolphins held a video session.

Loss prevents Dolphins from taking over PJHL Yeck's top spot
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Dorchester Dolphin Brody Smith battles Exeter Hawks' Jack Lucas (6) and Brad Watson, during PJHL action Saturday at the Flight Exec Centre. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, January 14, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - It is a four horse race and no team wants to give an inch over the home stretch.
With only three points separating the top four teams in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division, each of their final games on the schedule has importance.
The Dorchester Dolphins are one point behind the first place Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, one up on the Exeter Hawks and two ahead of the Thamesford Trojans.
The Dolphins failed to leap-frog Mt. Brydges for top spot, losing to the Exeter Hawks, 8-3, on home ice Saturday. The first of three encounters this month, the Hawks scored four unanswered goals in the third period.

St. Thomas Stars shake up line-up trading top scorers to St. Marys
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Friday, January 10, 2020
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars have done a major shake up.
The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League team traded their two top scorers, 20-year old forwards Brock Trichilo and Jake Robinson to the St. Marys Lincolns for forwards Ethan Lamereux and Quinton Pepper, Thursday as the junior hockey trade deadline approaches.
Trichilo led the Stars with 26 points, on 15 goals and 11 assists in 30 games, while Robinson has 10 goals and 10 assists in 33 games.
Robinson played 140 regular season and playoff games over three seasons with the Stars amassing 43 goals and 52 assists.
Lamoureux, a 17-year old from Ilderton, has eight goals and 10 assists in 30 games.
Pepper, a 2018 OHL pick of the Guelph Storm, has eight goals and seven assists in 34 games. The 17-year old London native played in the 2019 Future Stars game. Pepper produced eight goals and 12 assists as a 16-year old in St. Marys last season.
The Stars acquired forward Jacob Marche from Komoka. The 18-year old from Dorchester has one goal and six assists over 28 games.
Also the Stars returned forward Cole Schnittker to the Thamesford Trojans of the Provincial Junior Hockey League. The 18 year old had eight goals and eight assists for the Stars.
In December the Stars moved forward Ryan Brown to the St Marys Lincolns and sent defenceman Jackson Brown to the Heart Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario League (NOJHL).
The Stars acquired soon to be 19-year old forward Bryce Lewis, 17-year old forward Ben Diamond from the Strathroy Rockets and added defenceman Tucker Firth from the Lindsay Muskies of the Ontario Junior League.
Lewis, a 2017 OHL draft pick of the Sudbury Wolves, has three goals and six assists over 15 games since arriving in St. Thomas.
Diamond, a 2019 OHL pick of the Sarnia Sting, has seven goals and five assists over 26 games.
Sitting in last place in the Western Conference at 8-23-0-4, the Stars are eight points back of eighth place Sarnia. Both teams having 15 games remaining in the regular season.
Kolby Poulin now leads the Stars in scoring, with nine goals and 10 assists over 25 games. Cole Kimble has seven goals and 11 assists.

Locke's Lions roar capturing Valley gold in girls' volleyball
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The Locke's Lions celebrate winning Valley gold, defeating Byron Southwood, in the TVDSB AA girls' volleyball final, at Clarke Road Secondary School. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Friday, November 29, 2019
LONDON, ON. - For the first time in 22 years, the Locke's Lions are Valley champions
.Locke's won the Thames Valley District School Board Girls' AA volleyball gold medal, defeating the Byron Southwood Spitfires, 25-15, 26-27, 15-13, in the final, held at Clarke Road Secondary School.
The Lion's cruised through pool play going 6-0, before dusting Oxbow, 25-9, 25-15, in the semifinals.
Straffordville missed advancing from their pool.
At Oakridge high school, the Southwold Cougars' boys brought home silver medals, losing to London Jack Chambers, in the AAA final. Summer's Corners didn't advance from pool play.

Dale Sinclair rink defends their Belles & Brooms Bonspiel title
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Skip Ruth Alexander, from the Highland Curling Club, directs her sweepers during the A flight final against Dale Sinclair, at the Belles & Brooms Bonspiel, at the St. Thomas Curling Club. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Dale Sinclair joins a select group of repeat champions at the Belles & Brooms Bonspiel.
Sinclair and teammates Carol Johnson, Rosemary Gowman and Bernie Gillet, representing the Port Perry curling club, won the A flight division for a second consecutive year, defeating Highland Curling Club's Ruth Alexander in the final.
A four spot in the fourth end carried the Sinclair to a 8-1 victory.
Alexander herself won back to back in 2013 and 2014 and then took the top award again in 2016.

Dolphins blanks Hawks with best game of the season
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Dorchester Dolphin cuts between (25) Exeter Hawks' Jack Lucas, left, and Jonathon Frook, before taking a shot in net, during PJHL action, Sunday, at the Flight Exec Centre. Dorchester won 3-0. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, November 24, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Best game of the year.
That is what head coach Mark Steele called his Dorchester Dolphins' 3-0 shutout of the Exeter Hawks, tonight at the Flight Exec Centre.
Now on a four game win streak, the Dolphins are 9-3-0-0 over their past dozen games as the season approaches the mid point.
Noah Small scored twice, Dylan Buckholz's team leading 16th goal was the game winner and goalie Liam McCarthy made 31 saves for the shutout.

Beavers bring home WOSSAA A junior boys' volleyball bronze
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Dorchester Beaver Nabeel Haliru (12) smashes the ball pass a London Christian blocker, during the WOSSAA A junior boys' volleyball bronze medal match, at London Christian high school. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, November 14, 2019
LONDON, ON. - One extended break seemed to re-energize the Dorchester Beavers.
Down two games to one, the Beavers took over the match mid through the fourth game on their way to capturing the bronze medal, at Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) single-A junior boys' volleyball, defeating the host London Christian Pioneers in five games, 20-25, 25-10, 20-25, 25-19, 15-9.

Spartans win WOSSAA AA senior girls' hoops gold downing Eagles
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East Elgin Eagles' Skye Martineau (5) and Lauren Orlebar (15) and Mother Teresa Spartan Megan DeNijs battle along the floor for the ball, during the WOSSAA AA senior girls' basketball gold medal match, at South Collegiate. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
LONDON, ON. - In the end the East Elgin Eagles ran in to a more experienced team that had speed to burn.
The Mother Teresa Spartans, out of London, downed the Eagles, 43-24, at the Western Ontario SSAA AA senior girls' basketball gold medal game, at South Collegiate.
Wingham Madill sunk the only basket in overtime to edge the East Elgin Eagles, 33-32, in the WOSSAA AA junior girls' bronze medal game.

Eagles thrill fans winning senior and junior South-East hoops finals
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Alyssa Voros (32) leads the celebration after the East Elgin Eagles defeated the Woodstock Huron Park Huskies, in the TVRA South-East AA senior girls' basketball final, at East Elgin Secondary School. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, November 7, 2019
AYLMER, ON. - Sisters Alyssa and Kayla Voros have never been to WOSSAA basketball together and neither have played at the senior level.
That is about to change after the East Elgin Eagles defeated the Woodstock Huron Park Huskies, 57-37, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East AA senior girls' final, at East Elgin Secondary School.
Kayla Voros scored a game high 16 points and Jos Henderson had 14 points.


The junior Eagles also won a South-East title, downing Woodstock Collegiate, 44-32, with Maddie Obar pouring in 18 points.
Hawks capture second minor football peewee title in three years
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St. Thomas Hawk Kris Vigers sets to catch the ball during the London Minor Football peewee final against the Bulldogs, held at City Wide Fields. St. Thomas won 26-19. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, November 3, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The St. Thomas Hawks have regained the title.
For the second time in three seasons, the Hawks are the London Minor Football peewee champions, after defeating the Bulldogs, 26-19, at City Wide Fields.
St. Thomas goes undefeated in 2019.
The Bulldogs found the end zone first, but the Hawks replied with 19 points, for a 19-6 advantage.
Gage Hamilton with two, Jovan Chase and Nathan Bush, scored touchdowns for the Hawks. Aidan Sweeney with two and Garin Roles had the Bulldogs' majors.

Rams run away with OFSAA junior boys' cross country team title
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St. Joseph's Ram Aiden Coles (1654), during the junior boys' race, at the OFSAA cross country championships, at Kivi Park, in Sudbury. Coles finished eighth. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, November 2, 2019
SUDBURY, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams are on top of the provincial cross country mountain.
Rams' Aiden Coles, Tristan Coles, Brent Haggerty, Aiden Holder and Harrison Belanger, captured the junior boys' team title, at the OFSAA cross country championships, here at Kivi Park.
Not only was St. Joe's the only school to score under 100 points, the Rams won by 57 points over second place St. Francis Xavier, from Mississauga. It's the first OFSAA gold in cross country for the school.
Aiden Coles finished eighth in the race with 256 runners.
Hannah McIntyre led the Dorchester Beavers, finishing 44th in the novice girls' race, featuring 255 runners. The team with McIntyre, Jenna Wideman, Devin Dance, Nicola Hammond and Allie Humphries, placed 13th.
St. Joseph's Ram Cerena Aitken-Guignard finished 46th, in the junior girls' race, while Ram Will Mantel was 94th, in the novice boys race.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen was 63rd, in the senior girls' race.
Parkside Stampeders' Mason Basson and Vincent Moore were 41st and 179th, respectively, in the junior boys' race.
In the overall para race, Rams' Diego Alban-Gasca and Gabriel Dala finished 27th and 37th, respectively.
Former Mitchell Hepburn Mustang, now attending London Oakridge, Sydney Murdock, finished 28th, in the novice girls' race.
Next year OFSAA cross country is in London, at the Fanshawe Golf Club.

Hawks silence opponents in atom and peewee football semifinals
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St. Thomas Hawk Kaden Leonardes bolts pass a Red Storm defender before running down the field for an 82-yard touchdown run, during the London Minor Football atom semifinal, held at City Wide Fields. St. Thomas won 54-0. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, October 27, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The St. Thomas Hawks made quick of their opponents in both the atom and peewee semifinals, to advance to their respective London Minor Football final, Sunday, November 3rd.
In peewee action, Kris Vigers had four touchdowns as the Hawks cooked the Cobras, 53-0.
In the atom semifinal, Kaden Leonardes had three TDs, while Kolten Bergeron and Eoin DesRosiers, each had two TDs in the Hawks' 54-0 blowout of the Red Storm.
The atom final kicks off at 12:15 pm next Sunday, followed by the peewee final at 2:30 p.m.

Rams dominate WOSSAA for a return to OFSAA cross country
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Lorelai Phinnemore, of Arva Medway, left, Paige Marchant, of London CCH, Sydney Murdock, of London Oakridge and Dorchester Beaver Hannah McIntyre, attack the big hill on the course, during the novice girls' race, at the WOSSAA cross country championships, held at the Fanshawe Golf Club. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, October 24, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Two teams and four individuals will represent St. Thomas - Elgin County and Dorchester at the OFSAA cross country championships.
The Dorchester Beavers' novice girls won the team title, held at the WOSSAA championships, at Fanshawe Golf Club.
Hannah McIntyre led the way finishing fourth, Jenna Wideman was 14th, Devin Dance, 20th, and Tegan Ceccanese, 23rd.
The St. Joseph's Rams ran away with the junior boys title, placing five runners in the top 10. Aiden Coles was second, followed by Tristan Coles, third, Brent Haggerty, fourth, Harrison Belanger, eighth and Aiden Holder, ninth.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen was fourth, in the senior girls' race.
Ram Cerena Aitken-Guignard placed second, in the junior girls' race.
Parkside Stampeders' Mason Basson and Vincent Moore, were fifth and 11th, respectively, in the junior boys' race.
Ram Will Mantel placed seventh, in the novice boys' race, grabbing fifth individual spot to qualify for OFSAA.
Former Mitchell Hepburn Mustang, now attending London Oakridge, Sydney Murdock, finished third, in the novice girls' race.
The top two teams and top five individuals not on those two teams, advance to OFSAA, November 2, in Sudbury.

Lammiman goal hands Parkside sixth consecutive TVRA title
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Parkside Stampeder Amber Safadi, right, knocks the ball away from Medway Cowboy Maddie Arts, during the TVRA field hockey final, at City Wide Field. Parkside won 1-0. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
LONDON, ON. - One may call it a six pack or sixer.
In bowling it sometimes refers to throwing six consecutive strikes.
For the Parkside Stampeders' field hockey team, it could be for winning a Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) title for a sixth consective season and advancing to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association final.
The Stampeders repeated as TVRA champions for a fourth consecutive year, blanking the Medway Cowboys, 1-0, in the final, at City Wide Fields.
It is the third time in four years Parkside has defeated Medway in the final and second time by a 1-0 count.
The Stampeders travel to Goderich to take on the Goderich Vikings, in the WOSSAA final, Thursday.

Gallagher captures OFSAA girls' golf gold as GHAC dominates
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Alexis McMurray drives the ball from the 18th fairway, on her way to a silver medal the open division, at the OFSAA girls' golf festival, at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club in Dorchester. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, October 17, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Sarah Gallagher missed qualifying for OFSAA girls' golf during her Grade nine year at F.J. Hayden Secondary School, in Burlington.
A year later Gallagher made up for it, firing off her career best round helping the 15-year capture the OFSAA open division championship, today at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club.
Gallagher, four under for both days combined, won by five strokes (65-73-138), over silver medalist Alexis McMurray (69-74-143), out of Oakville Iroquois Ridge.
It was a sweep of the medals, by Greater Horseshoe Athletic Conference (GHAC) golfers, with Nicole Gal, from Oakville Holy Trinity finishing third (70-74-144).
Julia Alexander-Carew, another golfer from the GHAC, won the high school division, by five strokes (74-82-156), over Grace Holijak, of Barrie Eastview (83-78-161).
Mikayla Bourgeois, from Mississauga St. Marcellinus, placed third (83-80-163), winning in a playoff hole over Woodstock C.I.'s Madeline Choi (85-78-163).

Gallagher fires a six under 65 to lead OFSAA girls' golf
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Caisey VanDen Oetelaar, of Whitby Donald Wilson Secondary school, chips the ball from the bunker, on day one of the OFSAA girls' golf festival, at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club in Dorchester. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Sarah Gallagher is the first round leader, in the open division at the OFSAA girls' golf festival.
The 15-year old from F.J. Hayden Secondary School, in Burlington, shot a six-under 65 on day one, of the two day provincial event, at the Pine Knot Golf and Country Club.
Gallagher leads Alexis McMurray, of Oakville Iroquois Ridge, by four strokes. McMurray won a bronze medal a year ago.
Nicole Gal, of Oakville Holy Trinity Catholic high school, carded a one-under 70, to sit in third place.
Julia Alexander-Carew, out of Iroquois Ridge, shot a 74, and leads Annie Anghelescu, from Kingston Regiopolis Notre Dame, by seven strokes, for the high school division lead. Bryden Dilley, of Peterborough St. Peter's, is third, with an 82.

Atom and Peewee Hawks spend Thanksgiving feasting on Cobras
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St. Thomas Hawk Cole Surmacz crushes the Cobra ball carrier along with his Hawks' teammate, Joshua Laning, during London Minor Football atom action at 1Password Park. The Hawks won 29-7. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Monday, October 14, 2019
ST. THOMAS - It was a pair of first place showdowns between the St. Thomas Hawks and the Cobras.
Now with one week remaining in the London Minor Football regular season, the Hawks are in the driver's seat and still undefeated, for both the atom and peewee divisions.
The peewee Hawks won 34-18 and the atoms were victorious, 29-7. The tykes fell 21-7.

Dorchester's pleasant surprise now an OFSAA cross country contender
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Dorchester Beavers' Devin Dance (884) and Tegan Ceccanese (883) attack the steepest hill during the novice girls' race, at the Fanshawe Invitational cross country meet, October 10, at the Fanshawe Golf Club. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, October 12, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Every new season can bring the unexpected.
Heading into the high school cross country season, Dorchester Beavers' coach James Tennant knew the talent he had returning to the school, including a junior boys' team that advanced to OFSAA a year ago, now running at the senior level.
The unexpected during the first week of cross country practices and first meet on the schedule, included a group of Grade nine girls from various elementary schools, including Northdale Central and West Nissouri.
Six weeks into the season the Dorchester novice girls are well known out on the trails, thanks to two team titles and two silvers, from four invitational meets.

Hodgins no hits Appin lifting St. Thomas to SMMFL title
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
FINGAL, ON. - Ben Hodgins made short work of the Appin A's.
The St. Thomas Storm pitcher faced only 14 batters, in an 8-0 five inning silencing of the A's, to clinch the South Middlesex Men's Fastball championship in four games.
Only a pair of intentional walks to Jeff Lyons kept Hodgins from a perfect game, although shortened due to the mercy rule.
St. Thomas scored two runs in the first inning, two more in the second and broke out with four runs in the fourth, to put the mercy in to effect.
The Storm were dominate at home, outscoring the A's 17-1, in the two games played in Fingal.
Chris Wismer, known as Wiz, had his magic, batting two for two, driving in two runs, drew a walk and scored a pair of runs.
Mike Unwin went two for three, while both Aaron Gould and Jeff Wilcox, had two run singles.

Lyons keeps Appin alive carrying A's to game three victory
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Monday, October 7, 2019
APPIN, ON. - Each time Jeff Lyons reached base in games one and two, the Appin's scored. That trend continued in game three against the St. Thomas Storm with one big difference.
Appin held on to win, 4-3, extending the best of five game South Middlesex Men's Fastball League final to a fourth night, in Fingal, Tuesday, at 8 p.m.
Lyons hit a monster two out first inning solo home run and then in the third inning ripped a double off the outfield fence. Lyons received an intentional walk in his third plate appearance.
Josh Tetreau delivered a pair of doubles and drew a walk, in three plate appearances for St. Thomas. Mark Coleman finished with a single and two walks and Brady Stafford had two walks, in four plate appearances each.

Hawks' football teams open new 1Password Park on Burwell Street
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St. Thomas Hawk Blake McClenaghan (33) finds some open space carrying the ball against the Wolverines, during London Minor Football tyke action at 1Password Park. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, October 6, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Hawks will be an answer for a trivia question.
Who was the first team to play at 1Password Park in St. Thomas?
The tyke Hawks were first to run out on to the Canadian Football League (CFL) sized artificial turf field, part of the 26 hectare park located along Burwell Road.
More than two years in development, the park with a $10.7 million price tag, features the CFL field with lights, 36 different sized soccer fields, basketball courts and a multi use trail.
The field house does remain unfinished and use of the splash pad and grass fields will have to wait until spring.
Both the peewee and atom Hawks won their London Minor Football games, while the tykes had a rough debut at the new park.

Storm take 2-0 series lead over Appin rallying to win game two
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Friday, October 4, 2019
APPIN, ON. - Brady Stafford does it again, this time with two out, top of the seventh inning.
The St. Thomas Storm catcher hit a three-run bomb lifting the Storm over the Appin A's, 6-4, in a come back effort in game two of the South Middlesex men's fastball league final.
Stafford finished with five RBIs, while Mark Coleman went three for three, with one walk, a RBI and two runs scored.
The Storm now lead the best of five game series, two games to none.
In game one, Stafford launched a grand slam helping the Storm mercy the A's, 9-1.

Medway's Landers wins WOSSAA boys' golf by six strokes
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Oakridge's Calvin Norris lifts the ball on to the 18th green, during the WOSSAA boys' golf championship, at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club. Norris finished third overall and helped the Oakridge Oaks win the team title. (photo/ Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, October 4, 2019
UNION, ON. - Ben Landers wasted no time securing his spot, while Peter MacDougall needed a few extra holes.
Both golfers, along with the London Oakridge Oaks team, are heading to OFSAA, the high school provincial boys' golf championship after qualifying at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament.
Landers captured the individual title, winning by six strokes, with a round of 69, over the 18-hole course, at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club.
McDougall needed a third playoff hole to break a tie with Central Huron's Devin Durand, after both shot rounds of 81, to represent WOSSAA in the high school division.

St. Thomas Storm mercies Appin taking South Middlesex final opener
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019
FINGAL, ON. - The St. Thomas Storm wasted no time taking the opener of the South Middlesex Men's Fastball League final.
Starting with a first inning Mark Coleman two run bomb and capped by a Brady Stafford grand slam, the Storm needed only about one hour, for a 9-1 five inning mercy of the Appin A's.
Games two and three are at Appin, Friday, October 4th and Monday, October 7th.

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