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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.

Cattrysse and Wall lead South entries at WOSSAA
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
LONDON, ON. - East Elgin Eagles' ladies doubles team of Selecia Wall and Ella Cattryse was the top result for the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South Division, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) junior badminton championships, at Saunders Secondary School.
Cattryse and Wall placed fifth, with a record of 3-2.
St. Joseph's Ram Connor Dupuis also went 3-2 in men's singles. Dupius was the silver medalist at the District championships, losing the final match, two games to one to a London Christian player.
Going 2-2 at WOSSAA were both Eagles' Rachel Sawatzky and Central Elgin Titan Sherah Kuiper, in ladies' singles and Dorchester's Leaha Johnston and Eric McLellen, in mixed doubles.

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.

Sawatzky leads Eagles at South-East JR badminton
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Rachel Sawatzky (girls' singles), Selecia Wall and Ella Cattrysse (girls' doubles) led the East Elgin Eagles to the team title, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South-East Division junior badminton championships, at Parkside C.I.
The top four in each of the five divisions, move on to the WOSSAA tournament, at Saunders Secondary School in London, April 30th.
East Elgin led the way taking eight of the 20 total qualifying positions, also including Cameron Wall (boys' singles) and Kayla Voros and Jayden Vansevenant (mixed doubles).
Dorchester's mixed doubles team of Leaha Johnson and Eric McLellan won gold, defeating Voros and Vansevenant in the final.
Glencoe's John Van Bilsen and Jackson Caron won boys' doubles gold, while Ingersoll's Ethan Bruce is the boys' singles champion.
The Central Elgin Titans advance in three divisions, including Sherah Kuiper, second, in girls' singles.

Beavers sixth at ultimate frisbee tourney
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
MISSISSAUGA, ON. - The Dorchester Beavers' ultimate frisbee team placed sixth overall at the opening tournament of the season, at the Hershey Centre.
The Beavers finished second, at 2-1, in pool A, defeating both Mississauga John Fraser and Mississauga T.L. Kennedy and losing to host Brampton David Suzuki.
In the playoff round, Dorchester fell 10-6, to Hamilton Westdale, the eventual tournament champions, and defeated Brampton Louise Arbour.
The 16-team tournament featured mostly AA and AAA schools, in with Dorchester, an 1A school.

Eagles take four gold at Junior South badminton
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Thursday, April 18, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The East Elgin Eagles took four of five divisions at Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South Division junior badminton, at Parkside C.I.
The top four in each division, qualify for the TVRA South-East championships, April 24th, at Parkside.
Ten Eagles move on to the South-East meet, led by their champions, Cameron Wall (boys' singles), Rachel Sawatzky (girls' singles), Selecia Wall and Ella Cattrysse (girls' doubles) and Kayla Voros and Jayden Vansevenant (mixed doubles), won gold.
Glencoe's John Van Bilsen and Jackson Caron, in boys' doubles, prevented an Eagles' sweep of gold, winning the final against Nicholas Cowx and John Orlebar.
The Central Elgin Titans advance four athletes, including Christian Vecchio and Kate Dejong, second, in mixed doubles.

Parkside girls win boys tie East Elgin in soccer openers

Monday, April 15, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Ashley Watson, Savannah Williams and Klara Lattanzio, each scored twice as the Parkside Stampeders opened the 2019 Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) girls' soccer season, blanking the East Elgin Eagles, 6-0, at City Wide Feilds. Aviva Fournie and Janessa Davies shared the shutout.
On the boys' side, Parkside and East Elgin battled to a scoreless draw. Eagles' Ethan Cartwright and Stampeder Ian MacDonald threw up shutouts. Parkside hit three posts.

Tucker&Bradshaw repeat at South SR badminton

Thursday, April 11, 2019
GLENCOE, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders won two of five divisions, while West Elgin Wildcats' girls doubles team of Ashley Tucker and Katie Bradshaw repeated as champions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South Division senior badminton championships, at Glencoe District high school.
The top four in each division, advance to the TVRA South-East tournament, at Glendale high school, in Tillsonburg, on Tuesday, April 16th.

Keyframe and Formet rout way to STMBA house league titles
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Keyframe Communications pitcher Taylor 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.

Parkside leaves OFSAA AAA girls' rugby with a victory
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Parkside Stampeder Kristi Hunter moves the ball ready to stiff-arm the Weldon Wildcat player, during OFSAA AAA girls' rugby, at Clarington Fields. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
COURTICE, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders leave with a win in their first OFSAA rugby appearance.
Following two close losses, the Stampeders defeated Milton Jean Vanier, 23-5, in an OFSAA AAA girls' friendly match, at the South Courtice arena field.
Earlier today, Parkside fell 22-12, to the Weldon Wildcats, from Lindsay. Ali Cole and Kristi Hunter each had a try and Christine Baxter, one two-point convert.

Rams' debut season in girls' rugby includes first win at OFSAA
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St. Joseph's Ram Anna Fox fights off an Ashbury College Colt, during OFSAA A/AA girls' rugby action, at Eastdale C.V.I. Fox scored one try in the Rams' 24-12 victory. The Rams went 1-2 at OFSAA in their first season ever playing the sport at the school. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
OSHAWA, ON. - It only took the St. Joseph's Rams until their second game at OFSAA rugby for their first victory.
In their magical first season playing the sport, the Rams finished 1-2 at the girls' A/AA tournament.
The Rams defeated the Ashbury College Colts, from Ottawa, 24-12.
Jamie Giles, with three and Anna Fox, scored trys for St. Joe's, while Sophie Pellerine kicked four two-point converts.
The Napanee Hawks ended the Rams' OFSAA run, with a 30-0 win.

Two seeded Holy Cross blanks St. Joe's at OFSAA A/AA girls' rugby
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St. Joseph's Ram Reegan Bennett powers her way through two Holy Cross tacklers, during their opening game to the OFSAA AAA girls' rugby championship, at the South Courtice arena field. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Monday, June 3, 2019
COURTICE, ON. - It was a rough welcome to OFSAA for the St. Joseph's Rams.
Number two seeded Peterborough Holy Cross, blanked St. Joe's, 48-0, in the both teams' opening game at the OFSAA A/AA girls' rugby championship, at the South Courtice arena field.
The Rams appeared overwhelmed over the first 10 minutes, but found their game more in the second half.

Parkside drops opener at OFSAA AAA girls' rugby
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Parkside Stampeder Maggie Gordon hangs on to the Mayfield Maverick ball carrier, during their opening game at OFSAA AAA girls' rugby, at Clarington Fields. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Monday, June 3, 2019
BOWMANVILLE, ON. - There was no first victory but the Parkside Stampeders showed they'll compete at the provincial level.
The Stampeders opened the OFSAA AAA girls' rugby championships, falling 17-7, to fifth seeded Caledon Mayfield, at Clarington Fields
After a shaky first half, Parkside controlled the majority of the play in the second half, highlighted with a score.
Maggie Gordon scored Parkside's try (five points), followed by a two-point convert by Christine Baxter.

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.

Lucas snaps Parkside's five year OFSAA run with WOSSAA AAA win
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Lucas Viking Gabby Kohut, left, and Parkside Stampeder Braelyn Dennis tumble to the turf battling for the ball, during the WOSSAA AAA girls' soccer final, at City Wide Field. Lucas won 3-0. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, May 25, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The early days of June won't feel the same for Parkside Stampeders' girls soccer team.
A five year run to the OFSAA championship has been snapped, after the London Lucas Vikings blanked Parkside, 3-0, in the WOSSAA AAA final, at City Wide Fields.
During their five consecutive appearances at the provincial high school tournament, all at the AA level, the Stampeders twice won the gold medal. This was the first year in the AAA division.
Lucas placed fourth at OFSAA AAA last year.

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.

Lady Rams take their debut rugby show to OFSAA capturing WOSSAA
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St. Joseph's Rams, WOSSAA A/AA girls' rugby champions. (photo / twitter/@SJHS_RAMS)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
STRATFORD, ON. - Stressful final moments were overcome with jubilation as the St. Joseph's Rams held on to win the WOSSAA A/AA girls' rugby championship.
In their first season playing the sport, the Rams have qualified for OFSAA, the high school provincial championship, following a 12-10 win over Stratford St. Mike's, in the WOSSAA final.
A try scored with no time left on the clock in regulation play, brought St. Mike's to within two points. An attempt at a two-point convert, that would have sent the game to overtime failed.
Alyssa Giesbrecht scored both trys for the Rams and Sophie Pellerine kicked a two-point convert.
OFSAA is June 3-5, in Courtice.

Stampeders knock off defending champs in girls' AAA rugby
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Parkside Stampeder Maggie Gordon works to break a Medway Cowboys' tackle, during the WOSSAA AAA girls' rugby final, at St. George's Fields. Gordon scored a try in Parkside's 19-7 win. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders have broken through to OFSAA girls' rugby.
In their fourth year competing in the sport and first at the AAA level, the Stampeders are the WOSSAA AAA champions, following a 19-7 win against the Medway Cowboys in the final, at St. George's Fields.
Aly Cole, Haley Cockrill and Maggie Gordon, each scored a try (five points), while Christine Baxter made one two-point convert.
Abby Anderson had Medway's try, converted by Ashley Edgeworth.
OFSAA is June 3-5, in Courtice.
The Stampeders have progressed in each of their three previous seasons, including advancing to the WOSSAA AA final a year ago.

Nagelhout's rare debut leads highlight performances at TVRA
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East Elgin Eagle Julie Nagelhout, in midget women's triple jump, during the TVRA track and field championships, at TD Stadium. Nagelhout won the event with a best effort of 10.18 metres. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, May 17, 2019
LONDON, ON. - It was a question East Elgin Eagles’ coach Jon Loney had to think and long and hard about for an answer.
Even after several minutes and tossing around a few names, Loney couldn’t recall the last time an East Elgin athlete won three gold medals at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics track and field championships.
That’s exactly the feat accomplished by Eagles’ freshman Julie Nagelhout, by winning midget girls’ javelin, long and triple jumps, during the two day meet, held at TD Stadium, May 15-16th.
The top 10 athletes in each event at TVRA, advance to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) championships, at TD Stadium, May 23/24.
Hallee Knelsen, Michael Roth, AJ Stanat, Tayah De Sousa, Hannah Onyema, Mason Basson, Hannah Freer and Nathaniel Abell, among athletes from Elgin County and Dorchester to have a memorable TVRA meet.

Lady Rams win TVRA A/AA rugby title in debut season
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The St. Joseph's Rams (yellow, blue and white) blanked Tillsonburg Glendale, 7-0, in the TVRA A/AA girls' rugby final, at St. George's Fields. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, May 16, 2019
LONDON, ON. - It's an impressive debut in girls' rugby for the St. Joe's Rams.
In their first year competing in the sport, the Rams won the Thames Valley Regional Athletics A/AA title, blanking Tillsonburg Glendale, 7-0, in the final, at St. George's Fields.
Taylor Richard had the game's lone try, coming in the last minute of the first half, followed by a successful two-point convert by Sophie Pellerine.

Parkside's boys and girls rule South Division finishing first
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Parkside Stampeder Klara Lattanzio leaps to direct the ball away from Central Elgin Titan Saranda Islami, during the regular season finale of the TVRA South Division girls' soccer season, at Parkside C.I. The Stampeders won 4-1, finishing first with a 6-0-0 record. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Parkside will be the top team heading into the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East AA/AAA boys and girls' soccer playoffs.
The Lady Stampeders completed an undefeated regular season run at 6-0-0, dumping the Central Elgin Titans, 4-1, under the lights at Parkside C.I.
Savannah Williams, Halle Szabo, Taylor Goodhue and Klara Lattanzio, on a penalty shot, scored for Parkside. Paige Gillespie replied for the Titans.
Earlier in the day, Zeke Gubinczki had two goals and Brendan Smida and Colton Wiacek one each, as the Stampeder boys doubled up on the East Elgin Eagles, 4-2, to finish at 4-0-2. Rob Redecop had both goals for the visitors.
Parkside will host TVRA South-East AA boys and girls' semifinal games Tuesday, May 21st.
East Elgin heads to Ingersoll for their AA semifinal.
The Lady Titans host WCI in a South-East 1A semifinal, at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

St. Thomas Shock U14 girls down Mississauga for Ontario Cup gold
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St. Thomas Shock's Jaimie Stahlbaum (11) attempts to pass the ball to Imogen Salin (10) while surrounded by a trio of Mississauga Monarchs during their Ontario Cup U14 girls' final. The Shock won 44-34. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, April 28, 2019
LONDON, ON. - A 4-0 record carried the St. Thomas Shock to the Ontario Cup under-14 girls division six basketball title, defeating the Mississauga Monarchs, 44-34, in the final, at Regina Mundi high school.
St. Thomas opened the eight team tournament, dropping the Kitchener-Waterloo Vipers, 40-16, before dumping Oakville Vytis, 50-28 and edging Nepean, 39-32.
Following a quiet first quarter of the final, with Mississauga leading just 4-1, the Shock went on a 12-0 run in the second frame, building a 21-9 lead by half-time.

Wildcats' Tucker and Bradshaw fourth at WOSSAA badminton
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West Elgin Wildcats' Ashley Tucker, left, and Katie Bradshaw, in girls' doubles action, at the WOSSAA senior badminton championships, at Strathoy DCI. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, April 25, 2019
STRATHROY, ON. - A remarkable career came to end just short of the desired goal.
West Elgin Wildcats' girls' doubles team of Ashley Tucker and Katie Bradshaw placed fourth, for the second consecutive season, at the WOSSAA senior badminton championships, at Strathroy DCI.
They are also again the top result from the TVRA South-East division, finishing with a record of 3-2.
Tucker and Bradshaw had eyes on advancing to the final and a berth to OFSAA.
East Elgin Eagles' boys' doubles team of Matthew Abell and Brian Dyck, won one and lost two games.
Also going 1-2, were two mixed doubles teams, Dorchester's Victoria Quance and Kyle Morris and East Elgin's Alyssa Voros and Correy Mantel.

Wildcats win TVRA South-East senior badminton team title
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East Elgin Eagle Brian Dyck steps up for a play at the net alongside Matthew Abell, during the boys' doubles final against the West Elgin Wildcats, at the TVRA South-East senior badminton championships, at Glendale high school. The Eagles won gold. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
TILLSONBURG, ON. - There was no surprise with West Elgin Wildcats' Katie Bradshaw and Ashley Tucker repeating as ladies doubles champions.
Bradshaw and Tucker led the Wildcats to the team title, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South-East senior badminton championships, at Glendale high school.
Paige Doherty, in ladies' singles and Austin Muscutt and Gavin Lunn, in boys' doubles, took home silver medals for the Wildcats. Doherty had to forfeit the final to Parkside Stampeder Michelle Mills, due to a sore back.
East Elgin Eagles' Matthew Abell and Brian Dyck won boys' doubles title, while Dorchester's Kyle Morris and Victoria Quance are the mixed doubles champions.

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