June 28, 2020
ST. THOMAS - The Arthur Voaden Vikings recognize their top athletes and athletic achievements for their 2019/20 high school sports year. Julia Thompson and Nick Fox are the Vikings' senior female and male athletes of the year.
Ryan Doan and Hannah Parish are the male and female junior athletes of the year.
September 26, 2019
UNION, ON. - John Orlebar defended his Thames Valley Region Athletics Tri-County boys' golf title. With his low individual score of 78, Orlebar led the East Elgin Eagles to the team title, with Landon Underhill and Ryan Smith. The Eagles' combined score of 264
was six shots better than the St. Joseph's Rams' team of Jack Zylstra (team low 85), Aiden Shaw and Owen McIntyre.
The Parkside Stampeders (Luke Trowman, team low 83, Quinntin Gocan, Seth Carroll) placed fourth.
September 17, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - It is a new look for the Thames Valley Region Association (TVRA) South-East division. For the first time at the senior level for girls' basketball and boys' volleyball, there is a combined regular season schedule for the 1A and AA schools. The Parkside Stampeders, the lone 3A school in the South-East region, have moved to the Central Division. Senior girls' basketball in the South-East has 10 teams, including the Arthur Voaden Vikings, Central Elgin Titans, Dorchester Beavers, East Elgin Eagles and West Elgin Wildcats. The same local schools have senior boys volleyball teams.
June 24, 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.
December 13, 2018
ST. THOMAS – The CentraNash Williams poured in a game high 23 points as the Voaden Vikings defeated the West Elgin Wildcats, 62-33, in TVRA boys' basketball at Voaden.
Nathan Graham had 15 points for the home team, while Danny Dasilva chipped in with seven. Hunter Chappel led the Wildcats with 16 points.
The Vikings took both meetings against the Wildcats this season, winning 51-38 at West Elgin, December 5
May 1, 2018
ST. THOMAS – The Central Elgin Titans opened the 2018 Thames Valley Regional Athletics South Division boys' soccer season with a 7-0 shutout of the Voaden Vikings.
April 23, 2018
TILLSONBURG, ON – Their time put in at practice is paying off for the East Elgin Eagles. Led by their WOSSAA qualifiers, Kayla Voros and Rachel Sawatzky, in girls' singles and four doubles teams, the East Elgin Eagles won Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East Division junior badminton team title.
April 18, 2018
ST. THOMAS – The East Elgin Eagles had 11 top four results, at least two from each division, at the Thames Valley Regional Association (TVRA) South Division junior badminton championships, at Parkside Collegiate Institute. The top four in each of the five divisions, advanced to the TVRA South-East tournament, at Glendale high school, in Tillsonburg, Monday, April 23rd.
April 17, 2018
ST. THOMAS – West Elgin Wildcats' girls' doubles team of Katie Bradshaw and Ashley Tucker won gold at the TVRA South-East senior badminton championships.
March 7, 2018
WINDSOR, ON. – Owen Lynch is top five in the province.
The Grade nine student from Lord Dorchester secondary school (LDSS), finished fifth, with a 4-2 record, in the boys' 38-kilogram weight class, at the OFSAA wrestling championships, at the WFCU Centre. Lynch defeated Joey Williams, of London Saunders, in the fifth place match.
Lynch's Dorchester teammate Bailey Dowhaniuk was 1-2.
Maddie King, from Parkside CI, in the girls' 44-kilogram division and St. Joseph's Alex Cooper (girls' 83-kg), placed sixth, in their respective divisions. King was one win away from going for gold, but lost her semi-final match to Jessica Hong, the eventual gold medal winner, from Ottawa Sir Robert Borden high school. Gavin Eldridge (boys' 57.7-kg), of the Parkside Stampeders, finished at 4-2, eliminated after losing to London Beal's Diego Worlsey, in a rematch of the WOSSAA gold medal final. Parkside's Steph Boyko (girls' 67.5-kg) went 3-2, Daniel Rattray (89-kg), 2-2 and Payton Brodie-Grubb (girls' 61-kg), 0-2.
St. Joseph's Nikky Laframboise (girls' 47kg) finished 3-2, while Mackenzie Miller (girls' 115-kg), was 1-2.
Central Elgin Titans' Sam Gutmanis (boys' 83-kg) was 0-2 and Dalton Holt (77-kg), 1-2.
Arthur Voaden Viking Cadence MacLeod (girls' 115-kg) was 1-2.
Brayden Todd, an Ingeroll DCI student who trains at LDSS, due to no wrestling team at his school, won OFSAA gold for a fourth consecutive year. Todd quickly defeated Adriano Di Benedetto, of Hannon Bishop Ryan, 12-0, in the boys' 61-kg gold medal match. In previous years, Todd won gold at 44, 51 and 57.5 kilograms.
February 23, 2018
LONDON, ON. – Fourteen wrestlers from St. Thomas and Dorchester schools are heading to OFSAA,
after placing first or second in their respective divisions, at the WOSSAA championships, at Banting high school.
The Parkside Stampeders lead the way with five athletes, Daniel Rattray (gold, 89-kg), Gavin Eldridge (silver, 57.5kg), Payton Brodie-Grubb (gold, girls' 61-kg), Maddie King (gold, girls' 44-kg) and Steph Boyko (silver, girls' 67.5-kg). St. Joe's Rams have three returning to OFSAA, Alex Cooper (gold, girls' 83-kg), Mackenzie Miller (gold, girls' 115-kg) and Nikky Laframboise (silver, girls' 47.5-kg). Sam Gutmanis (silver, boys' 83-kg) and Dalton Holt (silver, 77-kg), will represent the Central Elgin Titans and Cadence MacLeod (silver, girls' 115-kg), the Arthur Voaden Vikings. Lord Dorchester will have Owen Lynch (gold, boys' 38-kg) and Bailey Dowhaniuk (silver, boys' 44-kg).
OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, is March 6-7, in Windsor.
Febraury 16, 2018
ST. THOMAS – The St. Joseph’s Rams repeated as girls team champions, led by three gold medalists, MacKenzie Miller, in the 115-kilogram class; Alex Cooper, 83-kg and Nikky Laframboise, 47.5-kg, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Michienzi Conference wrestling championships, at Parkside Collegiate Institute. The top five in each weight class at conference, move on to WOSSAA, Friday, February 23, at London Banting secondary school.
December 19, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Nick Sturk scored a game high 17 points, leading the Parkside Stampeders over the Voaden Vikings,76-33, in TVRA senior boys' basketball, at Arthur Voaden secondary school.
October 19, 2017
SPRINGWATER, ON. – Hallee Knelsen is a Tri-County champion. The East Elgin secondary school runner won the midget girls' race, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County cross-country championships, at
the Springwater Conservation Area. Knelsen was the lone individual race champion, from Elgin County-Dorchester, however, local schools dominated the team divisions.
St. Joe's took the overall boys and girls' team titles, led by their first place senior boys and senior girls' teams..
October 12, 2017
SPRINGWATER, ON. – Runners
from across the Thames Valley Region had the opportunity to check the terrain
and the competition, at the annual Springwater Invitational cross country meet.
Actually, at Springwater Conservation Area, the site for both TVRA Tri-County and Central division cross-country championships next week, the terrain may be tougher than any opponent.
May 19, 2017
LONDON, ON. – Cole Barnes, Hayden Bell, Emma McKnight, Olivia Robinson, Sara Ashby and Katie and Megan Beaudry, all share something in common. Each won an event, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) track and field championships, at TD Stadium.
May 12, 2017
LONDON, ON. – Elgin County schools still had their share of highlights, merging with London schools, in the newly formed TVRA track and field championships, at TD Stadium.
April 19, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The West Elgin Wildcats and Lord Dorchester both have two champions, while the East Elgin Eagles qualified in each division, at the TVRA South-East division junior badminton championships, at Parkside CI. The top four in each of the five divisions, qualify for the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament April 27, at London Saunders.
April 13, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The West Elgin Wildcats won both the boy and girls' doubles titles, at the TVRA South Division junior badminton championships, at Parkside CI.
April 12, 2017
WOODSTOCK, ON – The East Elgin Eagles are taking their wings to the next level. East Elgin won two of the five divisions, en route to winning the team title, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South-East senior badminton championships.
April 10, 2017
GLENCOE, ON – The East Elgin Eagles won three of the five divisions at the Thames Valley Region Athletics South conference senior badminton tournament.
Champions representing East Elgin were, Leo Centeno in men’s singles, the women’s doubles team of Kendra Cornelissen and Leah Moore and the mixed doubles team of Abby Taylor and Cooper Van Vlaanderen. Eagles’ Morgan Blair placed second, losing to Central Elgin Titans’ Miranda Gowdey, in the ladies’ singles final.
West Elgin Wildcats’ men’s doubles team of Garrett Dielman and Brandon Sadecky, beat Central Elgin’s Brady and Landon Johnstone, in the gold medal final.
The top four in each division, advance to the TVRA South-East championships. Central Elgin and West Elgin, each have five of the 20 total qualifying positions.
March 3, 2017
BRAMPTON, ON. – Meredith Woodhouse finishes her high school career with a medal of each colour from OFSAA. Woodhouse advanced to her second consecutive OFSAA gold medal final in the girls’ 64-kilogram class, but was out-matched by Nyla Burgess of Pickering High. The St. Joseph’s athlete was the top result for St. Thomas schools, at the provincial high school wrestling championships, held at the Powerade Centre.
February 17, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Bloodied and almost defeated Payton Brodie could have thrown in the towel. Instead the Parkside Stampeder took that towel to wipe her bloody nose and despite facing an 8-0 deficit, returned to the ring. A few minutes later, Brodie stood as the WOSSAA gold medal champion in the girls' 61-kg class.
February 10, 2017
ST. THOMAS - They are best teams in the west. The Parkside Stampeders and St. Joseph's Rams, won the boys and girls' team titles, respectively, at the TVRA West conference wrestling championships, at Parkside CI. The two schools combined to have 40 athletes qualifying for WOSSAA, each with top five results. Parkside took the overall title, combining both the boys and girls' teams, followed by St. Joe's.
November 17, 2016
ST. THOMAS –
Teams from St. Thomas - Elgin County and
Dorchester high schools, brought home six medals from the WOSSAA tournaments for girls
basketball and boys volleyball.
Lord Dorchester was the lone champion, winning the senior girls A basketball championship, defeating St. Marys DCVI, 47-38.
The Parkside Stampeders made the senior girls’ AA basketball final, but lost to London Mother Teresa, 48-33.
At triple A basketball, the East Elgin Eagles won the bronze medal game at both the senior and junior levels. The senior Eagles beat London CCH, 42-30, after losing to London Lucas, 64-29, in their semi-final. Lucas features Sarah Donavan, who recently signed a letter of intent to attend Davidson College.
In volleyball, the Parkside Stampeders were AA silver medalists, losing the final to host Stratford Central.
East Elgin captured the bronze medal in AAA action, in a three game sweep of London CCH. The Eagles lost to the eventual champions, London Saunders, in the semi-finals.
The West Elgin Wildcats also took home bronze, dusting St. Marys DCVI, in three games, at the 'A' tournament.
October 27, 2016
ST. THOMAS – Kenzie Fink scored 10 points and
Mallory Hoogheim had eight, in the West Elgin Wilcats 29-24 win at Arthur
Voaden, in TVRA senior girls' basketball.