October 28, 2021
STRATHROY, Ont. - The St. Joseph's Rams were everywhere on the course. St. Joe's, the school with by far with largest amount of runners, handily captured the overall team title, by winning five of the six divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Tricounty
cross country championships. The Dorchester Beavers' senior girls prevented a St. Joe's sweep of the division titles, for senior, junior and novice boys and girls.
Brothers Tristan and Aiden Coles led the Rams, finishing tied for first in the senior boys' race, while fellow Ram Jayden McMullen, won the junior boys' race.
Dorchester's Hannah McIntyre took the senior girls' individual gold medal. East Elgin Eagle Adrianna Borm was the junior girls' champion.
October 21, 2021
ORWELL, Ont. - Muddy and slick conditions welcomed runners to the Springwater Invitational cross country meet but the rain stopped prior to the first race. Schools from across the Thames Valley region converged on Springwater Conservation Area for the annual meet that was cancelled a year ago. The St. Joseph's Rams won both the junior and novice boys team titles. Jayden McMullen led the Rams in the junior race finishing third. Rams' Noah Bakker and Fowler Little were third and fourth, in the novice race.
October 12, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - The Medway Cowboys not only ran the table they kept it clean. Sid Arts scored the lone goal as the Cowboys blanked the Parkside Stampeders, 1-0, in the game featuring the two top teams from the round robin, at Thames Valley Region Athletics field hockey, at City Wide Sport Park. Medway never allowed a goal going 8-0 over the seven team two-day tournament.
Parkside finished with a record of 5-2-1. The East Elgin Eagles were 3-2-1 in the round robin. In the consolation final, the Central Elgin Titans fell 2-0 to the Strathroy Saints.
October 6, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Their return to the field will be brief. Following a layoff due to the pandemic, seven high school teams returned Tuesday for their first action in almost two years at City Wide Sports Park.
Seven teams, including the Parkside Stampeders, Central Elgin Titans, West Elgin Wildcats and East Elgin Eagles, played four games each, on day one of a two day round robin tournament for the Thames Vally Regional Athletics (TVRA).
The round robin continues Tuesday, October 13, followed by championship and consolation semifinals and finals.
March 28, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Tayah DeSousa is taking her track spikes to the bright lights of the City of Angels. The Grade 12 student athlete at Central Elgin Collegiate, will head to California (CAL) State University Long Beach in Los Angeles, this August on scholarship. DeSousa will be focusing on hurdles, sprints, long jump and multi event competitions such as the pentathlon, while studying criminal justice, at the NCAA Division One school in the Big West Conference.
July 13, 2020
ST. THOMAS - Here are the Central Elgin Titans' senior athletes of the year.
June 30, 2020
ST. THOMAS - The Central Elgin Titans recognize their top athletes and athletic achievements for their 2019/20 high school sports year. Blake Kokko and Haylee Vlasman are the senior male and female athletes of the year, while Jordan MacDougall and Iman Zebian are the male and female junior athletes of the year.
March 4, 2020
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON. - For a second consecutive year, Gavin Eldridge is an OFSAA silver medalist in wrestling. The Parkside Stampeder was undefeated until the 61-kilogram boys' gold medal match against Nathan Hunyady, of Guelph John F. Ross.
A year ago Elridge brought home silver wrestling in the 57.5-kilogram category. St. Joe's and Central Elgin also had wrestlers at OFSAA.
February 26, 2020
LONDON, ON. - It was a battle for a spot at OFSAA. The London John Paul II Jaguars, undefeated through the District season and Central Elgin Titans, perfect in the South-East, with a 9-0 record. As the final buzzer sounded, the Jaguars squeezed by the Titans, 48-45, in the WOSSAA AA senior boys basketball final, at South Collegiate. Jack Tunstill led the Titans with 19 points, while Devin Carvery had 12 points and Isaiah MacDougall, nine.44-kg).
February 21, 2020
LONDON, ON. - Julie Boyko was Houdini-like 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. Nine athletes will represent Parkside at OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, 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), Emma Penner (girls' 77-kg) and Kira Buck (third, girls' 83-kg) and Melody Wilton (115-kg). Parkside brought home the WOSSAA overall combined team title. The Lady Stampeders were team champions, while the boys were second behind London Saunders.
The St. Joseph's Rams send five athletes to OFSAA, silver medalists Emma Lee (girls' 57.5-kg), Krystian Krzyzewski (boys' 85-kg) and Ryder Dennison (boys' 44-kg), Claire Vankoughnett (third, 44-kg) and Liv Cracchoilo (third, girls' 115-kg).
The Central Elgin Titans will be represented by gold medalist Iman Zebian (girls' 67.5-kg) and Nefi Islami (third, boys' 44-kg).
February 20, 2020
LONDON, ON. - Alyssa Voros made a good choice returning to the pool.
The East Elgin Eagle is heading to the OFSAA swimming championships in three events, including the High School Division 15 years and over 100-metre back, an event Voros won at Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) swimming.
East Elgin dominated in pool at WOSSAA, not only sending 15 swimmers to OFSAA championships, but capturing the team award at the championships, held at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. Central Elgin Titan Akie Walters finished third, in the open girls' 100-metre free, eighth, 100 back and 10th, 50 fly.
February 18, 2020
ST. THOMAS - The Central Elgin Titans are one game from completing a sweep of the regular season and playoffs in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East Division.
Jack Tunstill dumped in 18 points and Deven Carvery had 10, helping the Titans slay the Tillsonburg Glendale Gemini, 50-41, in a TVRA AA South-East senior boys' semifinal, at Central Elgin C.I.
February 12, 2020
LONDON, ON. - The East Elgin Eagles are among the big three in local high school swimming. East Elgin placed third in combined team (male, female and para divisions) scores in the High School Division, while the Lady Eagles placed second for both the Open and High School women's divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) swimming championships, February 11-12, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre (CGAC).
St. Joe's won the men's Para division and the combined team scores for Para.
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 and 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.
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. meets.
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 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.
June 8, 2019
GUELPH, ON. - Since last summer East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen and Chatham-Kent's Emma Pegg have formed a friendship. Well, aside for about those two minutes and 14 seconds every time they step on to the track for an 800 metre race. Pegg and Knelsen finished one-two in the junior women's 800 metre run, on day three of the OFSAA track and field championships. Dorchester's Brianna Rand set a personal best (PB) time of 45.44 seconds grabbing the silver medal in the midget women's 300-metre hurdles. Parkside's Mason Basson just missed the podium finishing fourth in the midget men's 800 metre run.
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, with her dad, grandparents and coaches watching, at OFSAA track and field, at Guelph University.
De Sousa is the first Titan to win OFSAA gold since 2013, when Riley Bell was
the provincial long jump and triple jump champion.
Parkside's A.J. Stanat won his second medal at OFSAA, taking home bronze in junior men' shot put, with a personal distance distance of 16.50 metres, less than 24 hours after winning the discus competition. 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. Central Elgin Titan Hannah Onyema placed sixth, in junior women's shot put. Parkside's Mason Basson finished sixth, with a PB height of 1.75 metres, in midget men's high jump. Julie Nagelhout also placed sixth, in midget women's javelin. Jadyn Luna, of Thorndale, was the anchor runner on Medway high school's silver medal winning midget women's 4x100-metre relay team.
June 6, 2019
GUELPH, ON. - For a second consecutive year, Arthur (A.J.(Stanat) is an OFSAA champion in discus. The Parkside
Collegiate. 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.
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).
June 1, 2019
CAMBRIDGE, ON. - No better way to advance to OFSAA than winning an event with a personal best effort. Four local athletes, Dorchester's Leaha Johnston and Brianna Rand, Parkside's Mason Basson and Central Elgin's Hannah Onyema, did just that feat and are now heading to the provincial high school meet as event champions, from day two of the OFSAA West regional track and field meet, at Jacob Hespeler high school. Johnston won junior women's javelin, Rand finished first in the midget women's 300-metre hurdles and Onyema took 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, qualifying for OFSAA in all three events. The top four in each event from the regional meet, advance to this year's Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championships, June 6-8, at the University of Guelph. In total from both days of the meet, 14 athletes in 23 events, representing Central Elgin, Dorchester, East Elgin Parkside and St. Joseph's high schools, advanced to OFSAA.
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. Fellow Stampeder Mason Basson, also qualified in three events, winning the midget men's 800 metre run and high jump on day two, after placing second in the 1500 metres.
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. A.J. 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.
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.
East Elgin's Hallee Knelsen and Nathaniel Abell, Parkside's Michael Roth, Mason Basson and AJ Stanat, Central Elgin's Tayah De Sousa and Hannah Onyema and Dorchester's Hannah Freer, all had a memorable meet.
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.
April 30, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The Elgin East 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.
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. 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). The Central Elgin Titans advance in three divisions, including Sherah Kuiper, second, in girls' singles.
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. 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.
The top four in each division, qualify for the TVRA South-East championships, April 24th, at Parkside. 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.
March 6, 2019
OTTAWA, ON. - Gavin Eldridge is an OFSAA silver medalist. The Parkside C.I. student was undefeated before losing in the boys' 57.5-kilogram gold medal match to Roman Wawryk, of Kitchener C.I.
The scorecard favoured Wawryk, 14-6. In the semifinals, Eldridge again beat his long time WOSSAA rival, Diego Worsley, of London Beal. Parkside teammate, Maddie King was sixth, in the girls' 47.5-kilogram division.
Patrick Salvador, a student at London Mother Teresa, who trains with the St. Joseph's Rams, is the boys' 77-kilogram OFSAA champion. Salvador beat Sukhman Gosal, of Turner Fenton, in the gold medal match. Dorchester's Josh Smith placed fifth, in the 72-kilogram class.
February 27, 2019
ST. THOMAS - It took three attempts but the Parkside Stampeders finally beat the Central Elgin Titans and it came in the championship game. Parkside captured the TVRA South-East girls' curling title, defeating Central Elgin, 7-5, in the final, at the St. Thomas Curling Club. The Stampeders' team of Johnston and Allison Young, both in Grade nine and Grade 12 students Felicia Fernades and Audrey Moore, now head to WOSSAA, at the Vanastra Curling Club, south of Clinton, March 5th.
On the boys' side, Tillsonburg Glendale Gemini won a fourth consecutive South-East crown, beating East Elgin for a third year in a row.
February 22, 2019
LONDON, ON - Twenty athletes from the Parkside Stampeders, St. Joseph's Rams, Dorchester Beavers and Central Elgin Titans, are heading to OFSAA. Two spots in each weight class at the WOSSAA championships, were available for the high school tournament, March 5-6, in Ottawa.
Parkside won the overall team title, led by gold medalists Maddie King (girls' 47.5-kg), Gavin Eldridge (boys' 57.5-kg), Peyton Brodie-Grubb (girls' 61-kg), Cole Moore (83-kg) and Brady Johnson (boys' 130-kg). Julie Boyko (girls' 57.5-kg) took home silver, while Emma Penner (girls' 61-kg) and Steph Boyko (girls' 67.5-kg) won challenge matches, grabbing a qualifying berth in their respective weight class.
St. Joe's sends Liam Bacon (boys' 61-kg), Mary Clare Haasen (girls' 64-kg), Krystian Krzyzewski (boys' 89-kg), Kendall Dettloff (girls' 54-kg), Patrick Salvador (boys' 77-kg) and Thomas Fortier (boys' 95-kg).
Dorchester has Kolton Reading, (boys' 38-kg) Nick Lynch (boys' 38-kg), Owen Bisschop (67.5-kg) and Josh Smith (boys' 72kg).
The Holt brothers, Dalton (boys' 83-kg) and Adam (boys' 89-kg) will represent the Titans.
February 15, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Kailey Meehan was looking for a challenge. Along the way the St. Joseph's Ram was named most outstanding female wrestler. Meehan was the girls' 57.5-kilogram champion, going undefeated at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Michienzi Conference championships, Thursday, at Parkside C.I.
Parkside led the way qualifying 17 wrestlers for WOSSAA, at London Saunders, February 22nd. St. Joe's sends 12 and Central Elgin CI, five. From the Geris conference meet, held at Clarke Road Secondary school in London Dorchester sends nine athletes to WOSSAA.
February 16, 2019
ST. THOMAS - By the second quarter only one question remained. How many sizes for the championship t-shirts?
The Central Elgin Titans stormed out to a 23-2 lead after one quarter, on their way to a 56-29 defeat of the Mitchell Blue Devils, in the WOSSAA single-A junior boys' basketball final, at Central Elgin C.I.
Christian Vecchio and Jack Tunstill led the Titans with 18 and 14 points, respectively.
February 14, 2019
LONDON, ON - The East Elgin Eagles are swimming with the big fish. At Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) swim championships, held at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, February 14th, the Eagles placed fifth overall in the team standings, out of 29 teams. The Eagles have 13 individuals and three relay teams, qualifying for the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) meet, February 19th, at Western University.
The St Joseph's Rams won the para division and will send 16 individuals and two relay teams to WOSSAA. The Parkside Stampeders have seven advancing and the Central Elgin Titans, three. The Dorchester Beavers will be represented by Aidan Currah.
February 14, 2019
ST. THOMAS - A lot of it during practice has helped the Central Elgin Titans run to WOSSAA. The Titans capped an undefeated season in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) region, by winning the South-East single-A junior boys' basketball final, dumping the Dorchester Beavers, 60-47, on home court at Central Elgin CI.
Jordan McDougall and Jack Tunstill led the Titans with 17 and 16 points respectively, while Gavin Barnhouse and Dilliard, both chipped in with eight points and Christian Vecchio had seven.
Dorchester's Owen Pink and Andrew Muir both scored a game high 18 points, accounting for 77 percent of their team's offence.
The WCI Red Devils captured the TVRA South-East 1A senior boys' basketball title, edging the Central Elgin Titans, 60-54, in the final.
February 8, 2019
WOODSTOCK, ON. - The Lord Dorchester Beavers never dropped a game on their way to capturing the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East single-A junior girls' volleyball title, defeating the Central Elgin Titans in the final,
25-19, 25-20, 25-22, at Woodstock Collegiate Institute.
In senior action, the Woodstock CI Red Devils, the class of the East Division all season steamed through the playoffs, capping it with a three games to none sweep of the West Elgin Wildcats in the final. .
February 5, 2019
ST. THOMAS - A third quarter surge lifted the Central Elgin Titans past the Dorchester Beavers, 47-33, in a Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East 1A senior boys' basketball semifinal, at CECI.
The Titans will host the South-East 1A final, taking on the Woodstock C.I. (WCI) Red Devils, for a berth in the WOSSAA tournament. Trailing the Beavers, 15-14 at half, the Titans outscored their East Division visitors 22-14 in the third frame. Cole Verhulst delivered eight of his 12 points in the third stanza, while the Titans hit six of eight shots from the charity stripe.
In South-East junior semifinal action, the Titans dropped WCI, 53-37.
December 29, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Jack Tunstill scored 19 points and was named an all-star, leading the Central Elgin Titans over London Mother Teresa, 56-39, in the third place game in the Junior Division, at the Western University annual Purple and White boys' basketball tournament. In Central Elgin's opener, Tunstill poured in 22 points in a 51-47 defeat of London Lucas. In round two, Chatham Ursuline beat CECI, 52-40. The junior championship final saw Mississauga Xavier defeat Ursuline, 60-47.
December 3, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Isiaih MacDougall scored eight points, including a pair of three-pointers, as the Central Elgin Titans rebounded from a huge Parkside Stampeders' comeback, for a 56-50 win, in TVRA South Division senior boys' basketball, at Central Elgin C.I. The Titans led 27-17 at half and were leading 44-26, before the Stampeders sat up straight in the saddle. A 14-0 run in the fourth quarter tied the game at 50. MacDougall finished with 22 points, while Cole Verhulst had 17 points. Colby Latella led Parkside with 19 points and Christian Coombes added 10.
November 13, 2018
LONDON, ON - Sherah Kuipe A nearly two decade long drought is over. The Central Elgin Titans are WOSSAA 1A junior girls' basketball champions, following dominating victories over host London District Christian and the Mitchell District Blue Devils. A balance offensive attack carried the Titans in the gold medal game, with a 47-12 win over Mitchell. Sherah Kuiper led the Titans with 11 points while Kiki Wilson and Faith DeVries, had 10 and eight points, respectively. Aya Zebrian, Camryn Roth and Tori Baker, each chipped in with six points. It is CECI's first junior girls' WOSSAA title for basketball since 1999, when Allie Hobbs, Maggie Morrison, Martha Aristone, Brit MacDonald and Kelly Metcalf, were wearing the gold and black.
November 8, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Sherah Kuipers and Faith DeVries dropped 11 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Titans over the Woodstock CI Red Devils, 41-28, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East A junior girls' basketball final, at CECI.
September 20, 2018
UNION, ON - John Orlebar fired an 84 to win the TVRA Tri-County boys' golf individual A flight title, at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club. The East Elgin secondary school golfer helped the Eagles' team place fourth.
With three scores in the 80s, the St. Joseph's Rams won the Tri-County team title by 12 strokes, with Brett Chapman (85), Owen McIntrye (86) and Aiden Shaw (89).
Jayden Boddy also carded an 85, to help Dorchester place third, while Luke Trowman led Parkside CI with an 88. In B flight action, Central Elgin Titan Rob Schivers led the way with an 81.-16.
August 1, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Stephanie Byerson-Butler,
a graduate of Central Elgin Collegiate this past June, will be teeing off for Olivet College, a private Division III school, just outside of Detroit, Michigan.
The 18-year old will be golfing with her good friend, a fellow CECI graduate and now teammate, Taylor Elley.
June 22, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Chloe Tunstill and Brady Johnstone, are the Central Elgin Titans' female and male senior athletes of the year for 2017/18. Ethan Miron and Haylee Vlasman, are the male and female junior athletes of the year.
June 9, 2018
TORONTO, Ont. - Parkside Stampeder A.J. Stanat won the midget men's discus title on the final day of the OFSAA track and field championships. St. Joseph's Ram Liam Clark took home the bronze medal in the senior men's 400-metre hurdles. East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen won bronze in the midget women's 800-metre run.
June 8, 2018
TORONTO, ON. - Local athletes had six top 10 performances on day two of the OFSAA track and field championships,
at York Univeristy.
Central Elgin Titan Tayah DeSousa finished fourth, setting a personal best time, in the midget women's 80-metre hurdles, her second runnerup to the podium at the meet. On day one, De Sousa landed fourth in long jump.
St. Joseph's Ram Liam Clark was sixth in a talented field, for the senior men's 110-metre hurdles final. Clark has his stronger event, the 400-metre hurdles on Saturday.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen finished seventh, in the midget women's 1500 metres, with a personal best time of 4:19.10. Knelsen returns to the track on Saturday for the 800 metre run.
Also seventh was Parkside Stampeder Anij Sparenberg, in junior women's discus.
Central Elgin Titan Hayden Bell placed eighth, in the senior men's high jump, while fellow Titan, Hannah Onyema, was 10th, in midget women's shot put. Onyema throws discus on Saturday.
Dorchester's Leaha Johnston just missed the top 10, placing 12th, in midget women's javelin.
June 7, 2018
TORONTO, ON. - It is a final throw Arthur Stanat
will always remember. Stanat saved his best for last, earning the Parkside Collegiate Institute athlete a bronze medal, in midget men's shot put, at the OFSAA track and field championships, at York University. Sitting seventh entering the sixth and final round of the competition, Stanat threw a
personal best effort of 14.99 metres, lifting him into the third.
Tayah De Sousa, of Central Elgin CI, missed the podium by one centimetre, landing in fourth place, in midget women's long jump. Hallee Knelsen, from East Elgin secondary school, qualified for Friday's midget women's 1500 metre race final. Parkside's Jack Carlson finished 18th, in the midget men's 400 metre dash, missing qualifying for the final.
June 3, 2018
WINDSOR, ON. - Tayah De Sousa, Liam Clark and AJ Stanat, are heading to OFSAA as champions.
The trio won gold at the OFSAA West regional track and field championships, June 1-2, at the University of Windsor Stadium.
De Sousa, of Central Elgin CI, won midget women's long jump and finished second in the 80-metre hurdles, while Stanat, of Parkside CI, won midget men's discus and placed second in shot put. Clark, from St. Joseph's high school, won the senior men's 400-metre hurdles and finished fourth in the 110-metre hurdles.
Ten athletes in total from the St. Thomas - Elgin County and Dorchester area, qualified for OFSAA, the provincial high school championships, in Toronto, June 7-9.
Placing top four in their events were CECI Titans' Hannah Onyema (midget women's shot put and discus) and Hayden Bell (senior men's high jump); Parkside's Anij Sparenberg (junior women's discus) and Jack Carlson (midget men's 400 metres); East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen (midget women's 800 and 1500 metre races), and Lord Dorchester Beavers' Leaha Johnston (midget women's javelin) and Owen Pink (midget men's 3000 metres).
May 26, 2018
LONDON, ON. - A trio of Central Elgin Titans are golden. Tayah De Sousa, Hannah Onyema and Hayden Bell won gold medals, at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) track and field championships, May 24/25, at TD Stadium. The three athletes advance to the OFSAA West regional meet, at Sandwich secondary school, in LaSalle.
May 25, 2018
LONDON, ON. - The Dorchester and Elgin County area had seven athletes win 11 gold medals, led by the Central Elgin Titans with five to call their own, at the WOSSAA track and field championships, at TD Stadium. Titan Tayah De Sousa brought home two gold medals, winning both the midget women's 80-metre hurdles and long jump, while Hannah Onyema took top spot in midget women's shot put and discus. Hayden Bell won senior men's high jump.
Parkside Stampeder Michael Roth is a triple champion, the fastest in the junior men's 300 and 400 metres races and 300-metre hurdles. Fellow Stampeder Arthur Stanat, tossed out the farthest throws in both midget men's shot put and discus. East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen won both the midget women's 800 and 1500 metre races. Dorchester's Abby Downing leaped to the midget women's pole vault title.
May 23, 2018
STRATFORD, ON. - St. Joseph's mixed doubles team of Addie Mailhot and Jack Ainsworth placed fourth, going 2-2, at the WOSSAA tennis championships.
St. Joseph's Alex Craig and Parkside's Taylor Goodhue, both placed fifth, in men's and ladies' singles, respectively. Central Elgin Titans' ladies' doubles team of Emma Blewett and Holly Monteith placed sixth.
WOSSAA champions / finalists and OFSAA qualifiers: Girls' singles - (Maddy - London Mother Teresa) defeats (Paige - London Beal); boys' singles (Banting (ranked)) defeats (London Lucas - Eric Ortega), third - Medway; Ladies doubles - Mother Teresa defeats Medway; Men's doubles - London Central (ranked) defeats Stratford Northwestern, London Banting (ranked), London Oakridge also qualify; mixed doubles - London Oakridge (ranked) defeats London CCH (ranked), third - London Saunders. OFSAA features two divisions, ranked (club players) and unranked
May 18, 2018
LONDON, ON. - From the Lord Dorchester Beavers capturing the men's and women's 1A overall team titles, to multiple gold medalists, including athletes with their first career wins, highlights were plenty, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) track and field championships, at TD Stadium. Hannah Onyema led the Central Elgin Titans, tossing out the best distances in midget women's shot put and discus. The top 10 in each event, advance to the WOSSAA meet, back at TD Stadium, May 24/25.
May 14, 2018
ST. THOMAS - For the fourth consecutive year, the St. Joseph's Rams captured the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) tennis team title.
The Rams won men's singles (Alex Craig) and mixed doubles (Addie Mailhout & Jack Ainsworth) titles and placed second in men's doubles (Sam Hardy & Denys Reid) and mixed doubles (Bryce Mailhot & Olivia Tasker). Central Elgin Titans' Emma Blewett and Holly Monteith won women's doubles and West Elgin Wildcat Taylor Schnekenburger won ladies' singles.
May 10, 2018
WOODSTOCK, ON. - It is the final invitational before the Thames Valley Regional Athletics championships and athletes from Elgin County and Dorchester showed they are ready for the big meet.
Eight athletes set 10 meet records, including a pair of freshman who broke two each winning events, at the Woodstock Classic track and field meet, at College Avenue secondary school.
May 8, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Tiffany Johnston scored twice, while Aviva Fournie had a clean sheet, as the Parkside Stampeders silenced the Central Elgin Titans, 5-0, in Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South Division girls' soccer, under the lights, at Parkside CI. Kaitlin Ellery, Kailey Dennis and Kiara Lattanzio, also scored. The Stampeders, three time reigning WOSSAA 2A champions, are favoured again this season to return to OFSAA, the high school provincial championship.
May 5, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Following a one year absence after being cancelled due to weather, the Kettle Creek Invitational track and field meet, hosted by the St. Thomas Legion Club, had near perfect conditions this day. The wind was brisk at times, but the sun shined and the temperatures were ideal for athletes preparing for the upcoming championship meets, starting with the Thames Valley Regional, May 16-17.
Titans blank Vikings in TVRA boys' soccer season opener
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 28, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Led by Michael Roth and Arthur Stanat's winning performances, the Parkside Stampeders opened their 2018 track and field season with 17 top 10 results at the Forest City Mustang Invitational, at TD Stadium. The Central Elgin Titans, East Elgin Eagles, Lord Dorchester Beavers and St. Joseph's Rams, also had athletes in the top 10, during a day that had single digit temperatures and a cold, brisk wind.
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 19, 2018
STRATHROY, ON. - Katie Bradshaw and Ashley Tucker have established themselves as one of the top female doubles team, finishing fourth at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) senior badminton championships, at Strathroy DCI.
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
At College Avenue secondary school, in Woodstock, the Lord Dorchester Beavers won the team title.
April 12, 2018
GLENCOE, ON - The East Elgin Eagles won three of the five divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Association (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 Parkside Collegiate Institute, Monday, April 16th. The Eagles led the South with seven athletes qualifying.
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.
March 6, 2018
ALYMER, ON. - The Central Elgin Titans' girls' team finished fourth at WOSSAA curling, losing 9-8, in an extra end to the London CCH Crusaders, in the bronze medal game. The Titans led 8-3 after four ends, but the Crusaders, scored two in the sixth, one in the seventh, before stealing two points to tie, in the eighth end. In the semifinals, Listowel District beat Central Elgin. A week ago, the Titans won the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East championship, defeating Woodstock Huron Park in the final.
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).
Brayden Todd (gold, boys' 61-kg), who attends Ingersol DCI, trains with the LDSS team and coach Jack Gunnell.
OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, is March 6-7, in Windsor.
Febraury 16, 2018
ST. THOMAS - A few months ago Payton Brodie-Grubb felt she may not wrestle again, let alone be a top wrestler at a championship meet. The Parkside Stampeder was the most outstanding female wrestler, capturing the gold medal in the girls' 61-kilogram class, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Michienzi Conference wrestling championships, in front of a home crowd, 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.
Central Elgin Titan Sam Gutmanis took the boys' 83-kg division, while Dalton Holt won the 77-kg class.
February 8, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The Peter Braun picked a perfect time to have his game of the year. The East Elgin Eagle dropped 25 points against the Central Elgin Titans, during a 57-39 win, to advance from the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East AA senior boys basketball quarter-final, at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. Braun opened up in the second quarter, with 19 of his points, including a string of five consecutive three-pointers. When Braun was done raining threes on the Titans, a modest 12-9 Eagles' lead had turned it into a commanding 15 point advantage.
February 7, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Mac Watson is continuing where he left off from last season. The Grade 10 student at Parkside Collegiate Institute won the 50-metre freestyle, 100-metre free and 50-metre butterfly, in the 14 years and under boys' high school division, repeating a feat he accomplished a year ago, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics swimming championships, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. Watson finished the 2017 swim season at OFSAA, bringing home a silver medal in the boys' 14 years and under 50 free and a bronze in the 100 free. Prior to the provincial high school championships, Watson touched the wall first in each of his three races, both at WOSSAA and TVRA. Parkside's Briar McCaw, St. Joseph's Kayla Keyes and Hailey Demeray, East Elgin Eagles Brennan Piche-LeClair and Haley Broer and Dorchester's Cloe Selinga, also made splashes at the meet.
February 5, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Austin Colter dropped 22 points, as the Central Elgin Titans defeated the East Elgin Eagles, 63-46, in Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) senior boys' basketball, at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. The Titans (5-3) clinch second place in the TVRA South Division, behind the undefeated Parkside Stampeders (6-0). The Eagles return to CECI on Thursday, for a South-East quarter-final.
February 3, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Austin Colter scored 18 points and Isaiah MacDougall dumped in 15, as the Central Elgin Titans squeezed by London Central, 65-61, in the third place game, at the Saunders secondary school senior boys' basketball tournament. The Titans fell to Stratford Central, in the semi-finals, after beating the Medway Cowboys, from Arva, 64-60, in their opening game. Cole Verhulst poured in 27 points against Medway.
January 18, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Mac Watson led all local athletes at the final invitational swim meet before the championship season begins in February. The Parkside Collegiate Institute swimmer placed second in the boys' 50-metre free, 50m fly and 100m free races, at the Winter Classic, January 11, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre (CGAC). The 2018 TVRA swim championships are February 6-7, followed by WOSSAA, on February 15, both at the CGAC. OFSAA returns to Windsor, February 27-28.
January 15, 2018
ST. THOMAS - This now sets up a match between the undefeated teams. The Parkside Stampeders grabbed a lead early, maintained the advantage for most of the game, on their way to defeating the Central Elgin Titans on their home court, 48-43, in TVRA South Division senior boys' basketball. Taylor Robertson led the Stampeders, with 15 points,while Landon Johnstone had 15 points for the Titans.
December 9, 2017
ST. THOMAS - There was a reunion feel in the air, as the Central Elgin Titans junior boys' basketball team won their first tournament of the season. Central Elgin captured the junior title, for the 10th annual Paul Furfaro tournament, at Holy Cross secondary school, by going undefeated and meeting a very familiar opponent in the final.
December 9, 2017
STRATHROY, ON. - The Central Elgin Titans made the senior final, at the Furfaro boys' basketball tournament, held at Holy Cross high school. Strathroy District CI defeated Central Elgin in the championship game. The Titans picked up wins over Monseigneur Bruyere, Holy Cross and North Middlesex, on their way to the final. Austin Carter scored a team high 18 points for the Titans, against Monseigneur Bruyere and 16 points, against Holy Cross.
November 10, 2017
ST. THOMAS - Thanks to a thrilling five game win in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics senior boys volleyball final, the Parkside Stampeders are returning to WOSSAA. Parkside edged the Central Elgin Titans, three games to two, in the championship match, played at Parkside CI, November 9. The Stampeders took the first two games, before the Titans grabbed the momentum for two victories of their own. An incredible solo effort in the fifth and deciding game, lifted the Stampeders to a spot at WOSSAA AA November 16, at South Collegiate Institute, in London.
November 2, 2017
ST. THOMAS - No better time to have a game of the season, then the playoff opener. Faith DeVries scored a game high nine points, while Sherah Kuipers was a rebound monster, with 15, to lead the Central Elgin Titans over the Parkside Stampeders, 31-21, in a TVRA South-East junior girls' basketball quarter-final, at Parkside CI. The Titans were 3-8 during the season, while the Stampeders had a 5-6 record. Both teams finished behind the 8-3 East Elgin Eagles.
October 28, 2017
ST. THOMAS - The Parkside Stampeders ran the table by not dropping one game (10-0), on their way to winning the Central Elgin Titans' senior boys volleyball tournament. Parkside beat London South, in the final, two games to none, with Nick Sturk named the Stampeders' player of the game. The Stampeders have a match record of 7-0, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South division. Playoffs begin November 2.
October 26, 2017
CLINTON, ON. - It wasn't Children of the Corn, but for Hallee Knelsen, Connor Erb, Arielle Aitken Guignard and the St. Joseph's Rams' senior girls' team, it was a memorable thriller around the corn field. The three individuals and the St. Joe's ladies, are OFSAA bound, after qualifying at the WOSSAA cross-country championships, held at St. Anne's high school. Knelsen placed third in the midget girls' 4-kilometre race, while Aitken Guignard followed in sixth place. Erb was eighth, in the midget boys' 4-km event. The top two teams, plus the top five individuals, not on those top two teams, in each division, advance to the OFSAA championships, November 4, in Petawawa. The course, located behind the school, took runners alongside a couple corn fields, igniting comments on movies with some association with the crop.
October 19, 2017
LONDON, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders are back to back field hockey champions. Kendra Hulst scored the game's only goal, midway through the second half, for a 1-0 shutout of the Medway Cowboys, in the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) final, at City Wide Fields. Goalie Vanessa Johnston picked up the shutout, without needing to stop a shot. The Stampeders move on to the WOSSAA championship, October 26, in Goderich. A year ago, Parkside beat Medway, 3-1, in the TVRA final.
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 and Dorchester, however, local schools dominated the team divisions. Parkside was number one for junior girls. Central Elgin CI won the midget girls' team title. 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
KINGSVILLE, ON. - Landon Johnstone placed 15th, in the open division, at the OFSAA boys' golf championship, at the Kingsville Golf and Country Club. The Central Elgin Collegiate Institute athlete had the best result for Elgin County, with six over two day combined score. He shot s 73, after a 77 on day one.
Johnstone, along with teammates Brady Johnstone and Satshia Tep-Chhun, placed 12th as a team. Tep-Chhun was 66th (+24 83 85), on the individual board, while Brady was 73rd (+27 84 87).
Jack Ferguson, from Parkside CI, was 16th (+13 77 80), in the open division, while St. Joe's Brett Chapman, finished 22nd (+34 83 95), in the high school division.
October 12, 2017
ORWELL, 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.
October 11, 2017
KINGSVILLE, ON. - Landon Johnstone, of Central Elgin Collegiate and Jack Ferguson, from Parkside CI, are tied for 16th, in the open division, after day one, at OFSAA boys' golf, at the Kingsville Golf and Country Club. Both carded rounds of 77 (+5). CECI's Satshia Tep-Chhun, fired an 83 (+11), while team-mate Brady Johnstone, shot an 84 (+12). The Titans' are tied for 10th, in the team standings. Day one leader, with a two shot lead, is Peyton Callens, from Simcoe Holy Trinity, after a sizzling 70 (-2). Callens is heading to Texas A&M University, in the fall of 2018. In the high school division, St. Joseph's Brett Chapman shares 28th place, after a round of 83 (+11).
October 5, 2017
THEDFORD, ON. - Petra Salin, of the Central Elgin Titans, placed ninth, in the midget girls' race, at the Widder Invitational cross-country meet. Amanda Vlasma finished 15th, in the senior girls' race.
September 28, 2017
UNION, ON. - A 32 over the back nine carried Jack Ferguson to the top of the leader-board. The Parkside Stampeder shot a 74 over 18 holes, to win the WOSSAA boys' golf championship, by two strokes, at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club. Zach Friesen, of Woodstock St. Mary's finished second, with Brady Johnstone, of the Central Elgin Titans and Evan Connell, from London Laurier, tying for third place, with 77's. Johnstone and his Central Elgin Titan teammates, Satshia Tep-Chhun and Landon Johnstone, repeated as team champions, combining for a score of 237. Ferguson, Friesen and the Titan trio, advance to OFSAA, at the Kingsville Golf and Country Club, October 11-12.
September 21, 2017
DORCHESTER - Another season of running through the woods
is underway, as the local cross-country schedule hit the ground running, at the Dorchester Fair Grounds.
Petra Salim had the Central Elgin Titan's top result finishing sixth, in the midget girls' race.
September 21, 2017
UNION, ON. - The Central Elgin Titans finished two-three-four, to win the team title, in 'A' flight, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County boys' golf championship, at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club.
June 13, 2017
ST. THOMAS - The Central Elgin Titans honoured their best in athletics.
June 2, 2017
BELLEVILLE, ON. - Anij Sparenberg delivered a big throw on her first attempt and then waited to see if anyone could pass it. Only one could throw further, leaving Sparenberg as the OFSAA silver medalist in midget women's javelin, on day two of the provincial high school meet at Centennial high school. The Parkside CI athlete bested her personal best distance entering the competition three times, including the one that landed her on the podium, 33.04 metres.
May 27, 2017
LONDON, ON. - Anij Sparenberg is heading to OFSAA as a double qualifier. The Parkside CI athlete placed second in both the midget women's javelin and discus, with personal best throws in each event, at the OFSAA West regional track and field meet, at TD Stadium. Katie Beaudry, of Dorchester, is also a double qualifier, finishing second in the senior women's 400-metre hurdles, a day after placing second in high jump. East Elgin Secondary's Oakley Potter, in junior men's javelin, Parkside's Jared Parkin, in midget men's discus and Dorchester's Victoria Quance, in junior women's pole vault, each placed fourth in their respective events, on day two of the regional meet. Over the two days at the regional meet, 10 athletes including a relay team, from Dorchester and Elgin County schools, placed in the top four, qualifying for OFSAA, June 1-3, in Belleville.
May 19, 2017
LONDON, ON. - Cole Barnes, Hayden Bell, Emma McKnight, Olivia Robinson, Sarah 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.
May 9, 2017
LONDON, ON - The Parkside Stampeders are continuing how they ended last season. Last June, Parkside won OFSAA gold, at the girls' 2A soccer tournament and the Stampeders have started the 2017 season in similar form. Taylor Goodhue scored twice and Braelyn Dennis had a goal, as the Stampeders moved to 4-0-0 in the TVRA South Division, defeating the Central Elgin Titans, 3-1, at City Wide Fields. Tara Ryan replied for the Titans.
May 3, 2017
WOODSTOCK, ON. - Seth Kuipers had three top five results including winning junior men's shot put, at the Woodstock Spring Classic track and field meet, hosted at College Avenue secondary school. The Central Elgin Titan had a best throw of 13.9 metres. Kuipers also placed third in junior men's discus (40.70m) and fifth in javelin (35.5m) Hayden Bell won senior men's high jump (1.75m) and placed third in the 110-metre hurdles (16.11 seconds). Quinn Bundschuh finished second in the junior men's 400 metres (56.89sec.), while Tanner Smyth was third in senior men's high jump (1.70m) Hunter Smith couldn't repeat as senior women's meet champion in shot put, finishing fourth (9.09m) and seeing her meet record of 9.56 metres broken. Smith also placed fourth in discus (28.09m).
April 27, 2017
LONDON. ON. - The West Elgin Wildcats' girls' doubles team of Ashley Tucker and Katie Bradshaw are WOSSAA champions. Bradshaw and Tucker went undefeated, capping their run by beating Medway in the final, at the WOSSAA junior badminton championships, at Saunders high school.
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 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.
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 won two of the five divisions, to win the team title at the TVRA South-East senior badminton championships, at Huron Park secondary school. The Central Elgin Titans have athletes in three divisions heading to WOSSAA.
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. East Elgin
champions 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, Wednesday at Woodstock College Ave. East Elgin, Central Elgin and West Elgin, each took 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 14, 2017
ST. THOMAS - It was a clean sweep for East Division schools. Not one St. Thomas school could advance from their TVRA senior or junior boys' basketball semi-final.
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 23, 2016
ST. THOMAS - The Central Elgin Titans won both the boys and girls' games against the Parkside Stampeders, in TVRA curling, at the St. Thomas Curling Club.
November 22, 2016
LONDON, ON - A fourth quarter 72-yard touchdown run by Roje Anderson, secured a Woodstock College Avenue Knights shocking 29-21 win, over the previously undefeated Central Elgin Titans, in the TVRA Varsity football final, at TD Stadium. The Knights stormed out with 22 unanswered points, all in the second quarter. Then the Titans replied with a run of their own, scoring 21 consecutive points in just 10 minutes.
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.
November 10, 2016
AYLMER, ON - The East Elgin Eagles move on to the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East senior girls' basketball final, after the downing the Central Elgin Titans, 38-18, in a semi-final, at East Elgin Secondary School. The Eagles move on to face the Parkside Stampeders in the final. The Stampeders eliminated Woodstock Huron Park, with a 45-39 win. On left, East Elgin Eagle Amanda Milmine (13) steals the ball from Central Elgin Titan Chloe Tunstill. (photo / Rob J. Ross)
November 10, 2016
ST. THOMAS - Ethan Howick rushed for three touchdowns, as the Central Elgin Titans ran over the Woodstock Huron Park Huskies, 41-6, in a TVRA Varsity football semi-final, at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. Jake Rick, Jordan Bennett and Rod Gutmanis, also scored TD's for the Titans, who remain undefeated this season.
November 8, 2016
ST. THOMAS - Facing the possibility of having to attend school this Thursday, the Central Elgin Titans suddenly changed their tune. Trailing their Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East junior boys' volleyball quarterfinal, two games to one, the Titans rebounded to whip the Woodstock Huron Park Huskies, 25-9, in game four, before taking the match, with a dominant 15-3 win in game five.
October, 27, 2016
LONDON, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams came up big, winning the overall girls, senior girls and senior boys team titles, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) cross country championships, held at Springbank Park. The overall banner is a first for the St. Thomas school. The senior boys and senior girls now head for OFSAA, the provincial meet, Saturday November 5, in Port Hope.
October, 19, 2016
NILESTOWN, ON. - An injured toe failed to prevent Jaxon Nolte from leading Dorchester's midget boys to a team title at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Tri-County cross country championships. Nolte won the midget boys race, which featured a 1-2-3 finish for Dorchester.
September, 22, 2016
LONDON, ON. - Not only did Marcel Scheele win his senior boys' race, the St. Marys Salukis runner crossed the finish line 25 seconds ahead of everybody else, at the Fanshawe Invitational cross country meet.
September 29, 2016
UNION, ON.- Landon Johnstone shot a 76, to lead St.
Thomas Central Elgin C.I. to the WOSSAA boys' team golf championship, at the St.
Thomas Golf and Country Club.
The threesome of Johnstone (76), Brady Johnstone (ninth place, with an 83) and
Satchia Tep-Chhun (86), finished five strokes better than London Oakridge. Cole
Friyia led Oakridge with round of 78, good enough for runner-up to Landon.
The CECI team and Friyia advance to the OFSAA championship, hosted by the
Saugeen Golf Club, in Port Elgin, October 11-13.
Sam Manfredi, of St. Thomas Parkside, tied three others for third place, carding a 79, but won a play-off, to earn his berth to OFSAA. Dorchester's Jason Boddy, Stratford Central's Trent Zorgdrade, and Jake Watt, from St. Marys DCVI, finished tied fourth. London St. Thomas Aquinas placed third as team, just a stroke behind Oakridge.
Tri-County had three schools in the top six, with Central Elgin winning, followed by Parkside, in fourth place and Lord Dorchester, sixth.
September 27, 2016
LONDON, ON.- Hailey Barkley fired a 75 over 18 holes, to win the A flight at the WOSSAA girls' golf, at the Westminster Trails Golf Club. The Strathroy DCI athlete finished three shots over Jordan Jarrett. But Jarrett led her St. Marys DCI team, including Aimee King and Robyn Lewis, to first place, to the A flight team title. London St. Thomas Aquinas (Alyssa Burgess, J.J. Sparling, Payton Sparling) finished second.London Beal (Kendra Squires, Hailey Teixeira, Rachel Johnston) won the B flight. Stephanie Byerson, of St. Thomas Central Elgin Collegiate, was the B flight individual winner, four shots over Alannah Gosnell, of Woodstock C.I.
September 20, 2016
ST. THOMAS - The Central Elgin Titans' boys team
retained their team title, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics Tri-County golf
championship, held at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club.
The Titans won by three shots over St. Mary's, led by individual champion,
Landon Johnstone, who shot a 74, one better than St. Mary's Davey Morton.
Completing the Titans' team were Brady Johnstone and Satschia Tep-Chun.