December 17, 2020
AYLMER, ON. - One of the premier middle distance runners in Canada is staying close to home. Hallee Knelsen, a Grade 12 student at East Elgin secondary school in Aylmer, received numerous offers, but in the end chose Western University, in London, to continue her education and running career.
July 13, 2020
AYLMER, ON. - Here are the East Elgin Eagles' senior athletes of the year.
June 24, 2020
AYLMER, ON. - The East Elgin Eagles recognize their top athletes and athletic achievements for their 2019/20 high school sports year. Kayla Voros and Aidan Haldenby are the Eagles' senior athletes of the year. Cody Van Liere and Julie Nagelhout are the junior athletes of the year.
March 4, 2020
TORONTO, ON. - Owen Gillet had already left the pool thinking he had missed the podium, in the para men's 50 metre back stroke at the OFSAA swimming championships.
Then East Elgin Eagles' coach Carol McNiece caught up with the St. Joseph's Ram Grade 11 student, telling Gillet he had a bronze medal.
The East Elgin Eagles' team of 15 swimmers placed 24th overall and were the top school out of the WOSSAA region. The Eagles made appearances in three A finals and five B finals.
March 10, 2020
WOODSTOCK, ON. - Morgan Kerr took her time getting set in the hack, took a few deep breaths and then focused on her shot. The last rock of the end. Trailing 6-4, the East Elgin Eagles had five stones in the house, but the team's skip needed to remove, or at least tap back, the one rock belonging to the Clinton St. Anne's Eagles.
With senior Caitlyn Evely directing the sweepers, Kerr made a perfect shot to score three, for an Eagles' 8-6 win in the WOSSAA girls' curling gold medal game and a spot at OFSAA.
*OFSAA, scheduled for March 25-28, in the Durham region, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
November 13, 2019
LONDON, ON. - In the end the East Elgin Eagles ran in to a more experienced team that had speed to burn. The Mother Teresa Spartans, out of London, downed the Eagles, 43-24, at the WOSSAA AA senior girls’ basketball gold medal game, at South Collegiate. Wingham Madill sunk the only basket in overtime to edge the East Elgin Eagles, 33-32, in the WOSSAA AA junior girls’ bronze medal game.
November 7, 2019
AYLMER, ON. - Sisters Alyssa and Kayla Voros have never been to WOSSAA basketball together and neither have played at the senior level. That is about to change after the East Elgin Eagles defeated the Woodstock Huron Park Huskies, 57-37, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East AA senior girls’ final, at East Elgin Secondary School. Kayla Voros scored a game high 16 points and Jos Henderson had 14 points.
November 2, 2019
SUDBURY, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams are on top of the provincial cross country mountain. Rams' Aiden Coles, Tristan Coles, Brent Haggerty, Aiden Holder and Harrison Belanger, captured the junior boys' team title, at the OFSAA cross country championships, here at Kivi Park. Not only was St. Joe's the only school to score under 100 points, the Rams won by 57 points over second place St. Francis Xavier, from Mississauga. It's the first OFSAA gold in cross country for the school. Aiden Coles finished eighth in the race with 256 runners.
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.
October 6, 2019
ORWELL, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams junior boys and Dorchester Beavers' novice girls keep rolling, Cerena Aitken-Guignard continues to make a name for herself and Hallee Knelsen wins her first senior race.
All these running feats occurred at the Springwater Invitational, the third meet of the Thames Valley Regional Athletics cross country, at the Springwater Conservation Area, Thursday, October 3.
September 28, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The St. Joseph’s Rams’ junior boys keep rolling out on the trails, while the both Lord Dorchester Beavers’ senior boys and novice girls open more eyes.
All three teams were champions at the Banting Invitational cross country meet, at Springbank Park, October 26th. The St. Joseph’s Rams handily won the junior boys title, for a second consecutive meet, placing four runners in the top 10. Tristan Coles and Brent Hagerty finished two-three, behind London Central’s Heath McAllister. Connor Erb led the Dorchester senior boys, finishing fifth.
St. Joseph’s Ram Cerena Aitken-Guignard won her first high school cross country race, taking the junior girls’ gold medal. East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen, in her first race at the senior level, finished second behind Wingham Madill's Abigail Kraayenbrink, who won in 21 minutes flat.
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 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'sHannah Freer, each 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 29, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Hallee Knelsen broke a 41-year old record in the junior girls' 800 metre run, at the Forest City Mustang Invitational, at Western University, on April 26th. 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, winning the race by 12 seconds.
April 25, 2019
STRATHROY, ON. - Their 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.
Tucker and Bradshaw were the top result from the TVRA South-East division, finishing with a record of 3-2.
East Elgin Eagles' boys' doubles team of Matthew Abell and Brian Dyck, Dorchester's Victoria Quance and Kyle Morris and East Elgin's Alyssa Voros and Correy Mantel, all went 1-2.
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).
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.
April 16, 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.
East Elgin Eagles' Matthew Abell and Brian Dyck won boys' doubles title.
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.
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.
March 6, 2019
TORONTO, ON. - Briar McCaw, of Parkside C.I., placed eighth in the under 14 girls' 50-metre fly A final (33.33 seconds), at the OFSAA swimming championships, today at the Pan Am Sports Centre.
McCaw also won the U14 girls' 100-metre I.M. B final, in 1:16.89 (ninth overall).
Seth Walker led the East Elgin Eagles on day two of the provincial two day event. Walker finished 12th, in the 15 years and over boys' 50-metre fly (28.92 sec.), but was disqualified in the 100-metre I.M. final. Walker had a preliminary time of 1:07.65 to advance to the final. Eagles' teammates Lauren Kremers placed 19th, in the U14 girls' 100-metre I.M. (1:20.38), Haileigh Neusteter, 28th, in the 15 year and over girls' 50-metre fly (34.13 sec.) and Haly Broer was 36th, in the open girls' 200-metre I.M. (2:39.44)
St. Joseph's Ram Kayla Keyes placed fifth, in the 15 years and over girls' 50-metre fly B final (13th overall) in 33.25 seconds and 21st, in the 100-metre free (1:08.47).
March 5, 2019
TORONTO, ON. - Lauren Kremers finished fourth, touching the wall in 34.98 seconds, in the under-14 girls (junior) high school 50-metre backstroke final, at the OFSAA swimming championships, today at the Pan Am Sports Centre. The Grade nine student was the East Elgin Eagles' top result on day one of the two day event.
Haley Broer was 22nd, in the open girls' 100-metre backstroke (1:08.47). Brianna Cunningham and Melena Siannas, placed 37th and 43rd, respectively, in the 15 years and over girls' high school 100-metre backstroke. The Eagles' U14 girls' 200-metre medley relay team, with Kremers, was 29th. Cunningham, Siannas, Sarah Smith and Haileigh Neusteter, placed 28th, in the 15 years and over girls' 200-metre medley relay race.
March 4, 2019
AYLMER, ON. - The East Elgin Eagles will have 10 athletes, five individuals in eight events, plus two relay teams, at OFSAA, the provincial high school swimming championships, at the Pan Am Sports Centre, in Toronto, March 5-6th. Seth Walker, Haley Broer and Lauren Kremers, each with two and Bri Cunningham, Melena Siannas and Haileigh Neusteter, all have individual races. The Eagles have teams in both the under-14 and over 15 years girls' 200-metre medley relay races.
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 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 19, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Briar McCaw and Kayla Keyes are returning to OFSAA, while Seth Walker will lead an entire flock of East Elgin Eagles. Highlights were numerous for Elgin County schools at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) swim championships, at Western University. Thirteen individuals from East Elgin, St. Joe's and Parkside and two Eagles' relay teams, advanced from WOSSAA to the provincial high school meet, March 5-6, in Toronto.
November 7, 2018
LONDON, ON. – The East Elgin Eagles are Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) junior football consolation winners. Clarke Shackleton had two touchdowns, one on an interception return, as the East Elgin Eagles torched London Clarke Road, 41-6, in the final, at City Wide Fields. Jaden Vansevenant had a touchdown and kicked a field goal and five converts. Matt Peters also scored an Eagles' TD. The Eagles led 41-0 before Shawn Parkington got Clarke Road on the board with a TD.
November 3, 2018
DUNDAS, ON. - The Owen Pink had the race of his career. The Lord Dorchester runner finished 19th in the junior boys' race, leading the Beavers' team to seventh place while posting the top individual local result, during the OFSAA cross country championships, at Christie Lake Conservation Area.
Following Pink, in a race featuring 276 runners, was Connor Erb, in 61st, Aiden Currah, 115th, Joshua Smith, 122nd and Dilpreet Sandhu, 136th.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen had a tough day. Among the top 30 early in the junior girls' race, Knelsen finished 131st.
October 31, 2018
LONDON, ON. – Jaden Vansevenant scored three touchdowns and booted four extra points as the East Elgin Eagles blanked London Oakridge, 35-0, in a Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) junior football consolation semifinal. Matt Peters had a pair of TDs and Clarke Shackleton, one major.
After opening the season with three losses, the Eagles have now won four consecutive games, including their consolation quarterfinal over Ingersoll.
The Eagles take on the London Clarke Road Trojans, in the TVRA junior consolation final, Wednesday, November 7, at City Wide Fields.
October 25, 2018
ORWELL, ON. – The Lord Dorchester Beavers and St. Joseph's Rams had huge days on the trails and now are heading to the biggest cross country meet of the season. Two teams and two individuals, from St. Thomas-Elgin and Dorchester, are heading to OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, following qualifying performances at WOSSAA, held at the Springwater Conservation Area. The top two teams in each of the six divisions and the fastest five individuals not on the top two teams, qualify for OFSAA, November 3, in
Dundas. Aiden Coles was the runner-up in the midget boys' race, leading St. Joe's to the team title. It's the third consecutive year a Rams team has qualified for OFSAA. Owen Pink finished second and Connor Erb was eighth, to lead Dorchester's junior boys' team to second place, behind London Oakridge. Dorchester's Ashley Legg placed second in the midget girls' race.
East Elgin Eagle junior Hallee Knelsen was third in her race and returns to the provincial meet. As a midget, Knelsen finished 26th last year at OFSAA.
October 17, 2018
WOODSTOCK, ON. – It was not hard to spot members of the Lord Dorchester Beavers or St. Joseph's Rams cross country teams. That is because they were running roughshod among the top 20 in each of the six races, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County championships, at Roth Park. The top four teams in each of the six divisions qualify for the WOSSAA championships, Thursday, October 25th, at Springwater Conservation Area. Any individual runner finishing in the top 20 in their respective race also moves on.
The top two overall boys and girls teams also qualify. By no surprise it was Dorchester and St. Joe's, respectively.
St. Joe's won the midget boys, midget girls and junior girls' team crowns. Dorchester was the junior and senior boys team champions, leaving Strathroy DCI with the senior girls' title.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen (junior girls), Ram Aiden Coles (midget boys) and Beavers Ashley Legg (midget girls) and Owen Pink (junior boys) were race champions.
October 5, 2018
ORWELL, ON. - Aiden and Tristan Coles were one-two, to lead the St. Joseph's Rams' midget boys, to a third team title this cross country season, at the Springwater Invitational, at the Springwater Conservation Area. Harrison Belanger followed the Coles brothers in sixth place, while Joel Bowden placed 16th.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen overcame not feeling well to finish second, behind junior girls' champion, London Aquinas' Victoria Lamb. Fellow Eagle Nathaniel Abell was fifth, in the senior boys' race.
Dorchester's Ashley Legg finished fourth in the midget girls' race, while St. Joe's Cerena Aitken-Guignard was sixth.
September 27, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Aiden and Tristan Coles were one-two, in the midget boys' four kilometre race, at the Springbank cross country meet, leading the St Joseph's Rams to the team title.
Following the Coles brothers, were teammates Harrison Belanger, in 10th and Joel Bowden, 18th. Cerena Aitken-Guignard finished sixth, helping the St. Joseph's midget girls' team place third. Her older sister, Arielle, was 11th, in the junior girls' five kilometre race.
East Elgin Eagle Nathaniel Abell was fifth, in the senior boys' six kilometre race.
Central Elgin Titan Haylee Vlasman had Elgin County's top result for senior girls, finishing 35th, one position ahead of St. Joseph's Mary Claire Haasen.
September 20, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Their attack came from the air, the ground and the foot of Zach Copeland. When the dust cleared from the offensive assault, the Parkside Stampeders had routed the East Elgin Eagles, 38-1, to open the Thames Valley Regional Athletics senior football season, under the lights, at Parkside C.I. In the junior season opener, Logan Taylor had two touchdowns and Brady Lidster had one major, four PATs and a single, as Parkside dumped East Elgin, 35-16.
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.
June 30, 2018
AYLMER, ON. - Meet Aylssa Voros and Brody Claessens, are the East Elgin Eagles' 2018 female and male senior athletes of the year.
June 22, 2018
AYLMER, ON. - Aylssa Voros and Brody Claessens, are the East Elgin Eagles' 2018 female and male senior athletes of the year, while Adam Dekraker and Kayla Voros, are the junior athletes of the year.
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 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.
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 23rd.
April 17, 2018
ST. THOMAS – No one in the conference has been able to figure out how to defeat Lauren Wohlgemut. For the fourth consecutive season, the Lord Dorchester student won a Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East ladies' singles title, this year beating teammate Katie McDonald in the final, at the senior badminton championships, at Parkside Collegiate Institute.
Wohlgemut now owns a pair of TVRA South-East gold medals, from both the senior and junior levels. Fellow champions were: David Henshaw, LDSS, boys' singles; Katie Bradshaw and Ashley Tucker, West Elgin, ladies' doubles; Cooper Van Vlaanderen and Leah Moore, East Elgin, mixed doubles; Brayden Kelner and Rhys Jones, Woodstock CI, boys doubles.
The top four in each of the five divisions, advance to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament, Thursday, in Strathroy.
February 28, 2018
WINDSOR, ON. - Mac Watson won a bronze medal in the junior men’s high school division 50-metre fly, on day two of the OFSAA swimming championships. The Parkside Collegiate Institute athlete adds to his OFSAA medal collection, that includes a silver (50 free) and bronze (100 free) from a year ago. Briar McCaw, also of Parkside, won the B final, finishing ninth overall, in the junior girls’high school division 50-metre back and 15th, in the 50m fly.
Kayla Keyes, of St. Joseph’s high school, placed 16th, in the senior girls’ high school division 100-metre fly and 24th, in the 100m free. Brennan Piche-Leclair, of East Elgin secondary school, placed sixth, in the para men’s 100m free.
February 27, 2018
WINDSOR, ON. - Brennan Piche-LeClair is an OFSAA silver medalist. The 16-year old student at East Elgin Secondary school finished second in the para men’s 50-metre backstroke, at the OFSAA swimming championships. Piche-LeClair set a personal best time touching the wall in 47.78 seconds, lowering his best time from 49.11.
In the para men’s 50-metre free, Piche-LeClair finished sixth. Fellow Eagle Haley Broer was 17th, in the open girls’ 100m back (1:09.8).
Parkside C.I.’s Mac Watson finished fifth, in the junior men’s 50m free (26.86 sec.), just three-tenths of a second off of the podium, while the silver medal was won in 26.29 seconds.
Owen Gillet, of St. Joseph’s high school, was eighth in the para men’s 50m back. The 13-year also finished 17th, in the para men’s 50m free. Gillet's teammate Gabriel Dala, was 26th in the para men’s 50m free, but was disqualified in the para 50m back. In the para women’s 50m free, St. Joe’s Brooklyn Reiter was 26th.
Hailey Demeray, of St. Joe’s high school, placed 17th, in the junior girls’ 50m breaststroke (40.63 sec.).
February 21, 2018
LONDON, ON – The East Elgin Eagles were led by two OFSAA qualifiers, para-athlete Brennan Piche-LeClair and Haley Broer, at the WOSSAA swim championships, at Western University. Both advance to OFSAA, February 27/28, in Windsor. Piche-LeClair set personal bests winning the para mixed 50-metre backstroke (49.11 sec.) and placing second in both 50m free and 100m free. Broer was third in the open girls’ 100-metre back (1:10.48).
February 12, 2018
ST. THOMAS – Special teams and Eric Ronayne, has the Parkside Stampeders moving on in Thames Valley Regional Athletics boys hockey playoffs. Ronayne scored in the fourth round of a shootout, giving the Stampeders a 6-5 win and a two games to none series victory, over the East Elgin Eagles, in the South-East quarterfinal, at Memorial Arena.
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
AYLMER, ON. – The Parkside Stampeders are riding a wave of momentum into the playoffs. Jordan Medeiros scored the lone goal on an early first period power play, as the Stampeders blanked the East Elgin Eagles, 1-0, in game one of their best of three game Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South East boys’ hockey quarter-final, at the East Elgin Community Complex.
Winless in the first half of the regular season, the Stampeders reeled off four in a row, to finish at 4-3-1. Make it now five wins, with Reece Carroll picking up the shutout between the pipes.
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.
January 18, 2018
LONDON, ON. – Haley Broer led the East Elgin Eagles at the final invitational swim meet before the championship season begins in February. Broer finished second in the girls' 100-metre fly, third, in the 100m I.M. and fifth, in the 50m fly, before joining Maggie Zimmer, Brianna Cunningham and Haileigh Neusteter, to place third, in the girls' 200-metre medley relay race, 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.
November 16, 2017
LONDON, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders won the WOSSAA AA senior boys' volleyball bronze medal.
November 16, 2017
AYLMER, ON. – It is sweet redemption over a local rival. Zachary Copeland, Camerin Zimmer and Nathan Uytterlinde, scored touchdowns, as the Parkside Stampeders defeated the East Elgin Eagles, 25-6, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics junior football final, at East Elgin secondary school. The win avenges the Stampeders' lone blemish on their 7-1 overall record, a 20-15 loss, in their season opener, here at East Elgin, September 28.
November 9, 2017
WOODSTOCK, ON. – Just when the Parkside Stampeders appeared to be galloping away, the East Elgin Eagles showed why they were reigning champions. But the Stampeders held on for a 44-39 win, in the Thames Valley District Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East senior girls' basketball final, played at Huron Park secondary school. Callista Tryon scored a game high 21 points for Parkside, Lauren Caraher dropped in nine and Jaylin Wismer, chipped in with six. Alyssa Voros led the Eagles, with 14 points, 10 arriving in the final frame.
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
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
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.
September 28, 2017
LONDON, ON. – Hallee Knelsen finished third, in the midget girls' three kilometre race, at the Banting Invitational cross-country meet, at Springbank Park. The East Elgin secondary school runner had the best result for St. Thomas-Elgin County and Dorchester. Other top results were East Elgn's Nathaniel Abell, fourth, in the senior boys race, St. Joseph's Kyleigh Stubbs, 11th, in the senior girls' race and Lord Dorchester's Connor Erb, 11th, for midget boys.
September 28, 2017
AYLMER, ON. – Drew Foster tossed four touchdown passes, leading the Parkside Stampeders, over the East Elgin Eagles, 26-2, in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) senior football, at East Elgin Secondary school. Foster twice hit Brad Grignard, including a play for 105 yards. Foster also found Ash O'Connor and Rowan Jones, on plays that led to the end zone. The Stampeders successfully converted TD's twice. The Eagles picked up a point on a rouge and a single from a missed field goal.
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.
Nathaniel Abell had the East Elgin Eagles' top result finishing seventh, in the senior boys' 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.
September 19, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Ailah Brown scored a game high 24 points, to lead the Parkside Stampeders, over the East Elgin Eagles, 46-32, in Thames Valley Region Association (TVRA) South East senior girls' basketball, at Parkside C.I. Jaylin Wismer chipped in with eight points for Parkside. Alyssa Voros led the Eagles with 15 points.
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, 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.
May 3, 2017
WOODSTOCK, ON. – Olivia Robinson set a meet record while winning the junior women’s high jump (1.52 metres), to lead the East Elgin Eagles, at the Woodstock Spring Classic track and field meet, hosted at College Avenue secondary school.
Robinson also finished fourth in the 80-metre hurdles (14.6 seconds). Kayla Pallett won the junior women’s long jump (4.42m) and placed third in the 200 metres (28.61 sec.)
Nathaniel Abell placed first in the open men’s 2-km steeplechase (6:48.1) and second in the junior men’s 3000 metres (9:46.28). Kendra Cornelissen had the third best toss in both senior women’s shot put (9.79m) and discus (28.33m) and fourth best in javelin (26.88m). Mikayla Krahn, fourth in the midget women’s 400, Sandi Vanderkooy, fourth in senior women’s long jump and Adam Dekraker, fifth, midget men’s 100-metre hurdles.
April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017
LONDON, ON. – Kayla Pallett had the East Elgin Eagles’ best results landing in second place, for junior girl’s long jump (4.84m), at the Titan track and field meet at RMC. Kendra Cornelissen was third in senior girls’ senior shot put (9.97m) and fourth in discus (30.30). East Elgin's other top five results: Darren Catt, third, junior boys; 100 (12.28 sec.); Nathaniel Abell, third, 1500, fourth, junior boys’ 800; Adam Dekraker, fifth, midget boys’ shot put. The Eagles junior girls’ 4x100-metre relay team finished second. (45.24m).
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 20, 2017
STRATHROY, ON. - No one from Elgin County or Dorchester could break through for an OFSAA berth, at the WOSSAA senior badminton championships. Dorchester's Lauren Wohlgemut and St. Joseph's Jocelyn Delgado, led the way both going 3-2 in woman's singles.
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 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 6, 2017
LONDON, ON. – It wasn't quite rise of the Phoenix, but Central Huron did step up to grab curling supremacy in this region. The Central Huron Phoenix, from Clinton, won both the girls and boys' titles, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) curling championships, hosted by the London Curling Club. In the girls' final, a pair of four point ends carried Central Huron over the East Elgin Eagles, 10-5. On the boys' side, Central Huron won the WOSSAA crown, edging Tillsonburg, on last rock.
March 1, 2017
INGERSOLL, ON. – The East Elgin Eagles came within inches of qualifying two teams for the WOSSAA curling tournament. The Eagles' ladies, undefeated in league action all season, handily iced Woodstock CI, 13-1 in six ends, for the Thames Valley Region Athletic South-East title, at the Ingersoll Curling Club. Leading 3-1 early, the Eagles scored three in the fourth end, two more in the fifth, before finishing off WCI with a five spot in the sixth end. In the boys' final, the Eagles battled the Glendale Gemini, from Tillsonburg, right to the last rock of the eighth and final end. But it was the East champions pulling out a 10-9 win. WOSSAA is Monday, March 6, at the London Curling Club.
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.
December 7, 2016
ST. THOMAS - Kendra Horlick is Ms. Basketball for Thames Valley Regional Athletic South division. Horlick helped the East Elgin Eagles finish first with an undefeated record in the TVRA South Division, win the TVRA South-East AAA/AA playoff title and take home the bronze medal from WOSSAA. Over the season, Horlick averaged 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and five steals per game. Horlick and team-mate Amanda Milmine are TVRA all-stars.
December 6, 2016
ST. THOMAS – Clayton Sturk is Mr. Volleyball, for the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East Division. Sturk helped the Parkside Stampeders win the TVRA South-East senior boys' AAA title and advance to the WOSSAA final. Stark, along with Cooper Van Vlaanderen (East Elgin), Patrick Acres (West Elgin), Nathyn Smeets (St. Joe’s) and Jacob Nevilll (Arthur Voaden), were selected for the TVRA boys' all-star volleyball game.
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 17, 2016
LONDON, ON - An undefeated season came to an end for the East Elgin Eagles, shutout by the Lucas Vikings, 35-0, in the Thames Valley Regional junior football final, at City Wide Fields.
November 15, 2016
AYLMER, ON - That big zero is the number of times the East Elgin Eagles, senior and junior teams combined, lost during the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) campaign. Both completed 12-0 seasons, by winning their respective TVRA South-East final, today, at East Elgin Secondary school. The senior Eagles capped their perfect run, defeating the Parkside Stampeders, 41-23. The junior Eagles duplicated the feat, downing Woodstock C.I, 33-24.
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.
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.