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November 7, 2018

Eagles take TVRA Junior football consolation final

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.

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November 3, 2018

Pink finishes top 20 at OFSAA cross country

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.

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October 31, 2018

Vansevenant leads Eagles in junior football semi

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

Knelsen returns to OFSAA X-C

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.

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October 17, 2018

Beavers, Rams run over the competition at Tri-County X-C

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.

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October 5, 2018

Third cross country team title for Rams' midget boys

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.

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September 27, 2018

Coles lead St. Joes' midget boys X-C to team title

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

Parkside dumps East Elgin in football season openers

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.

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September 20, 2018

Eagles' Orlebar wins Tri-County boys' golf title

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.

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June 22, 2018

East Elgin Eagles' top athletes of the year

AYLMER, ON. - Aylssa Voros and Brody Claessens, are the East Elgin Eagles' female and male senior athletes of the year for 2017/18, while Adam Dekraker and Kayla Voros, are the junior athletes of the year.

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June 8, 2018

Six top 10 performances at day two of OFSAA track and field

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.

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June 7, 2018

Stanat takes OFSAA bronze in shot put with PB

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.

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June 3, 2018

Clark, De Sousa, Stanat, win gold at OFSAA regional track and field

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).

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May 25, 2018

Knelsen leads Eagles capturing double WOSSAA gold

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.

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April 23, 2018

Eagles take TVRA South-East junior title

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.

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April 19, 2018

Tucker and Bradshaw fourth at WOSSAA

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.

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April 18, 2018

Eagles land 11 top four results at TVRA South junior badminton

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.

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April 17, 2018

Van Vlaanderen and Moore win TVRA South-East mixed doubles title

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.

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February 28, 2018

Watson takes OFSAA bronze in 50-metre fly

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

Piche-LeClair wins OFSAA silver in para 50m back

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

Piche-LeClair and Broer qualify for OFSAA swimming

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).

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February 12, 2018

Shootout win moves Parkside into South East semi-finals

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.

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February 8, 2018

Sudden shot of threes carry Eagles over Titans

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.

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February 7, 2018

Medeiros goal lifts Parkside to game one win over Eagles

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.

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February 7, 2018

Watson repeats swimmmg feat winning his three TVRA races

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.

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February 5, 2018

Colter leads Titans over Eagles for second place

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

Broer swims to four top five finishes

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.

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November 16, 2017

Senior Stampeders capture WOSSAA volleyball bronze

LONDON, ON.  -  The Parkside Stampeders won the WOSSAA AA senior boys' volleyball bronze medal.

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November 16, 2017

Stampeders capture Thames Valley junior football title downing Eagles

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. 

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November 9, 2017

Stampeders hang on to dethrone Eagles from South-East perch

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. 

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October 26, 2017

Knelsen qualifies for OFSAA X-C

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.

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October 19, 2017

Knelsen wins Tri-County X-C midget girls' race

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.

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October 12, 2017

Runners test Thames Valley X-C course

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.

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September 28, 2017

Knelsen finishes third in midget girls' race at Springbank

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

Foster throws four TD's as Stamps' win big

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

Cross-country season opens at the fairgrounds

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.

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September 21, 2017

Titans win team title at Tri-County golf

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.

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September 19, 2017

Brown scores 24 in Stamps' opening win over Eagles

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.

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June 2, 2017

Sparenberg spear a silver in javelin

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.

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May 27, 2017

Ten athletes advance to OFSAA

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.

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May 19, 2017

Nine golden moments at WOSSAA track and field

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.

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May 12, 2017

Elgin County stays strong at TVRA track and field

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.

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May 3, 2017

Robinson leads Eagles at Classic

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

Pallett leads Eagles' seven top five results

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

Bradshaw & Tucker  win WOSSAA gold in junior badminton

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.

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April 20, 2017

No qualifiers for OFSAA

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.

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April 19, 2017

Eagles land everywhere at TVRA South-East junior badminton

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.

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April 13, 2017

Wildcats take two South Division junior doubles titles

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.

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April 12, 2017

Eagles send six to WOSSAA badminton

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.

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April 10, 2017

Eagles dominate TVRA South senior badminton

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

Phoenix rise to shoot down the Eagles

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.

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March 1, 2017

Lady Eagles ice WCI for TVRA S-E curling crown

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.

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February 14, 2017

East sweeps South in hoops semi-finals

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.

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December 7, 2016

Horlick named Ms. Basketball for the South

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

Van Vlaanderen selected for volleyball all-star game

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

Seven WOSSAA medals for local schools

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

Vikings blank Eagles in TVRA Junior football final

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.

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November 15, 2016

Eagles' senior and junior teams finish seasons perfect

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.

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November 10, 2016

Eagles soar in to South-East senior girls' final

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.

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October, 19, 2016

Injured toe fails to slow Dorchester boys

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.

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