December 14, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The top junior boys and girls elementary volleyball teams were determined at TVDSB regional tournaments for St. Thomas and Elgin County. The Dunwich-Dutton Dynamos won both the boys and girls' C titles. The John Wise Jaguars are the girls' B champions and boys consolation finalists. Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs won the boys' A title. South Dorchester's boys went undefeated through the B round robin and semifinals but lost in the final.
November 30, 2018
LONDON, ON. - The Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs brought home silver in both boys and girls' volleyball at the TVDSV Valley finals. The Mustang boys lost a pair of close games to Lambeth, 25-20, 26-24, in the AAA final, at Oakridge Secondary school. The Lady Mustangs were edged by Kensall Park in the AAA final, at Lucas Secondary school.
Kensall Park also defeated the Trudeau Voyageurs during the semifinals. Trudeau won the bronze medal match defeating Gabriel Dumont, two games to none. Also in boys' AAA action, the Southwold Cougars were eliminated after pool play. Both the New Sarum Huskies and West Nissouri Wildfire, out of Thorndale, didn't advance from pool play, at the girls' A tournament. The Rodney Aldborough Bobcats were representing the SouthWest region in the boys' A division.
November 26, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs (AA) and Aldborough Bobcats (A) are TVDSB Southwest regional boys volleyball champions. The Mustangs defeated the Southwold Cougars, 25-16, 25-8, in the AA final. Aldborough set aside the Callwood Cobras, 25-20, 25-7, in the A final. Southwold took the wild card game, beating Callwood, 25-8, 25-15. Mitchell Hepburn, Aldborough and Southwold advance to the Valley championships, Friday, at various locations in London. In girls' action, Mitchell Hepburn, P.E. Trudeau and New Sarum are heading to Valleys.
November 22, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Winning their respective TVDSB Southwest regional girls' volleyball semifinals were the Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs (AA) and New Sarum Huskies (A).
October 16, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Losing both of her shoes didn't slow Hailey Smith. The Northdale Central runner finished second in the senior girls' race, at the Thames Valley District School Board elementary cross country Valley championships, at Fanshawe Conservation Area. Smith lost a shoe about a third of the way into the two and half kilometre race. Then she discarded her other shoe.
Northdale Central's Hannah McIntyre won the open girls' race, Southwold's Andrew Monteith is the senior boys champion and Ethan Atkinson, out of Aylmer Immanual Christian, crossed the finish first in bantam boys.
October 2, 2018
AYLMER, ON. - The Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs captured four divisions, while the Summer's Corners Sabres, Southwold Cougars, Kettle Creek and Immanuel Christian, each had two race champions, at the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) elementary school South-West regional cross country meet, at Steen Park. Mitchell Hepburn took the junior boys, junior girls, bantam girls and open girls' team titles.
Drew Bate (novice boys) and Kade Kewley (junior girls) won races for Kettle Creek, Ethan Atkinson (bantam boys) and Elaina Kroondyk (novice girls), for Immanuel Christian, Danica Kidder (senior girls) and Andrew Monteith (senior boys), for Southwold and Calvin Austen (open boys) and Shelby Laidlaw (open girls) for Summer's Corners.
September 28, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The best in Thames Valley District School Board
Elgin County elementary school boys and girls soccer occurred during tournaments at Athletic Park.
The Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs won both the AA senior girls and junior boys' gold medals, beating the Trudeau Voyageurs in both games. The Mustangs lost to Summer's Corners, in the senior boys' final.
Elgin Court defeated Kettle Creek, in the A senior boys' title game, while Kettle Creek won the A senior girls' gold defeating New Sarum. The Southwold Cougars won a marathon penalty kicks session, edging Trudeau, 1-0, in the AA senior girls' final.
June 12, 2018
LONDON, ON. - The London Westmount Wolves won the rematch. Four runs in the fourth inning proved the difference, as the Wolves doubled up on the Summers' Corners Sabres, 8-4, in the TVDSB girls' slo-pitch final, at Stronach Park. The win avenges a loss to Summers' Corners, in the final a year ago.
June 11, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Hannah McIntyre, Lily Ryder and Izzy Van Loon, wrapped up their track and field seasons in golden style. Each won two events, at the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) elementary track and field final meet, at TD Stadium, June 5.
May 28, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The Summers' Corner Sabres are again champions. The Sabres successfully defended their Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) Elgin County girl's slo-pitch crown, defeating Port Stanley in the final, at the Tarry Complex. Summers' Corner won their pool, with a 3-0 record, before eliminating the Dutton-Dunwich Dynamos in the semifinals.
Both Port Stanley and Summers' Corners, advance to the TVDSB Valley championship, at Stronach Park, June 12.
May 24, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The Southwold Cougars are the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) Elgin County boys' slo-pitch champions. Southwold went 7-0 in the playoff tournament, including routing the Dutton Dynamos, 11-2, in the final, at the Tarry Complex.
May 22, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Athletes from Locke's, Callwood, Forest Park, Mitchell Hepburn, Elgin Court, Trudeau, John Wise, Port Stanley, and Southwold schools, competed at the Thames Valley District School Board South regional track and field championships, at Parkside CI. The top two in each event (except high jump, just the winner) advance to the Final meet, June 5, at TD Stadium, in London.
May 7, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Junior boys' high jump was one of the events at the St. Anne's track and field day, at St. Joe's high school. Jeryn Sutton won the event. The top three in each event, advance to the final meet, May 30, at TD Stadium.
April 30, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The Trudeau Voyaguers had the first meet of the elementary school track and field season, today at Parkside CI. Qualifiers move on to the regional meet, Tuesday May 22, back at Parkside. The top athletes at regionals, advance to the TVDSB final meet, June 5, at TD Stadium, in London. Top individual performances included, Quinn Vindasius winning the junior boys' 80, 400 and 800 metre races and placing third in high jump and Bryce Hampton winning the junior boys' ball throw and long jump, placing third in the 80 metres and fifth, in the 400.
April 26, 2018
LONDON, ON. - The Locke's Lions, John Wise Jaguars and Davenport Eagles, are forces on the mat. The trio of Elgin County schools pinned down a double digit amount of gold and silver medals, at the Thames Valley District School Board Harry Geris wrestling festival, at the Carling Heights Community Centre.
April 23,, 2018
ST. THOMAS – Julie Boyko had a successful 24 hour period on the wrestling mat. First, the Grade eight student at Elgin Court public school, won the girls’ 54-kilogram class, at a elementary meet hosted by Sherwood Fox school in London, on April 20. Next day, Boyko was in Brampton, making her debut at the Ontario Wrestling Association championships, bringing home silver in the bantam division.
March 22, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Monsignor Morrison finished with a 3-1 record, good for second place, at the London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) junior hockey tournament.
After an opening 4-0 loss, Morrison had wins of 9-1, 6-3 and 3-1.
March 3, 2018
LONDON, ON. - The Summers' Corners Sabres are golden again. Led by 16 points from both Joslynn Henderson and Julie Nagelhout, the Sabres repeated as Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) elementary AAA girls’ basketball champions, dumping Princess Anne, 46-11, in the championship final, at Westminster high school. Summers' Corners jumped out to a 14-2 lead, but the game remained close at half-time, with an 18-8 score. A Sabres’ 16-0 run, to start the second half, killed Princess Anne.
March 3, 2018
LONDON, ON - The Forest Park Firebirds ended the season with a victory. It was not a medal, but Forest Park brought home the won the consolation title from the TVDSB elementary AA boys’ basketball finals, defeating the Tillsonburg Southridge Royals, 39-22. The Firebirds went 2-1 at the ‘Valley’ championships, a week after capturing the SouthWest regional ‘A’ title, defeating Elgin Court in the final.
March 2, 2018
LONDON, ON - Six Elgin County schools are competing at the TVDSB elementary basketball finals today and Saturday, at various locations. The Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs take on London Princess Anne, in a girls' AAA semifinal Saturday. The Mustangs are 2-0, including defeating Parkview, 27-19, in their opener. The Summer's Corners Sabres are also 2-0 and face London Northridge in their girls' AAA semifinal. The June Callwood Cobras face London Lord Roberts in the AA consolation final. On the boys' side, the Forest Park Firebirds were edged 32-28 by London Sherwood Fox, in their AA opener, but regrouped to defeat Woodstock Roch Carrier, 30-28. Forest Park plays Tillsonburg Southridge, in the consolation final. In AAA action, the Southwold Cougars and Locke's Lions, both lost their first two games and were eliminated.
February 28, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Six schools from Elgin County will be going for gold, at the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) final tournament for basketball. At the 'Valleys', for girls, in AA action, the June Rose Callwood Cobras and AAA action, the Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs and Summer's Corners Sabres. On the boys' side, in AA, the Forest Park Firebirds and AAA, Locke's Lions and Southwold Cougars.
February 22, 2018
ST. THOMAS – It will forever be remembered as ‘the shot’ in Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs’ sports lore. Lily Ryder hitting a basket with no time remaining, to send the Thames Valley District School Board South-West girls’ AA basketball final into overtime, where the Mustangs pull out a 30-28 win over the Summers' Corners Sabres. Down 26-24, after the Sabres scored with 11.3 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Ryder had the ball along the sidelines, opposite the team benches just inside the Sabres' defensive zone. Mitchell Hepburn advances to the TVDSB final tournament, Saturday, March 3. The June Rose Cobras beat New Sarum, in the SouthWest girls’ ‘A’ final. In boys’ action, the Southwold Cougars won the SouthWest AA title, with a buzzer beating shot of their own, to edge the Lockes’ Lions. The ‘A’ final featured Forest Park taking on Elgin Court.
February 21, 2018
ST. THOMAS – The Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs will meet Summer's Corners Sabres, in the Thames Valley District School Board South-West AA girl's basketball final.
The Mustangs held off the John Wise Cougars, 20-14, while the Sabres slayed Port Stanley, 30-22, in the AA semifinals.
February 19, 2018
ST. THOMAS – Bonhomme, the king of the Quebec winter carnival, was in St. Thomas the week of February 11, visiting carnivals at several schools, including the Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs.
December 4, 2017
LONDON, ON. – Four St. Thomas-Elgin County and Thames Centre schools brought home medals, from the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) volleyball championships, on December 2. Summers' Corners won the girls' AAA gold medal, defeating London Northridge, in the final. In AAA boys, the Southwold Cougars brought home the silver medal, after falling to London Jack Chambers, 25-10, 25-15, in the final. Mitchell Hepburn didn't advance from pool play. At the girls' AA tournament, the Locke's Lions went 5-1 in pool play, but lost both their semi-final and the bronze medal match, to finish fourth. London White Oaks took the bronze, squeaking out a pair of wins over the Lions, 26-24, 25-22. Over in A girls' action, the New Sarum Huskies won bronze, defeating Emily Stowe, out of Norwich, 25-22, 12-25, 16-14. At the boys' one A tournament, the West Nissouri Wildfire, out of Thorndale, took home the bronze, taking care of Woodstock Southside, 25-23, 20-25, 15-11. The Sparta Stingers were unable to advance from their pool.
December 2, 2017
LONDON, ON. – The emotions were much different for the Summers' Corners Sabres this time around. Summers' Corners captured the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) AAA girls' volleyball title, defeating London Northridge, 12-25, 25-17, 15-9, in the final. The Sabres cruised through pool play with a 6-0 record, before taking their semi-final handily, against London Jack Chambers, 25-9, 25-12. A year ago, Summers' Corners had to settle for silver, falling to London Westmount.
November 27, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Both the New Sarum Huskies and Summers' Corners Sabres, are heading to the final day. The Huskies and Sabres won their respective Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) South-West regional elementary girls' volleyball final, at Locke's school. Both teams advance to the TVDSB championship day, Saturday, December 2, at various locations in London.
In the 1A final, New Sarum took the third and decisive game, 15-11, winning a back and forth match over the Locke's Lions, two games to one. Summers' Corners captured the AA title, sweeping the Port Stanley Phantoms, 26-24, 25-16. Locke's won the girls' wild card match over Port Stanley, earning their berth to the final day.
For the boys, Southwold (AA champ), Sparta (A winner) and Mitchell Hepburn (wild card), are the region's representatives.
November 24, 2017
ST. THOMAS - The The best elementary volleyball schools in Elgin County will play for championships on Monday, November 27.
The Thames Valley District School Board South-West regional finals for boys and girls A and AA take court, at locations yet to be announced.
In the AA boys' semi-finals, Mitchell Hepburn defeated Locke's and Southwold took care of Summers' Corners.
On the girls' side, Summer's Corners eliminated John Wise and Port Stanley spiked Mitchell Hepburn. In A girls' action, the New Sarum Huskies won their best of three semi-final, over June Rose, two games to one. However, the Huskies' boys fell to Sparta, in straight sets. The regional champions, plus wild card winners, advance to the TVDSB final day, Saturday, December 2.
November 23, 2017
DORCHESTER - The Northdale Central Knights are heading to the final day. The Knights earned their spot at the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) elementary school girls’ volleyball championships, following a two game sweep of London Tweedsmuir, in a wild card game, at Northdale Central.
“Our Knights played great three-touch pass-set-attack volleyball,” coach Jeremie Roselle said. “They maintained their focus and positive momentum for the entire two sets. The consistency of their serving really helped as well.”
The TVDSB finals go Saturday, November 2, at various locations. The Knights were the runner-up at the TVDSB AA East regional girls’ volleyball championships, held at Gabriel Dumont secondary school, November 22. The host team won took the East title, defeating Northdale Central, two games to none in the final. Northdale Central placed second in their pool, before eliminating London Pearson, in the semi-finals, 21-25, 25-9, 15-6.
The West Nissouri Wildfire boys have also qualified for the TVDSB final day.
November 21, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Both the Locke's Lions and Southwold Cougars have spots in the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) SouthWest regional boys' volleyball semi-finals.
Locke's defeated the John Wise Jaguars, 25-16, 25-13, while Southwold downed Port Stanley, 25-18, 25-19, in quarter-final action, at Locke's elementary school.
November 17, 2017
ST. THOMAS – It was a tune-up for upcoming Thames Valley District School Board volleyball playoffs. The Port Stanley girls and Southwold boys, were champions, at the Central Elgin Titans' elementary school tournament. Mitchell Hepburn's girls and Port Stanley's boys, were the finalists. The TVDSB playoffs start Tuesday, November 21, 17.
November 14, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The Locke's Lions finished the TVDSB boys' volleyball regular season, at 5-0, following a two games to one match win, over the Southwold Cougars, at Locke's elementary school. The Elgin County playoffs start Tuesday November 21, with quarter-finals. Prior to post season action, Locke's and several other local schools, will be competing in a tournament, with both boys and girls' divisions, at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute, Friday, November 17.
October 17, 2017
LONDON, ON – The Northdale Central Knights had quite a showing at the final meet of their cross country season. The Dorchester school won the intermediate boys' team title, placed second in three additional divisions (junior boys, bantam boys, senior boys) and had two race winners, at the Thames Valley District School Board elementary championships, at Fanshawe Conservation Area.
October 3, 2017
AYLMER, ON – The Davenport, Sparta and Southwold schools, each had two race champions, at the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) elementary South-West Elgin regional cross-country meet, at Steen Park. Davenport's Reid Lester (senior boys) and Mikaela Moyer (open girls), Sparta's Mason Basson (open boys) and Kade Kewley (bantam girls) and Southwold's Christine Annett (senior girls) and Danica Kidder (intermediate girls), each won their respective race. Other winners included McGregor's Chace Stokley (bantam boys), Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Quinn Vindasius (junior boys), Elgin Court's Dylan Oprenchok (intermediate boys) and Mitchell Hepburn's Isabella Van Loon (junior girls). Mitchell Hepburn won the open boys, senior girls and intermediate girls' team titles. South Dorchester took the junior girls and novice girls' divisions. Area.
September 28, 2017
ST. THOMAS - Mason Basson finally found the back of the net following 10 rounds of penalty kicks, lifting the Sparta Stingers over the Elgin Court Coyotes, 2-1, in the Thames Valley District School Board Elgin regional boys' 'A' soccer final, September 26, at Athletic park. Elgin Court led 1-0, until less than a minute remaining in regulation, when Brady Lidster tied the game, re-directing a pass from Basson. During penalty kicks, both teams scored on their first attempt, Basson for Sparta, before the next 16 shooters failed to score. The Stingers went undefeated in pool play, before defeating New Sarum, in the semi-finals. Sparta has won the 'A' title for three consecutive seasons, upending Elgin Court in the final each time.
September 28, 2017
DUTTON, ON. - Ashley McCallum had the decisive kick, while keeper Ella Marleitner stopped all five shots faced, as the Dunwich-Dutton Dynamos, blanked New Sarum, 1-0, winning in a shootout, to take the TVDSB Elgin regional senior girls’ ‘A’ soccer title. The Dynamos had two wins and a tie, in pool play, before winning their semi-final, 4-3, over John Wise, after trailing 3-0.
September 27, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The Locke's Lions ran the table winning the Thames Valley District School Board Elgin regional boys' AA soccer championship, at Athletic park. Locke's blanked Summers' Corners, 2-0, in the final, after dumping Port Stanley, 4-1, in their semi-final.
During pool play, the Lions defeated Mitchell Hepburn, 2-1, Southwold, 3-1 and Port Stanley, 1-0. Locke's coaches gave special mention to Montel Soeuth, for great goal-keeping, Will Kervin and Jack Beirnes-Daniels, excellent defensive play, Adam Longlade, awesome goal kicks and J Flores, controlling mid field. Ethan Arnold led the Lions in scoring.
In the girls' AA final, Port Stanley shutout Mitchell Hepburn, 2-0. Port went 2-1 in pool play, before silencing Summer’s Corners, 2-0, in a semi-final.
June 14, 2017
LONDON, ON – Brendan Mahood, Andrew Muir and Ben Langstaff, hit home runs as the Dorchester Northdale Central Knights slayed London Jack Chambers, 11-3, in the boys slo-pitch final for the Thames Valley District School Board, held at Stronach Park. Tied at two after three innings, the Knights broke the game open with a seven run fourth inning. Northdale Central completes an undefeated 2017 season. On the girls' side, Aylmer Summer's Corners are the champions. St. Thomas Locke's Lions took the consolation final..
June 10, 2017
LONDON, ON – Dozens of athletes from the St. Thomas - Elgin County and Dorchester - Thames Centre schools, placed in the top eight at Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) elementary final track and field meet, June 6, at TD Stadium. Alexis Stanat, of Mitchell Hepburn, set a new meet record in junior girls' softball throw, with a toss of 38.93 metres, breaking her sister Lexi’s record of 38.30 metres, set just last year.
June 5, 2017
LONDON, ON – Dorchester St. David (Wildcats) and West Lorne St. Mary's (Falcons) elementary schools were division winners, at the London District Catholic School Board Hans Janssen Memorial track and field meet, held May 29-June 1, at TD Stadium. St David won the B division, while St. Mary's took the C division title. St. Catherine Siena, located in London, was the A division champion.
May 25, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The Summers' Corners Sabres are the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) Elgin County girls' softball champions. Bailee Smith delivered the knockout hit, smacking a grand slam in the sixth inning, as the Sabres beat the Locke's Lions, 12-7, in the final, at the Tarry Complex. The Sabres move on to the TVDSB final tournament next month. Summers' Corners completes a sweep of the Elgin County titles, as their boys won on Tuesday. Davenport reached the final of the boys' double knockout tournament undefeated. But in an all Aylmer final, the Sabres won twice, including a nine inning marathon in game two, that stretched an extra four innings.
April 28, 2017
LONDON, ON – The Locke's Lions have five wrestling champions. Aya Zebian, Will Kervin, Joel Bowden, Brandon Morphy and Adam Longlade, won their respective weight divisions at the Harry Geris wrestling championships.
March 4, 2017
LONDON, ON. – The Summer's
Corners Sabres won basketball gold, at the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB)
elementary girl's AAA final tournament.
The Sabres defeated Mitchell Hepburn, 38-12, in the final.
The John Wise Jaguars lost in the AA boys' bronze medal game, while the Forest Park Firebirds won the AA boys' consolation final.
December 10, 2016
LONDON, ON. – The John Wise
Jaguars made the final at the Thames Valley District School Board boys’ AAA
volleyball tournament, losing the best of three game match, to London White
Oaks, 25-13, 25-12.
The Jaguars finished pool play, tied for first place and advanced on a
tie-breaker, before eliminating Woodstock Algonquin in the semi-finals.
John Wise qualified for the final tournament, by winning the Southwest (St. Thomas) regional. The Jaguars were also the champs at the Central Elgin Titan elementary school tournament.
For AAA girls, the Summers’ Corners Sabres took home the silver medal, losing to London Westmont, in the final. Summers' Corners was undefeated this season until meeting Westmount.
The Callwood Cobras edged Antler River, 25-19, 17-25, 15-13, for the bronze medal in girls' A final.
Both the Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs (AAA) and Southwold Cougars (AA), missed advancing from their respective pools.
October 18, 2016
LONDON, ON – Christine Annett, Mason Basson and Natalie Krijnen won races, at the Thames Valley District School Board elementary school cross country finals.