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April 24, 2018

Express U13 girls can't buy a win at provincials

WATERLOO, ON. - The St. Thomas Express failed to win a best of three match in seven outings, at the Ontario Volleyball Association provincial under-13 girls championships. Their tournament ended today with a loss to the Ottawa Fusion, 25-11, 25-22.



April 21, 2018

Ride ends in provincial quarters for U14 girls

WATERLOO, ON. - A solid run by the St. Thomas Express was stopped by the Ancaster Lions Black, in the Ontario Volleyball Association provincial 14U girls championships.
Ancaster won a best of three game quarterfinal, 25-22, 25-22. The Express were 6-0 in matches heading into the quarterfinals.



April 20, 2018

Express undefeated at OVA 14U girls provincials

WATERLOO, ON. - The St. Thomas Express remain undefeated after six matches, at the Ontario Volleyball Association provincial championships, at RIM Park. St. Thomas defeated Stratford, (25-19, 25-23) Milton Edge (25-11, 20-15, 15-16) and London Sharks Great White (25-18, 16-25, 15-8) today, in the power pools round. On day one Thursday during preliminary play, the Express dropped Waterloo (25-8, 17-25, 15-7), Niagara Rapids (25-15, 11-25, 15-12) and Sarnia Twin Bridges Thunder (25-11, 19-25, 15-7). The Express take on the Northern Chill, from Sudbury, in the round of 16.



April 8, 2018

Express U14 boys win gold at OVA provincials

WATERLOO, ON. - It was a gold medal for the St. Thomas Express in the Division Two Tier Two, at the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) provincial championships, at RIM Park. The Express defeated the Oakville Thunder, 25-23, 25-17, in the final. In the second game, St. Thomas trailed 10-0 and 12-3, before rallying to victory. As well, the U15 girls won a bronze medal in division five.

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April 6, 2018

Express set for OVA provincial debut

ST. THOMAS –  The St. Thomas Express is set for their first appearance at the Ontario Volleyball Association provincial championships, at RIM Park, in Waterloo.
The Express’ under-15 girls have advanced to the Division five tier 2 semifinals, against the Chatham Ballhawks. Meanwhile, the U14 boys take to the court, for a Division 2 tier 1 quarterfinal versus Pegasus. The U13 and U14 girls, have their OVA provincials, April 20-22. Known as Spikes St. Thomas since 2011, the club went through a rebrand in 2017, creating a name and logo that reflects the railway heritage of St. Thomas.

                                U15 girls schedule / Results                                                         U14 boys schedule / Results

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January 7, 2018

Express U15 and U14 teams have solid tournaments

ST. THOMAS -  Both the St. Thomas Express under-14 and U15 girls' volleyball teams had successful one day tournaments, at Supreme Courts. Today, St. Thomas went 8-2, falling only to the Chatham Ballhawks, in the second U14 tournament of the Supreme Sunday Series. On Saturday, the U15 girls compiled a 10-2 record, including defeating the Kitchener Tigers and London Sharks.



December 2, 2017

All Shenanigans at Express co-ed volleyball tourney

ST. THOMAS -  It was all Shenanigans at the inaugural St. Thomas Express volleyball club co-ed tournament, at Parkside Collegiate Institute. Shenanigans went undefeated winning the 16-team volleyball tournament, defeating Burgermeister, in the gold medal final. Tinsel Tips took the bronze medal. A fund-raiser for the club, the event featured a raffle table, with donations from local businesses. The St. Thomas Express VC, formerly known as Spikes, offers grass roots, house league and competitive volleyball programs.


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 10, 2017

Parkside wins volleyball thriller over Central Elgin

ST. THOMAS –  Thanks to a thrilling five game win in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics senior boys volleyball final, the Parkside Stampeders are returning to WOSSAA. Parkside edged the Central Elgin Titans, three games to two, in the championship match, played at Parkside CI, November 9. The Stampeders took the first two games, before the Titans grabbed the momentum for two victories of their own. An incredible solo effort in the fifth and deciding game, lifted the Stampeders to a spot at WOSSAA AA November 16, at South Collegiate Institute, in London.  

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October 28, 2017

Parkside wins CECI volleyball tourney

ST. THOMAS –  The Parkside Stampeders ran the table by not dropping one game (10-0), on their way to winning the Central Elgin Titans' senior boys volleyball tournament. Parkside beat London South, in the final, two games to none, with Nick Sturk named the Stampeders' player of the game. The Stampeders have a match record of 7-0, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South division. Playoffs begin November 2. 

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February 23, 2017

Wildcats bring home WOSSAA volleyball silver

ST. MARYS, ON. –  They are returning home with silver. The West Elgin Wildcats met a more talented team in the WOSSAA ‘A’ senior girls’ volleyball final, named the St. Marys Salukis. The host team won the gold medal and advances to OFSAA, following a three game sweep of the Wildcats, 25-8, 25-10, 25-17.

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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.