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December 17, 2018

Consolation title for Junior Beavers

CHATHAM, ON. - The Dorchester Beavers were consolation winners at a junior boys' basketball tournament held at Ursuline College. Dorchester beat Kingsville, 51-44, carried to victory thanks to 10 three-pointers. Charlie Quance and Owen Pink both had 21 points.



December 11, 2018

Pink dominate in junior Beavers' hoops win

WOODSTOCK, ON. - Owen Pink poured in 24 points to lead the Dorchester Beavers over the hosting College Avenue Knights, 62-54, in TVRA junior boys basketball. The three ball also carried the Beavers, draining seven of their eight in the first half. Andrew Muir had 12 points for the Beavers.
Dorchester's senior boys were dropped 69-35 by the host team. Garrett Snyders led the Beavers with 14 points.



December 6, 2018

Beaver basketball splits with Huron Park

WOODSTOCK, ON. - Owen Pink led all scorers with 22 points, carrying the Dorchester Beavers to a 42-35 win against the Huron Park Huskies, in TVRA junior boys' basketball, at Huron Park secondary school. The Beavers drained seven three-pointers in the win. In senior action, Huron Park got by the Beavers, 50-43. Charlie Quance had 14 points for Dorchester. Both Dorchester teams are now 2-2.



December 1, 2018

Three Beavers in Captains - Veterans game

DORCHESTER - Dorchester Beavers guard Sarena Beaudry and Leaha Johnston, along with forward Ruby Sebinagana, were part of the County team, for the Captains and Veterans senior girls' basketball game, at Woodstock Collegiate, on November 29th. The game featured players from the TVRA East Division.



November 29, 2018

Early deficits doom Dorchester's hoops teams

DORCHESTER - Early deficits doomed both of the Lord Dorchester Beavers' junior and senior boys' basketball teams against Woodstock C.I., in Thames Valley Regional Athletics action.
The senior Beavers trailed by 26 points before pulling themselves back to within eight points, but fell 74-60. Owen Pink and Garrett Snyders led LDSS with 16 and 15 points, respectively.
In the junior tilt, the Beavers only found eight points in the first half, before discovering 28 second half points, in a 40-36 defeat. Johnny Ledgeley and Owen Pink had nine and eights, respectively.



November 27, 2018

Beavers' open with wins on the hard court

DORCHESTER - Lord Dorchester Beavers' basketball opened their Thames Valley Regional Athletics season by defeating Ingersoll in both the junior and senior games. Garrett Snyders scored 27 points, leading the Beavers to a 59-44 win in senior action. Maaz Iqbal chipped in with 10 points. The Beavers hit 11 triples in the game. In the junior match-up, Owen Pink dropped 28 points as the Beavers dumped Ingersoll, 55-38. Charlie Quas the Ironman award after playing in both of the Beavers' games.


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 an event featuring 276 runners, was Connor Erb, in 61st, Aiden Currah, 115th, Joshua Smith, 122nd and Dilpreet Sandhu, 136th.
Dorchester's Ashley Legg placed 39th in the midget girls' race.
The St. Joseph's Rams midget boys' team was eighth, led by Aiden Coles, finishing 52nd, in the race with 268 participants. Tristan Coles was 63rd, James Hill, 93rd and Harrison Belanger, 119th.

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October 30, 2018

Beavers to TVRA South-East A senior hoops final

DORCHESTER - The Dorchester Beavers defeated both the West Elgin Wildcats and Voaden Vikings, to advance to the TVRA South-East A senior girls' basketball final.
Sarena Beaudry had 11 points in the Beavers' 41-9 win over West Elgin, in their semifinal. Victoria Quance put away 11 points while Ruby Sebinagana had 10 points to lead the Beavers over the Vikings, 52-19. Dorchester takes on Woodstock C.I. in the final, with the winner going to WOSSAA.

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October 25, 2018

St. Joe's and Dorchester run teams to OFSAA

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 18, 2018

Parkside wins third consecutive TVRA field hockey title

LONDON, ON. -  The reigning champions gave a lesson to the new kids on the block on how to remain the number one team. Renee Lammiman led the way scoring a hat trick, as the Parkside Stampeders won their third consecutive Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) field hockey title, defeating the Lord Dorchester Beavers, 9-0, in the final, at City Wide Fields. Parkside completes an undefeated run through TVRA, including shutting out the Strathroy Saints, 3-0, in their semifinal. The Stampeders advance to the WOSSAA game, against the Huron-Perth champion, Thursday at City Wide.

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October 11, 2018

Pink leads LDSS junior boys at Widder Station X-C

THEDFORD, ON. - Owen Pink finished third, followed by Connor Erb in sixth place, to lead the Lord Dorchester Beavers to the junior boys' team title, at the Widder Station cross country meet.
Dilpreet Sandhu placed 12th, Aidan Currah, 13th and Joshua Smith, 14th, rounding out Dorchester's top five runners, in the five kilometre race.
The St. Joseph's Rams didn't have the Coles brothers running, but that didn't prevent their midget boys from a fourth team title of the season. Harrison Belanger led the Rams finishing third, followed by James Hill, in 11th, Joel Bowden, 12th and Carson Bonnett, 34th.
Parkside Stampeders' Brent Hagerty and Mason Basson, were second and fourth, respectively, in the midget boys' four kilometre race. Dorchester's Ashley Legg was third in the midget girls' race, while Colson Erb led Dorchester in the senior boys' race finishing sixth. St. Joseph's Cerena Aitken-Guignard and Ashley Betencourt, placed eighth and 10th, respectively. Cerena's older sister, Arielle, placed seventh, in the junior girls' race. Diego Alban Gasca, from St. Joe's, was fifth, in the para race.



October 11, 2018

Stampeders look beyond after clinching top spot in TVRA

LONDON, ON. -  The Parkside Stampeders will be the top team heading into playoffs. Wins over both the Medway Cowboys and Dorchester Beavers clinched first place in Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) field hockey, at City Wide Fields. Renee Lammiman, Savannah Williams and Grace Clinton scored, as Parkside blanked long time rivals Medway, 3-0. Lammiman, with two goals, Kendra Hulst and Grace Shackelton found the inside of the net, downing Dorchester 4-1. The Stampeders aim to get past WOSSAA and advance to OFSAA for the first time since 2014.
Dorchester will finish third in TVRA behind second place Medway.

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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 20, 2018

Dorchester and St. Joe's win team titles at X-C festival

DORCHESTER - The Dorchester Beavers' junior boys team thrilled their fans on home turf. Led by Owen Pink, Connor Erb, Joshua Smith and Evan Gillies, Dorchester won the team title, at the Fairground cross country festival, the opening meet of the running season. Pink crossed the finish line third, completing the four kilometre route in 14:05, followed by Erb in sixth (14:41), Smith, 12th (14:44) and Gillies, 17th (15:10).
Aiden and Tristan Coles, finished second and third, respectively, leading the St. Joseph's Rams to first place in the midget boys' division.

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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

Lord Dorchester Beavers' top athletes of the year

DORCHESTER - Lauren Gellner and Aaron Huizenga, are Lord Dorchester Beavers' female and male senior athletes of the year for 2017/18, while Leaha Johnston and Garrett Snyders, are the female and male 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 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 31, 2018

Shorthanded but not short of heart as Beavers win WOSSAA soccer

LONDON, ON. -  Lauren Gellner and Hannah Vickers scored as Dorchester edged the London Christian Pioneers, 2-1, in the WOSSAA 1A girls' gold medal game, at Windemere Field. The Beavers didn't let missing a few players because of the school's prom later in the day, prevent them from earning a berth at OFSAA. Three players delayed prom appointments so they could help teammates achieve their OFSAA goal. The Beavers' boys were blanked 1-0 by Holy Cross, in their final: LDSS boys lose WOSSAA gold game

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May 28, 2018

Both Dorchester teams advance to WOSSAA soccer

ST. THOMAS -  The Parkside Stampeders return to WOSSAA with eyes on a fourth consecutive appearance at OFSAA. The Dorchester Beaver girls' team return to WOSSAA facing the same challenge as a year ago, while the boys head to WOSSAA for the first time this decade. All three of these teams won their respective Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East soccer finals, at Athletic Park.

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May 25, 2018

De Sousa leads Titans 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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May 18, 2018

Dorchester wins 1A team titles at TVRA track and field

LONDON, ON. -  The Lord Dorchester Beavers are the men's and women's 1A overall team champions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) track and field championships, at TD Stadium. The top 10 in each event, advance to the WOSSAA meet, back at TD Stadium, May 24/25.


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May 18, 2018

Pink and Smith double gold at TVRA

LONDON, ON. -  Dorchester's Owen Pink, in the midget men's 1500 and 3000 metres and Nolan Smith, in midget men's long and triple jumps, both won their first career gold medals, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) track and field championships, at TD Stadium.

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May 16, 2018

Beavers, Eagles, Titans, golden at TVRA track and field

LONDON, ON. -  Two athletes each, from the Dorchester Beavers, East Elgin Eagles and Central Elgin Titans, won events, on day one of the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) track and field championships, at TD Stadium. Winning gold were Dorchester's Owen Pink (midget men's 1500 metres - 4:30.72) and Nolan Smith (midget men's long jump (5.68 metre); Central Elgin's Tayah De Sousa (midget women's 80-metre hurdles - 12.89 seconds) and Hannah Onyema (midget women's shot put - 10.93m); East Elgin's Nathaniel Abell (open men's steeplechase (6:16.92) and Hallee Knelsen (midget women's 1500m - (5:05.52).



May 10, 2018

DeSousa and Stanat both set two meet records

WOODSTOCK, ON. -  It is the final invitational before the Thames Valley Regional Athletics championships and athletes from Elgin County and Dorchester showed they are ready for the big meet.
Eight athletes set 10 meet records, including a pair of freshman who broke two each winning events, at the Woodstock Classic track and field meet, at College Avenue secondary school.

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May 9, 2018

Beavers and Eagles enjoy ultimate frisbee fun under the sun

DORCHESTER -  The final came down to next score wins in overtime, and Strathroy Saints White edged the host Beavers, 5-4, at the Lord Dorchester Beavers' ultimate frisbee tournament, at the high school. Both the Saints and East Elgin Eagles had two teams, while London Central completed the six team field. The Ontario Western Region championships, are June 5, at Strathroy. LDSS placed third a year ago.

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April 28, 2018

Roth and Stanat lead PCI at Forest City Mustang meet

LONDON, ON. -  Led by winning performances by Michael Roth and Arthur Stanat, the Parkside Stampeders opened their 2018 track and field season with 17 top 10 results at the Forest City Mustang Invitational, at TD Stadium. The Central Elgin Titans, East Elgin Eagles, Lord Dorchester Beavers and St. Joseph's Rams, also had athletes in the top 10, during a day that had single digit temperatures and a cold, brisk wind.

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April 25, 2018

LDSS has 17 top five results at Royal City meet

GUELPH, ON. -  No one could win an event, but four athletes led the Lord Dorchester Beavers at the recent Royal City high school track and field meet, April 25, at St. James high school, with five runners up results. The Beavers had 17 top five results, including a pair of second place finishes by Colson Erb, in the senior men's 800 and 1500 metre races.

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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

Wohlgemut fourth at WOSSAA senior badminton

STRATHROY, ON. -  Dorchester's Lauren Wohlgemut achieved her goal, while West Elgin Wildcats' Katie Bradshaw and Ashley Tucker, established themselves as one of the top female doubles teams. Wohlgemut in ladies' singles and Bradshaw and Tucker, in ladies' doubles, finished fourth in their respective divisions, at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) senior badminton championships, at Strathroy DCI. Wohlgemut, from Lord Dorchester secondary school aimed for a top five result, after winning the TVRA South-East title for a fourth consecutive year.

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April 18, 2018

Beavers big winners at TVRA East junior badminton

WOODSTOCK, ON. -  The Lord Dorchester Beavers won the team title at the Thames Valley Regional Association (TVRA) East Division junior badminton championships, at College Avenue secondary school. 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

Wohlgemut leads LDSS to TVRA South-East badminton team 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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April 12, 2018

LDSS's Wohlgemut repeats at East senior badminton

WOODSTOCK, ON. -  Lauren Wohlgemut, of Lord Dorchester secondary school (LDSS), repeated as Thames Valley Regional Association (TVRA) East Division single ladies champion, defeating teammate Kate McDonald, in the final, at the senior badminton championships, at Glencoe District high school. Wohlgemut and McDonald helped lead LDSS to the East Divison team title, edging Ingersoll by one point.
The top four in each of the five divisions, advance to the TVRA South-East tournament, at Parkside Collegiate Institute, Monday, April 16th. LDSS qualifies five, including David Henshaw, second, in men's singles and Austin Bisschop and Kyle Morris, second in men's doubles. Placing fifth and contributing to team points - Lauren Gellner, ladies' singles, Greg Innes, men's singles and Brooke Henshaw and Sydney Graham, women's doubles. Tied for fifth place, in men's doubles, were Brodie Sclater and Jordan Maudsley, with Adam Elrick and Rob Foster.



March 11, 2018

Earhart has three top eights at indoor track Nationals

WINDSOR, ON. - Dana Earhart is a National silver medalist. The Dorchester native and Lord Dorchester secondary school graduate, helped the University of Guelph Gryphons' women's 4x800-metre relay team finish second, at the U Sports (Canadian University) indoor track and field championships, March 8-10, in Windsor. The 19-year old covered her 800-metre stretch in 2:12.65. The University of Toronto (U of T) Blues (8:43.93) won the gold medal ahead of Guelph (8:49.39). Earhart also placed eighth, in both the women's 1500 (4:29.01) and 1000 metres (2:50.67).
Katie Beaudry, a freshman with the Western Mustangs, just missed the podium, placing fourth in the women's pentathlon, compiling 3,404 points, from the five events.

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March 7, 2018

Dorchester's Owen Lynch fifth at OFSAA

WINDSOR, ON. -  Owen Lynch is top five in the province. The Grade nine student from Lord Dorchester secondary school (LDSS), finished fifth, with a 4-2 record, in the boys' 38-kilogram weight class, at the OFSAA wrestling championships, at the WFCU Centre. Lynch defeated Joey Williams, of London Saunders, in the fifth place match. Lynch's Dorchester teammate Bailey Dowhaniuk was 1-2.
Maddie King, from Parkside CI, in the girls' 44-kilogram division and St. Joseph's Alex Cooper (girls' 83-kg), placed sixth, in their respective divisions. King was one win away from going for gold, but lost her semi-final match to Jessica Hong, the eventual gold medal winner, from Ottawa Sir Robert Borden high school. Gavin Eldridge (boys' 57.7-kg), of the Parkside Stampeders, finished at 4-2, eliminated after losing to London Beal's Diego Worlsey, in a rematch of the WOSSAA gold medal final. Parkside's Steph Boyko (girls' 67.5-kg) went 3-2, Daniel Rattray (89-kg), 2-2 and Payton Brodie-Grubb (girls' 61-kg), 0-2.
St. Joseph's Nikky Laframboise (girls' 47kg) finished 3-2, while Mackenzie Miller (girls' 115-kg), was 1-2.
Central Elgin Titans' Sam Gutmanis (boys' 83-kg) was 0-2 and Dalton Holt (77-kg), 1-2.
Arthur Voaden Viking Cadence MacLeod (girls' 115-kg) was 1-2.
Brayden Todd, an Ingeroll DCI student who trains at LDSS, due to no wrestling team at his school, won OFSAA gold for a fourth consecutive year. Todd quickly defeated Adriano Di Benedetto, of Hannon Bishop Ryan, 12-0, in the boys' 61-kg gold medal match. In previous years, Todd won gold at 44, 51 and 57.5 kilograms.




February 23, 2018

St. Thomas - Dorchester schools send 14 wrestlers to OFSAA

LONDON, ON. -  Fourteen wrestlers from St. Thomas and Dorchester schools are heading to OFSAA, after placing first or second in their respective divisions, at the WOSSAA championships, at Banting high school. The Parkside Stampeders lead the way with five athletes, Daniel Rattray (gold, 89-kg), Gavin Eldridge (silver, 57.5kg), Payton Brodie-Grubb (gold, girls' 61-kg), Maddie King (gold, girls' 44-kg) and Steph Boyko (silver, girls' 67.5-kg).
St. Joe's Rams have three returning to OFSAA, Alex Cooper (gold, girls' 83-kg), Mackenzie Miller (gold, girls' 115-kg) and Nikky Laframboise (silver, girls' 47.5-kg).
Sam Gutmanis (silver, boys' 83-kg) and Dalton Holt (silver, 77-kg), will represent the Central Elgin Titans and Cadence MacLeod (silver, girls' 115-kg), the Arthur Voaden Vikings.
Lord Dorchester will have Owen Lynch (gold, boys' 38-kg) and Bailey Dowhaniuk (silver, boys' 44-kg). Brayden Todd (gold, boys' 61-kg), who attends Ingersol DCI, trains with the LDSS team and coach Jack Gunnell. OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, is March 6-7, in Windsor.

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February 21, 2018

Parkside CI's Watson and McCaw golden three times in the pool

LONDON, ON. -  Mac Watson and Briar McCaw are three-time WOSSAA gold medalists in the pool. The Parkside Collegiate Institute athletes, won every race entered, at the WOSSAA swim championships, at Western University. Both advance to OFSAA, February 27/28, in Windsor. Watson won the 14 years and under boys' high school division, 50-metre fly (30.38 seconds), 50m free (27.57 sec.) and 100m free (1:02.69). McCaw was the fastest in the 14 years and under girls' high school division, 50-metre fly (33.88 seconds), 50m back (36.73 sec.) and 100m I.M. (1:19.76).

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February 22, 2018

Beavers run away with WOSSAA 1A junior boys' basketball title

LONDON, ON. -  For the first time this century, the Lord Dorchester Beavers are WOSSAA junior boys' basketball champions. The Beavers shot out of the chute for an early lead and never looked back, on way to a 50-36 win over London Westminster, in the gold medal game, at the WOSSAA 1A tournament, at Monseigneur Bruyere school. Shortly following tip-off, the Beavers led 10-4. Powered by an offensive attack involving multiple players, LDSS was in command by half-time, up 24-12. Charles Quance led the way with 16 points, while Garrett Snyders had 13.

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February 16, 2018

Three champions lead LDSS at TVRA wrestling

ARVA, ON. - Owen Lynch, Bailey Dowhaniuk and Owen Bisschop. The trio from Lord Dorchester secondary school won their respective weight divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Geris Conference wrestling championships, at Medway high school. Lynch won the boys' 38-kilogram weight class champion, while Dowhaniuk was the best in the 44-kg class and Bisschop, at 72 kilos. Dorchester's boys team was third overall.
The top five in each division, advance to WOSSAA, Friday, February 23, at London Saunders secondary school. Additional LDSS results: Boys: Eric Rulton, third, 130-kg; Nathan Askew, fourth, 72-kg; Matt Barron, fifth, 72kg; Hunter Chown, 130-kg; Zack Mason, 57.5-kg; Kaden Heinbach, sixth, 83-kg; Girls: Melanie Weirenga, fourth, 57.5-kg
Braydon Todd, who represents Ingersoll District CI, but trains at LDSS, due to no team at his school, won the 61 kilogram class and was named the Bill Salter award for most outstanding male wrestler at the meet. Todd is a three-time OFSAA champion.



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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January 10, 2018

Last season's finalists lead South-East curling again

ST. THOMAS -  High school curling is in full sweep of the broom, with last year's boys and girls' TVRA South-East finalists, leading the way again this season. The East Elgin Eagles, the reigning South-East champs, skipped by Caitlyn Evely, sit atop the girls' standings, with a 4-0 record. The Eagles face Woodstock CI (3-0), on January 17. On the boys' side, East Elgin is 4-0, while Tillsonburg Glendale is 4-1. In the rematch of last year's South-East final that Glendale won, 10-9, the Eagles earned some revenge this season, beating Glendale, 7-5, last month. The Parkside Stampeders hosted the Dorchester Beavers today, at the St. Thomas Curling Club.

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November 16, 2017

LDSS takes WOSSAA silver in junior boys' volleyball

MITCHELL, ON.  -  The Lord Dorchester Beavers brought home the silver medal, from the WOSSAA A junior boys' volleyball tournament, held in Mitchell. Monseigneur-Bruyere, out of London, defeated Dorchester in the gold game, 25-21, 25-13, 25-7.

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November 4, 2017

Erb finishes 74th at OFSAA cross-country

PETAWAWA, ON. -  Hallee Knelsen is among the top 10 per cent for high school midget girls cross country in the province. The East Elgin Eagle finished 26th, in the midget girls' four-kilometre race, featuring 259 runners, at the OFSAA cross country championships, held at the Petawawa Golf Club.  Connor Erb, of Lord Dorchester, was 74th, in the midget boys' four kilometre race. Arielle Aitken Guignard, of St. Joseph's, placed 114th, in the same race as Knelsen. The St. Joseph's Rams' senior girls' team of Kyleigh Stubbs, Jocelyn Delgado, Grace Gillet, Kaila Novak and Alyce McLean, placed 24th. Delgado led the Rams, finishing 111th, in the six kilometre race.

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October 26, 2017

Connor Erb 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. St. Joseph's top five senior runners were, Kyleigh Stubbs, Jocelyn Delgado, Grace Gillet, Kaila Novak and Alyce McLean. 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

Beavers win B flight title at TVRA field hockey

LONDON, ON. -  Madison Wright scored as Lord Dorchester blanked the East Elgin Eagles, 1-0, in the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) field hockey B flight final, at City Wide Fields. The Parkside Stampeders repeated as TVRA champions defeating Arva Medway. 

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October 19, 2017

Knelsen wins midget race, St. Joe's overall champs, at Tri-County XC meet

ORWELL, 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-Dorchester, however, local schools dominated the team divisions. 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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October 2, 2017

Saints shutout Beavers

LONDON, ON. -  The Strathroy Saints received goals from Taylor Pranger, Zoe Jakimczuk and Allie Johnson, in a 3-0 blanking of the Lord Dorchester Beavers, in TVRA field hockey, at City Wide Fields.

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September 28, 2017

Erb 11th in midget boys' 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 26, 2017

Dorchester wins twice in return to field hockey

LONDON, ON. -  In their return to field hockey, following an absence of several years, the Lord Dorchester Beavers made a big splash. Dorchester opened their 2017 Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) season, blanking both the Central Elgin Titans and East Elgin Eagles, with 1-0 victories. Emma McKnight and Mikayla Vanyoila scored the goals.



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.
Avery Rice had Dorchester's top result finishing 10th, in the midget girls' race.

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September 21, 2017

Wildcat boys win B flight at Tri-County golf

UNION, ON. -  The West Elgin Wildcats (Owen Lunn, Josh McQuade, Connor Grexton, Gavin Lunn) won the 'B' flight title, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County boys' golf championship, at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club.

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June 3, 2017

Katie Beaudry most decorated LDSS athlete at OFSAA

BELLEVILLE, ON. -  As Katie Beaudry crossed the finish line for the senior women's 400-metre hurdles race, it signalled the conclusion of one of the most remarkable athletic careers at Lord Dorchester Secondary school. Beaudry will graduate having earned nine medals from OFSAA track and field - four gold, two silver and three bronze. She also has a hat trick of fourth place finishes including the 400-metre hurdles race today.

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June 2, 2017

Senior women's 4x1 relay team finishes fourth

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. Dorchester's senior women's 4x100-metre relay team, of Emma McKnight, Megan Dunn and the Beaudry twins, Katie and Megan, just missed a medal, finishing fourth in a time of 48.78 seconds. Megan Dunn placed sixth in the senior women's 100-metre hurdles (14.72 seconds), while Megan Beaudry was eighth in the senior women's 400 metres final (57.86 sec.).

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June 2, 2017

Dorchester's Dunn qualifies for OFSAA sprint hurdles final

BELLEVILLE, ON. -  Megan Dunn finished second in her heat, qualifying for the OFSAA senior women's 100-metre hurdles final this afternoon. The Lord Dorchester athlete clocked in at 15.46 seconds, overcoming a slow start out of the blocks. The top two finishers in each of the three heats, plus the next two fastest times advanced. Dunn has the hurdles final, along with Dorchester's senior women's 4x100-metre relay final.



June 1, 2017

High jump friends finish one-two

BELLEVILLE, ON. -  Katie Beaudry and Emily Branderhorst have been familiar faces competing in women's high jump since grade nine. Now in grade 12, Lord Dorchester's Beaudry and Branderhorst, from London District Christian school, have become friends, pushing one another at every meet, year after year and usually sharing space on the podium. This year was no different, as Branderhorst and Beaudry finished one-two in the senior women's event, on day one of the OFSAA track and field championships, at Centennial high school.

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May 30, 2017

Beavers third at OFSAA ultimate frisbee

MISSISSAUGA, ON. -  At the OFSAA ultimate frisbee, the Lord Dorchester Beaver placed third.



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 26, 2017

Fourth OFSAA for trio of LDSS ladies

LONDON, ON. -  Megan Dunn and the Beaudry sisters, Megan and Katie, are heading to their fourth provincial high school track and field championships. Each of the three Lord Dorchester secondary school athletes qualified for OFSAA, in an individual senior women's event, at the OFSAA West regional meet, at TD Stadium. Megan Beaudry finished second in the 400 metres, Katie, second in high jump and Dunn, fourth in the 100-metre hurdles. Then the trio concluded day one of the meet, teaming with Emma McKnight, to place third in the senior women's 4x100-metre relay race.

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May 25, 2017

Short-handed Beavers bring home silver from WOSSAA soccer