December 29, 2021
ST. THOMAS - When Sadie Waite was 12 years old she received a call-up to a team two years older. Facing opponents nearly a foot taller, Waite never looked out of place on the field.
That experience ignited the competitive spirit in the young midfielder.
Six years later, Waite has signed to continue her soccer career and post secondary education on a full scholarship with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, next September.
December 27, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Hayley Umansky was able to find what was most important for the next four years of her life in school and sport. The Grade 12 student at Parkside Collegiate Institute will continue her education and soccer career, at Madonna University, a NAIA school in Livonia, Michigan, in September, 2022.
December 15, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Ashlynne Brown had the highlight of the night. Mid third period, the Parkside Stampeder forward skated end to end before scoring what would be the game winning goal, in a 3-2 victory against the Oakridge Oaks, in TVRA girls' hockey, at the Joe.
December 14, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Four third period goals, including two from Stella Hiscox, carried the South Lions to a 11-6 win against the Parkside Stampeders in TVRA girls hockey, at the Joe. Parkside led 4-2 after one period, but South took a 7-6 advantage in to the third.
December 12, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The Penner sisters led a Parkside Stampeders' return to the wrestling mats. Lillie and Mandy were among six Parkside wrestlers to win gold at the Jay Cooke Memorial meet, Saturday at Parkside CI.
Lillie Penner won the female 62.5-kilogram (kg) division with a 4-0 record, but had to defeat teammate Zoey Astley-Duncan in the final.
The Central Elgin Titans Iman Zebian won all three matches in the female 67.4-kilogram division.
December 7, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Anna Muscat scored twice and assisted on Allyse Geurts' goal, as the Parkside Stampeders tied the Lucas Vikings, 3-3, in TVRA girls' hockey, at Memorial. Tatum Watson, Hannah Van De Peer and Amy Fitzgeorge replied for Lucas.
November 24, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Parkside Stampeders used their defence and a second quarter surge to become champions. The Stampeders over came a 10 point deficit in the first quarter, coming back to defeat the Medway Cowboys, 51-39, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Central Division tier one junior girls' basketball final at Parkside Collegiate. Medway led 13-3 before the Stampeders kicked it up with a 22 point second quarter for a 25-20 lead at half-time.
November 22, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The Parkside Stampeders are heading to the Thames Valley Region Athletics Central Division junior girls' basketball final. Emma Giesbrecht scored 13 points, while Taylor Pettit and Annie Renaud both dropped in 10, as the Stampeders galloped over the Laurier Rams, 59-21, in a semifinal, today at Parkside. The Stampeders jumped out to a 16-7 lead in the opening quarter and never looked back, building a 34-11 advantage by half time.
Parkside will host the final Wednesday, against the Medway Cowboys, who branded the Lucas Vikings, with a 52-45 loss.
November 11, 2021
ST. THOMAS - It was a tough day on the football field for the Parkside Stampeders as both their senior and junior teams lost quarterfinal games by one point. London Banting scored a last minute touchdown to edge Parkside, 22-21, in senior action
At the junior level, a safety was the difference as the Laurier Rams snuck by the Stampeders, 7-6. Jack Austin had the Parkside touchdown.
October 28, 2021
STRATHROY, Ont. - The St. Joseph's Rams were everywhere on the course. St. Joe's, the school with by far with largest amount of runners, handily captured the overall team title, by winning five of the six divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Tricounty
cross country championships. The Dorchester Beavers' senior girls prevented a St. Joe's sweep of the division titles, for senior, junior and novice boys and girls.
Brothers Tristan and Aiden Coles led the Rams, finishing tied for first in the senior boys' race, while fellow Ram Jayden McMullen, won the junior boys' race.
Dorchester's Hannah McIntyre took the senior girls' individual gold medal. East Elgin Eagle Adrianna Borm was the junior girls' champion.
October 22, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Quarterback Brady Lidster threw four touchdown passes, two to Keegan Spiering, as the Parkside Stampeders bucked the Banting Broncos, 34-7 in Thames Valley Regional senior football, at Banting high school.
The Stampeder defence held Banting to just three first downs for the entire game, forced two fumbles and blocked a punt. Max Thiveirge had the blocked punt and recovered a fumble. Lidster recovered a fumble of the ball stripped by Spiering. On offence, Spiering had a 20 yard catch and run and 25 yard TD reception. Ethan Dolby ripped off a 25 yard TD run, Noah Asher made a diving catch for a TD and Christian Petzke had a 12-yard TD reception.
Lidster also kicked four point after touchdowns.
October 21, 2021
ORWELL, Ont. - Muddy and slick conditions welcomed runners to the Springwater Invitational cross country meet but the rain stopped prior to the first race. Schools from across the Thames Valley region converged on Springwater Conservation Area for the annual meet that was cancelled a year ago. The St. Joseph's Rams won both the junior and novice boys team titles. Jayden McMullen led the Rams in the junior race finishing third. Rams' Noah Bakker and Fowler Little were third and fourth, in the novice race.
October 12, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - The Medway Cowboys not only ran the table they kept it clean. Sid Arts scored the lone goal as the Cowboys blanked the Parkside Stampeders, 1-0, in the game featuring the two top teams from the round robin, at Thames Valley Region Athletics field hockey, at City Wide Sport Park. Medway never allowed a goal going 8-0 over the seven team two-day tournament.
Parkside finished with a record of 5-2-1. The East Elgin Eagles were 3-2-1 in the round robin. In the consolation final, the Central Elgin Titans fell 2-0 to the Strathroy Saints.
October 6, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Their return to the field will be brief. Following a layoff due to the pandemic, seven high school teams returned Tuesday for their first action in almost two years at City Wide Sports Park.
Seven teams, including the Parkside Stampeders, Central Elgin Titans, West Elgin Wildcats and East Elgin Eagles, played four games each, on day one of a two day round robin tournament for the Thames Vally Regional Athletics (TVRA).
The round robin continues Tuesday, October 13, followed by championship and consolation semifinals and finals.
July 13, 2020
ST. THOMAS - Here are the Parkside Stampeders senior athletes of the year (part one).
June 26, 2020
ST. THOMAS - The Parkside Stampeders recognize their top athletes and athletic achievements for their 2019/20 high school sports year. Zachary Copeland and Rudy Bukich are the senior male co-Athletes of the Year. Alexa Congdon and Amber Safadi are the senior female co-Athletes of the Year. Logan Snyder and Tazia Lessard, for female and Mason Basson and Bryer Stock, for male, are the junior athletes of the year.
March 4, 2020
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON. - For a second consecutive year, Gavin Eldridge is an OFSAA silver medalist in wrestling. The Parkside Stampeder was undefeated until the 61-kilogram boys' gold medal match against Nathan Hunyady, of Guelph John F. Ross.
A year ago Elridge brought home silver wrestling in the 57.5-kilogram category.
March 4, 2020
TORONTO, ON. - Owen Gillet had already left the pool thinking he had missed the podium, in the para men's 50 metre back stroke at the OFSAA swimming championships.
Then East Elgin Eagles' coach Carol McNiece caught up with the St. Joseph's Ram Grade 11 student, telling Gillet he had won a bronze medal.
February 21, 2020
LONDON, ON. - Julie Boyko was Houdini-like to escape a near pin, Gavin Eldridge kept quick on his feet and Brady Johnson seized an opportunity. Boyko (64-kg), Eldridge (61-kg), Johnson (130-kg) are returning to OFSAA, after qualifying at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) wrestling championships, at Banting Secondary School. Nine athletes will represent Parkside at OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, March 2-4, in Sault Ste. Marie.
Joining the trio of OFSAA returnees for the trip north, are gold medalist Jeremy Anderson (boys' 44-kg), silver medalists Cole Moore (boys' 89-kg), Cadence Hardwick (girls' 44-kg), Emma Penner (girls' 77-kg) and Kira Buck (third, girls' 83-kg) and Melody Wilton (115-kg). Parkside brought home the WOSSAA overall combined team title. The Lady Stampeders were team champions, while the boys were second behind London Saunders.
The St. Joseph's Rams send five athletes to OFSAA, silver medalists Emma Lee (girls' 57.5-kg), Krystian Krzyzewski (boys' 85-kg) and Ryder Dennison (boys' 44-kg), Claire Vankoughnett (third, 44-kg) and Liv Cracchoilo (third, girls' 115-kg).
The Central Elgin Titans will be represented by gold medalist Iman Zebian (girls' 67.5-kg) and Nefi Islami (third, boys' 44-kg).
February 20, 2020
LONDON, ON. - Alyssa Voros made a good choice returning to the pool.
The East Elgin Eagle is heading to the OFSAA swimming championships in three events, including the High School Division 15 years and over 100-metre back, an event Voros won at Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) swimming.
East Elgin dominated in pool at WOSSAA, not only sending 15 swimmers to OFSAA championships, but capturing the team award at the championships, held at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. Parkside Stampeder Briar McCaw qualified in each of her three races for OFSAA, the High School division 15 years and over girls' 100 I.M. (1:18.79), 50 fly (33.67 sec.) and 100 back (1:18.75).
January 13, 2020
LONDON, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders continue to dominate the mats.
The Stampeders captured the overall team title at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Michienzi Conference wrestling championships, at Saunders Secondary School. This comes on the heels of winning the TVRA Dual Meet title during the regular season.
Led by Julie Boyko, the female wrestler of the meet, Parkside handily won the female team title.
Gold medalists Brady Johnson and Gavin Eldridge, guided the Stampeders' men to second overall behind Saunders.
Parkside sends 26 athletes to the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) championships, Thursday, February 20th, at London Banting high school.
February 8, 2020
ST. THOMAS - For the second consecutive year the Parkside Stampeders rule the local wrestling mat. The Stampeders kept the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) Dual Meet title, at their school with a come from behind team effort. Wrestling's regular season are several meets held at various schools. The title meet featured PCI in matches against CCH and Saunders.
November 8, 2019
LONDON, ON. - When it came to down to the final two minutes of the fourth quarter, it was the Saunders Sabres hitting the clutch shots. Tied at 32 with 1:45 remaining in the TVRA Central AAA junior girls' basketball final, the Sabres closed out the game on a 8-1 run, to take the banner with a 40-33 victory, at Fanshawe College.
November 2, 2019
SUDBURY, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams are on top of the provincial cross country mountain. Rams' Aiden Coles, Tristan Coles, Brent Haggerty, Aiden Holder and Harrison Belanger, captured the junior boys' team title, at the OFSAA cross country championships, here at Kivi Park. Not only was St. Joe's the only school to score under 100 points, the Rams won by 57 points over second place St. Francis Xavier, from Mississauga. It's the first OFSAA gold in cross country for the school. Aiden Coles finished eighth in the race with 256 runners.
October 24, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Two teams and four individuals will represent St. Thomas - Elgin County and Dorchester at the OFSAA cross country championships.
The Dorchester Beavers' novice girls won the team title, held at the WOSSAA championships, at Fanshawe Golf Club. Hannah McIntyre led the way finishing fourth, Jenna Wideman was 14th, Devin Dance, 20th, and Tegan Ceccanese, 23rd.
The St. Joseph's Rams ran away with the junior boys title, placing five runners in the top 10. Aiden Coles was second, followed by Tristan Coles, third, Brent Haggerty, fourth, Harrison Belanger, eighth and Aiden Holder, ninth.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen was fourth in the senior girls' race and Ram Cerena Aitken-Guignard placed second in the junior girls' race. Parkside Stampeders' Mason Basson and Vincent Moore, were fifth and 11th, respectively, in the junior boys' race. Ram Will Mantel placed seventh in the novice boys' race, grabbing fifth individual spot to qualify for OFSAA. Former Mitchell Hepburn Mustang, now attending London Oakridge, Sydney Murdock, finished third, in the novice girls' race.
The top two teams and top five individuals not on those two teams, advance to OFSAA, November 2, in Sudbury.
October 22, 2019
LONDON, ON. - One may call it a six pack or sixer. In bowling it sometimes refers to throwing six consecutive strikes.
For the Parkside Stampeders’ field hockey team, it could be for winning a Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) title for a sixth consecutive season and advancing to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association final. The Stampeders repeated as TVRA champions for a fourth consecutive year, blanking the Medway Cowboys, 1-0, in the final, at City Wide Fields.
It’s the third time in four years Parkside has defeated Medway in the final and second time by a 1-0 count.
October 17, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Sarah Gallagher missed qualifying for OFSAA girls' golf during her Grade nine year at F.J. Hayden Secondary School, in Burlington. A year later Gallagher made up for it, firing off her career best round helping the 15-year capture the OFSAA open division championship, today at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club. Gallagher, four under for both days combined, won by five strokes (65-73-138), over silver medalist Alexis McMurray (69-74-143), out of Oakville Iroquois Ridge.
It was a sweep of the medals, by Greater Horseshoe Athletic Conference (GHAC) golfers, with Nicole Gal, from Oakville Holy Trinity finishing third (70-74-144). Julia Alexander-Carew, another golfer from the GHAC, won the high school division, by five strokes (74-82-156), over Grace Holijak, of Barrie Eastview (83-78-161). Mikayla Bourgeois, from Mississauga St. Marcellinus, placed third (83-80-163), winning in a playoff hole over Woodstock C.I.'s Madeline Choi (85-78-163).
October 17, 2019
STRATHROY, ON. - It was the Dorchester Beavers and St. Joseph’s Rams’ show. The two schools won five of seven races and captured five of six team divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County cross country championships, at Strathroy District C.I. The top 20 runners in each race and top three teams, advance to Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) meet, Thursday, October 24th, at the Fanshawe Golf Club. The top four runners count towards team points. meets.
October 16, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - Sarah Gallagher is the first round leader, in the open division at the OFSAA girls' golf festival. The 15-year old from F.J. Hayden Secondary School, in Burlington, shot a six-under 65 on day one, of the two day provincial event, at the Pine Knot Golf and Country Club. Gallagher leads Alexis McMurray, of Oakville Iroquois Ridge, by four strokes. McMurray won a bronze medal a year ago.
September 30, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Madison Telford will have to wait for a call to return to OFSAA. The Parkside Stampeder golfer just missed qualifying for the provincial high school championships, placing ninth, in the A flight division, at Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) girls’ golf, at the Thames Valley Golf Club.
Jillian Friyia, of London Oakridge, won by 13 strokes, carding a 78 over the 18-hole event. The top six individuals (Gabby Harrison, of Arva Medway, Madeline Choi, of Woodstock C.I., Kira Turner, London Central, Shreya Dalal, London Lucas and Karolyn Rombouts, Strathroy Holy Cross) and winning team, the London Aquinas Flames, advance to OFSAA, hosted by the Pine Knot Golf and Country Club, in Dorchester, October 16-17th.
September 26, 2019
UNION, ON. - John Orlebar defended his Thames Valley Region Athletics Tri-County boys' golf title. With his low individual score of 78, Orlebar led the East Elgin Eagles to the team title, with Landon Underhill and Ryan Smith. The Eagles' combined score of 264
was six shots better than the St. Joseph's Rams' team of Jack Zylstra (team low 85), Aiden Shaw and Owen McIntyre.
The Parkside Stampeders (Luke Trowman, team low 83, Quinntin Gocan, Seth Carroll) placed fourth.
September 25, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Madison Telford is aiming for a return to OFSAA. The Parkside Stampeder golfer made step one, finishing sixth, in the A flight division, carding a 95 over 18 holes, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) girls’ golf championships, at Westminster Trails. Telford advances to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament, at the Thames Valley Golf and Country Club in London, Monday, September 30th. This year, Pine Knot Golf and Country Club, in Dorchester, hosts OFSAA,
Madeline Choi, from Woodstock Collegiate, is the TVRA A flight champion with a round of 83. St. Joe's won the TVRA Tri-County B flight team title.
September 20, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Touchdowns in the final seconds of the first half and early third quarter, sparked the South Lions, to a 27-3 win, over the Parkside Stampeders, in their home opener tonight in TVRA senior football, at Parkside C.I. South was holding an 8-3 lead, until Zave Allan broke out for a TD run with 17 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Oliver Griffiths scampered yards three minutes into the second half, putting the Lions up 22-3, following the point after. Griffiths, who also kicked all PATs, added a field goal and Parkside gave up a two-point safety, to complete the Lion's scoring. Following a game opening rouge by Lions' Kyle Comeau, Zack Copeland put Parkside up 3-1, on a field goal. A LJ Dyer TD gave South back the lead.
September 19, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams have continued what the team started as novice boys last season.
Aiden Coles won the four kilometre junior boys' race at the Dorchester Invitational, the first Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) cross country meet of the season.
Coles finished the route in 13:52, followed by his brother Tristan and teammates Brent Hagerty and Aiden Holder, in second, third and eighth place, respectively. The Rams handily won the junior boys' team title.
Last November, St. Joe's placed eighth as a team in novice boys, formerly titled midget boys, at OFSAA, the high school provincial championships.
St. Joe's Ram Diego Alban-Gasca won the para race, followed by teammate Gabriel Dala.
The host school had three top 10 results. Hannah McIntyre was fourth, in the novice girls' race, Connor Erb, fifth, senior boys and Ashley Legg, ninth, junior girls. Parkside Stampeder Mason Basson placed sixth, in the junior boys' race. Former Mitchell Hepburn Mustang Sydney Murdock, now at London Oakridge, finished second in novice girls.
September 17, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - It is a new look for the Thames Valley Region Association (TVRA) South-East division. For the first time at the senior level for girls' basketball and boys' volleyball, there is a combined regular season schedule for the 1A and AA schools. The Parkside Stampeders, the lone 3A school in the South-East region, have moved to the Central Division. Senior girls' basketball in the South-East has 10 teams, including the Arthur Voaden Vikings, Central Elgin Titans, Dorchester Beavers, East Elgin Eagles and West Elgin Wildcats. The same local schools have senior boys volleyball teams.
September 3, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Down the road Zach Copeland may one day be wearing the colours of a Canadian Football League (CFL) team and the kicker/punter will have the opportunity to look towards the stands and nod.
Over this past summer Copeland participated in two major football events.
June 24, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Parkside Stampeders recently recognized their top athletes for the 2018/19 school year. Taylor Goodhue and Cooper Stock are their senior female and male athletes of the year.
June 8, 2019
GUELPH, ON. - Since last summer East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen and Chatham-Kent's Emma Pegg have formed a friendship. Well, aside for about those two minutes and 14 seconds every time they step on to the track for an 800 metre race. Pegg and Knelsen finished one-two in the junior women's 800 metre run, on day three of the OFSAA track and field championships. Dorchester's Brianna Rand set a personal best (PB) time of 45.44 seconds grabbing the silver medal in the midget women's 300-metre hurdles. Parkside's Mason Basson just missed the podium finishing fourth in the midget men's 800 metre run.
June 7, 2019
GUELPH, ON. - Crossing the finish line Tayah De Sousa covered her face realizing she was an OFSAA champion.
The Central Elgin Titan won the junior women's 80-metre hurdles, in a personal best time of 11.43 seconds, with her dad, grandparents and coaches watching, at OFSAA track and field, at Guelph University.
De Sousa is the first Titan to win OFSAA gold since 2013, when Riley Bell was
the provincial long jump and triple jump champion.
Parkside's A.J. Stanat won his second medal at OFSAA, taking home bronze in junior men' shot put, with a personal distance distance of 16.50 metres, less than 24 hours after winning the discus competition. St. Joseph's Ram Aiden Coles finished third, in the midget men's 1500 metres, thanks to incredible kick over the final 300 metres, lowering his PB time by four seconds. Central Elgin Titan Hannah Onyema placed sixth, in junior women's shot put. Parkside's Mason Basson finished sixth, with a PB height of 1.75 metres, in midget men's high jump. Julie Nagelhout also placed sixth, in midget women's javelin. Jadyn Luna, of Thorndale, was the anchor runner on Medway high school's silver medal winning midget women's 4x100-metre relay team.
June 6, 2019
GUELPH, ON. - Arthur (A.J.) Stanat is an OFSAA champion in discus for a second consecutive year.The Parkside Collegiate student threw 52.65 metres to win the junior men's event, on day one of the OFSAA track and field championships, at Guelph University. A year ago, Stanat was the midget men's discus champion.
June 4, 2019
COURTICE, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders leave with a win in the school's first OFSAA rugby appearance. Following two close losses, the Stampeders defeated Milton Jean Vanier, 23-5, in an OFSAA AAA girls' friendly match, at the South Courtice arena field. Earlier today, Parkside fell 22-12, to the Weldon Wildcats, from Lindsay. Ali Cole and Kristi Hunter each had a try and Christine Baxter, one two-point convert.
June 3, 2019
BOWMANVILLE, ON. - There was no first victory but the Parkside Stampeders showed they'll compete at the provincial level. The Stampeders opened the OFSAA AAA girls' rugby championships, falling 17-7, to fifth seeded Caledon Mayfield, at Clarington Fields After a shaky first half, Parkside controlled the majority of the play in the second half, highlighted with a score. Maggie Gordon scored Parkside's try (five points), followed by a two-point convert by Christine Baxter.
June 1, 2019
CAMBRIDGE, ON. - No better way to advance to OFSAA than winning an event with a personal best effort. Four local athletes, Dorchester's Leaha Johnston and Brianna Rand, Parkside's Mason Basson and Central Elgin's Hannah Onyema, did just that feat and are now heading to the provincial high school meet as event champions, from day two of the OFSAA West regional track and field meet, at Jacob Hespeler high school. Johnston won junior women's javelin, Rand finished first in the midget women's 300-metre hurdles and Onyema took the junior women's shot put crown. Basson won the midget men's 800-metre run and was second in high jump, a day after finishing third in the 1500 metres, qualifying for OFSAA in all three events. The top four in each event from the regional meet, advance to this year's Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championships, June 6-8, at the University of Guelph. In total from both days of the meet, 14 athletes in 23 events, representing Central Elgin, Dorchester, East Elgin Parkside and St. Joseph's high schools, advanced to OFSAA.
May 28, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The early days of June won't feel the same for Parkside Stampeders' girls soccer team. A five year run to the OFSAA championship has been snapped, after the London Lucas Vikings blanked Parkside, 3-0, in the WOSSAA AAA final, at City Wide Fields. During their five consecutive appearances at the provincial high school tournament, all at the AA level, the Stampeders twice won the gold medal. This was the first year in the AAA division. Lucas placed fourth at OFSAA AAA last year.
May 24, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Michael Roth is back and healthy. The Parkside Stampeder won the senior men's 200 metre sprint and placed second in the 400-metre hurdles, a day after winning the 400 metre run, at the WOSSAA track and field championships, at Western University. Fellow Stampeder Mason Basson, also qualified in three events, winning the midget men's 800 metre run and high jump on day two, after placing second in the 1500 metres.
May 23, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Tayah De Sousa may have had all four of her events on the same day, three within a two hour span, but that didn't slow the Central Elgin Titan on day one of the WOSSAA track and field championships. De Sousa won gold in both the junior women's 80-metre hurdles and long jump, placed second in the 100-metre sprint, and helped the Titans' junior women's 4x100-metre relay team finished fifth.
The top five in each event advance to the OFSAA West regional meet, May 31-June 1, in Cambridge. Fellow Titan Hannah Onyema won junior women's discus. A.J. Stanat, of Parkside C.I. won gold in junior men's shot put and discus, while fellow Stampeder Michael Roth took gold in the senior men's 400 metre run. East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen finished first in the junior women's 1500 metres, while Nathaniel Abell was second, in the open men's steeplechase.
May 23, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders have broken through to OFSAA girls' rugby. In their fourth year in the sport and first at the AAA level, the Stampeders are the WOSSAA AAA champions, following a 19-7 win against the Medway Cowboys in the final, at St. George's Fields. Aly Cole, Haley Cockrill and Maggie Gordon, each scored a try (five points), while Christine Baxter made one two-point convert. Abby Anderson had Medway's try, converted by Ashley Edgeworth.
OFSAA is June 3-5, in Courtice.
May 23, 2019
TILLSONBURG, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders captured the boys and girls' Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) AAA South-East soccer titles, both teams defeating the Ingersoll Blue Bombers, in their respective finals. Zeke Gubinczki and Colton Waicek scored as Parkside blanked Ingersoll, 2-0, in the boys' game. Tazia Lessard potted a hat trick to lead the Lady Stamps past Ingersoll, 7-0. Braelyn Dennis, Hayley Umansky, Chloe Ellery and Ashley Watson, also scored.
May 17, 2019
LONDON, ON. - It was a question East Elgin Eagles’ coach Jon Loney had to think and long and hard about for an answer. Even after several minutes and tossing around a few names, Loney couldn’t recall the last time an East Elgin athlete won three gold medals at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics track and field championships. That’s exactly the feat accomplished by Eagles’ freshman Julie Nagelhout, by winning midget girls’ javelin, long and triple jumps, during the two day meet, held at TD Stadium, May 15-16th.
The top 10 athletes in each event at TVRA, advance to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) championships, at TD Stadium, May 23/24.
East Elgin's Hallee Knelsen and Nathaniel Abell, Parkside's Michael Roth, Mason Basson and AJ Stanat, Central Elgin's Tayah De Sousa and Hannah Onyema and Dorchester'sHannah Freer, each had a memorable meet.
May 16, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Hailey Cockrill and Kristi Hunter both scored two trys, to lead the Parkside Stampeders to a 41-5 rout of London Oakridge, in a Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) AAA girls' rugby semifinal, at St. George's Fields. Maggie Gordon, Briar McCaw and Emily Gaylard, each had one try (five points) for Parkside. Christine Baxter kicked a pair of two-points converts and Taylor Snyder had one. Parkside faces the Arva Medway Cowboys, the defending champions in the final, here Thursday, May 23rd, at 3 p.m.
May 15, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Parkside Stampeders captured the team title, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East tennis championships, at Pinafore Park. It was an all Parkside affair in the ladies' singles final, with Taylor Goodhue defeating teammate Amber Safadi. Kenzie Smyth and Becky Hayes took the ladies' doubles title. Noah Szabo lost in the men's singles' final.
May 14, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Parkside will be the top team heading into the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East AA/AAA boys and girls' soccer playoffs.
The Lady Stampeders completed an undefeated regular season run at 6-0-0, dumping the Central Elgin Titans, 4-1, under the lights at Parkside C.I. Savannah Williams, Halle Szabo, Taylor Goodhue and Klara Lattanzio, on a penalty shot, scored for Parkside. Paige Gillespie replied for the Titans.
Earlier in the day, Zeke Gubinczki had two goals and Brendan Smida and Colton Wiacek one each, as the Stampeder boys doubled up on the East Elgin Eagles, 4-2, to finish at 4-0-2. Rob Redecop had both goals for the visitors. Parkside will host TVRA South-East AA boys and girls' semifinal games Tuesday, May 21st.
May 3, 2019
TILLSONBURG, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders won both the boys and girls' finals at the Gemini Cup soccer tournament. The Lady Stampeders won all four of their games, outscoring opponents, 25-0, including blanking London Lucas, 1-0, in the final. Savannah Williams scored and Stamps' keeper Aviva Fournie stopped a late game penalty shot.
The boys edged London Lucas, 2-1, in their final, on goals by Kaiden Banks and Camden Simda, with a penalty shot.
April 30, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The Elgin East Eagles' ladies doubles team of Selecia Wall and Ella Cattryse was the top result for the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South Division, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) junior badminton championships, at Saunders Secondary School. Cattryse and Wall placed fifth, with a record of 3-2.
St. Joseph's Ram Connor Dupuis also went 3-2 in men's singles. Dupius was the silver medalist at the District championships, losing the final match, two games to one to a London Christian player.
Going 2-2 at WOSSAA were both Eagles' Rachel Sawatzky and Central Elgin Titan Sherah Kuiper, in ladies' singles and Dorchester's Leaha Johnston and Eric McLellen, in mixed doubles.
April 29, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Michael Roth sent a message to the rest of the senior boys' sprinters. The Parkside Stampeder is back and ready this year's track and field season. Roth won the senior boys' 100 (11.22 seconds), 200 (23.48 sec.) and 400-metre (51.33 sec.) races, at the Forest City Mustang Invitational, at Western University, on April 26th. Last year Roth suffered a season ending injury in his first of three races, at the OFSAA West regional meet. Competing in the 200 and 400 metre races and the 400-metre hurdles, Roth was looking in fine form to qualify for OFSAA in perhaps all three events.
April 25, 2019
STRATHROY, ON. - Their remarkable career came to end just short of the desired goal. West Elgin Wildcats' girls' doubles team of Ashley Tucker and Katie Bradshaw placed fourth, for the second consecutive season, at the WOSSAA senior badminton championships, at Strathroy DCI.
Tucker and Bradshaw were the top result from the TVRA South-East division, finishing with a record of 3-2.
East Elgin Eagles' boys' doubles team of Matthew Abell and Brian Dyck, Dorchester's Victoria Quance and Kyle Morris and East Elgin's Alyssa Voros and Correy Mantel, all went 1-2.
April 16, 2019
TILLSONBURG, ON. - There was no surprise with West Elgin Wildcats' Katie Bradshaw and Ashley Tucker repeating as ladies doubles champions.
Bradshaw and Tucker led the Wildcats to the team title, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South-East senior badminton championships, at Glendale high school.
Parkside Stampeder Michelle Mills is the ladies' champion.
April 15, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Ashley Watson, Savannah Williams and Klara Lattanzio, each scored twice as the Parkside Stampeders opened the 2019 Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) girls' soccer season, blanking the East Elgin Eagles, 6-0, at City Wide Fields. Aviva Fournie and Janessa Davies shared the shutout. On the boys' side, Parkside and East Elgin battled to a scoreless draw. Eagles' Ethan Cartwright and Stampeder Ian MacDonald threw up shutouts. Parkside hit three posts.
April 11, 2019
GLENCOE, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders won two of five divisions, while West Elgin Wildcats' girls doubles team of Ashley Tucker and Katie Bradshaw repeated as champions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South Division senior badminton championships, at Glencoe District high school.
The top four in each division, advance to the TVRA South-East tournament, at Glendale high school, in Tillsonburg, on Tuesday, April 16th.
March 6, 2019
TORONTO, ON. - Briar McCaw, of Parkside C.I., placed eighth in the under 14 girls' 50-metre fly A final (33.33 seconds), at the OFSAA swimming championships, today at the Pan Am Sports Centre.
McCaw also won the U14 girls' 100-metre I.M. B final, in 1:16.89 (ninth overall).
Seth Walker led the East Elgin Eagles on day two of the provincial two day event. Walker finished 12th, in the 15 years and over boys' 50-metre fly (28.92 sec.), but was disqualified in the 100-metre I.M. final. Walker had a preliminary time of 1:07.65 to advance to the final. Eagles' teammates Lauren Kremers placed 19th, in the U14 girls' 100-metre I.M. (1:20.38), Haileigh Neusteter, 28th, in the 15 year and over girls' 50-metre fly (34.13 sec.) and Haly Broer was 36th, in the open girls' 200-metre I.M. (2:39.44)
St. Joseph's Ram Kayla Keyes placed fifth, in the 15 years and over girls' 50-metre fly B final (13th overall) in 33.25 seconds and 21st, in the 100-metre free (1:08.47).
March 6, 2019
OTTAWA, ON. - Gavin Eldridge is an OFSAA silver medalist. The Parkside C.I. student was undefeated before losing in the boys' 57.5-kilogram gold medal match to Roman Wawryk, of Kitchener C.I.
The scorecard favoured Wawryk, 14-6. In the semifinals, Eldridge again beat his long time WOSSAA rival, Diego Worsley, of London Beal. Parkside teammate, Maddie King was sixth, in the girls' 47.5-kilogram division.
Patrick Salvador, a student at London Mother Teresa, who trains with the St. Joseph's Rams, is the boys' 77-kilogram OFSAA champion. Salvador beat Sukhman Gosal, of Turner Fenton, in the gold medal match. Dorchester's Josh Smith placed fifth, in the 72-kilogram class.
March 6, 2019
LONDON, ON - The Parkside Stampeders and Dorchester Beaver both brought home silver while the St. Joseph's Rams won bronze, at WOSSAA girls' hockey. Parkside was defeated by now six time WOSSAA champion Medway Cowboys, 4-1, in the AAA final, Tuesday at Stronach Arena. Dorchester fell to the Clinton St. Anne’s Eagles, 6-1, in the A/AA final, Monday, at Stronach. St. Joe’s left a heart-breaking 6-5 loss to Dorchester, behind in the A/AA semifinals, to win the bronze medal, crushing London South, 8-1.
March 5, 2019
VANASTRA, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders are WOSSAA silver medalists in girls' curling. Clinton Central Huron won gold, defeating Parkside, 6-3, in the girls' final, at the Vanastra Curling Club.
Parkside beat London CCH, 10-4, in the semifinals. London Montcalm took the bronze medal. On the boys' side, Tillsonburg Glendale is heading to OFSAA, defeating London Oakridge, in the final. South Huron grabbed the bronze medal.
March 5, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Ethan Tichenoff and Owen VanSteensel scored and Quinton Duncan had the shutout, as the Medway Cowboys blanked London CCH, 2-0, in the WOSSAA AAA boys' hockey gold medal game, at the Joe. London Lucas edged the Parkside Stampeders, 2-1, in the bronze medal game, with Ryan Mills and Colin McDonald bulging the twine. Derek Cummings replied for the Stamps.
In the semifinals, Medway doubled up on Lucas, 4-2, while CCH silenced Parkside, 4-0.
February 27, 2019
ST. THOMAS - It took three attempts but the Parkside Stampeders finally beat the Central Elgin Titans and it came in the championship game. Parkside captured the TVRA South-East girls’ curling title, defeating Central Elgin, 7-5, in the final, at the St. Thomas Curling Club. The Stampeders’ team of Johnston and Allison Young, both in Grade nine and Grade 12 students Felicia Fernades and Audrey Moore, now head to WOSSAA, at the Vanastra Curling Club, south of Clinton, March 5th.
On the boys’ side, Tillsonburg Glendale Gemini won a fourth consecutive South-East crown, beating East Elgin for a third year in a row.
February 22, 2019
LONDON, ON - Twenty athletes from the Parkside Stampeders, St. Joseph's Rams, Dorchester Beavers and Central Elgin Titans, are heading to OFSAA. Two spots in each weight class at the WOSSAA championships, were available for the high school tournament, March 5-6, in Ottawa.
Parkside won the overall team title, led by gold medalists Maddie King (girls' 47.5-kg), Gavin Eldridge (boys' 57.5-kg), Peyton Brodie-Grubb (girls' 61-kg), Cole Moore (83-kg) and Brady Johnson (boys' 130-kg). Julie Boyko (girls' 57.5-kg) took home silver, while Emma Penner (girls' 61-kg) and Steph Boyko (girls' 67.5-kg) won challenge matches, grabbing a qualifying berth in their respective weight class.
St. Joe's sends Liam Bacon (boys' 61-kg), Mary Clare Haasen (girls' 64-kg), Krystian Krzyzewski (boys' 89-kg), Kendall Dettloff (girls' 54-kg), Patrick Salvador (boys' 77-kg) and Thomas Fortier (boys' 95-kg).
Dorchester has Kolton Reading, (boys' 38-kg) Nick Lynch (boys' 38-kg), Owen Bisschop (67.5-kg) and Josh Smith (boys' 72kg).
The Holt brothers, Dalton (boys' 83-kg) and Adam (boys' 89-kg) will represent the Titans.
February 19, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Briar McCaw and Kayla Keyes are returning to OFSAA, while Seth Walker will lead an entire flock of East Elgin Eagles. Highlights were numerous for Elgin County schools at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) swim championships, at Western University. Thirteen individuals from East Elgin, St. Joe's and Parkside and two Eagles' relay teams, advanced from WOSSAA to the provincial high school meet, March 5-6, in Toronto.
February 15, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Kailey Meehan was looking for a challenge. Along the way the St. Joseph’s Ram was named most outstanding female wrestler. Meehan was the girls’ 57.5-kilogram champion, going undefeated at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Michienzi Conference championships, Thursday, at Parkside C.I.
Parkside led the way qualifying 17 wrestlers for WOSSAA, at London Saunders, February 22nd. St. Joe's sends 12 and Central Elgin CI, five. From the Geris conference meet, held at Clarke Road Secondary school in London Dorchester sends nine athletes to WOSSAA.
February 14, 2019
LONDON, ON - The East Elgin Eagles are swimming with the big fish. At Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) swim championships, held at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, February 14th, the Eagles placed fifth overall in the team standings, out of 29 teams. The Eagles have 13 individuals and three relay teams, qualifying for the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) meet, February 19th, at Western University.
The St Joseph's Rams won the para division and will send 16 individuals and two relay teams to WOSSAA. The Parkside Stampeders have seven advancing and the Central Elgin Titans, three. The Dorchester Beavers will be represented by Aidan Currah.
January 19, 2019
ST. THOMAS - The Parkside Stampeders have sent a message to the rest of the competition in Thames Valley Regional Association (TVRA) wrestling. The blue and white are ready for the TVRA Conference championships. For the first time in several years, Parkside captured the TVRA duel meet championship. This comprises of meets held throughout the season at various schools. Parkside hosted the final one this past Thursday and were able to clinch the title on home mats. Gavin Eldridge, Maddie King, Payton, Brodie-Grubb and sisters Steph and Julie Boyko, were among 15 Parkside weight class champions.
January 14, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Volleyball’s loss is hockey’s gain for female sports at the home of the Lord Dorchester Beavers. Victoria Quance netted a hat trick and Emma McKnight had two goals and two assists, as the Beavers improved to 6-0 in Thames Valley Region Athletic (TVRA) girls’ hockey, defeating the Parkside Stampeders, 8-6, at Memorial Arena.
December 31, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Three members of Parkside Stampeders' OFSAA silver medal winning outdoor team, have been selected for the provincial under-19 women's indoor field hockey team.
Braelyn Dennis, Taylor Goodhue and Amber Safadi were notified of their selection to the 14-player roster (12 players, two goalies) prior to Christmas, from three tryouts held in the Toronto area.
December 3, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Isiah MacDougall scored eight points, including a pair of three-pointers, as the Central Elgin Titans rebounded from a huge Parkside Stampeders' comeback, for a 56-50 win, in TVRA South Division senior boys' basketball, at Central Elgin C.I. The Titans led 27-17 at half and were leading 44-26, before the Stampeders sat up straight in the saddle. A 14-0 run in the fourth quarter tied the game at 50. MacDougall finished with 22 points, while Cole Verhulst had 17 points. Colby Latella led Parkside with 19 points and Christian Coombes added 10.
November 15, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Both the Parkside Stampeders' senior and junior team brought home silver medals, from the WOSSAA boys' volleyball championships.
November 6, 2018
INGERSOLL, ON. - A marathon fourth game capped a victory for the Parkside Stampeders, in the TVRA South-East AA senior boys' volleyball final. The Stampeders took game four, 32-30, to win the best of five game match, three games to one, at Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute. Ingersoll thrilled fans by taking the opening game 25-19, but Parkside responded with three victories in a row.
The Stampeders now head to the WOSSAA 3A tournament, November 13th, at Oakridge secondary school, in London.
November 3, 2018
- It is silver for the Parkside Stampeders. The St. Thomas school has their first medal from OFSAA field hockey, finishing second at this year's provincial tournament.
Breslau St. John's Kilmarnock Eagles won the OFSAA championship, edging Parkside, 2-1, in the gold medal game, at Nelson Athletic Park. Kendra Hulst gave Parkside a 1-0 lead, in the opening minute, but the Eagles struck back with two goals, all in the first half. The previous best result for Parkside was in 2008, when the Stampeders lost in the quarterfinals.
Several members of the Stampeders, including Hulst, have added field hockey silver to a pair of OFSAA gold medals in soccer.
November 2, 2018
BURLINGTON, ON. ( 4 p.m.) - The Parkside Stampeders are going to where they have never gone before in field hockey. Aviva Fournie and Braelyn Dennis scored as Parkside edged Pickering, 2-1, in a quarterfinal this afternoon at Norton Park. Parkside faces Bill Cothers secondary school, from Unionville, in a semifinal, Saturday, 9 a.m. at Nelson Field. The Stampeders opened the scoring, before Pickering tied the game. Dennis replied with the eventual winner, with all goals coming in the first half. The previous best result for Parkside was in 2008, when the Stampeders lost in the quarterfinals.
November 2, 2018
OAKVILLE, ON. ( 1 p.m.) - The Parkside Stampeders have advanced from pool play at OFSAA field hockey. Aviva Fournie scored twice and Kendra Hulst scored on a penalty flick, as Parkside wrapped up pool action, dumping Peterborough St. Peter, 6-0. Parkside finishes with two wins and one tie, tied for first in their pool, with Kitchener St. Mary's, who the Stampeders tied yesterday.
St. Mary's gets first on the tie-breaker, allowing one less goal over three games. The Stampeders play Pickering in a 2:30 p.m quarterfinal. Pickering went 3-0 in their pool, outscoring opponents, 6-1.
Taylor Goodhue, Paige Goodhue and Halle Szabo, completed the Stampeders' scoring against St. Peter.
October 25, 2018
LONDON, ON. – Maggie Gordon was vocal throughout the game. But the Parkside Stampeders' goalie was left speechless after her teammates qualified for OFSAA field hockey, blanking the Goderich Vikings, in the WOSSAA championship game. Aviva Fournie had the lone goal in the rematch of the final two years ago that Goderich won. Parkside returns to OFSAA for the first time since 2014. The tournament is November 1-3, in Burlington.
October 25, 2018
ORWELL, ON. – The Lord Dorchester Beavers and St. Joseph's Rams had huge days on the trails and now are heading to the biggest cross country meet of the season. Two teams and two individuals, from St. Thomas-Elgin and Dorchester, are heading to OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, following qualifying performances at WOSSAA, held at the Springwater Conservation Area. The top two teams in each of the six divisions and the fastest five individuals not on the top two teams, qualify for OFSAA, November 3, in
Dundas. Aiden Coles was the runner-up in the midget boys' race, leading St. Joe's to the team title. It's the third consecutive year a Rams team has qualified for OFSAA. Owen Pink finished second and Connor Erb was eighth, to lead Dorchester's junior boys' team to second place, behind London Oakridge. Dorchester's Ashley Legg placed second in the midget girls' race.
East Elgin Eagle junior Hallee Knelsen was third in her race and returns to the provincial meet. As a midget, Knelsen finished 26th last year at OFSAA.
October 18, 2018
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.
October 17, 2018
WOODSTOCK, ON. – It was not hard to spot members of the Lord Dorchester Beavers or St. Joseph's Rams cross country teams. That is because they were running roughshod among the top 20 in each of the six races, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County championships, at Roth Park. The top four teams in each of the six divisions qualify for the WOSSAA championships, Thursday, October 25th, at Springwater Conservation Area. Any individual runner finishing in the top 20 in their respective race also moves on.
The top two overall boys and girls teams also qualify. By no surprise it was Dorchester and St. Joe's, respectively.
St. Joe's won the midget boys, midget girls and junior girls' team crowns. Dorchester was the junior and senior boys team champions, leaving Strathroy DCI with the senior girls' title.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen (junior girls), Ram Aiden Coles (midget boys) and Beavers Ashley Legg (midget girls) and Owen Pink (junior boys) were race champions.
October 15, 2018
WINDSOR, ON. – Madison Telford, of Parkside Collegiate Institute, placed 42nd, in the high school division, at the OFSAA girls’ golf festival, at the Ambassador Golf Club, October 10-11.
“My experience at OFSAA was great. It’s always so much fun to go out and play with girls from different areas of the province. It’s great to play with girls who love the game and are out there to do their best but have fun,” said Telford, who had a two round total of 208. “The weather on day two was challenging. It was cold and windy, so it wasn’t the most enjoyable time to be outside. The course was a good challenge. There were a few holes that were really tough and made my score higher than I would have liked.”
Elaine Surjoprajogo, of Brampton Cardinal Leger, won the high school division, with a two round total of 166. Gabby Harrison, from Medway high school, had the best result for golfers representing WOSSAA, finishing 24th (194). Shreya Dalal, out of London Lucas, was 40th (207). In the open division, Madeline Choi, of Woodstock CI, was 34th, with a two day total of 183. Tilbury District’s Hailey Katona won OFSAA with a one under 141.
October 12, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Noah Asher had touchdown runs of 22 and 60 yards, helping the Parkide Stampeders to a 31-14 win, over the London South Lions, in TVRA junior football at Parkside Collegiate.
Parkside led 17-7 at half, thanks to Asher's long run, a TD pass from quaterback Brady Lidster to Joey Crevits and a Zach Copeland field goal. The Stampeders' defence held South, in part to a JC Jones fumble recovery and a goal line stand late in the fourth quarter.
In senior action, Parkside fell to South, 38-22. The Lions roared out to a 30-0 lead, before the Stampeders found the end zone. Craig Coleman had a pair of TD runs, both followed by two-point converts. Parkside quarterback George Dennis found Noah Grant for a TD, also with a two-point convert.
October 11, 2018
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
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.
September 27, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Mac Watson rumbled in for a touchdown on a three yard run, putting the Parkside Stampeder up 17-16 mid fourth quarter. The major held to be the winning play as the Stampeders rallied to squeak by the Medway Cowboys, 17-15, in TVRA senior football at Parkside Collegiate.
Parkside led 8-0 early, on a converted Craig Coleman TD and missed field goal attempt for a single. Medway got on the board with a 75-yard TD pass. The home side led 9-7, at half-time, adding a single on a second failed field goal attempt.
Medway took a 15-9 lead in the third quarter. The Cowboys pressed for the go ahead points with 2:51 remaining in the fourth quarter, but Stampeder Zach Copeland batted down a pass attempt.
Copeland finished with three singles and two points after TDs.
In junior action, the Stampders fell to Medway, 29-21. Logan Taylor, with two passes for touchdowns and Joey Crevits, scored for Parkside, now at 1-1.
September 25, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Madison Telford will be teeing off at OFSAA again. The Parkside Stampeder had a round of 88, the third lowest round, at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association (WOSSAA) girls’ golf championship, during rainy and windy conditions, at Westminster Trails. Telford qualifies for OFSAA, the provincial high school championship, for the fourth time in her career.
September 20, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Their attack came from the air, the ground and the foot of Zach Copeland. When the dust cleared from the offensive assault, the Parkside Stampeders had routed the East Elgin Eagles, 38-1, to open the Thames Valley Regional Athletics senior football season, under the lights, at Parkside C.I. In the junior season opener, Logan Taylor had two touchdowns and Brady Lidster had one major, four PATs and a single, as Parkside dumped East Elgin, 35-16.
September 20, 2018
UNION, ON - John Orlebar fired an 84 to win the TVRA Tri-County boys' golf individual A flight title, at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club. The East Elgin secondary school golfer helped the Eagles' team place fourth.
With three scores in the 80s, the St. Joseph's Rams won the Tri-County team title by 12 strokes, with Brett Chapman (85), Owen McIntrye (86) and Aiden Shaw (89).
Jayden Boddy also carded an 85, to help Dorchester place third, while Luke Trowman led Parkside CI with an 88. In B flight action, Central Elgin Titan Rob Schivers led the way with an 81.-16.
September 18, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Madison Telford, of Parkside Collegiate, fired a round of 89, in the 18-hole A flight, while teammate Kenzie Laskin was second in B flight, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics girls' golf championships, at Westminster Trails. Laskin finished one shot behind B flight winner Caitlin Moss, of Woodstock Collegiate. Megan Hepburn carded a 62 in B flight.
June 22, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Kaitlin Ellery and Nick Sturk, are the Parkside Stampeders' female and male senior athletes of the year for 2017/18, while Rudy Bukich and Anij Sparenberg, are Parkside's male and female junior athletes of the year.
June 9, 2018
TECUMSEH, ON. – For the second time in three years, the Parkside Stampeders are OFSAA AA girls' soccer champions. Presley Gruener potted the decisive penalty kick, while keeper Aviva Fournie made a big stop, to lift the Parkside Stampeders over the St. Mike's Mustangs, from Niagara Falls, 3-2 (4-3), in penalty kicks, to win the gold medal game, at L'Essor high school.
St. Mike's opened the scoring 12 minutes into the first half. Petra Salin tied the game five minutes later, then gave Parkside a 2-1 lead, in the opening minutes of the second half. The Mustags knotted the game at two goals each, with five minutes remaining in regulation time.
June 9, 2018
TORONTO, Ont. – Parkside Stampeder A.J. Stanat won the midget men's discus title on the final day of the OFSAA track and field championships. St. Joseph's Ram Liam Clark took home the bronze medal in the senior men's 400-metre hurdles. East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen won bronze in the midget women's 800-metre run.
June 9, 2018
TECUMSEH, ON. – For the second time in three years, the Parkside Stampeders are in told medal soccer game. Ashley Watson and Tiffany Johnston scored, as Parkside edged the Corpus Christi Longhorns, 2-1, in a semifinal, at L'Essor high school. Parkside faces St. Mike's high school, from Niagara Falls, in the gold medal game, today at 1:30 p.m., at L'Essor.
"It is so hard to get to OFSAA and now we have a chance at gold for the second time in two years," said Parkside coach Gerry Safadi, following the semifinal win. "So many things have to go right. One more game to go."
Two years ago, Parkside won the gold medal, at the tournament held in Sudbury.
June 8, 2018
TORONTO, ON. – Local athletes had six top 10 performances on day two of the OFSAA track and field championships,
at York Univeristy.
Central Elgin Titan Tayah DeSousa finished fourth, setting a personal best time, in the midget women's 80-metre hurdles, her second runnerup to the podium at the meet. On day one, De Sousa landed fourth in long jump.
St. Joseph's Ram Liam Clark was sixth in a talented field, for the senior men's 110-metre hurdles final. Clark has his stronger event, the 400-metre hurdles on Saturday.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen finished seventh, in the midget women's 1500 metres, with a personal best time of 4:19.10. Knelsen returns to the track on Saturday for the 800 metre run.
Also seventh was Parkside Stampeder Anij Sparenberg, in junior women's discus.
Central Elgin Titan Hayden Bell placed eighth, in the senior men's high jump, while fellow Titan, Hannah Onyema, was 10th, in midget women's shot put. Onyema throws discus on Saturday.
Dorchester's Leaha Johnston just missed the top 10, placing 12th, in midget women's javelin.
June 7, 2018
TORONTO, ON. – It is a final throw Arthur Stanat
will always remember. Stanat saved his best for last, earning the Parkside Collegiate Institute athlete a bronze medal, in midget men's shot put, at the OFSAA track and field championships, at York University. Sitting seventh entering the sixth and final round of the competition, Stanat threw a
personal best effort of 14.99 metres, lifting him into the third.
Tayah De Sousa, of Central Elgin CI, missed the podium by one centimetre, landing in fourth place, in midget women's long jump. Hallee Knelsen, from East Elgin secondary school, qualified for Friday's midget women's 1500 metre race final. Parkside's Jack Carlson finished 18th, in the midget men's 400 metre dash, missing qualifying for the final.
June 3, 2018
WINDSOR, ON. – Tayah De Sousa, Liam Clark and AJ Stanat, are heading to OFSAA as champions.
The trio won gold at the OFSAA West regional track and field championships, June 1-2, at the University of Windsor Stadium.
De Sousa, of Central Elgin CI, won midget women's long jump and finished second in the 80-metre hurdles, while Stanat, of Parkside CI, won midget men's discus and placed second in shot put. Clark, from St. Joseph's high school, won the senior men's 400-metre hurdles and finished fourth in the 110-metre hurdles.
Ten athletes in total from the St. Thomas - Elgin County and Dorchester area, qualified for OFSAA, the provincial high school championships, in Toronto, June 7-9.
Placing top four in their events were CECI Titans' Hannah Onyema (midget women's shot put and discus) and Hayden Bell (senior men's high jump); Parkside's Anij Sparenberg (junior women's discus) and Jack Carlson (midget men's 400 metres); East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen (midget women's 800 and 1500 metre races), and Lord Dorchester Beavers' Leaha Johnston (midget women's javelin) and Owen Pink (midget men's 3000 metres).
May 31, 2018
LONDON, ON. – It is becoming an annual tradition. For the fifth consecutive year, the Parkside Stampeders are heading to the OFSAA AA girls' soccer tournament, the provincial championship for high school teams. Taylor Goodhue, on a penalty kick, Katie Ellery and Petra Salin scored, as the Stampeders triumphed over the London St. Andre Bessette Bulldogs, 3-1, in the WOSSAA AA girls' final, at Stoneybrook Field.
May 28, 2018
ST. THOMAS – The Parkside Stampeders return to WOSSAA with eyes on a fourth consecutive appearance at OFSAA. The Dorchester Beavers’ girls’ team return to WOSSAA facing the same challenge as a year ago. Meanwhile, Dorchester’s 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.
May 25, 2018
LONDON, ON. – The Dorchester and Elgin County area had seven athletes win 11 gold medals, led by the Central Elgin Titans with five to call their own, at the WOSSAA track and field championships, at TD Stadium. Titan Tayah De Sousa brought home two gold medals, winning both the midget women's 80-metre hurdles and long jump, while Hannah Onyema took top spot in midget women's shot put and discus. Hayden Bell won senior men's high jump.
Parkside Stampeder Michael Roth is a triple champion, the fastest in the junior men's 300 and 400 metres races and 300-metre hurdles. Fellow Stampeder Arthur Stanat, tossed out the farthest throws in both midget men's shot put and discus. East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen won both the midget women's 800 and 1500 metre races. Dorchester's Abby Downing leaped to the midget women's pole vault title.
May 24, 2018
ST. THOMAS – It's the Stratford St. Mike's Warriors moving on to OFSAA. Georgia Schoonderwoerd pushed in for a try, converted by Cassandra Van Bakel, with five minutes remaining in the second half, to lift the Warriors over the Parkside Stampeders, 19-12, in the WOSSAA AA girls' rugby final, at Parkside CI. Tied at 12, Parkside had a golden opportunity to go ahead mid second half, but the St. Mike's defence stopped Stampeder Taylor Sydner metres short of the goal line.
May 17, 2018
LONDON, ON. – Led by
sprinter Michael Roth, the Parkside Stampeders' junior boys' team captured the
division title, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) track and field championships, at TD Stadium. Roth was the fastest in the junior men's 200 and 400 metres and 300-metre hurdles, while AJ Stanat
had the best throws in both midget men's shot put and discus.
The top 10 in each event, advance to the WOSSAA meet, back at TD Stadium, May 24/25.
May 17, 2018
LONDON, ON. – Michael Roth was the fastest in the junior men's 200 and 400 metres and 300-metre hurdles, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) track and field championships.
May 16, 2018
LONDON, ON. – Not only were the Parkside Stampeders' throwers qualifying for WOSSAA, they were tossing out personal best distances along the way. Six throwers from Parkside Collegiate Institute produced 11 top 10 results including five gold medals, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletic track and field championships, at TD Stadium.
May 15, 2018
ST. THOMAS – They have busted through to WOSSAA. Mya Henderson and Aliah Brown both scored two tries each, as the Parkside Stampeders dumped the Tillsonburg Glendale Gemini, 45-22, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) AA girls' rugby final, at Parkside CI.
May 14, 2018
ST. THOMAS – For the fourth consecutive year, the St. Joseph's Rams captured the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) tennis team title.
The Rams won men's singles (Alex Craig) and mixed doubles (Addie Mailhout & Jack Ainsworth) titles and placed second in men's doubles (Sam Hardy & Denys Reid) and mixed doubles (Bryce Mailhot & Olivia Tasker). Central Elgin Titans' Emma Blewett and Holly Monteith won women's doubles and West Elgin Wildcat Taylor Schnekenburger won ladies' singles.
May 10, 2018
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.
May 8, 2018
ST. THOMAS – Tiffany Johnston scored twice, while Aviva Fournie had a clean sheet, as the Parkside Stampeders silenced the Central Elgin Titans, 5-0, in Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South Division girls' soccer, under the lights, at Parkside CI. Kaitlin Ellery, Kailey Dennis and Kiara Lattanzio, also scored. The Stampeders, three time reigning WOSSAA 2A champions, are favoured again this season to return to OFSAA, the high school provincial championship.
May 5, 2018
ST. THOMAS – Following a one year absence after being cancelled due to weather, the Kettle Creek Invitational track and field meet, hosted by the St. Thomas Legion Club, had near perfect conditions this day. The wind was brisk at times, but the sun shined and the temperatures were ideal for athletes preparing for the upcoming championship meets, starting with the Thames Valley Regional, May 16-17.
May 4, 2018
TILLSONBURG, ON. – Kaitlin Ellery scored twice to lift the Parskide Stampeders over the London Lucas Vikings, 2-1, for the girls' soccer title, at the Gemini Cup.
Parkside finished 4-0 including wins over West Elgin, London Clarke Road and host Tillsonburg Glendale, in pool play.
Lucas won the boys' final edging Glendale, 2-1, on penalty kicks. The St. Joseph's Rams blanked London South, 2-0, in the boys' third place game. Dennis Reid and Caleb Schaap scored, while keeper Evan Wharton earned the shutout.
April 28, 2018
LONDON, ON. – Led by Michael Roth and Arthur Stanat’s winning performances, 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.
April 26, 2018
LONDON, ON. – Blake Willmore, from Parkside Collegiate Institute, accomplished his goal of a top four performance, placing third, in men's singles, at the WOSSAA junior badminton championship, at Saunders secondary school. Medway won the men's singles title, defeating London CCH, the only two competitors to beat Willmore, who finished with a 4-2 record.
The East Elgin Eagles ladies' doubles team of Abby DeCoutere and Mackenzie Wiebe, tied for seventh, with a 2-2 record. CCH won the team title, edging Listowel District Collegiate.
April 23, 2018
TILLSONBURG, ON – Their time put in at practice is paying off for the East Elgin Eagles. Led by their WOSSAA qualifiers, Kayla Voros and Rachel Sawatzky, in girls' singles and four doubles teams, the East Elgin Eagles won Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East Division junior badminton team title.
April 19, 2018
STRATHROY, ON. – Katie Bradshaw and Ashley Tucker have established themselves as one of the top female doubles team, finishing fourth at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) senior badminton championships, at Strathroy DCI.
April 19, 2018
WELLAND, ON. – The Parkside Lady Stampeders' soccer team have made it back to back Niagara Cup tournament champions. This year Parkside won playing in the AAA division, defeating Cardinal Newman, from Stoney Creek, 1-0, in the final, on penalty kicks, at Youngs Sportplex.
April 18, 2018
ST. THOMAS – The East Elgin Eagles had 11 top four results, at least two from each division, at the Thames Valley Regional Association (TVRA) South Division junior badminton championships, at Parkside Collegiate Institute. The top four in each of the five divisions, advanced to the TVRA South-East tournament, at Glendale high school, in Tillsonburg, Monday, April
At College Avenue secondary school, in Woodstock, the Lord Dorchester Beavers won the team title.
April 12, 2018
GLENCOE, ON – The East Elgin Eagles won three of the five divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Association (TVRA) South Division senior badminton championships, at Glencoe District high school. The top four in each division, advance to the TVRA South-East tournament, at Parkside Collegiate Institute, Monday, April 16th. The Eagles led the South with seven athletes qualifying.
March 7, 2018
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 28, 2018
WINDSOR, ON. - Mac Watson won a bronze medal in the junior men’s high school division 50-metre fly, on day two of the OFSAA swimming championships. The Parkside Collegiate Institute athlete adds to his OFSAA medal collection, that includes a silver (50 free) and bronze (100 free) from a year ago. Briar McCaw, also of Parkside, won the B final, finishing ninth overall, in the junior girls’high school division 50-metre back and 15th, in the 50m fly.
Kayla Keyes, of St. Joseph’s high school, placed 16th, in the senior girls’ high school division 100-metre fly and 24th, in the 100m free. Brennan Piche-Leclair, of East Elgin secondary school, placed sixth, in the para men’s 100m free.
February 27, 2018
WINDSOR, ON. - Brennan Piche-LeClair is an OFSAA silver medalist. The 16-year old student at East Elgin Secondary school finished second in the para men’s 50-metre backstroke, at the OFSAA swimming championships. Piche-LeClair set a personal best time touching the wall in 47.78 seconds, lowering his best time from 49.11.
In the para men’s 50-metre free, Piche-LeClair finished sixth. Fellow Eagle Haley Broer was 17th, in the open girls’ 100m back (1:09.8).
Parkside C.I.’s Mac Watson finished fifth, in the junior men’s 50m free (26.86 sec.), just three-tenths of a second off of the podium, while the silver medal was won in 26.29 seconds.
Owen Gillet, of St. Joseph’s high school, was eighth in the para men’s 50m back. The 13-year also finished 17th, in the para men’s 50m free. Gillet's teammate Gabriel Dala, was 26th in the para men’s 50m free, but was disqualified in the para 50m back. In the para women’s 50m free, St. Joe’s Brooklyn Reiter was 26th.
Hailey Demeray, of St. Joe’s high school, placed 17th, in the junior girls’ 50m breaststroke (40.63 sec.).
February 27, 2018
ST. THOMAS – TSommer Lednicky completed her hat trick, scoring with 1:10 remaining in overtime, to lift the Ingersoll Blue Bombers over the Parkside Stampeders, 4-3, capturing the TVRA girls' South-East hockey title.
The Bombers win the final in a two game sweep, after winning game one, 4-3, in Ingersoll, on Monday. Parkside trailed 2-0 and 3-1, before rallying to tie, sending the game into extra time. Kaitlin Ellery, with two goals and Aviva Fournie, scored for the Stampeders. Amber Foster also score for Ingersoll, while Sabrina Schuett drew two assists.
It is the third consecutive year that Ingersoll ends Parkside's season and back to back in the final.
February 23, 2018
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 rthur 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.
February 21, 2018
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).
Febraury 16, 2018
ST. THOMAS – A few months ago Payton Brodie-Grubb felt she may not wrestle again, let alone be a top wrestler at a championship meet. The Parkside Stampeder was the most outstanding female wrestler, capturing the gold medal in the girls' 61-kilogram class, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Michienzi Conference wrestling championships, in front of a home crowd, at Parkside Collegiate Institute. The top five in each weight class at conference, move on to WOSSAA, Friday, February 23, at London Banting secondary school.
Fellow Parkside weight class champions include Gavin Eldridge, boys' 57.5 kilograms, Daniel Rattrey, boys' 89-kg and Maddie King, girls' 44-kg.
February 13, 2018
ST. THOMAS – Once the Parkside Stampeders busted through the opening gate, there was no way the Tillsonburg Glendale Gemini were about to corral them. The Stampeders jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the opening four minutes and never looked back, galloping to a 77-52 win, in their Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East AA senior boys’ basketball semi-final, at Parkside Collegiate Institute. Parkside's Nick Sturk scored a game high 30 points.
February 12, 2018
ST. THOMAS – Special teams and Eric Ronayne, has the Parkside Stampeders moving on in Thames Valley Regional Athletics boys hockey playoffs. Ronayne scored in the fourth round of a shootout, giving the Stampeders a 6-5 win and a two games to none series victory, over the East Elgin Eagles, in the South-East quarterfinal, at Memorial Arena.
February 7, 2018
AYLMER, ON. – The Parkside Stampeders are riding a wave of momentum into the playoffs. Jordan Medeiros scored the lone goal on an early first period power play, as the Stampeders blanked the East Elgin Eagles, 1-0, in game one of their best of three game Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South East boys’ hockey quarter-final, at the East Elgin Community Complex.
Winless in the first half of the regular season, the Stampeders reeled off four in a row, to finish at 4-3-1. Make it now five wins, with Reece Carroll picking up the shutout between the pipes.
February 7, 2018
ST. THOMAS – Mac Watson is continuing where he left off from last season. The Grade 10 student at Parkside Collegiate Institute won the 50-metre freestyle, 100-metre free and 50-metre butterfly, in the 14 years and under boys’ high school division, repeating a feat he accomplished a year ago, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics swimming championships, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. Watson finished the 2017 swim season at OFSAA, bringing home a silver medal in the boys’ 14 years and under 50 free and a bronze in the 100 free. Prior to the provincial high school championships, Watson touched the wall first in each of his three races, both at WOSSAA and TVRA. Parkside's Briar McCaw, St. Joseph's Kayla Keyes and Hailey Demeray, East Elgin Eagles Brennan Piche-LeClair and Haley Broer and Dorchester's Cloe Selinga, also made splashes at the meet.
January 18, 2018
LONDON, ON. – Mac Watson led all local athletes at the final invitational swim meet before the championship season begins in February. The Parkside Collegiate Institute swimmer placed second in the boys’ 50-metre free, 50m fly and 100m free races, at the Winter Classic, January 11, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre (CGAC). Last year, as a grade nine athlete, Watson won silver (junior 50m free) and bronze medals (junior 100m free) at OFSAA. 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.
January 15, 2018
ST. THOMAS – This now sets up a match between the undefeated teams. The Parkside Stampeders grabbed a lead early, maintained the advantage for most of the game, on their way to defeating the Central Elgin Titans on their home court, 48-43, in TVRA South Division senior boys' basketball. Taylor Robertson led the Stampeders, with 15 points,while Landon Johnstone had 15 points for the Titans.
January 10, 2018
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.
December 19, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Nick Sturk scored a game high 17 points, leading the Parkside Stampeders over the Voaden Vikings,76-33, in TVRA senior boys' basketball, at Arthur Voaden secondary school.
November 23, 2017
LONDON, ON. – The Parskide Stampeders accomplished what few teams have done over the years, defeating the London CCH Crusaders on the gridiron. Not only did Parkside win their first WOSSAA championship in football, the Stampeders did so by dominating the Crusaders, 35-7, in the junior final, at TD Stadium.
Camerin Zimmer scored three touchdowns, his third from a missed field goal attempt. Mac Watson and Brayden Gagnier also had majors, with Rudy Bukich kicking all five single point converts
Parkside scored first and led 14-7 at half-time. Three trips in to the end zone in the third quarter, put the Stampeders in control, at 28-7.
November 16, 2017
LONDON, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders won the WOSSAA AA senior boys' volleyball bronze medal.
November 16, 2017
AYLMER, ON. – It is sweet redemption over a local rival. Zachary Copeland, Camerin Zimmer and Nathan Uytterlinde, scored touchdowns, as the Parkside Stampeders defeated the East Elgin Eagles, 25-6, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics junior football final, at East Elgin secondary school. The win avenges the Stampeders' lone blemish on their 7-1 overall record, a 20-15 loss, in their season opener, here at East Elgin, September 28.
November 10, 2017
ST. THOMAS – It isThe Parkside Stampeders could never ignite their offence. The London Saunders Sabres capitalized on that, along with a few big offensive plays of their own, blanking the Stampeders, 24-0, in a Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) senior football B Flight semi-final, at Parkside CI.
November 10, 2017
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.
November 9, 2017
WOODSTOCK, ON. – Just when the Parkside Stampeders appeared to be galloping away, the East Elgin Eagles showed why they were reigning champions. But the Stampeders held on for a 44-39 win, in the Thames Valley District Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East senior girls' basketball final, played at Huron Park secondary school. Callista Tryon scored a game high 21 points for Parkside, Lauren Caraher dropped in nine and Jaylin Wismer, chipped in with six. Alyssa Voros led the Eagles, with 14 points, 10 arriving in the final frame.
November 2, 2017
LONDON, ON. – Derek MacDonald ran in for a pair of touchdowns and Ryan Long had one major on a 34-yard run, as the Parkside Stampeders defeated the Banting Broncoes, 19-2, in senior football. Luke Gregor converted one TD and Parkside surrendered two points on a safety. The Stampeders finish the regular season, at 4-2, third place, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Walzak division.
"The kids were tremendous. They used good technique, good footwork and were in good positions 95 per cent of the time (on a muddy, slippery field)," Parkside coach Jason Congdon said. "All three phases were outstanding today."
The defensive highlight was stopping Banting five times (with two offside penalties) inside the Stampeders' five yard line. Parkside host London Saunders, in a B flight semi-final, Friday, at 2 p.m. The B flight features the third and fourth place teams from each division. The East Elgin Eagles take on London Clarke Road, in the other B flight semi-final.
November 2, 2017
ST. THOMAS – No better time to have a game of the season, then the playoff opener. Faith DeVries scored a game high nine points, while Sherah Kuipers was a rebound monster, with 15, to lead the Central Elgin Titans over the Parkside Stampeders, 31-21, in a TVRA South-East junior girls' basketball quarter-final, at Parkside CI. The Titans were 3-8 during the season, while the Stampeders had a 5-6 record. Both teams finished behind the 8-3 East Elgin Eagles.
October 28, 2017
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.
October 26, 2017
CLINTON, ON. – It wasn't Children of the Corn, but for Hallee Knelsen, Connor Erb, Arielle Aitken Guignard and the St. Joseph's Rams' senior girls' team, it was a memorable thriller around the corn field. The three individuals and the St. Joe's ladies, are OFSAA bound, after qualifying at the WOSSAA cross-country championships, held at St. Anne's high school. Knelsen placed third in the midget girls' 4-kilometre race, while Aitken Guignard followed in sixth place. Erb was eighth, in the midget boys' 4-km event. The top two teams, plus the top five individuals, not on those top two teams, in each division, advance to the OFSAA championships, November 4, in Petawawa. The course, located behind the school, took runners alongside a couple corn fields, igniting comments on movies with some association with the crop.
October 26, 2017
EXETER, ON. – A late goal lifted the South Huron Sabres over the Parkside Stampeders, 1-0, in the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) field hockey final, at South Huron secondary school. Parkside won the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) title, on October 19, blanking Medway, 1-0. The Stampeders never allowed a goal while going undefeated over nine TVRA regular season and playoff games.
October 25, 2017
ARVA, ON. - A fourth quarter touchdown run, carried the Parkside Stampeders over the Medway Cowboys, 10-2, in Thames Valley Regional Athletics junior football, at Medway high school. Parkside had just punted, before Medway fumbled the ball and the Stampeders recovered, setting up the TD play. Zach Copeland added a late field goal. Scoreless at half-time, Medway took a 2-0 lead, on a third quarter safety.
The Stampeders improve to 4-1, second in the TVRA Walzak division, behind the undefeated East Elgin Eagles.
In senior action, the Cowboys branded the Stampeders, with a 39-8 loss. Rowan Jones had the lone TD for Parkside, now with a 3-2 record.
October 20, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Zachary Copeland ran in a pair of scores and threw a touchdown pass, leading the Parkside Stampeders, over the London Lucas Vikings, 43-15, in TVRA junior football, at Parkside CI. Improving to 3-1, Parkside led 15-7 after one quarter, but exploded for a 36-7 advantage by half-time. Camerin Zimmer, with two and Mac Watson, also scored TD’s. Copeland was good on all six PAT’s. Parkside also picked up a single, from a first quarter kick-off. The Stampeder defence was yet again solid, with three quarterback sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles that they recovered.
October 20, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The Parkside Stampeders opened the scoring, but then the London Lucas Vikings took over, handing the Stampeders their first loss, 51-17, in TVRA senior football, at Parkside CI. Stamps' quarterback Drew Foster connected with Ryan Long, for 84-yard TD pass play, early first quarter. It would not be until down 31-7, that Parkside scored again, with Foster finding Long for another strike. Luke Granger kicked a field goal, to round out the Stampeders' scoring. Three interceptions by Lucas stalled the Parkside offence in the second half.
October 19, 2017
LONDON, ON. – The Parkside Stampeders are back to back field hockey champions. Kendra Hulst scored the game's only goal, midway through the second half, for a 1-0 shutout of the Medway Cowboys, in the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) final, at City Wide Fields. Goalie Vanessa Johnston picked up the shutout, without needing to stop a shot. The Stampeders move on to the WOSSAA championship, October 26, in Goderich. A year ago, Parkside beat Medway, 3-1, in the TVRA final.
October 19, 2017
SPRINGWATER, ON. – Hallee Knelsen is a Tri-County champion. The East Elgin secondary school runner won the midget girls' race, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County cross-country championships, at the Springwater Conservation Area. Knelsen was the lone individual race champion, from Elgin County and Dorchester, however, local schools dominated the team divisions. Parkside was number one for junior girls. Central Elgin CI won the midget girls' team title. St. Joe's took the overall boys and girls' team titles, led by their first place senior boys and senior girls' teams.
October 13, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Not even foggy conditions could prevent the Parkside Stampders from another dominating first half. Drew Foster tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Rowan Jones and Austin Day ran in to the end zone twice, as the Stampeders blanked the London Beal Raiders, 28-0, in TVRA senior football, at Parkside CI. Now at 3-0, the Stampeders share top spot with London Lucas (3-0-1), in the TVRA Walzak division standings. Parkside's junior team, the Colts, improved to 2-1, defeating Beal, 42-12.
October 12, 2017
ORWELL, ON. – Runners
from across the Thames Valley Region had the opportunity to check the terrain
and the competition, at the annual Springwater Invitational cross country meet.
Actually, at Springwater Conservation Area, the site for both TVRA Tri-County and Central division cross-country championships next week, the terrain may be tougher than any opponent.
October 6, 2017
ST. THOMAS – On the first night of the school recognizing 50 years this weekend, both Parkside Stampeders' football teams kicked-off the celebration with victories. Five different players found the end zone, as the senior Stampeders dumped the Strathroy Saints, 45. The junior 'Stangs used TD's, sacks and interceptions, to take care of the Strathroy Saints, 35-7.
September 28, 2017
AYLMER, ON. – Drew Foster tossed four touchdown passes, leading the Parkside Stampeders, over the East Elgin Eagles, 26-2, in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) senior football, at East Elgin Secondary school. Foster twice hit Brad Grignard, including a play for 105 yards. Foster also found Ash O'Connor and Rowan Jones, on plays that led to the end zone. The Stampeders successfully converted TD's twice. The Eagles picked up a point on a rouge and a single from a missed field goal.
September 21, 2017
DORCHESTER – Another season of running through the woods
is underway, as the local cross-country schedule hit the ground running, at the Dorchester Fair Grounds.
Kyleigh Stubbs had St. Joe's top result finishing ninth, in the senior girls' race.
September 21, 2017
UNION, ON. – The Central Elgin Titans finished two-three-four, to win the team title, in 'A' flight, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County boys' golf championship, at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club.
September 19, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Ailah Brown scored a game high 24 points, to lead the Parkside Stampeders, over the East Elgin Eagles, 46-32, in Thames Valley Region Association (TVRA) South East senior girls' basketball, at Parkside C.I. Jaylin Wismer chipped in with eight points for Parkside. Alyssa Voros led the Eagles with 15 points.
June 9, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The Parkside Stampeders handed out hardware for the 2016/17 high school sports seasons at their annual athletic banquet.
June 8, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Paisley McGugan, co-captain of the Parkside Lady Stampeders, is the inaugural winner of the Thames Valley Region Athletic (TVRA) South-East Ms. Soccer award.
A grade 12 student-athlete at PCI, McGugan has been instrumental in leading the Stampeders to four WOSSAA AA titles, and an OFSAA championship in 2016.
June 2, 2017
NORTH BAY, ON. – A goal with eight minutes remaining in the second half lifted Burlington Notre Dame over the Parkside Stampders,
1-0, at the OFSAA AA girls' soccer tournament.
The Notre Dame win prevented Parkside from advancing to the quarter-finals.
"We had several chances but couldn't get the win," Parkside coach Gerry Safadi said. "The girls battled hard against a good team." Notre Dame went on to win the gold medal, with a 4-1 win in the final. Bishop Macdonell took home the bronze medal. The Stampeders rode a 20 game winning streak into the provincial tournament, with a roster featuring 16 players in grades nine and ten. The Stampeders' only losses this season were to Notre Dame and Bishop Macdonell.
"I told them how proud I was of what we accomplished this year," Safadi said. "OFSAA is a great experience for the team and it will only make us stronger for next year."
One player who graduates following four trips to OFSAA, is co-captain Paisley McGugan. She heads to Guelph University to study criminology. "McGugan has been outstanding," praised Safadi. "Fantastic central defender who was instrumental in why we only allowed nine goals in 23 games."
June 2, 2017
NORTH BAY, ON. – 9:30 a.m. Taylor Goodhue scored the only goal in the Parkside Stampeders' 1-0 win over Bracebridge, on day two of OFSAA girls' soccer. Parkside
improves their record to two wins and a loss, with their fourth and final pool game against Burlington Notre Dame at 11 this morning. The Stampeders need to win in order to advance to the quarter-finals later today.
"We will have to dig deep," Parkside coach Gerry Safadi said. Injuries continue to plague Parkside without Kaitlin Ellery and Savannah Williams to start the tournament and Gracie Clinton has not played since game one.
June 2, 2017
BELLEVILLE, ON. – Anij Sparenberg delivered a big throw on her first attempt and then waited to see if anyone could pass it. Only one could throw further, leaving Sparenberg as the OFSAA silver medalist in midget women's javelin, on day two of the provincial high school meet at Centennial high school. The Parkside CI athlete bested her personal best distance entering the competition three times, including the one that landed her on the podium, 33.04 metres.
June 1, 2017
NORTH BAY, ON. – 1:30 p.m
A goal with three minutes remaining in the second half, lifted Guelph Bishop Macdonell over the Parkside Stampeders,
2-1, at OFSAA AA girls' soccer.
Taylor Goodhue scored on a penalty kick in the first half that ended tied. Parkside coach Gerry Safadi said the game was even in terms of possession. Safadi added the Stampeders are banged up with injuries and face two must win games on Friday. Parkside have a win and loss after day one of the tournament. The Stampeders return to action Friday, at 8 a.m. against Bracebridge.
June 1, 2017
NORTH BAY, ON. – 11 a.m Braelyn Dennis scored twice leading the Parkside Stampeders to an opening win at OFSAA
AA girls' soccer. Taylor Goodhue also scored in a 3-1 win over King City Villanova this morning. Leading 1-0 at half-time, Parkside scored two more times, catching the goalie out of position on both occasions.
"Villanova was physical and played a possession style game until we scored," Parkside coach Gerry Safadi said. "Once we scored they started to play more direct and our defence played well."
May 27, 2017
LONDON, ON. – Anij Sparenberg is heading to OFSAA as a double qualifier. The Parkside CI athlete placed second in both the midget women's javelin and discus, with personal best throws in each event, at the OFSAA West regional track and field meet, at TD Stadium. Katie Beaudry, of Dorchester, is also a double qualifier, finishing second in the senior women's 400-metre hurdles, a day after placing second in high jump. East Elgin Secondary's Oakley Potter, in junior men's javelin, Parkside's Jared Parkin, in midget men's discus and Dorchester's Victoria Quance, in junior women's pole vault, each placed fourth in their respective events, on day two of the regional meet. Over the two days at the regional meet, 10 athletes including a relay team, from Dorchester and Elgin County schools, placed in the top four, qualifying for OFSAA, June 1-3, in Belleville.
May 25, 2017
TILLSONBURG, ON. – Dylan Rennie struck first for the Parkside Stampeders. But it was London St. Andre Bessette showing their experience scoring three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 win in the WOSSAA AA boys' soccer final, at the Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Park.
May 25, 2017
TILLSONBURG, ON. – Halle Szabo made the most of a break for the Parkside Stampeders. The grade nine forward jumped on a ball that escaped the hands of the London STA Flames' goalie and deposited it into the net, for a 2-1 Parkside win in the WOSSAA 2A girls' soccer final, at the Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Park. Parkside, the reigning OFSAA champions, return to the provincial high school championship for the fourth consecutive year. Jaylin Wismer for Parkside and STA, traded free kicks for goals in the first half.
May 23, 2017
TILLSONBURG, ON. – A dozen year wait is over. For the first time this decade, the Parkside Stampeders boys’ soccer team is heading to the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament. A 3-2 win over the Tillsonburg Glendale Gemini, in the Thames Valley Region Athletics South-East division final, ended the drought. Dylan Rennie scored the game winning goal with less than five minutes remaining the second half.
May 23, 2017
TILLSONBURG, ON. – Another step closer to a return to OFSAA. The Parkside Stampeders are aiming for a return to the provincial high school championship and the reigning OFSAA 2A champions cleared the first hurdle, by completing an undefeated season in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) action. Braelyn Dennis scored twice to lead the Stampeders over Tillsonburg Glendale, 2-0, in the TVRA South-East division girls’ soccer final.
May 19, 2017
LONDON, ON. – Cole Barnes, Hayden Bell, Emma McKnight, Olivia Robinson, Sarah Ashby and Katie and Megan Beaudry, all share something in common. Each won an event, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) track and field championships, at TD Stadium.
May 17, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Both the Parkside Stampeders' boys and girls' soccer teams are off to their respective Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South-East final.
Miles Vaughan, Dylan Rennie and Tristan Frost scored in the Stampeders boys' 3-1 win over Woodstock Huron Park. Parkside faces Tillsonburg Glendale in the TVRA South-East final, at the Tillsonburg minor soccer park, on May 23, at 2:45 p.m. The Lady Stamps also face Glendale in their final (May 23, at Tillsonburg, 1 p.m.), after blanking the East Elgin Eagles, 8-0.
Glendale blanked the Central Elgin Titans, 1-0. The South-East champions move on to the WOSSAA tournament, at Tillsonburg, May 25.
May 15, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The London South Lions showed their experience from being the reigning champions, taking
early season lessons and applying them in the final.
South repeated as Thames Valley Region Athletic (TVRA) A/AA girls' rugby champions, defeating the Parkside Stampeders, 18-5, in the championship game, at Parkside CI.
Kylie Veriotes sent the Lions on their way, scoring the game's first eight points on a three point kick and a try.
May 12, 2017
LONDON, ON. – Elgin County schools still had their share of highlights, merging with London schools, in the newly formed TVRA track and field championships, at TD Stadium.
May 12, 2017
TILLSONBURG, ON. – The Parkside Stampeders head into the TVRA playoffs on the heels of another tournament win. The Stampeders only allowed one goal over three games, winning the Gemini Cup, beating London South 6-1 in the final. Parkside
also went undefeated winning a tournament in Welland.
“It was a great opportunity to give the players some playing time in a few positions on the field,” Parkside coach Gerry Safadi said. “The further we are able to go into the playoffs the more important it will be for each player to contribute and sometimes it may mean playing a position that is different for them.” Safadi adds the Stampeders are a young team, but eight tournament games and five league games (all wins) have allowed everyone to be comfortable playing together.
May 11, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Taylor Goodhue and Halle Szabo both potted two goals, to lead the Parkside Stampeders over the Glencoe Gaels, 7-0, in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) girls' soccer action, at Parkside CI. Katie Ellery, Klara Lattanzio and Amber Safadi, rounded out the scoring, as Parkside finishes the regular season first in the South Division.
May 11, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Aliah Brown had a trio of trys in the Parkside Stampeders' dismantling of Woodstock St. Mary's, 34-5, in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) girls' A/AA rugby at Parkside CI. Jocelyn Lucan and Brittany Wouters each scored a try for Parkside, in a game played under the lights. Two trys were converted. Parkside host the A/AA final, against London South, 5 p.m. on Monday, with the winner advancing to the Western Ontario (WOSSAA) tournament, in Clinton, May 18. The Stampeders have outscored their opponents on average of 32-5, while compiling their first place record of 5-0.
May 9, 2017
LONDON, ON – The Parkside Stampeders are continuing how they ended last season. Last June, Parkside won OFSAA gold, at the girls' 2A soccer tournament and the Stampeders have started the 2017 season in similar form. Taylor Goodhue scored twice and Braelyn Dennis had a goal, as the Stampeders moved to 4-0-0 in the TVRA South Division, defeating the Central Elgin Titans, 3-1, at City Wide Fields. Tara Ryan replied for the Titans.
May 3, 2017
WOODSTOCK, ON. – Throwers
continue to lead the Parkside Stampeders, tossing out nine top five results, at the Woodstock Spring Classic track and field meet, at College Avenue secondary school.
Anij Sparenberg, first, midget women’s javelin (28.67 metres), second in discus (23.4); Chase Cookson, first, junior men’s discus (44.76m); second, javelin (43.46m); Jared Parkin, first, midget men’s discus (38.30m), fourth, shot put (10.07m); Mack Watson, third midget men’s discus (29.4m), fourth, javelin (33.42m); Joseph Gillespie, fourth, junior men’s discus (38.85m).
Ryan Long won the senior men’s long jump (5.56m). Kenzie Smyth won midget women’s high jump (1.45m) and placed third in the 80-metre hurdles (13.8 seconds). Michael Roth was second in both the midget men’s 200 (25.23 sec.) and 400 (56.17 sec.) metre sprints.
Other PCI top fives: Cassidy Kent, third, senior women’s 200m; Sam Brown, fourth, midget women’s 200; Gavin Tapsell, fifth, senior men’s 400m.
April 30, 2017
LONDON, ON. – Parkside Stampeders' midget team had
several solid results, at the Forest City Mustang track and field meet, at Western University.
Anij Sparenburg won midget girls' javelin (23.33 metres) and placed second in discus (20.17m), while Jared Parkin won the midget boys' discus (39.21m) and finished fifth in shot put.
Michael Roth finished second in both the midget boys' 100 (11.96 seconds) and 200-metre (24.39 sec.) races.
Cassidy Kent led the senior girls' with third place results in both the 100 (13.18) and 200 (27.54). Chase Cookson had the second best throws for junior boys' discus (44.5m) and javelin (48.45m).
April 27, 2017
LONDON, ON. – The Parkside Stampeders were good with their arms. Seven athletes combined for 10 top five results in throwing events, javelin, discus and shot put, at the Titan/Crusader Invitational track and field meet, at Regina Mundi Catholic College. Anij Sparenberg won both the midget girls’ shot put with a winning heave of 22.9 metres and discus with a toss of 26.74m. Jared Parkin was first in the midget boys’ discus (38.58 metres), while Chase Cookson won the midget boys javelin (44.30m) and placed second in discus (45.24m). Joseph Gillespie finished third in junior boys discus, while Mack Watson was third in midget boys’ discus and fifth in javelin and Jackson Medeiros, sixth, senior javelin.
Payton Brodie had the second farthest throw in senior girls’ javelin.
In other events, Ryan Long, third, senior boys’ long jump (5.53m); Jackson Medeiros, fifth, senior boys long jump; Rachael Jensen, sixth, junior girls’ 1500; Maddie King, eighth, midget girls’ 800 metres.
April 27, 2017
LONDON. ON. – The West Elgin Wildcats' girls' doubles team of Ashley Tucker and Katie Bradshaw are WOSSAA champions. Bradshaw and Tucker went undefeated, capping their run by beating Medway in the final, at the WOSSAA junior badminton championships, at Saunders high school.
April 20, 2017
STRATHROY, ON. - No one from Elgin County or Dorchester could break through for an OFSAA berth, at the WOSSAA senior badminton championships. Dorchester's Lauren Wohlgemut and St. Joseph's Jocelyn Delgado, led the way both going 3-2 in woman's singles.
April 19, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The West Elgin Wildcats and Lord Dorchester both have two champions, while the East Elgin Eagles qualified in each division, at the TVRA South-East division junior badminton championships, at Parkside CI. The top four in each of the five divisions, qualify for the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament April 27, at London Saunders.
April 13, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The West Elgin Wildcats won both the boy and girls' doubles titles, at the TVRA South Division junior badminton championships, at Parkside CI.
April 12, 2017
WOODSTOCK, ON - The East Elgin Eagles won two of the five divisions, to win the team title at the TVRA South-East senior badminton championships, at Huron Park secondary school. The Central Elgin Titans have athletes in three divisions heading to WOSSAA.
March 8, 2017
WINDSOR, ON - Mac Watson is an OFSAA double medalist. The 13-year old student at Parkside CI won two medals at the OFSAA swimming championships, setting personal best times in both finals. In his first race, Watson won a silver medal in the 14 and under boys’ junior high school 50-metre free, touching the wall in 26.15 seconds. A bronze medal followed, in the 14 and under boys’ junior high school 100-metre free, lowering his fastest time to 58.54 seconds.
March 3, 2017
BRAMPTON, ON. – Meredith Woodhouse finishes her high school career with a medal of each colour from OFSAA. Woodhouse advanced to her second consecutive OFSAA gold medal final in the girls’ 64-kilogram class, but was out-matched by Nyla Burgess of Pickering High. The St. Joseph’s athlete was the top result for St. Thomas schools, at the provincial high school wrestling championships, held at the Powerade Centre. Parkside Stampeder Cobie Gregory finished fourth in the girls' 44-kg division.
February 17, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Bloodied and almost defeated Payton Brodie could have thrown in the towel. Instead the Parkside Stampeder took that towel to wipe her bloody nose and despite facing an 8-0 deficit, returned to the ring. A few minutes later, Brodie stood as the WOSSAA gold medal champion in the girls' 61-kg class.
February 16, 2017
LONDON, ON. - Mac Watson, won both the high school 14 and under boy's division 50m free and 50m butterfly, at the WOSSAA swim championships, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.
February 14, 2017
ST. THOMAS – It was a clean sweep for East Division schools. Not one St. Thomas school could advance from their TVRA senior or junior boys' basketball semi-final.
February 10, 2017
ST. THOMAS - They are best teams in the west. The Parkside Stampeders and St. Joseph's Rams, won the boys and girls' team titles, respectively, at the TVRA West conference wrestling championships, at Parkside CI. The two schools combined to have 40 athletes qualifying for WOSSAA, each with top five results. Parkside took the overall title, combining both the boys and girls' teams, followed by St. Joe's.
February 8, 2017
LONDON, ON - Mac Watson could not be beat. The
Parkside Collegiate Institute Grade nine athlete won his three races, at the Thames Valley
Region Athletics swim championships, at the Canada Games Aquatic
Watson was first in the high school division under-14 boys 50-metre butterfly
(29.81 seconds), 100-metre free (1:00.74) and 50-metre free (27.05 sec.).
Competitors had to meet qualifying times to advance to the WOSSAA meet, hosted again at the Centre, on February 16. Parkside, St. Joseph’s, Lord Dorchester and East Elgin Secondary, all had swimmers move on to WOSSAA.
December 9, 2016
ST. THOMAS - The Parkside Stampeders hosted an invitational girls’ volleyball tournament on home court and schooled the opposition. Both the Stampeders’ senior and junior teams took the gold medals. The senior Stampeders defeated London Clarke Road, 25-16, 25-15, in their final, completing a 9-2 record, after edging the West Elgin Wildcats in the semi-finals, two games to one. In junior action, Parkside got by London Laurier, 25-19, 25-23, for a 10-1 overall run. The semis saw Parkside defeat Clarke Road, while Laurier eliminated London Westminster.
December 8, 2016
ST. THOMAS - Led by captain and middle Ally Carr, the Parkside Stampeders improved to 2-0, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South division, dropping the East Elgin Eagles, 25-15, 25-17, 25-23, at Parkside CI. The Stampeders finished first in the South the past two seasons, with the West Elgin Wildcats finishing second both times. Leading the Stampeders this season are Carr, Lauren Donker, Haley Summers and setter Holly Thomson.
December 6, 2016
ST. THOMAS – Clayton Sturk is Mr. Volleyball, for the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East Division. Sturk helped the Parkside Stampeders win the TVRA South-East senior boys' AAA title and advance to the WOSSAA final. Sturk, 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 24, 2018
LONDON, ON - Ryan Asher scored the winning points, on a third quarter 16-yard run, as the Parkside Stampeders edged the Medway Cowboys, 9-6, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Junior consolation football final, at TD Stadium. Medway opened the scoring before the hot chocolate cups were opened, on a 90-yard kick-off return to start the first quarter. Parkside compiled a 7-2 overall record this season, losing twice by one point.
November 23, 2016
ST. THOMAS – The Central Elgin Titans won both the boys and girls' games against the Parkside Stampeders, in TVRA curling, at the St. Thomas Curling Club.
November 17, 2016
ST. THOMAS –
Teams from St. Thomas - Elgin County and
Dorchester high schools, brought home six medals from the WOSSAA tournaments for girls
basketball and boys volleyball.
Lord Dorchester was the lone champion, winning the senior girls A basketball championship, defeating St. Marys DCVI, 47-38.
The Parkside Stampeders made the senior girls’ AA basketball final, but lost to London Mother Teresa, 48-33.
At triple A basketball, the East Elgin Eagles won the bronze medal game at both the senior and junior levels. The senior Eagles beat London CCH, 42-30, after losing to London Lucas, 64-29, in their semi-final. Lucas features Sarah Donavan, who recently signed a letter of intent to attend Davidson College.
In volleyball, the Parkside Stampeders were AA silver medalists, losing the final to host Stratford Central.
East Elgin captured the bronze medal in AAA action, in a three game sweep of London CCH. The Eagles lost to the eventual champions, London Saunders, in the semi-finals.
The West Elgin Wildcats also took home bronze, dusting St. Marys DCVI, in three games, at the 'A' tournament.
November 15, 2016
AYLMER, ON - That big zero is the number of times the East Elgin Eagles, senior and junior teams combined, lost during the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) campaign. Both completed 12-0 seasons, by winning their respective TVRA South-East final, today, at East Elgin Secondary school. The senior Eagles capped their perfect run, defeating the Parkside Stampeders, 41-23. The junior Eagles duplicated the feat, downing Woodstock C.I, 33-24.
November 1, 2016
ST. THOMAS - Nicole Carnegie scored a game high 16 points as the Parkside Stampeders downed the Central Elgin Titans, 48-35, securing second place in the Thames Valley Region South Division, in senior girls' basketball.
October 27, 2016
LONDON, ON - Shea Frayne and Payten Lang potted goals, to lift the Goderich Vikings over the Parkside Stampeders, 2-1, in the WOSSAA girls' field hockey final, at City Wide Fields. Goderich moves on to the OFSAA championship for the third consecutive season. The Vikings were provincial silver medalists last year. Braelyn Dennis scored for Parkside.
October, 27, 2016
LONDON, ON. - The St. Joseph’s Rams came up big, winning the overall girls, senior girls and senior boys team titles, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) cross country championships, held at Springbank Park. The overall banner is a first for the St. Thomas school. The senior boys and senior girls now head for OFSAA, the provincial meet, Saturday November 5, in Port Hope.
October 19, 2016
LONDON, ON - They were just one game short of running the table for an undefeated season, but the Parkside Stampeders won the biggest game of the Thames Valley Regional Athletics field hockey season. Murranda McCallum, Braelyn Dennis and Aviva Fournie scored, in a 3-1 win over their arch rivals, the Medway Cowboys, in the TVRA final.
October 19, 2016
NILESTOWN, ON. - An injured toe failed to prevent Jaxon Nolte from leading Dorchester's midget boys to a team title at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Tri-County cross country championships. Nolte won the midget boys race, which featured a 1-2-3 finish for Dorchester.
October 6, 2016
LONDON, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders seem built for the turf at City Wide Field. Speedy with quick transition the Stampeders' field hockey team is the class of the TVRAA field hockey league with a 10-0 record.