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DeSousa two top 12 finishes at first NCAA track meet
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Friday, January 21, 2022
COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. - Tayah DeSousa, of St. Thomas, placed in the top 12 in both of her events, at her first NCAA indoor track and field meet, the Air Force Invitational.
DeSousa, a freshman at Long Beach State University in Los Angeles, placed ninth, in women's long jump (5.33 metres) and 12th, in the 60-metre hurdles (9.21 seconds).
The Central Elgin C.I. graduate, is also a member of the St. Thomas Legion track and field club.

Bisschop breaks out with three point game
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Friday, January 21, 2022
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Kristen Bisschop had a break out game.
The junior defenceman from Dorchester, had a goal and two assists, to lead the Marian University Sabres women's hockey team, to a 7-2 road win at Lawrence University, in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) action this afternoon.

Lessard taking books and soccer ball to Waterloo
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Thursday, January 20, 2022
ST. THOMAS - Tazia Lessard will be dribbling the soccer ball this September with the Waterloo Warriors.
The Grade 12 student at Parkside Collegiate Institute will continue her education in the health science co-op program.
The centreback started her soccer career in St. Thomas and has been playing with the London Whitecaps since 2017.

DeSousa among six athletes competing in the States
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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
ST. THOMAS - While university and college sports in Ontario are again on pause, action continues for local athletes playing south of the border.
Tayah DeSousa (photo), Lexi Adzija, Malachi Ndur, Michael Roth and Kristen Bisschop, continue in their respective sports.

Mendham named to Oklahoma State honour roll
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Saturday, January 15, 2022
ST. THOMAS - David Mendham has been named to the Oklahoma State university President's honour roll, with a 4.0 grade-point average.
The Dorchester native is majoring in university studies.
Mendham, a first baseman / catcher, played 54 games for South Carolina in 2021, after two seasons at Connors State community college.

St. Thomas' Day enshrined in WOSL Hall of Fame
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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
ST. THOMAS - David Day is a Hall of Famer.
The St. Thomas native and long time member of the St. Thomas Soccer Club was recently enshined in to the Western Ontario Soccer League (WOSL) Hall of Fame.

Sinclair loses in provincial master semifinal
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Sunday, December 19, 2021
GANANOQUE, Ont. - Dale Sinclair, representing the St. Thomas Curling Club, lost in a semifinal to Elmira's Brenda Cark, this morning, at the provincial master women's championship.
The team of Sinclair, lead Bernadette Gillett, second Rosemary Gowman and third Carol Jackson, fell 7-2, with Clark taking the game in seven ends.
Tied at two after four ends, Clark scored one in both the fifth and sixth ends before scoring three in the seventh.
In the final, Clark lost to Janice Carwardine, of the Leaside Club in Toronto, 7-0, in four ends.
Sinclair finished the round robin at 6-1, losing the final game of the round robin to Carwardine, also 6-1. The game decided first place and gave Carwardine a bye to the final.

Sailor Gysbers has a four point game in loss
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Sunday, December 19, 2021
PARKHILL, ON. - Andrew Gysbers had two goals and assisted on both Richie Albert goals, but the Port Stanley Sailors fell to North Middlesex Stars, 7-5, this afternoon.
Hunter Gilchrist also scored for the Sailors. Port was three for eight on the power play.
Gysbers leads the Sailors with 23 points, on 12 goals and 11 assists.
Leading North Middlesex was Jake Weston with two goals and three assits, Lucas Mann, a goal and two assists and Andrew Henderson with three assists.

Argue gives win to Trojans over Dolphins in overtime
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Saturday, December 18, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Gage Argue scored three minutes and 12 seconds in to overtime, carrying the Thamesford Trojans to a 3-2 win, over the Dorchester Dolphins.
Dylan VanDusen gave the Dolphins a 1-0 lead just two minutes in to the game. Owen Kernohan tied the score just 34 seconds later.
Kyle Pizzey put the Trojans up 2-1, in the second period.
The lead lasted just three minutes, when Caleb Haastra knotted the affair on the power play, with Van Dusen drawing an assist.
Thamesford moves one point ahead of Dorchester in to third place in the PJHL Yeck Division. Exeter leads the way with 34 points, followed by Mt. Brydges with 31 points.

Sinclair second in round robin advances to semifinal
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Saturday, December 18, 2021
GANANOQUE, Ont. - Dale Sinclair, representing the St. Thomas Curling Club, finished second in the round robin, with a 6-1 record, at the provincial master women's championship.
In a game for first place, the rink of Sinclair, lead Bernadette Gillett, second Rosemary Gowman and third Carol Jackson, lost in an extra end, 6-5, to Debbie Carwardine, out of the Leaside Curling Club.
Sinclair faces Elmira's Brenda Clark (5-2) in a semifinal Sunday morning, with the winner advancing to play Carwardine in the final.
Sinclair beat Clark, 9-1, in five ends, during the round robin, but Clark was the lone team to beat Carwardine.
Earlier today, Sinclair blanked JoAnne Inouye, of the York club, 7-0, in just four ends.

Weston hat trick leads North Middlesex over Port
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Saturday, December 18, 2021
PORT STANLEY, ON. - Jake Weston netted a hat trick, his team's first three goal, leading the North Middlesex Stars to a 6-2 win against the Port Stanley Sailors.
Andrew Gysbers, shorthanded and Kam Korab scored for the Sailors.
Brett Holt, Andrew Henderson and Cameron Amos, completed the Stars' goal scoring.

Sinclair sits first at Master Women provicials
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Friday, December 17, 2021
GANANOQUE, Ont. - Dale Sinclair, representing the St. Thomas Curling Club, is the lone undefeated rink at the provincial master women's championship.
The team of Sinclair, lead Bernadette Gillett, second Rosemary Gowman and third Carol Jackson, won twice today, improving to 5-0.
Sinclair kicked the day three of the tournament off, by blitzing Elmira's Brenda Clark, 9-1, in just five ends, this morning, in a meeting of the only 3-0 teams.
This afternoon Sinclair again put up a 9-1 score, in seven ends, against Debbie Brown, of the Brant Curling Club. .

Capirchio hat trick give 'Dogs bite to beat 'Phins
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Friday, December 17, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Joe Capirchio netted a hat trick to lead the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs over the Dorchester Dolphins, 4-3, tonight.
Brayden Smith with two goals and Isaac Sturgeon, with his 10th of the campaign scored for the 'Phins. Dylan Vandersleen assisted on both tallies.
Noah Bruinink had a shorty for the 'Dogs.
The teams combined for five power play goals.
Dorchester remains tied with Thamesford, for third place, both teams having 12-9-1-1 records, five points behind Mt. Brydges and eight back of Exeter.

French speaks game winner as Hawks edge Sailors
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Friday, December 17, 2021
EXETER, ON. - Jaeden French had the game winning goal as the Exeter Hawks edged Port Stanley, 3-2, tonight.
Andrew Gybers, with his ninth goal of the season and Devon Kaplanis, with his fourth, netted goals for the Sailors.
Nick Bedard and Jack McDonald, also scored for the Hawks.

Sinclair rink 3-0 at Curl Ontario Masters provicials
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Thursday, December 16, 2021
GANANOQUE, Ont. - Dale Sinclair, representing the St. Thomas Curling Club, has a share of first place, at the provincial master women's championship.
Her rink of lead Bernadette Gillett, second Rosemary Gowman and third Carol Jackson, defeated Nepeon's Sheryl Dobenko, 11-5, this afternoon, to remain undefeated at 3-0.
Sinclair opened the eight team tournament with a 6-3 win over Barb Willemsen, out of the Quinte curling club, Wednesday night. Earlier today Sinclair defeated Wendy Young, from the Collingwood club, 8-6.
Elmira's Brenda Clark is also 3-0 and will face Sinclair Friday morning.

Third period roar leads Lions pass Stampeders
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Tuesday, 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 period.
Anna Muscat and Ashlynne Brown scored twice for the Stampeders, while Kira Collard and Korina Velema, had one goal each.
Hiscox finished with five goals and two assists.

Elgin Imperials tie London Blizzards in sledge hockey
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Sunday, December 12, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - The Elgin Imperials tied the London Blizzards, 1-1, in Ontario sledge hockey action today, at Western Fair Sports Centre.
Kaidyn Skillings scored for Elgin, assisted by Tyler Zinn.

Two losses has Dolphins sliding down to fourth place
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Sunday, December 12, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - It was rough weekend for the Dorchester Dolphins.
The Dolphins lost to both the Lucan Irish on the road Saturday and to the North Middlesex Stars, Friday on home ice.
Now on a three game losing streak, the Dolphins have slid to fourth place in the PJHL Yeck Division with an 11-8-1-1 record. Dorchester is 3-6-1 in their past 10 games.
A five goal explosion in the second period, broke open a close 2-1 game and carried Lucan to a 9-3 win.
Gordan Kean, Isaac Sturgeon and Jakob Marche with his team leading 13 goal of the season, scored for the Dolphins.
At Dorchester Friday, North Middlesex jumped out to a 3-0 lead and led 4-1 after two periods, on their way to a 8-2 win.
Marche and Nick Andrews scored for the Dolphins.

Stanat third twice at Lancer Blue & Gold Intersquad
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Saturday, December 11, 2021
WINDSOR, Ont. - A.J. Stanat, of St. Thomas, placed third in the men's shot put and weight throw, at the Windsor Lancers' recent Blue and Gold intersquad meet.
The freshman had a 12.94 metre measurement in the weight throw and had a best effort of 12.26m in shot.

Skillings scores twice as Elgin Imperials win 3-1
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Saturday, December 11, 2021
HAMILTON, ON. - Kaidyn Skilling scored twice and Wes Shaw buried one puck, as the Elgin Imperials defeated the Hamilton Sledgehammers, 3-1, in Ontario sledge hockey action today.
Elgin will take the momentum of their first win of the season to London tomorrow, to face the London Blizzards.

Bulldog Griffiths' hat trick sinks Sailors in OT
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Friday, December 10, 2021
MT BRYDGES, ON. - Nolan Griffiths netted a hat trick including the equalizer and overtime winner, as the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs came back to edge the Port Stanley Sailors, 6-5.
Trent Rickwood with two goals, Ryan Jeffrey, Andrew Gysbers and Devon Kaplanis scored for Port, while Jordan Medeiros picked up three assists.
Kaplanis gave the Sailors a 5-4 lead with just under three minutes to go in the third period.
But Griffiths tied the affair at five, 88 seconds later, before winning the game one minute and 49 seconds in to the extra period.
Gybers leads the Sailors with 15 points, on seven goals and eight assists. Medeiros has eight goals and five assists. Rickwood has four goals and four assists in five games with the Sailors.

Stars fall after 2-0 mid game lead vanishes
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Thursday, December 9, 2021
LEAMINGTON, Ont. - Mathieu Paris and Ben McRobbie had the St. Thomas Stars up 2-0 mid game, but the Leamington Flyers rallied with three unanswered goals, for a 3-2 win tonight.
Gabe Piccolo, Colton O'Brien, Ryan MacPherson scored for the home side.
The Stars are eighth in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western conference at 7-15-1-1.

Medeiros late goal lifts Sailors over Irish
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
PORT STANLEY, ON. - Jordan Medeiros scored his eighth goal of the season with two minutes and 19 seconds remaining in the third period, to lift the Port Stanley Sailors pass the Lucan Irish, 3-2..
Devon Kaplanis had a goal and one assist for the Sailors, while Theo Morrison also scored.
Owen Peters and Brayden Dwyer replied for Lucan.

Muscat three point game helps Parkside tie Lucas
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Tuesday, 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 arena.
Tatum Watson, Hannah Van De Peer and Amy Fitzgeorge replied for Lucas.

Arnold leads Spartans over Rams in season opener
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Jaden Arnold scored twice and had an assist to lead the Mother Teresa Spartans over the St. Joseph's Rams, 3-1, in their season opener to the District boys hockey season, this afternoon at the Joe.
Arnold gave the Spartans leads of 1-0 and 2-1 and assisted on Ben Grasso's insurance goal.
Ashton Ivanyshin scored for the Rams.

McMullen wins provincial U17 cyclo-cross race
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Monday, December 6, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Prior to the race, a podium finish wasn't on the mind of Jayden McMullen.
Starting from the back of the pack, the 15-year old from St. Thomas, competing with K-W Cycling Academy, was only hoping his bike would survive the rigors of the U17 course, at the Ontario Cycling Association Cyclo-cross provincial championships last month.

Belmont's Vandenbrink nets hat trick against Stars
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Friday, December 3, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Noah VandenBrink netted a hat trick, including his 12th goal of the season, as the St. Marys Lincolns defeated the St. Thomas Stars, 5-2, at the Joe tonight.
The 16-year old rookie from Belmont has 24 points in 22 games for the Lincolns.
Mathieu Paris and Nicholas Mazza scored for the Stars.
Kyle Morey and Ethan Lamoureux gave the Lincs a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes.
St. Thomas sits seventh in the GOJHL Western Conference with a 7-14-0-1 record.

Dolphins and Irish battle to a 2-2 draw
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Friday, December 20, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Isaac Sturgeon and Isaac Boar-hersh gave the Dorchester Dolphins leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but the Lucan Irish tied the game twice thanks to Dylan Demeulenaere and Jacob Van Arenthals, resulting in a 2-2 tie.
The Dolphins sit second in the PJHL Yeck Division with a 11-5-1-1 record, three points behind the Exeter Hawks.

Detloff takes bronze at university wrestling meet
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
BURLINGTON, Ont. - At the Ontario Open wrestling tournament, Kendall Dettloff, of Dorchester, a second year nursing student with the Western Mustangs, brought home a bronze medal in the women's 55-kilogram class, this past weekend.
Earlier in November, Dettloff was third at both the Ryerson Open and York Open tournaments in the 53-kg class.

Vandenberg GOJHL Mid-western goalie of the month
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Monday, November 29, 2021
STRATFORD, Ont. - Marcus Vandenberg, a 17-year old rookie goalie with the Stratford Warriors, was named Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Mid-Western Conference goaltender of the month for October.
The Dorchester native was 5-0-0, including one shutout, had a 1.53 goals-against average (GAA) and .953 save percentage.
For the season, Vandenberg is 10-1-0 with a 1.79 GAA and .935 save percentage.
Vandenberg was a ninth round selection by the Kitchener Rangers in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection.

Panthers on the Prowl take over community
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Saturday, November 27, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The Panthers on the Prowl, an annual three day girls' hockey tournament is taking place this weekend at the Joe, Memorial and the East Elgin Community Centre.
Over 50 teams are competing in 11 divisions from U11 to U18.

Harrison scores twice including winner
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Saturday, November 27, 2021
OSHAWA, Ont. - Brett Harrison scored twice, including the overtime winner, lifting the Oshawa Generals to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa 67's Friday.
The Dorchester native has 11 goals and eight assists in 15 games this season.
In his rookie season, in 2019-20, Harrison put up 21 goals and 16 assists in 58 games
The 18-year old is a 2021 third round pick of the Boston Bruins.

Chard's four point night burns Sailors
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Friday, November 26, 2021
THAMESFORD, ON. - Carter Chard scored twice and drew assists on goals by Curtis Topp and Luke Caldarozzi, leading the Thamesford Trojans to a 7-4 win over the Port Stanley Sailors.
Jordan Medeiros with two goals, including his team leading seventh, Andrew Gysbers and Cole Hardie, scored for Port.
Clayson Goymour, Owen Kernohan and Jimmy Davidson, also scored for the Trojans.

Lavender helps 'Dogs bite Dolphins in OT
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Friday, November 26, 2021
MT. BRYDGES, Ont. - Nathan Lavender scored two minutes and 48 seconds in to overtime lifting the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs pass the Dorchester Dolphins, 2-1.
Blake Griffiths, for the 'Dogs and Dylan Vandersleen, for the 'Phins, scored during regulation.
Dorchester, with a 10-4-1-0 record, sits in second place, three points behind the Exeter Hawks.

Beavers complete undefeated V-ball season
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Wednesday, November 24, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - The Dorchester Beavers have completed an undefeated season.
The Beavers won the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East junior boys' volleyball final, defeating the West Elgin Wildcats, three games to one.

Lincolns five minute first period surge dooms Stars
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Sunday, November 20, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Three goals in the first five minutes of the game was the difference, as the St. Marys Lincolns defeated the St. Thomas Stars, 5-2, tonight at the Joe.
Thomas Harbour, Noah VandenBrink and Eric Smith's first of two goals, came in the opening five minutes of the first period.
St. Marys led 5-0 before the Stars found the scoreboard on goals by Tanner Dietz and Mathieu Paris.
The Stars sit seventh in the Western Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League with a 7-11-0-1 record.
Dietz leads the Stars in scoring with 19 points (four goals, 15 assists), one point up on Ben MacRobbie, who has nine goals and nine assists.

Marche lifts Dolphins to OT win over North Middlesex
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Saturday, November 20, 2021
PARKHILL, Ont. - Jakob Marche scores his second goal of the game, his team leading 11th, to lift the Dorchester Dolphins to a 6-5 overtime win, tonight against the North Middlesex Stars.
Dylan Van Dusen had a goal and two assists, including on the OT winner.
Ryan Poley, Josh Short and Brayden Smith, each had a goal and one assist.
Marche, who also picked up an assist, leads the Dolphins with 21 points, on 11 goals and 10 assists. Short has nine goals and nine assists.
Dorchester led 2-0 before the Stars scored four goals in a row. The home team led 5-3 after two periods.

Gysbers and Hardie lead Sailors to victory
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Saturday, November 20, 2021
PORT STANLEY, ON. - Andrew Gysbers and Cole Hardie both had a goal and an assist, to lead the Port Stanley Sailors to a 4-1 win over the Exeter Hawks.
Wesley Griffiths and Jordan Medeiros, also score for the Sailors who snap an eight game losing streak, for their second win of the season.
Sam Dupius counters for Exeter.
Gysbers leads Port in team scoring with five goals and five assists.

Dunn scores hat trick for Canada in exhibition game
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Friday, November 19, 2021
BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - James Dunn, of Wallacetown, had a hat trick to help lead Canada to a 11-0 downing of Korea, in the final game of a four game series for the National Para hockey team.
Up next for Canada, is the International Para Hockey Cup, in Ostrava, Czech Republic, December 12-19, in preparation for the 2022 Paralympics.

Houben nets game winner for Stars in overtime
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Friday, November 19, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Nick Houben scored one minute and 17 seconds in to the first overtime lifting the St. Thomas Stars over the Strathroy Rockets, 2-1, at the Joe tonight.
Tanner Dietz picked up his yeam leading 15th assist on the goal.
Stars' captain Tristan Roberts tied the game mid third period after Brandon Balazs had Strathroy up 1-0 in the first period.
Dietz and Ben MacRobbie lead the Stars with 18 points each.

Power lifts Nationals over Stars for a 4-2 win
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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Zack Power's 14th goal of the season was the game winner as the London Nationals doubled up on the St. Thomas Stars, 4-2, at Western Fair District.
Michael Elliston secured the win with his second goal of the game, an empty netter with 10 seconds left in the third period.
Mathieu Paris scored twice for the Stars, with Jackson Dobbin picking up assists on both goals.
Jeff Burridge put the Nationals up 2-1, in the second period.

Knelsen breaks 43-year old record at Purple and White
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Hallee Knelsen, of Malahide, broke a 43-year old meet record for the open women's 1000 metre run, at the Western Mustangs' annual Purple and White intersqaud indoor track and field meet, today at Western University.
Knelsen shaved just over two seconds off, lowering the time to 2:54.74, from 2:57.04.

Sailors' third period push falls a goal short
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
EXETER, ON. - A third period comeback fell a goal short as the Port Stanley Sailors were edged by the Exeter Hawks, 5-4.
The Sailors trailed 5-1, entering the third period, before Jordan Medeiros and Andrew Gysbers scored on the power play. Gybers struck again with a buzzer beater.
Port Stanley held a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes, on a goal by Theo Morrison.
Exeter scored five consecutive goals, including back to back power play goals and one shorthanded.
With a 1-10-0-0 record, the Sailors sit in the basement of the Yeck Division in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.

Two Parkside students sign U.S. soccer scholarships
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Two Parkside Collegiate Institute students have signed scholarships to play women's soccer south of the border.
Sadie Waite is heading to the University of Nebraska to be part of the Cornhuskers in the NCAA Big 10 conference.
Hayley Umansky will be going to Madonna University, a private school in Livonia, Michigan. The Crusaders are in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
More on each player coming to hometownplay.

Lucan hands Dolphins second loss in three games
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Friday, November 12, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Two first period goals were enough tonight as the Lucan Irish edged the Dorchester Dolphins, 2-1.
Keegan Nethercott and Riley Kiriakakos on the power play, scored five minutes apart, in a period the Irish out shot the Dolphins, 18-11.
Jakob Marche sniped his eighth goal of the season for the Dolphins in the second period.
Dolphins' goalie Liam McCarthy made 40 saves while his counterpart at the opposite end, Connor Latchford, made 37 stops.
The Dolphins have dropped two of their past three games and now share top spot with the Exeter Hawks with 16 points. Exeter does have a game in hand.

Parkside football loses two games by one point
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Thursday, 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.

Stars fall 5-3 at Sarnia
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Thursday, November 11, 2021
SARNIA, Ont. - Three first period goals jumped started the Sarnia Legionnaires and the home team never looked back, downing the St. Thomas Stars, 5-2.
The Stars did pull to within a goal with Nick Houben scorning and then assisting on Ben MacRobbie's ninth goal of the season in the second period.
But Sarnia's Ryder Nienhuis scored twice in the third period, on the power play and in to an empty net.
Ryan Richardson, Brayden Krueger and Brayden Degelas, scored for Sarnia on the opening period.

Dolphins hold off Bulldogs for eighth win
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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - The Dorchester Dolphins blew a 4-0 lead, but held on to defeat the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, 6-4, in Provincial Junior Hockey action.
Michael Cecchi, with his first goal, had the Dolphins up 4-0, 31 seconds into the second period.
But the Bulldogs responded with three goals over five minute span including scoring twice in 47 seconds, to pull withing a goal.
Jakob Marche, with two goals and two assists, Josh Short, with his team leading eighth goal of the season, Dylan VanDusen and Isaac Sturgeon, into an empty net, completed the Dolphins' scoring.
Thomas Guidolin, with two goals, Joe Capirchio and Austin Murray, scored for the Bulldogs.
Dorchester leads the Yeck Division with an 8-2-0-0 record.

Gellner named to OUA West Divison all-star team
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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
WINDSOR, Ont. - Lauren Gellner, of Dorchester, has been named to the Ontario University Athletics' West Division all-star team.
Gellner started all 10 games for the University of Windsor Lancers' women's soccer team, recording five shutouts.
The Lord Dorchester Secondary school grad, is a senior at Windsor studying Human Kinetics.

Vandenbrink St. Marys player of the month
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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
ST. MARYS, Ont. - Noah Vandenbrink has been named St. Marys Lincolns' player of the month for October.
The 16-year old rookie forward from Belmont, has five goals and six assists in 11 games.
Vandenbrink, a 2021 draft pick of the Hamilton Bulldogs, made his debut with the OHL club on October 24.

Hardy concludes cross country career at OUAs
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Sunday, November 7, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - For the past nine years through high school and university, Joey Hardy always had cross country.
The Talbotville native who attended St. Joseph's high school, is about to have a change in life as Hardy leaves Laurier University in Waterloo for a career in his field

Hawks snap Dolphins' win streak with 6-2 romp
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Friday, November 5, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - The Dorchester Dolphins' seven win streak came to crashing halt.
Jaeden French bagged a hat trick leading the Exeter Hawks to a 6-2 romp over the Dorchester Dolphins.
The Hawks led 2-1 after one period and 5-2 after 40 minutes and out shot the Dolphins, 56-39, over the game.
Bryce Darville and Isaac Sturgeon, both with their fifth goals of the season, scored for Dorchester.
Chase Wedlake, Kevin Shuttleworth and Nick Bedard, completed the Hawks' scoring.
The Dolphins had three APs in the lineup.
Dorchester (7-2-0-0) holds on to top spot in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division, two points ahead of Exeter (6-2-0-0).

Blair and Evansville soccer to MVC final
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Friday, November 5, 2021
CHICAGO Ill. - Morgan Blair, of Aylmer and and their University of Evansville Aces teammates are heading to the Missouri Valley Conference women's soccer final.
Evansville beat Valparaiso, 2-1, on a golden goal in double overtime.
Blair, a graduate of East Elgin secondary school, is a fifth year defender, who has started all 18 of the Aces' games this season.
Dorchester Nicole Benati is a fifth year mid-fielder on the Aces, but has not played since September 25.
The Aces, seeded sixth, face number one Loyola Chicago in the final on Sunday.

Rams' comeback falls short in District senior football
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Thursday, November 4, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Peter Bringi scored three touchdowns leading the St. Andre Bessette Bulldogs to a 20-17 win against the St. Joseph's Rams, in District senior football at City Wide Sports Park.
The Rams trailed 20-3 after three quarters before Owen Zufelt and Westly McLennan scored fourth quarter TDs.

Stars rally in third period for comeback road win
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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
LASALLE, Ont. - Four unanswered goals in the third period carried the St. Thomas Stars to a 5-4 win against the LaSalle Vipers.
Trailing 4-1 after 40 minutes, Stars' Maddox Amaral, with his team leading ninth goal of the season, Tristan Roberts, Oliver Bonk and Paterson MacNair scored.
Ben MacRobbie put the Stars on the board in the second period, down 3-0, scoring the first of three power play goals for the Stars.
Nick Houben and Tyler Alexander, both drew two assists.
MacRobbie, with six goals and eight assists and Tanner Dietz, lead the Stars with 14 points each. Amaral has 13 points and Roberts, 12 points.
St. Thomas, now on a three game win streak, sits seventh in the Western Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, with a 5-8-0-0 record.

Darville hat trick carries Dolphins to seventh win
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Saturday, October 30, 2021
LUCAN, ON. - Bryce Darville netted a hat trick to lead the Dorchester Dolphins to a seventh consecutive win.
Darville scored shorthanded and twice on the power play as the Dolphins doubled up on the Lucan Irish, 8-4.
Dylan Vandersleen, Jakob Marche, Dylan Van Dusen, Brayden Smith and Gordon Kean, with the game winner, also scored for Dorchester.
Vandersleen, Smith and Josh Short, each picked up two assists.
Replying for Lucan were Logan Lawrence, Caleb Kennedy, Owen Peters and Riley Kiriakakos.
The Dolphins with a 7-1-1 record sit a top the Yeck Division, in the Provincil Junior Hockey League.

Weber delivers another two goal game in Stars' win
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Saturday, October 30, 2021
CHATHAM. Ont. - For a second consecutive game, Jack Weber broke out with two goals.
Weber scored shorthanded and once on the power play to lead the St. Thomas Stars go a 4-2 road win over the Chatham Maroons.
Mathieu Paris and Nick Houben also scored for the Stars. Jackson Dobbin drew two assists.
Winners of back to back games for the first time this season, the Stars improve to 4-8-0-0 and move up to seventh place in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western Conference.

Adzija notches fourth goal in Quinnipiac victory
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Friday, October 29, 2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - Lexi Adzija scores her fourth goal of the season, in a 5-3 win for the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats at Brown University, in NCAA Eastern College Athletic Conference women's hockey.
The St. Thomas native has 11 points in nine games, second in team scoring behind Sadie Peart.

Gordon's St. Lawrence Surge in soccer final
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Friday, October 29, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Haley Gordon and her St. Lawrence Surge teammates are in the OCAA women's soccer final, against the Fanshawe Falcons, 6:30 p.m tonight at City Wide Sports Park.
Gordon had one of the goals, as St. Lawrence edged Seneca 3-2, in the semifinals Friday.
A graduate of Parkside Collegiate, Gordon helped the Stampeders win the OFSAA girls' AA soccer title in 2018.

Weber outburst lifts Stars to win over Sarnia
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Friday, October 29, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Jack Weber scored twice in three minutes mid third period to give the St. Thomas Stars a 4-2 lead, before Ben MacRobbie added an empty netter, for a 5-2 win over the Sarnia Legionnaires, tonight at the Joe.
Brayden Kruger gave Sarnia a 1-0 lead three minutes into the first period. Maddox Amaral with his eighth goal of the season and Dylan Watson with his first goal, put the Stars up 2-1. Sarnia's Ryan Richardson knotted the game at two.
Tanner Dietz now has a team high 12 assists and 14 points for the Stars. MacRobbie has five goals and eight assists.
St. Thomas move in to eighth place in the Western Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey, with a 3-8-0-0 record.

Gordon scores quarterfinal winner for St. Lawrence
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Monday, October 25, 2021
KINGSTON, Ont. - Haley Gordon has put the St. Lawrence Surge in to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) women's soccer semifinals.
The first-year forward from St. Thomas, scored in the fifth minute of overtime to give the Surge a 1-0 victory over St. Clair, in the quarterfinals on Oct. 23.
St. Lawrence advances to the women's soccer final four for the first time since 2013, facing Seneca in the semifinals Friday, October 29, 11 a.m., at City Wide Sports Park, in London.
Gordon, a graduate of Parkside Collegiate, scored three goals during the regular season, helping St. Lawrence finish with a 5-0-1 record, in the East Division.

Vandersleen nets winner in Dolphins' 4-1 win
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Satuday, October 23, 2021
PARKHILL, Ont. - Dylan Vandersleen scored the game winner and assisted on Brayden Smith's insurance marker as the Dorchester Dolphins dropped the North Middlesex Stars, 4-1.
Josh Short with his fifth goal of the campaign and Nicholas Shearer, also score for the 'Phins.
Isaac Sturgeon and Quinn Wenger, each had an assist, both players' fourth of the season.
Dorchester owns at 5-1-0-0 record, tied for first place with Mt. Brydges, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division.

Belmont's Vandenbrink scores two for St. Marys
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Friday, October 22, 2021
ST. MARYS, Ont. - Noah Vandenbrink scored twice to lead the St. Marys Lincolns to a 5-0 shutout of the Komoka Kings, in the Greater Ontario Hockey League.
The 16-year old rookie forward from Belmont has five goals and six assists in 11 games.
Vandenbrink is a fifth round (83rd overall) pick, of the Hamilton Bulldogs, from the 2021 OHL Priority Draft.

Josh Short lifts the Dolphins over Trojans
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Friday, October 22, 2021
THAMESFORD, Ont. - Josh Short's fourth goal of the season, coming on a third period power play, lifted the Dorchester Dolphins over the Thamesford Trojans, 4-3.
The Phins' led 3-1 early in the second period thanks to Nicholas Shearer, Jakob Marche, Caleb Haalstra.
Gavin Smith-Moton and Roj Abdullah scored two minutes apart for the Trojans tying the game at three. Carter Chard also scored for Thamesford.
Dorchester moves to 4-1-0-0 in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division.

Lidster tosses four TDs as Parkside dumps Banting
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Friday, 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.

Three minute spell dooms Stars in road loss
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Thursday, October 21, 2021
LEAMINGTON, Ont. - Three minutes early in the third period doomed the St. Thomas Stars.
Tied at one, the Leamington Flyers struck three times in two minutes and 35 seconds for a 4-1 lead just four minutes into the final frame.
Maddox Amaral, with his seventh goal of the season and Oliver Bonk, scored for the Stars. Tanner Dietz picked up his 10th assist.
Andrew Uturo, with two goals, Gavin Grundner and Sylvain Lessard, scored for Leamington.
St. Thomas sits in the basement of the Western Conference of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey, with a 2-7-0-0 record.

Gilchrist nets winner as Port blanks North Midd
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
PORT STANLEY, ON. - Hunter Gilchrist broke a scoreless tie with less than three minutes to go, as the Port Stanley Sailors blanked the North Middlesex Stars, 1-0, Tuesday, in the Provincial Junior Hockey.
Devon Kaplanis and Jordan Medeiros assisted on the power play goal, that led to the Sailors' first win of the season.
Goalies Catalin Morin and Rhett Devries combined to make 44 saves to share the shutout.

Silencing of the Rams improve Hawks to 4-2
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Sunday, October 17, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Ben McCoubrey racked up 222 yards on six carries and scored four touchdowns, as the St. Thomas Hawks' silenced the Rams, 42-0, in London Minor Football U12 action, at 1Password Park.
Brady Congdon had 170 yard on 13 carries including a 60-yard run for a touchdown.
Mason Cowie had three receptions, the majority on a 14-yard catch for a TD, plus six yards on the ground.
The Hawks improve to 5-2, securing a spot in the semifinals.

MacDonald rink falls in mixed provincial final
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Sunday, October 17, 2021
TECUMSEH, Ont. - It was a tough final for skip Scott MacDonald and his rink of vice Lori Eddy, second Charlie Richard and lead Laura Neil, representing the St. Thomas Curling Club.
The MacDonald rink fell 7-1, in six ends, to Ottawa's Mike McLean's rink, at the the Mixed provincial championship, at the Beach Grove Golf and Country Club.
MacDonald and McClean finished the round robin tied in top spot at 6-1, with MacDonald earning the bye to the final thanks to winning the head to head meeting.

Rockets' power play sinks St. Thomas Stars
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Saturday, October 16, 2021
STRATHROY, Ont. - The St. Thomas Stars are still looking for their first win streak of the season.
After defeating the London Nationals 24 hours earlier, the Stars fell 4-2 to the Strathroy Rockets tonight.
Riley Wood struck twice on the power play helping the Rockets build a 3-1 lead early third period.
Nick Houban and Maddox Amaral with his team leading sixth goal, scored for the Stars. Tanner Dietz picked up his team leading ninth assist on the Amaral goal.
The win leap frogs Strathroy over St. Thomas in to eighth place, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey Western Conference standings.

MacDonald earns spot in mixed provincial final

Saturday, October 16, 2021
TECUMSEH, Ont. - Skip Scott MacDonald and his rink of vice Lori Eddy, second Charlie Richard and lead Laura Neil, representing the St. Thomas Curling Club, have advanced to the final of the Mixed provincial championship, at the Beach Grove Golf and Country Club.
MacDonald finished the round robin at 6-1, tied with Mike McLean's rink out of the Ottawa curling club. MacDonald earned the bye to the final thanks to defeating McLean during the round robin.
The final is 1 p.m. Sunday, with McDonald facing either McLean or Jordan McNamara.

Dolphins edge Lucan on Short's game winning goal
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Friday, October 15, 2021
DORCHESTER, ON. - Josh Short's early third period goal held up as the game winner, as the Dorchester Dolphins edged the Lucan Irish, 3-2, in the Provincial Junior Hockey.
Dorchester's Nicholas Shearer and Isaac Sturgeon traded goals with Lucan's Colby Ackworth and Jacob Van Arenthals, over the first two periods.
Sturgeon, Oliver Sloan, Bryce Darville and Jakob Marche, picked up assists for the Dolphins, who move to 2-1-0-0.

MacDonald opens mixed provincials with two wins

Thursday, October 14, 2021
TECUMSEH, Ont. - Skip Scott MacDonald and his rink of Lori Eddy, Charlie Richard and Laura Neil, out of the St. Thomas Curling Club, won their opening game, 8-7, on last rock in an extra end, against Team Rideau, at the Mixed provincial championshipm at the Beach Grove Golf and Country Club.
MacDonald trailed 4-0 early before scoring seven straight points, for a 7-4 lead. Rideau then scored three points, including a steal in the eighth end to tie the game.
In draw two, MacDonald defeated the Mike McLean rink from the Ottawa curling club, on day one of the four day event.

Crusaders slay Rams in District senior football
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Thursday, October 14, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Tyrell Campbell scored four touchdowns and Brennan Keba kicked a field goal and five point after touchdowns, as the London CCH Crusaders slay the St. Joseph's Rams, 46-14, in District senior football, at St. Joe's high school.
Owen Zufelt 12 and Carson Dietrich 33 had touchdowns for the Rams.

Hawks devour Cobras for fourth straight win
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Monday, October 11, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Connor Ward scored two touchdowns and Liam Collins had a pick six, leading the St. Thomas U14 Hawks to a 46-18 devouring of the Cobras, in London Minor Football at 1Password Park.
After dropping their season opener, the Hawks have won four games in row, outscoring opponents, 140-25, including two shutouts.
Hudson Glover and Gage Lincoln, both ran the ball in for TDs. Brendan McCausland and Wyatt Green, each caught a two-point convert pass.
The Hawks (4-1) sit tied second with the Bulldogs behind the undefeated Rams (5-0).

Ambrogio goes the distance leading Brock to victory
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Saturday, October 9, 2021
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Connor Ambrogio tossed a complete game five hitter, as the Brock University Badgers opened the Ontario University Association (OUA) baseball regionals, with a 4-1 win against MacMaster.
The third-year Sport Management student from Dorchester, allowed no earned runs over nine innings, striking out six batters and walking one.
Ambrogio was named Brock University's male athlete of the week ending October 10.

Deficit too much as Stars fall at Komoka
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Saturday, October 9, 2021
KOMOKA, Ont. - Down 6-2, the St. Thomas Stars didn't throw in the towel, but the deficit was too much for a comeback, falling 7-5, to the Komoka Kings, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey action.
The host Kings led 2-1 after 20 minutes, 5-2 after 40 and scored early in the third period.
St. Thomas pulled to within a goal, scoring three times in five minutes, two goals coming on the power play. The Kings secured the victory with an empty net goal.
Tristan Roberts with two goals, Dylan Roberts, Ben MacRobbie and Patterson MacNair, scored for the Stars.
MacRobbie picked up his fifth assist of the season.
The Stars are 1-5-0-0, ninth in the Western Division.

Morneau scores two to lead LaSalle over the Stars
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Friday, October 8, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Noah Morneau scored twice including an empty netter to secure a LaSalle Vipers' 5-3 win over the St. Thomas Stars, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey, tonight at the Joe.
LaSalle led 3-1 after one period.
Trent Ballentyne, Brad McAlpine and Nick Houben scored for the Stars. Jack Weber picked up a pair of assists.

Dolphins' season opener is finally here
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Friday, October 8, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Finally the Dorchester Dolphins will open their 2021-22 season in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.
Following a redo on the schedule and a postponed game, the Dolphins hit the ice at home, hosting the North Middlesex Stars, 7:30 p.m. tonight, at the Flight Exec Centre.

Trowman 10th at Canada West women's golf
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
SQUAMISH, B.C. - Kayleigh Trowman was 10th at the Canada West women's golf championship, helping the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat to the team silver medal, at the Squamish Valley Golf Club.
The fourth-year from St. Thomas, had a 13-over par 157.

Goodhue scores as Waterloo ties Guelph
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Sunday, October 3, 2021
WATERLOO, Ont. - Taylor Goodhue scored helping the Waterloo Warriors to a 2-0 lead at half. But the Guelph Gryphons, with Goodhue's former Parkside Stampeder teammates Amber Safadi and Braelyn Dennis, battled back for a 2-2 draw, in Ontario University women's field hockey this morning.

Lucan edges Port Stanley in PJHL action
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Saturday, October 2, 2021
LUCAN, Ont. - Three first period goals carried the Lucan Irish over the Port Stanley Sailors, 4-3, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division.
A power play goal and short-handed marker helped the home team build a 3-0 lead in the opening period.
Andrew Gysbers, Jordan Medeiros and Tyson Freisinger scored for Port.
Jacob Van Arenthals with two goals, Colby Ackworth and Owen Peters had the Irish goals.
The Lakers lost 6-0, at Mt Brydges on Friday.

Adzija scores twice in Quinnipiac rout of LIU
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Friday, October 1, 2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - Lexi Adzija scored twice and had an assist as the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats routed Long Island University, 9-1, today, in NCAA women's hockey.
The St. Thomas native has two goals and three assists in three games.

Goodhue gets best of former PCI teammates
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Friday, October 1, 2021
GUELPH, Ont. - Taylor Goodhue had a big smile post game as the Waterloo Warriors defeated their local rival and the reigning Ontario University champion Guelph Gryphons, 2-1, tonight.
Guelph features Goodhue's former teammates at Parkside Collegiate, Amber Safadi and Braelyn Dennis.

St. Joseph's Ram Tep-cchun second at TVRA girls' golf
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
KOMOKA, Ont. - St. Joseph's Ram Jadelina Tep-cchun finished second at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) girls' golf tournament at Firerock Golf Club, with a 18 hole score of 79.
Mekenna Kehoe, of Strathroy District Collegiate, was one shot better, carding a 78.
Jaylan Garrett took the B flight title, firing a 50 over nine holes.

Dorchester edges H.E.A.D.S United in first place battle
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Sunday, September 26, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Kailey Hill and Lowyn Weber scored to lift Dorchester Alliance past H.E.A.D.S United, 2-1, today, in Western Region U15 girls' soccer.
United leads the division with a 7-1-1 record, one point ahead of 7-0-0 Dorchester.

Adzija picks up assists in Quinnipiac's opening wins
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Saturday, September 25, 2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - Lexi Adzija, of St. Thomas, picked up an assist in each of the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats' opening season wins over the Maine Black Bears, 3-2, Friday and 5-1, today, in NCAA women's hockey.
Teammate Corinne Schroeder became first female goalie in NCAA history to ever receive credit for a goal in the 5-1 win.

Nichols lifts London over St. Thomas in opener
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Friday, September 25, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Ryan Nichols had game winner as the London Nationals edged the St. Thomas Stars, 4-3, on the opening night of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League season, tonight at the Joe.
The Stars led 2-0 early, before the Nationals scored four consecutive goals.
Maddox Amaral, Brenden Cattrysse and Jack Weber buried pucks for the Stars. Ben MacRobbie picked up two assists.
Lucas Chard Daniel Torrealba and Michael Elliston, completed London's goal scoring.

Dorchester flattens Kitchener in 10-0 rout
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Alana Kendrick, Lowyn Weber and Kailey Hill, each potted two goals as Dorchester Alliance routed Kitchener, 10-0, in Western Region U15 girls soccer.
Giuliana Marra, Brooklyn Anderson, Ava Donohue and Michaela Scratch, rounded out the scoring.
Caitlyn De Roux posted the shutout as Dorchester improved to 6-0-0.

Memorable track season for East Elgin grad Knelsen
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Tuesday, September 22, 2021
ST. THOMAS - A short but successful 2021 outdoor track season for Malahaide's Hallee Knelsen, setting personal best times in the 800 (2:07.44) and 1500 (4:28.8) metre runs.
On Athletics Ontario's 2020-21 Team Ontario (high performance program), Knelsen both the 800 and 1500 at the AO U20 championships.
At AO Open meet, Knelsen was third in the 1500 and fifth in the 800, setting her PB of 2:07.44.
Five times this summer, Knelsen ran the 800 metres under two minutes 10 seconds.

Henson scores twice in St. Thomas Premier men's win
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Saturday, September 18, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Andrew Henson scored twice and keeper Hudson Andrews had the shutout as St. Thomas blanked Tillsonburg, 2-0, in Western Ontario Soccer Premier men's action at Athletic Park.
St. Thomas is 4-1-5, sixth in the division.

Ambrogio tosses complete game four hitter for Brock
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Saturday, September 18, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Connor Ambrogio, of Dorchester, tossed a complete game four hitter as Brock University dumped Western University, 10-3, in their season opener to the Ontario University Association schedule.
Ambrogio worked seven innings, allowing three runs, only one earned, while striking out eight batters and walking one.

Dolphins drop preseason opener to Woodstock
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Friday, September 17, 2021
DORCHESTER, ON. - Ethan Szabo scored twice as the Woodstock Navy Vets came back to beat the Dorchester Dolphins, 4-3, in PJHL exhibition action.
The Dolphins led 3-1, early in the second period, on goals by Nicholas Shearer, Nick Andrews and Tanner Strain.

Ayr edges Stars in OT in exhibition
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Friday, September 17, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Josh Schindle scored four minutes in to OT lifting the Ayr Centennials over the St. Thomas Stars, 5-4, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League exhibition action at the Joe.
Nick Houban, Markus Hicks, Tristan Roberts and Bradyn Joseph, scored for the Stars.

Stanat never missed winning a medal at OFSAA
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Arthur (A.J) Stanat never missed standing on the podium at OFSAA. Stanat was the OFSAA discus champion at as a midget and junior men's competitor and took home the bronze medal both years in shot put. Four events at OFSAA. Four times he left the high school provincial championship with hardware.

Trowman third at golf invitational for UBCO
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
SPRUCE GROVE, Alberta - Kayleigh Trowman placed third at the Bears and Pandas Invitational, leading the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat women to the team title, at the Blackhawk Golf Club, Sept 13-14.
Trowman is a graduate of Parkside C.I.
The Canada West Conference golf championships are October 4-5.

Stars & STPFFA raise $6428 for Muscular Dystrophy
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Sunday, September 12, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars and the St. Thomas Professional Firefighters Association combined forces for the Fill the Boot campaign, raising $6428 for Muscular Dystrophy this weekend at the Superstore.

St. Joe's Rams' Owen Waterhouse named LDA Mr. Volleyball
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St. Joseph's Rams' Owen Waterhouse has been named London District's Mr. Volleyball for the 2021 season. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, January 21, 2022
ST. THOMAS - Owen Waterhouse has capped off his high school volleyball career with the league's top award.
The fifth year hitter for the St. Joseph's Rams has been selected London District Association's Mr. Volleyball for the 2021 season.

Parkside football continues sending players to next level
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Thursday, January 20, 2022
ST. THOMAS - There is a high school that could have eight graduates playing football next season at the university level.
The Parkside Stampeders recently had three Grade 12 students commit to schools in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA).
Five former Stampeders are already on the OUA gridiron, Zach Copeland, with the Ottawa GeeGees, Ryan Long, Laurier Golden Hawks, Rudy Bukich and Connor Holburn, Windsor Lancers, and Craig Coleman, who won the 2021 Vanier Cup with the Western Mustangs.
There is plenty Stampeder blue spread throughout the OUA and now Brady Lidster, Daniel Kieta and Carter Frayne, will start their university careers this September.

McKay bringing winning ways to Kankakee College baseball
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Wednesday, Janaury 19, 2022
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Curtis McKay is taking his resume full of baseball championships to the prairie state.
The Dorchester native is heading to Kankakee Community College (KCC), in Kankakee, Illinois, just south of Chicago, to continue his education and baseball career.
McKay attended Lord Dorchester for Grades nine and 10, before transferring to London CCH for Grades 11 and 12, to enroll in the Leaders in Exercise and Athletics Program (LEAP) led by Wendy Glover.
The Great Lakes Canadians have been McKay's baseball home for the past three years. McKay started playing ball at age four with the Dorchester Diamondbacks , before moving on to the London Badgers.

Nolte finds change of scenery for school and soccer at Nipissing
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Annika Nolte at her announcement that the Lord Dorchester student and soccer player will be attending Nipissing University starting this September.

Thursday, January 14, 2022
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Annika Nolte was looking for a change of scenery without being too far from her hometown.
The Grade 12 student at Lord Dorchester Secondary school found what she was looking for at Nipissing University, in North Bay. Nolte accepted an athletic scholarship, studying physical health and education and to continue her soccer career, starting this September.

Stars trade top two scorers to Listowel for Philliips
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Monday, January 10, 2022
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Stars have traded their top two scorers.
On the final day before the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League trading deadline, forwards Tanner Dietz, (pictured, top left) and Ben MacRobbie were sent to the Listowl Cyclones, for forward Jackson Phillips (far right).
Dietz, 18, was leading the Stars with 27 points, five goals and 22 assists, in 26 games. MacRobbie, also 18, had 11 goals and 11 assists in 29 games.
The 18-year old Phillips had seven goals and five assists in 22 games for Listowel.
St. Thomas sits eighth in the Western Conference with a 9-18-1-1 record, for 20 points. The season is currently on pause due to government regulations.

Coles brothers both running to NCAA Division 1 Iona College
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Tristan Coles, left and brother, Aiden, will running track and cross country at Iona College, a NCAA Division 1 school outside of New York City. The Grade 12 students at St. Joe's high school had a memorable year in 2021. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, January 9, 2022
ST. THOMAS - Aiden and Tristan Coles have spent the majority of their lives doing everything together. That comes naturally with being twin brothers.
Therefore, it wasn't surprising when deciding on a post secondary school to further their education and running career, the Grade 12 students at St. Joseph's high school, chose the same location.
This coming autumn the Coles will be attending Iona College, a NCAA Division 1 school in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, located in New Rochelle, New York, just outside of New York City..

Waite steps up to the Big 10 with Nebraska Cornhusker soccer
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Sadie Waite (middle) at her signing announcement with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, with parents Chris, far left, and Christine, far right, Parkside athletic director Adam Brisson, second from left and Gerry Safadi, Parkside teacher and girls' soccer coach. Nebraska is a NCAA Division 1 school in the Big Ten Conference. (photo / courtesy PCI athletics)

Tuesday, December 28, 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 in September 2022.

Umansky taking soccer cleats to Madonna University next fall
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Hayley Umansky signing with Madonnna University. The Parkside Stampeder will be studying education and playing soccer with the Crusaders.

Monday, 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.

Burridge completes hat trick lifting Nationals over Stars in OT
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St. Thomas Stars' defenceman Tristan Gerth (4) clears the puck away from London National Jeff Burridge in front of the Stars' net, during GOJHL action tonight at the Joe. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, December 17, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Jeff Burridge completed a hat trick scoring five minutes into overtime, to lift the London Nationals to a 7-6 win against the St. Thomas Stars, tonight at the Joe.
Stars' captain Tristan Roberts had a hat trick of his own, helping his team over come deficits of 2-0 and 6-4.
Defenceman Tristan Gerth, with his first goal of the season, Tanner Dietz and Ryan Cooper, scored for the Stars. Trent Ballentyne picked up two assists, while Roberts also had one helper.
St. Thomas heads into the Christmas break sitting in seventh place in the GOJHL Western Conference with an 8-16-2-1 record. London sits a top the standings by six points.
Burridge finished with three goals and three assists.
Carter Froggett, of Thorndale, made his junior B debut in the London net.

Dolphins snap four game winless streak blanking Stars
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Dorchester Dolphin Brayden Smith (6) faces North Middlesex Stars' goalie Lucas Bain and defenceman Jacob Howard, battling for the puck during PJHL action Wednesday at Dorchester. The Dolphins won 6-0. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - The Dorchester Dolphins snapped their four game winless streak.
Dylan Vandersleen scored shorthanded and assisted on three other goals in the Dolphins' 6-0 blanking of the North Middlesex Stars, tonight at the Flight Exec Centre.
Nicholas Shearer, with two goals, Caleb Haalstra, Jakob Marche, with his team leading 14th and Tyler Rennie, with his first, completed the goal scoring.
Goalie Jackson Mailloux made 36 saves for the shutout.
Dorchester and Thamesford sit tied in third place in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Conference with 12-8-1-1 records.

Brown's end to end rush lifts Lady Stampeders to victory
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Parkside Stampeder Ashlynne Brown gets in the face of Oakridge Oaks' goalie Layla McCauley while battling for the puck against Oaks' Jaymee Pittaro (16) during TVRA girls hockey, Wednesday at the Joe. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, 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.
Allie Tares potted two goals, giving Parkside leads of 1-0 and 2-1.
Meadow Carr and Cadence Billingsley, replied for Oakridge.
The Stampeders have a 1-1-1 record in the Central Division.

Lady Eagles devour Huron Park Huskies in hockey season opener
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East Elgin Eagle Grace McLean leaves behind a fallen Huron Park Husky during TVRA girls hockey, Monday at the East Elgin Community Centre. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Monday, December 13, 2021
AYLMER, Ont. - The East Elgin Eagles wasted no time picking apart their season opening opponent.
Shelby Laidlaw with four goals, Grace McLean and Dana Crinklaw, each had hat tricks, as the Eagles walked all over the Huron Park Huskies, in Thames Valley Regional Athletics girls hockey, today at the East Elgin Community Centre.
The goal for the Eagles this season is to advance to the WOSSAA tournament.

Penner sisters lead Stampeders' return to wrestling
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Lillie Penner takes down Zoey Astley-Duncan in the female 62.5-kilogram gold medal match between the two Parkside Stampeder teammates, during the Jay Cooke Memorial wrestling meet, Saturday at Parkside.

Sunday, 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 were led by Iman Zebian, who won all three matches in the female 67.4-kg.

Ballentyne's overtime winner lifts Stars pass Vipers
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St. Thomas Star Brad McAlpine breaks from LaSalle Viper Jake Eaton during GOJHL action Friday at the Joe. The Stars won 3-2 in overtime. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, December 10, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Trent Ballentyne is an overtime hero.
The defenceman created a turnover before depositing the puck in to the net, three minutes and 26 seconds in to the extra period, giving the St. Thomas Stars a 3-2 win over the LaSalle Vipers, tonight at the Joe.
Tristan Roberts and Mathieu Paris gave the Stars leads of 1-0 and 2-1 earlier in the game.
Patrick McManus and Nic Pavia in the third period, tied the game for the Vipers. The Stars with an 8-15-1-1 record, sit eighth in the GOJHL Western Conference.

Rams run over Crusaders in District girls hockey season opener
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St. Joseph's Ram Eavan Mercer crashes the CCH Crusaders' net with goalie Libby Hammond, during District girls hockey Wednesday at the Joe. The Rams won 5-0. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph's Rams made quick work of the CCH Crusaders.
Estee Fodor scored twice as the Rams blanked the Crusaders, 5-0, in the season opener to the District girls' hockey season at the Joe.
The game was cut short with about eight minutes remaining in the third period, due to an upper body injury to Ram Jamie Giles.
Brianna Caeiro, with a goal and an assist, Georgia McGinnis, Rachel Loebach and Sophie Pellerine, also scored for the Rams.
Goalie Emma Dodson stopped all shots her way for the shutout.

Hawks feast on Dolphins in battle of Division's top two teams
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Dorchester Dolphin Josh Short drives in to the offensive zone while avoiding a diving Exeter Hawk Ryder Livermore during PJHL action Sunday. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, December 5, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - In a first place show down the Exeter Hawks arrived as a hungry kettle.
Hawks Braeden McNaughton and Jaeden French scored first period goals and had the Dorchester Dolphins chasing all game, on way to a 4-2 win for the visitors.
Josh Short put the Dolphins on the board 72 seconds in to the second period with his 10th goal of the season.
That goal sent stuffed animals into the air for the Dolphins' Teddy Bear Toss game.
But the Hawks calmed the home crowd making 3-1 five minutes later.
Sam Dupuis netted his 17th goal of the season giving the Hawks a 4-1 lead in the opening minute of the third period.
Nicholas Shearer also scored for the Dolphins.
The loss, combined with a Mt. Brydges win over Lucan today, drops the Dolphins down to third place in the PJHL Yeck Division, behind Exeter and Mt. Brydges.

Four local athletes named Athletics Ontario All-Ontarians
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Friday, December 3, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Four area athletes have been named Athletics Ontario All-Ontarians.
Three are members of the St. Thomas Legion track and field Club - Michael Roth (middle top) and Tayah DeSousa (left), from the St. Thomas, and Hallee Knelsen (top left), of Malahide.
Aiden Coles (top right), of St. Thomas, trains with London-Western Club.

Dolphins snap streak edging an improving Sailors squad
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Dorchester Dolphins' goalie Liam McCarthy slides to the ice stopping the puck against the Port Stanley Sailors with defenceman Caleb Haalstra (11) rushing to help during PJHL action, Tuesday, at Port Stanley. The Dolphins won 6-4. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
PORT STANLEY, Ont. - The Dorchester Dolphins managed to snap a two game slide against an improving Port Stanley Sailors team.
Dylan Vandersleen's second period power play goal proved to be the game winner as the Dolphins won 6-4 Tuesday, for their 11th win of the season.
The Dolphins held three one goal leads throughout the game only to see the Sailors knot the affair three times.
Curtis Nogueria's first goal as a Dolphin in to an empty net with 25 seconds remaining in the third period secured the win.
Brayden Smith, Isaac Sturgeon and Isaac Boer-Hersh, completed the 'Phins' scoring. Ryan Poley collected three assists.
Trent Rickwood, with two goals, Devon Kaplanis and Andrew Gysbers, scored for Port.

U18 Panthers win when it matters most at Prowl tourney
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Tessa Pellerine, far right, celebrates scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win for the St. Thomas Panthers against the Ilderton Jets in the U18 B final, at the Joe. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, November 28, 2021
ST. THOMAS - They went didn't win a game in three round robin U18 B games, but the St. Thomas Panthers turned it around for the playoff portion of the tournament.
The U18 Panthers was the lone host team to win their division at the Panthers on the Prowl tournament, this weekend in St. Thomas and Aylmer.
Tessa Pellerine scored, while goalie Rachel Annett had the shutout.

Aiden Coles win U18 boys' 6K race at Canadian cross country meet
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Aiden Coles during the Athletics Ontario cross country championships, November 13, in Kingston. Coles won the U18 race today at the Canadian X-C championships in Ottawa. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, November 27, 2021
OTTAWA, Ont. - Aiden Coles won the U18 boys' six kilometre race this morning at the Canadian cross country championships.
Coles, running with the London-Western Club, finished the race in nineteen minutes and 49 seconds (19:49), three seconds ahead of teammate Heath McAllister.
Aiden's brother, Tristan, placed fourth, in 20:12.0, in a race with 227 runners.

Eagles soar to TVRA South-East senior girls basketball glory
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East Elgin Eagles' Selecia Wall, left and Isabelle Plain, celebrate winning the TVRA South-East senior girls' basketball final, Thursday, at East Elgin secondary school. The Eagles defeated the Woodstock Collegiate Red Devils, 33-19. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, November 25, 2021
AYLMER, Ont. - Tied at four after one quarter the East Elgin Eagles exploded in the second quarter.
When the dust cleared, the Eagles led the Woodstock Collegiate Red Devils, 20-8 at half-time, on their way to a 33-19 victory and the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East senior girls' basketball title, at East Elgin secondary school.
The Eagles had a balanced attacl with Thea Fenn having 10 points and both Jaimie Stahlbaum and Selecia Wall, chipping in with eight points each.
East Elgin completes an undefeated season at 7-0.

Stampeders capture TVRA Central junior girls hoops title
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Parkside Stampeder Jade Meszaros (14) cuts between two Medway Cowboy defenders driving towards the hoop, during the TVRA Central Division tier one junior girls' basketball final at Parkside. The Stampeders won 51-39. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The 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.
Annie Renaud and Emma Giesbrecht led the Stampeders dropping 13 and 12 points, respectively. Ella Ordronneau had nine points
Isabella Bertucci had a game high 18 points for Medway, while Kate Klassen had 12 points.

Stampeders gallop over Laurier advancing to junior hoops final
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Parkside Stampeders' Emma Giesbrecht (11) and Annie Renaud (21) squeeze out Laurier Ram Kayla Lacroix battling for the ball, during the TVRA Central Division junior girls' basketball semifinal at Parkside. The Stampeders won 59-21. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Monday, 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.

Two quick goals propel Dolphins to win over the Sailors
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Port Stanley Sailor Devon Kaplanis misses deflecting the puck in to the Dorchester Dolphins' net during Provincial Junior Hockey at Dorchester. The Dolphins won 4-1. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, November 19, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Two goals in 13 seconds sent the Dorchester Dolphins on way to their ninth victory of the season.
Tied at one, Michael Cecchi and Quinn Wenger scored 13 seconds apart in the sixth minute of the second period, for a Dolphins' 3-1 lead.
Captain Braidon Duncan picked off an errant Sailors' pass and sniped the Dolphins' fourth goal.
Port Stanley's Daniel Guernsey and Dorchester's Jakob Marche, traded goals in the first period.
The Dolphins (9-4-0-0) are second in the Yeck Division behind the Exeter Hawks (10-2-0-0). The Sailors (1-11-0-0) are seventh.

Guepards edge Rams in thrilling senior boys volleyball final
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Eric Oakes of the St. Joseph's Rams sets to hit the ball pass the Gabriel-Dumont Guepards' block, during the District senior boys' volleyball final at St. Joseph's high school. Gabriel-Dumont won three games to two. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, November 18, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Not much separated the two best senior boys teams in the District.
Unfortunately for the St. Josep's Rams, the Gabriel-Dumont Guepards left with the championship, winning a thriller of a final, three games to two, by taking the last set, 15-13, at St. Joe's high school..
The Rams had not dropped a game this season, until losing the opener of the final, 25-22.
The home side rebounded for a 25-15 game two win. The Guepards took game three, 25-22, before the Rams extended the match to five games, winning game four, 27-25.

Knights slay Eagles in TVRA Oxford-Elgin junior football final
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East Elgin Eagle Chase Smith (7) looks to elude College Ave Knight Yadi Sahdra during the TVRA Oxford - Elgin junior football final at 1Password Park. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The Woodstock College Avenue Knights are the Oxford-Elgin champs.
Aidan George, TJ Murray and Jevaughn Roberts scored touchdowns as the Knights defeated the East Elgin Eagles, 18-2, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics junior football game, Wednesday at 1Password Park.
The Eagles had finished the regular season in first place with a 3-0-1 record, including a 6-0 win against the 2-2 Knights.

Coles twins help London-Western win AO cross country U18 team title
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Aiden Coles (457) and Tristan Coles (58) during the boys U18 six kilometre race at the Athletics Ontario cross country championships at Fort Henry in Kingston. Aiden finished fifth, followed by Tristan in ninth place. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, November 14, 2021
KINGSTON, Ont. - Aiden and Tristan Coles are provincial champions.
The St. Thomas twin brothers helped London Western Club win the boys U18 team title at the Athletics Ontario cross country championships at Fort Henry National Historic Site.
Aiden finished fifth in the six kilometer race, followed by Tristan Coles in ninth place. Teammate Vincent Moore, also from St. Thomas, was 47th.
The top four runners on each team, count towards team points. L-W teammate Heath McAllister won the silver medal finishing in 19 minutes 3.5 seconds (19:03.5), while his brother was 13th.
Kirk Hallman, of the Dorchester Pole Vault club, finished 15th, in the U14 boys' race.
Sam Willsie led Dorchester in the U16 boys' race, finishing 42nd, followed by Grant Hallman, 55th and Ryan Johnson, 56th.
Hannah McIntyre, of Dorchester, was 54th, in the U18 girls' race.

Ballentyne's shootout winner lifts St. Thomas over Chatham
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Friday, November 12, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Trent Ballentyne had the shootout winner to give the St. Thomas Stars a 4-3 win over the Chatham Maroons, tonight at the Joe.
Tyler Alexander, Tanner Dietz and Nick Houben scored for the Stars during regulation.
Ben MacRobbie picked up two assists and leads the Stars in scoring with 18 points, with nine goals and nine assists. Dietz had three goals and 14 assists.
Tied at two after 20 minutes, Chatham held a 3-2 lead entering the third period. The Stars out shot the Maroons, 48-36, including 13-4, in the third period.
The Stars were two for five with the man advantage and killed all three Chatham power plays.
St Thomas sits seventh in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western Conference, owners of a 6-9-0-1 record.

Rams run over Spartans on way to District senior boys' volleyball final
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Jordan Moore, of the St. Joseph's Rams, tips the ball away from Mother Teresa Spartans' blockers Sebastain Magban (6) and Essey Misgna (7), during the District senior boys' volleyball semifinal, at St. Joseph's high school. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph's Rams are heading to the District senior boys' volleyball final.
St. Joe's made quick work of the Mother Theresa Spartans, winning their semi-final in three games, 25-10, 25-23, 25-22.
The Rams who have not lost a game all season, winning every match, three games to none, face Gabriel-Dumont in the final. That mathc is Thursday, November 18th, 3 p.m., at St. Joe's.
Gabriel-Dumont also won each of their five matches, but dropped two games.

Hawks fall prey to Wolverines in minor football U12 final
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St. Thomas Hawks' Quinton Hebert (55) and Mason Williams (33) help tackle the Wolverine ball carrier during the London Minor Football U12 final at City Wide Sports Park. The Wolverines won 20-6. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, November 7, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - A last minute touchdown in the first half was a momentum builder for the Wolverines.
That major score helped give the top seeded Wolverines a 14-0 lead at half-time, on their way to a 20-6 win over the St. Thomas Hawks, in London Minor Football Association U12 final, at City Wide Sports Park.
Brady Congdon had the Hawks' TD, on an one yard plunge in to the end zone.
Harper Asuncion with two TDs and Evan Vanderbrink, found the end zone for the Wolverines and the team made two of three point after touchdowns.
The Wolverines finished first in the U12 division with a 6-1 record, while the Hawks were third at 5-2.

Shootout loss to Kings snaps Stars' three game win streak
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St. Thomas Stars' captain Tristen Roberts leads the rush against the Komoka Kings during Greater Ontario Junior Hockey at the Joe. The Stars lost 4-3 in a shootout. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, November 5, 2021
ST. THOMAS - A three game win streak came to end but it wasn't due to any lack of effort.
Kaeden Johnston netted the decisive goal in a shootout as the Komoka Kings extended their own winning streak to three games, edging the St. Thomas Stars, 4-3, Friday at the Joe.
The Stars picked up one point and now sit with a 5-8-0-1 record, seventh, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western Conference.

Last minute TD lifts Hawks to minor football U12 final
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St. Thomas Hawk Brady Congdon makes a catch before eluding the Red Storm tackler for a key play in setting up the team's last minute winning touchdown, during the London Minor Football U12 semifinal at City Wide Sports Park. The Hawks won 14-13. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, October 31, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - A last minute touchdown has lifted the St. Thomas Hawks to the London Minor Football Association U12 final.
Mason Cowie punched in the ball on a one yard touchdown plunge with 33 seconds left in the fourth quarter, lifting the Hawks over the Red Storm, 14-13, in a semifinal, at City Wide Sports Park.
The Red Storm led 6-0 early, on the first of two TD runs by Donovan Lambert.
Brady Congdon, who rushed for 115 yards in the game, tied the score at six with a rushing TD.
Then the Hawks' defence picked up two points on a safety with Mason William making the tackle.
St. Thomas led 8-7, at half-time.
Lambert put the Red Storm up 13-8, with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Hawks' Ben McCoubrey finished with 34 yards on seven carries.
The Hawks face the Wolverines in the final, Sunday, November 7.

Haley Gordon takes silver with St. Lawrence in OCAA women's soccer
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Haley Gordon, of St Thomas, won a silver medal, with the St. Lawrence Surge, in OCAA women's soccer tonight at City Wide Sports Park. The Fanshawe Falcons won the final edging St. Lawrence, 2-1. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, October 30, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Haley Gordon has more hardware to add to her collection.
It wasn't the colour the St. Thomas native was hoping for, but Gordon and her St. Lawrence Surge teammates have a silver medal from the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women's soccer final.
The Fanshawe Falcons won gold, with a 2-1 win, at City Wide Sports Park.
Gordon, a freshman, scored in both the semifinals and quarterfinals. Her penalty shot in the final was stopped by a superb save by the Fanshawe keeper, the game's MVP.
A graduate of Parkside Collegiate in June, Gordon was a member of the Stampeders' OFSAA champion girls' soccer team in 2018.

Dolphins extend winning streak to six games sinking Port Sailors
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Dorchester Dolphins' goalie Liam McCarthy stops Port Stanley Sailor Andrew Gysbers on the door step during Provincial Junior Hockey action at the Flight Exec Centre. The Dolphins won 7-4. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, October 29, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Their win streak is now at six games.
Isaac Sturgeon and Josh Short both scored twice as the Dorchester Dolphins defeated the Port Stanley Sailors, 7-4, in Provincial Junior Hockey action.
Since dropping their season opener to North Middlesex, the Dolphins have won six consecutive games, outscoring opponents, 22-13.
Dorchester built a 5-1 lead before Port Stanley responded with two goals late in the second period.
Jakob Marche, Braidon Duncan and Brayden Smith, also scored for the 'Phins.
Port received goals from Richie Albert, Cole Hardie, Connor Roberts and Ryan Jeffrey.
Short leads the Dolphins with seven goals and 11 points this season.
The Dolphins lead the Yeck Division with a 6-1-0-0 record. Port sits in seventh at 1-5-0-0.

Coles brothers lead St. Joe's Rams' dominance at Tricounty XC
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Brothers Tristan (223) and Aiden Coles (222) lead the senior boys' race at the TVRA Tricounty cross country championships at Strathroy. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, 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 Brom was the junior girls' champion.
Novice champions were Charlotte Piscione, of Woodstock Collegiate, for the girls and Noah Crowell, of Woodstock Huron Park, for the boys.

Three point night for Thamesford's Chard sinks Port Stanley Sailors
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Port Stanley Laker Aaron Craven pins Thamesford Trojan Kyle Pizzey to the boards during Provincial Junior League hockey at Port Stanley. The Trojans won 4-1. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, October 23, 2021
PORT STANLEY, Ont. - Carter Chard scored twice and set up Curtis Topp to lead the Thamesford Trojans in a 4-1 win against the Port Stanley Sailors.
Chard netted two goals within a four minute span in the second half of the first period for a 2-0 Trojan lead.
Aiden Shaw put the Sailors on the board with his first goal of the season, assisted by Ryan Jeffrey.
The Sailors fall to 1-4-0-0 in the Yeck Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League. Thamesford improves to 2-4-0-0.

Early first period goals guide Leamington to win over St. Thomas
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St. Thomas Star Patterson MacNair (23) celebrates Mathieu Paris' first goal of the season against the Leamington Flyers, in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey at the Joe. The Stars fell a goal short, in a 2-1 loss. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, October 22, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Two early first period goals were enough for the Leamington Flyers.
Gavin Grunder, just 64 seconds into the game and Ryan MacPherson shorthanded just before the 10-minute mark, carried the Flyers to a 2-1 win against the St. Thomas Stars, Friday at the Joe.
Mathieu Paris scored his first goal of the season for the Stars on the power play mid third period.
The Flyers edged the Stars in shots for the game, 47-46.
St. Thomas sits in the basement of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Western Conference, with a 2-8-0-0 record.

High school cross country returns to Springwater Conservation Area
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Muddy conditions welcomed the senior girls to the course, including Dorchester's Hannah McIntyre (551) and Tegan Ceccanese (552), at the Springwater Invitational cross country meet, at the Conservation Area. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, 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.
Parkside Stampeder Andrew Monteith was second in the junior boys' race behind Alex Leinweber, of London Mother Teresa.
Dorchester's Hannah McIntyre and Tegan Ceccanese, placed third and fourth respectively in the senior girls' race.
St. Joe's Diego Alban Gasca won the para race.
Led by a Champion Dorchester Beavers drop CASS Knights
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Sydney Champion of the Dorchester Beavers, takes charge grabbing the ball between two Woodstock College Avenue Knights during TVRA senior girls' basketball at Lord Dorchester Secondary school. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Sydney Champion scored 11 points to lead the Dorchester Beavers to a 32-23 win over Woodstock College Avenue Knights, in senior girls' basketball.
Jordyn Patterson had eight points and Ruby Sebinagana, chipped in with seven points, helping Dorchester improve to 2-0, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletic East Division.
Small comes up huge as Dolphins hand Bulldogs first loss
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Dorchester Dolphins' goalie Jackson Mailloux follows the puck between defenceman Quinn Wenger's legs during Provincial Junior Hockey against the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, Sunday at the Flight Exec Centre. The Dolphins won 4-3. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, October 17, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Noah Small scored twice including the game winner with three minutes remaining in the third period to lift the Dorchester Dolphins pass the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, 4-3.
Josh Short and Bryce Darville also scored for the 'Phins, who hand the 'Dogs their first loss of the season.
Gordon Dean picked up two assists and now has six on the season.
Dorchester improves to 3-1-0-0, good for third place in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division, behind Mt. Brydges and North Middlesex.
Stars break out in third period to defeat London for first home win
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St. Thomas Stars' Trent Rickwood wins a battle along the boards against the London Nationals in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey at the Joe. The Stars won 6-4. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, October 15, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Maddox Amaral and Tanner Dietz scored 11 seconds apart, just 21 seconds in to the third period, leading the St. Thomas Stars to a 6-4 win over the London Nationals.
The Stars win their first game on home ice this season and snap a three game slide in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
The Stars led 2-0, on goals by Liam Kidder and Amaral's first of two, before the Nationals scored three consecutive goals, two coming on the power play.
London's 3-2 lead was brief however, as Markus Hicks tied the game with his first of the season 56 seconds later.
A third power play goal pulled the Nationals to within a goal, but Ben McRobbie secured a Stars' win with an empty netter.
Dietz finished with a goal and four assists, while McRobbie had a goal and three assists.
Stars' goalie Owen Willmore made 44 saves.

Medway goes undefeated in TVRA field hockey edging Parkside
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Parkside Stampeder Kaylie Goodhue, left, and Medway Cowboy Chloe Lelagadec clash during TVRA field hockey Tuesday at City Wide Sports Park. Medway won 1-0, to finish with an 8-0 record, in the seven team two-day tournament. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, 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, but lost to both Medway and Parkside in the championship round.
In the consolation final, the Central Elgin Titans fell 2-0 to the Strathroy Saints.
That will be the season as TVRA has pulled out from WOSSAA and OFSAA competition.

Dolphins edged in season opener by sharper North Middlesex Stars
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Dorchester Dolphin Jakob Marche (26) breaks in on North Middlesex Star Jacob Howard, during the Dolphins' PJHL season opener, at the Flight Exec Centre. The Stars won 4-3, on a goal in the dying seconds. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, October 8, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - The sharper team left with two points.
A goal with three seconds remaining in regulation lifted the North Middlesex Stars over the Dorchester Dolphins, 4-3, in Provincial Junior hockey action, at the Flight Exec Centre.
The Dolphins had trailed 3-1 after two periods, before Jakob Marche tied the game with 1:07 to go in the third period.
Perhaps catching home side off guard, Cameron Amos skated in to the Dolphins' zone and placed a perfect shot over goalie Liam MaCarthy.
Dylan Van Dusen and Josh Short, on the power play, also scored for Dorchester.
Scott Ferguson, Jamie DeVlught and Ian Lutowicz, completed the Stars' scoring.
The Dolphins were out shot 60-41 in the game.

Seven field hockey teams clash in brief two day TVRA tournament
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Central Elgin Titan Emma Westbrook crashes the West Elgin Wildcats' net going for the ball, during TVRA field hockey Tuesday at City Wide Sports Park. Iman Zabian scored three goals in a 4-1 Titan win. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Wednesday, 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.
That will be the season as TVRA has pulled out from WOSSAA and OFSAA competition.
The Medway Cowboys went 4-0 on day one, while Parkside had three wins and a tie.

Special teams help Chatham Maroons double up on the Stars
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Friday, October 1, 2021
ST. THOMAS - A power play goal, shorty and empty-netter aided the Chatham Maroons in their 6-3 defeat of the St. Thomas Stars, tonight at the Joe.
Cameron Symons assisted on all three Chatham third period goals, as the visiting team stretched out a 3-2 lead after two periods.
Oliver Bonk, Nick Houben and Ben MacRobbie, scored for the Stars.
St. Thomas native Bhrett Hibbert had the game winner for the Maroons scored while short-handed. Fellow St. Thomas boy Noah Szabo had an assist on the goal.
Cameron Welch with two goals, Owen Sclthorp, Warren Clark and David Brown, completed the Chatham scoring.

Zylstra, McIntyre lead Rams to TVRA Tri-County boys' golf title
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St. Joseph's Rams, TVRA Tri-County boys' golf team champions, from left, Jack Zylstra, Will O'Brien, Ethan Slaats, Owen McIntyre, coach Rob Bannerman. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Thursday, September 30, 2021
UNION, Ont. - When the St. Joseph's Rams have the two low individual scores of the tournament, that makes them a tough team to beat.
Jack Zylsta and Owen McIntyre tied for the low score, both carding an 18-hole round of 77, before Zylsta won in a playoff, leading St. Joseph's to the Thames Valley Region Athletics Tri-County boys' golf team title.

Kennington wins back to back to bump to third in final standings
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Sunday, September 26, 2021
DELAWARE, Ont. - D.J. Kennington won a consecutive checkered flag on the final day of the NASCAR Pinty's Series, at Delaware Speedway.
Kennington won the QwickWick 125 today, after taking the Canadian Tire 125 on Friday.
The St. Thomas native closed the 10-race 2021 schedule with a fifth place in the Pinty's Fall Brawl, the final race of the season Sunday night.
Kennington finished third overall in the Pinty's Series points standings, behind Andrew Ranger and champion, L.P. Dumoulin.
For the season, Kennington had two wins, five top five finishes and eight top 10's.
The veteran led 77 laps over the season, fourth most among the drivers, completing 907 of the 1,011 total laps.
A season opening 17th place at Sunset Speedway and a did not finish at Bowmanville, hurt Kennington's run at the series championship.

Four unanswered third period goals carry Stars to victory at Sarnia
Stars

Saturday, September 25, 2021
SARNIA, Ont. - Four unanswered goals in the third period, carried the St. Thomas Stars (1-1-0) to a 5-3 win over the Sarnia Legionnaires, in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
The Stars trailed 3-1, after scoring a minute in to the third period.
Jack Weber ignited the Stars' comeback 40 seconds after Sarnia had scored.
Maddox Amaral tied the game scoring while short-handed, before giving the Stars a 4-3 lead mid period with his second goal of the game.
Patterson MacNair and Tanner Dietz also bulged the twine for the Stars.
Ben MacRobbie had two helpers for the second straight game.
Dylan Dupuis with two goals and Brayden Krueger scored for Sarnia.

Final lap last turn pass puts Kennington in victory lane
kENNINGTON

Friday, September 24, 2021
DELAWARE, Ont. - D.J. Kennington is back in victory lane.
A final lap last turn move to pass Treyten Lapcevich gave Kennington the checkered flag in the NASCAR Pinty's Series Canadian Tire 125, tonight at Delaware Speedway.
The two drivers had battled all race, with three lead changes between them. Lapcevich led 65 laps and Kennington, 60.
"I don't like doing that, but I drove inside of Treyton there at the bottom. I stayed right there at the bottom and he was trying to protect the bottom and we touched. Obviously it got sideways and we got through and got the win. For all of the people who support me, It's finally good to get the Castrol Dodge back in victory lane. They deserve it."

St. Thomas Stars are aligned again as the GOJHL club begins season
Stars

Friday, September 24, 2021
ST. THOMAS - St. Thomas Stars' GM Joe Daniels and team head trainer Corey Walker were sorting team jerseys, when it dawned on them it's been two years since the team was last preparing for an actual season.
Usually about a six month off season, it has been three times as long for the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey club.
St. Thomas host the London Nationals tonight in their home and season opener. The Stars visit the Sarnia Legionnaires on Saturday.
Trent Rickwood, Owen Willmore, Liam Kidder and Dylan Watson will be skating for their home town team.

Dorchester's Bella Nolte wins consecutive Ontario Cup
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Bella Nolte with the U15 girls' Ontario Cup won with Dorchester Alliance Saturday. (photo / courtesy Nolte family)

Monday, September 13, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Bella Nolte has back to back Ontario Cup titles.
The winger with the Dorchester SC Alliance won a second provincial championship, defeating the Erin Mills Eagles, 3-2, on penalty kicks, to capture the U-15 girls crown Saturday at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.
Nolte, a Grade 10 student at Lord Dorchester Secondary school, won her first Ontario Cup when the team competed at the U13 level in 2019.

Sprinter Michael Roth has a breakout season on the track
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Michael Roth wearing Team Canada gear in front of his old high school. Roth, who placed sixth in the men's 400-metre final at the 2021 World Athletics U20 championships, will continue his track career and education at the University of Windsor. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Monday, August 30, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Michael Roth never had the opportunity to realize his full potential on the track throughout high school.
The St. Thomas native has several highlights and set a few school records while at Parkside Collegiate Institute, but injuries and the covid pandemic robbed him of the possibility of more achievements.
This summer however, has been a breakout year for the soft spoken 19-year old.

Roth finishes sixth in the men's 400-metre final at U20 Worlds
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Michael Roth reacts to his time of 47.25 seconds after placing sixth in the men's 400-metre final at the World Athletics U20 championships. (photo / courtesy Athletics Canada)

Saturday, August 21, 2021
NAIROBI, Kenya - Michael Roth, of St. Thomas, lowered his career best time to 46.10 seconds, placing sixth, in the men's 400-metre final, at the World Athletics U20 championships this morning.
Only a month ago, Roth had a PB of 47.25 seconds, set at Athletics Ontario's U20 meet in Toronto.
Roth set a new PB of 21.14 seconds, in the men's 200-metre dash Friday, although he did not advance from the semifinals.

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