London Minor Football U14
St. Thomas - 18
Wolverines - 7
STT is 2-0
London Minor Football U12
St. Thomas - 6
Red Storm - 12
STT is 1-1
London Minor Football U10
St. Thomas - 35
Red Storm - 14
STT is 2-0
PJHL exhibition
Dorchester - 3
Woodstock - 4
WOSL Premier
St. Thomas - 2
Tillsonburg - 0
STT is 4-1-5
PJHL exhibition
Woodstock - 5
Dorchester - 3
DOR is 0-2
WOSL First Division
Chaham - 3
St. Thomas - 0
STT is 2-3-5





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Memorable track season for East Elgin grad Knelsen

Monday, September 20, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 and STPFFA raise $6428 for Muscular Dystrophy

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.

U13 Cardinals finish season thanking coach Leonardes

Tuesday, September 6, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas U13 Cardinals finished their 2021 season with a six game tournament September 3-5, at the Tarry Complex.
The Cardinals also thanked coach Dan Leonardes for six season as their skip. Leonardes is moving on to coach with the London Badgers next season.

Third consecutive sixth place for Kennington

Sunday, September 5, 2021
BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -D.J. Kennington, of St, Thomas was sixth for the third consecutive race, of this year's NASCAR Pinty's Series, Saturday, in the Olymel Grand Prix.
Kennington finished in the same position at Trois-Rivieres and a road course (La Fernandiere 75) at Mirabel, Quebec, in August.
Today, Kennington failed to finished the Clarington 500 due to a valve issue, completing just three laps.
After six races, Kennington is eighth in the points standings.

VanVelzer walks off Cardinals against Chatham

Thursday, September 2, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Luke VanVelzer drove in the winning run to lift the St. Thomas Cardinals over Chatham, 12-11, in the home half of the final inning in their Ontario Baseball Association 12U game, at New York Central Park.
St. Thomas trailed 11-8, entering their at bat, after Chatham hit a gram slam to grab the lead.
In the six game four team playoff final grouping, the Cardinals are 3-2, with one game remaining against Belle River.
Waterdown leads the group with a 3-1 record. Waterdown and St. Thomas split their two games.

Anderson scores four as Dorchester blanks Guelph

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Brooklyn Anderson scores four times carrying Dorchester Alliance to a 5-0 win over Guelph, in Western Region Soccer U15 girls' action.
Aryn Workentin pots one goal, while keeper Caitlyn DeRoux has the shutout.

Dorchester advances to U15 girls' soccer Cup final

Saturday, August 28, 2021
GUELPH, Ont. - Kailey Hill and Bella Nolte each scored twice and Lowyn Weber added one goal, as Dorchester SC Alliance defeated Hillsburgh Erin H.E.A.D.S United, 5-1, tonight, in an Ontario Cup U15 girls' semifinal, at the University of Guelph.
Dorchester faces the Erin Mills Eagles in the final, September 11, at the Soccer Centre Stadium, in Vaughan.

Niles homers as Hamilton holds off Welland

Sunday, August 22, 2021
WELLAND, Ont. - Josh Niles smacked a two-run homer, doubled and singled, helping the Hamilton Cardinals hold off the Welland Jackfish, 14-13, today in the Intercounty Baseball League.
The St. Thomas native batting .253 this season, with 20 RBIs.

Roth PBs but misses 200 metre final at World U20s

Friday, August 20, 2021
NAIROBI, Kenya - Michael Roth, of St. Thomas, set a personal best time of 21.14 seconds, placing fifth in his heat for the men's 200 metre dash, this morning at the World Athletics U20 championships.
In the semifinals, Roth missed advancing to the final with a clocking of 21.33 seconds.
From the heats, the top four from each heat and the next four fastest times advanced.
Roth has the 400-metre final Saturday.

Roth qualifies for World U20 400m final

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
NAIROBI, Kenya - Michael Roth, of St. Thomas, qualified for the men's 400 metre run final, this morning at the World Athletics U20 championships, in a personal best time of 46.51 seconds.
The 400 final is Saturday at 10:20 a.m.
Roth also has the 200-metre dash heats Friday morning.

Dorchester U15 girls improve to 4-0-0 in league

Monday, August 16, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Dorchester improved to 4-0-0 in Western Region League U15 girls' soccer, dumping Orangeville, 8-2, on Sunday.
Lowyn Weber with two goals, Aryn Workentin, Alison Williams, Brooklyn Anderson, Michaela Scratch, Cadence Oliveira, Belle Nolte scored.

Dorchester U15 girls advance to Cup semifinals

Saturday, August 14, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Brooklyn Anderson hit the inside of the mesh twice, while Kailey Hill, Lowyn Weber and Abigail Andersen, had a goal each, as Dorchester Alliance blanked the Sarnia Spirit, 5-0, in a Ontario Cup U15 girls' soccer quarterfinal.
Dorchester will face either Hillsburgh Erin or Milton in a semifinal, with the winner moving on the final, at the Vaughan Soccer Centre, September 11.

Scott leads St. Thomas Masters to a 5-0 win

Friday, August 13, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Lawrence Scott had two goals and Mark Rowland picked up his third shutout of the season, as St. Thomas silenced Taxandria, 5-0, in Western Ontario Soccer Masters action.
Jason Andrews, Nate Girardin and Matt Aristone with his team leading eighth goal of the season, also scored, as St. Thomas improves to 5-0-1.
Aristone is tied with Jagiellonia's Jason Wright for most goals in the division. Rowland and Jagiellonia's George Christakos are shutout co-leaders.

McIntyre second in 800 metres at Twilight meet

Thursday, August 11, 2021
STRATFORD, Ont. - Hannah McIntyre (photo), of Dorchester, placed second in the women's 800-metre run, at the Sabrecats Twilight meet two Tuesday, finishing in two minutes 17.53 seconds (2:17.53).
Tegan Ceccanese, also from Dorchester, was eighth, in the 800, clocking in at 2:35.78.
Jadyn Luna, of Thorndale, was fourth, in the women's 200-metre dash (28.19 seconds) and 12th, in the 800 metres (2:46.11).

Henson scores three goals in St. Thomas Premier win

Sunday, August 8, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Andrew Henson scored three goals to lead St. Thomas over the German Canadian Club, 5-1, in Western Ontario Soccer Premier Division action.
Alonso Flores and Kyle Norton also scored for St. Thomas, now with a record of 3-1-1.

Coles wins the 1500 and 3000 metres at AO U18s

Sunday, August 8, 2021
TORONTO, Ont. - Aiden Coles (photo) returned home with three medals, including two gold, from Athletics Ontario's Under-18 championships, at York University, August 7/8. Aiden won the men's 3000 metres in 8:46.94.
In two races, Aiden edged out his brother, Tristan, for the higher placement, including the gold medal.
The brothers, who train with London-Western track and field club and attend St. Joseph's High School, finished one-two, in the men's 1500-metre run.
In the 800-metre run, Aiden and Tristan, placed third (1:53.77) and fourth (1:53.93), respectively.

Aristone buries two as St. Thomas blanks Exeter

Saturday, August 7, 2021
EXETER, Ont. - Matt Aristone scored twice and David Day had one goal, as St. Thomas blanked Exeter, 3-0, in Western Ontario Soccer Masters action Friday.
Keeper Mark Rowland had the shutout, as St. Thomas improved to 4-0-1, just one point behind division leading Jagiellonia (4-1-0).

Big game from Niles in Hamilton comeback

Saturday, August 7, 2021
WELLAND, Ont. - Josh Niles, of St. Thomas, had three hits, two RBIs and two runs, as the Hamilton Cardinals rallied to beat Welland, 11-10, Friday, in a 10 inning four hour marathon of a game in the Intercounty Baseball League.

Hill scores two in 3-0 Dorchester win

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
KITCHENER, Ont. - Kailey Hill, with two goals and Lowyn Weber scored, as Dorchester blanked Kitchener, 3-0, in Western Region U15 girls' soccer Tuesday.
Caitlyn De Roux with the clean sheet.
Weber leads Dorchester with five goals this season, while Hill and Bella Nolte, each have four goals.
Dorchester has outscored its three opponents 17-1.

Kennington places second in General Tire 125

Monday, August 2, 2021
INNISFIL, Ont. -D.J. Kennington, of St, Thomas finished second, in the General Tire 125, race number two of the NASCAR Pinty's Series, Sunday, at Sunset Speedway.
Kennington recovered from a broken fuel pump in Frontline Workers 125, raced earlier in the day. His Castrol Edge Dodge only finished 69 of the 125 laps, to place 17th, after starting the event seventh.

St. Thomas Premier men win back to back

Saturday, July 31, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Noah Dos Santos and Duncan Fergusen score as St. Thomas edges the Carib Stars, 2-1, in Western Ontario Soccer League Premier action at Athletic Park.
St. Thomas has back to back wins after dropping their season opener.

Niles drives in two in Hamilton win

Saturday, July 30, 2021
BRANTFORD, Ont. - Josh Niles, of St. Thomas, had two RBIs in the Hamilton Cardinals' 9-1 win over the Barrie Baycats, in Intercounty Baseball League action tonight.
Niles opened the scoring with a RBI double and later knocked in a run with a sac fly.
The Cardinals' infielder has seven RBI for the season, tied for second most on the team.

Melo scores twice as St. Thomas blanks LAFC

Friday, July 30, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Brian Melo scores twice and keeper Mark Rowland throws up a clean sheet as St. Thomas blanks LAFC Red, 5-0, in Western Ontario Soccer Masters action.
David Day, Greg Westra and Matt Aristone with his team leading fifth goal of the season, also score, as St. Thomas improves to 3-0-1.

McKegg returning to the New York Rangers

Thursday, July 29, 2021
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers signed center Greg Mckegg to a one-year two-way deal, bringing him back to New York after a year with the Bruins organization.
McKegg spent the 2019-20 season in New York, playing 53 games, the most in his eight year NHL career, scoring five goals and nine points.

Dorchester thrashing Sarnia in U15 girls' soccer

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
SARNIA, Ont. - Bella Nolte, Kailey Hill and Lowyn Weber, each scored twice to lead Dorchester (2-0-0) in a 10-1 thrashing of Sarnia in U15 girls Western Region League soccer.
Giuliana Marra, Ava Donohue, Aryn Workentin and Madeline Min, rounded out the Dorchester scoring.

Pitchers leads Tomcats in a 4-1 road win

Tuesday, July, 27, 2021
KITCHENER, Ont. - Pitchers Connor Ambrogio and Mason Newell combined for a six hitter and struck out 12 batters, to lead the St. Thomas Tomcats to a 4-1 win over the Kitchener Panthers, in Junior Intercounty Baseball.

St. Thomas sweeps double-header against Stratford

Sunday, July, 25, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Led by the continued hot bat of Alex Fishback, the St. Thomas Tomcats won both games of a twin bill against the Stratford Nationals, 3-2 and 11-1, today at Emslie Field.

Aristone scores twice in STSC's win at Tillsonburg

Friday, July 23, 2021
TILLSONBURG, Ont. - Matt Aristone scored his third and fourth goals of the season, as St. Thomas defeated Tillsonburg, 3-1, in Western Ontario Soccer Masters action.
Joey Lyons also scored for St. Thomas, now owners of a 2-0-1 record.
Aristone is the division's co-leader for most goals with LAFC Red's Bryan Aguilar.

U16 Revolution calm Twisters for a 8-3 win

Thursday, July, 22, 2021
HOPEVILLE, Ont. - It is one step closer to a spot in the Provincial Women's Softball Association 16U West final.
The D1 Revolution took advantage of some wild pitching to pull out an 8-3 win over the Arthur Twisters, in a 16U quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Five run fourth lifts Tomcats over Silvercreeks

Thursday, July, 22, 2021
GUELPH, Ont. - A five run fourth inning carried the St. Thomas Tomcats pass the Guelph Silvercreeks, 7-5, Wednesday in the Junior Intercounty Baseball League.
Trailing 2-1, after three innings, the Tomcats scored five times with two out, to grab a 6-2 lead on the home team.

Adzija earns spot on ECAC All-Academic Team

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
ALBANY, N.Y. - Lexi Adzija, a junior forward on the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats' women's hockey team, has earned Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Team honors after the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, or a GPA over a 3.00 over the last three semesters.
The St. Thomas native also was named a Krampade All-American Scholar. To qualify, a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.6 GPA for each semester over the last academic year.

Voros catches Mitchell's Bay bass derby title

Monday, July 21, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Ont. - Steve Voros and Nick Cousvis, of Whitby, won the prestigious Mitchell's Bay Open annual bass tournament,on Lake St. Clair, July 10-11.
The pair shared the top prize of $9600, with a two-day total catch of 46.06 pounds from the 10 fish they submitted.

Tomcats split home double-header with Welland

Sunday, July 18, 2021
ST. THOMAS - In their return to Emslie Field after nearly a two year absence, the St. Thomas Tomcats split a double-header with the visiting Welland Jackfish.
In game one which counted towards the standings, the Jackfish silenced the Tomcats, with a five hit 7-0 shutout.
The Tomcats found their offence midway through game two, an exhibition tilt, to strike back with a 17-12 win
The Tomcats are 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the Junior Intercounty Baseball League standings.

Niles earns Hamilton's performance of the game

Sunday, July 18, 2021
BRANTFORD, Ont. - Josh Niles, of St. Thomas, had the Hamilton Cardinals' Performance of the Game for his contribution against the Brantford Red Sox, in Intercounty Baseball League action.
Niles went one-for-three, with two RBIs, had a sac fly and reached base on an error.
Brantford won 7-5.

St. Thomas premier men blank Tillsonburg

Friday, July 16, 2021
TILLSONBURG, Ont. - Noah Dos Stantos scored and keeper Alex May had the clean sheet as St. Thomas blanked Tillsonburg, 1-0, in Western Ontario Soccer Premier Division action. St. Thomas now has a win and loss on the season.

Adzija invited to women's development camp

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
GUELPH, Ont. - Lexi Adzija is one of 43 athletes invited to Hockey Canada's women's development summer camp, July 29-Aug 9, in Calgary.
The 21-year old from St. Thomas is entering her senior year with the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats. Adzija had six goals and 12 assists, in 16 games this past season.
In 2018, Adzija helped Team Canada win a bronze medal, at the under-18 women's world championship.

Dorchester wins Western Region U15 girls' opener

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Bella Nolte, with two goals, Lowyn Weber and Cadence Oliveira, scored as Dorchester blanked Guelph, 4-0, in Western Region U15 girls' soccer.
Keeper Caitlyn De Roux had the shutout in the team's opening season game.

St. Thomas pitchers silence Hamilton in 9-0 shutout

Tuesday, July, 13, 2021
HAMILTON, Ont. - Brad Verhoeven, Josh Hare and Jackson Van Bakel, each drove in two runs, to lead the St. Thomas Tomcats in a 9-0 seven inning mercy shutout, of the Hamilton Jr. Cardinals, Monday, in Junior Intercounty Baseball.
The Tomcats are 2-1 in league play and host the Brantford Jr. Red Sox, Friday, at Emslie Field, for their home opener.

Tomcats capitalize in a wild affair for a 5-2 win

Friday, July, 9, 2021
STRATFORD, Ont. - The St. Thomas Tomcats capitalized on some wild pitching by the Stratford Nationals, for a 5-2 win, in the Junior Intercounty Baseball League.
Trailing 1-0 after one inning, the Tomcats scored three times in the second inning, aided by three hit batsmen and two base on balls.
Five Tomcat pitchers combined to strikeout 16 batters, while allowing two runs on four singles and six walks.
The Tomcats are 1-1 in league play. St. Thomas hosts the Brantford Jr. Red Sox, at Emslie Field, for their home opener, Friday, July 16th.

Kennington third at United Series opening race

Friday, July 2, 2021
DELAWARE, Ont. - D.J. Kennington, of St. Thomas, placed third in the opening race of the 2021 schedule for the APC United Late Model Series, at Delaware Speedway.
Brandon Watson won his 17th career APC event, followed by Andrew Gresel in second place.
The venue was allowed to have 25 percent capacity for spectators.
Flamborough Speedway hosts the next race on June 17th.

Mendham joins Anglers in Cape Cod for summer

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
CHATHAM, Mass. - Dorchester's David Mendham made his debut for the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod Baseball League last night.
Activated earlier in the day on Tuesday, Mendham had a two-out double in his first at-bat for Chatham, in a 8-1 loss to Falmouth.
Mendham played his junior year of collegiate baseball at South Carolina, following two yearrs at Connors State.
In his first season with the Gamecocks, Mendham hit .243 over 54 games, with five homers, nine doubles and 28 RBIs.
South Carolina finished with a 34-23 overall record and had their playoff run end in the NCAA regionals.

Knelsen fifth in open 800 metre run at elite meet

Saturday, June 19, 2021
TORONTO, Ontario - Aylmer's Hallee Knelsen finished fifth in the open women's 800-metre run, at Athletics Ontario's fourth of four high performance meets, at York University.
The Grade 12 student at East Elgin secondary school, the youngest in the field, completed two laps of the oval in 2:08.21.
Ashley Taylor won the race in 2:05.11.
Tayah DeSousa, of St, Thomas, was fourth in open women's long jump (5.50 metres) and 10th in the open women's 100-metre hurdles (15.08 seconds).
Both Knelsen and DeSousa train with St. Thomas Legion Club.
Upcoming is the NXTchamp Invitational, a track and field meet for invited high school aged athletes, at York University, July 16-18.

Carr earns spot on academic list with 3.56 GPA

Thursday, June 17, 2021
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Ally Carr finished her final year at the University of New Orleans, earning a spot on the Southland Conference Commissioner's List for the 2020-21 academic year.
The Shedden resident maintained a 3.56 GPA in her pre-med program.
To make the Commissioner's List, student-athletes had to maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average for the year and had to be eligible to compete in their sport.

Dunn Student-Athlete Leader of the Month

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
SPARTANBURG, N.C. - Dorchester's Megan Dunn keeps piling up the accolades in her senior year at Wofford College.
Today it was announced Dunn is Wofford's female Student-Athlete Leader of the month for May.
Dunn won the 2021 Southern Conference championship in the heptathlon. She is a three-time SoCon champion, winning the pentathlon during the 2020 and 2021 indoor seasons as well.
Dunn holds program records in both the pentathlon and javelin. A biology major, she was one of two postgraduate recipients of the SoCon Bob McCloskey Insurance Scholarship.

VandenBrink chosen in fifth round by Hamilton

Saturday, June 5, 2021
BELMONT, Ont. - The Hamilton Bulldogs chose five-foot-11 forward Noah VandenBrink in the fifth round, 83rd overall, today in the OHL Priority Draft.
"I’m honoured and excited. No better feeling knowing that your hard work paid off," VandenBrink said. "I’ve just been doing everything I can to stay ready for next year and prepare with what I’m given and take advantage of the time I have to get better."
The Belmont resident is a right winger with the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs' AAA U16 team.
His linemate Noah Nelson was also drafted by Hamilton 10 spots later.
During the 2019/20 season with the Chiefs' U15 team, VandenBrink had 26 goals and 32 assists in 32 games.
VandenBrink attended Lord Dorchester secondary school for Grade nine, before transferring to London Christian High.

Mosher's baseball season ends in regional final

Sunday, May 20, 2021
ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Tyler Mosher and his Davenport Panthers were left one win away from the NCAA Division II tournament.
Davenport was edged 11-9, by Trevecca Nazarene University, from Nashville Tennessee, today, in the final of the Midwest regional men's baseball tournament.
The Panthers showed they were a resilent ball club, rallying from down 9-1, in the third inning to tie by the eighth inning.
Trevecca scored twice in the top of the eighth and held on to punch their ticket to the Division II championship, in Cary, North Carolina, June 5-12.
Davenport lost their opening game in the double knockout tournament to Lindenwood on Friday, before defeating Northwood and Quincy to advance to the final.
The Panthers beat the Trojans, 6-2, to force a second game in the final.

Novak on PAC-12 acedemic honour roll

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kaila Novak is on the PAC-12 academic honour roll.
The St. Thomas native is a freshman with the UCLA women's soccer team, studying neuroscience.
For this distinction, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and serve at least a full year as a resident at a given member institution.
Novak started 11 of 16 games in her first season, playing 811 minutes, scoring once on three shots on net and assisted on three other goals.
UCLA went 13-1-3 overall, winning the PAC-12 title and advancing to the round of 16 at the NCAA championship tournament.

Former Star Midgley coach with Canadian women

Thursday, May 13, 2021
CALGARY, Alta. - Jim Midgley, who played for the St. Thomas Stars in 1994-95 (26G, 48A) with Joe Thornton, has been named an assistant coach with for Canada's women's hockey team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Midgley most recently scouted for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Education accolades for multi events athlete Dunn

Thursday, May 13, 2021
SPARTANBURG, N.C. - Megan Dunn is a recipient of one of the graduate scholarships from the NCAA Southern Conference.
The multi events athlete from Dorchester, in her senior year at Wofford College, in Spartanburg, North Carolina, earned one of two Bob McCloskey Insurance scholarships.
The scholarship, worth $2,000 U.S., is awarded to a student-athlete about to receive an undergraduate degree and who intends to pursue advanced degrees in graduate or professional school. The student-athlete is evaluated on academics, athletics and community service.
Twice Dunn has been named to the Academic All-SoCon team and has earned SoCon Commissioner's Medals three times.
From the Wofford biology department, Dunn earned the W. Raymond Leonard Endowed Scholarship and the Dobb's Scholarship.

Mendham lifts South Carolina to 11th inning win

Sunday, May 9, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Dorchester's David Mendham delivered a game winning double in the home half of the 11th inning, lifting South Carolina over fourth ranked Mississippi State, 4-3, in NCAA baseball today.
In the line-up as the designated hitter, Mendham opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the second inning.
South Carolina, ranked 19th in the NCAA, improves to 28-17.
Mendham is hitting .253 with five homers, right doubles and 25 RBIs over 44 games this season.

Harrison scores in Canada's U18 QF win

Tuesday, May, 4, 2021
FRISCO, Texas - Dorchester's Brett Harrison scored his second goal of the tournament, helping Canada to a 10-3 convincing quarterfinal win over the Czech Republic, Monday, at the IIHF U18 World championship.
Canada advances to face Sweden, in a semifinal, Wednesday, at 5 p.m. ET.
Harrison, who plays junior with the OHL's Oshawa Generals, scored his first goal of the tournament against Sweden during the preliminary round.

Four local players on OHL draft list

Friday, April, 30, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Thirteen 13 players from the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs are listed on the U16 Pod 2021 OHL Draft watch list.
Among the 13 Chiefs are defenceman Carter Lawrence from St. Thomas, forward Noah VandenBrink, of Belmont and Dorchester's Matt Prendergast and Spencer Vandenberg, both forwards.
This year's OHL Priority Selection, is June 4-5.
For the first time the OHL will be determining the order of selection by way of a draft lottery, on May 5, at 7 p.m. All teams have an equal chance of the first overall pick, with the selection to be determined by a computerized random number generator lottery process.
Players born in 2005 are eligible to be selected. Teams will select in a serpentine way, with the order of selection in the first round being reversed for round two and alternating for each following round.

Carr and Privateers split day one

Friday, April, 23, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas. - Shedden's Ally Carr and her University of New Orleans Privateers team went 1-1, on day one of the NCAA Southland Conference beach volleyball championship.
New Orleans, ranked fifth, upended fourth seeded Central Arkansas, winning three of five matches, in the opening round this morning, keeping the Privateers on the winner's side of the bracket.
Host and top seeded Texas A&M Corpus Christi won the three required matches against New Orleans this afternoon. Two matches, including Carr's, were unfinished.
Now New Orleans faces a must win to keep the season alive against Houston Baptist University, Saturday morning.
In her opening match against Central Arkansas, Carr and partner Maxine Walsh, won 21-8, 21-19.
Carr and Walsh dropped game one against Corpus Christi, 21-11, but were winning game two, 18-14, when the match was called. Corpus Christi had won three matches against New Orleans.
Once a school wins three matches the two remaining matches stop play.

Benati Scholar-Athlete honourable mention

Thursday, April 22, 2021
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - University of Evansville women's soccer midfielder Nicole Benati was named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention team, announced by the conference office today.
Benati holds a 4.00 grade-point-average in mathematics and saw action in eight matches this season, racking up 670 minutes played.
The Dorchester, Ontario native has made an impact from day one on the pitch for the Aces starting in seven matches in the UE strong midfield.
Benati posted the clutch assist that set up the game winning goal against Loyola at the 26-minute that set up the Aces with a spot in the MVC tournament. She also posted five shots with two on goal during the season.

Mendham's bomb helps Carolina sweep

Saturday, April 17, 2021
BATON ROUGE, La. - David Mendham launched his fourth home run of the season, a two-run bomb to open the scoring in the first inning, as South Carolina pasted Louisiana State, 9-0, in NCAA baseball.
The Dorchester native helped the Gamecocks take both games of the double-header, winning game one earlier today, 4-2. Mendham went two-for-three, with a run scored.
South Carolina, ranked 11th in the NCAA, sits third in the SouthEastern Conference (SEC), at 10-5, behind first place Vanderbilt (10-3) and Tennessee (9-4).
The Gamecocks host top ranked Arkansas for three games, starting April 22.

Carr splits final regular season matches

Tuesday, April, 13, 2021
HATTISBRG, Miss. - Shedden's Ally Carr and partner Maxine Walsh, split their final regular season matches for the New Orleans Privateers' women's beach volleyball team.
Carr and Walsh defeated Southeastern Louisiana University, two games to none (21-19, 22-20), but were edged by Southern Miss, two to one. (21-19, 17-21, 15-11).
The NCAA Southland Conference championships are in Corpus Christi, Texas, April 23-25.

Loss ends Blair and Benati's season

Sunday, April 11, 2021
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Tough ending to a season for Nicole Benati, of Dorchester and Morgan Blair (pictured), from Aylmer, as the Evansville Aces lost 1-0 to Valparaiso, defeated in penalty kicks, 5-3, in their Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinal.
Evansville went 2-3-3 during the season. The Aces only had two goals for.
Blair, a senior defender helped the Aces limit opponents to just three goals over the eight games.
Junior mid-fielder Benati had one assist, five shots, two on goal.

Dunn sets heptathlon points personal best

Saturday, April 10, 2021
DURHAM, N.C. - Dorchester's Megan Dunn, with Wofford College, set a personal best mark of 4938 points in the heptathlon, placing seventh in the competition, today at the Tobacco Road Challenge track and field meet.
Dunn placed second in javelin, her highest placement for a discipline and sixth in the 800-metre run.
Other schools competing included Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest.

Carr has two wins at beach tourney

Saturday, April, 10, 2021
BATON ROUGE, La. - Ally Carr, of Shedden, won two of five matches for the New Orleans Privateers' women's beach volleyball team, here at the Battle of the Bayou tournament.
Today, Carr and partner Maxine Walsh defeated Central Arkansas, 21-18, 21-17.
New Orleans' number two team lost to Louisiana State (LSU), 21-15, 21-12 and Springhill, out of Mobile, Alabama, 21-18, 21-14.
Friday, Carr and Walsh defeated Louisiana-Monroe University (ULM), 21-18, 18-21, 15-8, in their first match of the two day event.
Carr then played with Liz Gialanella, but the pair loss to Texas A&M Kingsville, 21-15, 21-19.

Benati leads team in shots on goal in loss

Wednesday, April 8, 2021
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Dorchester's Nicole Benati had two of University of Evansville women's soccer team's seven shots on goal, in a 1-0 loss to Indiana State, their final regular season game.
Evansville out shot Indiana State, 12-9, but the visiting team had the lone goal, just 2:25 into the match.
The Purple Aces (2-3-2) will open the Missouri Valley Conference playoffs at Valparaiso, Indiana, April 11. The teams had a scoreless tie on March 24th.

Novak picks up third assist in four games

Saturday, April 3, 2021
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - In UCLA Bruins' women soccer 4-0 shutout of Washington State late Friday, freshman forward Kaila Novak (St. Thomas) picked up her third assist, (to go with one goal) in the past four games.

Mendham delivers three-run bomb in loss

Saturday, April 3, 2021
ATHENS, Ga. - Dorchester's David Mendham homered to left field giving South Carolina a 3-0 lead in top of the fourth inning.
But Georgia rallied to take the NCAA South Eastern Conference (SEC) game, 5-3, Friday night.
Georgia replied with a run in the home half of the fourth, two in the sixth inning and one run, in each of the seventh and eighth innings.
Mendham is hitting .268 with 15 RBIs. The first baseman has two home runs, four doubles and has walked 11 times.

Dunn spears silver in women's javellin throw

Friday, April 2, 2021
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Dorchester's Megan Dunn, a senior with the Wofford College track and field team, threw a season best 39.40 metres, good for second place in women's javelin, at the Vertklasse outdoor university track and field meet, in High Point.
Dunn also had a season best time in the women's 100-metres hurdles, finishing 12th in 15.09 seconds. Her career personal best is 14.98 seconds.
Her PB for javelin is 40.63 metres.
Dunn concluded the meet by helping Wofford's women's 4x400-metre relay team place third, in 3:57.11.
A multi events athlete, Dunn is training for the hepthathlon at the NCAA Southern Conference (SoCon) outdoor track and field championships, May 1-2, in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Mendham chips in with single and double

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. - In South Carolina's 9-4 win over Gardner-Webb University, first baseman David Mendham, of Dorchester, chipped in with a single, double and a RBI on a sac fly.
Mendham is batting .357 over the past three games, all wins for South Carolina.
Overall this season, Mendham is hitting .269 with 12 RBIs.

Carr and Walsh win big over Southeastern

Monday, March 29, 2021
HATTIESBU, Miss. - Ally Carr, of Shedden, and partner Maxine Walsh, swept Southeastern Lousiana University's Michelle Mirarchi and Hannah Barosh, 21-14, 21-12, at the Southern Miss beach courts.
The University of New Orleans Privateers' number two pair picks up their fourth match win of the season. Carr now has 36 career wins at New Orleans.
Earlier in the day Carr and Walsh lost a close match, to Southern Miss, 15-21, 24-22, 15-12 and fell 21-15, 21-18, to Spring Hill College, out of Mobile, Alabama.

Dorchester's Bella Nolte wins consecutive Ontario Cup
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
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.

First year D1 Revolution team provincial U16 silver medalists
##. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Monday, August 23, 2021
ST. THOMAS - In their first season of existence, the D1 Revolution finish as Provincial Women's Softball Association U16 silver medalists.
The Revolution were edged by the Whitby Eagles, 4-3, in the third and deciding game of the PWSA U16 final, Sunday in Cambridge.
Whitby took game one, 8-4, before D1 tied the series with a 7-2 victory.
Chloe Hocquard hit .364, with four RBIs and also pitched all three games for D1, allowing just four earned runs over 21 innings, while striking out 19 batters.

Roth finishes sixth in the men's 400-metre final at U20 Worlds
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.

D1 Revolution advance to provincial women's U16 final edging Halton
D1 Revolution's Sarah Stewart slides safely into third base as the ball goes behind the Halton Hawks fielder Small, during the PSWA West U16 girls' final Wednesday in Sweaburg. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, August 20, 2021
SWEABURG, Ont. - After putting behind a loss by mercy and then holding on in the second game, D1 Revolution are heading to the Provincial Women's Softball Association U16 final.
The Revolution edged the Halton Hawks, 6-4, in the second game of the West final Thursday. The Hawks mercied the Revolution in game one.

Tomcats capture Junior Intercounty title defeating Welland in the final
St. Thomas Tomcats, 2021 Junior Intercounty Baseball Association champions. St. Thomas defeated Welland, 5-2, in the final, at Emslie Field. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, August 15, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Tomcats are Junior Intercounty Baseball Association champions.
Two graduating players, Josh Hare and Zach Banks, had key roles as the Tomcats defeated the Welland Jr. Jackfish, 5-2, this afternoon, at Emslie Field.
Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the third inning, Hare delivered a RBI single to score Will Pollard, who led off with a walk.
Hare came around to score on a sac fly from Dylan Howard, making it 4-2 Tomcats.
Pollard scored again in the sixth inning on a passed ball.
Banks worked the first four innings of the game for the win, allowing two runs on three hits and walk, while striking out five batters.
Both Hare and Banks hail from St. Thomas and started their baseball careers with the St. Thomas Cardinals.
Originally scheduled to be a best of three game series, Friday and Saturday dates were cancelled due to a covid positive case.

Tomcats shutout Brantford to advance to Junior Baseball final
St. Thomas Tomcats' Alex Fishback takes a throw from first baseman Josh Hare before tagging out the Brantford Jr. Red Sox base runner attempting to slide in to second base, during their Junior Intercounty Baseball semifinal, at Emslie Field. St. Thomas won 2-0 to advance to the final against Welland, starting Friday at Emslie. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
ST. THOMAS - It took a couple of evenings, but the St. Thomas Tomcats have advanced to the Junior Intercounty Baseball final.
St. Thomas held on to their 2-0 advantage, to shutout the Brantford Jr. Red Sox, in their semifinal, at Emslie Field.
The Tomcats were leading in the top of the fourth inning on Monday night, before rain forced the game to be completed 24 hours later.
All of the scoring came in the second inning, on a wild pitch and a RBI single from Will Pollard.
Tomcats' catcher Dylan Howard threw out two base runners, one at second base in the sixth inning and the other at first base in the seventh and final inning, to help perserve the lead.

Rain extends St. Thomas - Brantford semifinal to Tuesday
The St. Thomas Tomcats rush to cover home plate and the pitcher's mound, before the rain arrived Monday, at Emslie Field. The game was called with the Tomcats leading 2-0 and will resume on Tuesday. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Monday, August 9, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Tomcats will try for a second day to advance to the Junior Intercounty Baseball final.
Rain prevented the Tomcats and Brantford Jr. Red Sox from finishing their semifinal tonight, extending the game over to Tuesday.
The Tomcats were leading 2-0, in the top of the fourth inning, when a huge rain cloud blew in from off of Lake Erie.
The game will resume on Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m., with Brantford having runners on first and second.
St. Thomas scored twice in the second inning, on a wild pitch and a RBI single from Will Pollard.

Tomcats clinch Junior Intercounty's top spot to host semifinal Monday

Sunday, August 8, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas have finished first in the Junior Intercounty Baseball League.
Wins over the Brantford Jr. Red Sox and Kitchener Panthers, on Saturday, clinched top spot for the Tomcats, with an 8-3 record.
League playoffs begin quickly as the Tomcats host a one game semifinal, against Brantford, Monday, 7:30 p.m., at Emslie Field.
The other semifinal features the Welland Jr. Jackfish hosting the Guelph Silvercreeks.
The final is a best of three game series, starting Friday, August 13th.

D1 Revolution advance to PWSA U16 West bracket final

Saturday, August 7, 2021
SWEABURG, Ont. - It's on to the Provincial Women's Softball Association U16 West final for the D1 Revolution.
Four runs in the fifth inning carried the Revolution over the Halton Hawks, 6-3, in a home playoff game, Friday in Sweaburg.
Avyree Sherman led the Revolution, belting out a double and a triple and driving in three runs.
Chloe Hocquard worked the entire seven inning game, allowing three runs, on 11 hits and one walk, striking out five batters.

Diver Celina Toth misses advancing in women's 10-metre platform

Wednesday August 4, 2021
TOKYO - Celina Toth missed advancing to the semifinal of the women's individual 10-metre platform early Wednesday at the Toyko Olympics.
Toth finished 23rd with 261.40 points. Only the top 18 divers advanced to the next round.
A low scoring opening dive hurt Toth's chances of moving on. The 29-year old scored just 28 points on her first of five dives.
Toth, who spent her youth in St. Thomas before moving to Victoria, B.C., won the Canadian trials to qualify for the Games.
Teammate Meaghan Benfeito, who won a bronze medal in the event in 2016, advanced to the semifinals.

Mississauga North Tigers edge host St. Thomas for OBA 22U AAA title
Will Pollard celebrates with Alex Pettipiece (43), after driving in two runs, to lift the St. Thomas Tomcats over Oshawa, 11-10, and into the Baseball Ontario 22U AAA final against Mississauga North, at Emslie Field. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, August 1, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Only one team could defeat the St. Thomas Tomcats and the Mississauga North Tigers were a team loaded with veteran talent.
The Tigers completed an undefeated 5-0 run to capture the Ontario Baseball 22U AAA tournament, edging the host team in extra innings, 5-4, at Emslie Field.
Mississauga North scored in the top of the eighth, an extra inning for seven inning tournament games, and then held off St. Thomas, for the one run victory.
The Tomcats finished with a 3-2 record, losing twice to the Tigers, in the final and 8-4 on Saturday.

Roth captures men's 200-metre dash gold at Open provincials
Michael Roth, of St. Thomas, won the men's 200-metre dash, in 21.359 seconds, at Athletics Ontario Open championships, today in Toronto. (file photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, August 1, 2021
TORONTO, Ont. - Nineteen year old Michael Roth won the men's 200-metre dash, in a personal best time of 21.359 seconds, this afternoon, at Athletics Ontario Open championships.
Roth edged Eliezer Adjibi by a thousandth of a second for the gold medal.
Roth was one of three athletes representing St. Thomas Legion Club.
Hallee Knelsen, 18, finished fifth in the women's 800-metre run, in a personal best time of 2:07.44
Tayah DeSousa, 18, placed ninth in women's high jump (1.55 metres).

Tomcats one of four teams still alive at OBA 22U AAA provincials
St. Thomas Tomcats' pitcher Connor Ambrogio delivers against Halton Hills, at the Baseball Ontario 22U AAA tournament, at Emslie Field. The Tomcats won 3-2. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, July 31, 2021
ST. THOMAS - It is on to Sunday for the St. Thomas Tomcats.
The host team is one of the four still standing at the Baseball Ontario 22U AAA tournament in St. Thomas.
The Tomcats face Oshawa at 10 a.m. Sunday in an elimination game for both 1-1 teams.
Pitcher Connor Ambrogio Connor tossed a complete game for the Tomcats, late Saturday afternoon, scattering seven hits and a pair of walks over seven innings, in a 3-2 win over Halton Hills.
St. Thomas faced elimination after dropping an 8-4 contest to Mississauga North earlier in the day.
Mississauga North defeated Oshawa, 8-4, Saturday evening, to remain the lone undefeated team, at 3-0. Mississauga North faces Newmarket at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Follow results at Baseball Ontario's 22U AAA tournament

Roth sprints to silver in men's 400 metres at Open provincials
Michael Roth, of St. Thomas, won a silver medal in the men's 400-metre run in a personal best time of 46.70 seconds, at Athletics Ontario Open championships, today in Toronto. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, July 31, 2021
TORONTO, Ont. - Nineteen year old Michael Roth won a silver medal in the men's 400 metre run, blitzing the oval in a personal best time of 46.70 seconds, this evening, at Athletics Ontario Open championships.
Thirty-one year old Philip Osei won gold in 46.39 seconds.
The St. Thomas native who trains with St. Thomas Legion Club, is heading to the World Athletics U20 championships in late August.
Roth has the 200-metre dash on Sunday.
Hallee Knelsen won a bronze medal in the women's 1500-metre run, finishing in 4:30.81, this morning.
The 18-year old Knelsen was just off her personal best time of 4:28.8, placing behind winner Ashley Taylor (4:29.54) and silver medalist Kate Current (4:30.61).
Knelsen has the 800-metre run Sunday.
Tayah DeSousa, with St. Thomas Legion Club, takes a bronze medal, in women's long jump (5.50 metres) and places sixth in the 100m hurdles.
Jadyn Luna, of Thorndale, with London Western Club, took the silver medal, in the U18 women's heptathlon, with 3657 pts.
The grade 12 student at Medway High school, won shot put and the 800-metre run, placed second in javelin, high jump and the 200-metre dash and was third in long jump.
Para athlete Madison Wilson-Walker placed ninth, in women's long jump, with a best effort of 4.08 metres.

Tomcats open 22U provincials with an actual walk-off win
St. Thomas Tomcat Brendan Johnston sets to lay down a bunt single against Newmarket, in their opening game of Baseball Ontario 22U AAA tournament, at Emslie Field. Johnston came around to score on a Jackson VanBakel double. The Tomcats won 4-3 in an extra inning. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, July 30, 2021
ST. THOMAS - It was anticlimactic finish for the St. Thomas Tomcats in extra innings.
Tied at three in the bottom of eighth inning Alex Liem looked at four pitches for balls and took a walk to first base, to give the Tomcats a 4-3 win over Newmarket, in both team's opening game to Baseball Ontario's 22U AAA tournament, at Emslie Field.
St. Thomas trailed 3-0, going into the bottom of the third inning. Josh Hare put the 'Cats on the board with a RBI single.
Down 3-1 in the fifth innning, Jackson Van Bakel delivered a two-out two-run double, tying the game at three.
The Tomcats return to the Emslie for their second game against Mississauga North, Saturday at 1 p.m.
Follow results at Baseball Ontario's 22U AAA tournament

Memorable Athletics Ontario U20 meet sends Michael Roth to Worlds
St. Thomas Legion Club's Michael Roth (377) wins gold in the men's 200-metre dash finishing in a personal best time of 21.18 seconds, Sunday at Athletics Ontario U20 outdoor championships. The time qualifies Roth for the 2021 World Athletics U20 (Junior) championships. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, July 25, 2021
TORONTO, Ont. - No one should ever count out Michael Roth.
The St. Thomas Legion Club athlete had one memorable meet, winning the men's 200-metre dash, a day after taking gold in the men's 400-metre dash, today at the Athletics Ontario Under-20 championships, at the Toronto Track and Field Centre.
For both distances, Roth qualifies for the 2021 World Athletics U20 (junior) championships, in Kenya, next month.
However, the best for the 2020 graduate of Parkside Collegiate may have been in the men's 4x400-metre relay race.
Taking the baton for the final leg, with St. Thomas in second place, Roth was 25 metres behind Ottawa Lions' anchor runner, David Moulongou. It appeared Roth would have to be content on a silver medal, but the 19-year old had other ideas.
With 200 metres to go, Roth found another gear and incredibly closed the gap on Moulongou.
Roth gave St. Thomas the gold medal, edging Moulongou at the finish line, in a time of 3:24.65.
Hallee Knelsen won her second gold medal of the meet, taking the women's 800-metre run in 2:09. Unfortunately, Knelsen missed the qualifying time for junior worlds.
St. Thomas Legion Club finished fourth in combined team scores, bringing home six gold medals and one bronze from the two day meet.

Rain fails to slow Roth one of three champions from St. Thomas Club
St. Thomas Legion Club's Michael Roth wins a rain soaked men's 400-metre dash at Athletics Ontario U20 outdoor championships. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, July 24, 2021
TORONTO, Ont. - A steady rain failed to slow Michael Roth.
The St. Thomas Legion Club athlete set a personal best time of 47.35 seconds winning the men's 400-metre dash, at Athletics Ontario Under-20 championships, at the Toronto Track and Field Centre.
Roth was one of three St. Thomas Legion athletes to win gold today.
Tayah DeSousa lowered her PB time to 14.32 seconds, taking the women's 100-metre hurdles gold. DeSouas later placed seventh in long jump.
Hallee Knelsen won the women's 1500-metre run in 4:34.03.
The champions were part of a nine member team representing St. Thomas Legion.
Justin Cole took a bronze medal in the men's 3000-metre steeplechase.
A.J. Stanat was fourth in men's discus with a best throw of 43.82 metres.
Dylen Belanger placed 17th, in the men's 400-metre dash (51.52 sec.)
Mason Basson was 19th (4:09.68), in the men's 1500 metres, followed by Harrison Belanger, 21st (4:10.7) and Vincent Moore, 27th (4:14.71).
Brothers Aiden and Tristan Coles, from St. Thomas, who train with London-Western club, finished second (3:53.71) and fourth (3:56.62), respectively, in the men's 1500.
The twin brothers then helped London-Western win the men's 4x800-metre relay race in 8:11.40

Fishback leads St. Thomas Tomcats hooking a win over Guelph
Alex Fishback arrives at second base on a two-run double giving the St. Thomas Tomcats a 5-3 lead, much to the displeasure of the Guelph Silvercreeks' shortstop, in Junior Intercounty Baseball, at Emslie Field. The Tomcats won 7-3. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Friday, July 23, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Alex Fishback helped the St. Thomas Tomcats hook a comeback victory.
The second baseman had three RBIs, including a two-run double giving the Tomcats a 5-3 lead in the fifth inning, on their way to defeating the Guelph Silvercreeks, 7-3, in Junior Intercounty Baseball at Emslie Field.
Guelph led 3-1 after four innings, capitalizing on a couple St. Thomas errors.
Tomcats' pitcher Eric Pettipiece picked up the win, in relief of starter Alex Pettipiece.
St. Thomas moves to 4-2 in league action, at least a share of first place, depending out of town results.

St. Thomas' DeSousa wins senior women's 100-metre hurdles gold
Tayah DeSousa during the heats for the senior women's 100-metre hurdles, at the NXTCHAMP Invitational track and field meet, in Toronto. DeSousa had the fastest time from the heats and later won the final. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Sunday, July 18, 2021
TORONTO, Ont. - Two years ago Tayah DeSousa was an OFSAA champion winning the junior women's 80-metre hurdles gold.
DeSousa may have lost both of her senior years in high school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the St. Thomas native showed she still has the golden touch.
Competing for St. Thomas Legion Club, DeSousa won the senior women's 100-metre hurdles, today at the NXTCHAMP Invitational track and field meet.
Shortly later, DeSousa took fifth place in senior women's long jump.
Dorchester's Hannah McIntyre won the junior women's 3000 metre run, her first time competing in the event.
Aiden Coles, of St. Thomas, with London-Western Club, finished second in the senior men's 3000-metre run. Tristan Coles was third.
Lexi Stanat, with St. Thomas Legion, took silver in novice women's shot put. Her brother, A.J., was fifth, in senior men's shot put.
Emma Westbrook, St. Thomas Legion, grabbed bronze, in the novice women's 80-metre hurdles.
Hallee Knelsen, St. Thomas Legion, finished sixth, in the senior women's 400-metre run.
Madie Wilson-Walker, of Avon, just missed qualifying for the Paralympics, in women's long jump.

Coles, Knelsen, Gray, win races at NXTCHAMP track and field meet
Aiden Coles celebrates winning the senior men's 1500-metre run, at the NXTCHAMP Invitational track and field meet, in Toronto. Coles of St. Thomas, trains with the London-Western Club. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, July 17, 2021
TORONTO, Ont. - Aiden Coles, Hallee Knelsen and Fox Gray struck gold today.
Coles, in the senior men's 1500-metres, Knelsen, in the senior women's 1500 metres and Gray, in the junior 100-metre sprint, won their respective races, at the NXTCHAMP Invitational meet, at the Toronto Track and Field Centre.
Hannah McIntyre took home silver, in the junior women's 1500 metres.
Lexi Stanat won silver, in the novice women's discus throw. Her brother, A.J., was sixth in senior men's discus.
Brianna Rand, of Dorchester, finished sixth, in the senior women's 400-metre hurdles.
The three day meet concludes on Sunday.

Knelsen runs away with senior women's 800-metre race

Friday, July 16, 2021
TORONTO, Ont. - Hallee Knelsen won the senior women's 800-metre run by over three seconds, in 2:08.60, this evening, at the 2021 NXTCHAMP Invitational track and field meet, at York University.
Knelsen who trains with St. Thomas Legion Club, is aiming to eclipse 2:07.2, to qualify for the World Jr. championships.
Club mate Lexi Stanat won Novice women's javelin with a personal best throw of 34.28 metres.
Gray Fox placed second in the junior men's 200-metre sprint (23.48 seconds.
Mason Basson was fifth in the senior men's 800-metre run (1:55.71).

After two years of eerie silence the Tomcats are back at Emslie

Thursday, July 15, 2021
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas boys of summer are back.
Nearly two years without a pitch at Emslie Field, the St. Thomas Tomcats are returning to the historic ball park Sunday noon for their home opener.
It will be the beginning of a lot of baseball until mid August, including hosting the Baseball Ontario provincial 22U championship, on the August long weekend.
For this season, it's 22U instead of 21U, allowing players born in 1999 to play a final season, after last year was cancelled.
The Tomcats are 2-1 over the opening week in their return to the Junior Intercounty Baseball League.
After several seasons in the Southwestern Senior Men's League, the Tomcats have returned to the league the team won in 2006, rejoining old rivals Guelph Silvercreeks, Kitchener Panthers, Brantford Jr. Red Sox and Stratford Nationals. The Welland Jackfish and Hamilton Jr. Cardinals complete the seven team circuit..

Peacock drives in winning run as
D1 Revolution rally to victory

Thursday, July 15, 2021
LASALLE, Ont. - In the end Megan Peacock showed her comeback colours.
Peacock drove in the winning run, as the D1 Revolution rallied in their final at bat, to edge the LaSalle Athletics, 3-2, in a Provincial Women's Softball Association U16 West bracket playoff game Wednesday.
LaSalle led 2-0 going into the seventh and final inning, after scoring a run in the first and sixth innings.
Peacock who won her marathon nine pitch at bat with a line drive two run single, reached base three times in four at bats.

Diver Celina Toth Olympic bound for women's 10-metre platform
Celina Toth in the women's 10-metre platform during the Canadian Diving Olympic Trials, at the Pan Am Sports Centre, in Toronto, June 29-July 1. (photo / Diving Plongeon Canada)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Celina Toth's Olympic dream has become reality.
The 29-year old from St. Thomas now living in Victoria B.C. is heading to the Tokyo Summer Games for the women's 10-metre platform diving competition.
Toth qualified for the Games winning her event during the Canadian Diving Olympic Trials, at the Pan Am Sports Centre, in Toronto, June 29-July 1.

St. Thomas men drop WOSL Premier season opener to Croatia
St. Thomas' Noah Dos Santos (20) and Croatia's Amel Bajric collide battling for the ball during Western Ontario Soccer League Premier men's action, Saturday at Athletic Park. Croatia won 3-0. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

Saturday, July 11, 2021
ST. THOMAS - After almost two years of silence on the local pitch, the St. Thomas premier men returned to action.
The players happy to be back in action, didn't get the result they desired, dropping their season opener in the Western Ontario Soccer League, 3-0 to London Croatia, at Athletic Park.

D1 Revolution U16 girls fastball produce fireworks on the diamond

Sunday, July 4, 2021
BOLTON, Ont. - There were lots of fireworks Sunday but it had nothing to with the ones exploding in the night sky.
The offence for the D1 Revolution U16 girls fastball team sparkled on the diamond, taking both games of a double-header against UTM GTA North, 16-5 and 4-1.
Karlee Curran had a RBI double and RBI triple to lead the Revolution, in the opening game 4-1 win.
In game two, the Revolution rocketed out to a 11-1 lead after two innings, highlighted by a Zoe Fishback two-run triple. Fishback would return with another triple in the fifth inning.

D1 Revolution open fastball season in a positive way over Chatham

Saturday, July 3, 2021
CHATHAM, Ont. - The D1 Revolution opened their 2021 U19 girls' fastball season in a positive way.
The Revolution had a win and tie over the Chatham Eagles in exhibition double-header action Saturday.
Mallory Collins (photo on left) launched a two-run homer and Emma Diegel drove in two runs, leading the D1 Revolution to a 9-1 rout in game one.
In game two, the Revolution came back from down 5-2 in the fourth inning to knot the score. Tied at two, Chatham scored three runs in the fourth inning.
The D1 Revolution is an elite fastball association created by Mark McCallum and Courtney Gilbert.

Diver Celina Toth qualifies for Olympic Summer Games

Friday, July 2, 2021
TORONTO, Ont. - Celina Toth is heading to the Olympic Summer Games in Toyko.
The 29-year old from St. Thomas, now living in Victoria, British Columbia, will be making her Olyimpic debut, after earning a spot in the women's open platform (10-metre) competition with an Olympic qualifying score of 659.55, Thursday, at the Canadian Diving Trials.
Toth placed ninth at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She has three International University Sports Federation (FISU) Games medals.
In 2020, she had a silver medal and fourth place on tower at the first two FINA Grand Prix diving events.
Toth completed her undergrad in psychology at the University of Victoria in 2019 and plans to pursue her Masters in social work.
Her first international medal was a bronze in the women's 10-metre at the 2015 Spain Grand Prix.
Toth is a four time Senior National champion at 10 metres and was a Junior National champion in 2008.

James Dunn scores in Canada's opening game at world para hockey

Saturday, June 19, 2021
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic. - James Dunn, of Wallacetown, had the first of two power play goals in the second period, as Canada edged the USA, 2-1, in their opening game at the 2021 IPC World Para Hockey Championship.
Tyler McGregor, of Forest, Ontario, also scored giving Canada a 2-0 lead mid second period.
It was the Canadian team's first game action in 16 months.
Canada faces Korea early Sunday morning.

Knelsen third in women's 1500 at second high performance meet

Saturday, June 12, 2021
WINDSOR, Ont. - Hallee Knelsen (pictured on left) finished third in the women's 1500-metre run at the Johnny Loaring Classic, the second of four Athletics Ontario high performance outdoor track and field meets this month.
The East Elgin secondary school student who trains with St. Thomas Legion Club, ran a personal best time of 4:31.37, four seconds faster than her previous fastest time.
Para-athlete Madie Wilson-Walker (pictured on right), of Avon, placed fourth, in women's long jump, with a best effort of 4.32 metres.
Jordan Young, who attended St. Joseph's high school for grades nine and 10, won the men's discus throw with a measurement of 60.71 metres.
Young, who still holds the OFSAA high school record for midget men's discus, at 70.79 metres, set in 2009, trains with SISU Throws Club based in Toronto.
After St. Joe's, Young finished high school at Vincent Massey in Windsor. A collegiate career took Young to the University of Arizona and the University of Virginia.

Brittany Howard building a career in the game of hockey
Brittany Howard unleashes a shot against Team Scotiabank during the Dream Gap Tour, May 29, in Calgary, Alberta. (photo / Dave Holland)

Wednesday, June 10, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Brittany Howard is making strides building a career in hockey.
Whether it is skating with the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) in the Canadian leg of their Dream Gap tour, or teaching the skills of the sport, Howard is helping to create a better future for women's hockey.
The 25-year old from St. Thomas is aiming on having the game a part of her every day life.

Wilson-Walker, Knelsen, return to high performance competition

Saturday, June 5, 2021
OTTAWA, Ont. - The excitement for two local female track and field stars was simply getting out to compete.
Following several months of limited activity, both Madison Wilson-Walker, pictured on left, and Hallee Knelsen, attended their first meet of the year, the Ottawa High Performance Weekend, June 5.
The meet is the first of four of the Athletics Ontario High Performance Series, also a qualifier for the Toyko Games.
Wilson-Walker who continues to works towards her goal of competing in long jump at the Paralympic Games, had a best leap of 4.21 metres, in women's long jump
The 2016 graduate of Lord Dorchester secondary school, will be attending the second high performance meet in Windsor, June 12.
Knelsen, who will be attending Western University this September, lowered her personal best time in the women's 800-metre run, from 2:09.54 to 2:08.10.
Over recent months Knelsen kept in shape with one on one training with St. Thomas Legion track and field club coach Harry Stantsos and a few time trials.
The grade 12 student at East Elgin secondary school is aiming to shave more time off her PB to eclipse 2:07.20, the standard time required for the World U20 track and field championships in late August.

Howard nets hat trick in Toronto win at Secret Cup hockey showcase

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
CALGARY, Alberta - Brittany Howard scored a hat trick in an 8-3 Team Sonnet (Toronto) win over Team Scotiabank (Calgary), part of the Secret Dream Gap women's hockey tournament.
The 25-year old right winger from St. Thomas batted a puck out of the air for goal number one, then buried one on a breakaway and finished a three on one break off by sniping one home for her hattie.
It was team Sonnet's first game of the week long three showcase of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA).
A bittersweet day for Howard, a graduate of Robert Morris University, as the NCAA school announced today the cancellation of both their men and women's hockey programs.
Howard, a Parkside Collegiate alumni, is the daughter of Scott and Ann Howard.
Three teams of 20 players in the Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association's three Canadian hubs of Calgary, Toronto and Montreal are playing to hoist the Secret Cup trophy Sunday at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
The PWHPA is a movement arising from the collapse of the Canadian Women's Hockey League two years ago. Their goal is a sustainable league with a living wage and the competitive support similar to men's professional leagues.
The three teams play each other twice in a round robin with results augmented by a points system.
A win is worth two points, an overtime win 1.5, a shootout win one point, and half a point for an overtime or shootout loss. A short-handed goal, hat trick, shutout, or scoring five goals or more in a game is each worth one additional point. The two teams with the most points at the end of the round robin Saturday advance to Sunday's final.

Mosher's Davenport Panthers win the GLIAC playoff tournament

Monday, May 23, 2021
LANSING, Mich. - Tyler Mosher is a league champion.
Mosher and his Davenport Panther teammates won the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conferenc (GLIAC) men's baseball championship, taking care of Grand Valley State, 9-1, in the final. Davenport beat Saginaw Valley State, Northwood and Ashland to advance to title game.
The Dutton native attended West Elgin Secondary School and is in his freshman year majoring in accounting, at the university in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Davenport begins their NCAA Division II Midwest Regional against Lindenwood University, Friday, May 28, in St. Charles, Missouri.

Chouinard repeats as Big East hammer throw champion

Saturday, May 15, 2021
GENEVA, Ohio - Rebecca Chouinard, senior with DePaul University in Chicago, repeated as the women's hammer throw champion, with a personal throw of 60.8 metres, at the NCAA Big East Conference outdoor track and field championships, May 14.
Rebecca is with the St. Thomas Legion track and field club and a graduate of St. Joseph's high school.
Chouinard also won the event in 2019, with a best throw of 56.05m. Last year's meet was cancelled.
Today, Chouinard placed 13th in shot put (35.50m).
Earlier this season, Chouinard won the hammer at the Marquette Invitational meet, with a distance of 60.40 metres.
At three other invitational meets, Chouinard brought back bronze medals in the hammer throw.

Gold for Harrison at U18 men's hockey world championship

Thursday, May 6, 2021
FRISCO, Texas - It is gold for Dorchester's Brett Harrison and Team Canada, at the IIHF U18 men's world championships.
Canada beat Russia, 5-3, tonight in the gold medal game, competing a perfect 10-0-0 run through the 10 team tournament.
It is Canada's first gold since 2013.
Tied 2-2 after one period, Brennan Othmann and Logan Stankoven gave Canada a 4-2 lead.
Shane Wright, with his second goal of the game, an empty netter, secured the victory in the third period.
Connor Bedard opened Canada's scoring in the first period.
Harrison finished the tournament with two goals.

Dunn dominates capturing SOCON heptathlon gold topping 5000 pts

Sunday, May 2, 2021
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Megan Dunn is the NCAA Southern Conference women's heptathlon champion.
The Wofford College heptathlete from Dorchester, amassed a personal best 5,013 points, to capture the gold medal, this morning, at the SOCON outdoor track and field championships, hosted by Western Carolina University.
Dunn, who led after day one, took command today by winning both the javelin throw (37.99 metres) and the 800-metre run (2:23.68).
Wofford teammate Netanya Linares pulled to within three points of Dunn, winning long jump (5.33m), the first event today. Dunn placed third with a best leap of 5.25 metres.
Then Dunn flexed her muscle, in javelin, her strongest event in heptathlon and winning the 800, perhaps her second best event.
Dunn took over first place in the standings, after winning the fourth and final event on day one, the 200-metre sprint in 25.47 seconds.
The senior started day one with a second place finish in the 100-metre hurdles (14.78 seconds), followed by a fourth place in high jump (1.57 metres) and third, in shot put (10.55m).

Dunn leads heptathlon after day one at SOCON championships

Saturday, May 1, 2021 (updated)
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Megan Dunn has the lead after day one of the women's heptathlon.
The Wofford College heptathlete from Dorchester, accumulated 2,982 points from four events, today at the NCAA Southern Conference (SOCON) outdoor track and field championships, at Western Carolina University.
Dunn took over first place in the standings, after winning the 200-metre sprint in 25.47 seconds, the fourth event of the day.
The senior's day started with a second place finish in the 100-metre hurdles (14.78 seconds), followed by a fourth in high jump (1.57 metres) and third in shot put (10.55m).
Day two events tomorrow are long jump, javelin and the 800-metre run.
Earlier this season, Dunn set a personal best total in the heptathlon with 4,938.
Dunn is aiming for 5000 points at this meet.
As a junior in 2019, Dunn took home the conference silver medal, accumulating 4798 points.
Dunn warmed up her javelin this evening following the heptathlon, by placing fourth in the open women's event with a best throw of 35.47 metres.

Heptathlete Dunn chasing 5000 points at SOCON conference meet

Thursday, April 29, 2021
SPARTANBURG, N.C. - Megan Dunn is chasing 5000.
The Wofford College heptathlete from Dorchester will be aiming for the point total, at the NCAA Southern Conference (SOCON) outdoor track and field championships, May 1-2, in Cullowhee, North Carolina.
Heptathlon is a multi event contest competed over two days, featuring the 100-metre hurdles, high jump, shot put, the 200-metre sprint, long jump, javelin throw and the 800-metre run.
Earlier this season, Dunn set a personal best (PB) total in the heptathlon with 4,938.
As a junior in 2019, Dunn took home the conference silver medal, accumulating 4798 points.

Season ends for Carr despite not dropping a match at conference

Saturday, April 24, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Ally Carr had her NCAA beach volleyball career end without losing a match at the Southland Conference championship.
Her New Orleans Privateers lost three games to one to Houston Baptist University, eliminating the Division One school from the competition.
In NCAA beach playoffs, a winner is determined when a school wins three matches. Even if two players go undefeated for the losing school, they do not advance.
Twice Carr and partner Maxine Walsh had their match called during the tournament, due to the opposing school winning three matches.
The Privateers' number two team was one point away from match victory against Houston Baptist (21-18, 20-18), when their opponent won a third match on another court.
Carr and Walsh opened the double elimination tournament defeating Central Arkansas, 21-8, 21-19.
After dropping game one to host and top seeded Texas A&M Corpus Christi, in the second round, Carr and Walsh were leading game two, 18-14, when it was called.
Carr finishes her collegiate career with 40 match wins, fourth best all-time at New Orleans.

South Carolina takes one game from top ranked Arkansas

Friday, April 23, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. - It was a battle against the top ranked men's baseball team in the NCAA for Dorchester's David Mendham.
His South Carolina Gamecocks, ranked 11th coming into the series, took one of three games from the Arkansas Razorbacks, winning the first game of a double-header today.
South Carolina's 6-2 win was sandwich by a pair of Arkansas victories, 6-1, Thursday and 5-1, tonight.
Mendham went two-for-10 and drew a pair of walks over the three games. He also made a superb defensive play, stretching to catch a throw from the second baseman for an out in the 6-2 win.
The first baseman is batting .273 on the season, with 22 RBIs and four home runs.

Carr excited for NCAA conference beach volleyball playoffs

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
NEW ORLEANS, La. - A two year wait is over.
After being cancelled last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, Ally Carr is looking forward to this year's NCAA Southland Conference women's beach volleyball championship, a three day event starting Friday, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The Privateers' team, seeded fifth, opens the double elimination tournament taking on number four seeded Central Arkansas, at 11 a.m. Friday. The winner advances to face top seeded A&M Corpus Christi, at 1 p.m.
Carr ranks fourth all-time at New Orleans with 39 career wins.

Horvat leads Canucks to victory returning from COVID-19 outbreak

Monday, April 19, 2021
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Scoring the game winning goal Bo Horvat lifts the Vancouver Canucks over Toronto, 3-2, in overtime, Sunday night.
The Canucks' captain from Rodney finished with two goals and an assist, in his team's first game since March 24, due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Vancouver had 21 players, including Horvat and four staff, test positive for COVID-19. The Canucks hadn't played a game in over three weeks.
Horvat has 16 goals and 14 assists in 40 games this season.

Bronze medal in women's javelin among Dunn's three top 10s

Saturday, April 17, 2021
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Megan Dunn took home the bronze medal in women's javelin (37.99 meters), at the Catamount Classic, a track and field meet at Western Carolina University.
The Wofford College athlete followed up her medal won on Friday, with two more top 10 results today.
Dunn placed fifth in the women's 200-metre dash (25.76 seconds) and 10th in women's shot put (10.22m).
The Dorchester native won silver in javelin at a meet on April 2, throwing the spear 39.40 meters.
Dunn is preparing for women's heptathlon at the NCAA Southern Conference championships, May 1-2.

Mendham belts third homer as South Carolina burns Charleston

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. - David Mendham belted his third home run of the season, driving a 3-2 pitch down the left field line, as South Carolina shutout Charleston Southern, 9-0 tonight.
The Dorchester native finished the game three for five, including his seventh double of the season.
Two days earlier on Sunday, Mendham helped South Carolina improve to 21-9, beating Missouri, 13-4, chipping in with a two run single and sac fly RBI.
The South Carolina first baseman is batting .266, with 20 RBIs this season.

Dutton's Mosher makes freshman season debut with Davenport

Monday, April 12, 2021
CALEDONIA, Mich. - Tyler Mosher made his debut with the Davenport Panthers' baseball team this past weekend.
The Dutton native who attended West Elgin Secondary School, is in his freshman year, majoring in accounting, at the NCAA Division II university in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mosher went one for three, a RBI single and was hit by a pitch, in his first game, a win over Ashland University, April 9. Mosher was also caught stealing. Playing second, Mosher had three putouts and two assists.
Following two hitless games (0-for-5, with one base on balls) on April 10, Mosher was one-for-two, during a win against Ashland, April 11.
Mosher played with the Great Lake Canadians, batting .328 over three seasons.
The Davenport Panthers play in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Teams are located throughout the states of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Wilson-Walker training towards making Paralympic Summer team

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
AVON, Ont. - Working towards making the Canadian Paralympic team, Madie Wilson-Walker started 2021 off with her best jump to open an outdoor season.
At a recent meet in Guelph, Wilson-Walker leaped 4.22 metres, just shy of her personal best distance of 4.29 metres.
"I was pleased with that," said Wilson-Walker, a Team Canada hopeful in women's long jump for the Toyko Summer Paralympics.
The bi-lateral amputee athlete splits her time between jump training at Farquharson Arena, in London and workouts at her home gym in Avon.
Briefly the world record holder for the T62 long jump, the blade runner continues to perfect her technique.
"Mainly focusing on my takeoff and hang position and just saying as consistent as I can," said the 23-year old, who has two meets in May.
At 2019 Parapan-Am Games, in Lima Peru, Wilson-Walker placed fourth in both the women's long jump (T42-44/T61-63) and the 100-metre dash T64 final.
Wilson-Walker is an alumni of Lord Dorchester Secondary school, currently studying at Western University in London. She won multiple gold medals at OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, while at LDSS.

Benati sets up winning goal as Evansville blanks Loyola

Saturday, April 3, 2021
CHICAGO, Ill. - Dorchester's Nicole Benati set up Emilie Hill's goal, as Evansville University blanks Loyola Chicago, 1-0, in NCAA Missouri Valley Conference women's soccer action.
It is Benati's first assist with Evansville, after transferring from the University of Buffalo, following her sophomore year.
Benati had one of Evansville's five shots against Loyola, as the Aces improved their overall record to 2-2-2.
Benati has played 515 minutes this season over Evanville's six games.
Morgan Blair, a graduate of East Elgin Secondary school, now a senior at Evansville, led the Aces' defence.

City of Angels attracts Central Elgin Titan track star Tayah DeSousa
Central Elgin Titan Tayah DeSousa (lane five) winning gold in the junior girls' 80-metre hurdles at the 2019 OFSAA track and field championships. (photo / Rob J. Ross) .

Friday, April 2, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Tayah DeSousa is taking her track spikes to the bright lights of the City of Angels.
The Grade 12 student athlete at Central Elgin Collegiate, will head to California (CAL) State University Long Beach in Los Angeles, this August on scholarship.
DeSousa will be focusing on hurdles, sprints, long jump and multi event competitions such as the pentathlon, while studying criminal justice, at the NCAA Division One school in the Big West Conference.

Novak jumps on a rebound potting first career NCAA goal for UCLA

Friday, March 26, 2021
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kaila Novak has her first career NCAA goal.
The freshman from St. Thomas gave the UCLA Bruins women's soccer team a 1-0 lead against Arizona State, 16:41 into the first half.
A ball kicked by teammate Mia Fishel hit the left post and Novak quickly jumped on the rebound 10 feet outside of the keeper's box, depositing the ball into the right ride of the net.
Arizona won 2-1 in double overtime handing UCLA their first loss of the year (8-1-1).
Over nine games in the UCLA lineup, Novak has played 460 minutes, recording a goal, two assists, six shots in total with three on net.

Three Canadians playing University of Evansville women's soccer

Thursday, March 25, 2021
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The University of Evansville women's soccer team, aka Aces, boasts three players from the local area.
Senior defender Morgan Blair (left photo) hails from Aylmer and attended East Elgin Secondary school. The recently turned 22 year old played in all 16 of the Aces matches last season and started 12 of 15 matches in her second year.
Junior midfielder Nicole Benati (right photo) is a Lord Dorchester alumni who spent the past two years at the University of Buffalo.
Freshman forward Rachel Rosborough is from Mt. Brydges and attended Strathroy District last year.
The Aces are 1-1-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference, following a scoreless tie with Valparaiso. Benati had one shot.
Evansville is a private university in the city of the same name, in southern Indiana.

Novak's beauty cross sets up equalizer in UCLA women's soccer

Thursday, March 18, 2021
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kaila Novak is becoming more prominent in games with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins women's soccer team.
The freshman forward from St. Thomas had the second assist on a goal by Reilyn Turner that tied the game against the University of Southern California (USC), at two goals each late in the second half.
Novak's beauty cross found Delanie Sheehan, who passed it back to Turner for the goal.
The game finished tied at two.
Novak, who now has assists in back to back games, played a season high 81 minutes. The Bruins' number seven has four shots this season, two shots on net.

Kegger scores first goal as a Bruin

Thursday, March 18, 2021
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Greg McKegg scored his first goal as a Boston Bruin, tipping home a Matt Grzelcyk shot, to open the scoring against the Buffalo Sabres.
The St. Thomas native had 10:20 of ice time in his second game wearing a Bruins' jersey. McKegg stepped in to the lineup in place of Sean Kuraly, out due to COVID-19 protocol.
McKegg has 19 goals and 15 assists over 187 career games with seven NHL teams.

Ally Carr is back at her happy place the beaches of New Orleans
Ally Carr in action with the New Orleans Privateers' women's volleyball team at a tournament, February 26-27th.

Friday, March 5, 2021
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Ally Carr has a renewed appreciation and love for playing in the sand.
The 21-year old from Shedden has played beach volleyball for nearly a decade, but following a year away from the sport due to the pandmic, the junior with the New Orleans Privateers' women's team, was eager to feel sand under her feet.
"Being able to put my jersey on, step out on the court representing my team and school again was a dream come true," Carr said, following New Orleans' first matches of 2021. "I feel extremely grateful that I have the opportunity to play and hope that everyone in the St Thomas area has the chance to again soon."
"Beach volleyball is more than a sport for me, it's my happy place."

St. Thomas native Lexie Adzija leads Quinnipiac women's hockey
Lexie Adzija moves the puck through the neutral zone during a 2021 regular season game. The junior from St. Thomas led the Quinnipiac Bobcats' women's hockey team in scoring for the second consecutive season.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
HAMDEN, Conn. - Lexie Adzija has led the University of Quinnipiac Bobcats' women's hockey team in scoring for a second consecutive season.
The junior from St. Thomas had 17 points over 15 games, with six goals and 17 assists. Adzija finished with 63 shots on net, a plus 11 and won 66 per cent of faceoffs.
Her linemates Renee Saltness and Taylor Girard, each had 15 points. Girard had a team high seven goals.
Last season, Adzija lead the Bobcats with 11 goals and 18 assists in 34 games. As a freshman Adzija tallied seven goals and 11 assists in 36 games, fourth highest on the team.
The Bobcats had a shortened schedule due to the pandemic and had seven games cancelled or postponed. No fans are permitted in arenas but most games are televised, or fans can follow on the school's social media platform.
Quinnipiac finished 10-5-0 overall and were 4-5 against Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) teams, Clarkson, Colgate and St. Lawrence.
The ECAC single game semifinals are Friday, with the Bobcats traveling to play Colgate.

Dunn repeats as NCAA SoCon women's pentathlon champion
Dorchester native and senior with the Wofford College Terriers, Megan Dunn, with her women's pentathlon gold medal, won at the Southern Conference indoor track and field championships, inside the VMI Corps Training Facility, in Lexington, Virginia.

Saturday, February 27, 2021
LEXINGTON, Va. - For the second consecutive year, Megan Dunn is the NCAA Southern Conference's (SoCon) women's pentathlon champion.
The senior at Wofford University school won the five event contest with 3,604 points, breaking her own school record, at the SoCon indoor track and field championships.
Dunn sat second overall heading into the 800-metre run, the fifth and final event, trailing Wofford teammate Netanya Linares by 25 points.
In a photo finish, Dunn finished the 800 in third place, but six seconds ahead of Linares, who placed fourth.
Dunn won shot put, with a personal best throw of 10.83 metres, placed second in long jump (5.51m PB) and high jump (1.62m PB) and third in the 80-metre hurdles.

Dorchester's Dunn wins pentathlon at invitational in record style

Sunday, February 21, 2021
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Megan Dunn won the women's pentathlon breaking her Wofford University school record at the Bob Pollock Invitational indoor track and field meet at Clemson University.
That was followed by the senior from Dorchester being named the NCAA Southern Conference (SOCON) women's field athlete of the month for January.
It is Dunn's first athlete of the month honour and just the second for a Wofford women's field athlete in school history (Georgia McDevitt, January 2020). The graduate of Lord Dorchester Secondary School has been a SOCON athlete of the week twice.
Dunn's pentathlon total leads the SoCon this season and ranks 30th on the NCAA Division One Indoor Qualifying List.

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