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May 14, 2020

Dorchester's Snyders Mr. Basketball for TVRA South-East

DORCHESTER, ON. - Garrett Snyders has been at the centre of basketball for the Lord Dorchester Secondary School Beavers throughout his high school career. His contribution, leadership and skills, led to the Grade 12 student being named Mr. Basketball this season for the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East Division.

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February 26, 2020

Jaguars nip Titans in WOSSAA senior hoops final

LONDON, ON. - It was a battle for a spot at OFSAA. The London John Paul II Jaguars, undefeated through the District season and Central Elgin Titans, perfect in the South-East, with a 9-0 record. As the final buzzer sounded, the Jaguars squeezed by the Titans, 48-45, in the WOSSAA AA senior boys basketball final, at South Collegiate. Jack Tunstill led the Titans with 19 points, while Devin Carvery had 12 points and Isaiah MacDougall, nine.44-kg).

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February 18, 2020

Titans advance to South-East senior hoops final

ST. THOMAS - The Central Elgin Titans are one game from completing a sweep of the regular season and playoffs in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East Division.
Jack Tunstill dumped in 18 points and Deven Carvery had 10, helping the Titans slay the Tillsonburg Glendale Gemini, 50-41, in a TVRA AA South-East senior boys' semifinal, at Central Elgin C.I.

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November 13, 2019

Spartans win WOSSAA AA senior girls' hoops

LONDON, ON. - In the end the East Elgin Eagles ran in to a more experienced team that had speed to burn. The Mother Teresa Spartans, out of London, downed the Eagles, 43-24, at the WOSSAA AA senior girls’ basketball gold medal game, at South Collegiate. Wingham Madill sunk the only basket in overtime to edge the East Elgin Eagles, 33-32, in the WOSSAA AA junior girls’ bronze medal game.

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November 13, 2019

Beavers' junior girls win WOSSAA hoops crown

GODERICH, ON. - Annika Nolte and Sydney Champion led the offence as the Dorchester Beavers sunk the Goderich Vikings, 63-33, in the WOSSAA single-A junior girls' basketball final, at Goderich DCI.
Dorchester advanced to the final routing London Westminster, 45-14. At South Huron District, in Exeter, London Christian defeated Dorchester, 42-33, in the WOSSAA single-A senior girls' final.

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November 7, 2019

Eagles take senior and junior South-East hoops title

AYLMER, ON. - Sisters Alyssa and Kayla Voros have never been to WOSSAA basketball together and neither have played at the senior level. That is about to change after the East Elgin Eagles defeated the Woodstock Huron Park Huskies, 57-37, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East AA senior girls’ final, at East Elgin Secondary School. Kayla Voros scored a game high 16 points and Jos Henderson had 14 points.

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November 6, 2019

Late surge lifts Beavers to WOSSAA

DORCHESTER, ON. - It took three quarters for the Lord Dorchester Beavers to come alive, but the senior girls' basketball team did enough to extend their season. Trailing in to the fourth quarter, the Beavers went on a 9-3 run, to pull out a 22-20 win over the Glencoe Gaels, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics single-A South-East final, at Lord Dorchester Secondary School.

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April 7, 2019

Shock U12 boys take Ontario Cup silver

LONDON, ON. - The St. Thomas Shock brought home the silver medal from the under-12 boys Ontario Cup basketball championship. The Durham / Karwartha (DK) Dragons won the gold, defeating St. Thomas, 35-19, in the final, Sunday, at Westminster Secondary school. St. Thomas finished second in their pool, before upending the 3-0 Thornhill Thunder, 38-33, in the semifinals.

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April 9, 2019

Comeback gives Shock U12 girls' Ontario Cup gold

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Shock are under-12 girls' Ontario Cup Division Five champions. The Shock finished 5-0 and defence carried the Shock to a 40-29 comeback win over the Milton Stags, in the final, at St. Catharines, April 7th.

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March 24, 2019

Shock comeback falls agonizingly short for gold

ST. THOMAS - Move over March Madness. This Ontario Cup gold medal game had everything one hopes to see during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
A big comeback, players diving on the floor for the ball, an intense back and forth battle, with the decision going down to the dying seconds of the contest.
The only part the St. Thomas Shock would have changed is the outcome. After seeing an 18-point lead vanish, the Guelph Gryphons held on to edge the Shock, 44-43, in the under-10 (Novice) boys Division eight final, at St. Joe’s high school. Matteo Thomas led the Shock with 13 points. Jack Moore had eight points, Tyler Titchner, seven and Cam Renaud and Mason, four each. ncial championship.

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March 23, 2019

Shock advance to OBA U10 boys gold game

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Shock went 3-0 in their pool, to advance the gold medal game, at the Ontario Cup Novice under-10 boys Division eight tournament, at St. Joseph's high school.
St. Thomas beat Ancaster, 31-28, Markham, 38-28 and top seeded Durham, 41-35. The fourth seeded Shock will meet the seventh seeded Guelph, for gold, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at St. Joe's.

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March 5, 2019

Mustangs capture TVDSB girls' AAA basketball crown

LONDON, ON. - Following game one, the majority would have sent these horse's hopes to the glue factory. Instead of being put down, the Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs galloped to the gold medal, at Thames Valley District School Board Valley girls' basketball championship, defeating London Northridge, 25-15, in the AAA final, Saturday, at Oakridge Secondary School.
Grayson Moore led Mitchell Hepburn with 12 points in the final, while Lily Ryder had eight points.

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February 25, 2019

Mitchell Hepburn, New Sarum, both double regional hoops champions

ST. THOMAS - There are two double champions in and around St. Thomas. The Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs and the New Sarum Huskies both won girls and boys' Thames Valley District School Board South-West regional elementary school basketball titles.

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February 16, 2019

Titans run away with WOSSAA 1A junior boys' basketball crown

ST. THOMAS - By the second quarter only one question remained. How many sizes for the championship t-shirts?
The Central Elgin Titans stormed out to a 23-2 lead after one quarter, on their way to a 56-29 defeat of the Mitchell Blue Devils, in the WOSSAA single-A junior boys' basketball final, at Central Elgin C.I.
Christian Vecchio and Jack Tunstill led the Titans with 18 and 14 points, respectively.

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February 14, 2019

Titans capture TVRA 1A South-East junior title

ST. THOMAS - A lot of it during practice has helped the Central Elgin Titans run to WOSSAA. The Titans capped an undefeated season in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) region, by winning the South-East single-A junior boys’ basketball final, dumping the Dorchester Beavers, 60-47, on home court at Central Elgin CI.
Jordan McDougall and Jack Tunstill led the Titans with 17 and 16 points respectively, while Gavin Barnhouse and Dilliard, both chipped in with eight points and Christian Vecchio had seven.
Dorchester's Owen Pink and Andrew Muir both scored a game high 18 points, accounting for 77 percent of their team’s offence.
The WCI Red Devils captured the TVRA South-East 1A senior boys’ basketball title, edging the Central Elgin Titans, 60-54, in the final.

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February 5, 2019

Titans outlast Beavers to advance to South-East 1A hoops final

ST. THOMAS - A third quarter surge lifted the Central Elgin Titans past the Dorchester Beavers, 47-33, in a Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East 1A senior boys' basketball semifinal, at CECI.
The Titans will host the South-East 1A final, taking on the Woodstock C.I. (WCI) Red Devils, for a berth in the WOSSAA tournament. Trailing the Beavers, 15-14 at half, the Titans outscored their East Division visitors 22-14 in the third frame. Cole Verhulst delivered eight of his 12 points in the third stanza, while the Titans hit six of eight shots from the charity stripe.
In South-East junior semifinal action, the Titans dropped WCI, 53-37.

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January 20, 2019

Undefeated Beavers not champs at own hoops tourney

DORCHSTER - The Dorchester Beavers went 4-0 but weren't the champions at a junior boys basketball tournament they hosted on Friday and Saturday. Thanks Old Man Winter. Dorchester defeated Stratford Northwestern, Parkhill North Middlesex, and College Avenue and St. Mary's, from Woodstock. Owen Pink scored 60 points over the four wins, while Charlie Quance had 50 points and Andrew Muir, 36.

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December 29, 2018

Junior Titans third at Purple and White hoops

LONDON, ON. - Jack Tunstill scored 19 points and was named an all-star, leading the Central Elgin Titans over London Mother Teresa, 56-39, in the third place game in the Junior Division, at the Western University annual Purple and White boys’ basketball tournament. In Central Elgin’s opener, Tunstill poured in 22 points in a 51-47 defeat of London Lucas. In round two, Chatham Ursuline beat CECI, 52-40. The junior championship final saw Mississauga Xavier defeat Ursuline, 60-47.


December 29, 2018

Junior Rams take consolation title at Purple and White hoops

LONDON, ON. - The St. Joseph’s Rams won the consolation title,  at the Western University annual Purple and White boys’ basketball tournament, dumping Woodstock College Avenue, 62-47, led by 18 points from their tournament all-star, Owen Waterhouse. St. Joe’s lost their opening game to Ursuline, before edging Lucas, 49-47, thanks to 19 points from Tyson Dryflout.
In the senior division Xavier defeated Windsor Kennedy for the championship title. St. Joseph’s went 1-2 in the 16-team event, finishing with a 62-49 win over Totenham STA, led by Redmond Cunanan’s 19 points. The Rams lost to Barrie St. Joe’s, 59-43, in the opening round, before being edged by Tecumseh St. Anne’s, 40-39.


December 17, 2018

Consolation title for Junior Beavers

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


December 13, 2018

Williams leads Vikings' taming of Wildcats

ST. THOMAS –  The CentraNash Williams poured in a game high 23 points as the Voaden Vikings defeated the West Elgin Wildcats, 62-33, in TVRA boys' basketball at Voaden.
Nathan Graham had 15 points for the home team, while Danny Dasilva chipped in with seven. Hunter Chappel led the Wildcats with 16 points.
The Vikings took both meetings against the Wildcats this season, winning 51-38 at West Elgin, December 5

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December 11, 2018

Pink dominate in junior Beavers' hoops win

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


December 6, 2018

Beaver basketball splits with Huron Park

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



December 3, 2018

Titans survive Stampeders' second half comeback

ST. THOMAS - Isiaih MacDougall scored eight points, including a pair of three-pointers, as the Central Elgin Titans rebounded from a huge Parkside Stampeders' comeback, for a 56-50 win, in TVRA South Division senior boys' basketball, at Central Elgin C.I. The Titans led 27-17 at half and were leading 44-26, before the Stampeders sat up straight in the saddle. A 14-0 run in the fourth quarter tied the game at 50. MacDougall finished with 22 points, while Cole Verhulst had 17 points. Colby Latella led Parkside with 19 points and Christian Coombes added 10.


December 1, 2018

Three Beavers in Captains - Veterans game

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


November 29, 2018

Early deficits doom Dorchester's hoops teams

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


November 27, 2018

Beavers' open with wins on the hard court

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



November 13, 2018

Titans dominate WOSSAA junior girls basketball

LONDON, ON - Sherah Kuipe A nearly two decade long drought is over. The Central Elgin Titans are WOSSAA 1A junior girls’ basketball champions, following dominating victories over host London District Christian and the Mitchell District Blue Devils. A balance offensive attack carried the Titans in the gold medal game, with a 47-12 win over Mitchell. Sherah Kuiper led the Titans with 11 points while Kiki Wilson and Faith DeVries, had 10 and eight points, respectively. Aya Zebrian, Camryn Roth and Tori Baker, each chipped in with six points. It is CECI’s first junior girls’ WOSSAA title for basketball since 1999, when Allie Hobbs, Maggie Morrison, Martha Aristone, Brit MacDonald and Kelly Metcalf, were wearing the gold and black.

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November 8, 2018

Titans win TVRA S-E 1A junior girls' hoops title

ST. THOMAS - Sherah Kuipers and Faith DeVries dropped 11 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Titans over the Woodstock CI Red Devils, 41-28, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East A junior girls' basketball final, at CECI.

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October 30, 2018

Beavers to TVRA South-East A senior hoops final

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

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October 29, 2018

Rams roll RMC in District junior girls' hoops quarter

ST. THOMAS –  Anna Fox dropped 11 points and Emily Schnurr had five, as the St. Joseph's Rams ran away from the Regini Mundi Titans, 30-5, in District junior girls' quarterfinal basketball action, at S. Joe's high school. The Rams move to face Mother Teresa in the District semifinals.

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April 24, 2018

Shock U14 girls take home provincial bronze

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Shock major bantam girls capped a 23-7 season with a bronze medal, at their recent Ontario Basketball Association under-14 Division eight provincial championship.

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April 22, 2018

St. Thomas electric winning OBA U14 bantam boys gold

ST. THOMAS - By playing some of their best basketball of the season, the St. Thomas Shock major bantam boys are provincial champions. The Shock edged the Guelph Gryphons, 39-37, in the Ontario Basketball Association Cup under-14 Division 15 gold medal final, at St. Joe’s high school. Clarke Shackleton led the Shock with 12 points.

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April 21, 2018

Shock roll in to U14 bantam boys basketball final undefeated

ST. THOMAS - Thanks to an undefeated record, the St. Thomas Shock will be playing for a gold medal. The Shock went 3-0 in their pool, earning a spot in the final, for the Ontario Cup provincial basketball under-14 bantam boys division 14 championship. St. Thomas defeated Penetanguishene-Midland, 49-45, KW Vipers, 51-46 and the Gladiators, from Whitby, 58-36.

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April 8, 2018

Shock novice boys win hoops gold at Ontario Cup

LONDON, ON. - The St. Thomas Shock avenged an earlier loss to win the novice boys' gold medal medal in Division 11, at the Ontario Cup provincial basketball championships. The Shock defeated Sarnia Valhalla, 22-12, in the final, after losing to the same team, earlier in the tournament during pool play.

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March 3, 2018

Summers' Corners repeats as Valley girls' basketball champions

LONDON, ON. -  The Summers' Corners Sabres are golden again. Led by 16 points from both Joslynn Henderson and Julie Nagelhout, the Sabres repeated as Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) elementary AAA girls' basketball champions, dumping Princess Anne, 46-11, in the championship final, at Westminster high school. Summers' Corners jumped out to a 14-2 lead, but the game remained close at half-time, with an 18-8 score. A Sabres' 16-0 run, to start the second half, killed Princess Anne.

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March 3, 2018

Forest Park takes home TVDSB AA boys' consolation title

LONDON, ON -  The Forest Park Firebirds ended the season with a victory. It was not a medal, but Forest Park brought home the won the consolation title from the TVDSB elementary AA boys' basketball finals, defeating the Tillsonburg Southridge Royals, 39-22. The Firebirds went 2-1 at the Valley championships, a week after capturing the SouthWest regional single-A title, defeating Elgin Court in the final.

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March 2, 2018

Basketball Valleys tip-off for Elgin County schools

LONDON, ON - Six Elgin County schools are competing at the TVDSB elementary basketball finals today and Saturday, at various locations. The Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs take on London Princess Anne, in a girls' AAA semifinal Saturday. The Mustangs are 2-0, including defeating Parkview, 27-19, in their opener. The Summer's Corners Sabres are also 2-0 and face London Northridge in their girls' AAA semifinal. The June Callwood Cobras face London Lord Roberts in the AA consolation final. On the boys' side, the Forest Park Firebirds were edged 32-28 by London Sherwood Fox, in their AA opener, but regrouped to defeat Woodstock Roch Carrier, 30-28. Forest Park plays Tillsonburg Southridge, in the consolation final. In AAA action, the Southwold Cougars and Locke's Lions, both lost their first two games and were eliminated.


February 28, 2018

Six Elgin schools at Valleys for TVDSB basketball

ST. THOMAS - Six schools from Elgin County will be going for gold, at the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) final tournament for basketball. At the 'Valleys', for girls, in AA action, the June Rose Callwood Cobras and AAA action, the Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs and Summer's Corners Sabres. On the boys' side, in AA, the Forest Park Firebirds and AAA, Locke's Lions and Southwold Cougars.


February 22, 2018

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

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

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February 22, 2018

Ryder's buzzer beater propels Mustangs to OT victory

ST. THOMAS - It will forever be remembered as 'the shot' around Mitchell Hepburn school. Lily Ryder hitting a basket with no time remaining, to send the Thames Valley District School Board South-West girls' AA basketball final into overtime, where the Mustangs pull out a 30-28 win over the Summers' Corners Sabres. Down 26-24, after the Sabres scored with 11.3 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Ryder had the ball along the sidelines, opposite the team benches just inside the Sabres' defensive zone. Mitchell Hepburn advances to the TVDSB final tournament, Saturday, March 3. The June Rose Cobras beat New Sarum, in the SouthWest girls' single-A final. In boys' action, the Southwold Cougars won the SouthWest AA title, with a buzzer beating shot of their own, to edge the Lockes' Lions. The single-A final featured Forest Park taking on Elgin Court.

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February 21, 2018

Mustangs, Sabres, off to regional girls' hoops final

ST. THOMAS - The Mitchell Hepburn Mustangs will meet Summer's Corners Sabres, in the Thames Valley District School Board South-West AA girls' basketball final.
The Mustangs held off the John Wise Cougars, 20-14, while the Sabres slayed Port Stanley, 30-22, in the AA semifinals.

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Febraury 14, 2018

Rams suffer hard court heartache

ST. THOMAS –  The St. Joseph’s Rams were left broken hearted and it had nothing to do with Valentine’s Day. Following a first place finish in the London District league, the Rams’ season came to an abrupt end, crushed like a crumpled up rose, after being upended by the London John Paul Jaguars, 55-51, in a senior boys’ basketball semi-final, at St. Joseph’s high school. The Rams shot three for 23 from three point land. Mykal Donald had a game high 22 points for the Rams.

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February 8, 2018

Sudden shot of threes carry Eagles over Titans

ST. THOMAS –  The Peter Braun picked a perfect time to have his game of the year. The East Elgin Eagle dropped 25 points against the Central Elgin Titans, during a 57-39 win, to advance from the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East AA senior boys basketball quarter-final, at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. Braun opened up in the second quarter, with 19 of his points, including a string of five consecutive three-pointers. When Braun was done raining threes on the Titans, a modest 12-9 Eagles' lead had turned it into a commanding 15 point advantage.

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February 5, 2018

Colter leads Titans over Eagles for second place

ST. THOMAS - Austin Colter dropped 22 points, as the Central Elgin Titans defeated the East Elgin Eagles, 63-46, in Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) senior boys' basketball, at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. The Titans (5-3) clinch second place in the TVRA South Division, behind the undefeated Parkside Stampeders (6-0). The Eagles return to CECI on Thursday, for a South-East quarter-final.



February 3, 2018

Titans place third at Saunders hoops tourney

LONDON, ON. - Austin Colter scored 18 points and Isaiah MacDougall dumped in 15, as the Central Elgin Titans squeezed by London Central, 65-61, in the third place game, at the Saunders secondary school senior boys' basketball tournament. The Titans fell to Stratford Central, in the semi-finals, after beating the Medway Cowboys, from Arva, 64-60, in their opening game. Cole Verhulst poured in 27 points against Medway.


January 16, 2018

Rams win battle of the undefeated for District's top spot

ST. THOMAS –  The St. Joseph's Rams are the lone unbeaten team in the District senior boys' basketball league. An offensive push late in the third quarter put the Rams up 15 points, before settling for a 49-39 win over the London Mother Teresa Spartans, at St. Joseph's high school. The Rams sit alone in first place at 7-0, after handing the Spartans (6-1) their first loss. All other teams have at least two losses. Taye and Myikal Donald, each had 11 points to lead the Rams, who had a balanced attack. Alex Craig added nine points, while Redmond Cunanan, chipped in with seven.

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January 15, 2018

Determined Stampeders stay unbeaten edging Titans

ST. THOMAS –  This now sets up a match between the undefeated teams. The Parkside Stampeders grabbed a lead early, maintained the advantage for most of the game, on their way to defeating the Central Elgin Titans on their home court, 48-43, in TVRA South Division senior boys' basketball. Taylor Robertson led the Stampeders, with 15 points,while Landon Johnstone had 15 points for the Titans.

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December 19, 2017

Staying undefeated on the hard court

ST. THOMAS –  Taye Donald scored 21 points, to led the St. Joseph's Rams over the St. Andrew Bessette Bulldogs, 58-38, in District senior boys' basketball, at St. Joe's high school. The Rams improve to 4-0.

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December 9, 2017

Familiar faces meet in junior final at Furfaro hoops tourney

ST. THOMAS –  There was a reunion feel in the air, as the Central Elgin Titans junior boys’ basketball team won their first tournament of the season. Central Elgin captured the junior title, for the 10th annual Paul Furfaro tournament, at Holy Cross secondary school, by going undefeated and meeting a very familiar opponent in the final. 

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December 9, 2017

Titans make senior final at Furfaro tourney

STRATHROY, ON. –  The Central Elgin Titans made the senior final, at the Furfaro boys' basketball tournament, held at Holy Cross high school. Strathroy District CI defeated Central Elgin in the championship game. The Titans picked up wins over Monseigneur Bruyere, Holy Cross and North Middlesex, on their way to the final. Austin Carter scored a team high 18 points for the Titans, against Monseigneur Bruyere and 16 points, against Holy Cross.



November 9, 2017

Stampeders hang on to dethrone Eagles from South-East perch

WOODSTOCK, ON. –  Just when the Parkside Stampeders appeared to be galloping away, the East Elgin Eagles showed why they were reigning champions. But the Stampeders held on for a 44-39 win, in the Thames Valley District Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East senior girls' basketball final, played at Huron Park secondary school. Callista Tryon scored a game high 21 points for Parkside, Lauren Caraher dropped in nine and Jaylin Wismer, chipped in with six. Alyssa Voros led the Eagles, with 14 points, 10 arriving in the final frame. 

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November 2, 2017

Game of their season lifts Titans over Stampeders

ST. THOMAS –  No better time to have a game of the season, then the playoff opener. Faith DeVries scored a game high nine points, while Sherah Kuipers was a rebound monster, with 15, to lead the Central Elgin Titans over the Parkside Stampeders, 31-21, in a TVRA South-East junior girls' basketball quarter-final, at Parkside CI. The Titans were 3-8 during the season, while the Stampeders had a 5-6 record. Both teams finished behind the 8-3 East Elgin Eagles. 

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June 8, 2017

Ndur makes Canada's U16 basketball team

ST. THOMAS –  Malachi Ndur's ascension in basketball mirrors his growth over recent years - upwards fast. The St. Thomas native has been named to the under-16 Canadian National men's team, for the International Basketball Association (FIBA) 2017 U16 Americas championship, in Formosa, Argentina.

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June 3, 2017

Ndur invited to Canada's U16 hoops camp

TORONTO, ON. –  Malachi Ndur, of St. Thomas, has been invited to Canada Basketball's 2017 Under-16 men’s National tryout and training camp, at the University of Toronto.
Ndur, a student at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute, will train with 16 other athletes this week in Toronto, working towards make the final 12-man roster. On June 7, the team will be announced for the FIBA U16 Americas championships, in Formosa, Argentina, June 14-18. This tournament is a qualifier for the 2018 under-17 world championship.
Ndur, a 6-6” forward, plays for the club team Northern Kings, based out of Toronto, as well as the Central Elgin Titans during the high school season.



March 4, 2017

Summer's Corners takes TVDSB AAA girls' hoops crown

LONDON, ON. - The Summer's Corners Sabres won basketball gold, at the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) elementary girl's AAA final tournament. The Sabres defeated Mitchell Hepburn, 38-12, in the final.
The John Wise Jaguars lost in the AA boys' bronze medal game, while the Forest Park Firebirds won the AA boys' consolation final.


February 24, 2017

Rams win WOSSAA junior hoops gold

ST. THOMAS - Our local area has a champion and two silver medalists, from Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) basketball and volleyball. The St. Joseph’s Rams won the WOSSAA AA junior boys' basketball crown, defeating Woodstock C.I., 54-40, in the final, hosted by Tillsonburg Glendale. The West Elgin Wildcats were no match for the host St. Marys Salukis, dropping the senior girls' A volleyball final in three straight games. For a second consecutive year, the Dorchester Beavers had to settle for silver, losing a thrilling junior girls’ A final, to Monseigneur Bruyere from London.

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February 20, 2017

Beavers move on to Junior WOSSAA

DORCHESTER - Lord Dorchester's junior boys' basketball team is heading to WOSSAA. Following a 3-7 season in the Thames Valley Region East Division, the Dorchester Beavers went 2-0 in the 1A playoffs, defeating the Voaden Vikings and Glencoe Gaels. Dorchester will face the tournament host in their WOSSAA 1A semi-final, on Thursday, 10 a.m., at Westminster high school in London. Westminster went 12-0 in the TVRA Central tier 2 division, prior to defeating North Middlesex High, 39-36, in their 1A final. Strathroy Holy Cross will play the Huron-Perth conference 1A rep, in the other semi-final. Holy Cross went 0-11 during the District regular season, but during their 1A playoffs upended Monseigneur-Bruyere and Gabriel-Dumont.


February 17, 2017

Rams take District junior hoops crown

LONDON, ON. - It was a type of game the St. Joseph’s Rams hadn’t experienced all season, trailing in the second half and truly having to play defence. Dominate throughout the London District junior regular season, placing first with an 11-0 record, the Rams had to go where they had not gone before. Forcing turnovers and clutch free throws late in the fourth quarter rallied the Rams past the London Mother Teresa Spartans, 36-32, in the league final, at Fanshawe College.

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February 16, 2017

Complete effort caps title run

DORCHESTER - Their Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) season is spotless. The Dorchester Beavers completed an undefeated run at the junior level, taking the TVRA South-East 'A' title, downing the West Elgin Wildcats, three games to one. The Beavers finished first in the East Division at 8-0. In the semi-finals, Dorchester eliminated Glencoe, three games to one.

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February 15, 2017

Rams advance to District Junior final

ST. THOMAS - Taye Donald scored a game high 20 points and Redman Cunanan poured in 16, to lead the St. Joseph's Rams over London John Paul II, 49-30, in a London District junior boys' basketball semi-final, at St. Joe's high school. St. Joe's led 23-14, at half-time. A 22-6 run in the third quarter put the Rams in charge, with Donald dropping 14 points, including a trio of three-pointers. The Rams advance to the final, Friday, at Fanshawe College. St. Joe's is 12-0 in District action and 28-2 overall this season.



February 14, 2017

East sweeps South in hoops semi-finals

ST. THOMAS –  It was a clean sweep for East Division schools. Not one St. Thomas school could advance from their TVRA senior or junior boys' basketball semi-final.

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December 7, 2016

Horlick named Ms. Basketball for the South

ST. THOMAS -  Kendra Horlick is Ms. Basketball for Thames Valley Regional Athletic South division. Horlick helped the East Elgin Eagles finish first with an undefeated record in the TVRA South Division, win the TVRA South-East AAA/AA playoff title and take home the bronze medal from WOSSAA. Over the season, Horlick averaged 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and five steals per game. Horlick and team-mate Amanda Milmine are TVRA all-stars.

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December 8, 2016

Rams hang on for senior hoops win

ST. THOMAS - Mykal Donald scored a game high 20 points, leading the St. Joseph's Rams over the London Catholic Central High (CCH) Crusaders, 43-41, in London District senior boys' basketball, at St. Joe's high school. The Rams led by as much as 10 points in the second half, but had to hang on for the two point victory. Daniel Johnson had 10 points for CCH.
In junior action, St. Joe's dumped CCH, 65-56. Redmond Cunanan, led the Rams with a game high 37 points, while Taye Donald had 19.

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December 2, 2016

Katie Beaudry named East Division's Ms. Basketball

DORCHESTER - Lord Dorchester's Katie Beaudry, is Ms Basketball for the Thames Valley Regional Athletic East division. The shooting guard for the senior Beavers led her team in scoring and displayed aggressive skills defensively. Beaudry helped LDSS go undefeated winning the TVRA East Division. Beaudry received her award at the South-East Captains and Veterans game, held at Woodstock CI, December 1. Joining Beaudry at the game, that included both senior and junior players, were her senior team-mates Megan Dunn, Emma Mutsaers and Megan Beaudry, along with junior Beavers, Sarah Ashby and Renee Rossi.

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November 26, 2016

LDSS consolation champions at OFSAA A basketball

TIMMINS, ON. - Lord Dorchester returns home as OFSAA A senior girls' basketball consolation champions champions. Dorchester beat the Nicholson Crusaders, from Belleville, 43-16, in the consolation final. Dorchester went 4-1 overall, at the three day 18-team tournament. Katie Beaudry amassed 87 points over the Beavers' five games.

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November 26, 2016

Beavers advance to OFSAA consolation final

TIMMINS, ON. -  Lord Dorchester will play in the consolation final, at the OFSAA A girls' basketball tournament, after dropping Hamilton District Christian Knights, 47-31.
Katie Beaudry led the Beavers, with 21 points.The eighth ranked Beavers, will face seventh seeded Nicholson Catholic Crusaders, from Belleville, at 3 p.m



November 25, 2016

Beavers stay alive

TIMMINS, ON. -  The Lord Dorchester Beavers are one of eight teams who will play on day three, at the OFSAA A girls' basketball tournament. The Beavers won their consolation game, over the Queen Elizabeth DHS Warriors, from Sioux Lookout, 55-18. A 15-0 first quarter sent the Beavers on their way. Katie Beaudry led Dorchester with 18 points. Eighth seeded Dorchester now meets 11th seeded Hamilton District Christian, in a consolation semi-final, Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. The top four seeded teams, Welland Jean Vanier, Sudbury LoEllen Park, the co-host school Timmins O'Gorman High and Windsor Lajeunesse, advanced to the championship semi-finals.


November 25, 2016

Beavers bumped to consolation side

TIMMINS, ON. -  A 12-9 fourth quarter helped the Carleton Place Bears hold on to defeat the Dorchester Beavers, 38-33, in round two, at the OFSAA A girls basketball tournament. Tied at 18, for half-time, Carleton Place grabbed a two point advantage in the third quarter. Katie Beaudry led Dorchester with 12 points and Megan Beaudry had eight. Bears' guard Madison Reid torched the Beavers for 33 points, including a trio of three-pointers during a 45 second span. Dorchester is bumped to the consolation side of the tournament and will face Queen Elizabeth District Warriors, from Sioux Lookout, at 8 pm tonight.



November 24, 2016

Beavers cruise to win in OFSAA opener

TIMMINS, ON. -  No game is easy, but the Lord Dorchester Beavers didn't break much of a sweat, winning their opening game, at the OFSAA A girls basketball tournament.
The eighth ranked Beavers rolled over 14th seeded University of Toronto school, 60-21. The Beaudry sisters, Katie and Megan, combined for 39 points, Katie with 20. Kristen Bisschop, added 10 points and Megan Dunn, six. Up next is 10th seeded Carleton Place, who lost their opening game to ninth ranked Trinity College, 43-31.



November 23, 2016

Beavers' OFSAA quest begins

TIMMINS, ON. -  Lord Dorchester is ranked number eight, at the OFSAA 1A girls basketball tournament, starting Thursday. Dorchester enters the 18-team three day event, as the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) champions and Thames Valley Regional East division winners. The Beavers went 14-0 through those games. Dorchester tips off their  provincial quest, against the University of Toronto school.
Welland E. S. Jean Vanier is seeded number one, followed by Sudbury LoEllen Park, the co-host school Timmins O'Gorman High (Knights), Windsor Lajeunesse and at number five, Elgin Rideau District High. The Jean Vanier Lynx are the defending OFSAA champions and two years ago, the provincial runnerup, both times facing Prescott Glengarry in the final. Niagara's French-language Catholic high school, also won the provincial title in 2011 and 2012. Several members of the basketball team, also won OFSAA gold with Vanier's soccer team, this past June.
LoEllen Park are the Northern Ontario (NOSSA) champions. Last month, at the Sister Fay tournament, held at O'Gorman High, the host school beat LoEllen Park, 57-47, in the final.


November 17, 2016

Seven WOSSAA medals for local schools

ST. THOMAS –  Teams from St. Thomas - Elgin County and Dorchester high schools, brought home six medals from the WOSSAA tournaments for girls basketball and boys volleyball.
Lord Dorchester was the lone champion, winning the senior girls A basketball championship, defeating St. Marys DCVI, 47-38.
The Parkside Stampeders made the senior girls’ AA basketball final, but lost to London Mother Teresa, 48-33.
At triple A basketball, the East Elgin Eagles won the bronze medal game at both the senior and junior levels. The senior Eagles beat London CCH, 42-30, after losing to London Lucas, 64-29, in their semi-final. Lucas features Sarah Donavan, who recently signed a letter of intent to attend Davidson College.
In volleyball, the Parkside Stampeders were AA silver medalists, losing the final to host Stratford Central.
East Elgin captured the bronze medal in AAA action, in a three game sweep of London CCH. The Eagles lost to the eventual champions, London Saunders, in the semi-finals.
The West Elgin Wildcats also took home bronze, dusting St. Marys DCVI, in three games, at the 'A' tournament. 


November 17, 2016

Beavers shed tears fulfilling OFSAA hoops dream

PARKHILL, ON. -  Victoria Quance couldn't stop the tears. Her eyes started welling over the final minutes, when the Grade 10 guard realized she and her Dorchester Beavers' teammates were going to OFSAA. The Beavers defeated the St. Marys Salukis, 47-38, in the WOSSAA A senior girls' basketball final, at North Middlesex high school.

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November 15, 2016

Eagles' senior and junior teams finish seasons perfect

AYLMER, ON -  That big zero is the number of times the East Elgin Eagles, senior and junior teams combined, lost during the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) campaign. Both completed 12-0 seasons, by winning their respective TVRA South-East final, today, at East Elgin Secondary school. The senior Eagles capped their perfect run, defeating the Parkside Stampeders, 41-23. The junior Eagles duplicated the feat, downing Woodstock C.I, 33-24.

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November 10, 2016

Eagles soar in to South-East senior girls' final

AYLMER, ON -  The East Elgin Eagles move on to the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East senior girls' basketball final, after the downing the Central Elgin Titans, 38-18, in a semi-final, at East Elgin Secondary School. The Eagles move on to face the Parkside Stampeders in the final. The Stampeders eliminated Woodstock Huron Park, with a 45-39 win. On left, East Elgin Eagle Amanda Milmine (13) steals the ball from Central Elgin Titan Chloe Tunstill. (photo / Rob J. Ross)

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November 7, 2016

Beavers dispose of the Wildcats

DORCHESTER -  The bench played as much as the West Elgin starters. That's how one-sided this Thames Valley Region senior girls basketball "A" playoff  game was in favour, of the Lord Dorchester Beavers. Megan Beaudry had a game high 10 points as the Beavers dumped the West Elgin Wildcats 36-8.

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October 27, 2016

Wildcats sweep season series with Vikings

ST. THOMAS –  Kenzie Fink scored 10 points and Mallory Hoogheim had eight, in the West Elgin Wilcats 29-24 win at Arthur Voaden, in TVRA senior girls' basketball.

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