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July 13, 2020

Meet Dorchester Beavers Nolte and Johnston

ST. THOMAS - Here are the Lord Dorchester Beavers' senior athletes of the year.

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June 27, 2020

Beavers recognize their best in athletics

DORCHESTER, ON. - The Dorchester Beavers recognize their top athletes and athletic achievements for their 2019/20 high school sports year. Jaxon Nolte and Leaha Johnston are the senior male and female Athletes of the Year. Liam Devine is the junior male Athlete of the Year, while Annika Nolte and Brianna Rand are the junior female co-Athletes of the Year.

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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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March 4, 2020

Currah swims at OFSAA

TORONTO, ON. - Owen Gillet had already left the pool thinking he had missed the podium, in the para men's 50 metre back stroke at the OFSAA swimming championships.
Then East Elgin Eagles' coach Carol McNiece caught up with the St. Joseph's Ram Grade 11 student, telling Gillet he had won a bronze medal.

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February 25, 2020

Beavers' volleyball settle for double WOSSAA silver

LONDON, ON. - It was a pair of agonizing five game defeats for the gold medal. The Lord Dorchester Beavers were edged in both the senior and junior Western Ontario Secondary School Association (WOSSAA) 1-A girls' volleyball championship matches, at Westminster Secondary School. In the senior tilt, the London Monsignor Bruyere Panthers squeezed by the Beavers, in the fifth and deciding set, to capture gold and advance to OFSAA, taking the match 27-25, 18-25, 15-25, 25-21, 16-14.
In the junior gold game, St. Marys DCVI defeateded Dorchester, three games to two.

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February 21, 2020

Parkside dominates WOSSAA wrestling capturing team title

LONDON, ON. - Julie Boyko was Houdini-like to escape a near pin, Gavin Eldridge kept quick on his feet and Brady Johnson seized an opportunity. Boyko (64-kg), Eldridge (61-kg), Johnson (130-kg) are returning to OFSAA, after qualifying at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) wrestling championships, at Banting Secondary School. Nine athletes will represent Parkside at OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, March 2-4, in Sault Ste. Marie.
Joining the trio of OFSAA returnees for the trip north, are gold medalist Jeremy Anderson (boys' 44-kg), silver medalists Cole Moore (boys' 89-kg), Cadence Hardwick (girls' 44-kg), Emma Penner (girls' 77-kg) and Kira Buck (third, girls' 83-kg) and Melody Wilton (115-kg). Parkside brought home the WOSSAA overall combined team title. The Lady Stampeders were team champions, while the boys were second behind London Saunders.

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February 20, 2020

Currah qualifies for OFSAA swimming

LONDON, ON. - Alyssa Voros made a good choice returning to the pool.
The East Elgin Eagle is heading to the OFSAA swimming championships in three events, including the High School Division 15 years and over 100-metre back, an event Voros won at Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) swimming.
East Elgin dominated in pool at WOSSAA, not only sending 15 swimmers to OFSAA championships, but capturing the team award at the championships, held at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.
Aiden Currah, the lone competitor for Dorchester, placed second qualifying for OFSAA in the open boys' 100-metre free.

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February 12, 2020

Eagles soar at TVRA swimming

LONDON, ON. - The East Elgin Eagles are among the big three in local high school swimming. East Elgin placed third in combined team (male, female and para divisions) scores in the High School Division, while the Lady Eagles placed second for both the Open and High School women's divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) swimming championships, February 11-12, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre (CGAC).
St. Joe's won the men's Para division and the combined team scores for Para.

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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 13, 2019

Beavers bring home WOSSAA A junior boys' volleyball bronze

LONDON, ON. - One extended break seemed to re-energize the Dorchester Beavers. Down two games to one, the Beavers took over the match mid through the fourth game on their way to capturing the bronze medal, at Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) single-A junior boys' volleyball, defeating the host London Christian Pioneers in five games, 20-25, 25-10, 20-25, 25-19, 15-9.

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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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November 2, 2019

Rams run away with OFSAA cross country team title

SUDBURY, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams are on top of the provincial cross country mountain. Rams' Aiden Coles, Tristan Coles, Brent Haggerty, Aiden Holder and Harrison Belanger, captured the junior boys' team title, at the OFSAA cross country championships, here at Kivi Park. Not only was St. Joe's the only school to score under 100 points, the Rams won by 57 points over second place St. Francis Xavier, from Mississauga. It's the first OFSAA gold in cross country for the school. Aiden Coles finished eighth in the race with 256 runners.

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October 24, 2019

Beavers' novice girls off to OFSAA cross country

LONDON, ON. - Two teams and four individuals will represent St. Thomas - Elgin County and Dorchester at the OFSAA cross country championships.
The Dorchester Beavers' novice girls won the team title, held at the WOSSAA championships, at Fanshawe Golf Club. Hannah McIntyre led the way finishing fourth, Jenna Wideman was 14th, Devin Dance, 20th, and Tegan Ceccanese, 23rd.
The St. Joseph's Rams ran away with the junior boys title, placing five runners in the top 10. Aiden Coles was second, followed by Tristan Coles, third, Brent Haggerty, fourth, Harrison Belanger, eighth and Aiden Holder, ninth.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen was fourth in the senior girls' race and Ram Cerena Aitken-Guignard placed second in the junior girls' race. Parkside Stampeders' Mason Basson and Vincent Moore, were fifth and 11th, respectively, in the junior boys' race. Ram Will Mantel placed seventh in the novice boys' race, grabbing fifth individual spot to qualify for OFSAA. Former Mitchell Hepburn Mustang, now attending London Oakridge, Sydney Murdock, finished third, in the novice girls' race.
The top two teams and top five individuals not on those two teams, advance to OFSAA, November 2, in Sudbury.

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October 17, 2019

Beavers and Rams rule TVRA Tri-County X-C

STRATHROY, ON. - It was the Dorchester Beavers and St. Joseph's Rams' show. The two schools won five of seven races and captured five of six team divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County cross country championships, at Strathroy District C.I. The top 20 runners in each race and top three teams, advance to Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) meet, Thursday, October 24th, at the Fanshawe Golf Club. The top four runners count towards team points.

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October 12, 2019

Dorchester's pleasant surprise now an OFSAA cross country contender

LONDON, ON. - Every new season can bring the unexpected. Heading into the high school cross country season, Dorchester Beavers' coach James Tennant knew the talent he had returning to the school, including a junior boys' team that advanced to OFSAA a year ago, now running at the senior level. The unexpected during the first week of cross country practices and first meet on the schedule, included a group of Grade nine girls from various elementary schools.

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October 6, 2019

Beavers and Rams, again

ORWELL, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams junior boys and Dorchester Beavers' novice girls keep rolling, Cerena Aitken-Guignard continues to make a name for herself and Hallee Knelsen wins her first senior race.
All these running feats occurred at the Springwater Invitational, the third meet of the Thames Valley Regional Athletics cross country, at the Springwater Conservation Area, Thursday, October 3.

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September 28, 2019

Beavers and Rams team champions in cross country

LONDON, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams' junior boys keep dusting the opposition out on the trails, while the both Lord Dorchester Beavers' senior boys and novice girls open more eyes.
All three teams were champions at the Banting Invitational cross country meet, at Springbank Park, October 26th. The St. Joseph's Rams handily won the junior boys title, for a second consecutive meet, placing four runners in the top 10. Tristan Coles and Brent Hagerty finished two-three, behind London Central's Heath McAllister. Connor Erb led the Dorchester senior boys, finishing fifth.
St. Joseph's Ram Cerena Aitken-Guignard won her first high school cross country race, taking the junior girls' gold medal.

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September 19, 2019

Coles wins opening X-C race leading St. Joe's junior boys

DORCHESTER, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams have continued what the team started as novice boys last season.
Aiden Coles won the four kilometre junior boys' race at the Dorchester Invitational, the first Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) cross country meet of the season.
Coles finished the route in 13:52, followed by his brother Tristan and teammates Brent Hagerty and Aiden Holder, in second, third and eighth place, respectively. The Rams handily won the junior boys' team title.
Last November, St. Joe's placed eighth as a team in novice boys, formerly titled midget boys, at OFSAA, the high school provincial championships.
St. Joe's Ram Diego Alban-Gasca won the para race, followed by teammate Gabriel Dala.
The host school had three top 10 results. Hannah McIntyre was fourth, in the novice girls' race, Connor Erb, fifth, senior boys and Ashley Legg, ninth, junior girls. Parkside Stampeder Mason Basson placed sixth, in the junior boys' race. Former Mitchell Hepburn Mustang Sydney Murdock, now at London Oakridge, finished second in novice girls.

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September 17, 2019

South-East landscape shifts bringing new type of schedule

DORCHESTER, ON. - It is a new look for the Thames Valley Region Association (TVRA) South-East division. For the first time at the senior level for girls' basketball and boys' volleyball, there is a combined regular season schedule for the 1A and AA schools. The Parkside Stampeders, the lone 3A school in the South-East region, have moved to the Central Division. Senior girls' basketball in the South-East has 10 teams, including the Arthur Voaden Vikings, Central Elgin Titans, Dorchester Beavers, East Elgin Eagles and West Elgin Wildcats. The same local schools have senior boys volleyball teams.

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June 24, 2019

Beavers 2018/19 athletic award winners

DORCHESTER, ON. - The Lord Dorchester Beavers recognize their top athletes for the 2018/19 school year. Hannah Vickers and Colson Erb are the school's senior female and male athletes of the year.

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June 8, 2019

Beavers capture first medal at OFSAA girls' soccer

STONEY CREEK, ON. - It was two agonizing outcomes to conclude the season. The Lord Dorchester Beavers finished fourth at OFSAA single-A girls' soccer, edged 2-1, by Ottawa Louis Riel, in the bronze medal game. In the semifinals, Cornwall La Citadelle squeezed by Dorchester, 2-1, in overtime The Beavers finished pool play with two wins and two ties, before edging Tecumseh Lajeunesse, 1-0, in the quarterfinals It is back to back seasons the Dorchester girls have appeared at OFSAA, finishing fifth last year, losing in the quarterfinals.

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June 8, 2019

Sweet OFSAA silver for Knelsen and Rand

GUELPH, ON. - Since last summer East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen and Chatham-Kent's Emma Pegg have formed a friendship.  Well, aside for about those two minutes and 14 seconds every time they step on to the track for an 800 metre race. Pegg and Knelsen finished one-two in the junior women's 800 metre run, on day three of the OFSAA track and field championships. Dorchester's Brianna Rand set a personal best (PB) time of 45.44 seconds grabbing the silver medal in the midget women's 300-metre hurdles. Parkside's Mason Basson just missed the podium finishing fourth in the midget men's 800 metre run.

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June 7, 2019

Beavers will play for an OFSAA medal

STONEY CREEK, ON. - The Dorchester Beavers will be playing for an OFSAA medal. The Beavers defeated Tecumseh Lajeunesse, 1-0, in a shutout, during the OFSAA 1A girls' soccer quarterfinals. The game was scoreless through regulation and overtime. Dorchester takes on Cornwall La Citadelle, in a semifinal, 9 a.m. Saturday. The other semi has Ottawa Louis Riel against Alexandria Le Relais. The Beavers finished pool play with two wins and two ties, finishing one point behind Breslau Woodland Christian, a team they beat 2-1. After a pair of ties on day one, Ashley Legg and Sarah Smith scored in the victory over Woodland Christian, last year's 1A champions. Claudia Zavitz with two goals, Avery Dance and Annika Nolte with one each, in Dorchester's 4-0 silencing of Timiskaming.


June 6, 2019

Beavers knot it up twice day one OFSAA

STONEY CREEK, ON. - The Dorchester Beavers have a different look on the field but their OFSAA goal remains. After day one of the 1A provincial high school girls' soccer tournament, the Beavers have a pair of ties, knotting it with Hamilton Christian and Newcastle Clarke High, here at the Heritage Green Sport Park.

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June 7, 2019

De Sousa hurdles to OFSAA gold; Stanat grabs bronze

GUELPH, ON. - Crossing the finish line Tayah De Sousa covered her face realizing she was an OFSAA champion. The Central Elgin Titan won the junior women's 80-metre hurdles, in a personal best time of 11.43 seconds, with her dad, grandparents and coaches watching, at OFSAA track and field, at Guelph University. De Sousa is the first Titan to win OFSAA gold since 2013, when Riley Bell was the provincial long jump and triple jump champion.
Parkside's A.J. Stanat won his second medal at OFSAA, taking home bronze in junior men' shot put, with a personal distance distance of 16.50 metres, less than 24 hours after winning the discus competition. St. Joseph's Ram Aiden Coles finished third, in the midget men's 1500 metres, thanks to incredible kick over the final 300 metres, lowering his PB time by four seconds. Central Elgin Titan Hannah Onyema placed sixth, in junior women's shot put. Parkside's Mason Basson finished sixth, with a PB height of 1.75 metres, in midget men's high jump. Julie Nagelhout also placed sixth, in midget women's javelin. Jadyn Luna, of Thorndale, was the anchor runner on Medway high school's silver medal winning midget women's 4x100-metre relay team.

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June 6, 2019

A.J. Stanat wins OFSAA discus gold

GUELPH, ON. - Arthur (A.J.) Stanat is an OFSAA champion in discus for a second consecutive year. The Parkside Collegiate student threw 52.65 metres to win the junior men's event, on day one of the OFSAA track and field championships, at Guelph University. A year ago, Stanat was the midget men's discus champion.

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June 1, 2019

Four champions lead way to provincial meet

CAMBRIDGE, ON. - No better way to advance to OFSAA than winning an event with a personal best effort. Four local athletes, Dorchester's Leaha Johnston and Brianna Rand, Parkside's Mason Basson and Central Elgin's Hannah Onyema, did just that feat and are now heading to the provincial high school meet as event champions, from day two of the OFSAA West regional track and field meet, at Jacob Hespeler high school. Johnston won junior women's javelin, Rand finished first in the midget women's 300-metre hurdles and Onyema took the junior women's shot put crown. Basson won the midget men's 800-metre run and was second in high jump, a day after finishing third in the 1500 metres, qualifying for OFSAA in all three events. The top four in each event from the regional meet, advance to this year's Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championships, June 6-8, at the University of Guelph. In total from both days of the meet, 14 athletes in 23 events, representing Central Elgin, Dorchester, East Elgin Parkside and St. Joseph's high schools, advanced to OFSAA.

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May 24, 2019

Parkside's Roth healthy and on track at WOSSAA

LONDON, ON. - Michael Roth is back and healthy. The Parkside Stampeder won the senior men's 200 metre sprint and placed second in the 400-metre hurdles, a day after winning the 400 metre run, at the WOSSAA track and field championships, at Western University. Fellow Stampeder Mason Basson, also qualified in three events, winning the midget men's 800 metre run and high jump on day two, after placing second in the 1500 metres.

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May 28, 2019

Beavers return to OFSAA girls soccer

STRATHROY, ON. - OFSAA, the Dorchester Beavers are coming back. For the second consecutive season, the Beavers won the WOSSAA single-A girls' soccer title, to earn a spot at the provincial high school tournament. Sarah Smith scored twice and Avery Dance, Maddy McLellan and Annika Nolte each had one goal, as the Beavers dumped the South Huron Sabres, 5-1, in the 1A gold medal game, at Van Dyk Park. OFSAA is June 6-8, in Ancaster.

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May 23, 2019

Beavers bring home South-East A soccer titles 

TILLSONBURG, ON. - Both the Dorchester boys and girls' teams are heading to Strathroy for the WOSSAA 1A event. Annika Nolte and Hannah Vickers scored and Julie Piper was in net for the shutout, as the Lady Beavers blanked the Central Elgin Titans, 2-0, in the South-East 1A girls' final. On the boys' side, Mirsad Novak-Hasic, with two goals, Aiden O'Brien and Willian Legg scored, to lead the Beavers over the Titans, 4-0.

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May 23, 2019

Busy schedule fails to slow Titan De Sousa

LONDON, ON. - Tayah De Sousa may have had all four of her events on the same day, three within a two hour span, but that didn't slow the Central Elgin Titan on day one of the WOSSAA track and field championships. De Sousa won gold in both the junior women's 80-metre hurdles and long jump, placed second in the 100-metre sprint, and helped the Titans' junior women's 4x100-metre relay team finished fifth.
The top five in each event advance to the OFSAA West regional meet, May 31-June 1, in Cambridge. Fellow Titan Hannah Onyema won junior women's discus. A.J. Stanat, of Parkside C.I. won gold in junior men's shot put and discus, while fellow Stampeder Michael Roth took gold in the senior men's 400 metre run. East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen finished first in the junior women's 1500 metres, while Nathaniel Abell was second, in the open men's steeplechase.

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May 21, 2019

Beavers aim for return to OFSAA girls' soccer 

DORCHESTER, ON. - A year after advancing to the OFSAA girls' soccer quarterfinals, the Dorchester Beavers have higher aspirations. The Beavers took step one closer to their season's goal, by advancing to the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East 1A final, with a 9-0 shelling of the West Elgin Wildcats, in their semifinal, at the Thames Centre soccer fields.
Hannah Vickers burned the Wildcats four times, while Avery Dance had two goals and Michaela Farrugia, Leiha Hunt, Katie McDonald and Annika Nolte, one each.

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May 17, 2019

Nagelhout's rare debut leads highlight performances at TVRA 

LONDON, ON. - It was a question East Elgin Eagles' coach Jon Loney had to think and long and hard about for an answer. Even after several minutes and tossing around a few names, Loney couldn't recall the last time an East Elgin athlete won three gold medals at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics track and field championships. That is exactly the feat accomplished by Eagles' freshman Julie Nagelhout, by winning midget girls' javelin, long and triple jumps, during the two day meet, held at TD Stadium, May 15-16th.
The top 10 athletes in each event at TVRA, advance to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) championships, at TD Stadium, May 23/24.
East Elgin's Hallee Knelsen and Nathaniel Abell, Parkside Stampeder Michael Roth, Mason Basson and AJ Stanat, Central Elgin Titan Tayah De Sousa and Hannah Onyema and Dorchester Beaver Hannah Freer, each had a memorable meet.

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April 30, 2019

Cattrysse and Wall lead South-East entries at WOSSAA

LONDON, ON. - The Elgin East Eagles' ladies doubles team of Selecia Wall and Ella Cattryse was the top result for Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South-East, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) junior badminton championships, at Saunders Secondary School. Cattryse and Wall placed fifth, with a record of 3-2.
St. Joseph's Ram Connor Dupuis also went 3-2 in men's singles. Dupius was the silver medalist at the District championships, losing the final match, two games to one to a London Christian player.
Going 2-2 at WOSSAA were both Eagles' Rachel Sawatzky and Central Elgin Titan Sherah Kuiper, in ladies' singles and Dorchester's Leaha Johnston and Eric McLellen, in mixed doubles.

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April 25, 2019

Wildcats' Tucker and Bradshaw fourth at WOSSAA badminton

STRATHROY, ON. - Their remarkable career came to end just short of the desired goal. West Elgin Wildcats' girls' doubles team of Ashley Tucker and Katie Bradshaw placed fourth, for the second consecutive season, at the WOSSAA senior badminton championships, at Strathroy DCI. Tucker and Bradshaw were the top result from the TVRA South-East division, finishing with a record of 3-2. 
East Elgin Eagles' boys' doubles team of Matthew Abell and Brian Dyck, Dorchester's Victoria Quance and Kyle Morris and East Elgin's Alyssa Voros and Correy Mantel, all went 1-2.

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April 24, 2019

Johnson and McLellan golden at South-East JR badminton

ST. THOMAS - Rachel Sawatzky (girls' singles), Selecia Wall and Ella Cattrysse (girls' doubles) led the East Elgin Eagles to the team title, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South-East Division junior badminton championships, at Parkside C.I. East Elgin led the way taking eight of the 20 total qualifying positions, also including Cameron Wall (boys' singles) and Kayla Voros and Jayden Vansevenant (mixed doubles).
Dorchester's mixed doubles team of Leaha Johnson and Eric McLellan won gold, defeating Voros and Vansevenant in the final. 

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April 24, 2019

Beavers sixth at ultimate frisbee tourney

MISSISSAUGA, ON. - The Dorchester Beavers' ultimate frisbee team placed sixth overall at the opening tournament of the season, at the Hershey Centre. The Beavers finished second, at 2-1, in pool A, defeating both Mississauga John Fraser and Mississauga T.L. Kennedy and losing to host Brampton David Suzuki. In the playoff round, Dorchester fell 10-6, to Hamilton Westdale, the eventual tournament champions, and defeated Brampton Louise Arbour. The 16-team tournament featured mostly AA and AAA schools, in with Dorchester, an 1A school.



April 16, 2019

Morris and Quance are S-E mixed doubles champs 

TILLSONBURG, ON. - There was no surprise with West Elgin Wildcats' Katie Bradshaw and Ashley Tucker repeating as ladies doubles champions.
Bradshaw and Tucker led the Wildcats to the team title, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South-East senior badminton championships, at Glendale high school.
Dorchester's Kyle Morris and Victoria Quance are the mixed doubles champions.

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March 6, 2019

PCI's Eldridge captures silver medal at OFSAA wrestling

OTTAWA, ON. - Gavin Eldridge is an OFSAA silver medalist. The Parkside C.I. student was undefeated before losing in the boys' 57.5-kilogram gold medal match to Roman Wawryk, of Kitchener C.I.
The scorecard favoured Wawryk, 14-6. In the semifinals, Eldridge again beat his long time WOSSAA rival, Diego Worsley, of London Beal. Parkside teammate, Maddie King was sixth, in the girls' 47.5-kilogram division.
Patrick Salvador, a student at London Mother Teresa, who trains with the St. Joseph's Rams, is the boys' 77-kilogram OFSAA champion. Salvador beat Sukhman Gosal, of Turner Fenton, in the gold medal match. Dorchester's Josh Smith placed fifth, in the 72-kilogram class.

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March 6, 2019

Local teams take two silver and bronze at WOSSAA girls' hockey

LONDON, ON - The Parkside Stampeders and Dorchester Beaver both brought home silver while the St. Joseph's Rams won bronze, at WOSSAA girls' hockey. Parkside was defeated by now six time WOSSAA champion Medway Cowboys, 4-1, in the AAA final, Tuesday at Stronach Arena. Dorchester fell to the Clinton St. Anne’s Eagles, 6-1, in the A/AA final, Monday, at Stronach. St. Joe’s left a heart-breaking 6-5 loss to Dorchester, behind in the A/AA semifinals, to win the bronze medal, crushing London South, 8-1.

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February 27, 2019

Beavers win South-East girls hockey title

DORCHESTER - The farewell tour continues. For the first time since 2014 the Lord Dorchester Beavers are heading to the WOSSAA tournament, after sweeping the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East girls' hockey best of three final. Emma McKnight had a hat trick for a second consecutive game and Hannah Vickers picked up five assists, leading the Beavers to a 6-2 defusing of the Ingersoll Blue Bombers, in game two at the Flight Exec Centre.

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February 22, 2019

Twenty wrestlers from WOSSAA now OFSAA bound

LONDON, ON - Twenty athletes from the Parkside Stampeders, St. Joseph's Rams, Dorchester Beavers and Central Elgin Titans, are heading to OFSAA. Two spots in each weight class at the WOSSAA championships, were available for the high school tournament, March 5-6, in Ottawa.
Parkside won the overall team title, led by gold medalists Maddie King (girls' 47.5-kg), Gavin Eldridge (boys' 57.5-kg), Peyton Brodie-Grubb (girls' 61-kg), Cole Moore (83-kg) and Brady Johnson (boys' 130-kg). Julie Boyko (girls' 57.5-kg) took home silver, while Emma Penner (girls' 61-kg) and Steph Boyko (girls' 67.5-kg) won challenge matches, grabbing a qualifying berth in their respective weight class.
St. Joe's sends Liam Bacon (boys' 61-kg), Mary Clare Haasen (girls' 64-kg), Krystian Krzyzewski (boys' 89-kg), Kendall Dettloff (girls' 54-kg), Patrick Salvador (boys' 77-kg) and Thomas Fortier (boys' 95-kg).
Dorchester has Kolton Reading, (boys' 38-kg) Nick Lynch (boys' 38-kg), Owen Bisschop (67.5-kg) and Josh Smith (boys' 72kg).
The Holt brothers, Dalton (boys' 83-kg) and Adam (boys' 89-kg) will represent the Titans.

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February 20, 2019

Dorchester sweeps way to WOSSAA 1A junior girls' volleyball title

DORCHESTER - Two years after settling for a silver medal for a second consecutive year, the Lord Dorchester Beavers prevailed in the championship match. The Beavers swept aside the Goderich Vikings, in three games, 25-21, 25-26, 25-19, in the WOSSAA 1A junior girls' gold medal match, at LDSS.

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February 19, 2019

Dorchester routs Parkside in girls' South-East hockey semifinal

DORCHESTER - It will be the Lord Dorchester Beavers and Ingersoll DCI, for the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East girls' hockey title. Dorchester made quick work of the Parkside Stampeders, winning in two games a best of three semifinal, 11-2, 12-2. IDCI dusted Woodstock CI. Emma McKnight with five goals, Hannah Vickers with three and Victoria Quance, two, in the opening game, did most of the damage for Dorchester in the series.



February 15, 2019

Veterans lead young teams at TVRA conference wrestling

ST. THOMAS - Kailey Meehan was looking for a challenge. Along the way the St. Joseph's Ram was named most outstanding female wrestler. Meehan was the girls' 57.5-kilogram champion, going undefeated at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Michienzi Conference championships, Thursday, at Parkside C.I.
Parkside led the way qualifying 17 wrestlers for WOSSAA, at London Saunders, February 22nd. St. Joe's sends 12 and Central Elgin CI, five. From the Geris conference meet, held at Clarke Road Secondary school in London  Dorchester sends nine athletes to WOSSAA.

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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 11, 2019

Beavers, Rams, golden at novice wrestling meet

ARVA, ON. - Four champions led the Dorchester Beavers at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Novice and Open Girls wrestling championships, February 8th, at Medway Secondary school.
Kolten Reading won novice boys' 35.1-kilogram class defeating teammate Nicholas Lynch in the final, while Liam Devine (55.3-kg) Josh Smith (71.7-kg) and Jordan Maudsley (63.7-kg) also won gold.
Leading the St. Joseph's Rams, were Noah Foley and Diago Silva, champions of the 51 and 61-kilogram weight divisions respectively.
Jacob Smits won silver at 42-kilos, while Evan Joers (95.7-kg) and Greg Chute (55.5-kg) both finished third and Patrick Maifrini, fourth, at 71.7-kg.



February 8, 2019

Steady Beavers capture TVRA junior girls volleyball title

WOODSTOCK, ON. - The Lord Dorchester Beavers never dropped a game on their way to capturing the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East single-A junior girls' volleyball title, defeating the Central Elgin Titans in the final, 25-19, 25-20, 25-22, at Woodstock Collegiate Institute.
In senior action, the Woodstock CI Red Devils,  the class of the East Division all season steamed through the playoffs, capping it with a three games to none sweep of the West Elgin Wildcats 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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January 14, 2019

Volleyball's lost is hockey team's gain

ST. THOMAS - Volleyball's loss is hockey's gain for female sports at the home of the Lord Dorchester Beavers. Victoria Quance netted a hat trick and Emma McKnight had two goals and two assists, as the Beavers improved to 6-0 in Thames Valley Region Athletic (TVRA) girls' hockey, defeating the Parkside Stampeders, 8-6, at Memorial Arena.

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December 17, 2018

Consolation title for Junior Beavers

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



December 11, 2018

Pink dominate in junior Beavers' hoops win

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



December 6, 2018

Beaver basketball splits with Huron Park

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



December 1, 2018

Three Beavers in Captains - Veterans game

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



November 29, 2018

Early deficits doom Dorchester's hoops teams

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



November 27, 2018

Beavers' open with wins on the hard court

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


November 3, 2018

Pink finishes top 20 at OFSAA cross country

DUNDAS, ON. - The Owen Pink had the race of his career. The Lord Dorchester runner finished 19th in the junior boys' race, leading the Beavers' team to seventh place while posting the top individual local result, during the OFSAA cross country championships, at Christie Lake Conservation Area.
Following Pink, in an event featuring 276 runners, was Connor Erb, in 61st, Aiden Currah, 115th, Joshua Smith, 122nd and Dilpreet Sandhu, 136th.
Dorchester's Ashley Legg placed 39th in the midget girls' race.
The St. Joseph's Rams midget boys' team was eighth, led by Aiden Coles, finishing 52nd, in the race with 268 participants. Tristan Coles was 63rd, James Hill, 93rd and Harrison Belanger, 119th.

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October 30, 2018

Beavers to TVRA South-East A senior hoops final

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

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October 25, 2018

St. Joe's and Dorchester run teams to OFSAA

ORWELL, ON. -  The Lord Dorchester Beavers and St. Joseph's Rams had huge days on the trails and now are heading to the biggest cross country meet of the season. Two teams and two individuals, from St. Thomas-Elgin and Dorchester, are heading to OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, following qualifying performances at WOSSAA, held at the Springwater Conservation Area. The top two teams in each of the six divisions and the fastest five individuals not on the top two teams, qualify for OFSAA, November 3, in Dundas. Aiden Coles was the runner-up in the midget boys' race, leading St. Joe's to the team title. It's the third consecutive year a Rams team has qualified for OFSAA. Owen Pink finished second and Connor Erb was eighth, to lead Dorchester's junior boys' team to second place, behind London Oakridge. Dorchester's Ashley Legg placed second in the midget girls' race.
East Elgin Eagle junior Hallee Knelsen was third in her race and returns to the provincial meet. As a midget, Knelsen finished 26th last year at OFSAA.

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October 17, 2018

Beavers, Rams, run over the competition at Tri-County X-C

WOODSTOCK, ON. -  It was not hard to spot members of the Lord Dorchester Beavers or St. Joseph's Rams cross country teams. That is because they were running roughshod among the top 20 in each of the six races, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County championships, at Roth Park. The top four teams in each of the six divisions qualify for the WOSSAA championships, Thursday, October 25th, at Springwater Conservation Area. Any individual runner finishing in the top 20 in their respective race also moves on. The top two overall boys and girls teams also qualify. By no surprise it was Dorchester and St. Joe's, respectively.
St. Joe's won the midget boys, midget girls and junior girls' team crowns. Dorchester was the junior and senior boys team champions, leaving Strathroy DCI with the senior girls' title.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen (junior girls), Ram Aiden Coles (midget boys) and Beavers Ashley Legg (midget girls) and Owen Pink (junior boys) were race champions.

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October 18, 2018

Parkside wins third consecutive TVRA field hockey title

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

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October 11, 2018

Pink leads LDSS junior boys at Widder Station X-C

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



October 11, 2018

Stampeders look beyond after clinching top spot in TVRA

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

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October 5, 2018

Third cross country team title for Rams' midget boys

ORWELL, ON. - Aiden and Tristan Coles were one-two, to lead the St. Joseph's Rams' midget boys, to a third team title this cross country season, at the Springwater Invitational, at the Springwater Conservation Area. Harrison Belanger followed the Coles brothers in sixth place, while Joel Bowden placed 16th.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen overcame not feeling well to finish second, behind junior girls' champion, London Aquinas' Victoria Lamb. Fellow Eagle Nathaniel Abell was fifth, in the senior boys' race.
Dorchester's Ashley Legg finished fourth in the midget girls' race, while St. Joe's Cerena Aitken-Guignard was sixth.

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September 20, 2018

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

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

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September 20, 2018

Eagles' Orlebar wins Tri-County boys' golf title

UNION, ON - John Orlebar fired an 84 to win the TVRA Tri-County boys' golf individual A flight title, at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club. The East Elgin secondary school golfer helped the Eagles' team place fourth. With three scores in the 80s, the St. Joseph's Rams won the Tri-County team title by 12 strokes, with Brett Chapman (85), Owen McIntrye (86) and Aiden Shaw (89).
Jayden Boddy also carded an 85, to help Dorchester place third, while Luke Trowman led Parkside CI with an 88. In B flight action, Central Elgin Titan Rob Schivers led the way with an 81.-16.

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June 22, 2018

Lord Dorchester Beavers' top athletes of the year

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

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June 8, 2018

Six top 10 performances at day two of OFSAA track and field

TORONTO, ON. -  Local athletes had six top 10 performances on day two of the OFSAA track and field championships, at York Univeristy.
Central Elgin Titan Tayah DeSousa finished fourth, setting a personal best time, in the midget women's 80-metre hurdles, her second runnerup to the podium at the meet. On day one, De Sousa landed fourth in long jump.
St. Joseph's Ram Liam Clark was sixth in a talented field, for the senior men's 110-metre hurdles final. Clark has his stronger event, the 400-metre hurdles on Saturday.
East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen finished seventh, in the midget women's 1500 metres, with a personal best time of 4:19.10. Knelsen returns to the track on Saturday for the 800 metre run.
Also seventh was Parkside Stampeder Anij Sparenberg, in junior women's discus.
Central Elgin Titan Hayden Bell placed eighth, in the senior men's high jump, while fellow Titan, Hannah Onyema, was 10th, in midget women's shot put. Onyema throws discus on Saturday.
Dorchester's Leaha Johnston just missed the top 10, placing 12th, in midget women's javelin.

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June 3, 2018

Clark, De Sousa, Stanat, win gold at OFSAA regional track and field

WINDSOR, ON. -  Tayah De Sousa, Liam Clark and AJ Stanat, are heading to OFSAA as champions.
The trio won gold at the OFSAA West regional track and field championships, June 1-2, at the University of Windsor Stadium.
De Sousa, of Central Elgin CI, won midget women's long jump and finished second in the 80-metre hurdles, while Stanat, of Parkside CI, won midget men's discus and placed second in shot put. Clark, from St. Joseph's high school, won the senior men's 400-metre hurdles and finished fourth in the 110-metre hurdles.
Ten athletes in total from the St. Thomas - Elgin County and Dorchester area, qualified for OFSAA, the provincial high school championships, in Toronto, June 7-9.
Placing top four in their events were CECI Titans' Hannah Onyema (midget women's shot put and discus) and Hayden Bell (senior men's high jump); Parkside's Anij Sparenberg (junior women's discus) and Jack Carlson (midget men's 400 metres); East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen (midget women's 800 and 1500 metre races), and Lord Dorchester Beavers' Leaha Johnston (midget women's javelin) and Owen Pink (midget men's 3000 metres).

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May 31, 2018

Shorthanded but not short of heart as Beavers win WOSSAA soccer

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

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May 28, 2018

Both Dorchester teams advance to WOSSAA soccer

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

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May 25, 2018

De Sousa leads Titans capturing double WOSSAA gold

LONDON, ON. -  The Dorchester and Elgin County area had seven athletes win 11 gold medals, led by the Central Elgin Titans with five to call their own, at the WOSSAA track and field championships, at TD Stadium. Titan Tayah De Sousa brought home two gold medals, winning both the midget women's 80-metre hurdles and long jump, while Hannah Onyema took top spot in midget women's shot put and discus. Hayden Bell won senior men's high jump.
Parkside Stampeder Michael Roth is a triple champion, the fastest in the junior men's 300 and 400 metres races and 300-metre hurdles. Fellow Stampeder Arthur Stanat, tossed out the farthest throws in both midget men's shot put and discus. East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen won both the midget women's 800 and 1500 metre races. Dorchester's Abby Downing leaped to the midget women's pole vault title.

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May 17, 2018

Dorchester captures team titles at TVRA track and field

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

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May 16, 2018

Double gold for Pink and Smith

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

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May 16, 2018

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

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



May 10, 2018

DeSousa and Stanat both set two meet records

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

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May 9, 2018

Beavers and Eagles enjoy ultimate frisbee fun under the sun

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

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April 28, 2018

Roth and Stanat lead PCI at Forest City Mustang meet

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

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April 25, 2018

LDSS has 17 top five results at Royal City meet

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

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April 23, 2018

Eagles take TVRA South-East junior title

TILLSONBURG, ON. - Their time put in at practice is paying off for the East Elgin Eagles. Led by their WOSSAA qualifiers, Kayla Voros and Rachel Sawatzky, in girls' singles and four doubles teams, the East Elgin Eagles won Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East Division junior badminton team title.

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April 19, 2018

Wohlgemut fourth at WOSSAA senior badminton

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

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April 18, 2018

Beavers big winners at TVRA East junior badminton

WOODSTOCK, ON. -  The Lord Dorchester Beavers won the team title at the Thames Valley Regional Association (TVRA) East Division junior badminton championships, at College Avenue secondary school. The top four in each of the five divisions, advanced to the TVRA South-East tournament, at Glendale high school, in Tillsonburg, Monday, April 23rd.

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April 17, 2018

Wohlgemut leads LDSS to TVRA South-East badminton team title

ST. THOMAS -  No one in the conference has been able to figure out how to defeat Lauren Wohlgemut. For the fourth consecutive season, the Lord Dorchester student won a Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East ladies' singles title, this year beating teammate Katie McDonald in the final, at the senior badminton championships, at Parkside Collegiate Institute.
Wohlgemut now owns a pair of TVRA South-East gold medals, from both the senior and junior levels. Fellow champions were: David Henshaw, LDSS, boys' singles; Katie Bradshaw and Ashley Tucker, West Elgin, ladies' doubles; Cooper Van Vlaanderen and Leah Moore, East Elgin, mixed doubles; Brayden Kelner and Rhys Jones, Woodstock CI, boys doubles.
The top four in each of the five divisions, advance to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament, Thursday, in Strathroy.

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April 12, 2018

LDSS's Wohlgemut repeats at East senior badminton

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



March 11, 2018

Earhart has three top eights at indoor track Nationals

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

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March 7, 2018

Dorchester's Owen Lynch fifth at OFSAA

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




February 23, 2018

St. Thomas - Dorchester schools send 14 wrestlers to OFSAA

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

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February 21, 2018

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

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

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February 22, 2018

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

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

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February 16, 2018

Three champions lead LDSS at TVRA wrestling

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



February 7, 2018

Watson repeats swimmmg feat winning his three TVRA races

ST. THOMAS -  Mac Watson is continuing where he left off from last season. The Grade 10 student at Parkside Collegiate Institute won the 50-metre freestyle, 100-metre free and 50-metre butterfly, in the 14 years and under boys' high school division, repeating a feat he accomplished a year ago, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics swimming championships, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. Watson finished the 2017 swim season at OFSAA, bringing home a silver medal in the boys' 14 years and under 50 free and a bronze in the 100 free. Prior to the provincial high school championships, Watson touched the wall first in each of his three races, both at WOSSAA and TVRA. Parkside's Briar McCaw, St. Joseph's Kayla Keyes and Hailey Demeray, East Elgin Eagles Brennan Piche-LeClair and Haley Broer and Dorchester's Cloe Selinga, also made splashes at the meet.

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January 10, 2018

Last season's finalists lead South-East curling again

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

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November 16, 2017

LDSS takes WOSSAA silver in junior boys' volleyball

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

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November 4, 2017

Erb finishes 74th at OFSAA cross-country

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

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October 26, 2017

Connor Erb qualifies for OFSAA X-C

CLINTON, ON. -  It wasn't Children of the Corn, but for Hallee Knelsen, Connor Erb, Arielle Aitken Guignard and the St. Joseph's Rams' senior girls' team, it was a memorable thriller around the corn field. The three individuals and the St. Joe's ladies, are OFSAA bound, after qualifying at the WOSSAA cross-country championships, held at St. Anne's high school. Knelsen placed third in the midget girls' 4-kilometre race, while Aitken Guignard followed in sixth place. Erb was eighth, in the midget boys' 4-km event. The top two teams, plus the top five individuals, not on those top two teams, in each division, advance to the OFSAA championships, November 4, in Petawawa. St. Joseph's top five senior runners were, Kyleigh Stubbs, Jocelyn Delgado, Grace Gillet, Kaila Novak and Alyce McLean. The course, located behind the school, took runners alongside a couple corn fields, igniting comments on movies with some association with the crop.

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October 19, 2017

Beavers win B flight title at TVRA field hockey

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

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October 19, 2017

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

ORWELL, ON. -  Hallee Knelsen is a Tri-County champion. The East Elgin secondary school runner won the midget girls' race, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County cross-country championships, at the Springwater Conservation Area. Knelsen was the lone individual race champion, from Elgin County-Dorchester, however, local schools dominated the team divisions. St. Joe's took the overall boys and girls' team titles, led by their first place senior boys and senior girls' teams.

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October 12, 2017

Runners test Thames Valley X-C course

ORWELL, ON. -  Runners from across the Thames Valley Region had the opportunity to check the terrain and the competition, at the annual Springwater Invitational cross country meet. Actually, at Springwater Conservation Area, the site for both TVRA Tri-County and Central division cross-country championships next week, the terrain may be tougher than any opponent.

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October 2, 2017

Saints shutout Beavers

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

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September 28, 2017

Erb 11th in midget boys' race at Springbank

LONDON, ON. - Hallee Knelsen finished third, in the midget girls' three kilometre race, at the Banting Invitational cross-country meet, at Springbank Park. The East Elgin secondary school runner had the best result for St. Thomas-Elgin County and Dorchester. Other top results were East Elgn's Nathaniel Abell, fourth, in the senior boys race, St. Joseph's Kyleigh Stubbs, 11th, in the senior girls' race and Lord Dorchester's Connor Erb, 11th, for midget boys.



September 26, 2017

Dorchester wins twice in return to field hockey

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



September 21, 2017

Cross-country season opens at the fairgrounds

DORCHESTER -  Another season of running through the woods is underway, as the local cross-country schedule hit the ground running, at the Dorchester Fair Grounds.
Avery Rice had Dorchester's top result finishing 10th, in the midget girls' race.

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September 21, 2017

Wildcat boys win B flight at Tri-County golf

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

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June 3, 2017

Katie Beaudry most decorated LDSS athlete at OFSAA

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

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June 2, 2017

Senior women's 4x1 relay team finishes fourth

BELLEVILLE, ON. -  Anij Sparenberg delivered a big throw on her first attempt and then waited to see if anyone could pass it. Only one could throw further, leaving Sparenberg as the OFSAA silver medalist in midget women's javelin, on day two of the provincial high school meet at Centennial high school. The Parkside CI athlete bested her personal best distance entering the competition three times, including the one that landed her on the podium, 33.04 metres. Dorchester's senior women's 4x100-metre relay team, of Emma McKnight, Megan Dunn and the Beaudry twins, Katie and Megan, just missed a medal, finishing fourth in a time of 48.78 seconds. Megan Dunn placed sixth in the senior women's 100-metre hurdles (14.72 seconds), while Megan Beaudry was eighth in the senior women's 400 metres final (57.86 sec.).

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June 2, 2017

Dorchester's Dunn qualifies for OFSAA sprint hurdles final

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



June 1, 2017

High jump friends finish one-two

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

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May 30, 2017

Beavers third at OFSAA ultimate frisbee

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



May 27, 2017

Ten athletes advance to OFSAA

LONDON, ON. -  Anij Sparenberg is heading to OFSAA as a double qualifier. The Parkside CI athlete placed second in both the midget women's javelin and discus, with personal best throws in each event, at the OFSAA West regional track and field meet, at TD Stadium. Katie Beaudry, of Dorchester, is also a double qualifier, finishing second in the senior women's 400-metre hurdles, a day after placing second in high jump. East Elgin Secondary's Oakley Potter, in junior men's javelin, Parkside's Jared Parkin, in midget men's discus and Dorchester's Victoria Quance, in junior women's pole vault, each placed fourth in their respective events, on day two of the regional meet. Over the two days at the regional meet, 10 athletes including a relay team, from Dorchester and Elgin County schools, placed in the top four, qualifying for OFSAA, June 1-3, in Belleville.

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May 26, 2017

Fourth OFSAA for trio of LDSS ladies

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

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May 25, 2017

Short-handed Beavers bring home silver from WOSSAA soccer

GODERICH, Ont. - Playing short-handed for a majority of the time was too much for the Dorchester Beavers. Host Goderich Vikings won the WOSSAA A girls' soccer title blanking Dorchester 4-0, in the gold medal game.
"Proud of the team for their effort. The girls played hard until the end. We had our chances and even had more possession than (Goderich)," Dorchester coach Jason Thauer said. "Being short players hurt us for sure, especially playing two games."
Against Goderich, Dorchester had a mix of nine to 11 players on the field, due to injuries. In their semi-final, Dorchester played the entire game one player short, but still blanked Parkhill North Middlesex, 3-0. Hannah Vickers with two goals and Avery Dance scored, while goalie Julie Piper picked up the shutout. In the TVRA final last week, Dorchester played the entire second half with only 10 players, due to injuries.


May 19, 2017

LDSS relay queens win both 4x1 and 4x4

LONDON, ON. -  They continue to be the queens of the relay races. For the past three years, Lord Dorchester has racked up the wins totalling in the double digits for the women's relays, including winning OFSAA gold in the open 4x400-metre relay, last year and in 2014.

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May 19, 2017

Nine golden moments at WOSSAA track and field

LONDON, ON. -  Cole Barnes, Hayden Bell, Emma McKnight, Olivia Robinson, Sarah Ashby and Katie and Megan Beaudry, all share something in common. Each won an event, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) track and field championships, at TD Stadium.

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May 18, 2017

Dorchester wins TVRA 1A girls soccer final

WEST LORNE, ON. - Hannah Vickers scored twice to lead the Dorchester Beavers in a 4-0 silencing of Glencoe, in the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) A South-East girls' soccer final, at West Elgin secondary school. Avery Dance and Lauren Gellner, on a penalty kick, also scored. Julie Piper picked up the shutout. "A great performance from the team," LDSS coach Jason Thauer said, adding Vickers and Gellner had dominating performances. Dorchester played the entire second half with only 10 players, due to injuries, but the Beavers' D-line limted the Glencoe offence.
In the boys' final, West Elgin won on home turf, downing Dorchester, 4-1.



May 18, 2017

Dorchester's ladies doubles team drops both matches

LONDON, ON. - At WOSSAA tennis, Dorchester's ladies' doubles matches, with Lauren Wohlgemut, lost both of their matches, at the North London Optimist Centre.

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May 16, 2017

LDSS in both TVRA A boys and girls' soccer finals

DORCHESTER -  The Lord Dorchester Beavers will play both the boys and girls' Thames Valley Region Atletics (TVRA) 1A soccer titles following semi-finals wins. Mirsad Novack-Hasic scored twice and Kyle Gostis and Aaron Huizenga, had a goal each, as the Dorchester boys eliminated Glencoe, 4-1. Midfielder Hannah Vickers who was noticeable all game, scored twice to lead the Lady Beavers over the West Elgin Wildcats, 5-1.

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May 12, 2017

Elgin County stays strong at TVRA track and field

LONDON, ON. -  Elgin County schools still had their share of highlights, merging with London schools, in the newly formed TVRA track and field championships, at TD Stadium.

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May 11, 2017

Vickers scores twice as Beavers blank WCI, 5-0

LONDON, ON. - Hannah Vickers scored twice, while Lauren Gellner and Avery Dance had singles, as the Lord Dorchester Beavers blanked Woodstock CI, 5-0, in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) girls' soccer at City Wide Fields. Dorchester improves to 3-1-1, behind Tillsonburg Glendale, the East Division leaders with a 5-0-0 record. The Beavers' lone loss was to Glendale, 3-1 on opening day. Dorchester will now prepare for the TVRA 1A playoffs.



May 3, 2017

Rice nets three as LDSS slays the Knights

DORCHESTER - Samantha Rice scored three times and Lauren Gellner potted two goals, as the Lord Dorchester Beavers dropped the Woodstock College Avenue Knights, 8-1, in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) SouthEast Division girls' soccer. Avery Dance, Sarah Plant and Hannah Vickers, each had singles.
Dorchester's boys' team blanked College Ave, 1-0. Jacob Finch scored while Aaron Huizenga was between the pipes.


May 3, 2017

Dunn continues to win

WOODSTOCK, ON. - Megan Dunn continues to show why the Wofford College Terriers from South Carolina recruited her for a scholarship.
Dunn led the Lord Dorchester Beavers, at the Woodstock Spring Classic track and field meet, hosted at College Avenue secondary school, winning both the senior women's 200 metre sprint (26.63 seconds) and javelin (30.65 metres) and placing second in the 100-metre hurdles (15.44 sec.).
Zachary Earhart won the senior men's 400 metres (52.73 sec.) and placed fourth in the 200 (24.11 sec.) Emma McKnight was second in both the junior women's 200 metres (28.08 sec.) and long jump (4.28m). Thrower Sarah Ashby placed second in junior women's discus (25.67m), third in shot put (10.55m) and fifth in javelin (23.45m).
Other top five results: Victoria Quance, second, junior women's pole vault (2.40m); Aidan Rand, third, junior men's pole vault (2.40m); Colson Erb, fourth, junior men's 3000m (10:06.44); Kristen Bisschop, fifth, junior women's discus (23.38m); Emma Lavoie, midget women's pole vault (1.82m); Thomas Hertner, fifth, senior men's shot put (11.19m); Katie McDonald, fifth, junior women's long jump (4.00m), fifth, 80-metre hurdles (14.69 sec.).


April 30, 2017

Dunn wins 400 metre sprint and 100-metre hurdles, at Mustang meet

LONDON, ON. - Megan Dunn won the senior girls' 400 metre sprint and 100-metre hurdles and placed second in javelin (31.39 metres), at the Forest City Mustang track and field meet, at Western University. Dunn ran the 400 in a minute flat and 14.75 seconds for hurdles.
Emma McKnight finished second in the junior girls' 100 metres (13.04 sec.), Victoria Quance landed second in junior girls' pole vault (2.45m) and Thomas Hertner was fourth in senior boys' shot put..



April 27, 2017

Ashby, McKnight, Dunn, lead Beavers at RMC

LONDON, ON. - Sarah Ashby won junior girls' discus (24.96m), placed third in shot put (11.33m) and was eighth in javelin. Emma McKnight won the junior girls' 100m (13.40 sec.) sprint, while Megan Dunn had the best leap in senior girls' long jump (5.40m). Megan Beaudry was fourth in the senior girls' 100 metres and Grace Downing, sixth, in junior girls' shot put (21.29m).


April 27, 2017

Bradshaw & Tucker  win WOSSAA gold in junior badminton

LONDON, ON. -  The West Elgin Wildcats' girls' doubles team of Ashley Tucker and Katie Bradshaw are WOSSAA champions. Bradshaw and Tucker went undefeated, capping their run by beating Medway in the final, at the WOSSAA junior badminton championships, at Saunders high school.

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April 24, 2017

LDSS girls drop soccer season opener

LONDON, ON. -  Olivia Kyrikopoulos scored twice and Laura Cross had one, as the Tillsonburg Glendale opened the 2017 TVRA girls' soccer season with a 3-1 win over Lord Dorchester, at City Wide Fields. Rachel Clark scored for Dorchester.

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April 20, 2017

No qualifiers for OFSAA

STRATHROY, ON. -  No one from Elgin County or Dorchester could break through for an OFSAA berth, at the WOSSAA senior badminton championships. Dorchester's Lauren Wohlgemut and St. Joseph's Jocelyn Delgado, led the way both going 3-2 in woman's singles.

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April 19, 2017

Beavers produce 15 top five results at opening meet

GUELPH, ON. -  Several familiar names led the Lord Dorchester Beavers at their first track and field meet of the 2017 season. Eleven LDSS athletes combined for 15 top five performances at the Royal City Invitational, at St. James high school. Event winners were Megan Dunn (insert photo), senior girls' javelin; Katie Beaudry, senior girls' high jump; Sarah Ashby, junior girls' shot put and Zachary Earhart, senior boys' 400 metres. Megan Beaudry finished second in both the senior girls' 200 and 400 metre sprints.Emma McKnight placed second in the junior girls' long jump and third in the 200 metres. Mikayla Vanyolai finished in the junior girls' 200 metres. Colson Erb was third, in both the junior boys 800 and 1500 metres. The senior girls' 4x100-metre relay team of Dunn, McKnight and the Beaudry sisters, won their race in 49.82 seconds.


April 19, 2017

Beavers golden twice at TVRA South-East junior badminton

ST. THOMAS - The West Elgin Wildcats and Lord Dorchester both have two champions, while the East Elgin Eagles qualified in each division, at the TVRA South-East division junior badminton championships, at Parkside CI. The top four in each of the five divisions, qualify for the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament April 27, at London Saunders.

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April 13, 2017

Wildcats take two South Division junior doubles titles

ST. THOMAS - The West Elgin Wildcats won both the boy and girls' doubles titles, at the TVRA South Division junior badminton championships, at Parkside CI.

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April 12, 2017

LDSS qualifies for WOSSAA badminton in two divisions

WOODSTOCK, ON - The East Elgin Eagles are taking their wings to the next level. East Elgin won two of the five divisions, en route to winning the team title, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South-East senior badminton championships. The Dorchester Beavers qualified in two divisions.

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April 11, 2017

McDonald, Morris & Graham win junior badminton titles

WOODSTOCK, ON - Katie McDonald, in ladies' singles and Kyle Morris and Sydney Graham, in mixed doubles, were champions for Lord Dorchester, at the junior TVRA East Division badminton tournament, hosted by College Avenue secondary school. The top four in each of the five divisions (men's and ladies singles, men's and women's doubles, mixed doubles), advance to the TVRA South-East championships, Wednesday, April 19, at St. Thomas Parkside CI. McDonald beat team-mate Brooke Henshaw in the ladies singles final. Dorchester's men's doubles team of Carson Nyeboer and Travis Bugeja, placed third.



April 10, 2017

Eagles dominate TVRA South senior badminton

GLENCOE, ON - The East Elgin Eagles won three of the five divisions at the Thames Valley Region Athletics South conference senior badminton tournament.
Champions representing East Elgin were, Leo Centeno in men's singles, the women's doubles team of Kendra Cornelissen and Leah Moore and the mixed doubles team of Abby Taylor and Cooper Van Vlaanderen. Eagles' Morgan Blair placed second, losing to Central Elgin Titans' Miranda Gowdey, in the ladies' singles final.
West Elgin Wildcats' men's doubles team of Garrett Dielman and Brandon Sadecky, beat Central Elgin's Brady and Landon Johnstone, in the gold medal final.
The top four in each division, advance to the TVRA South-East championships. Central Elgin and West Elgin, each have five of the 20 total qualifying positions.



April 10, 2017

Wohlgemut repeats as TVRA East champion

WOODSTOCK, ON. - Lauren Wohlgemut repeated as ladies singles champion and David Henshaw and Nick McLean took gold in men's doubles, leading Lord Dorchester at the Thames Valley Region Athletics East conference senior badminton tournament, at College Avenue secondary school. The top four in each of the five divisions (men's and ladies singles, men's and women's doubles, mixed doubles), advance to the TVRA South-East championships, Wednesday at Woodstock Huron Park.
Wohlgemut wins a third consecutive East title, her first two at the junior level. Her older sister, Rachel, now graduated, won four East crowns combining both senior and junior.
Dorchester's Lauren Gellner, placed fourth in ladies singles, while the men's doubles team of Adam Elrick and Rob Foster, was fourth.



March 3, 2017

OFSAA gold in 60 seconds

BRAMPTON, ON. - Braydon Todd didn't waste any time winning another OFSAA gold medal. His craving to have ice cream was that strong. The Grade 11 athlete at Ingersoll DCI won his third consecutive OFSAA championship, needing only 57 seconds to mercy Jacob Alexander Torres, of Brampton Turner Fenton, 10-0, in the 57.5-kilogram weight class. Since IDCI has no wrestling program, Todd trains at Lord Dorchester secondary school with coach Jack Gunnell.

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February 24, 2017

WOSSAA silver again in girls' volleyball

GODERICH, ON. - For a second consecutive year, the Dorchester Beavers had to settle for silver losing a thrilling WOSSAA 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 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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December 16, 2016

Glendale wins LDSS ringette tourney

DORCHESTER - Tillsonburg Glendale went undefeated, to win the Lord Dorchester varsity ringette six team tournament, held at the Flight Exec Centre. Glendale blanked Exeter South Huron, 7-0, in the final, with seven different players scoring goals. Lauren Rice, Victoria Kyrialzop, Neely DePaepe, Haleigh Cole, Lexie Blakely and Tori Cole, all bulged the twine. Rachel Mann picked up three assists. South Huron's Rachelle Keys, led all players with six goals in the tournament. Haleigh Cole finished with five goals. Rachel Mann had a tourney high seven assists.
Host Dorchester had two teams, but neither could find the win column. Grace Downing led Dorchester Two, with three goals, while Megan Dunn had two and Lauren Kummer, one. Rachel Summerhayes had four assists, in the setbacks to South Huron and Chatham. Scoring for Dorchester One, was Emma Wenzel and Sarah Ashby, in losses to London CCH and Glendale.



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 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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November 5, 2016

LDSS coach's daughter runs at OFSAA

PORT HOPE, ON. -  Lord Dorchester cross country coach James Tennant is a proud father. His daughter Mary, placed 29th, in the midget girls' race at the OFSAA cross country championships, running for London Catholic Central High. Mary ran against 284 other runners in the race.



October, 27, 2016

Lady Rams run down WOSSAA title

LONDON, ON. - The St. Joseph’s Rams came up big, winning the overall girls, senior girls and senior boys team titles, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) cross   country championships, held at Springbank Park. The overall banner is a first for the St. Thomas school. The senior boys and senior girls now head for OFSAA, the provincial meet, Saturday November 5, in  Port Hope.

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October 25, 2016

Beavers cruise to East division leading eighth win

DORCHESTER -  Tenacious defence and athleticism, are big reasons why the senior girls' basketball team at Lord Dorchester is sitting in first place undefeated, in the Thames Valley's East Division. The Beavers beat Woodstock College Ave., 41-22, on home court for their 10th win.

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October, 19, 2016

Injured toe fails to slow Dorchester boys

NILESTOWN, ON. - An injured toe failed to prevent Jaxon Nolte from leading Dorchester's midget boys to a team title at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Tri-County cross country championships. Nolte won the midget boys race, which featured a 1-2-3 finish for Dorchester.

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September, 22, 2016

Runners kick-off cross country season

LONDON, ON. - Not only did Marcel Scheele win his senior boys' race, the St. Marys Salukis runner crossed the finish line 25 seconds ahead of everybody else, at the Fanshawe Invitational cross country meet.

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June 8, 2016

No OFSAA medal but Dorchester's soccer season successful

NORTH BAY, ON. -  They may not have brought home any provincial hardware, but the girls' soccer team at Lord Dorchester Secondary school, had one of the best seasons in Ontario. The Beavers finished the year at the OFSAA 1A championship, days after winning the WOSSAA 1A crown. Their only losses this season, were to a pair of OFSAA champions and an OFSAA silver medalist. LDSS lost twice at OFSAA, to the eventual A champions, Welland Jean Vanier and the runner-up, Toronto De La Salle.

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June 5, 2016

Dorchester recaptures 4x4 gold

WINDSOR, ON. -  Dorchester raced to their second gold medal in the women's 4x4 relay, in three years, at the OFSAA track and field championships. The gold medals sandwich last year's silver medal. This year's race was a wire to wire win.

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May 28, 2016

Rare feat for 4x4 relay team

CAMBRIDGE, ON. -  If it isn't an OFSAA regional first, it's certainly a rare occurrence. The Lord Dorchester secondary school's women's 4x400-metre relay team, of Megan Dunn, Dana Earhart, Megan and Katie Beaudry, defended their OFSAA west regional title, winning the race for the third consecutive year, at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School.

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May 28, 2016

McKnight's silver hat trick

CAMBRIDGE, ON. -  It has been quite a debut season for Emma McKnight. The Grade nine sprinter heads to the OFSAA track and field championships for three events. McKnight finished second in both the midget women's 100 and 200 metre races and helped the senior women place second, in the 4x100-metre relay, during the OFSAA west regional meet, at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School.

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May 20, 2016

LDSS ladies three-peat

LONDON, ON. -  For the third consecutive year Lord Dorchester wins the overall girls title, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) track and field meet, held at Western University. LDSS sends thirteen females to the OFSAA West regional meet.

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May 11, 2016

Hertner returns to throw

ST. THOMAS -  Christina Hertner almost quit track and field. But after a year away from the sport, Hertner not only returns, she is setting lofty goals. The Lord Dorchester secondary school athlete won the senior girls' shot put and placed second, in discus, at the Thames Valley Regional Tri-County track and field championships, at Parkside Collegiate.

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June 6, 2015

Four hours, three events, two OFSAA medals

TORONTO, ON. -  Katie Beaudry glanced around the infield, took a breath, exhaled and calmly expressed, 'It's finally over'. The 16-year Lord Dorchester Secondary school athlete had reason to be exhausted following three events within four hours, at the top track and field meet of the high school season, the OFSAA championships.

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June 6, 2015

OFSAA gold and silver for LDSS ladies

TORONTO, ON. -  The ladies continue to keep Lord Dorchester well known throughout the province. Six females combined for nine top eight performances, including two gold medals from para-athlete Madison Wilson-Walker, at the OFSAA track and field championships, at Varsity Stadium, June 4-6.

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May 30, 2015

Six Beavers head to OFSAA for 10 events

LONDON, ON. -  Katie Beaudry made a crucial third attempt, Megan Dunn stayed in her land and Dana Earhart kept her position. This trio of LDSS athletes each overcame challenges at the regional track and field meet at Western University, qualifying for provincial high school meet, the OFSAA championships.

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May 30, 2015

Pole vault is back huge at LDSS

LONDON, ON. - The return of pole vault coach Paul White was a welcome sight at the Lord Dorchester track and field practice. After a one year absence, the pole vault team was alive again with seven enthusiastic athletes, at the regional track and field championships.

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May 23, 2015

Lady Beavers repeat as WOSSAA team champs

LONDON, ON. -  There was no stopping Lord Dorchester's women. A quartet of familiar faces combined for 11 top two performances helping the Dorchester Beavers take the overall women's team title, at the WOSSAA track and field championships, at Western University. May 22/23.

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June 8, 2014

OFSAA gold for 4x4 relay team and Wilson-Walker

MISSISSAUGA, ON. -  There are five OFSAA champions walking around Lord Dorchester secondary school this week. Morgan Hendriks, Megan Dunn, sisters Katie and Megan Beaudry and Madison Wilson Walker won gold medals at the provincial high school track and field championships, in Mississauga.

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May 31, 2014

Historic season continues for Beavers

WINDSOR, ON. -  A historic season for the Lord Dorchester Beavers' track and field continues. Eight females will represent the high school at the OFSAA championships, June 5 to 7, in Mississauga. Dana Earhart, Emily Ashby, Megan Dunn, Morgan Hendriks, Madison Wilson-Walker and twins Megan and Katie Beaudry, will compete on the provincial stage.

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May 23, 2014

School records fall at WOSSAA

LONDON, ON. -  School track and field records are dropping like dead flies for the Lord Dorchester Beavers. Four new marks were set by athletes at the WOSSAA track and field championships at Western University, May 22/23. The top five in each event advance to the OFSAA West regional meet, May 30/31, in Windsor.

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May 14, 2014

Dorchester women dominate Tri-County track

WOODSTOCK, ON. -  The Lord Dorchester Beavers' women cleaned up at the first championship meet of the season. The ladies handily captured the overall team title, winning every division on the female side, midget, junior, senior, open and ambulatory, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County championships, at College Avenue Secondary School.

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May 13, 2014

Taylor's memorable meet

DORCHESTER, ON. -  It has become the most memorable meet in the track career of Hillary Taylor.

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