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April 23, 2023

Express provincial gold and silver

TORONTO, Ont. - St. Thomas Express volleyball won the 14U provincial title and brought home silver at 18U Saturday at the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) championships at the Enercare Centre. The Express Rockets won Division two tier two, defeating Milton Edge Diamonds, 25-22, 19-25, 15-5, for the gold medal. After a 6-4 record in pool play, the Express Rockets defeated Belleville Ravens Storms in round one and Jr Gryphons in the quarterfinals, both two games to one. St. Thomas dumped Smash Raiders Crush, 2-0, in the semifinals. The Express Pistons advanced to the Division three tier two final, before falling to LVC Fire Intensity, 25-18, 15-14. Following a 5-5 pool record, the Express Pistons defeated Lakeside in first round, Waterloo Tigers Ambush in the quarters and Waterloo Tigers Apex in the semifinals, all two games to none matches. Alex Gadsdon and Wyatt Thompson, of St. Thomas, won OVA U18 boys division one tier 2 gold with MAC Titanium out of Hamilton.


January 23, 2023

Express 14U girls win gold

LONDON, Ont. - The St. Thomas Express girls 14U Rockets won gold at a tournament Sunday in London. The Golden Spikes 17U girls placed third at the McGregor Cup 18U tournament Saturday in Simcoe. The Express Golden Spikes were undefeated until losing a semifinal, two games to one.


November 20, 2022

Express Golden Spikes hammer down gold

WINDSOR, Ont. - The St. Thomas Express U17 girls, the Golden Spikes, won their opening tournament of the season, at Lajeunesse high school. St. Thomas beat Rose City United, two games to none, in the gold medal match. The Golden Spikes won 11 of 12 games, opening the tournament with 1-1 split against Forest City, before taking two games from South County, Rose City and SC Bandits, in the semifinals.


April 10, 2019

Silver for Express U15 boys at OVA provincials

WATERLOO, ON. - The St. Thomas Express U15 boys' team brought home the silver medal in the division two tier one playoffs, at the Ontario Volleyball Association championships, at RIM Park. St. Thomas, owners of a 6-3 match record, lost a tight gold medal final, two games to one, to Kingston.

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February 7, 2019

U15 Express boys bring home bronze

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Express placed third at an under-15 boys' Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) tournament at Hamilton this past weekend. At the same time in Stratford, the U13 Golden Spikes were fifth at their OVA tournament. In January, the Express Bullets placed fourth at an U16 girls' OVA event, while the Express U15 boys were ninth at their OVA tourney.


December 11, 2018

Busy weekend for Express volleyball teams

ST. THOMAS - Three St. Thomas Express volleyball teams were in action over the weekend. The Golden Spikes finished sixth at an Ontario Volleball Association (OVA) Trillium A Division Challenge Cup, held in Chatham. The Dynamite finished ninth at OVA Championship A Division Challenge Cup tournament, in Tecumseh. At Stratford, the Steam finished 11th at OVA Trillium Green A Division Challenge Cup tournament. On December 6th, the Express under-15 boys won a friendly match against Forest City Blue, taking four of five games.


December 8, 2018

Good Volley Miss Molly take Express Coed tourney

ST. THOMAS - Good Volley Miss Molly won the St. Thomas Express second annual co-ed volleyball tournament, at Parkside C.I.. Good Volley Miss Molly defeated All Sets in the final. Older Kill won the consolation title.



November 12, 2018

Express Dynamite win OVA U15 girls tournament

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Express Dynamite Under-15 girls' team has started the 2018-19 season golden. St. Thomas won their first Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) tournament of the schedule, the Provincial Cup Trillium White.

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April 24, 2018

Express U13 girls can't buy a win at provincials

WATERLOO, ON. - The St. Thomas Express failed to win a best of three match in seven outings, at the Ontario Volleyball Association provincial under-13 girls championships. Their tournament ended today with a loss to the Ottawa Fusion, 25-11, 25-22.



April 21, 2018

Ride ends in provincial quarters for U14 girls

WATERLOO, ON. - A solid run by the St. Thomas Express was stopped by the Ancaster Lions Black, in the Ontario Volleyball Association provincial 14U girls championships.
Ancaster won a best of three game quarterfinal, 25-22, 25-22. The Express were 6-0 in matches heading into the quarterfinals.



April 20, 2018

Express undefeated at OVA 14U girls provincials

WATERLOO, ON. - The St. Thomas Express remain undefeated after six matches, at the Ontario Volleyball Association provincial championships, at RIM Park. St. Thomas defeated Stratford, (25-19, 25-23) Milton Edge (25-11, 20-15, 15-16) and London Sharks Great White (25-18, 16-25, 15-8) today, in the power pools round. On day one Thursday during preliminary play, the Express dropped Waterloo (25-8, 17-25, 15-7), Niagara Rapids (25-15, 11-25, 15-12) and Sarnia Twin Bridges Thunder (25-11, 19-25, 15-7). The Express take on the Northern Chill, from Sudbury, in the round of 16.



April 8, 2018

Express U14 boys win gold at OVA provincials

WATERLOO, ON. - It was a gold medal for the St. Thomas Express in the Division Two Tier Two, at the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) provincial championships, at RIM Park. The Express defeated the Oakville Thunder, 25-23, 25-17, in the final. In the second game, St. Thomas trailed 10-0 and 12-3, before rallying to victory. As well, the U15 girls won a bronze medal in division five.

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April 6, 2018

Express set for OVA provincial debut

ST. THOMAS –  The St. Thomas Express is set for their first appearance at the Ontario Volleyball Association provincial championships, at RIM Park, in Waterloo.
The Express’ under-15 girls have advanced to the Division five tier 2 semifinals, against the Chatham Ballhawks. Meanwhile, the U14 boys take to the court, for a Division 2 tier 1 quarterfinal versus Pegasus. The U13 and U14 girls, have their OVA provincials, April 20-22. Known as Spikes St. Thomas since 2011, the club went through a rebrand in 2017, creating a name and logo that reflects the railway heritage of St. Thomas.

                                U15 girls schedule / Results                                                         U14 boys schedule / Results

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January 7, 2018

Express U15 and U14 teams have solid tournaments

ST. THOMAS -  Both the St. Thomas Express under-14 and U15 girls' volleyball teams had successful one day tournaments, at Supreme Courts. Today, St. Thomas went 8-2, falling only to the Chatham Ballhawks, in the second U14 tournament of the Supreme Sunday Series. On Saturday, the U15 girls compiled a 10-2 record, including defeating the Kitchener Tigers and London Sharks.



December 2, 2017

All Shenanigans at Express co-ed volleyball tourney

ST. THOMAS -  It was all Shenanigans at the inaugural St. Thomas Express volleyball club co-ed tournament, at Parkside Collegiate Institute. Shenanigans went undefeated winning the 16-team volleyball tournament, defeating Burgermeister, in the gold medal final. Tinsel Tips took the bronze medal. A fund-raiser for the club, the event featured a raffle table, with donations from local businesses. The St. Thomas Express VC, formerly known as Spikes, offers grass roots, house league and competitive volleyball programs.s.