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May 11, 2023

Stampeders girls rugby gain experience

THAMES CENTRE, Ont. - Valuable game experience was gained by both the Parkside Stampeders and St. Joseph's Rams rugby programs at a tournament this week at St. George's fields. Both Parkside and St. Joe's girls' teams went 2-1, in their tournament May 9, while the Stampeders' boys were 1-2 on May 10.

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May 5, 2023

McCurdy sets pole vault meet record

WINDSOR, Ont. - Libby McCurdy set a meet record winning junior girls pole vault at the Lancer Prep track and field meet, Saturday at the University of Windsor. The St. Joseph's Ram cleared 3.06 metres and attempted 3.21 metres. It's now back to back meets where McCurdy set record heights for junior girls. Matt Piekny won senior boys pole vault clearing 3.95 metres. Second place was 3.20 metres. Jermaine Williams placed fifth in senior boys long jump (5.74m). Promise Atkinson had a personal best mark in pole vault of 2.15 metres, placed eighth in the 300-metre hurdles (54.37s) and 12th in the 80-metre hurdles (15.46 sec).


May 2, 2023

Rams blank Wildcats

ST. THOMAS - Allie Rickwood and Imogen Salin both scored three times, as the St. Joe's Rams blanked the West Elgin Wildcats, 12-0, in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) girls soccer at 1Password Park. Avery Dowson, Emma Dodgson, Abi Faris, Brooklyn Roskamp, Sadie Dowswell and Ella Webster, completed the scoring. Lily Ryder had a hat trick leading the Parkside Stampeders to a 5-0 shutout of the Central Elgin Titans. Payton Lessard and Jade Lawrence, also score


April 27, 2023

Rams dump Eagles in opener

ST. THOMAS - Avery Dowson had two goals as the St. Joe's Rams beat the East Elgin Eagles, 5-2, in their opening game to the TVRA girls soccer regular season at 1Password Park. Sara Gonzalez, Abi Faris and Coral Beecroft, also scored for the Rams.


April 26, 2023

McCurdy sets pole vault meet record

LONDON, Ont. - Libby McCurdy set a meet record, winning gold in junior girls pole vault, with a personal best leap of 3.20 metres, today at the Forest City Mustang Invitational track and field meet at Western University. The St. Joe's athlete crushed the former best mark of 2.75 metres, set in 2019, by WCI's Breanna Egan. McCurdy tied the record on her second jump of the day and never missed until attempting 3.30 metres. Rams' Matt Piekny won senior boys pole vault clearing four metres.
Keenan Friesen, of the East Elgin Eagles, won junior boys javelin, with a throw of 43.12 metres. Hannah McIntyre, of the Dorchester Beavers, won the senior girls' 800-metre run, in a time of two minutes and 21.26 seconds (2:21.26). Fletcher Taylor, of the Central Elgin Titans shared gold in novice boys high jump, with Medway Cowboys Kailer Jenney, both clearing 1.55 metres. Andrew Urquhart, of the Beavers, won novice boys shot put with a heave of 12.72 metres.

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April 27, 2023

Vanasseldonk scores three in Rams' rugby win

LONDON, Ont. - Nadia Vanasseldonk scored three tries leading the St. Joseph's Rams to a 27-12 win against Woodstock Collegiatem in TVRA girls rugby at City Wide Park. Taylor DeSousa and Lauren Roy had a try each, while Riley Laidlaw kicked a two-point convert. The Rams are 2-0.


April 22, 2023

Rams take boys Elgin Cup

ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph's Rams and Parkside Stampeders split finals at the Elgin Cup soccer tournament. The Rams won the boys title, blanking Parkside, 3-0, in the final Friday at 1Password Park. Dawson Berrisford with two goals and Henry Kemmerling scored, while goalie Trent Clinton had the shutout. St. Joes finished 4-0, also silencing the East Elgin Eagles, 2-0 and Central Elgin Titans, 8-0 and taking the first meeting with Parkside, 3-1. The Stampeders were the dominate girls team, going 4-0, concluding with a 3-1 win against the Rams in the final Thursday. Lily Ryder with two goals and Annie Renaud scored for the Stamps.

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March 8, 2023

OFSAA wrestling gold for Dale and Jackson

OTTAWA, Ont. - Clark Jackson and Tyler Dale are OFSAA wrestling champions. The pair were among six local wrestlers in medal contention on day two of the OFSAA wrestling championships this afternoon at TD Place. Dale, with the Parkside Stampeders, dominated the boys' 67.5-kilogram gold medal match, blitzing Dylan De Jesus, of Bill Crothers Secondary, 10-0. Clark Jackson, with the Central Elgin Titans, defeated a familiar foe, Attila Adamko, of Medway High, 8-2, in the boys' 89-kilogram gold match.
Helen King, of St, Joseph's High, lost the girls' 72-kilogram gold match to Lauren Smith, of St. Theresa's. Titans Ivey Ludwig, 67.5-kg and Kendelle Scott, both lost their respective bronze medal matches. Owen Dale placed sixth, in the boys' 64-kilogram division.

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March 7, 2023

Rams twice bronze at WOSSAA hockey 

ST. THOMAS - Both the St. Joseph's Rams boys and girls hockey teams brought home bronze medals, today from WOSSAA double-A hockey. The Rams doubled up Tillsonburg Glendale, 4-2, in their bronze game in Tillsonburg.
Earlier in the day, the Rams fell to the eventual gold medal winners, Stratford St. Mike's, 3-0, in the semifinals. The Lady Rams rolled over London South Lions, 6-2, for the girls' A/AA bronze medal, in London. Dani Kidder had two goals and one assist. Eavan Mercer, Avery Dowson, Katelyn Fox and Ramona Reid, completed the Rams' scoring. St. Joe's fell the gold medal winning Madill Mustangs, 4-2, in the semifinals. Kidder scored both Rams' goals.


February 25, 2023

South takes WOSSAA AA volleyball

ST. THOMAS - The South Lions are heading to OFSAA. South defeated Stratford St. Mike's, three games to one in the WOSSAA AA senior girls volleyball gold medal match Friday at St. Joseph's high school. After dropping an extended game one, 30-28, the Lions won the next three games, 25-18, 25-22, 25-20. The host Rams lost the bronze medal match to Ingersoll, three games to none, after losing in the semifinals to St. Mike's.


February 24, 2023

Parkside's Dale and Boyko WOSSAA wrestling MVPs

LONDON, Ont. - Elgin County wrestlers shined at the WOSSAA wrestling championships. Seventeen athletes from four schools are heading to OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, March 7-8 in Ottawa. Parkside Stampeders Tyler Dale and Julie Boyko were voted WOSSAA male and female MVPs. Dale won gold in the boys' 67.5-kilogram class while Boyko is the girls' 64-kg champion. The pair lead a Stampeders' team of six to OFSAA, with Ryan Nash, Owen Dale, Aba Coombs and Gabe Forsyth. The Central Elgin Titans send six athletes as well, gold medalists Ivey Ludwig, Clark Jackson, Hailey Basacco and Jack Weisz, along with Kailey Beauchamp and Kendelle Scott. Hannah King, Cecilija Meglic, Alex DiCristiforo and Helen King, lead the St. Joseph's Rams. Gold medalist Makayla Rice represents the East Elgin Eagles. Parkside finished third in the combined team standings, behind champion London Banting and London Saunders. The Stampeders' boys placed third. The Titans' girls team were second behind London Banting.

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February 21, 2023

Ludwig TVRA most outstanding wrestler

LONDON, Ont. - Ivey Ludwig has come a long way in one season. In her first year of wrestling, the Grade 12 student with the Central Elgin Titans, is the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Charrette conference most outstanding female wrestler, today at Saunders secondary school. Ludwig went 4-0, pinning three of her opponents, on her way to the gold medal in the girls' 67.5 kilogram division. Led by champions Julie Boyko (64-kg) and Mandy Penner (47.5-kg), the Parkside Stampeders won the overall girls team title. Stampeders Tyler Dale (67.5kg), Nolan Hicks, Jeremy Anderson (61-kg) and Ryan Nash (51-kg), won their respective divisions. The Parkside boys' team placed third. Ludwig and Kendelle Scott, the girls' 83 kilogram champ, led the lady Titans team to second place. St. Joseph's Rams Helen King won the girls' 72-kg division defeating Central Elgin Titans Hailey Basacco. Titans Jack Weisz won the boys' 83-kg class. East Elgin Eagles Makayla Rice claimed the girls' 95-kg title The top five in each division move on the WOSSAA championships, this Friday, at Banting high school, in London. The top two in each division at WOSSAA qualify for OFSAA, March 7-8, in Ottawa.

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February 19, 2023

Beggs returns to OFSAA

LONDON, Ont. - Emma Beggs is returning to OFSAA while Siena Begeman makes her debut. Both athletes won each two individual races at the WOSSAA swimming championships Feb 15 at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, automatically qualifying for the high school provincial championships, Feb 29 - March 1 in Windsor. Beggs took gold in the open girls' 100-metre breaststroke (1:15.61) and 200-metre I.M. (2:37.81) and helped the East Elgin Eagles' 200-metre medley (2:13.91) and 400-metre freestyle (4:40.17) relay teams win gold. Begeman finished first in the open girls' 100 (1:05.88) and 200-metre (2:24.18) free races, repeating the feat the Grade 10 Parkside Stampeder achieved at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics meet one week earlier. All race winners at WOSSAA automatically qualify for OFSAA. On Wednesday, February 22nd, OFSAA will announce the remainder of the 50 qualifiers for each event from across the province.

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February 15, 2023

Rams District senior girls volleyball champions

LONDON, Ont. - The St. Joseph's Rams are District AA senior girls volleyball champions. The Rams took care of the Woodstock St. Mary's Warriors, 25-19, 27-25, 21-25, 25-10, in the final, Feb 15 at Fanshawe College. St. Joe's will host the WOSSAA AA tournament, Feb. 23, with the winner advancing to OFSAA, the high school provincial championship.

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February 15, 2023

District AA junior boys hoops champs

LONDON, Ont. - In a battle between two undefeated teams, the St. Joseph's Rams wasted no time extending their season. KenJesse Ude drained 19 points and Davis Zacharias-Streib dropped 14, as the Rams ran over the St. Mary's Warriors, 58-28, in the District junior boys basketball double-A final, at Fanshawe College. The Rams now take their 26-4 overall record to the WOSSAA double-A tournament, at Listowel February, 23rd.

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February 10, 2023

Eagles' Beggs golden three times at TVRA swimming

LONDON, Ont. - Emma Beggs left the pool at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) swimming championships with four medals. Beggs won the open women's 100-metre I.M. and 100-metre breaststroke, finished second in the 100-metre back and guided the East Elgin Eagles' open women's 200-metre medley relay team to gold, during the meet, February 8-9, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. Siena Begeman, of the Parkside Stampeders, won the open women's 100 and 200-metre freestyle races and placed fourth, in the 50-free. Stampeders' Alexis Gray was as good as one-two-three, winning the high school division 14 years and under 50-free, second in the 100-free and third, in the 50-back.

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December 29, 2022

Rams third at Purple & White

LONDON, Ont. - The St. Joseph's Rams were the consolation winners, at the Western Mustangs Purple and White senior boys basketball tournament. St. Joe's finished 3-1, defeating Great Lakes, from Sarnia, 72-48, in the consolation final. Brandon Bogart led the Rams with 25 points and was named player of the game. The Rams opened the two day event with a 69-47 win over Stratford District, on Wednesday. Bogart dropped 23 points and was player of the game. Chatham Ursuline Lancers, the eventual champions, sent the Rams to the consolation side, with a 70-46 win. Bogart poured in 35 points, again selected as player of the game, leading the Rams over London Laurier, 68-42, in the consolation semifinals. With three 20-plus point games, Bogart was named an tournament all-star.


December 20, 2022

TVRA All-Star basketball

LONDON, Ont. - East Elgin Eagles Jaimie Staulbaum and Ellery Beilhartz, Grayson Moore, of the Parkside Stampeders and Maddie Johnston, of the St. Joseph's Rams, are Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) senior girls basketball all-stars. The four players from Elgin County played in the TVRA all-star game Monday, at Laurier secondary school. The junior all-star game featured Eagles Reece Laidlaw, Stampeders Jade Lawrence and Rams Hailey Titchner.


December 22, 2022

Four Rams football All-Stars

LONDON, Ont. - Four St. Joseph's Rams are London District Association senior football defensive all-stars. Carter Goyeau, Wes McLennan, Will Mantel and Kiean Silva, were selected to the 2022 team. McLennan also won the Greg Anderson Award, for high level extra curriculars academics and community service and was a nominee for MVP and defensive player of the year.


December 3, 2022

Head over heels for wrestling's return

ST. THOMAS - Wrestlers from 16 schools were back on the mats at the Parkside Wrestling tournament, today at the high school. For many athletes it was their first matches since 2019, after the COVID pandemic wiped out much of the past two seasons. The host school had seven individual division champions, led senior Julie Boyko and the Dale brothers, Tyler and Owen. St. Joe's had Helen King, Diago Silva and Alex DiCristofero, win gold. Clark Jackson and Bryson Ferguson were division champs for the Central Elgin Titans. Fisher Ward led a team of five East Elgin Eagles, taking home silver.

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November 16, 2022

Rams triumph to WOSSAA hoops gold

STRATFORD, Ont. - The St. Joseph's Rams finish the junior girls basketball season as champions. Led by offensive and defensive contributions, the Rams defeated Woodstock College Avenue Knights, 42-21, in the WOSSAA AA gold medal game, at St. Mike's high school. Promise Atkinson had 12 points for the Rams, while Rylee Wilkinson chipped in with eight points and Emily Chapman and Hailey Titchner, both had six.

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November 10, 2022

Rams District junior girls hoops champs

LONDON, Ont. - The St. Joseph's Rams are heading to WOSSAA. Using a balanced attack and stifling defence, the Rams defeated the John Paul II Jaguars, 53-11, in the District junior girls basketball AA final. Promise Atkinson scored 14 points for the Rams while Jay Oum, had 11, Emily Chapman, eight and Hailey Titchner, six. On defence, Chapman had six steals, four rebounds and a blocked shot while Titchner had five steals and two rebounds.

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November 8, 2022

Senior Rams fall to Jags in District hoops final

LONDON, Ont. - The St. Joseph's Rams held a 24-11 lead at half, but the John Paul II Jaguars came back to win the District senior girls basketball AA title, with a 51-41 win, at Fanshawe College. The Jaguars went on a 17-3 run, in the third quarter, turning a 11 point deficit, into their first lead of the game, at 28-27. Turnovers hurt the Rams throughout the second half, either bad passes or the Jaguars stealing the ball. Yana Saliu led the Rams with 18 points and Maddie Johnson had 10.


October 28, 2022

Junior boys and novice girls run to OFSAA

LONDON, Ont. - Two St. Joseph's Rams' teams are heading to OFSAA cross-country. The Rams' novice girls won their team title, while the junior boys placed second at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) meet, at Springbank Park. The top two teams from each division and the top five individual runners, not with those top two teams, qualify for OFSAA, November 5, at Dagmar Ski Resort, near Uxbridge. St. Joe's Jackson Tomassen and Alban Diego, both qualified in the para division.

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October 20, 2022

Rams run all over Tri-County

STRATHROY, Ont. - Beavers and Rams dominated the trails. The Lord Dorchester Beavers and St. Joseph's Rams, are the overall boys and girls team champions, at Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County cross country championships, at the Gemini Sports Park. In rainy, windy and very cool conditions, runners strived to qualify for the WOSSAA championships, next Thursday, at Springbank Park, in London. St. Joe's captured the novice girls, senior girls and junior boys team titles and Jackson Tomassen won the para race. The top 20 runners from each race and the top three teams in each division, advance to WOSSAA.

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October 13, 2022

Zylstra OFSAA golf champion

KOMOKA, Ont. - Jack Zylstra is an OFSAA champion. The St. Joseph's Rams student won the high school division, at OFSAA boys golf, today, at Fire Rock Golf Club. Zylstra carded a two day score of 152, two strokes lower than Cole Thompson, of Grimsby Blessed Trinity HS. Matthew Javier, led North York Crescent school to the team title, by dominating the open division and tournament overall.

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October 12, 2022

Zylstra among OFSAA leaders

KOMOKA, Ont. - Jack Zylstra is within striking range of provincial gold. The St. Joseph's Ram sits tied for third place overall, after carding a 74, on day one of the OFSAA boys golf championship, at FireRock Golf Club.
Matthew Javier, of Crescent school, in North York, leads the field, after firing a two-under 70. Eric Zhao, also from Crescent school, is two strokes back, even at 72, over 18 holes.

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October 3, 2022

Tep-Chhun qualifies for OFSAA golf

GRANTON, Ont. - Jade Tep-Chhun will be taking her clubs to OFSAA. The St. Joseph's Grade 10 student placed second at WOSSAA girls golf, today, at The Fox Golf Club. Tep-Chhun carded an 81, including two birdies over 18 holes. Celina Yeo, of London Aquinas, ran away with the gold medal, with a round of 72. Kassandra Rombouts, from Strathroy Holy Cross, finished third, with an 84. The trio will be in the Open division at OFSAA.

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September 30, 2022

Rams again win junior boys, novice girls

LONDON, Ont. - Both of the St. Joe's Rams junior boys and novice girls won their second team title, at the Bronco Invitational cross country meet, Thursday, at Springbank Park. The junior boys had four in the top 15, with Lucas Skirtschak, finishing eighth, Ty Emre, ninth, Fowler Little, 13th and Noah Baker, 14th. St. Joe's edged London Bessette, who had the top two runners, by six points, in the team standings. The novice girls handily won their division, led by Alex Fangeat, finishing 11th. Sadie Dowsell, Flourish Nmor and Clara Lascelles, round out the Rams' top four.
Race winners: Paige Marchant, CCH, senior girls; Alex Leinweber, Mother Teresa, senior boys; Omar Nossair, Bessette; Charlotte Piscione, WCI, junior girls; Felipe Cubillos, Mother Teresa, novice boys; Ella Neil, Huron Park, novice girls.


September 22, 2022

Rams second at Tri-County boys golf

UNION, Ont. - Joey Parkhill, shot a 74 to lead Ingersoll District C.I. to the team title at Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County boys' golf team champions. boys golf, Thursday, at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club.
The St. Joseph's Rams, led by Jack Zylstra, who tied for third lowest individual score, with a 78, placed second as a team. Ryan Smith, of the East Elgin Eagles and West Elgin Wildcats Kaden Patterson, also tied for third.
Strathroy District placed third as a team, followed by the Parkside Stampeders, in fourth and the Dorchester Beavers, fifth.
The WOSSAA championship, is September 29, at Union. The top team, and top two individual scores, not on the winning team, advance to OFSAA, at Fire Rock golf club, in Komoka, October 12-13.


September 22, 2022

Joe's Tri-County girls team champs

LONDON, Ont. - The St. Joseph's Rams are the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Tri-County girls' golf team champions. Jade Tep-Cchun (photo), Andie McGugan and Katelyn Fox, won A flight, at the tournament, Wednesday, at the Fanshawe Golf Club.
The tournament was cut short, due to a thunderstorm rolling in late in the morning. Kassandra Rombouts, of Strathroy Holy Cross, carded the lowest individual score. WOSSAA is October 3, at the Fox Golf Club, east of Elginfield. In B flight, Rebecca Nurton, had the individual low score, to lead the Central Elgin Titans to the team title, with Sandra Nurton, Janey Gillard and Sloane Maudsley.


June 4, 2022

Rams capture OFSAA senior boys team title

TORONTO, Ont. - The St. Joseph's Rams are OFSAA senior men's team champions in track and field. Two pairs of twin, Tristan and Aiden Coles and Dylan and Harrison Belanger, combined to bring home three silver and three bronze medals, at the OFSAA track and field championships, Saturday, at York University.The foursome finished their final high school provincial meet, winning silver, in the open men's 4x400-metre relay, in three minutes and 26.17 seconds (3:26.17). Earlier in the day, Aiden won a silver (8:26.88) and Tristan bronze (8:27.06), in the senior men's 3000 metres. Dylen Belanger won a bronze medal, in the senior men's 400-metre hurdles (55.30 seconds). St. Joe's shared the overall boys' team title with Sandwich secondary, from LaSalle.

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June 3, 2022

Rams capture three OFSAA medals

TORONTO, Ont. - Four local athletes stood on the podium, on day two of the OFSAA track and field championships, at York University. St. Joseph's Rams Aiden Coles, in the senior men's 1500-metres  and Libby McCurdy, in novice women's pole vault (2.65 metres), both won silver medals, while Tristan Coles took bronze, in the senior men's 1500 metres. Dorchester Beavers Evan Stevens, won silver, in novice men's javelin (44.71m), just three centimetres short of winner Jack Brownlee, of Fonthill.

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May 28, 2022

Belanger wins two more gold

LASALLE, Ont. - Dylen Belanger added to his pile of gold. The St. Joe's Ram took the senior men's 400-metre hurdles in 55.30 seconds, adding to his gold from the 110-metre hurdles, on day two of the OFSAA West regional track and field meet, at Sandwich secondary school. Then Belanger joined his twin Harrison Belanger and the Coles brothers, Aiden and Tristan, to win the open men's 4x400-metre relay race, in three minutes and 25.60 seconds (3:25.60). The top four in each event advance to OFSAA, June 2-4, at York University in Toronto.

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May 27, 2022

Belanger hurdles to gold

LASALLE, Ont. - St. Joseph's Rams Dylen Belanger won the senior men's 110-metre hurdles in 14.74 seconds, while brothers Aiden and Tristen Coles, were one-two, in the the senior men's 1500 metres , at the OFSAA West regional track and field championships, at Sandwich secondary school. The top four in each event, advance to OFSAA, June 2-4, at York University, in Toronto.

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May 20, 2022

Parkside captures WOSSAA title

LONDON, Ont. - The Parkside Stampeders senior boys are team champions. Led by double gold medal winning runners, Mason Basson and Ethan Dolby, the Stampeders took home the team title, on day two of the WOSSAA track and field championships, today, at Western University. However the team of Basson, Dolby, middle distance runner Vincent Moore, steeplechasers Justin Cole and Zachary Roberts-Neef and thrower Alistair Maciver, didn't get to celebrate as a group at the meet. A miscount gave London Oakridge the award mistakingly, until the error was later realized.

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May 19, 2022

Rams lose WOSSAA girls rugby

ST. THOMAS - No one actually scored in the game. A penalty try was awarded to Wingham Madill, late in the second half of overtime, in the WOSSAA A/AA girls' rugby final, at St. Joe's high school.
That was the only scoring in a 7-0 win for Madill. On a penalty try, a full seven points is awarded, if the official believes the offended player would have scored. St. Joe's was called for a high tackle on a Madill player near the Rams' goal line.

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May 19, 2022

Kemmerling novice hurdles champ

LONDON, Ont. - Mara Kemmerling, of St. Joe's high school, won novice the women's 80-metre hurdles (13.74 sec), placed third in the 100-metre dash (13.75 sec.) and fourth, in long jump (4.42m), on day one of the WOSSAA track and field championships, at Western University.

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May 16, 2022

Lady Rams clinch soccer top seed

AYLMER, Ont. - The St. Joseph's Rams will be the top AA team in the Thames Valley Regional Association (TVRA) South Division for girls' soccer. The Rams dumped the East Elgin Eagles, 7-3, to finish at 4-1. Averie Lindsay, Ashley Betancourt, Lily Wojtas, Georgia Macinnis, Imogen Salin, Emelia Marcinkiewicz and Sarah VanVelzer, scored for the Rams.

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May 7, 2022

Kidder tries twice as Rams rugby blank WCI

ST. THOMAS - Danica Kidder scored a pair of tries to lead the St. Joseph's Rams, to a 31-0 shutout of Woodstock C.I., in TVRA girls rugby, Friday, at 1Password Park. Alyssa Sutcliffe, Coral Chordekar and Nadia Van Asseldonk, each had one try.
Eavan Mercer kicked two two-point converts, while Kendra Sheeller booted one.

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May 6, 2022

Dorchester girls soccer lift Gemini Cup

TILLSONBURG, Ont. - Three shutouts in four games carried the Dorchester Beavers to the girls division title at the Gemini Cup, at the Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Park. Julia Ritchie, Maddy Benjamin and Annika Nolte scored in a 3-1 win over London Lucas, in the final.
The Beavers silenced London South, 6-0, the Parkside Stampeders, 3-0 and Tillsonburg Glendale, 4-0. Parkside defeated St. Joe's, in the girls' third place game. In the boys' final, Ingersoll beat St. Joe's.

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May 6, 2022

Belanger wins twice at Forest City meet

LONDON, Ont. - Dylen Belanger, of the St. Joe's Rams, won the senior boys' 110-metre hurdles, in 15.19 seconds and the 400-metre run, in 52.64 seconds, at the Forest City Mustang Invitational Wednesday.
The track and field meet at Western University is the first one for high school since 2019. Seven additional athletes from Elgin County and Dorchester won events.

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April 25, 2022

Pellerine lead Rams' shutout of Stampeders

ST. THOMAS - Neither rain nor the Parkside Stampeders could slow the St. Joseph's Rams. Sophie Pellerine scored a five-point try and kicked a pair of two-point converts, as the Rams shut out the Stampeders, 29-0, in girls' rugby, Monday at 1Password Park. Jaimie Giles, Tanoya Freckleton, Alexis Litt and Kendra Sheeller, each had a try. St. Joe's is 2-0 against Parkside this season.

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April 13, 2022

Rams win on last minute try

ST. THOMAS - In a battle of city rivals, the St. Joe's Rams won the first girls' rugby game in two years. In the final minute of the game, Rams' Sophie Pellerine scored a try, followed by a successful two-point convert kick, to edge the Parkside Stampeders, 7-5, at 1Password Park. Hannah Armstrong gave Parkside, a 5-0 lead.

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January 21, 2022

Rams' Owen Waterhouse named LDA Mr. Volleyball

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

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January 9, 2022

Coles brothers running to NCAA Division 1 Iona College

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

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December 8, 2021

Rams run over Crusaders in District girls' hockey opener

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

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December 7, 2021

Arnold leads Spartans over Rams in season opener

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

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November 18, 2021

Rams edged in volleyball thriller

ST. THOMAS - Not much separated the two best senior boys teams in the District. Unfortunately for the St. Josep's Rams, the Gabriel-Dumont Guepards left with the championship, winning a thriller of a final, three games to two, by taking the last set, 15-13.

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November 10, 2021

Rams cruise to District senior boys' volleyball final

ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph's Rams are heading to the District senior boys' volleyball final. St. Joe's made quick work of the Mother Theresa Spartans, winning their semi-final in three games, 25-10, 25-23, 25-22. The Rams who have not lost a game all season, winning every match, three games to none, face Gabriel-Dumont in the final.

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November 4, 2021

Rams come back falls short in senior football

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

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October 28, 2021

Coles brothers lead Rams' dominance at Tricounty XC

STRATHROY, Ont. - The St. Joseph's Rams were everywhere on the course. St. Joe's, the school with by far with largest amount of runners, handily captured the overall team title, by winning five of the six divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Tricounty cross country championships. The Dorchester Beavers' senior girls prevented a St. Joe's sweep of the division titles, for senior, junior and novice boys and girls.
Brothers Tristan and Aiden Coles led the Rams, finishing tied for first in the senior boys' race, while fellow Ram Jayden McMullen, won the junior boys' race.
Dorchester's Hannah McIntyre took the senior girls' individual gold medal. East Elgin Eagle Adrianna Borm was the junior girls' champion.

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October 21, 2021

Cross country returns to Springwater

ORWELL, Ont. - Muddy and slick conditions welcomed runners to the Springwater Invitational cross country meet but the rain stopped prior to the first race. Schools from across the Thames Valley region converged on Springwater Conservation Area for the annual meet that was cancelled a year ago. The St. Joseph's Rams won both the junior and novice boys team titles. Jayden McMullen led the Rams in the junior race finishing third. Rams' Noah Bakker and Fowler Little were third and fourth, in the novice race.

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September 30, 2021

Zylstra, McIntyre, lead Rams to team title

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

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September 29, 2021

Tep-cchun second at TVRA golf

KOMOKA, Ont. - St. Joseph's Ram Jadelina Tep-cchun finished second at the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) girls' golf tournament at Firerock Golf Club, with a 18 hole score of 79.

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July 13, 2020

Meet St. Joe's Rams Caeiro and Snetselaar

ST. THOMAS - Here are the St. Joe's Rams' senior athletes of the year.

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June 30, 2020

Co-Curricular awards honour Rams' athletes

ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph' Rams recognize their top athletes and athletic achievements for their 2019/20 high school sports year. Kayla Caeiro and Mark Snetselaar are the senior female and male athletes of the year, while Ethan Dolby and Ashley Betencourt are the male and female junior athletes of the year.

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March 4, 2020

Gillet swims to OFSAA bronze

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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March 4, 2020

Eldridge brings home silver from OFSAA wrestling

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON. - For a second consecutive year, Gavin Eldridge is an OFSAA silver medalist in wrestling. The Parkside Stampeder was undefeated until the 61-kilogram boys' gold medal match against Nathan Hunyady, of Guelph John F. Ross.
A year ago Elridge brought home silver wrestling in the 57.5-kilogram category.  St. Joe's and Central Elgin also had wrestlers at OFSAA.

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February 21, 2020

Rams send five to OFSAA wrestling

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.
The St. Joseph's Rams send five athletes to OFSAA, silver medalists Emma Lee (girls' 57.5-kg), Krystian Krzyzewski (boys' 85-kg) and Ryder Dennison (boys' 44-kg), Claire Vankoughnett (third, 44-kg) and Liv Cracchoilo (third, girls' 115-kg). 

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February 20, 2020

Barry and Rams' para team off to OFSAA swimming

LONDON, ON. - St. Joseph's Ram Luke Barry won the open men's 100 breast (1:15.42) at Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) swimming, to qualify for OFSAA, the high school provincial meet. Barry also finished 12th, in the open boys' 50 free (29.09 sec.) but missed the qualifying standard. Four para swimmers will join Barry at the provincial meet. Serena Hu, Owen Gillet, Diego Alban-Gasca and Gabe Dala. The East Elgin Eagles dominated in pool at WOSSAA, not only sending 15 swimmers to OFSAA, but capturing the team award at the championships.

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February 12, 2020

Rams capture para division 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 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

Rams dominate WOSSAA to return 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. meets.

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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 26, 2019

Orlebar repeats as Tri-County boys' golf champion

UNION, ON. - John Orlebar defended his Thames Valley Region Athletics Tri-County boys' golf title. With his low individual score of 78, Orlebar led the East Elgin Eagles to the team title, with Landon Underhill and Ryan Smith. The Eagles' combined score of 264 was six shots better than the St. Joseph's Rams' team of Jack Zylstra (team low 85), Aiden Shaw and Owen McIntyre.
The Parkside Stampeders (Luke Trowman, team low 83, Quinntin Gocan, Seth Carroll) placed fourth.

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September 25, 2019

St. Joe's takes Tri-County B flight team title

LONDON, ON. - Madison Telford is aiming for a return to OFSAA. The Parkside Stampeder golfer made step one, finishing sixth, in the A flight division, carding a 95 over 18 holes, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) girls' golf championships, at Westminster Trails. Telford advances to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament, at the Thames Valley Golf and Country Club in London, Monday, September 30th. This year, Pine Knot Golf and Country Club, in Dorchester, hosts OFSAA, October 16-17th.
Madeline Choi, from Woodstock Collegiate, is the TVRA A flight champion with a round of 83. St. Joe's won the TVRA Tri-County B flight team title.

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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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June 24, 2019

Rams 2018/19 athletic award winners

ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph's Rams recently recognized their top athletes for the 2018/19 school year. Grace Gillet and Gwertay Dei are the school's senior female and male athletes of the year.

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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

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. - For a second consecutive year, Arthur (A.J.(Stanat) is an OFSAA champion in discus. The Parkside Collegiate. student threw 52.65 metres to win the junior men's event, on day one of the provincial high school track and field championships, at Guelph University. A year ago, Stanat won discus at the midget level.
Central Elgin Titan Hannah Onynema placed seventh in junior women's discus (33.14m). St. Joseph's Ram Aiden Coles qualified for the midget men's 1500-metre run final, with the fourth fastest heat time (4:19.12). East Elgin Eagle Julie Nagelhout finished 14th, in midget women's long jump (4.74m).

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June 4, 2019

St. Joe's celebrates first ever win at OFSAA rugby

OSHAWA, ON. - It only took the St. Joseph's Rams until their second game at OFSAA rugby for their first victory. In their magical first season playing the sport, the Rams finished 1-2 at the girls' A/AA tournament. The Rams defeated the Ashbury College Colts, from Ottawa, 24-12. Jamie Giles, with three and Anna Fox, scored trys for St. Joe's, while Sophie Pellerine kicked four two-point converts. The Napanee Hawks ended the Rams' run at OFSAA, with a 30-0 win.

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June 3, 2019

Two seeded Holy Cross blanks St. Joe's at OFSAA rugby

COURTICE, ON. - It was a rough welcome to OFSAA for the St. Joseph's Rams. Number two seeded Peterborough Holy Cross, blanked St. Joe's, 48-0, in the both teams' opening game at the OFSAA A/AA girls' rugby championship, at the South Courtice arena field. The Rams appeared overwhelmed over the first 10 minutes, but found their game throughout the second half.

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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 23, 2019

Lady Rams' rugby taking their debut season to OFSAA

STRATFORD, ON. -Stressful final moments were overcome with jubilation as the St. Joseph's Rams held on to win the WOSSAA A/AA girls' rugby championship. In their first season playing the sport, the Rams have qualified for OFSAA, the high school provincial championship, following a 12-10 win over Stratford St. Mike's, in the WOSSAA final.
A try scored with no time left on the clock in regulation play brought St. Mike's to within two points. An attempt at a two-point convert, that would have sent the game to overtime failed.
Alyssa Giesbrecht scored both trys for the Rams and Sophie Pellerine kicked a two-point convert.
OFSAA is June 3-5, in Courtice.

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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's Michael Roth, Mason Basson and AJ Stanat, Central Elgin's Tayah De Sousa and Hannah Onyema and Dorchester'sHannah Freer, each had a memorable meet.

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May 16, 2019

Lady Rams are TVRA A/AA rugby champions in first season

LONDON, ON. -It's an impressive debut in girls' rugby for the St. Joe's Rams. In their first year competing in the sport, the Rams won the Thames Valley Regional Athletics A/AA title, blanking Tillsonburg Glendale, 7-0, in the final, at St. George's Fields. Taylor Richard had the game's lone try, coming in the last minute of the first half, followed by a successful two-point convert by Sophie Pellerine.

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May 14, 2019

Lady Rams' soccer season ends on penalty kicks

LONDON, ON. -Mackenzie Mota scored twice, but the St. Joseph's Rams fell to the St. Andre Bessette Bulldogs, 5-2, in District girls' soccer, Monday at City Wide Field. The Lady Rams were eliminated from playoff action today, following an AA quarterfinal loss to the Regina Mundi Titans, 2-1, on penalty kicks.

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April 29, 2019

Belanger takes three gold in opening track meet 

LONDON, ON. - St. Joseph's Ram Dylan Belanger also took gold in three events, the midget boys' 200 metre sprint (24.01 sec.) and 100 (14.59 sec.) and 300-metre hurdles (43.72 sec.), at the  Forest City Mustang Invitational, at Western University, on April 26th.

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March 6, 2019

Keyes fifth in OFSAA 50 fly B final

TORONTO, ON. - Briar McCaw, of Parkside C.I., placed eighth in the under 14 girls' 50-metre fly A final (33.33 seconds), at the OFSAA swimming championships, today at the Pan Am Sports Centre.
McCaw also won the U14 girls' 100-metre I.M. B final, in 1:16.89 (ninth overall).
Seth Walker led the East Elgin Eagles on day two of the provincial two day event. Walker finished 12th, in the 15 years and over boys' 50-metre fly (28.92 sec.), but was disqualified in the 100-metre I.M. final. Walker had a preliminary time of 1:07.65 to advance to the final. Eagles' teammates Lauren Kremers placed 19th, in the U14 girls' 100-metre I.M. (1:20.38), Haileigh Neusteter, 28th, in the 15 year and over girls' 50-metre fly (34.13 sec.) and Haly Broer was 36th, in the open girls' 200-metre I.M. (2:39.44)
St. Joseph's Ram Kayla Keyes placed fifth, in the 15 years and over girls' 50-metre fly B final (13th overall) in 33.25 seconds and 21st, in the 100-metre free (1:08.47).



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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March 5, 2019

Bonnett, Gillet lead St. Joe's at OFSAA swimming

TORONTO, ON. - Carson Bonnett and Owen Gillet had the top results for the St. Joe's Rams, on day one of the OFSAA swimming championships, at the Pan Am Sports Centre. Bonnett was sixth, in the B final (14th overall), for the under-14 boys (junior) high school 50-metre back. Fellow Ram Owen Gillet was fifth in the para boys' 50-metre backstroke and 11th, in the 50-metre freestyle races.
Diego Alban-Gasca was 19th, in the para boys' 50 back and 30th, in the 50 free. Gabriel Dala was 18th in the para boys' 50 back. Sarina Hu placed 29th, in the para girls' 50-metre free.



February 28, 2019

Lady Rams capture District title on Bennett's OT winner

ST. THOMAS - Reagan Bennett ends a five year wait. Alyssa Giesbrecht will be going in her first year. Together, they have advanced the St. Joseph's Rams to the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament, following a 1-0 overtime win over the London St. Thomas Aquinas Flames (STA), in game three of the District girls' hockey final, at the Joe. Bennett scored on a slapper from just inside the blue-line 4:03 in to the extra period, while Giesbrecht was unbeatable in the Rams' net. Exec Centre.

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February 26, 2019

Aquinas ties District girls' hockey final

LONDON, ON. - The Madison Chantler scored twice and Monique Van Eyk had a goal, as the London Aquinas Flames edged the St. Joseph's Rams, 3-2, in game two of the District girls' hockey final.
The Flames tie the series and set a up a third and winner moves on to WOSSAA game, Thursday at the Joe, in St. Thomas.
Jocelyn Delgado and Anna Fox scored for the Rams, who lose for the first time this season in District action. St. Joe's won game one, 2-0, on Monday.



February 25, 2019

Lady Rams take game one of District hockey final

ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph's Rams are one win away from running the table in District girls' hockey. Alyssa Giesbrecht picked up a shutout stopping everything the London Aquinas Flames threw at her, as Rams took game one the best of three District final, 2-0. Jamie Giles potted the winner, while Jocelyn Delgado added insurance into an empty net, with 25 seconds left in the third period.

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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 19, 2019

Seventeen swimmers qualify for OFSAA

LONDON, ON. - Briar McCaw and Kayla Keyes are returning to OFSAA, while Seth Walker will lead an entire flock of East Elgin Eagles. Highlights were numerous for Elgin County schools at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) swim championships, at Western University. Thirteen individuals from East Elgin, St. Joe's and Parkside and two Eagles' relay teams, advanced from WOSSAA to the provincial high school meet, March 5-6, in Toronto.

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February 15, 2019

Veterans lead young teams at TVRA 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

Eagles place fifth overall at TVRA swimming

LONDON, ON - The East Elgin Eagles are swimming with the big fish. At Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) swim championships, held at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, February 14th, the Eagles placed fifth overall in the team standings, out of 29 teams. The Eagles have 13 individuals and three relay teams, qualifying for the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) meet, February 19th, at Western University.
The St Joseph's Rams won the para division and will send 16 individuals and two relay teams to WOSSAA. The Parkside Stampeders have seven advancing and the Central Elgin Titans, three. The Dorchester Beavers will be represented by Aidan Currah.

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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.
In the Open Girls competition, Kailey Meehan, of St. Joseph's Rams won the 57.5-kg class, while Jenn Lynch (58.1), Ivana Csinos (64.3-kg) and Kelsey Rhohy (68.5) took home silver medals.
Claire Vankoughnett, of St. Joe's, was third in the 48.5-kg open class and Natalie Wilkins, fourth, 53.7-kg.the final.



January 16, 2019

Lady Rams lock up top spot in District girls' hockey

ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph's Lady Rams are the top seed entering the post season for District girls' hockey. Grace Gillet scored twice and set up Anna Fox, as the Rams defeated the London Aquinas Flames, 4-1, to improve to 6-0. Jocelyn Delgado also scored. The win clinches first place for the Rams, leaving Aquinas at 4-2, with both teams having one game remaining in the regular season.

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December 29, 2018

Junior Rams take consolation title at Purple and White hoops

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



November 9, 2018

Crusaders roll Rams for District senior football title

LONDON, ON. - Devonte Ballantyne scored four touchdowns to lead the London CCH Crusaders over St. Joseph's Rams, 38-6, cruising to the District senior football title, at City Wide Fields.
Keegan Vanek had an interception return for a touchdown and Julian Sanchez kicked a field goal and five single point converts. CCH led 38-0, before St. Joe's scored late in the fourth quarter with Luke Ainsworth finding the end zone.

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November 3, 2018

 Midget Rams eighth 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 29, 2018

Rams roll RMC in District junior girls' hoops quarter

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

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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 24, 2018

CCH dumps St. Joseph's in District senior football

ST. THOMAS - Quinn Brown scored three touchdowns to lead the CCH Crusaders over the St. Joseph's Rams, 38-8, in District senior football, at St. Joe's high school. CCH finishes the regular season at 5-0, while the Rams are 3-2.

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October 17, 2018

Rams, Beavers, 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 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 owed 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 5, 2018

Rams' defence silences Mother Teresa under the lights

ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph's Rams' defence shined brightly under the lights. Luke Ainsworth had touchdown runs of 12 and 21 yards, as St. Joe's blanked the Mother Teresa Spartans, 13-0, in a District senior football night game, at St. Joseph's high school. St. Joe's is 2-1 in a tough District division that includes powerhouse London football schools, CCH and Aquinas.
The Rams' junior remains undefeated at 3-0, following a 52-7 crushing of the Spartans. Ethan Dolby caught three TD passes.

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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 27, 2018

Coles lead St. Joes' midget boys X-C to team title

LONDON, ON. - Aiden and Tristan Coles were one-two, in the midget boys' four kilometre race, at the Springbank cross country meet, leading the St Joseph's Rams to the team title.
Following the Coles brothers, were teammates Harrison Belanger, in 10th and Joel Bowden, 18th. Cerena Aitken-Guignard finished sixth, helping the St. Joseph's midget girls' team place third. Her older sister, Arielle, was 11th, in the junior girls' five kilometre race.
East Elgin Eagle Nathaniel Abell was fifth, in the senior boys' six kilometre race.
Central Elgin Titan Haylee Vlasman had Elgin County's top result for senior girls, finishing 35th, one position ahead of St. Joseph's Mary Claire Haasen.


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

St. Joseph's Rams recognize top athletes

ST. THOMAS - Alex Craig and Jocelyn Delgado are the St. Joseph's Rams' male and female senior athletes of the year, while Taye Donald and Emily Arn, are St. Joe's male and female junior athletes of the year.

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June 9, 2018

Clark OFSAA 400-metre hurdles bronze medalist

TORONTO, ON. –  St. Joseph's Ram Liam Clark took home the bronze medal in the senior men's 400-metre hurdles, on the final day of the OFSAA track and field championships. Parkside Stampeder A.J. Stanat won the midget men's discus title and East Elgin Eagle Hallee Knelsen took bronze in the midget women's 800-metre run.

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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 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 24, 2018

Aquinas edges St. Joe's in District baseball final

ST. THOMAS –  The London Aquinas Flames walked off to a championship. Keiran Pook punched in a one out single, lifting the Flames over the St. Joseph's Rams, 6-5, in the bottom of the seventh inning, of the District baseball final, at Cardinal Field.

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May 23, 2018

Mailhot and Ainsworth fourth at WOSSAA tennis

STRATFORD, ON. –  St. Joseph's mixed doubles team of Addie Mailhot and Jack Ainsworth placed fourth, going 2-2, at the WOSSAA tennis championships.
St. Joseph's Alex Craig and Parkside's Taylor Goodhue, both placed fifth, in men's and ladies' singles, respectively. Central Elgin Titans' ladies' doubles team of Emma Blewett and Holly Monteith placed sixth.
WOSSAA champions / finalists and OFSAA qualifiers: Girls' singles - (Maddy - London Mother Teresa) defeats (Paige - London Beal); boys' singles (Banting (ranked)) defeats (London Lucas - Eric Ortega), third - Medway; Ladies doubles - Mother Teresa defeats Medway; Men's doubles - London Central (ranked) defeats Stratford Northwestern, London Banting (ranked), London Oakridge also qualify; mixed doubles - London Oakridge (ranked) defeats London CCH (ranked), third - London Saunders.  OFSAA features two divisions, ranked (club players) and unranked


May 18, 2018

Liam Clark leads St. Joe's at TVRA track and field

LONDON, ON. –  From the Lord Dorchester Beavers capturing the men's and women's 1A overall team titles, to multiple gold medalists, including athletes with their first career wins, highlights were plenty, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) track and field championships, at TD Stadium. Liam Clark led St. Joe's finishing second in the senior men's 400-metre hurdles and third, in the 110-metre hurdles. The top 10 in each event, advance to the WOSSAA meet, back at TD Stadium, May 24/25.

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May 14, 2018

St. Joe's four-peats as TVRA South-East tennis champs

ST. THOMAS –  For the fourth consecutive year, the St. Joseph's Rams captured the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) tennis team title.
The Rams won men's singles (Alex Craig) and mixed doubles (Addie Mailhout & Jack Ainsworth) titles and placed second in men's doubles (Sam Hardy & Denys Reid) and mixed doubles (Bryce Mailhot & Olivia Tasker). Central Elgin Titans' Emma Blewett and Holly Monteith won women's doubles and West Elgin Wildcat Taylor Schnekenburger won ladies' singles.

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May 7, 2018

Lady Rams stay undefeated blanking Holy Cross

ST. THOMAS –  Jocelyn Delgado scored and keeper Jordyn Rady posted the shutout, as the St. Joseph's Rams improved to 3-0, blanking Strathroy Holy Cross, 1-0, in District girls' soccer, at St. Joe's high school. Over the three games, the Rams have out scored their opponents, 9-1, to sit in first place in the District's tier 2 division.

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May 5, 2018

Kettle Creek prepares athletes for upcoming championship meets

ST. THOMAS –  Following a one year absence after being cancelled due to weather, the Kettle Creek Invitational track and field meet, hosted by the St. Thomas Legion Club, had near perfect conditions this day. The wind was brisk at times, but the sun shined and the temperatures were ideal for athletes preparing for the upcoming championship meets, starting with the Thames Valley Regional, May 16-17.

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May 4, 2018

Rams finish third at Gemini Cup

TILLSONBURG, ON. – Dennis Reid and Caleb Schaap scored, while keeper Evan Wharton earned the shutout, as the St. Joseph's Rams blanked London South, 2-0, in the boys' third place game, at the Gemini Cup. Kaitlin Ellery scored twice to lift the Parskide Stampeders over the London Lucas Vikings, 2-1, for the girls' soccer title, at the Gemini Cup.
Lucas won the boys' final edging Glendale, 2-1, on penalty kicks.

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April 28, 2018

Roth and Stanat lead PCI at Forest City Mustang meet

LONDON, ON. –  Led by Michael Roth and Arthur Stanat's winning performances, 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 19, 2018

Fourth WOSSAA badminton for Delgado

STRATHROY, ON. –  Jocelyn Delgado has been carrying the torch for St. Joseph's Rams badminton, at her fourth consecutive WOSSAA, the past two years as her school's lone representative. Katie Bradshaw and Ashley Tucker have established themselves as one of the top female doubles team, finishing fourth at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) senior badminton championships, at Strathroy DCI.

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April 12, 2018

Delgado qualifies for fourth WOSSAA badminton

LONDON, ON –  Jocelyn Delgado, of St. Joseph's high school, qualified for her fourth WOSSAA in badminton, after placing fourth, in ladies singles, at the London District senior championships, at Catholic Central high school. The top four in each division (singles, doubles, mixed), moves on to WOSSAA, at Strathroy, Thursday, April 19. Alex Craig just missed advancing to WOSSAA, placing fifth, in men's singles.



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 28, 2018

Watson takes OFSAA bronze in 50-metre fly

WINDSOR, ON. - Mac Watson won a bronze medal in the junior men's high school division 50-metre fly, on day two of the OFSAA swimming championships. The Parkside Collegiate Institute athlete adds to his OFSAA medal collection, that includes a silver (50 free) and bronze (100 free) from a year ago. Briar McCaw, also of Parkside, won the B final, finishing ninth overall, in the junior girls'high school division 50-metre back and 15th, in the 50m fly.
Kayla Keyes, of St. Joseph's high school, placed 16th, in the senior girls' high school division 100-metre fly and 24th, in the 100m free. Brennan Piche-Leclair, of East Elgin secondary school, placed sixth, in the para men's 100m free.


February 27, 2018

Piche-LeClair wins OFSAA silver in para 50m back

WINDSOR, ON. - Brennan Piche-LeClair is an OFSAA silver medalist. The 16-year old student at East Elgin Secondary school finished second in the para men's 50-metre backstroke, at the OFSAA swimming championships. Piche-LeClair set a personal best time touching the wall in 47.78 seconds, lowering his best time from 49.11. In the para men's 50-metre free, Piche-LeClair finished sixth. Fellow Eagle Haley Broer was 17th, in the open girls' 100m back (1:09.8).
Parkside C.I.'s Mac Watson finished fifth, in the junior men's 50m free (26.86 sec.), just three-tenths of a second off of the podium, while the silver medal was won in 26.29 seconds.
Owen Gillet, of St. Joseph's high school, was eighth in the para men's 50m back. The 13-year also finished 17th, in the para men's 50m free. Gillet's teammate Gabriel Dala, was 26th in the para men's 50m free, but was disqualified in the para 50m back. In the para women's 50m free, St. Joe's Brooklyn Reiter was 26th.
Hailey Demeray, of St. Joe's high school, placed 17th, in the junior girls' 50m breaststroke (40.63 sec.).




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

Ladys Rams drop game one of District semi

ST. THOMAS – The St. Joseph's Rams dropped game one of their best of three District girls' hockey semifinal, against London Mother Teresa, 7-6, at the Timken Centre.
Jocelyn Delgado had a hat trick for the Rams, while Grace Gillet and Alyce McLean potted singles.



February 21, 2018

Keyes wins twice at WOSSAA swimming

LONDON, ON –  St. Joseph's Ram Kayla Keyes won the 15 years and over girls' high school division 50m free (33.27 sec.) and 100m free (1:08.12) and placed second in the 200m free, at the WOSSAA swim championships, at Western University. Both advance to OFSAA, February 27/28, in Windsor. Hailey Demeray, qualified for OFSAA, finishing second in the 14 years and under girls' high school division 50-metre breaststroke (40.91 seconds). Owen Gillet, Gabriel Dala and Brooklyn Reiter, will all compete at OFSAA, in the para mixed 50 metre free and 50m back.

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Febraury 16, 2018

Lady Rams repeat as TVRA wrestling champions

ST. THOMAS –  The St. Joseph's Rams repeated as girls team champions, led by three gold medalists, MacKenzie Miller, in the 115-kilogram class; Alex Cooper, 83-kg and Nikky Laframboise, 47.5-kg, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Michienzi Conference wrestling championships, at Parkside Collegiate Institute. The top five in each weight class at conference, move on to WOSSAA, Friday, February 23, at London Banting secondary school.

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Febraury 14, 2018

Rams suffer hard court heartache

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

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February 7, 2018

Watson repeats swimming 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 18, 2018

PCI's Watson finishes second in three swim races

LONDON, ON. –  Mac Watson led all local athletes at the final invitational swim meet before the championship season begins in February. The Parkside Collegiate Institute swimmer placed second in the boys' 50-metre free, 50m fly and 100m free races, at the Winter Classic, January 11, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre (CGAC). Jillian Barlett led the St. Joseph's Rams placing fourth in the girls' 50-metre breast and sixth, in the 50m back. The 2018 TVRA swim championships are February 6-7, followed by WOSSAA, on February 15, both at the CGAC. OFSAA returns to Windsor, February 27-28.

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January 16, 2018

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

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

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December 19, 2017

Staying undefeated on the hard court

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

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November 10, 2017

St. Joe's captures first District junior boys' volleyball title

WOODSTOCK, ON. –  Not only did the St. Josephs's Rams avenge their only regular season loss, they made school history along the way. The Rams won their school's first District junior boys' volleyball title, defeating the St. Mary's Warriors, three games to one (25-22, 25-15, 21-25, 25-22), in the final, at St. Mary's Catholic high school. St. Joe's advances to WOSSAA AA, November 16, at South Collegiate Institute, in London.

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November 10, 2017

STA ends Rams' season in snowy senior semifinal

LONDON, ON. –  On a field that resembled more of a snow covered backyard than a stadium, the St. Joseph's Rams couldn't find the desired traction. A punt return for a touchdown, two minutes in to the second half was the difference, as the London St. Thomas Aquinas Flames edged the Rams, 15-7, in a District senior football semi-final, at TD Stadium. STA led 8-0 at half-time, on a safety and touchdown.

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November 8, 2017

Rams tame Bulldogs on way to District junior volleyball final

ST. THOMAS –  After shaking off some rust, the St. Joseph's Rams showed why they finished in top spot. The Rams advanced to the London District junior boys' volleyball final, caging the London St. Andre Bessette Bulldogs, by winning their semi-final three games to one, at St. Joseph's high school. St. Joe's dropped game one, 25-16, but thundered back with three consecutive victories, 25-17, 25-16, 25-22.
The Rams, the top team during the regular season, with a 10-1 match record (32-10 in games), head to the final, to face the Woodstock St. Mary's Warriors, Friday, at St. Mary's Catholic high school, in Woodstock.

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November 4, 2017

Knelsen finishes in top 10 percent at OFSAA X-C

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. Arielle Aitken Guignard, of St. Joseph's, placed 114th, in the same race. 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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November 3, 2017

Rams advance to District senior football semis

LONDON, ON. -  Mykal Donald and Willie Mboko scored touchdowns, as the St. Joseph's Rams eliminated the St. Andre Bessette Bulldogs, with a 28-7 win, in a District senior football quarter-final, at St. Andre Bessette. Luke Ainsworth kicked two field goals and Jack Ainsworth booted a single, for the Rams. St. Joe's defence held the Bulldogs scoreless, until a touchdown, with only 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The Rams face London STA, in a semi-final, at TD Stadium, on Friday.


October 26, 2017

Rams' senior girls return to 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

St. Joe's overall team champs at Tri-County X-C

SPRINGWATER, 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

SPRINGWATER, 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 6, 2017


Last minute comeback lifts junior Rams over Titans

ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph's Rams waited until the final two minutes, to rally for a 20-15 win over the Regina Mundi Titans, in London District junior football, at St. Joseph's high school. Rams' Jackson Miller and Cameron Fast scored touchdowns within 37 seconds of each other, with only 1:33 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Titans had taken a 15-7 lead, earlier in the quarter. Rayden Aphayuong had first quarter major for the Rams, who improve to 2-1.

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October 6, 2017

Offence stalls for St. Joe's seniors in loss to RMC

ST. THOMAS - The St. Joseph's Rams' offence was never able to get on track in a 14-3 loss, to the Regina Mundi Collegiate Titans, in London District senior football, at St. Joseph's high school.
St. Joe's led 3-0, at half-time, on a single and a safety. But the offence struggled without starting quarterback Alex Craig, out with an injury. Titan running back Otito Nwaogu took over in the second half, with yards gained on the ground and a pair of touchdowns.

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September 28, 2017

Stubbs 11th in senior girls' 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 22, 2017

Crusaders shut out Rams

ST. THOMAS –  When taking on one of the premier high school football programs in Ontario, a team must be ready with a full tank of gas. The London CCH Crusaders opened the London District senior boys' football season opener, blanking St. Joseph's Rams, 35-0, at St. Joe's high school. Scoreless after one quarter, the Crusaders jumped on a tiring Rams squad, by scoring three second quarter touchdowns, for a 21-0 lead by half-time. In the junior game, CCH shutout St. Joe's, by the same 35-0 score.

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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. Kyleigh Stubbs had St. Joe's top result finishing ninth, in the senior girls' race.

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September 20, 2017

Rams split volleyball season openers

ST. THOMAS –  The Regina Mundi Titans spoiled the St. Joseph's Rams home opener of the London District senior boys volleyball season, winning the match in three games. At the junior level, it was the Rams dusting the Titans, three games to none, 25-16, 25-18, 25-10.

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May 19, 2017

Sore hammy fails to slow Barnes

LONDON, ON. –  Cole Barnes is back. Following a year away from the track due to a groin injury, the St. Joseph's sprinter is returning to the form that made him a double bronze medalist at OFSAA in 2015. Barnes won the senior men's 200 metres, a day after finishing second in the 100 metre sprint, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) track and field championships.

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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, Sara 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

Two Rams doubles team go 1-2 at WOSSAA

LONDON, ON. – The St. Joseph's Rams Emma Berkkvens and Zach Mastrandrea, in mixed doubles and Dylan and Alex Craig, in boys' doubles, were both 1-2 at WOSSAA tennis, held at Western University. 



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

Jaguars shed Rams in boys' soccer

WOODSTOCK, ON. – The London John Paul II Jaguars took a bite out of the St. Joseph's Rams, 7-3, in District boys' soccer, at St. Joe's high school. Drew Grantham with two goals and Zach Mastandrea, scored for the Rams. Caleb Schaap had two assists. The Rams remain winless after four games.



May 10, 2017

Lady Rams win on back to back days

ST. THOMAS – The St. Joseph's Lady Rams improved their playoff positioning by winning twice on home turf in a 24 hour period.
Today, Lexus Clark, Haily Legacy, Lizzie Kelly and Breena Struthers, scored in a 4-0 shutout of London Christian. Just 24 hours earlier, Lexus Wilson and Mackenzie Mota, both had two goals, while Kelly, Struthers and Rebecca Brown had singles in a lop-sided blanking of Woodstock St. Mary's. St. Joe's is 3-1 with one regular season game remaining set for Thursday.



May 3, 2017

Another 200 title for Barnes

WOODSTOCK, ON. – Cole Barnes led the St. Joseph's Rams winning the senior men's 200 metres, in 22.98 seconds, at the Woodstock Spring Classic track and field meet, at College Avenue secondary school. Joey Hardy finished second in the open men's 2-km steeplechase (6:52.77), while Jordan Palmer was second, in the senior men's 400 metres (53.76 seconds). Kyle Luyt placed fourth in the senior men's 3000 metres (9:50.09).



April 30, 2017

Barnes fastest over 100 and 200 metres at Forest City

LONDON, ON. – St. Josph's Cole Barnes won both the senior boys' 100 (10.99 seconds) and 200 metre (22.55 sec.) sprints, at the Forest City Mustang track and field meet, at Western University. Kyleigh Stubbs was third in the senior girls' 800 metres (2:28.6), and Joey Hardy, sixth in the senior boys' 3000.velin (48.45m).



April 25, 2017

Lady Rams fall to RMC

LONDON, ON. -  Chanel Eugenio and Chloe Meldrum scored, as the Regina Mundi Titans blanked the St. Joseph's Lady Rams, 2-0, in London District girls' soccer, at City Wide Fields. St. Joe's falls to 1-3 on the season overall. Over the weekend, at a tournament at Western University, the Rams went 1-2.

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April 20, 2017

No qualifiers for OFSAA badminton

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 27, 2017

Barnes wins 100 metre sprint at RMC

LONDON, ON. – The Cole Barnes was the top finisher for the St. Joseph's Rams, winning the senior boys' 100-metre race (11.35 sec.) Kyleigh Stubbs finished second in the senior girl's 1500 (5:32.81) and fourth in the 800. Jordan Palmer was third in the senior boys' 800 and Savanna Cronk, third, in senior girls' high jump.


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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March 7, 2017

Keyes sets PBs at OFSAA swimming

WINDSOR, ON. - Kayla Keyes set two personal best times, placing ninth in the junior girls' high school 50-metre fly (33.99 seconds) and 17th in the 50m free (30.81), on day one of the OFSAA swimming championships.
“It felt great because I met my goals I set for myself. I wanted to be 31 seconds or better for free and 34 seconds or better for fly," said Keyes, who competed for the second time. “It is an overwhelming experience due to the number of swimmers, but an amazing experience to meet swimmers from all over Ontario and see many talented swimmers.”
Cloe Seligna, of Lord Dorchester, placed 24th in the open girls' 100-metre fly (1:09.2) and 37th in the 50 free (28.8 sec.).


March 3, 2017

Woodhouse take silver at OFSAA wrestling

BRAMPTON, ON. – Meredith Woodhouse finishes her high school career with a medal of each colour from OFSAA. Woodhouse advanced to her second consecutive OFSAA gold medal final in the girls' 64-kilogram class, but was out-matched by Nyla Burgess of Pickering High. The St. Joseph's athlete was the top result for St. Thomas schools, at the provincial high school wrestling championships, held at the Powerade Centre.

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February 24, 2017

Rams win WOSSAA junior hoops gold

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

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February 21, 2017

Bulldogs bits Rams clinching spot in District hockey final

ST. THOMAS - A four goal explosion in the first period carried the St. Andre Bessette Bulldogs over the St. Joseph's Rams, 5-1, for a two games to none sweep, of their London District boys hockey semi-final, at the Timken Centre. Liam Rowland, Dylan Bowers, Ben Woo and John Geddes, all scored in the opening frame to put the Bulldogs in command. Bruce Maas added a goal in the third period. Derek Johnston had the Rams lone goal in the third period. Bessette moves on to meet London St. Thomas Aquinas in the District final.

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February 17, 2017

Lady Rams pin back to back WOSSAA titles

LONDON, ON. - They are led by an OFSAA champion who could practice on her younger sister and brother if she wanted too. The St. Joseph's Lady Rams repeated as team champions at the WOSSAA wrestling tournament, at Beal Secondary school. The girls winning and the Rams' boys placing fourth, carried St. Joe's to the combined school title. The top two in each weight classes qualify for OFSAA, March 1-3 in Brampton. Meredith Woodhouse, who last year became St. Joe's first ever OFSAA gold medalist in the sport, led the way winning her 64-kg weight class. Woodhouse was joined by sister, Sydney (54-kg), Alex Cooper (83-kg) and Mackenzie Miller (115-kg), on top of the podium. Bringing home silver medals were Nikky Lamframboise (47.5-kg) and Kailey Meehan (51-kg). Samantha Squires (57.5) took bronze.

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February 17, 2017

Rams take District junior hoops crown

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

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February 16, 2017

Keyes turns in four OFSAA qualifying swims

LONDON, ON. - Kayla Keyes has qualified for OFSAA in four events. The St. Joseph's Rams' swimmer qualified in each of her individual races and a relay, at the WOSSAA championships, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. Keyes won the high school 14 and under girls' division 50-metre freestyle and placed second in the 50m butterfly and the 100m free. Keyes, along with team-mates Breanne Bonter, Haeley Demeray and Madison Morin, finished second, in the high school senior girls' 200-metre medley relay.

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February 15, 2017

Rams advance to District Junior final

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



February 10, 2017

St. Joe's girls win TVRA West wrestling team title

ST. THOMAS - They are best teams in the west. The Parkside Stampeders and St. Joseph's Rams, won the boys and girls' team titles, respectively, at the TVRA West conference wrestling championships, at Parkside CI. The two schools combined to have 40 athletes qualifying for WOSSAA, each with top five results. Parkside took the overall title, combining both the boys and girls' teams, followed by St. Joe's.

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February 8, 2017

Wilson swims to three TVRA gold medals

LONDON, ON - Mac Watson could not be beat. The Parkside Collegiate Institute Grade nine athlete won his three races, at the Thames Valley Region Athletics swim championships, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. Watson was first in the high school division under-14 boys 50-metre butterfly (29.81 seconds), 100-metre free (1:00.74) and 50-metre free (27.05 sec.).
Competitors had to meet qualifying times to advance to the WOSSAA meet, hosted again at the Centre, on February 16. Parkside, St. Joseph's, Lord Dorchester and East Elgin Secondary, all had swimmers move on to WOSSAA.

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December 8, 2016

Rams hang on for senior hoops win

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

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December 6, 2016

Lady Rams double up on Spartans

LONDON, Ont. - Haley Aguis scored twice and Jocelyn Delgado and Clare Van Bommell, each had a goal, as the St. Joseph's Rams defeated London Mother Teresa, 4-2, in District girls' hockey. The Rams improve to 3-0.



December 6, 2016

Sturk named Mr. Volleyball

ST. THOMAS –  Clayton Sturk is Mr. Volleyball, for the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South-East Division. Sturk helped the Parkside Stampeders win the TVRA South-East senior boys' AAA title and advance to the WOSSAA final. Sturk, along with Cooper Van Vlaanderen (East Elgin), Patrick Acres (West Elgin), Nathyn Smeets (St. Joe's) and Jacob Nevilll (Arthur Voaden), were selected for the TVRA boys' all-star volleyball game.



November, 29, 2016

Lady Rams skate over Centurions

ST. THOMAS - Jocelyn Delgado and Grace Gillet both scored twice, to lead the St. Joseph's Lady Rams over the Strathroy Holy Cross Centurions, 6-1, in District girls' hockey, at the Timken Centre. Baily Slotejes and Haley Aguis, also scored for St. Joe's. Following a scoreless first period, Holy Cross opened the scoring, before St. Joe's replied with six unanswered goals.
The Lady Rams improve to 2-0, following a season opening 5-0 shutout of London Regina Mundi.

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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

Promising start goes array

LONDON, ON. - It was the start the St. Joseph's Rams hoped for, grabbing early momentum by scoring first, thanks to a Mykal Donald first quarter touchdown. But the London CCH Crusaders would spoil the day, winning the London District senior football final, 22-14, at TD Stadium.

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November, 17, 2016

Rams score but drop District Junior final

LONDON, ON. - The St. Joseph's Rams may have lost the London District junior football final, but they did something against London CCH, no other team could manage all season - reach the end zone. CCH capped an undefeated season, with a 45-14 win, at City Wide Field.

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November, 5, 2016

St. Joe's boys 10th at OFSAA

PORT HOPE, ON. - The St. Joseph's senior boys team wrapped up this year's cross country season, placing 10th at the OFSAA championships, held at Trinity College school. The meet featured the top 38 high school teams in the province, with each race averaging 300 runners. Joey Hardy led the St. Joe's team, finishing 64th.

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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, 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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