July 13, 2020
ST. THOMAS - Here are the St. Joe's Rams' senior athletes of the year.
June 30, 2020
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.
March 4, 2020
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.
March 4, 2020
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.
February 21, 2020
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).
February 20, 2020
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.
February 12, 2020
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.
November 2, 2019
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.
October 24, 2019
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.
October 17, 2019
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.
October 6, 2019
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.
September 28, 2019
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.
September 26, 2019
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.
September 25, 2019
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,
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.
September 19, 2019
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.
June 24, 2019
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.
June 8, 2019
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.
June 7, 2019
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.
June 6, 2019
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).
June 4, 2019
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.
June 3, 2019
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.
June 1, 2019
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.
May 24, 2019
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.
May 23, 2019
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.
May 17, 2019
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’s 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.
May 16, 2019
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.
May 14, 2019
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.
April 29, 2019
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.
March 6, 2019
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
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.
March 6, 2019
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.
March 5, 2019
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
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.
February 26, 2019
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
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.
February 22, 2019
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.
February 19, 2019
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.
February 15, 2019
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.
February 14, 2019
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.
February 11, 2019
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
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.
December 29, 2018
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
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.
November 3, 2018
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.
October 29, 2018
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.
October 25, 2018
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.
October 24, 2018
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.
October 17, 2018
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.
October 11, 2018
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
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.
October 5, 2018
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.
September 27, 2018
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 - 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.
September 20, 2018
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.
June 22, 2018
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.
June 8, 2018
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.
June 3, 2018
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).
May 25, 2018
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.
May 24, 2018
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.
May 23, 2018
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
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.
May 14, 2018
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.
May 7, 2018
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.
May 5, 2018
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.
May 4, 2018
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.
April 28, 2018
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.
April 19, 2018
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.
April 12, 2018
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
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
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
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
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.
February 21, 2018
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
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.
Febraury 16, 2018
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.
Febraury 14, 2018
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.
February 7, 2018
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.
January 18, 2018
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.
January 16, 2018
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.
December 19, 2017
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.
November 10, 2017
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.
November 10, 2017
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.
November 8, 2017
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.
November 4, 2017
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
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
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.
October 19, 2017
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..
October 12, 2017
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.
October 6, 2017
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.
October 6, 2017
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.
September 28, 2017
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
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.
September 21, 2017
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.
September 20, 2017
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.
May 19, 2017
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.
May 19, 2017
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.
May 18, 2017
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
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.
May 11, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.
April 20, 2017
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.
April 27, 2017
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
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.
March 7, 2017
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
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.
February 24, 2017
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.
February 21, 2017
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.
February 17, 2017
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.
February 17, 2017
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.
February 16, 2017
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.
February 15, 2017
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. 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.
February 8, 2017
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
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.
December 8, 2016
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
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.
December 6, 2016
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
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
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
The Lady Rams improve to 2-0, following a season opening 5-0 shutout of London Regina Mundi.
November 17, 2016
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
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.
November, 17, 2016
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.
November, 5, 2016
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.
October, 27, 2016
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.
October, 19, 2016
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.
September, 22, 2016
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.