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April 4, 2020

Promising beach volleyball season suddenly cancelled

SHEDDEN. ON. - Ally Carr was preparing for another weekend of beach volleyball before her promising season unexpectedly was cut short. A casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, all NCAA sports seasons were cancelled in mid March, leaving players and coaches disappointed. Carr and Victoria Corcoran were the number two team for the University of New Orleans Pioneers' women's beach volleyball program over five tournaments on the NCAA Division One Southland Conference's women's beach volleyball schedule.

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March 8, 2020

Carr and Corcoran go 2-2 in beach volleyball

COVINGTON, LA. - Ally Carr, of Shedden, and partner Victoria Corcoran, the University of New Orleans Privateers' number two beach volleyball team, went 2-2 in NCAA action. Friday, Carr and Corcoran defeated Texas A&M Kingsville's Meghan Merlino and Macy Berg, 21-15, 21-18, but lost to Texas A&M Corpus Christi's Brooke Anderson and Guilana Corrales, 16-21, 20-22. Next day, Carr and Corcoran dumped Nicholls State's Kylie Lockhart and Devon Bright, 21-11, 21-9 and fell to Tulane's Kaylie McHugh and Eva Torruella, 14-21, 19-21.

 

 

March 1, 2020

Carr opens beach season with five match wins

MIAMI, FL. - Ally Carr, of Shedden, and partner Victoria Corcoran, with the University of New Orleans Privateers beach volleyball team, defeated Missouri State's Grace Cook and Rachel Evans, 27-25, 21-17 and Florida Memorial's Fatima Rajaee and Adriana Soto, 21-13, 21-12, Saturday. A day earlier Carr and Corcoran beat San Diego City College's Alina Fletes and Kareemah Hopkins, 21-10, 21-9, but lost two close games to FIU's Emma Erteltova and Ali Denney, 26-28, 19-21.
Last season, Carr won 16 matches, the majority with Victoria Corcoran. Carr, who is in the pre-vet program at New Orleans, is a 2017 graduate of Parkside C.I.

 

February 25, 2020

Beavers' volleyball settle for double WOSSAA silver

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

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November 13, 2019

Beavers bring home WOSSAA junior boys' volleyball bronze

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

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April 10, 2019

Silver for Express U15 boys at OVA provincials

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

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February 20, 2019

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

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

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February 20, 2019

St. Marys returns to OFSAA dumping WCI in WOSSAA final

DORCHESTER - The St. Marys Salukis are returning to OFSAA for a third consecutive year. Led by their captain Abbey Thorup, St. Marys defeated the Woodstock Red Devils, three games to one, in the WOSSAA 1A senior girls' volleyball gold medal match. Five St. Marys players won OFSAA gold in 2017. A year ago St. Marys placed fourth, losing the bronze medal match.

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February 8, 2019

Steady Beavers capture TVRA junior girls volleyball title

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

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February 7, 2019

U15 Express boys bring home bronze

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

 

November 15, 2018

WOSSAA silver for PCI senior and junior volleyball

LONDON, ON.  - Both the Parkside Stampeders' senior and junior team brought home silver medals, from the WOSSAA boys' volleyball championships.

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November 13, 2018

Titans dominate WOSSAA junior girls basketball

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

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April 24, 2018

Express U13 girls can't buy a win at provincials

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

 

 

April 21, 2018

Ride ends in provincial quarters for U14 girls

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

 

 

April 20, 2018

Express undefeated at OVA 14U girls provincials

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

 

 

April 8, 2018

Express U14 boys win gold at OVA provincials

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

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April 6, 2018

Express set for OVA provincial debut

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


                                U15 girls schedule / Results                                                         U14 boys schedule / Results

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January 7, 2018

Express U15 and U14 teams have solid tournaments

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

 

 

December 2, 2017

All Shenanigans at Express co-ed volleyball tourney

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

 

November 16, 2017

Senior Stampeders capture WOSSAA volleyball bronze

LONDON, ON.  -  The Parkside Stampeders won the WOSSAA AA senior boys' volleyball bronze medal.

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November 16, 2017

LDSS takes WOSSAA silver in junior boys' volleyball

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

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November 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

Parkside wins volleyball thriller over Central Elgin

ST. THOMAS –  Thanks to a thrilling five game win in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics senior boys volleyball final, the Parkside Stampeders are returning to WOSSAA. Parkside edged the Central Elgin Titans, three games to two, in the championship match, played at Parkside CI, November 9. The Stampeders took the first two games, before the Titans grabbed the momentum for two victories of their own. An incredible solo effort in the fifth and deciding game, lifted the Stampeders to a spot at WOSSAA AA November 16, at South Collegiate Institute, in London.  

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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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October 28, 2017

Parkside wins CECI volleyball tourney

ST. THOMAS –  The Parkside Stampeders ran the table by not dropping one game (10-0), on their way to winning the Central Elgin Titans' senior boys volleyball tournament. Parkside beat London South, in the final, two games to none, with Nick Sturk named the Stampeders' player of the game. The Stampeders have a match record of 7-0, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South division. Playoffs begin November 2. 

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August 1, 2017

Ally Carr set to dig for Pioneers

SHEDDEN, ON –  Ally Carr will be spending the next four years on the Gulf of Mexico's north shores. The Parkside Collegiate Institute (PCI) graduate heads to the University of New Orleans this month, for beach volleyball.

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February 24, 2017

WOSSAA silver again in girls' volleyball

GODERICH, ON. - For a second consecutive year, the Dorchester Beavers had to settle for silver losing a thrilling WOSSAA junior girls' A final, to Monseigneur Bruyere from London.

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February 23, 2017

Wildcats bring home WOSSAA volleyball silver

ST. MARYS, ON. –  They are returning home with silver. The West Elgin Wildcats met a more talented team in the WOSSAA ‘A’ senior girls’ volleyball final, named the St. Marys Salukis. The host team won the gold medal and advances to OFSAA, following a three game sweep of the Wildcats, 25-8, 25-10, 25-17.

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December 9, 2016

Stampeders play bad hosts

ST. THOMAS - The Parkside Stampeders hosted an invitational girls’ volleyball tournament on home court and schooled the opposition. Both the Stampeders’ senior and junior teams took the gold medals. The senior Stampeders defeated London Clarke Road, 25-16, 25-15, in their final, completing a 9-2 record, after edging the West Elgin Wildcats in the semi-finals, two games to one. In junior action, Parkside got by London Laurier, 25-19, 25-23, for a 10-1 overall run. The semis saw Parkside defeat Clarke Road, while Laurier eliminated London Westminster.

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December 8, 2016

Aiming for South perch in volleyball

ST. THOMAS - Led by captain and middle Ally Carr, the Parkside Stampeders improved to 2-0, in the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South division, dropping the East Elgin Eagles, 25-15, 25-17, 25-23, at Parkside CI. The Stampeders finished first in the South the past two seasons, with the West Elgin Wildcats finishing second both times. Leading the Stampeders this season are Carr, Lauren Donker, Haley Summers and setter Holly Thomson.

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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 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.