TVRA Swimming Convenor honoured with Swim Ontario Award

Our long-serving TVRA and WOSSAA swimming convenor, Mike Williams has been presented with “The Elizabeth Collins Ralph Award” from Swim Ontario.

This award is given out to the most dedicated official. For many years, Mike has continued to run many of the swim meets in High School Swimming in our area. TVRA and WOSSAA events are always very well organized under the volunteer leadership of Mike Williams. Congratulations Mike, on a very well deserved award!


TVRA Girls’ Golf Championships

The TVRA Girls’ Central and Tri-County Golf Championships were held at Dorchester Golf Club on Tuesday, Sept 20. The STA Flames have repeated as the TVRA Central “A” Champions girls golf 1shooting a combined team score of 265. Team members are Alyssa Burgess, Payton Sparling and   J. J. Sparling. Due to lack of entries in the Tri-County “A” Flight, a champion was not presented this year. 

Individual champions in the A Flight were Alyssaa Burgess (STA) and Rylie Grogan (MTS) who both shot 74 in TVRA Central. Haley Barclay of SDCI shot an outstanding 65 to win the Individual A Flight championship in Tri-County.


Haley Barclay – SDCI

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In B Flight action in Tri-County, the Strathroy Saints won the title, with a team total of 185. Team members included: Morgan Getliffe, Maddy Beaulieu, Abby Wilcox and Avery Pascoa. Caitlin Moss of Woodstock Collegiate captured the individual title with a 9 hole score of 43. girls golf 3


There was not a B Flight team champion presented this year in TVRA Central. Hailey Teixeira of Beal shot 62 to win the individual title.

Individual B Flight Champions Hailey Teixeira (Beal) and Caitlin Moss (WCI). girls golf 2





TVRA Boys’ Golf Championships

Central Elgin Boys Tri County GolfThe Central Elgin Titans retained the Boys’ Tri-County Golf Championship title with a 3 stroke team total victory over St. Mary’s. The Titans were led by Individual Champion Landon Johnstone who shot 74 at St. Thomas Golf and Country Club. Johnstone narrowly defeated Davey Morton of SMSS by one stroke. Other members of the CECI team included Brady Johnstone and Satschia Tep-Chhun






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The Boys’ Central Golf Championships were held at Forest City Golf Course on Tuesday, September 20. The St. Thomas Aquinas Flames came out on top defeating the Oakridge Oaks by a combined team total of only 4 shots. Members of the Flames winning team include Liam Fitzpatrick, Cam Kellett, Cleb Schyvenaars and Jake Woodbridge.


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Cam Kellett is the Individual TVRA Central Champion after shooting an even par round of 72. Kellett was followed by teammate Caleb Schyvenaars who posted a 3 over par, 75.



South Collegiate experiences Friday Night Lights in Ohio

south football 2The South Collegiate senior football team travelled to Chardon, Ohio on Friday September 9th to take on the Chardon Ohio High School Hilltoppers in pre-season “Friday Night Lights” action. Chardon is expected to complete for the Ohio State Championship with what many locals are calling their best team since the mid 1990’s.
The team was greeted by a very welcoming host school and during warm up, the crowd began to arrive and immediately the South team received cheers from the home town crowd. The 7:00pm game included pre-game ceremonies honouring members of the Military and the Chardon Band played a perfect version of the Canadian National Anthem.
The South team took possession first and after 2 tough runs from senior running back Nick Morello the Lions were faced with a 4th and 1 and punted.  The Chardon offense was high powered and were able to jump out to an early 14-0 lead after the 1st quarter.
The second half saw a motivated South team start to string drives together and the half time adjustments allowed their defensive force unit to gain traction. After a strong stop by the Lions D, the South O put together a typical South drive built off a mix of power runs and play action including a 16 yard 2nd down completion from Quarterback Ethan Martin to Noah Johns.  Early in the 4th quarter, Martin was able to break contain after a play fake to Jake Beadle and ran 24 yards for a South Touchdown.  Robert Panabaker converted the PAT. Safety David Nethersole lead the South D on this Friday Night along with great play from Linebacker Tyler Thompson and Defensive Tackle Spencer Nichols.
After the game, the teams and fans mingled on the field while the Chardon Band played for the crowd.  Many fans were surprised that the game was South’s first action of the season and were impressed with the way Lions players were able to improve as the game went on.  Dozens of fans took the opportunity to thank various South players and Coaches for making the trip.

south football 3 On Saturday, the South team attended the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.  The players were able to spend a few hours of free time at this amazing museum. Saturday evening saw the South team attend Kent State University for an NCAA game between the Golden Flashes and North Carolina A&T.  Kent State is the alma matter of South Head Coach Mike Stenning and the chance to join Coach Stenning for his first return to his college home in some time was special for many of the Lions.  During an early rain delay, the South team had the opportunity to go inside the Kent State indoor practice field and throw the ball around.
Overall, the trip was a great success for the South team.  Many players were able to experience the “Friday Night Lights” of small town US High School Football, attend the NFL Hall of Fame and take in an NCAA Football game.  The team gained valuable on field experience which should only benefit them during the regular season.
Special thanks to Coach Stenning and all of the South and TVDSB Staff and Administrators who planned, assisted and allowed this great experience to take place as well as the Chardon, Ohio community for being great hosts.


TVDSB presents first ever Mr. and Ms. Soccer Awards

Ray Robbins of Clarke Road and Jackie Fleming of Central were named as the inaugural winners of the TVDSB Central Mr. and Ms. Soccer awards at the conclusion of the soccer season.

Ray was nominated by his coaches as a player who is not only a great athlete, but truly an outstanding student. He was an excellent leader and a perfect role model for his team. Clarke Road won the TVDSB and WOSSAA championships and participated in the OFSAA championships in Kingston.

Jackie was nominated for this award as an amazing team leader who showed genuine concern for her team mates. She was a team captain who always represented her school with class and respect.TVDSB MrMs Soccer


Boys Basketball celebrates the season with All Star game

All participants had a great time at the boys basketball all-star game held last week. The student athletes were amazing ! They played well, played hard and represented their schools with the utmost class. Thank you again to the referees of the LBBO for volunteering their time. Thank you to our DJ, Ryan Higgins, who did a fantastic job with the music the entire night. We also had a number of students from Beal volunteering their time to help make the night run smoothly. The venue was perfect and the halftime show was well done. Thank you to Jamie Clark, Ian McConnell and Richard Mommersteeg respectively for their efforts. It was also really special that Denise Pelley (Jason Edmonds’ Mum) sang the National Anthem. She did a beautiful job. Members of Shaun Lodge’s family were also on hand. All in all, a fun night thanks to so many contributions from so many people. TVRA’s major basketball awards were also presented. Josh Dinh from Beal and Vicent Carriere from JPII were presented with the Ted Earley Award (outstanding graduating year 4 player with a focus on academics, sportsmanship and community service). The Mr. Basketball Award (outstanding player) was also presented to Hadi Akle of Beal and Jake Price from JPII. Congratulations to all of the nominees of these prestigious awards.

Boys Basketball All Star Program 2016


Girl’s Basketball Fran Wigston award winners

Natalie Martinez of Westminster, Sarah Couthard of St. Thomas Aquinas and Megan Silverthorn of Parkside are this years winners of the Fran Wigston Award. The prestigious award is given annually to the outstanding graduating senior basketball player from each conference in TVRA.Fran Wigston Basketball winners


TVDSB holds Central Girls’ Volleyball Championships at Fanshawe College

The TVDSB Central Girls’ Volleyball Championships celebrated a great night of incredible volleyball at Fanshawe College. The Senior championships were won by Oakridge who defeated Saunders 3-1 in AAA, South, who defeated Montcalm 3-1 in AA action and Westminster, who won 3 sets to 1 over North Middlesex. Oakridge won the AAA Junior championship, defeating Saunders 3-0. South was victorious in Junior AA, winning 3-1 over Montcalm, while Westminster won the junior A crown defeating North Middlesex by the score of 3 sets to 1.

Jessica Venhuizen of Oakridge was also recognized as the Therese Quigley Ms Volleyball Award winner. This award is given to the top graduating volleyball player in each conference of TVRA.

TVDSB Ms Volleyball