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Jr. Eagles in football, basketball finals

East ElginSecondary School’s Junior boys football and girls basketball teams will vie for Thames Valley Regional titles this week. The Junior girls will host the Thames Valley Southeast “AA” final against College Avenue Secondary School on Tuesday, Nov. 6, starting at 3 p.m. The boys football team will meet Clarke Road Secondary School in a…

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Playing in the (near) dark

A year after a similar situation occurred, the main gymnasium at East Elgin Secondary School is again suffering from a plethora of burned-out lights. The north end isn’t so bad, but in the south end, 20 of 54 fixtures are dark. That’s over a third.

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Senior football Eagles down Medway 9-0

Quarterback Blake Zehr of host East Elgin Secondary School, with blocking from teammate Kyle Klassen, chose to run the ball himself during a Senior boys “Turkey Bowl” football game on Thursday night, Oct. 4. EESS won 9-0, with a combination of two rouges, one safety point and an unconverted touchdown.

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Senior Eagles defeat Glendale

East Elgin Secondary School defensive back Nathan Baughman, right, gets ready to tackle a Tillsonburg Glendale receiver before he gets to the red zone in the EESS end during an exhibition game in Aylmer on Friday evening, Sept. 14. After a slow start, the East Elgin Eagles came from behind to defeat Glendale 18-8. The…

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Spitfires blanked by the Irish

Aylmer Jr. C Spitfires goaltender Avery Hartwick looked up in disgust after giving up the first goal of what turned out to be a 5-0 shutout loss to the Lucan Irish during the Aylmer hockey club’s home opener at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday evening, Sept. 15. Hartwick faced 38 shots in the loss…

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Getting ready for football

Ball carrier Jaden Vansevenant, left, received some helpful blocking from teammate Tyson Wentzel during a practice for EESS’s senior football team at Saxonia Hall on Thursday, Sept. 6. East Elgin’s Junior and Senior football teams will play exhibition home games at home against Tillsonburg Glendale under the lights on Friday night, Sept. 14, starting at 6…

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Large turnout for 3 Port Tour

Two participants pedalled hard up a hill on Rush Creek Line in the annual 3 Port Tour bicycle ride from Aylmer to Port Burwell, Port Bruce (the north edge at least) and Port Stanley and back on Saturday, Aug. 18. Weather for the event was mostly sunny, but also sticky with humidity. Over 400 took…

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Fishing derby at Springwater fun for all

Breya Knibbe, 10, of London was taken fishing by her grandfather Woody Wodzinski of Aylmer to Springwater Conservation Area southwest of town so she could participate in the annual Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Derby on Saturday morning, July 7. The Springwater derby was one of three fishing events held in The Aylmer Express…

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Now that’s concentration

Grade 2 pupil Jarvis Loewen had his tongue out leading up to one of his attempts at the ball throw competition during Aylmer Immanuel Christian School’s annual Track and Field Day on Friday, May 25. The field events were held at Immanuel Christian while the track events were held at the adjacent Davenport Public School…

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