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“3 on 3” basketball in Aylmer

A player looked for a teammate to pass to during a “3 on 3” basketball tournament on two improvised courts at the Canadian Tire store on John Street North in Aylmer on Saturday, July 16. The event, involving five teams, was a fundraiser for the Malahide Athletic Centre. Albert Loewen on behalf of organizers said…

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9 and Under ball practice at Steen Park

Coach Tom VanKasteren gave some batting tips to Senior Rookie (9 and Under) player Hannah Krahn during a practice session for teams at Steen Park in Aylmer on Wednesday night, June 29. Players and coaches are focusing on honing ball skills for now, and will play in games later this summer. (AE/Rob Perry)

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Aylmer Minor Ball back in action

Allen Manchuk, left, and Brady Tyler practised their sprinting as they participated in Saturday morning training for Aylmer Minor Ball T-ball players in Steen Park on June 11. Minor Ball has a total of 300 players registered for this year. Look for more pictures in the June 22 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)…

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Over 120 youngsters enter catfish derby

Youngsters 16 and under participating in the annual Aylmer Optimist Catfish Derby crowd around a holding tank full of big fish at the weigh-in station in Port Bruce on Sunday, June 12. The event involved 122 participants. A picture of the winners will be in the June 15 edition of the Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

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Beautiful day for EdisonFest

A great horned owl comes in for a landing, lured by a meat snack, on a protective glove worn by James Cowan of the Canadian Raptor Conservancy situated near Vittoria. He was putting on an educational raptor show at the annual EdisonFest in Memorial Park in Vienna Saturday, June 4. Organizers said the cool, sunny…

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Putting the shot at ICS track and field day

Madyson Bakker placed third in the Grade 8 girls shot put event at Immanuel Christian School in Aylmer on Friday, May 27. Look for more pictures in the June 1 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

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A perfect regular season for EESS boys

Hayden Kebbel of host East Elgin Secondary School fired a shot toward the St. Joseph’s Catholic High School net during the final game of the Thames Valley Southeast regular season for the South conference on Monday, May 16. EESS took a narrow 1-0 victory, ending the season with a perfect record of five wins and…

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EESS girls blank WESS 4-0

Sarah Simpson of host East Elgin Secondary School squeezed between two West Elgin Secondary School players as she tried to get to the ball during a Thames Valley Southeast girls soccer game on Thursday, May 12. EESS was victorious 4-0, improving its record for the regular season to three wins and one loss. The East…

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Track and field day at Davenport

Grade 6 pupil Shelby Smout leaped over the girls long jump pit during a track and field meet at Davenport Public School in Aylmer on Tuesday, May 10. About 300 pupils from grades 4 through 8 participated. More pictures in the May 18 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)  

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EESS soccer girls blank Glencoe 4-0

Jamie Stahlbaum of host East Elgin Secondary School, with a Glencoe player  EESS teammate Mya Farr nearby, fired a shot toward the Glencoe District High School net during a Thames Valley Southeast girls soccer game at 1Password Park in St. Thomas on Wednesday, May 4. East Elgin took the win, 4-0. Look for more pictures…

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