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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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Springfield U14 girls blank Stratford 10-0

Char Wharram of Springfield Brewers Under 14 Girls team got safely to second just ahead of a throw to the baseman during a softball game against Stratford at Malahide Community Place, Thursday, Aug. 2. Springfield won handily, 10-0.

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Big crowd for Paws-itively Elgin at Springwater

Luna, a Labrador celebrating its fifth birthday, chased a disk thrown by Shannon Murphy of Uxbridge into the water of Springwater Pond in a “Dock Dogs” demonstration that was part of Paws-itively Elgin on Saturday, July 28. Over 50 vendors were on hand for the day-long show for dogs and their owners, along with a…

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Under 13 soccer action

Austin Reddekopp of No Frills Under 13 house league soccer team kept the ball away from W.J. Roofing attackers during an East Elgin Soccer game at Columbus Park in Malahide, Thursday night, July 19. Despite the best efforts of No Frills players, W.J. Roofing won the game 9-6.

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Belmont defeats Belmont 6-1

Two hometown teams squared off against each other on Wednesday, July 18, as Belmont Country Pizza Under 18 girls team took on Belmont Westminster Mutual Under 18 Girls in West London Soccer action. Here, Kaileigh Douglas of the Country Pizza team headed the ball, favouring one side because of an injury to her other ear…

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Hoof-pounding action in “rescue race”

Reba Thompson of Thorndale picked up Mark Thornton of London while her horse was rounding a barrel during a “rescue race” at Aylmer Fairgrounds as Rusty Gaits Saddle Club hosted one of its monthly summer shows, Sunday, July 15. This was a benefit for ChildCan, the childhood cancer charity based in Southwestern Ontario. The club’s…

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