SPORTS

Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Junior Eagles best Woodstock Collage Avenue 38-0

September 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Tyson Kana of host East Elgin Secondary School sped across his team’s backfield during a Junior football game against Woodstock College Avenue Secondary School in EESS’s home-opener under the lights on Thursday, Sept. 22. East Elgin romped to a 38-0 win, but CASS’s Senior squad took revenge later that night, besting EESS 14-0. (AE/Rob Perry)

Spitfires take Dolphins 4-1 in home opener

September 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Goalie Natan Farhi of host Aylmer Spitfires, at the team’s regular-season home opener at East Elgin Community Complex Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18, fended off a Dorchester Dolphins shot in the first period. Dolphins scored only 50 seconds into the game, but Spitfires came back to score three of their own before the end of opening…

Quilt show on at Aylmer library

September 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Nearly 60 quilts are on display at Aylmer Old Town Hall, including these in the second-storey theatre, as part of a second-annual show at the town library. The show opened on Thursday, Sept. 15, and continues through Friday. (AE/Rob Perry)

Spitfires prepare for season home-opener

September 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jack Cronk of Aylmer Spitfires went through a Woodstock Navy player, chasing puck after a face-off in a Professional Junior Hockey League exhibition game at East Elgin Community Complex on Sunday, Sept. 11. Woodstock took the win, 5-1. Spitfires, in their season home-opener on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2:45 p.m. at EECC, will host Dorchester.…

Stirring up dust at Aylmer Fair

August 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Karen Becher of London on her Case IHI tractor “Deer Hunter” kicked up enough dust to almost hide the weighted sled it was pulling during a “Mini-Rod” tractor pull at Aylmer Fair on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 13. The “Motorized Mayhem” weekend at the fair was to resume later that afternoon with the biggest attraction each…

“3 on 3” basketball in Aylmer

July 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

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…

9 and Under ball practice at Steen Park

July 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

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)

Aylmer Minor Ball back in action

June 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

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)…

Over 120 youngsters enter catfish derby

June 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

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)

Beautiful day for EdisonFest

June 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

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…

Putting the shot at ICS track and field day

May 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

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)

EESS girls, boys make Southeast soccer finals-updated

May 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Both East Elgin Secondary School boys and girls soccer team won Thames Valley Southeast “AA” semifinals in Tillsonburg on Thursday morning, May 19, to advance to finals on Friday, May 20. While some details are still lacking, the girls are to play at Dorchester’s “Field of Dreams Park” at 11 a.m., and the boys at…