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Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

EESS girls sweep past CECI

December 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School lead Nina Wiebe, right, stopped sweeping a rock thrown by skip Caitlyn Evely (not pictured) while vice Alana McNicol called the line at left during a girls curling game versus Central Elgin Collegiate Institute of St. Thomas at the Aylmer Curling Club on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13. A Central Elgin player at…

EESS boys put up 10 spot over Central Elgin

December 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School vice Keegan Whale, left, and lead Connor Dawson swept a rock thrown by second Brandon Blakly during boys curling action against Central Elgin Collegiate Institute at the Aylmer Curling Club on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13. East Elgin won the game handily 10-3. The Eagles are undefeated so far this season with…

EESS hockey season opens with a 2-2 tie

December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mac Van Os of host East Elgin Secondary School lunged for a loose puck during a Thames Valley Southeast season-opening hockey game against Parkside Collegiate Institute at East Elgin Community Complex, Thursday, Nov. 30. The result was a 2-2 tie.

First Silver Stick tourney ever at EECC

November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Goalie Cole Huber of the Aylmer Minor Hockey Peewee Red team blocked a Thornton Tigers’ shot during a Silver Stick Regional Qualifier tournament at East Elgin Community Complex on Friday, November 17. The four-day tournament, which started Thursday night, is the first ever Silver Stick held here, and involves 32 teams in four age divisions.…

PCI takes EESS to school in football final

November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Adam DeKraker of host East Elgin Secondary School tumbled after a leaping catch of a pass during the Thames Valley Central Junior football final against Parkside Collegiate Institute on Tuesday, Nov. 16. EESS had enjoyed a perfect record all season, but PCI, which suffered its only regular season loss to East Elgin, got revenge with…

Junior football final at EESS Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School will host the Thames Valley Central Junior football championship this Thursday starting at 11:30 a.m., as the Eagles take on Parkside Collegiate Institute. The game had originally been slated for City Wide Sports Park in London, but EESS and PCI coaches agreed to have the final at East Elgin instead. East…

Spitfires on a roll

November 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Port Stanley Sailors forward Kyle Hopper, left, battled for the puck against Aylmer Spitfires defenceman Ryan Vandenbroek during a Provincial Junior Hockey League Jr. C game at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday night, Nov. 11. The host Spitfires held on for a 4-3 win with Port Stanley making it close by scoring the last…

EESS Senior girls, despite last-quarter rally, bested by PCI

November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Maya Allen of East Elgin Secondary School fired a shot at the Parkside Collegiate Institute hoop during a Thames Valley Southeast Senior girls basketball final at Huron Park Secondary School in Woodstock, Thursday, Nov. 9. EESS trailed 35-20 at the end of the third quarter, but rallied to close to within just three points in the…

Backwards volleyball at ICS

November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Megan Friesen of host Immanuel Christian School’s girls volleyball team in a reverse shot sent the ball back over the net on Wednesday, Nov. 8. ICS was playing St. Thomas Community Christian School in an exhibition match.

EESS Junior team earns spot in football final

November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School Junior quarterback Aidan Haldenby sought to avoid a herd of London South Collegiate Institute defenders during a Thames Valley Central football semifinal at City Wide Sports Park in London on Thursday, Nov. 9. South led 7-3 at the end of the first half, but EESS came back to win 10-7. East…

EESS Jr. volleyball team in Southeast semi Nov. 9

November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School’s Junior boys volleyball team will play Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute in a Thames Valley Regional Southeast semifinal at Parkside Collegiate Institute in St. Thomas on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. EESS was fifth in the South in regular season with a 3-8 record, while Ingersoll was undefeated in the East…

EESS Senior girls squeak by CASS to reach Southeast final, Juniors out–updated

November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School’s Senior girls basketball team bested host Woodstock College Avenue by one point to win a Thames Valley Southeast semifinal Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 7. The Seniors advance to a final to be played against Parkside Collegiate Institute at Huron Park Secondary School in Woodstock this Thursday, Nov. 9. EESS’s Junior girls, also…