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Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

BAD Bantam HL blaze by Lady Flags

February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

BAD (Belmont-Aylmer-Dorchester) Girls Bantam HL (House League) forward Courtney Gostis (#11), middle, battled for the puck with a Mooretown Lady Flags player during a hockey game played at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17. Ms. Gostis’s teammate Brianna Rand looked on at left. The host Blazers won 4-1. (AE/Craig Bradford)

Celebrating the snipe

February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cole Laur of the Aylmer Flames Senior IP (Initiation) Blue hockey team celebrated scoring a goal on Mount Brydges during a game at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday morning, Feb. 17. Scores are not kept in Sr. IP. The players are six years old and all games are played on half of the arena…

Eagles felled by WCI in girls hockey

February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bailey Nutley of host East Elgin Secondary School flicked the puck away from a Woodstock Collegiate Institute player during a girls hockey game at East Elgin Community Complex Thursday, Feb. 8. WCI ended up taking home a 7-1 win.

Eagles edged in boys hockey

February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School forward Mac Van Os battled for the puck with a St. Thomas Parkside Collegiate Institute opponent during a faceoff in EESS’s defensive zone during a quarter final game of the South East Varsity Boys Hockey playoffs on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 7 at East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer. East Elgin goalie…

Spitfires limp into playoffs

February 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Jr. C Spitfires forward Dustin Dunlop, middle, tried to screen Lucan Irish goaltender Kyle Morning during the last regular season game of the hockey season at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday night, Feb. 3. The home squad Spitfires lost 7-5 to end with a 11 win, 28 loss and one overtime loss record…

Dozens come out for free throw competition

February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Left photo: Teagan Walker of McGregor Public School finished second in the girls age 9 division of the Aylmer Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship held at Assumption Catholic Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Right photo: Drew McKillen of Assumption placed third in the boys age 9 division. The Davenport Public School/McGregor PS team…

Davenport drops Straffordville in girls b-ball action

January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sadie Shelly, left, of the Straffordville Public School Intermediate girls basketball team got ready to take a jump shot while Davenport Public School’s Johannah Walker went for the block during a game at Davenport on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 24. Davenport won 25-21 to notch their first win of the season after losing two games. Straffordville…

EESS dance recital Wednesday, Thursday nights

January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dancers performed in a jazz fusion number during a dress rehearsal for East Elgin Secondary School’s annual dance recital this Wednesday and Thursday nights (Jan. 17 & 18). Tickets available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. each night. (Photo:  AE/Rob Perry)

Keep sweeping!

January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Skip Gary Shackelton, middle, followed the stone he just delivered behind sweepers lead Mark McNeil and second Jay Shackelton during a first draw match of the annual Springfield Timber Mart Men’s Bonspiel at the Aylmer Curling Club on Saturday morning, Jan. 6. The Shackelton family team lost 7-5 to skip Jeff Vannoord’s rink in that…

Spitfires outgun Bulldogs

January 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Jr. C Spitfires goalie Kodie OudeVoshaar made one of his 33 saves while defenceman Tanner Rickwood was about to clear the puck from the crease during first period action of a Provincial Junior Hockey League West Yeck Division game versus the Mount Brydges Bulldogs at East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer on Saturday night,…

Eagles take on 86ers

December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lydia Gavey of host East Elgin Eagles Youth Basketball team rushed the London 86ers net during a Major Bantam club basketball game at East Elgin Secondary School on Friday night, Dec. 15. London ended up on top of the scoreboard at the end of the match.

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…