Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Belmont defeats Belmont 6-1

July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

Hoof-pounding action in “rescue race”

July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

The throw to first

July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Second baseman Simon Neusteter of the Aylmer HWC Rookie Select Pirates baseball team threw the ball to first base for an out during a home game versus the Tillsonburg Otters at the Steen Park diamond on Wednesday evening, July 11. Aylmer lost 24-21 although Pirates coach Bill Sleegers said his team would have come back…

Swimming above her age

July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Harlee Vachon competed in an under 8 butterfly stroke heat at the latest Aylmer Alligators swim team meet at the town’s outdoor pool on Wednesday, evening, July 11 even though she is an under 6 swimmer. There aren’t usually enough butterfly competitors at that young age to have a full heat so Harlee swam up…

Fishing was fine at Lake Whittaker

July 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lori Satchell of St. Thomas, but originally of Aylmer, was among a group of 10 people, two adults and eight children, enjoying the excellent weather and fishing conditions at Lake Whittaker Conservation Area northeast of Lyons on Saturday morning, July 7 during the 30th annual Tall Tales Fishing Derby. The event was one of a…

Fishing derby at Springwater fun for all

July 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Breya Knibbe, 10, of London was taken fishing by her grandfather Woody Wodzinski of Aylmer to Springwater Conservation Area southwest of town so she could participate in the annual Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Derby on Saturday morning, July 7. The Springwater derby was one of three fishing events held in The Aylmer Express…

Crushing the ball

June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cornelius Klassen of East Elgin Secondary School swatted a hit during a Special Olympics ball tournament in St. Thomas Wednesday, June 6. EESS played three games that day, including this one against Woodstock’s College Avenue Secondary School.

Now that’s concentration

May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Grade 2 pupil Jarvis Loewen had his tongue out leading up to one of his attempts at the ball throw competition during Aylmer Immanuel Christian School’s annual Track and Field Day on Friday, May 25. The field events were held at Immanuel Christian while the track events were held at the adjacent Davenport Public School…

EESS teams in soccer finals

May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Both East Elgin Secondary School’s boys and girls teams will play in Thames Valley Southeast soccer finals at Athletic Park in St. Thomas Tuesday, May 29. The girls will take on Parkside Collegiate Institute at 3 p.m. and the boys Glendale Secondary School of Tillsonburg at 3:15 p.m. The girls defeated Central Elgin Collegiate Institute…

Fishing for the first time

May 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Liam Cliche, 5, of St. Thomas got some pointers from his mom Kelly during his first time fishing at Springwater Conservation Area southwest of Aylmer during the annual Tim Hortons Kids Trout Derby on Saturday morning, May 12. Fishing season in this region of Ontario started on April 28 and ends on Sept. 30. (AE/Craig…

Caught in the middle

May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Leo Centeno of host East Elgin Secondary School was crunched between two Central Elgin Collegiate Institute defenders during a boys soccer game on Thursday, May 10. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

Bike races at OPC

May 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Competitors sped along the course of the women’s 35.2-kilometre event during the first Ontario Police College Criterium Bicycle Races on Sunday, May 6. A total of 240 participated in children’s, men’s, women’s and masters’ events.

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