SPORTS

Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

EESS girls basketball semis in Woodstock Nov. 7

November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School’s Junior and Senior girls basketball team will each take on host College Avenue Secondary School in Woodstock in Thames Valley Regional Southeast semifinals on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The EESS Seniors will take on CASS, ranked number one in the East after regular season, at 1 p.m. The East Elgin Juniors will…

EESS Senior girls up-end CECI 36-13 in quarter-final

November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tori Kuhn of East Elgin Secondary School took a shot at the host Central Elgin Collegiate Institute net during Thames Valley Regional Southeast quarterfinal on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 2. EESS had finished the regular season in third in South, behind CECI, but managed a 36-13 win to advance to semifinals to be played at College…

EESS Junior girls tops in South

November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Skye Martineau of host East Elgin Secondary School drove for the Parkside Collegiate Institute net during the final game of the regular season for both teams on Tuesday, Oct. 31. EESS won 30-25 for the win and to clinch first place in Thames Valley Regional South. Playoffs start this week, but EESS has a bye…

Juniors, seeking perfection, take on Beal

October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quarterback Aidan Haldenby of host East Elgin Secondary School threw a pass during a Junior boys football game against London Beal on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 26. EESS, in its last game of the regular season, was hoping to fill out its perfect record so far of five wins and no losses. East Elgin achieved that with…

Sprinting for the touchdown

October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rob Redecop of host East Elgin Secondary School sprinted across the goal line for a touchdown during a Senior football game against London Beal on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 26. EESS won the game, its last of the regular season, 35-0.

Let there be light–at EESS

October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A dim gym at East Elgin Secondary School was considerably brighter than expected during a Junior girls basketball game on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 19. Thames Valley District School Board workers, who weren’t expected to replace the many burned-out lights in the gym until next week, arrived early to do the job on Thursday. As shown…

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kayla Voros of host East Elgin Secondary School tried to find a way past a Woodstock College Avenue defender during a Junior girls basketball game on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Tied 22-22 midway through the third quarter, EESS built up what seemed a comfortable lead, but WCI came back in the end to win 35-34.

EESS not so bright

October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School athletes have been playing in increasingly dim conditions in one half of their main gymnasium since September. At this Senior girls basketball game on Tuesday, Oct. 17, where EESS hosted and defeated Woodstock College Avenue 47-16, 22 out of 54 light fixtures in this half of the gym were burned out.…

Arrow on the back stroke

October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Optimist Arrows swimmer Sarah Varley competed in a girls age 8-9 25 yard back stroke heat during a SEAL (St. Clair-Erie Aquatic League) meet hosted by her team at the Ontario Police College pool northeast of town on Sunday, Oct. 15. The Arrows competed against swim teams from Blenheim, Sarnia, Chatham, Leamington and two…

Sailors sink Spitfires 6-3

October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Port Stanley Sailors forward Tyler Foslett, left (#9), couldn’t quite get a handle on the puck with a gaping net in front of him during first period action versus the Aylmer Spitfires in their Provincial Junior Hockey League game at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday night, Oct. 14. Watching almost helplessly were Spitfires starting…

EESS Seniors down Woodstock CI 41-14

October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ali Van Gorp of host East Elgin Secondary School collided with a Woodstock Collegiate Institute defender during a Senior girls basketball game on Tuesday, Oct. 10. EESS handily defeated WCI 41-14.

EESS takes Voaden 3-2 in volleyball match

October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cody Bergen of host East Elgin Secondary School volleyed the ball during a Junior boys game against Arthur Voaden Secondary School on Thursday, Oct. 5. EESS won the match three games to two.