Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Getting ready for football

September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ball carrier Jaden Vansevenant, left, received some helpful blocking from teammate Tyson Wentzel during a practice for EESS’s senior football team at Saxonia Hall on Thursday, Sept. 6. East Elgin’s Junior and Senior football teams will play exhibition home games at home against Tillsonburg Glendale under the lights on Friday night, Sept. 14, starting at 6…

Large turnout for 3 Port Tour

August 18, 2018 | 1 Comment

Two participants pedalled hard up a hill on Rush Creek Line in the annual 3 Port Tour bicycle ride from Aylmer to Port Burwell, Port Bruce (the north edge at least) and Port Stanley and back on Saturday, Aug. 18. Weather for the event was mostly sunny, but also sticky with humidity. Over 400 took…

Last home meet of season at Aylmer Pool

August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eric Buro of host Aylmer Pool swim team competed in the 8 and Under boys butterfly race during a meet against Strathroy on Wednesday night, Aug. 8. Aylmer won the meet.

Springfield U14 girls blank Stratford 10-0

August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Char Wharram of Springfield Brewers Under 14 Girls team got safely to second just ahead of a throw to the baseman during a softball game against Stratford at Malahide Community Place, Thursday, Aug. 2. Springfield won handily, 10-0.

Big crowd for Paws-itively Elgin at Springwater

July 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Luna, a Labrador celebrating its fifth birthday, chased a disk thrown by Shannon Murphy of Uxbridge into the water of Springwater Pond in a “Dock Dogs” demonstration that was part of Paws-itively Elgin on Saturday, July 28. Over 50 vendors were on hand for the day-long show for dogs and their owners, along with a…

Under 13 soccer action

July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Austin Reddekopp of No Frills Under 13 house league soccer team kept the ball away from W.J. Roofing attackers during an East Elgin Soccer game at Columbus Park in Malahide, Thursday night, July 19. Despite the best efforts of No Frills players, W.J. Roofing won the game 9-6.

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…