Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

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.

Getting dodgy during Unplug and Play

May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Elise Noble, 9, prepares to throw a ball towards a member of the opposing team during a dodgeball session at Immanuel Christian School on Thursday evening, May 3, one of several events held during Unplug and Play week in Aylmer and East Elgin from Monday, April 30 to Monday, May 7. Participating sites throughout the week…

Wizard of Oz on stage at Straffordville PS

May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dorothy, left, played by Rylee Parliament listens as Brianna Pilkey as The Cowardly Lion sings “If I Only Had the Nerve” during a dress rehearsal for the Wizard of Oz at Straffordville Public School on Tuesday, May 1. Performances for the public are being held Wednesday and Thursday night, Man 2 and 3. About 45…

Unplugged and playing at EESS

May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jerome Banman, left, challenged Allison Brooks and Joe Drenth to reach as far as he could while the trio of students were playing pick-up basketball at East Elgin Secondary School in Aylmer during the Drop-in Sports Spectacular on Monday evening, April 30, one of several events being held during Unplug and Play week in Aylmer…

Recital marks 35th year of Tammy’s Dance Studio

April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amy Huber, left, Emily Suffel, Hayley deBlieck and Rachel Shea, part of a teens 14-15 class, performed a lyrical dance to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during a spring recital for Tammy’s Dance Studio of Aylmer at Immanuel Christian School, Saturday, April 14. This year is the 35th anniversary of the founding of the studio by Tammy…

Stretching for the ball

April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brooke Preszcator, left, of visiting Port Burwell Public School reached for a runaway ball and managed to corral it before it went out of bounds, as Taylor Pettit of host New Sarum Public School sought to block her from taking a shot, during a Junior girls basketball game on Wednesday, April 4. New Sarum won…

Warming up for badminton

April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Corbyn Pippo-Murphy of host East Elgin Secondary School practised his doubles shots during a preseason exhibition match against Parkside Collegiate Institute, Arthur Voaden Secondary School and Central Elgin Collegiate Institute rivals on Thursday, April 5. This year 44 EESS students are competing in the sport.