Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Speed skating wraps up season

April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nato Dube sped around a turn as the “On the Edge” speed skating program at East Elgin Community Complex wrapped up its season with races and awards, Thursday, April 3. This year 22 skaters signed up for the 12 weeks of lessons and races. This was the eighth year speed skating has been offered at…

Elementary wrestling in Aylmer

March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Davenport Public School Grade 7 pupil Brennen Siemens applied a half-nelson hold to an opponent during a wrestling meeting for five elementary schools at East Elgin Secondary School, Friday, March 28. The event was organized by London Western Wrestling Club in collaboration with Davenport and EESS.

Belmont Peewees win OMHA

March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Belmont Minor Hockey’s Peewee Rep team defeated host Mariposa 5-1 on Saturday, March 29, to win the Ontario Minor Hockey Association C championship for this season. Belmont lost the first away game of the playoff series, and tied the second before taking a pair of home games last weekend.

Belmont Peewees point away from OMHA title

March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Belmont Peewee Rep player Jack Beggs, front, watched the puck as it inched away from him while teammates Liam Bacon (hidden) and Sam Gredig, middle, looked on during the first period of game three of their Ontario Minor Hockey Association West “C” championship series versus Mariposa at Belmont Arena on Saturday, March 22. Belmont won…

Junior elementary girls open basketball season

March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Meghan Wright of Davenport Public School ran the ball down the court during the opening game of a Junior girls elementary basketball at Summers Corners Public School, Wednesday, March 19. The Elgin County league for Grades 4 through 6 will play for six weeks.

Belmont Novices win OMHA title

March 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Belmont Novice Rep team captured the Ontario Minor Hockey Association ‘C’ championship by doubling Hagersville 8-4 at Belmont Community Centre on Saturday, March 22. Belmont won the six point final series with three wins and a loss. The Rangers won game one in Hagersville 9-3 on March 15, edged their opponent 6-5 in Belmont…

Belmont Novices up 2-1 in OMHA finals

March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Belmont Minor Hockey’s Novice Rep team defeated host Hagersville 8-5 in Game 3 of their Ontario Minor Hockey Association West championship series Wednesday, March 19. That puts Belmont up two games to one in the five-game series. Belmont could clinch the title with a win at home Saturday, March 22, at 12 noon. Game 5 if…

Junior Basketball season opens

March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Joel VanGeffen of Springfield Public School prepared to shoot on the host Summers Corners Public School net during the opening game of the Junior Basketball program for Elgin County elementary schools, Tuesday, March 18. The six-week season is open to boys and in girls in Grades 4 through 6, and is aimed at developing skills and a…

Belmont Novices split first two in OMHA finals

March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Belmont Minor Hockey Atom players formed a guard of honour as their Novice Rep team skated onto the ice for Game 2 of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association West championship series against Hagersville, Sunday night, March 16. The night before, Belmont defeated host Hagersville 9-3. But in Belmont, the two teams fought a seesaw battle that…

Reptiles at Aylmer library

March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jennifer Singh, right, of Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo in Hamilton had four boys hold a boa constrictor during a March break presentation at Aylmer library, Tuesday, March 11. The event was attended by 60 children and adults.

Belmont Peewees advance to OMHA finals

March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Belmont Peewee Rep goalie Chase McGee dealt with a flurry of action in front of his net during the fifth game of an Ontario Minor Hockey Association semifinal series against Port Dover, Saturday, March 8. . Port Dover went up 2-0 in the first period, but Belmont narrowed that gap to one in the second…

Coffee House music at EESS

March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Matt Friensen performed a song of his own composition during a Coffee House talent showcase at East Elgin Secondary School, Wednesday, March 5. The words were originally part of a school assignment, which his English teacher urged him to put to music. EESS’s Music Council holds four Coffee Houses a year to raise money to…

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