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Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Davenport wrestling practising for spring season

February 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Izzy Broer, top, took fellow pupil Micaela Wiebe from a cross-face hold to a pin during a recent practice for the wrestling team at Davenport Public School in Aylmer. The team’s gearing up now for a spring competitive schedule.

EESS Junior boys best WCI 55-29

February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dalton Wall of East Elgin Secondary School guarded a Woodstock Collegiate Institute player during the Thames Valley Southeast Junior boys basketball semifinal in Woodstock, Thursday, Feb. 13. EESS won handily, 55-29, to advance to the final, against Tillsonburg at Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m.

EESS Senior boys edge Woodstock 54-51

February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Devin Catt of East Elgin Secondary School looked for a teammate to pass to during the Thames Valley Southeast Senior boys basketball semfinal against Woodstock Collegiate Institute in Woodstock, Thursday, Feb. 13. EESS led most of the game but WCI kept it close, especially toward the end. Catt sustained a shoulder injury in the fourth…

Spitfires eliminated by Dorchester

February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Centre Luke Bettencourt, right, of the Aylmer Jr. C Spitfires fought for possession of the puck with Dorchester’s Gus Ford after a faceoff in Aylmer’s defensive zone during game four of their Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League first round playoff series at East Elgin Community Complex on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Aylmer lost 4-3 and were eliminated…

Eagles at TVRAA swim meet

February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Victoria Snyder of East Elgin Secondary School swam in girls 15 and under 50-metre backstroke during Thames Valley Regional competition at the Canada Games Aquatics Centre in London, Wednesday, Feb. 12. She was also a member of a 200-metre freestyle relay team.

EESS boys win Southeast hockey quarterfinal

February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School celebrated their win at the end of Game 2 of a Thames Valley Southeast quarterfinal series at Timken Centre in St. Thomas, Wednesday, Feb. 12. EESS won Game 1 handily two days earlier, 5-1, but struggled in the second encounter with PCI. The two were tied 2-2, and appeared to be…

EESS Senior boys advance to Southeast semifinal

February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

James Smith of host East Elgin Secondary School shot for the hoop during a Thames Valley Southeast Senior boys quarterfinal against Arthur Voaden Secondary School on Tuesday, Feb. 11. EESS won 67-27, with Tyler Vandermeer leading scoring for East Elgin, and all 13 Eagles scoring at least a basket each. EESS will take on Woodstock…

Junior boys in Southeast semifinal

February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Quinn Donelan of host East Elgin Secondary School looked for a way by a Glencoe District High School defender during a Junior boys basketball Southeast quarterfinal, Tuesday, Feb. 11. EESS won handily to advance to semifinals. The Eagles will play Woodstock Collegiate Institute at College Avenue Secondary School in Woodstock, Thursday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m.

EESS Girls end hockey season with 8-1 record

February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Emily Folkard of East Elgin Secondary School’s Girls hockey team rushed the puck toward the Parkside Collegiate Institute net during their season-ending game Tuesday, Feb. 11, at East Elgin Community Complex. EESS won 5-3 to end the Thames Valley South regular season atop the division with a record of eight wins and one loss.

Midget LL2 lead Dorchester

February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Midget Local League 2 hockey player Nick Sikatori, left, tried to knock the puck away from a Dorchester player during game two of their A Pool first round playoff series at East Elgin Community Complex on Sunday, Feb. 9. The game ended in a 2-2 tie with Kris Goyette and Kyle Benner scoring for…

Arrows host winter swim meet

February 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Optimist Arrows team member Melena Siannas emerged out of the Ontario Police College indoor pool during the butterfly stroke leg of a 100 metre 10-11 girls individual medley heat on Sunday, Feb. 9 during the annual winter swim meet hosted by the Aylmer club. Over 140 swimmers from five swim clubs competed in the…

Spitfires down 3-0 versus Dorchester

February 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Jr. C Spitfires defenseman Adam Szwed, left, tried to slow down Dorchester’s Gus Ford during game two of their first round playoff series at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Spitfires lost 3-2. Aylmer lost game one of the series in Dorchester 5-1 the evening before and fell 5-2 in Dorchester on…

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