SPORTS

Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Junior boys basketball at Straffordville

April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Zachary Copeland of South Dorchester Public School got tangled up with a Davenport Public School defender during a Junior Boys basketball game, Tuesday, April 8. SDPS also took on host Straffordville in a game. The elementary school league is aimed at developing skills and encouraging youths to have fun playing sports.

Tammy’s Dance recital

April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amanda Helka joined fellow 15 to 18 year old students dancing to “You Got Me Good” in a jazz number at the annual Tammy’s Dance Studio recital at Immanuel Christian School, Saturday, April 5. The event showcased the work of 92 students from 2 to 25 years old.

Aylmer hosts championship archery event

April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Golden Feather Archery Club member Jerry Borm aimed for one of the targets at the Canadian National Pop N’ Jay Championship tournament at the Columbus Club in Aylmer on Saturday, April 5. A total of 22 six member men’s and women’s teams from throughout southwestern Ontario participated in the event which was preceded by…

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…