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Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

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…

Winter Olympics at McGregor

March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Senior Kindergarten pupil Riley Knelsen pulled herself along the top of a bench during one of the events of the Winter Olympics held at McGregor Public School in Aylmer on Thursday, March 6. Seen in behind Riley waiting their turns were Lily Kueppers, left, Carly Penner, Lucas Wall and Carter Klassen. Most of the teachers…

Belmont Novices up 2-1 in series

March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Holden Clark, left, celebrated scoring the first goal of the game with Belmont Minor Hockey Novice Rep teammate Noah VandenBrink during an OMHA playoff game against North Middlesex Junior Stars at the Belmont arena, Wednesday, March 5. Belmont went on to win 5-3 and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. Belmont will play…

EESS boys lose WOSSAA hockey to CCH

March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Matt Berkelmans of host East Elgin Secondary School rushed the puck toward the London Catholic Central High net during the WOSSAA “AAA” final at East Elgin Community Complex, Monday, March 3. CCH shut out EESS 3-0.

EESS wins Southeast in boys hockey shoot-out

February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Matt Berkelmans of host East Elgin Secondary School manoeuvred around a Tillsonburg player during the Thames Valley Southeast boys hockey final at East Elgin Community Complex, Thursday, Feb. 27. Tillsonburg had a 1-0 lead when, with one minute remaining in the game, EESS’s Derek Folkard scored to force overtime. The teams went to a shoot-out,…

Aylmer Skating Carnival at Complex March 5

February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Skating Club soloist Jensen Newell practiced her routine on Wednesday, Feb. 26 during the dress rehearsal for the 62nd annual Carnival scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, 6 p.m., at East Elgin Community Complex. The Carnival’s theme was Skating in the Country and was to feature club members, synchronized skating and guest appearances. Organizers asked…

EESS girls knocked out in squeaker

February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chelsez Zavitz of East Elgin Secondary School’s girls hockey team flipped the puck across the rink during a Thames Valley Southeast semifinal against Lord Dorchester Secondary School at East Elgin Community Complex, Tuesday, Feb. 25. EESS led 2-0 going into the second period, but Dorchester scored three unanswered goals for the win.

EESS boys advance to Southeast hockey final

February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Garrett Hickey, left, Braydon Underhill, Derek Folkard and Riley Harbour celebrated Folkard scoring host East Elgin Secondary School’s third goal during a Thames Valley Southeast semifinal against Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute at East Elgin Community Complex, Tuesday, Feb. 25. East Elgin won 5-0 and will play Tillsonburg for the championship at EECC Thursday, Feb. 27,…

Senior Eagles lose to CCH at WOSSAA

February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Matt Goble of East Elgin Secondary School’s Senior boys basketball team drove by London Catholic Central High defenders during the WOSSAA “AAA” final at Clark Road Secondary School, Monday night. CCH took control early in the game and never gave it up, despite repeated efforts by East Elgin players, and Catholic Central ended up with…

Juniors fall in WOSSAA bid

February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tim Nanephosy of East Elgin Secondary School’s Junior boys basketball team shot for the Medway Secondary School hoop during the WOSSAA “AAA” championship final in London, Monday, Feb. 24. The Juniors got off to a slow start, dropping behind 17-39 by half-time. But they stormed back in the second half, narrowing the scoring gap to as…