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Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

BAD Midget A takes on Woodstock

February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Victoria Grunsell of BAD (Belmont-Aylmer-Dorchester) Girls Midget A hockey team passed the puck to teammates during a game against Woodstock at East Elgin Community Complex, Friday, Feb. 21. Woodstock came away on top 5-2.

EESS competes at WOSSAA swim meet

February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brittany Geling swam the butterfly leg in women’s 15 and over 200-metre medley relay for East Elgin Secondary School during WOSSAA competition at the Canada Games Aquatics Centre in London, Thursday, Feb. 20. She and teammates Fiona Murray, Amanda Helka and Caitlynn Smith finished in the middle of the 15-team pack.

EESS boys hockey wins Southeast semi

February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Derek Folkard of host East Elgin Secondary School’s boys hockey team rushed the puck down the ice during a Thames Valley Southeast semifinal game against Lord Dorchester Secondary School at East Elgin Community Complex, Thursday, Feb. 20. EESS won handily, 8-1.

Bak butterflies at WOSSAA

February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Katherine Bak of Aylmer, swimming for St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, swam the butterfly leg of the Open women’s 200-metre medley relay during WOSSAA competition at the Canada Games Aquatics Centre in London, Thursday, Feb. 20. Her teammates were Mackenzie Fast, Breanne Bonter and Olivia Frederick.

EESS Seniors win Southeast, off to WOSSAA

February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ryan Hiemstra of East Elgin Secondary School’s Senior boys basketball team passed to a teammate in a nail-biter of a game against host Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute on the way to a 51-44 win to clinch the Thames Valley Southeast championship Wednesday, Feb. 19. EESS will play for the WOSSAA AAA championship at Clark Road Secondary School Friday, Feb. 21,…

EESS Junior boys lose Southeast, but still on for WOSSAA

February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dalton Wall of East Elgin Secondary School, left, was guarded by a Tillsonburg player during the Thames Valley Southeast Junior boys basketball championship at Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute, Wednesday, Feb. 19. EESS lost 39-58, but still advances to the WOSSAA AAA final to be played at Clark Road Secondary School in London Friday, Feb. 21,…

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…