SPORTS

Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

“3 on 3” basketball in Aylmer

July 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

A player looked for a teammate to pass to during a “3 on 3” basketball tournament on two improvised courts at the Canadian Tire store on John Street North in Aylmer on Saturday, July 16. The event, involving five teams, was a fundraiser for the Malahide Athletic Centre. Albert Loewen on behalf of organizers said…

9 and Under ball practice at Steen Park

July 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Coach Tom VanKasteren gave some batting tips to Senior Rookie (9 and Under) player Hannah Krahn during a practice session for teams at Steen Park in Aylmer on Wednesday night, June 29. Players and coaches are focusing on honing ball skills for now, and will play in games later this summer. (AE/Rob Perry)

Aylmer Minor Ball back in action

June 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Allen Manchuk, left, and Brady Tyler practised their sprinting as they participated in Saturday morning training for Aylmer Minor Ball T-ball players in Steen Park on June 11. Minor Ball has a total of 300 players registered for this year. Look for more pictures in the June 22 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)…

Over 120 youngsters enter catfish derby

June 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Youngsters 16 and under participating in the annual Aylmer Optimist Catfish Derby crowd around a holding tank full of big fish at the weigh-in station in Port Bruce on Sunday, June 12. The event involved 122 participants. A picture of the winners will be in the June 15 edition of the Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

Beautiful day for EdisonFest

June 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

A great horned owl comes in for a landing, lured by a meat snack, on a protective glove worn by James Cowan of the Canadian Raptor Conservancy situated near Vittoria. He was putting on an educational raptor show at the annual EdisonFest in Memorial Park in Vienna Saturday, June 4. Organizers said the cool, sunny…

Putting the shot at ICS track and field day

May 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Madyson Bakker placed third in the Grade 8 girls shot put event at Immanuel Christian School in Aylmer on Friday, May 27. Look for more pictures in the June 1 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

EESS girls, boys make Southeast soccer finals-updated

May 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Both East Elgin Secondary School boys and girls soccer team won Thames Valley Southeast “AA” semifinals in Tillsonburg on Thursday morning, May 19, to advance to finals on Friday, May 20. While some details are still lacking, the girls are to play at Dorchester’s “Field of Dreams Park” at 11 a.m., and the boys at…

A perfect regular season for EESS boys

May 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Hayden Kebbel of host East Elgin Secondary School fired a shot toward the St. Joseph’s Catholic High School net during the final game of the Thames Valley Southeast regular season for the South conference on Monday, May 16. EESS took a narrow 1-0 victory, ending the season with a perfect record of five wins and…

Throwing to victory

May 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Aubrey Smith tossed a ball far enough the win the Grade 5 girls ball throw during a track and field meet held under a warm sun at Springfield Public School on Friday, May 13. More pictures in the May 18 Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

A dusty run for first place

May 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Owen Bacon ran to first place in the 400-metre final for Grade 8 boys during a track and field meet at New Sarum Public School on Thursday, May 12, including on this gravel section of driveway behind the school. Look for more pictures in the May 18 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

EESS girls blank WESS 4-0

May 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sarah Simpson of host East Elgin Secondary School squeezed between two West Elgin Secondary School players as she tried to get to the ball during a Thames Valley Southeast girls soccer game on Thursday, May 12. EESS was victorious 4-0, improving its record for the regular season to three wins and one loss. The East…

Track and field day at Davenport

May 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Grade 6 pupil Shelby Smout leaped over the girls long jump pit during a track and field meet at Davenport Public School in Aylmer on Tuesday, May 10. About 300 pupils from grades 4 through 8 participated. More pictures in the May 18 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)