SPORTS

Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

EESS Senior Girls win Oxford-Elgin championship

November 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jamie Stahlbaum of host East Elgin Secondary School’s Senior Girls basketball team shot for the Woodstock Collegiate Institute net during the Oxford-Elgin (or as it’s now called Thames Valley Regional Southeast) championship final on Thursday, Nov. 24. The game started out slowly, with the two teams tied at 4 at the end of the first…

Belmont wins 7-3 in Under 18 Local League game against Aylmer

November 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Noah Craft Previtt of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 18 Local League team rushed the puck to the Belmont end of the ice during a game at East Elgin Community Complex on Sunday, Nov. 21. Belmont won the game 7-3, and is so far undefeated this season with six victories. (AE/Rob Perry)

CASS takes EESS for Oxford-Elgin championship

November 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School Junior football quarterback Rhyan Hewbank sought to rush the ball up the field with blocking from teammates Simon Hunt, left, and Brent Barker, right, during the Thames Valley District Oxford-Elgin championship game against Woodstock’s College Avenue Secondary School in St. Thomas on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 17. East Elgin scored a pair…

Elgin Imperials bested 5-2 by Sarnia

November 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Travis Topping, in yellow, of host Elgin Imperials sledge-hockey team vied for the puck against a Sarnia player during a game at East Elgin Community Complex on Sunday morning, Nov. 14. This was the EECC debut for the local team, which draws players from Elgin and St. Thomas. Sarnia took the win 5-2, with both…

EESS downs CASS to win Oxford-Elgin semifinal

November 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Gavin Russell of host East Elgin Secondary School crossed the Ingersoll District Collegiate goal line to score the first high-school touchdown of his career during an Oxford-Elgin conference semifinal on Thursday, Nov. 11. EESS won the game 35-0 to advance to a final against Woodstock College Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 2:15 p.m., with…

“Old Love” tumultuous in new Periscope production

October 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Karen Bechard, left, as first girlfriend Sandra is a painful memory for Rob Faust as Bud as they rehearsed the comedy “Old Love” Sunday, Oct. 31, at Periscope Playhouse in Port Burwell. They’ve been rehearsing the Norm Foster play since February 2020, and after a long delay caused by COVID-19 restrictions, they’ll open for indoor…

Romping on inflatables at free fall festival in Aylmer

October 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Children enjoyed inflatable amusements set up inside People’s Full Gospel Church on Talbot Street East in Aylmer on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 30. The church was host to a community fall festival, as well as offering free hot dogs, hamburgers, desserts, popcorn and cotton candy to anyone attending. The event continues until 4 p.m. Saturday. (AE/Rob…

EESS Juniors best Strathroy 6-0-correction

October 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Kaden DeBoer of host East Elgin Secondary School brought down a Strathroy District Collegiate Institute rusher on his own one-yard line during a Junior football game in Aylmer on Friday, Oct. 22. EESS won that game 6-0, and a previous game against Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute 8-0. East Elgin’s next home game is Thursday, Oct.…

League bowling back at Cy’s

October 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

League bowling has returned to Cy Kelly Lanes in Aylmer, including Youth Bowling Conference games on Saturday mornings, seen here on Oct. 23, and adult leagues on weeknights. About 15 players are registered for YBC so far, with more welcome to join at any time. The same applies to adult leagues. (AE/Rob Perry)

Vying for the puck in Under 13 Local League game

October 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Weston Underhill, left, of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 13 Local League team and Aiden Rutkauskas of visiting Port Stanley rushed to be first to the puck during a game at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 16. Port Stanley took the win. (AE/Rob Perry)

Rushing down the ice

October 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Mason Mathews, No. 11 of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 13 Rep team, backed by teammates Ashton Curtis, left, and Nolan Shackelton, raced down the ice toward the Port Stanley net during an exhibition game at East Elgin Community Complex on Friday night, Sept. 8. Port Stanley took the win. (AE/Rob Perry)

BAD Under 15 BB team blanks London 2-0

October 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

Clara Arthur, left, of host BAD (Belmont-Aylmer-Dorchester) Girls Under 15 BB hockey team knocked the puck out of the possession of a London Devilettes player during an exhibition game at East Elgin Community Complex on Friday night, Oct. 8. The home team took the victory 2-0. (AE/Rob Perry)