Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Crowned at Vienna’s Kidsfest

July 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Leeah Wiebe, 11, left, of Strffordville, Harley Coderre, 11, of Vienna, and Mikaela Ledoux, 12, of Straffordville tried out balloon crowns at a “Kidsfest” at the Vienna Lions Community Centre on Saturday, July 13. Attractions included free hots dogs, popcorn and ice cream, inflatable amusements and entertainment by Dan the Music Man. (AE/Rob Perry)

Meeting some reptiles at Springfield library

July 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

Sydney Janzen held an African fat-tailed gecko, one of several reptiles brought to a session of Springfield library’s Summer Reading Club by Southwest Pets of London on Thursday morning, July 11. The event was attended by 60 youngsters of all ages. (AE/Rob Perry)

Up to bat for 7 and Under ball

July 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

Tucker Thiessen of Kebbels Diamondbacks popped out a single during Aylmer Minor Ball Association play at Steen Park in Aylmer on Saturday morning, July 6. This year, AMBA has 323 registered players. (AE/Rob Perry)

Smoking up the sky at Truck and Tractor Pull

July 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

Adam Glover of Sparta sent diesel smoke billowing up from his transport tractor’s exhaust as he competed at the seventh annual Aylmer Truck and Tractor Pull on Friday night, June 28. His 1995 Freightliner pulled 305.51 feet, at a maximum speed of 21 miles per hour. Pulling continued into the early-morning hours of Saturday, but…

Bike versus police officer

June 26, 2024 | 0 Comments

Jack Desrosiers, 4, of Aylmer on his bicycle managed to stay ahead, but just, of Aylmer Police Constable Amanda Ross on foot in a race during a bicycle safety rodeo and “touch-a-truck” event at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday, June 22. Previous to this, Jack made repeated runs down a track, clocked by an…

Junior Eagles edge out IDCI 50-47

December 8, 2023 | 0 Comments

Joey Yaw of host East Elgin Secondary School’s Junior boys basketball team took at shot at the Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute hoop on Thursday, Dec. 7. EESS ended up on the winning end of the hotly-contested 50-47 score. (AE/Rob Perrry)

Senior Eagles down IDCI 51-31

December 8, 2023 | 0 Comments

Alan Wall of host East Elgin Secondary School’s Senior boys basketball team drove past Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute defenders during a game on Thursday, Dec. 7. EESS won 51-31. (AE/Rob Perry)

Seniors knocked out of all-Ontario tourney

November 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School’s Senior girls basketball team, after convincing victories in the first two games of an all-Ontario AA championship tournament in Guelph. was knocked out by a 50-25 loss to Arnprior District High School, from the Ottawa area, late Friday afternoon, Nov. 24. Coach Sean Beilhartz said EESS trailed Arnprior, the top-ranked team…

EESS Seniors win again

November 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School’s Senior girls basketball team, competing at all-Ontario AA championships in Guelph, defeated E.L. Crossley Secondary School of Fonthill 40-26 in their second game of the tournament on Friday morning, Nov. 24. EESS now advances to its next game, against Arnprior District High School of the Ottawa area, at Our Lady of…

Sr. Eagles win first all-Ontario game 42-23-update

November 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School’s Senior girls basketball team defeated Cardinal James McGuigan Catholic Secondary School 42-23 in the opening game of three days of all-Ontario “AA” championships in Guelph on Thursday, Nov. 23. Leading scorers for EESS were Brooke Preszcator and Lilly Allen with 12 each. EESS now advances to the next round on the…

WOSSAA gold for Sr. Eagles!

November 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School’s Senior girls basketball squad celebrated after winning the WOSSAA AA championship tournament at London South Collegiate Institute on Wednesday night, Nov. 15. The final was a rematch from the Thames Valley Southeast final, with EESS taking on Woodstock College Avenue Secondary School in a hard-fought and physically-rough game. East Elgin won…

Senior Eagles advance to basketball final Thursday, Nov. 9

November 8, 2023 | 0 Comments

Ellery Beilhartz of East Elgin Secondary School drove toward the St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School hoop during a Thames Valley Southeast semifinal on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in EESS’s newly-refurbished main gym. East Elgin won the game 51-34 and will host the Southeast final against Woodstock’s College Avenue Secondary School on Thursday, Nov. 9, starting at…