SPORTS

Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

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)

Tighter COVID restrictions on indoor sports

October 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Southwestern Public Health on Wednesday, Oct. 6, issued letters of instruction requiring COVID-19 “passports” showing proof of vaccination will be needed for anyone 12 or older for admission to all indoor public and private sports facilities as of Oct. 31 . Previously, anyone 12 through 17 had been exempt from having to produce passports at indoor sports facilities.…

Spectators okay at outdoor EESS sports

October 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Spectators will be allowed to attend outdoor sports events involving East Elgin Secondary School as the fall season unfolds, Athletics Director Matt Ninness says. East Elgin would have teams for field hockey, junior football, golf, junior and senior girls basketball, senior boys volleyball and cross-country, he continued. Not enough players could be found for junior…

Aylmer Under-11 Rep team wins exhibition match

October 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Ben Deleebeeck of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 11 Rep team stickhandled the puck down the ice during an exhibition game against St. Thomas at East Elgin Community Complex on Friday night, Oct. 1. Aylmer took the win.  (AE/Rob Perry)

BAD U15 BB team opens season at Complex

September 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Paige Poland of host BAD (Belmont-Aylmer-Dorchester) Girls Under 15 BB hockey team kept the puck away from a Woodstock player during a season-opening game at East Elgin Community Complex on Friday night, Sept. 24. Woodstock won the game 2-0. (AE/Rob Perry)

Sunset in Port Bruce

September 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

The sunset coloured the horizon as two to three foot waves crashed onto the beach at Port Bruce at sunset on Saturday night, Sept. 25. (AE/Rob Perry)

Quilt show at Aylmer library

September 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

The shelves at Aylmer library are festooned with 62 colourful and intricate quilts, made by local artisans, for an annual three-day show that opened on Thursday, Sept. 23, and continues through Saturday, Sept. 25. (AE/Rob Perry)