Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Sr. Eagles take a 23-8 victory over Glendale

September 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Host East Elgin Secondary School’s Senior football quarterback Gavin Russell tossed a pass during a game under the lights against Tillsonburg Glendale in on-and-off drizzle on Thursday night, Sept. 28. EESS led 7-2 at the half, but surged in the last two quarters for a 23-8 victory. (AE/Rob Perry)

Jr. Eagles shot down 29-6 by Glendale

September 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Christian Skinner of host East Elgin Secondary School took a hand-off from quarterback Matt Worrall during a Junior football game against Tillsonburg Glendale under the lights on Thursday night, Sept. 28. Glendale roughed up the Eagles, taking a 29-6 victory. (AE/Rob Perry)

Sr. Eagles school Rams 42-15

September 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

Brooke Preszcator of host East Elgin Secondary School kept a grip of the ball despite the efforts of a St. Joseph’s Catholic High School defender during a Senior girls basketball game in EESS’s old gym on Tuesday, Sept. 26. East, which won 42-15, was forced to host the game on a much smaller court because…

Jr. Eagles fall to St. Joe’s

September 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

Abby Knelsen of host East Elgin Secondary School set up a shot on the St. Joseph’s Catholic High School hoop during a Junior girls basketball game on Tuesday, Sept. 26. St. Joe’s took the win 40-20, with the game played in the much smaller old gym at EESS while the floor is being replaced in…

Spitfires drop home-opener 4-2 to Dorchester

September 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

Forward Theoron Morrison of the Aylmer Spitfires Junior hockey game stretched for but couldn’t quite reach a puck loose in Dorchester’s end in Aylmer’s season home-opener at East Elgin Community Complex on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 17. Dorchester took the win 4-2. (AE/Rob Perry)

One big tomato

September 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

Murray Alward of Vienna, who appeared in the pages of The Aylmer Express 2021 with a tomato weighing just over three pounds he grew in his backyard, has surpassed that with this 3.5-pound tomato he harvested Tuesday, Aug. 29. He’s a retired plant propagator, and the seeds that grew this tomato came from the 2021…

Juggler brings frenetic show to Aylmer library

August 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Comic and juggler Craig Douglas kept five balls in the air at once during a show for the Aylmer library’s Summer Reading Club in the opera house at Old Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 19. More pictures are in the Aug. 23 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

Craig the Science Guy finale for Springfield reading club

August 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

“Craig the Science Guy” Johnston used a Slinky as part of his educational show for the Springfield library’s Summer Reading Club at Malahide Community Place on Thursday, Aug. 7. The show was the final meeting of the club. More pictures in the Aug. 23 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

Foam Party at Springfield library

August 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

Young Summer Reading Club members from Springfield and Belmont cavorted in soap bubbles during a “Foam Party” that was part of Summer Reading Club events for the two branches, and which was held at Malahide Community Place in Springfield Thursday morning, July 27. A total of 58 braved threatening clouds to participate. Bumbling Bert’s Micro-Bubble…

Big crowd out for Pawsitively Elgin

July 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Pawsitively Elgin, a fundraiser for two local animal rescue services, attracted a big crowd to Springwater Conservation Area on Saturday, July 22. The event involved 120 vendors and a variety of special events and games. Here,  volunteer Jenn Mantel, left, painted the nails of Kelly Alexander’s dog, Chia, in a “VIP” tent for canines. Ms.…

Tagged out at second base

July 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Members of Aylmer Minor Ball’s two 15- and 18-and-under ball teams took to Optimist Park Thursday night, July 13, to practise their skills. Here, second baseman Landon Currie tags out runner Philip Peters. The two teams only have nine players each so, if some players don’t show up for a game, coaches work on skills…

A night at the Lawn Bowling Club

June 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Corrie Hooghiem rolled her bowl during a regular game night at Aylmer Lawn Bowling Club on Thursday, June 22. Games are played every Monday and Thursday starting about 6:45 p.m., and newcomers are always welcome to try the sport. (AE/Rob Perry)