SPORTS

Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

East Elgin boys soccer team blanks Glencoe 4-0

April 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Reese Tyssen of East Elgin Secondary School fired the ball toward the Glencoe District High School net and scored at the opening game of the Thames Valley Southeast regular season at 1Password Park in St. Thomas, Monday, April 25. EESS took the win 7-0, with East Elgin goalies Evan Neusteter and Brendan Giesbrecht combining efforts…

About 300 players in AMHA’s “Spring 3on3”

April 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Brody Geerts of the Under 11 grey team juggled the puck as he skated around an orange player during a “Spring 3on3” game organized by Aylmer Minor Hockey at East Elgin Community Complex on Wednesday night, April 20. The recreational league emphasizes fast-paced action and having fun. About 300 players are registered this year, and…

Indoor training for coming ball season

April 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Noah Sleegers warmed up his throwing arm during indoor training for Aylmer Minor Ball’s Under 15 competitive league at the Elgin Innovation Centre on Thursday night, April 21. This is the first year the association has used the space for pre-season training. Outdoor games are expected to start in mid-May for competitive leagues and at…

Bright, sunny morning for Springfield Easter Egg Hunt

April 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

The sun came out and temperatures warmed just in time for an Easter Egg Hunt organized by Springfield’s Family Fun Day committee at Malahide Community Place on Saturday morning, April 16. Children, divided by age groups, scrambled across sections of lawn in the park around the community centre, trying to pick up as many eggs…

Dodgeball for Ukraine

April 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Liam Maynard, at the very start of a game, took a snapshot at an opposing player trying to grab a ball during a dodgeball tournament after classes at Davenport Public School in Aylmer on Wednesday, April 13. About 80 Grade 5 and 6 pupils participated in the event, raising $609 for the Canadian Red Cross…

U9 team takes silver at Rep Finale

April 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Luca Kapogianes, with the puck, of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 9 Rep team got squeezed by two Walkerton players during the championship game of the “Rep Finale” tournament at East Elgin Community Complex on Sunday, April 3. The Aylmer team placed second in its preliminary pool with two wins and a loss, then advanced…

Facing down Walkerton

April 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Goalie Oli Pede of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 9 Rep team made a save against a Walkerton player on a breakaway during the “Rep Finale” tournament at East Elgin Community Complex on Friday, April 1. Walkerton won this game 3-1, but Aylmer already had one victory from a 16-0 win over St. George on…

Aylmer U15s tie Dunnville 1-1

April 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Alastair Douglas of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 15 Rep team fired the puck past a Dunnville player during a “Rep Finale” tournament game at East Elgin Community Complex on Friday afternoon, April 1. The hardfought game ended in a 1-1 tie. The hometown team plays against Thorold Friday at 8:15 p.m. and against Oro…

Aylmer U13 team bests Muskoka 4-2

April 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Keegan Russell of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 13 Rep team lobbed a puck to a teammate during a “Ref Finale” tournament game, against Muskoka, held at East Elgin Community Complex Thursday, March 31. Aylmer, trailing 1-2 at the start of the third period, came back for a 4-2 victory. The tournament, for age divisions…

AMHA Under 9 Rep players win first game but lose second at tourney

March 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Keely Walcarius of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 9 Rep team rushed the puck down the ice in a game against Paris during a Southern Counties Championship Tournament at East Elgin Community Complex, Friday, March 25. Aylmer won that game 5-4, but was knocked out by a 2-1 loss to Tillsonburg on Saturday. (AE/Rob Perry)

East Lambton downs Aylmer U11 LL Red team 5-2

March 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jason Heidt of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 11 Local League Red team skated past a fallen East Lambton player during a playoff game at East Elgin Community Complex on Thursday night, March 24. East Lambton won the game 5-2. Aylmer will play the same team at EECC on Saturday, March 26, at 2:15 p.m.…

“Mini-game” for Junior curlers

March 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Janey Laur, 8, lined up a shot as she prepared to push her rock into the house during a “mini-game” for Junior curlers at Aylmer Curling Club on Sunday afternoon, March 20. The Junior program at the club instructs children from 5 through 16 yeas old in the fundamentals of the game. It’s now wrapped…