SPORTS

Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

A perfect regular season for EESS boys

May 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Hayden Kebbel of host East Elgin Secondary School fired a shot toward the St. Joseph’s Catholic High School net during the final game of the Thames Valley Southeast regular season for the South conference on Monday, May 16. EESS took a narrow 1-0 victory, ending the season with a perfect record of five wins and…

Throwing to victory

May 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Aubrey Smith tossed a ball far enough the win the Grade 5 girls ball throw during a track and field meet held under a warm sun at Springfield Public School on Friday, May 13. More pictures in the May 18 Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

A dusty run for first place

May 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Owen Bacon ran to first place in the 400-metre final for Grade 8 boys during a track and field meet at New Sarum Public School on Thursday, May 12, including on this gravel section of driveway behind the school. Look for more pictures in the May 18 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

EESS girls blank WESS 4-0

May 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sarah Simpson of host East Elgin Secondary School squeezed between two West Elgin Secondary School players as she tried to get to the ball during a Thames Valley Southeast girls soccer game on Thursday, May 12. EESS was victorious 4-0, improving its record for the regular season to three wins and one loss. The East…

Track and field day at Davenport

May 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Grade 6 pupil Shelby Smout leaped over the girls long jump pit during a track and field meet at Davenport Public School in Aylmer on Tuesday, May 10. About 300 pupils from grades 4 through 8 participated. More pictures in the May 18 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)  

EESS soccer girls blank Glencoe 4-0

May 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jamie Stahlbaum of host East Elgin Secondary School, with a Glencoe player  EESS teammate Mya Farr nearby, fired a shot toward the Glencoe District High School net during a Thames Valley Southeast girls soccer game at 1Password Park in St. Thomas on Wednesday, May 4. East Elgin took the win, 4-0. Look for more pictures…

Shriners return with wings night, elimination draw

May 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Cooks Bob Cresswell, left, and Steve Hume watched as Aylmer Shrine Club President Mike Kelley fried chicken wings to serve at a dinner and elimination draw put on by Shriners at Columbus Club in Aylmer on Friday night, April 29. The stag event was attended by about 200 men, and raised an estimated $5,000 for…

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…