Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Junior Eagles best WCI in Junior volleyball

December 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sophie Nagelhout of host East Elgin Secondary School executed a reverse dig of the ball during a Junior volleyball match against West Elgin Secondary School on Tuesday, Dec. 6. EESS won its home-opening match three games to two. (AE/Rob Perry)

Eagles down WCI 7-2 in girls hockey

December 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Shelby Laidlaw of host East Elgin Secondary School’s girls hockey team squeezed through two Woodstock Collegiate Institute players on the way to the WCI net during EESS’s home opener at East Elgin Community Complex on Tuesday, Dec. 6. She scored twice to help East Elgin to a 7-2 victory. (AE/Rob Perry)

WOSSAA silver for Sr. Eagles

November 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Megan Small of East Elgin Secondary School took a shot at host Stratford St. Michael’s Catholic Secondary School’s hoop during the final game of WOSSAA “AA” championships on Thursday, Nov. 17. East Elgin had won two earlier games, but lost 40-29  to St. Michael’s. However, EESS will get another chance as it advances to all-Ontario…

A trio of titles for East Elgin Secondary School

November 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Three East Elgin Secondary School sports teams won championship titles on Thursday, Nov. 10, starting with the Senior girls basketball squad, which won the Thames Valley Regional AA championship, defeating Central Elgin Collegiate Institute 53-23 at EESS. The girls advance to a WOSSAA tournament in Stratford next week. The EESS Junior boys football team won…

EESS Sr. basketball Eagles soar, Juniors fall

November 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

Host East Elgin Secondary School’s Senior girls basketball team won a Thames Valley Southeast AA semifinal against Central Elgin Collegiate Institute 51-4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Seniors advance to the AA Southeast final at EESS against Woodstock College Avenue Secondary School on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. Meanwhile, East Elgin Juniors, again playing…

Aylmer U11 Red team blanks St. Thomas 5-0

November 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jared Renaud, front, of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 11 Red Local League team, backed by teammates Gavin Curtis, left, and Kale Vulsteyke, right, stretched to try to beat a St. Thomas player to the puck during a game at East Elgin Community Complex on Sunday, Nov. 6. Aylmer won handily, 5-0. (AE/Rob Perry)

Aylmer, St. Thomas U15LL teams fight to 4-4 tie

November 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Seth Toomer of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Under 15 Local League team outdistanced St. Thomas players as he rushed the puck down the ice during a game at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday, Nov. 15. The score seesawed back and forth, finally ending in a 4-4 tie. (AE/Rob Perry)

EESS Jr. volleyball team third with perfect record

November 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School’s Junior boys volleyball team has become the third from EESS to end its regular season with an unbeaten record. The team won six out of six games, its last a 3-1 victory over Central Elgin Collegiate Institute. Scores were 19-25 against East Elgin, and then 26-24, 25-17 and 26-24 for EESS…

EESS Juniors edged out 32-30 in final regular season game

October 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Meredith Wiebe of host East Elgin Secondary School made a blind pass to a teammate near the Woodstock College Avenue hoop during a Junior girls game on Thursday, Oct. 27. EESS was edged out 32-30 by College Avenue, and finished the regular season with a  record of four wins and two losses. East Elgin’s will play…

EESS Senior basketballers tally seventh straight win

October 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Jaimie Stahlbaum of host East Elgin Secondary School fought to get off a shot despite Woodstock College Avenue defenders during a game on Thursday, Oct. 27. EESS took the game 42-22 and ended a perfect regular season with seven wins and no losses. EESS will play at home in a Thames Valley Regional Southeast AA…

EESS Junior football wraps up perfect season

October 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Gavin Russell of host East Elgin Secondary School rushed the ball down the sidelines toward the Tillsonburg Glendale goal during a game under the lights on Thursday night, October 27.  East Elgin won the game 45-12 and concluded a perfect season with five wins and no losses. EESS during the season scored 182 points, and allowed…

Ghoulish clowns greet visitors to “Screamfield”

October 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Two disturbing clowns (portrayed by Quinn Weber, left, and Jara Weber of Richmond) greeted visitors to the opening night of the annual “Screamfield” Halloween haunting at Malahide Community Place in Springfield on Thursday, Oct. 27. The show continues nightly, starting at 7 p.m., through Sunday, Oct. 30, and is targeted to those 14 and older.…