Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Sr. Eagles win first home game

September 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Selicia Wall of host East Elgin Secondary School turned with the ball, which she’d recovered after a West Elgin Secondary School fumble, during Senior girls basketball on Thursday, Sept. 18. EESS handily won its home-opener. (AE/Rob Perry)

Spitfires shot down in home opener

September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Conner Lacey of Aylmer Spitfires Junior hockey team looked for a teammate to pass to on the powerplay while Blake Griffiths of Mount Brydges sat out a penalty during Aylmer’s home-opener for the regular season at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday, Sept. 14. Mount Brydges took the win 5-1. (AE/Rob Perry)

Searching for a scent

September 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Gertrude, a year-and-a-half old English springer spaniel, searched for a scent among a series of identical cardboard boxes under the eye of owner Barry Israel of London at Aylmer Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Elgin Dog Sports chapter of the international United Kennel Club held a weekend competition for dogs trained for “nose work”…

Spitfires best Norwich in pre-season exhibition

September 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Matt Bond of host Aylmer Spitfires Junior C hockey team flipped the puck by a Norwich Merchants defender during a pre-season exhibition game at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday night, Aug. 31. Aylmer won the game 7-4, and will play its regular season home-opener against Mount Brydges on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:15 p.m.…

East Elgin Youth Soccer – Team Lists and First Week Schedule

May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

TEAM LISTS Team lists for East Elgin House League Soccer are linked to PDF Documents below, sorted by age division. Under 5: Soccer Lists – U5 Under 7: Soccer Lists – U7 Under 9: Soccer Lists – U9 Under 11: Soccer Lists – U11 Under 13: Soccer Lists – U13 Under 15: Soccer Lists – U15 Under 18: Soccer Lists – U18…

Provincial bicycle race returns to OPC Sunday, May 5

May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Robert Pearson The Ontario Police College Criterium bicycle race is returning to Aylmer as part of the 2019 Ontario Cup series on Sunday, May 5. “We will be returning to Springbank Park in London next year and we are very thankful to OPC,” said Race Director Amy White of London Centennial Wheelers (LCW). “It…

High school soccer begins

April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

EESS boys and girls soccer teams play season-opening games at City Wide Sports Park in London on Monday, April 15.   East Elgin Secondary School defender Linda Nagelhout tried to get the ball out of her team’s end during a the game against Parkside Collegiate Institute. PCI came out on top 4-0 in the chilly…

Atoms scramble for the puck

March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Liam Prouse, middle left, and Aylmer Minor Hockey teammate Braden Sleegers vied with two South Huron players for possession of the puck during an Atom game at AMHA’s annual AE (alternate entry) three-day tournament at East Elgin Community Complex, Saturday. March 2. South Huron took the win in the hard-fought game, 6-4. (AE/Rob Perry) See…

Eagles edged in a shootout

January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School boys hockey team captain and left winger Correy Mantel, right, fought for the puck with an Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute opponent during the last regular season game of the season at East Elgin Community Complex on Monday afternoon, Jan. 14. The game ended as a 2-2 tie in regulation and Ingersoll…

Rehearsing for EESS dance recital

January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Edie Wiebe, left, Rylee Siwek, Emily Perrin and Emily Suffel danced in jazz style to “Dear Future Husband,” choreographed by Ms. Siwek and Bridget Taylor, as they rehearsed Monday, Jan. 14, for “Be The Change,” East Elgin Secondary School’s annual dance recital, open to the public on Wednesday night, Jan. 16, and Thursday night, Jan.…

Aiming to win

January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

East Elgin Secondary School girls curling skip Caitlyn Evely, left, provided a target in discussion with vice Anna Harms during a match against Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute at the Aylmer Curling Club on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The EESS girls won 8-5. The East Elgin boys curling rink had an easy time against Ingersoll and sailed…

Spitfires win two straight

January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Aylmer Jr. C Spitfires captain Connor Lacey, right, battled for the puck against a North Middlesex (Parkhill) Stars player after a defensive zone faceoff during a Provincial Junior Hockey League game at East Elgin Community Complex on Saturday evening, Jan. 5. Aylmer scored twice early in the first period and held on for a tight…