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by Garrett Fodor Heading into this past week, the Essex 73’s were coming off two straight wins over the Mooretown Flags, including a 3-0 win in game two. Game three took place on Tuesday in Essex. Similar to their games in the week prior, the Flags were doing a good job at suppressing shots from […]

by Fred Groves The Essex Ravens will take a big lead down the highway Friday night as they head to Glanbrook. In the six-point quarter-final Ontario Minor Hockey Association series, the Ravens are in control in the Peewee Major ‘A’ series. Sunday afternoon, goalie Cavan McCabe was superb between the pipes, posting the shutout as the hosts […]

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by Fred Groves Essex District High School grad Kelsey Balkwill, who runs and coaches with the Border City Athletics, is ranked fifth in Canada in the 400 metres. Her best time is listed as 54.41. Another former Red Raider, Tyler Bellaire, is ranked 14th in the 60 metre dash with a time of 6.91 • It […]

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by Fred Groves The aspirations were as big as the smiles on Saturday morning at the Essex Centre Sports Complex. Essex Minor Hockey Association presented ‘Second Shift,’ a program Canadian Tire and Bauer Hockey jointly sponsored to introduce young players to Canada’s favourite past time. Prior to Christmas, EMHA had 46 players, aged 6 to […]

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by Garrett Fodor On Tuesday, January 31, the Essex 73’s concluded their regular season with a 7-1 win over the Wheatley Shark. Leading the way for Essex was Eric Shaw who had a hat trick and added an assist. Tyler Ryan was in net for the playoff tune-up as he turned aside 19 of the […]

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submitted to EFP Following three weeks off, due to a first round bye, the Ravens opened their playdowns against Erie North Shore on February 4th.  Having played Erie several times this season the Ravens knew they would be facing a fast and physical team. Both teams battled hard in the scoreless first period.  In the […]

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submitted to EFP Last weekend, the Essex Thunder House hockey league teams participated in the annual London Devilettes Hockey Tournament. 186 teams, from all over, participate in the weekend tournament.  The Essex players did extremely well in the tournament with four of the six teams advancing to the semifinals. But, only the Atom Orange team […]

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submitted to EFP On January 30, the Maidstone K of C, Council 9226, hosted its annual basketball free throw competition at St. Mary’s school for youth aged 9 to 13. Each student was given 15 free throws and the number of successful baskets were recorded. The individual in their age group and gender who made […]

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by Fred Groves At the Canadian Powerlifting Union Championships held in Guelph last month, Luke Tremblay won the gold medal. The local 20-year old bench pressed 403 pounds, which is a national record. He also deadlifted 683 pounds and squatted 583 pounds. He now heads to the national championships in March. •  Essex District High […]

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    submitted to EFP Last week, once again, basketball athletes of local elementary schools made their way to Essex District High School to participate in the annual Red Raider Rebound Basketball Tournament. This was the 28th consecutive year for the popular tournament, and once again local schools battled it out for bragging rights for another […]

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