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Sports Roundup – Williams wins again at Leamington Raceway

by Fred Groves Driver Mark Williams continues to win at the Leamington Raceway. He guided Mach of the Town to a win in the third race and took the wire with Apintofdelicious in the tenth. The horse harness racing driver also picked up a second and two third place finishes. • Liam Bergeron of Essex, […]

submitted to EFP The Rookie Yellow Jackets played two games in LaSalle this past week. In the first game Essex faced the very impressive, and provincially respected, “AAA” Titans Gold team. Essex faired much better in this game than the first time these teams met this season. LaSalle’s defence held strong, only allowing three runs, and Essex, […]

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by Fred Groves After six seasons at the helm of the Essex 73’s, Scott Miller has resigned as the junior hockey club’s General Manager. Miller led the team to six straight league championships, three trips to the provincial final, and one Ontario title in 2015. Assistant GM Steve Caldwell and Head Coach Cam Crowder will […]

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submitted to EFP Essex Energizers Skipping Team traveled to Novi, Michigan the last weekend of July to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics, with over 130 athletes competing in the Jump Rope events. AAU was established in 1967 and is known as the largest National Multi-Sport event in the USA, with over 20 different sports […]

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submitted to EFP Niagara Falls hosted an “AA” Rookie baseball tournament this past weekend.  The Essex Rookie Yellow Jacket team was in Niagara Falls last weekend to take part in an ‘AA’ Rookie baseball tournament. Although Essex is a classified “C” division team, it showed very,very well. Essex won two out of three games played, […]

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submitted to EFP Last weekend the Miller’s Source for Sports, Essex Bantam Travel team participated in the South West London “A” Summer Classic tournament. Over the three day tournament, July 28 – July 30, the team went undefeated. The Essex Bantam team beat teams from Stratford, Cambridge, Thorn Hill, Mississauga, and Beaver Valley. Congratulations to […]

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submitted to EFP Teams representing Kingsville, Tilbury, Essex, Leamington, Stoney Point, Wheatley, and Blenheim, competed in the Under 15 Division of the 2017 Colasanti Cup Soccer Tournament, held July 21-23. On Sunday, July 23, the Essex U15 team won the championship game to bring home the trophy. Over the three-day event, the Essex team shut-out […]

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by Fred Groves Essex District High School grad Cameron Branch will represent Canada on the men’s volleyball team when they head to Taiwan for the FISU Games from August 19-30. Branch, a powerful outside hitter, had 148 points, 73 digs, and 41 blocks for the Nipissing University Lakers last season. • Jessica MacPherson of Essex will […]

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by Fred Groves The Essex 73’s Most Valuable Person is retiring. Frank Matthys has been with the local Junior ‘C’ Hockey team since its conception in 1973, serving first as a goal judge and then as the Equipment Manager. Known as Mr. 73’s, the 91-year old has helped the team win numerous league and provincial […]

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  by Sylene Argent The Consulate of Mexico hosted its first Mex-Can International Baseball Tournament out on the fields in Leamington over the weekend, which offered several exciting games of baseball. The international tournament was a first for the Consulate of Mexico, but its success will be a foundation for future, similar events. “It went fantastic. We were pleased […]

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