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by Garrett Fodor Entering decision week in the semi-finals in the quest for the Schmalz Cup, the Essex 73’s held a slim 2-1 lead over the defending champion, Ayr Centennials. However, with its two wins coming in overtime, the series could belong to anyone. The series shifted to Essex for game four Tuesday. After some line […]

by Fred Groves To serve, protect, and to remember. Last week, EMS, police, and correction officers took to the ice at the Essex Centre Sports Complex to compete for bragging rights in the second annual Bildfell hockey tournament. They were also there to remember former the EMS Chief, after whom the tournament is named. In […]

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by Fred Groves Tyler Bellaire, an EDHS grad, set a personal best in the 100m on the weekend as he clocked a 10.51 to finish second at the Louisville Open. Bellaire and his Indiana University teammates also took second in the 4x100m relay. • Several local student-athletes who attended and played for St. Clair College […]

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by Garrett Fodor For the third straight year, the Essex 73’s are meeting the Ayr Centennials in the semi-finals in the quest for the Schmalz Cup. Ayr is the defending champion of the title and a favourite to repeat in entering this series. After game one of the series, which took place on April 4 […]

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by Fred Groves The Essex Yellowjackets will kick off their Essex County Senior Baseball League season on Sunday, May 7 when they take on the defending league champs, the Woodslee Orioles. Game time at the Gaye Queen Memorial Diamond is 1 p.m. On May 18, the Essex Juniors will play host to the Orioles at 7 p.m. There are 13 teams […]

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by Fred Groves Big our small, male or female, it didn’t make a difference as it all added up to the same thing – success and fun. This past weekend, the Jones family put their name once again to one of the most popular events in town, the annual Bill Jones Sr. 3-on-3 hockey tournament. […]

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submitted to EFP The Essex Energizers Skipping Team brought home  many ribbons, medals, and provincial records from the 2017 Provincial Competition, held in Parry Sound on April 1 and 2. The Essex Energizers novice and junior groups  both placed first overall for their large group routine. For team events, in the 10 and under age division, […]

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by Garrett Fodor For the fourth straight season, the Dorchester Dolphins were in too deep as it struggled in the Schmalz Cup quarter final matchup against the Essex 73’s. Heading into the week, the 73’s had a 2-1 series lead. The storylines of the series include the 73’s ability to distribute the puck and make […]

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by Fred Groves Essex’s Matt Puempel had an assist last Tuesday for the New York Rangers. The team fell 5-4 to the San Jose Sharks in NHL action. On Friday, the left winger had one hit, two blocked shots, and 9:03 in ice time in a shootout loss to the Penguins. • The high school track and field […]

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submitted to EFP Following a split of the first two games played in Grimsby, the Ravens hosted Games 3 and 4 in Essex on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Balmy temperatures welcomed the Grimsby team to Essex and made for a wonderful pre-game social gathering for the parents of both teams. The large crowd of […]

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