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submitted to EFP This past weekend, over 70 hockey teams from all over the province descended on Essex for the 40th annual Earlybird Tournament. The Atom Minors began the tournament on Thursday night with a game against local rival, Amherstburg. Essex opened the scoring four minutes in, on a fine effort by Owen S.  Amherstburg tied it […]

by Fred Groves The Essex District High School senior girls’ basketball team opened its season with the annual Tip-Off Tournament on Friday and Saturday The Red Raiders beat Lambton-Kent, and later came up short in the semis to Lajeunesse, before finishing third with a win over Assumption. Essex starts its WECSSAA season at Kingsville on September 28. •  Former […]

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by Fred Groves The tradition of one of the largest minor hockey tournaments in Southwestern Ontario continued this past weekend as the Essex Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Early Bird Tournament. This was the 40th year the tournament has taken place, and it seems to be getting bigger and better as 75 teams took part […]

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submitted to EFP The Essex Bantam Travel Team, sponsored by Miller’s Source for Sports, has had a wonderful season, highlighted by a 10-6-2 record against some of the best AAA and AAAA teams in Ontario. The season would not be a success without an OBA championship though. On Friday, September 1, the team started its […]

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by Fred Groves The 40th annual Essex Minor Hockey Association Early Bird Tournament will take place this weekend. In all, 74 teams will take part in 12 divisions. The Essex Ravens will be represented with nine teams. • Woodslee’s Nick Tavolieri, who recorded 39 points between Wheatley and Lakeshore of the Junior ‘C’ League last season, […]

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submitted to EFP The 2017 season for the Essex Adult Recreational Soccer League 30 plus closed out with the final tournament on August 27th. This season’s champions were Gyros and More of Essex, defeating Essex Optometric Clinic in the final. Essex Optometric had played its 3rd game of the day, battling multiple injuries and a […]

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submitted to EFP The Essex Rookies played admirably over the Labour Day weekend, and found themselves in the Ontario finals. After defeating Pelham, Tillsonburg, Beamsville, and Uxbridge, the Yellow Jackets faced Tillsonburg, once more, to play for the Championship. Essex played through fatigue, and offered up a great game that earned silver on the Provincial stage. Congratulations to […]

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    submitted to EFP Over the August 26-27 weekend, Essex had a first. The Essex Sun County Soccer League teams were in the finals in all divisions and went home with all but one championship at the recent tournament held in Leamington. The U9, U13, and U18 teams each won the championship in their […]

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by Fred Groves Some people never get the opportunity to represent their country. So, when you can do it when you are 12-years old, it’s special. The Essex Minor Baseball Association’s peewee travel team made the trek to a sports shrine last month, and for the players, coaches, and parents, it will be a trip […]

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by Fred Groves For the second consecutive year, the Essex Minor Baseball Association, which celebrated its 60th Anniversary this summer, has hosted a provincial championship. This past Labour Day weekend, at the Co-An Park in McGregor, it was the Ontario Minor Baseball Association Mosquito Major ‘C’ title that was up for grabs. “It’s a very strong […]

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