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submitted to EFP Caleb Cavanagh, Sean Wilson, and Teagan LU of Essex each hit perfectly as Essex defeated the Tecumseh Ranger’s minor team this week by a score of 15 to 5. The scorching hot Yellow Jackets played exceptional defense, not allowing a run until the fourth inning.  Ethan O’Neil at third, and Jimmy Hayes at first […]

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  by Fred Groves Hundreds of baseball players and three very special guests were in town on Saturday as the Essex Minor Baseball Association (EMBA) celebrated its 60th anniversary. In the shadow of the large sign that displays the numerous provincial championships, World Series champion Dave Rozema autographed baseballs and pictures. He was more than willing to have […]

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by Fred Groves Alex Friesen of Essex is returning home this fall to play hockey for the University of Windsor men’s hockey team, according to media reports. Originally drafted into the OHL by the Kitchener Rangers, Friesen spent time with the Leamington Flyers before moving on to play with the Carleton Place Junior ‘A’ Canadians, […]

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by Adam Gault Local athlete Kaidyn Blair once again brought home the hardware as he earned three gold medals at the 2017 World Transplant Games that just wrapped up in Malaga, Spain. The 15-year old has competed nationally and internationally for the past several years, and has always been a competitive athlete on the field, […]

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submitted to EFP This year, the Essex Baseball Association’s youngest travel team, Travel Rookies, have shown great potential and handed in an impressive complete performance against the Tecumseh Rangers Major team. The Tecumseh players are known for their power, but they were caught up in the swarm as the mature and focused Rookie Yellowjackets did their part to kick […]

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by Fred Groves The Essex Minor Baseball Association (EMBA) will celebrate its 60th Anniversary on Saturday at the ball parks in Essex Centre. Among the activities on the day will be a visit from the Detroit Tigers mascot PAWS, a pitching clinic by former Tigers’ World Series champion, Dave Rozema, and at the dinner in the evening, Hockey […]

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by Fred Groves Strong pitching wins baseball games and that is what the Essex Junior Yellowjackets are banking on this season. Thursday night at the Gaye Queen Memorial Diamond in Essex, the hosts blanked the Woodslee Junior Orioles, 9-0. Starting pitcher Cory Lemire worked five innings before giving way to reliever Ryan Parent. “He pitched a […]

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submitted to EFP The minor Hawks from Walker Homesites came to Essex on Wednesday, July 5th, and found some early success against the Yellow Jackets, taking an 11 to 3 lead into the bottom of the third. From there on, it was all Essex.  The impressive Teagan Lu, Zack Grein, Jimmy Hayes, and Sean Wilson, each hit 4 for 4 , […]

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  submitted to EFP On June 23rd the Essex Yellow Jackets Mosquito Major team traveled to LaSalle for the  Ralph Hall/Jack McCart Classic, hosted by the LaSalle Titans. On the Friday night, Essex played the Tecumseh major team and squeaked out an 8-7 win with Matthew Zuech hitting the game winning solo home run. Nash […]

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by Fred Groves Chase Cosgrove scored three goals and set up two more to help the Windsor Clippers to a 16-12 win over visiting Wallaceburg on Sunday. Named the third star of the game, Cosgrove and the Clippers eliminated Wallaceburg and now advance to the next round of Junior ‘B’ lacrosse action. James Morgan had an […]

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