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by Fred Groves The name is fitting–Heroes. For two years, a group of volunteers, led by Essex (M) Ontario Provincial Police Community Policing Officer, Constable Sean MacKinnon, have been shooting hoops at Essex District High School. Joining them on the court have been more than 20 athletes from Community Living Essex County. “For the past […]

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submitted to EFP The Essex Energizers Skipping Team spent Victoria Day weekend at the 2017 Canadian Rope Skipping Championship in Kingston, Ontario, competing with over 300 athletes from all across Canada. The Energizers came away from this national competition with many ribbons, medals, and overall achievements. All three large groups (Novice, Junior, and Open) placed […]

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submitted to EFP Wednesday, May 24th was rainy, but not too rainy for the Yellow Jackets or Braves. Belle River came to town and the two Rookie teams played a few fun innings of exhibition ball. Essex players Zack Grein and Ty Patterson each put a jolt into the ball, while Tobey Trepanier hammered in a go ahead […]

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by Fred Groves The Memorial Cup, championship trophy for the Canadian Hockey League, made its way to Essex on Friday afternoon. Dozens of students made their way to see it and get pictures taken. As part of the CHL festivities, Matt Puempel had two goals and an assist on Saturday afternoon in the alumni game played at the WFCU. […]

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by Fred Groves Settling into the starters’ blocks, Kelsey Balkwill has her eyes set ahead to the finish line and to the future. The Essex District High School grad recently competed in the Loaring Classic Track and Field meet at the University of Windsor, and is currently ranked fourth in the nation in her favourite […]

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by Fred Groves It was a bumpy start in the Essex County Senior Baseball League for the Essex Senior Yellowjackets. After having its first game postponed due to weather conditions, the Jackets were blasted 15-5 by the visiting Walker Homesite Hawks last Wednesday night. “We got a little messy. We got away from our fundamentals. […]

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by Fred Groves Essex District High School will send several athletes to the OFSAA West Regional track and field championships this Friday and Saturday at the University of Western Ontario in London. Tigh Jobin advanced after finishing third at SWOSSAA in the midget boys’ javelin with a toss of 38.59 metres. The Red Raiders senior girls’ 4×100 relay […]

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submitted to EFP Essex Travel Rookie baseball is back to practice after an exciting, and rainy match-up at Riverside this past Saturday. The first inning belonged to Essex, with Braeden Cavanagh producing the first RBI of the 2017 campaign, scoring the number three hitter Jimmy Hayes.  Essex punched the AAA Royals out in the first […]

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by Fred Groves He might not have played in any Stanley Cup playoffs for his team, the New York Rangers, but Essex native Matt Puempel recently scored a biggie. The 24-year old hit the streets of New York and gave away a pair of tickets to a homeless couple. Puempel has shown his generosity in […]

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by Adam Gault An estimated 650 elementary school students from around Essex County gathered at Sandwich Secondary School in LaSalle last Friday to compete in the annual Greater Essex County District School Board Special Olympics. Organizers boasted about a record-setting number of participants, staff, and volunteers. The event featured a full day of friendly competition, […]

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