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by Fred Groves Despite battling back from a two-goal deficit, the Essex 73’s lost their fifth regulation time game Monday night, falling 7-5 to the host Wheatley Sharks in Great Lakes Junior ‘C’ Hockey League action. Things did not start well in this one as Essex goalie Trevor Wheaton was caught off guard by a […]

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by Fred Groves It will be a step back in time on Sunday, Dec. 30 as the Essex 73’s of the Great Lakes Junior ‘C’ Hockey League are presenting an Alumni Game, at 1 p.m. The alumni opponent will be a team that Essex used to battle against on a regular basis, the Leamington Flyers. […]

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by Fred Groves After 16 years in Essex, it appears as though the Essex Ravens of the Ontario Varsity Football League are looking for a new home. Director of Operations and Head Coach Glen Mills says the football club, which has been in Essex since it began in 1997, is looking for a new place […]

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by Fred Groves Like a high performance racecar, the Essex 73’s continue to tinker with their lineup and the results keep getting better. Friday night in Belle River, Essex beat their biggest rivals, the Belle River Canadiens, 6-2 in an intense game that had a post-season atmosphere about it. “It feels like a playoff game […]

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by Fred Groves Usually, at this time of year, when you walk through the halls at Essex District High School, you can hear the bouncing of balls and the squeaking of shoes. The after-school sounds of varsity sports have been put on hold while teacher-coaches of the Greater Essex County District School Board are in […]

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submitted to the EFP During the baseball season young ball players in our region compete against each other. This summer they will put the rivalries aside for a week and join together as the Sun Parlour Selects to compete in the Cooperstown Dream Park – National Invitational Tournament in Cooperstown, NY. Players aged 12 and […]

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by Fred Groves The high school athletic season for the Essex District High School has been put on hold. WECSSAA will continue for those schools that are not part of the public school system. The teacher-coaches at EDHS and Harrow are part of a province-wide work dispute with the boards of education and the provincial […]

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by Fred Groves If there was any doubt about Arren Romeril’s ability to get the job done, it was slammed shut like a steel door on Nov. 27. Against the visiting Dresden Kings, the veteran Essex 73’s netminder turned away all 23 shots en route to his first shutout of the season in a huge […]

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by Fred Groves Essex District High School’s Justin Orton will head off to the University of British Columbia in September as he was just awarded a baseball scholarship. The multi-sport athlete, who recently helped the Red Raiders win a bronze in volleyball, plays third base and the outfield. Orton is a member of the Windsor […]

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by Fred Groves Skylar Janisse, Justin Orton and now, Bradley Bedford. The Essex area is becoming extremely well known for baseball players and the latest to hit his stride is 17-year-old Bradley Bedford. A left-sided power hitter, Bedford is heading to the Dominican Republican to play first base and a little bit of third as […]

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