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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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by Fred Groves Numbers don’t lie. For the Essex 73’s, you would have to look very hard to find a statistic they are not leading in the Great Lakes Junior ‘C’ Hockey League. Forward Corey Beaulieu is leading the league in scoring at 15-32-47. Linemate Jordan Brohman has the most goals in the nine-league loop […]

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by Fred Groves It was the number that the Essex 73’s and goalie Trevor Wheaton have been chasing all season – a big fat zero. Monday night, in Wheatley, the 73’s blanked the host Sharks 4-0. It was one of the few numbers that the rookie netminder Wheaton had been lacking in his outstanding season. […]

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by Fred Groves After winning all eight sets in the preliminary round, the Essex Red Raiders went on to capture the bronze medal at the OFSAA ‘AA” boys volleyball championship tournament in Stratford. The Red Raiders got by St. Thomas Aquinas in the quarterfinals by scores of 22-25, 25-15, 25-21 and 25-12. That sent the […]

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by Sylene Argent With a 65-year career in the National Hockey League, one of the longest in the association, Windsor resident Marcel Pronovost has a lot of stories and photos to share with fans and hockey enthusiasts. He is proud to be able to release his newly completed autobiography, “Marcel Pronovost: A Life in Hockey,” […]

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