Sports Roundup – Mills to coach at Western

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by Fred Groves

Glen Mills is heading up the highway.

The president and coach of the Essex Ravens has accepted a position with the University of Western Ontario’s Mustangs football program. This fall, Mills will become the defensive line coach of the Mustangs that compete in the OUA.

• James Morgan had a pair of goals on Thursday night to help the Windsor Clippers to a big 17-6 win over Point Edward in Junior ‘B’ lacrosse action.

• Alex Friesen of Essex wrapped up his hockey season recently as the Carleton Place Canadians made it all the way to the RBC Cup. Friesen, a former Leamington Flyer, helped the Canadians to their third straight CCHL Junior ‘A’ title before heading to the national tournament.

• At a pre-draft showcase in Florida, where there were 14 major league baseball scouts, Skylar Janisse was throwing 92 miles per hour.

The Maidstone right-handed pitcher, who just graduated from Oklahoma State University, has signed a pro contract with Salina Stockade of Kansas.

In his debut with the Stockade, Janisse, who is still eligible for the MLB draft later this month, won 7-3 in which he struck out seven and allowed just four hits.

• Essex District High School track and field coach Andy Hahn is taking a huge step in his coaching career. It was recently announced that Hahn will become the new head coach of both the cross-country and track and field teams at the University of Windsor.

• Still with track and field, EDHS grad Kelsey Balkwill finished third in the 400m with a time of 54.94 at the recent Windsor Open track meet.

• A couple of local track and field athletes won’t have to travel far for OFSAA this week as it is being held at the University of Windsor. Lucia McElwain won the west regionals in her best event, the senior girls’ triple jump, and was fifth in the 400m. Speedster Kim Orton was third in the midget girls’ 80m hurdles, also earning a trip to OFSAA.

• In Essex County Senior Baseball League action, the Essex Juniors made it two straight wins as they downed Leamington GH 8-3 on Friday.

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