by Fred Groves
Tyler Bellaire, an EDHS grad, set a personal best in the 100m on the weekend as he clocked a 10.51 to finish second at the Louisville Open. Bellaire and his Indiana University teammates also took second in the 4x100m relay.
• Several local student-athletes who attended and played for St. Clair College this past year were recently named as OCAA All-Academics. Leading the way was Karen Markovich, an Essex District High School grad, who played on the Lady Saints’ basketball team and posted a 4.00 Grade Point Average. Others who did very well in the classroom included Nik Vegili, men’s basketball, and Nicole Tytgat and Jessica Masse from the women’s volleyball team. Masse also took home the Coach’s Award.
• Local lawyer Joe Byrne, Sr. and his son Joe, Jr. have sold the Wallaceburg Junior ‘C’ Lakers back to a community-based group after owning the club for one year.
• In WECSSAA boys’ soccer action, Jackson Moore fired in both goals to lift the EDHS Red Raiders to a 2-0 win over visiting Sandwich last Wednesday afternoon.
• During the first all-comers track and field meet held last week, Spencer Campeau had a great start for Essex as he won the midget boys’ long jump with a leap of 5.87 metres, was third in the 400m, and fifth in the 100m. In the junior girls’ division, Kim Orton was second in the 400m and third in the 100m.
• It was a great start for the EDHS boys’ baseball team last Thursday afternoon as it beat host Kingsville 10-5.
• The EDHS senior girls’ soccer team came up short in their opener, falling 4-1 to host Tecumseh Vista Academy.
• Catcher Mitch Hudvagner went 2-for-4 for the Madonna Crusaders as UNOH beat them 6-2 in university men’s baseball play on Saturday.
• Release the Magic, owned by South Woodslee’s Boris Laus, was in the money again last Friday as it won the 10th race at Western with a time of 1:59.4.
If you have anything for the sports roundup, please contact Fred Groves at FredGrovesgrover54@hotmail.com.