It’s now track season for schools around the county.
Last week, Essex District High School played host to local elementary schools that used the high school’s track area. Volunteer students and teachers helped out every day to help ensure the events ran as smoothly as possible.
Around twelve meets will be held at E.D.H.S. over the next few weeks. Gosfield North, Colchester North and Essex Public Schools held their meets last week.
Supporters – family and friends – are encouraged to come out and cheer on the talent of tomorrow.
Essex Youth Focus Group
The youth focus group we are creating is seeing a lot of support from families and outside parties. People want to help and know what they can do to push forward the cause that our group is going after – a better town experience for youth, in particular.
With meetings twice a week, our group is flying through ideas and we are building a solid foundation to work upon. Layouts for presentation and ideas are being prepared to present to Town Council on May 21. Everyone is encouraged to come and support on that day, especially the youth.
The youth focus group is doing what it can, but it still needs the community’s help.
We have created a Facebook page called “Essex Youth Focus Group Discussion Page” where youth can go and share their ideas and support.
Essex Boys Soccer
EDHS’s boys’ soccer team has had a strong final run in the regular season that they hope will carry into the playoffs. They finished the season, 4-3-3.
Essex’s last few games were tough as they faced Brennan, General Amherst and Harrow high schools – all of which stood ahead of the Raiders in the standings.
First up, Essex played Brennan in the final stretch. With only one win under their belts, the Essex players were ready to make a change and Matt Montello, head defenseman, was pushed up to forward to see what he could spark. There was some magic there as Essex got a 4-2 win with Montello getting three of the four goals and Deen Oozeer putting away the fourth.
After Brennan, Essex was back on the road and off to face General Amherst. After a solid performance by Georgy Koumoutsidis in goal and a persistent offence Essex got another win, 2-0.
Game three of the final four was the hardest as Essex battled against Harrow. Essex controlled the pace and kept the ball in the Harrow zone for most of the game but could not score. The game ended in a tie, 0-0.
Essex finished the season with a forfeit win against Michel-Gratton.
With the three recent wins, the energy is flowing and confidence is high. Essex is looking forward to a promising play-off run.
Essex District High School Girls’ Soccer
A hard fought season left EDHS’s girls’ soccer team with a record of 4-6. This places them in the middle of the pack.
The girls took a hard hit in the beginning of the season, only winning one out of their first four games and only scoring two goals. With little offensive help in the beginning Mrs. Wilson, soccer coach, and her team were worried.
“It’s a rebuilding year. We’re looking to prepare many of the younger players that we have for the upcoming years, which many other teams are not doing,” said coach Wilson.
With six more games left, Essex was determined to boost their goal scoring at the least. In the fifth game Essex got a 5-1 win against St. Cecile. Momentum on their side, Essex went into the last five games of the season. Winning two of them, Essex was not shut out in any of the games, as scores were close.
Essex ended the season against Kingsville last Thursday losing 3-1. Advancing to the playoffs, Essex is ready to play hard.
Special Olympics Track Meet
Essex District High School hosted the Special Olympics for elementary students this year. As always the school proved to be a huge help when serving the community in extra circular activities.
It was a cool day Monday when the competitions took place and everyone was very anxious to start running, jumping and throwing. The day-long event was a thrill for those who participated, including the volunteers.
A special thanks goes out to EDHS for hosting the event, to all the volunteers who came out to help, and to all the family members, friends and supporters who cheered the athletes on this very cold day.