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Athletes of the Week (AOW)

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 16, 2019 7:47:07 AM

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“Athletes of the Week” (AOW) are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and integral to our Athletic Philosophy and School Mission Statement emphasizing gentleness and learning and dignity and respect.

For the Week of December 3rd – 9th

Junior Boy -- Kyle Clanachan has emerged as a starter and an enthusiastic player on the Junior Boys’ Basketball Team. He is an especially adept rebounder as he “cleans up the glass” at both ends of the court. He is an intimidating defender as he blocks shots on a regular basis. He has managed to focus his energy and remain positive which has helped the team win 3 games in a row. His help is greatly appreciated as we enter the highly competitive part of the season which includes the ACIS tournament and regular league play.

Junior Girl -- Sidney Schwartz: In our two most recent matches, Sidney played exceptionally well helping us secure two victories to end 2018. In our first league game of this year against Horton, Sidney’s ferocious defense and ability to set the pace on the offensive end propelled our girls to a solid win. Just two days later, Sidney again displayed her ability to wreak havoc on opposing teams as she applied excellent pressure on the ball, was always ready to help on defense, and chipped in with 6 points in our win over a tough Hantsport team. Although only in Grade 8, it is clear that Sidney’s play will be instrumental in the Junior Girls’ basketball season. She recently was named to the provincial age group provincial team. Great work, Sid! 

Senior Girl -- Jordyn Hickey has recorded a point in every hockey game we have played so far this season, and she has been a leader both on and off the ice. Prior to Christmas break, our Girls’ Hockey Team traveled to PEI for a couple of exhibition games, and they were faced with a rough “The Mount” team from Charlottetown. After tying the first game, we were once again tied in our second match up. Jordyn had played solid defense throughout the game, keeping our girls in it right until the end. With 4 seconds on the clock, we had a faceoff in their zone. We won the draw forward and with 0.1 seconds remaining, Jordyn rushed up to join the madness in front of the net, picked up the loose puck and scored the game-winning goal! This is the second time this season that Jordyn has scored the game-winning goal! Congrats, Jordyn, on a great start to the season and we look to more from you in the New Year. 

Senior Boy – David McCurdy’s first time wrestling was at the Hants East Annual Wrestling tournament during the first day of Christmas break. He was in a big bracket with 5 experienced wrestlers while  being at the low end of his weight class. He went 1-4 and showed that he has great potential, especially on offense. He was an excellent representative of KES and was dignified and respectful on and off the mat. David is also a player/coach on our competitive curling team. Congratulations, David!

For the Week of December 10th – 16th

Junior Boy -- Quinn Emery’s first day of his Christmas break was spent at the Hants East Annual Wrestling Tournament. He came back from last season considerably bigger after dedicating himself to fitness in the interim. He has a very aggressive approach to his matches but was a respectful competitor and an excellent ambassador for KES.

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Senior Girl -- Camryn Kleynhans is a returning medalist from last years’ Provincial Championship Wrestling team. She also participated in the Hants East Annual Wrestling tournament over the Christmas break and won GOLD in the best of 3 against an experienced opponent. She showed great technical skill and tried new, difficult moves. Camryn showed great respect for her opponent and for the sport.

Senior Boy -- Ethan Harvey had an outstanding weekend in our KES Boys’ Hockey Tournament in Brooklyn. Ethan was an offensive force scoring 3 times in 4 games, and he was instrumental in helping us to reach the championship final. Ethan displayed his skills and hockey IQ each game and was a key contributor to the 3 out 4 wins. Ethan has a terrific attitude of respect.

For the Week of December 31st – January 6th 

Junior Boy -- NA 
Junior Girl -- NA 

Senior Girl -- Deanna Fraser looked ready for the pros this weekend in all 3 of the Girls’ Hockey exhibition games. Deanna posted a 1.33 goals against average and a shut out vs RNS on Saturday. Deanna made multiple highlight-reel saves, including a breakaway stop vs Pictou Midget team, and too many beautiful glove saves to keep track! She kept the girls in every game and in a weekend plagued with injuries, she was an anchor for our team. Congrats, Deanna! 

Senior Boy -- Jarred Douglas: All sports have individual skill sets that make a given athlete a great player and add to the overall success of the team. Jarred is a high-level athlete and basketball player who possesses all the skills needed to perform well individually and to help the team win big games. Based on his excellent shooting, dribbling and passing skills, Jarred has been a rock for the team for the first part of the season, and as such, he is an “athlete of the term” for Senior Boys Basketball. We look forward to the remainder of the season knowing that a player like Jarred is on our roster.

Mr. Kim Walsh
Director of Athletic
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