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Wrestling Provincials

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 20, 2020 10:22:00 AM

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines vigor as “active bodily or mental strength or force”. Coach Walsh and I are happy say that this noun accurately describes the approach our wrestlers at King’s-Edgehill School took towards our recently concluded season. They spent hundreds of hours of preparation in a small basement room, up and down the Athletic Center stairs, and in the weight room, during which time our student-athletes stayed on top of their academic responsibilities.

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Indoor Soccer Awards the Golden Boot

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2020 7:22:00 AM

The Indoor Soccer League wrapped up with what was an exciting game between “Tenacious T” and the “Pilingas”. The final game finished in overtime with penalty kicks, and after a competitive battle, the Pilingas took home the prestigious Golden Boot Award! This was an excellent season for participation, with eight teams playing in games each week throughout the winter, and many spectators also coming to cheer on friends. Those who came out to play or watch on Tuesday and Thursday nights saw a high level of play, amazing saves by some talented keepers, and a good balance of intensity and sportsmanship.
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Madi Taljaard Shoots to Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 18, 2020 7:21:00 PM

Madi Taljaard has once again distinguished herself as a Cadet Biathlete at the National level. Madi attended the Cadet Biathlon Nationals at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier last week as a member of Team Nova Scotia. This talented young lady is just fresh off Cadet Zones where she won GOLD, and Nova Scotia Provincials where she won two GOLD medals. Madi produced some great results in Valcartier. In the 6 km Sprint race, she placed 9th overall in Canada. The Patrol Race produced a result of 4th position in the nation with Madi shooting clean, 10 for 10. The final race was the Mass start. In this heated 7.5 km competition, Madi placed 6th in the nation and beat everyone else in Atlantic Canada, shooting 14 out of 20 targets. In addition to her amazing talent as a biathlete, Madi was also given the Most Heart Spirit Award in the Games. With cries of “When I say Nova, you say Scotia”, the team from Nova Scotia was named the Most Spirited group at the competition. Way to go, Madi. Well done!

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Junior School Snow Sport Day 2020

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 18, 2020 5:20:00 PM

It was a beautiful wintry day; the sun was shining brightly, and the air was crisp—ideal conditions for our Junior School Snow Sport Day. It was the perfect day to take a break from the regular routine and head to Ski Martock for some outdoor recreation and fun. For the novice or the more experienced, there was fun for everyone. For some, it was their first time ever to step into a pair of skis or strap on a snowboard. This was the case for   Mr. LePoidevin  who tried snowboarding for the first time!   Mr. Kershaw  stayed close by and, though a beginner himself, offered tips and encouragement.
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Snowboard Cross Championships

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 17, 2020 4:19:00 PM

A wonderful and exciting Snowboard Cross season culminated in the NSSAF Provincial Championship Race on Monday March 9 th. We are very proud of our athletes who always gave nothing but their best.
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Varsity Ski Racers Bring Home Provincial Medals!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 16, 2020 10:17:14 AM

The productive season of training and racing at Ski Martock culminated with the Varsity Ski Team on the road for Provincial competition. Tuesday was a day of training to familiarize our athletes with the new environment and to train on the hill where they would be racing.

Wednesday was supposed to be the SKI PROVINCIALS at Ski Wentworth. However, due to the forecast of rain and freezing rain, the race was postponed by a day, with the announcement in the middle of Tuesday’s training day.

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Bringing Home Regional Banners!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 10, 2020 9:38:00 PM

The third Western Region Ski Races took place on Tuesday, March 3 at Ski Martock.  In addition, our racers and teams in the three Regional races accrue points to determine Regional Banner winners as well as advancement to Provincials.

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Athletes of the Week - March 6, 2020

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 9, 2020 7:15:00 AM

“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.

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Yoga Crawl

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 5, 2020 9:57:00 PM

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Girls' Prep Basketball Nationals Wrap Up

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 5, 2020 2:41:00 PM

Our Girls' Prep Basketball Team had a great week at the Insider Exposure Independent School National Championships in Mooresville (Charlotte) North Carolina. The team made a great impression competing in the 20-team field with some of the best independent teams from 3 provinces and 7 states. The event was covered by every major basketball recruiting publication, ESPN, USA Today, and more than 50 NCAA Schools were on site evaluating players, including Notre Dame, Florida, Michigan State, UNC, Duke, and countless other major programmes.
 
Friday February 21
KES Prep vs St James School (Maryland)
Our first game of the event had us matched up against St James School from Maryland who featured 3 NCAA D1 committed players. We entered the game as the lower seed, and the start of the game mirrored the seeding. St James opened up a 26-9 lead over our KES girls, but they responded to the challenge by going on a 15-0 run using pressure defence and playing an up-tempo style of game. The nerves wore off, and KES controlled the rest of the game, ending up with a 64-58 upset win in the first round of the elite/championship bracket.   Aaliyah Arab-Smith  with 14 points and 8 assists,   Heavyn Beals  with 10 (including 2 timely 3 pointers), and   Mackenzie Smith  with 21 led the team to this important victory.

KES Prep vs King’s Christian (Oakville, ON)
The second game of the day saw KES matched up against Canadian counterpart King’s Christian (Oakville, ON), another strong team with 2 players who played on Canadian Basketball National teams this past summer and NCAA committed players. This game was nip and tuck after KES dug themselves out of a 14-point deficit to get back to within 4 with just over 3 minutes left in the game. The team had great looks at open 3 pointers and 2 contested layups that rimmed out and kept KES from clearing that last hurdle and the game ended up in a 67-57 loss.   Aaliyah Arab-Smith  led the team with 22 points,   Heavyn Beals  continued her hot shooting from 3 and chipped in with 16 points and   Sydney Foran  had a great game on both ends of the floor for our Prep Girls.  

Saturday February 22
KES Prep vs TRC Academy (Brantford ON)
As KES Prep moved into the placing stage of the tournament, we ran into another Canadian team and one a few of us were familiar with. This affair became a physical back and forth, and   Aaliyah Arab-Smith  kept up her strong play with 17 points, 3 assists, and 5 rebounds.   Sydney Foran  had 13 points (while going 3 for 6 from 3-point land) and was matched by   Heavyn Beals’  12-point effort as well. TRC controlled the inside game and out rebounded KES which pushed their lead to as much as 20. KES got the deficit down to as few as 10 twice, but could not close the gap, and the game ended in a 62-49 win for TRC.

Sunday February 23 
KES Prep vs TPLS Christian (Virginia)
The last game of our Grade 12 girls’ High School basketball career ended up to be one of our most exciting of the season. In a battle to determine a top 10 spot in the national championship event, TPLS ran out to a 36-26 halftime lead and seemed in control of the game, but as we have done all season, our KES Prep team went on another 17-2 run in the 3 rd  quarter to turn the tables and take a 43-38 lead into the fourth quarter.   Heavyn Beals’  shooting stayed hot and   Aaliyah kept her on court leadership at the highest of levels. Combined with   Mackenzie Smith’s  physical offensive play, our KES Prep Girls stretched the lead to 9 in the middle of the 4 th  when TPLS made a comeback to narrow the lead and tie the game 59-59 with 10 seconds to play. After a timeout, TPLS had the ball, and our girls dug deep to play hard defense, which worked for 8 seconds, when TPLS hit a jump shot with 2.2 seconds left in the game to go up 61-59. KES had the ball with one last chance to win with a three or tie with a two off an in bounds play. With the entire programme holding our collective breath, the shot to win missed its target, and KES fell 61-59 to TPLS.

A 10th place finish in a field of 20 excellent teams in our programme’s first National Championships is an excellent result, and has already qualified us for next year’s version. I am very proud of the way our girls played all week, and the compliments on their work ethic, their ‘never say die’ approach and their overall good nature came from other coaches, national player evaluators, and the media.

The season has been a successful one, and we will miss the leadership and contributions that our graduating players have brought throughout the year. Congrats to   Aaliyah, Heavyn, Jasmine, Haley, Samantha, Mackenzie, and  Laura.

Marc Ffrench
Director of Basketball Operations
Head Coach KES Prep Basketball

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