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Introduction of our KES Girls' Prep Basketball Programme

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Mar 8, 2018 7:36:00 AM

We are very excited to announce the introduction of our King’s-Edgehill Girls’ Prep Basketball Programme that will begin play in the 2018-19 school year.

The programme will be led by our new Director of Basketball Operations and Girls’ Prep Basketball Team Head Coach Marc Ffrench.

King’s-Edgehill Athletic Director Kim Walsh has been instrumental in the planning and development of the addition to the King’s-Edgehill athletic programme. "We are pleased to welcome Marc to our coaching staff. He believes fervently in our School mission and is an extremely well organized and passionate coach who will inspire student-athletes to “Be More” in all aspects of the KES experience. He is a great choice to instill our School ethos to a new Prep School athletic programme that will enhance our overall student experience at KES."

Mr. Ffrench, who is a Kentville, Nova Scotia native, is a successful high school coach who has been living and coaching in Ottawa, Ontario. His programme at AY Jackson Secondary School has had a strong run including appearing in 2 consecutive NCSSAA Championship games in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

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Topics: Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Varsity Ski Teams Hit the Slopes

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 5, 2018 8:07:47 AM

The varsity ski team completed their dryland season in December and we returned to school in January with a great amount of snow. Mother Nature has provided a very strange winter with lows enough to make snow, and then highs with rain washing that snow away. As always, the ski team persisted with training and went into the first two races of the season in good shape, capturing many personal moments of growth and team conquests. We look forward to the last two weeks of the season with race #3 on Tuesday, February 27, and Provincials on Wednesday, March 7.
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Boardercross Competitions Begin

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 28, 2018 11:07:00 AM

The KES varsity snowboard team hit the Martock slopes last Tuesday, February 20th to compete in our 1st boardercross competition of the season.

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Boys Prep Hockey at Newbridge Showcase

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 26, 2018 11:10:00 PM

Our U16 Boys Prep Hockey Team competed in the last showcase for the season hosted by Newbridge Academy at the Dartmouth 4 Pad. The team faced some tough competition but had a successful weekend with a 2-1-1 finish. Game one played out with no score until Assistant Captain James MacGregor deked out Blyth Cougars goalie with 2.6 seconds left in the game. An instant celly erupted with Isaac Wilson and Will Keating, who assisted McGregor’s goal. Goalie Rustam Kulizade earned the shutout. Still competing against Blyth (Warriors) in the second game only a few hours later, KES battled with 100% effort until the end, falling short in overtime 3-2. Nigel Morris opened the scoring for KES with Ryan Costello tying up the game towards the end of the second period. Marshall Plandowski, James MacGregor, Noah Wilson and Isaac Wilsoneach had an assist in game two. 

Next match up was a competitive game against rivals Bishops College. This early Saturday morning game brought out plenty of fans including students, teachers and family. KES entered the second period behind 1-0, however, MacGregor evened the score while Plandowski and Keegan Gilbert brought the team ahead by two. Josh Hunt, Noah Wilson, Will Keating, and Isaac Wilson all had assists in this game. 

The last and final meeting brought the only loss for the weekend against Newbridge Academy. The players and coaches certainly appreciated the support from fans, especially their family members. This was the first weekend of the season that each player had at least one family member travel to cheer them on in game action while other family members and friends still had the opportunity to show support via Facebook live.

The boys head back for a week of practice at the Windsor Arena before they venture out for their longest road trip to date on February 28th. This takes them to the Prep School Hockey Federation League Championship in Rockland, Ontario on March 2-4, followed by a few days of practice and preparation in the quiet suburbs of Ontario before heading to downtown Toronto for the Prep School National Championship at Upper Canada College March 8-11.

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Atlantic Wrestling Championship

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 26, 2018 11:04:00 AM

Sharon Estrada won GOLD at the recent Atlantic Wrestling Club Championships. She was assisted by Téa Racozzi who won SILVER and Mona Mohamed who won BRONZE. 

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ACIS Basketball Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 2, 2018 1:25:00 PM

The ACIS Basketball Tournament was once again a success with KES being represented by three competitive teams. The Junior Boys finished second in the six team tournament dropping the final to Fountain Academy.   Righo Etou  once again led the team in many respects scoring often and controlling the rebounds.   Lucas Tam  hit several three pointers,   Rodrigo Morales  made many steals and   River Qi  used his size to the team’s advantage.   Luis Ganem  brought energy to the defensive side of the ball, along with   Will Ahern, who also hit several long shots.  

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KES Hosts 23rd Annual Wrestling Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 31, 2018 7:29:00 AM

We had a very successful wrestling tournament last weekend with our Senior Girls team placing third, overall, losing the team title by only 4 points. The team was led by   Téa Racozzi  with a GOLD medal win.   Nathan Danquah  also won GOLD and   Noah and Maggie Mills  each won SILVER.

A big thank you to those who came out to watch our tournament and a special thank you to those who volunteered.   Brian Casey, our Senior Boys Hockey coach, ran the score clock for a couple hours,   Josh and  Cesar  helped the entire tournament, parents helped out, and the Girls Rugby team ran a canteen service.
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Rugby Canada Identification Camp

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 25, 2018 7:49:00 AM

Last weekend, some of the top female rugby players from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland were invited to the East Hants Sportsplex to participate in an identification camp run by Rugby Canada’s Senior Women’s head coach Sandro Fiorino. Three of our students,  Amy Marchand-Dion, Morgan Rogers, and  Camryn Kleynhans  were invited to participate.

Morgan  and   Camryn  were both able to attend the two-day event, while   Amy  was unable to attend due to her basketball commitments here at School. Over the course of the weekend, the girls took part in both on-field sessions to improve their skills, but also off-field ones which focused on their individual goals and the pathways available to them through the national program.
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Captain Pins

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 9, 2018 7:51:02 AM

At our most recent assembly, we presented lapel pins to 26 of our students who have been named or appointed captains of their respective varsity teams during both the Fall and Winter seasons. This is the first year we’ve presented these “Captain Pins” and they serve as a way to formally recognize the leadership positions these student-athletes hold as a part of their athletic commitments here at the School. These students have also been taking part in our Captain’s Council leadership programme which helps to support and further develop our students’ leadership abilities.

The pin itself shows our School’s athletic crest surrounded by green laurel. Laurel is a symbolic image as it was awarded to the champions of the first Olympic Games in ancient Greece. Interestingly, it was also customary for laurel to be awarded to distinguished poets as well, which is fitting considering how committed our own athletic leaders are to their academic studies. The expression “don’t rest on your laurels” is also derived from this symbol and will serve as a constant reminder for our captains to continue to grow as leaders within our School community.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Star Cyclocross - Duncan Ferguson

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 11, 2017 3:52:21 PM

Duncan Ferguson  has had a busy fall term, playing a key role in nets leading the Division 3 Senior Boys’ Soccer team as well as striving to do his best, in his first love, as a cyclist.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

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