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KES Volleyball Masters 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

March 1st, 2019 marked the day for the first KES “Volleyball Masters” Tournament. Five student teams and two staff teams came out to play and compete for the title. The tournament had terrific rallies, close games and great moments of sportsmanship. However, the best part of the tournament was definitely the spirit of all our teams. Everyone was having fun, pushing and motivating each other. The strong and united spirit and atmosphere everyone felt during the cultural fair is still present and alive at KES!

At the end of the evening, students left with a smile, without injuries and with the good feeling of being active for more than four hours on a Friday night. The team of Julia, Finn, Jarred and Sophia left the gym with a new athletic shirts for winning the title of “Best Student Team”. A very thrilling final was decided between the two staff teams, where “Teach Hard, Spiker Harder” came out as the happy winners of the tournament. I hope this is the beginning of a great new tradition that will be continued for years to come. Special thanks to Mrs. Schafer and Ms. Sinclair who helped with the organization.

Rain and Benson did a great job setting up the court and helping as referees and scorekeepers. Their contributions made this a successful night and their help was very much appreciated. I wish everyone a great March Break.

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Curling Making a Comeback

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 7, 2019 6:07:00 AM

Our KES curling teams have had 2 weekends of intense competition in Liverpool and Berwick. The Junior Girls were able to take 4th place out of 7 teams at the Junior Regionals, just shy of the medals. This is an impressive performance for a team in their first year of competitive curling. The Senior Boys and mixed teams were able to score points in every game and had a wonderful experience competing against some very accomplished teams in the region. Congratulations to all our varsity curlers who have helped to bring our curling programme to a new level!
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Varsity Ski Team Regional Race #3 Results

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 6, 2019 4:22:09 PM

The third and final Western Region Ski Race took place on Wednesday, February 20 at Ski Martock. KES had a cohort of 16 racers and below are the notable placings for the KES team.

Junior Boys Individual Placings:
1st – Eric Sweetapple

Intermediate Girls Individual Placings:
2nd – Svenja Priggemeyer
4th – Sarah Sidorchuk
5th – Zhi (Angel) Li

Intermediate Boys Individual Placings:
2nd – Mitchell Larkin
5th – Yunjin (Kevin) Bai

Senior Girls Individual Placings:
1st – Katie Goddard
2nd – Elizabeth Walsh

Senior Boys Individual Placings:
2nd – Mathew Boutilier- McFarlane
3rd – Finn Basser

Team Placings:
1st Senior Boys – Mathew, Finn, and Rodolfo Gonzalez
1st Senior Girls – Katie, Elizabeth, Laura, and Joanna Bond
1st Intermediate Girls – Svenja, Sarah, and Angel
1st – Intermediate Boys – Mitchell, Kevin, Alden Mulherin, Freek Schep, and Simon Peschke

Congratulations to all of our racers!

The next competition is   Provincials in Wentworth today, Wednesday, March 6. The team will travel to Wentworth on Tuesday, March 5 for a training day, stay in Truro overnight, and race on Wednesday. Wish us luck!

Mary Ann Dufour
Jeff Smith
Ski Coaches

Healthy minds need healthy bodies to house them. We have great ways to stay active and healthy all year long. Download the Athletics Photojournal for examples and pictures of our three seasons of athletics.

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Hockey Night in Stanstead

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 4, 2019 7:06:49 AM

What a fun and exciting weekend of female hockey in Stanstead, Quebec at the NAPHA Championships! Our girls were awesome and showed the KES competitiveness and sportsmanship at the arena and were polite and kind all weekend, something we sometimes take for granted of our students.

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First Race of the Season

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 17, 2019 8:19:00 AM

The first Western Region Ski Race took place on Wednesday, February 6 at Ski Martock. KES had a cohort of 19 racers! Here are the notable placings for our KES team.

Senior Boys Individual Placings:
2nd – Nick Cheverie
4th – Finn Basser
5th – Mathew Boutilier-McFarlane

Senior Girls Individual Placings:
1st – Katie Goddard
2nd – Elizabeth Walsh
5th – Laura Gillis

Intermediate Boys Individual Placings:
2nd – Mitchell Larkin
4th – Alden Mulherin

Intermediate Girls Individual Placings:
3rd – Svenja Priggemeyer
5th – Sarah Sidorchuk

Junior Boys Individual Placings:
2nd – Eric Sweetapple

Team Placings:
1st Senior Boys – Nick, Finn, Mathew, and Rodolfo Gonzalez
1st Senior Girls – Katie, Elizabeth, Laura, and Joanna Bond
1st Intermediate Boys – Mitchell, Alden, Yunjin (Kevin Bai), Simon Peschke, and Freek Schep
1st Intermediate Girls – Svenja, Sarah, and Zhi (Angel) Li

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Very Cool Biathlon Provincial Races

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 16, 2019 7:11:00 PM

A lot had to happen to pull this race off on Saturday but, most importantly, the temperature could not drop any lower than the current wind chill temperature of -19.6C. We cancel racing at -20C! The temperature did not drop any further and our athletes raced without any serious hitches.
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Junior Boys Basketball Team Hit the Road

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 15, 2019 5:10:46 PM

The Grade 9 Junior Boys’ Basketball Team recently had just that experience as they toured the late singer’s beloved Canso Region for games versus local teams. The light shone bright as we left town. 

Our team picked up a few Grade 10 players in order to be competitive with the junior varsity high school teams they played against in Canso and Guysborough. Our boys lost by 13 and 5 points respectively in hard fought games. Yuk Kan (Lucas) Tam led the team in scoring with solid support from Justin Day and Yi (Edward) Chang. Kun (Ken) Lee and Kyle Clanachan were very strong on defence and rebounded many balls cleanly off the glass. 

We also toured St. Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish, as a trip to northern Nova Scotia demands a stop to tour one of the many university options students will have after their KES years. 

Our team will complete their season with several more local games and the closing Hoopla Tournament in our own gymnasium on February 28th. 

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KES Athletes of the Week - January 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 12, 2019 7:00:00 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.

For the Week of January 21st – 27th 

Junior Boy ~ N/A

Junior Girl ~ Gala Holm (Junior Girls Basketball):  In our most recent league game against Horton High, Gala had another incredible performance as she led our girls to victory with 33 points! With the win, our girls moved to 4-0 in league play with only two more league games to go before playoffs begin. Gala has made easy work of defenses this season and averages 25 points per game, but it is her budding leadership skills that have been most impressive of late. With a few of our key players returning from injuries, our junior girls are excited about their chances as we enter the final stretch of our season. Congratulations, Gala!

Senior Girl ~ Maggie Baxter (Girls Prep Hockey)  is having a year to remember! With only 11 skaters this weekend, our goalies really stepped up to make sure we were always competitive and could keep our best season yet, on a roll! Maggie had an incredible performance against the top ranked team in the West division, pulling out some huge saves to keep her shutout, eventually helping us hold onto a 1-0 victory and spoil the home team’s day. Maggie is the definition of   Be More, and she will be missed next season, but we cannot wait to cheer her on at the University of Nipissing where she officially committed to play hockey and study Biology. Congrats, Maggie!  

Senior Boy ~ N/A

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Weekend Wrestling Victories

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 11, 2019 5:28:40 PM

Over the weekend of February 2 nd  and 3 rd, ten student-athletes from King’s-Edgehill competed in Sackville High School’s annual wrestling tournament on Saturday and the Nova Scotia Opens on Sunday. Between the juniors and seniors and the boys and girls on the team, they competed in nearly 50 matches and brought home 14 medals, including 5 GOLDS – three at the high school tournament and two at the open tournament. Both days were long, but our wrestlers’ spirits were high as they continued gaining experience, trying new moves, and competing against different opponents from outside the province.

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Wrestler Téa Racozzi wins Gold

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 6, 2019 4:42:00 PM

A very small wrestling team participated in the Eastern Canadian Wrestling Championships over the mid-term break.   David McCurdy  and   Callum Lovelace  gained valuable experience in the event.   David  continues to improve, as a rookie, and he learns from every practice and match and his attitude is always positive. He wrestled in the under-21 class and had lots of competition.   Callum  was in the under 17-age group and he wrestled some of the most competitive wrestlers he has seen in his second year in the sport. He continues to improve as a young wrestler and is always keen to make the necessary adjustments. It was rewarding to see him win his final match of the day.
Téa Racozzi, team captain for the KES group, who wrestles in the club events under the name “Windsor Mat Kings”, had a superb performance over the weekend. As an under 19, she also wrestled in the under 21 division and drew two seasoned and accomplished opponents. In her first match against the 2018 NB age group Female Wrestler of the Year (second in the national team trials, and national championships and gold in the Greco event), Téa won a close one 12-11. She worked hard after being down 0-6. Once she was able to establish upper body control and pressure, she scored on a couple of rolls. Téa’s superior fitness was certainly a great advantage. In the final match, she was pitted against a University of New Brunswick varsity wrestler and Téa was able to outpace her opponent in a 10-0 win and pin. Congratulations, Téa!

Mr. Kim Walsh
Director of Athletics

Athletics is one of the four pillars of a King's-Edgehill School education, which is why we offer three seasons of various sports and athletic programmes. Download our Athletics PhotoJournal to discover which of the over 20 different sports your child will love.
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