The boys returned Saturday from the Table Tennis Provincials in Cape Breton. In the individual competition on Friday, KES had two athletes on the podium with Tin Long (Anson) Chan finishing strong and winning the GOLD medal and Haichuan (River) Qi earning the BRONZE.
On Saturday during the team competition, our boys came out ready to play and ended up winning the GOLD medal! It was a great weekend!
While our rugby teams are in the middle of their hunt for a berth at the Provincial Championships, Grade 11 rugby star Camryn Kleynhans has been recognized by Rugby Canada for her exceptional play. This week, Camryn was named to Rugby Canada’s East U18 team which will compete against USA East U18 team this August at Brock University in Ontario.
Based on Camryn’s inclusion in this camp, she will also be considered for selection in the National U18 team which will compete against USA in December.
Considering Camryn began her journey with the sport here at King’s-Edgehill, her rise in the sport has been meteoric. Aside from playing with our School team, she has also competed with our local women’s club the Windsor Machine, the provincial U16 and U18 programs, and most recently travelled to Florida to partake in a 7s tournament against competition from across the continent.
Jack Hanratty, the Nova Scotia Provincial Team coach and head coach of the National Women’s U-20 team commented that, “Camryn is a natural 7 in the game of rugby; once she is playing she only has one speed. She has a bright future and I look forward to seeing her develop”.
We are all very proud of Camryn’s accomplishments, and we will be cheering her on as we finish our high school season and she transitions to her summer commitments.
For the Week of April 22nd – April 28th
Junior Boy ~ William Ahern had a great ACIS Ultimate Frisbee tournament. He worked well with his teammates and played a key role as a handler on his line. Throughout the tournament his throwing and playmaking skills improved and he made some excellent full-field passes. Will was always quick to get to the disk and ardently supported his teammates from the sidelines. Well done, Will!
Junior Girl ~ Hannah Bryant had a great ACIS Ultimate Frisbee tournament. She was a tireless and determined defender and added a quick-cutting offense. Hannah has a great sense of play and made several key runs that resulted in points. Defensively, she was dogged in her pursuit of the opposition and won more than her fair share of turnovers. Hannah thrived in the competition and gave her all during every play she made. Limited subs meant extra play time and Hannah pushed herself to the limit to support her team. Well done, Hannah!
Senior Girl ~ Jayden Morrow inspired her teammates with an impressive display of skill during the ACIS Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Halifax. Her tireless efforts on defence, and knowledge of the game kept the team competitive throughout both matches. Well done, Jayden!
Senior Boy ~ At the Table Tennis Regionals, Anson Chan came in first in the individual event. In team competition, Anson, along with fellow teammates River Qi, Zhiming (Jimmy) Wang and Xianlong (Daniel) Zhang , came in first place overall (out of ten teams). This team will travel to Cape Breton to defend their team provincial championship from last season. Anson was also recently selected by the Nova Scotia Table Tennis Association to participate at the Atlantic Championships as part of team Nova Scotia on May 18-19th. Best of luck and congratulations, Anson!
For the Week of April 29th – May 5th
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Senior Girl ~ Maddy Walsh contributed immensely to three straight wins in one week for our KES Girls’ Softball team. She not only pitched three complete games, but she made impressive defensive plays. She played an important role offensively with her hitting skills at the plate which resulted in several runs and a home run. Congratulations, Maddy!
Senior Boy ~ Evan Logan : Although the Senior Boys’ Rugby team did not play any games between April 29th and May 5th, Evan stood out when the rugby programme at King's-Edgehill School, and in high schools across the province, was under threat of being banned by the NSSAF. During our sport's biggest challenge, Evan provided one of the most articulate voices in defense of high school rugby when he was interviewed by the media. His comments were shared across the country and, they helped provide the impetus to contribute to saving our sport. Thanks also to Téa Racozzi who organized and participated in the event. This is a battle that is still being fought. Thank you, Evan!
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Topics: Athletes at KES