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NS Major Baseball Player of the Year – Duncan McLaughlin

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 13, 2019 9:09:00 AM

Grade 12 student Duncan McLaughlin was named Nova Scotia’s Major Baseball Player of the Year this week. Duncan was instrumental in Nova Scotia’s victory at the U-17 Canada Cup this summer. Team Nova Scotia emerged victorious with Duncan on the mound pitching during all the big moments, including the Championship Game. He was the Winning Pitcher in the final, when he scattered 4 hits over 5 innings, while striking out 9 opposition batters. He had a 1.40 ERA at the Nationals versus the nation’s best hitters and also played with excellence in the outfield when not pitching, batting .429. Duncan is also one of our top students and a Prefect. Congratulations, Duncan!

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Equestrian at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 5, 2019 9:38:41 AM

Equestrian is one of the unique sports opportunities at KES offered in both the fall and spring School terms. Our team is limited to a small group of students who benefit from individualized and small group instruction at nearby High Hill Farm. Students’ riding abilities are accommodated in every lesson, whether they are a beginner or intermediate rider. Our instructor, Kristen, has a great deal of experience in both English and Western equine styles.
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A Very Successful Fall Foliage Hockey Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 2, 2019 7:21:00 AM

Rice Memorial High School, located in Burlington, Vermont, hosts the Annual Fall Foliage Hockey Tournament, and we have been lucky to attend the last 4 years!  The event is a great start to our season on the road and is an excellent opportunity for player evaluations. Fortunately for us, we now own a beautiful granite trophy for second place in the tournament! Rice School have these beautiful plaques made of local stone, and it really showcases their school and community spirit! It was a wonderful tournament and our girls should be very proud of the result from their hard work and determination.
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Athletes of the Week

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 2, 2019 3:45:00 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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Junior Soccer Teams – That’s a First!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 30, 2019 9:02:35 PM

Over the past week, our Junior Boys Tier I, Juniors Boys Tier II, and Junior Girls Tier I all won their District Soccer Championships. That’s a first! Solid, disciplined and skilled sides were made up of our typical determined players. There was some Latin American spice with a nice healthy scoop of former Newbridge athletes who arrived this year along with the addition of our new Director of Soccer Operations and coach, Mr. Graham Chandler.

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Our Senior Girls Fought a Tough Battle

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 30, 2019 9:01:00 AM

Our KES Senior Girls’ Soccer team, by way of their 4 wins, 1 loss, 12 points and 2 nd  place Valley League season record, ventured off to the NSSAF Western Regional soccer playoffs on Friday and Saturday, October 18 th  & 19 th  in Chester.
In game 1 on Friday morning against Barrington Memorial HS,   Jill Griffith  scored the winning goal just before halftime,   Neila MacDonald  scored from close range early into the 2 nd  half, and   Maya Faucher  recorded the shutout for a very solid 2-0 KES victory.

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Recap Western Region Cross Country Championships

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2019 9:00:00 PM

The Western Region Cross Country Running Championships were held earlier this week under blue skies and no wind at River Hills Golf Club in Clyde River.  The main objective was for our two teams to place among the top five to earn our way to the Provincial Championships next week in New Glasgow.  With two second place SILVER medals for our two top runners and two top 5 placings, it was a successful day. Led by the always speedy and closing   Aria MacDonald ‘21  in second place with a personal best time of 24:12 over the 6 km course, the girls placed just shy of winning another banner by a score of 31 - 38 behind Park View.  Our second scoring runner is a harrier who has demonstrated tremendous improvement over our short season and had, what I believe to be, the best personal race of the day,   Aitana Cisneros ‘23  was 9th, but just seconds from 6th!  On loan from the soccer team and   Being More,   Katie Goddard ‘20, showed that she can run with the best of them and placed just out of the top 10 in 11th.  Our fourth scoring runner, senior   Madi Taljaard ‘20  had a fantastic race to the point that I think this was her best race ever.  It takes more than four to be a team and definitely giving their best effort of the season were the duo of   Ela Perez ‘21  and   Mariana Gonzalez ‘21  as they finished mere footsteps apart.  Rising from the intermediate division today was   Jenny Zhang ‘23.  She (like   Aitana) could have ran just 5km today, but they wanted more!  Definitely having her best race of the season was   Dalia Alrashdan ‘20  and she ran down runner after runner.  Our local food guide and definitely wanting to be sprinting on a track today was our ever team supporting   Alena Wood ‘21
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Girls Prep Hockey Wow the Home Crowd!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2019 7:14:23 AM

For those of you who came out to watch our girls play Friday or Saturday, thank you for making their first games so fun and energetic! A big thank you to Monica Schafer for organizing noise day -- it was awesome! Another big thank you to the “voice of KES Sports” Glen Faucher for calling the game with DJ Sophie. The girls and families loved it. Thanks to everyone who made these “noise days” so incredible for our hockey team!

Our players were really nervous playing their first game of the year in front of so many people. It was a great experience for them as they have to overcome nerves and learn to focus. These games will definitely help them later in the year when they are playing for championships. We were thrilled to see our girls improve their game over Friday’s 3-2 loss and Saturdays 9-4 win. Obviously, the score really matters; however, for the coaching staff, we are impressed by our Grade 12 leaders (led by Captain Ava Benedict), the girls’ positive attitudes and work ethic!

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GO KES Soccer Girls!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 23, 2019 10:27:30 AM

Let’s face it, we all like it when a plan comes together. Teachers, coaches, parents… it doesn’t matter who, we all like it when something we have carefully thought through, and considered as many impacting factors as possible, all come together the way we wanted it. This rarely happens in sports as the opposition always wants to spoil the party. Rightfully so. Well, that’s exactly what happened for the Senior Girls’ Soccer team last Thursday when we traveled down highway 101 to play Middleton High School, in our final league game of the season. We wanted to get the early lead, we wanted to play an up-tempo style all game long, we wanted all of our players playing the same way, and we were hoping to spread out the goal scoring.
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Rugby Success - It all starts here!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 21, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Just as it seems to be most autumns, King’s-Edgehill is again well represented on the U Sport’s Women’s Rugby circuit. This season five of our alumnae donned their university’s colours and competed at the varsity level. Three former King’s-Edgehill teammates [Morgan Rogers (2013-18), Kenzie Cecchetto (2014-18), and Alex Ondo (2014-16)] are again teammates for the nationally 6th ranked Ottawa Gee Gees. Rogers, Cecchetto, and Ondo were captains of our team here at KES in their respective senior seasons. The former Prep Hockey stars Rogers and Cecchetto are entering their second year while Ondo, our former female athlete of the year, enters her fourth year of study. Closer to home at Saint Mary’s, another former KES captain and Biathlon standout, Katrena Thomas (2009-16), suits up for the Huskies alongside Heather Stanton (2016-18) who made the switch from track and field to rugby when she came to KES in Grade 11.

These five students join the ever-growing list of KES alumnae to make the jump to the varsity level. What’s more impressive is the vast majority of these fantastic athletes only learned the game here at King’s-Edgehill. As has been the case in the past, these recent alumnae provide an excellent model for our current student-athletes to follow as they begin to think about their academic and athletic futures.

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