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KES Rugby Star - Camryn Kleynhans

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 17, 2019 7:12:00 AM

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.

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District Track and Field Championships Recap

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 16, 2019 3:30:13 PM

For those who prefer tweet-like emails, here’s what the birds are chirping: after two days of competition our Intermediate boys and girls placed 2nd, and our senior girls and boys won another banner for placing 1st.  See below for complete results and new Wall of Payne members. See (far) below for a longer comment.
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“Fritz Walter Wetter (German expression to describe rainy weather for soccer) in Halifax”

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 15, 2019 3:29:26 PM

Almost 50 students were curious to see Halifax’s first professional soccer team. After boarding the bus with cheerful spirits, we headed to “Wanderers Ground” in Halifax to see the first Canadian Premiere League game on Nova Scotian soil. This is the first year of the Canadian Premiere League and the Halifax Wanderers is one of the seven teams participating in this division. Thanks to the Clanachan family for donating 50 tickets and some Wanderers swag to our School so we could witness the home opener against “Forge FC” (Hamilton, Ontario).

With typical Maritime weather (4 degrees, rainy, windy), the students enjoyed a close soccer game at high level. The Halifax Wanderers fought hard, played well and won the game 2:1 with goals scored by Garcia #30 and Perea #80. Another great KES trip is in the books and this is hopefully the start of many victories for the HFX Wanderers. 

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Athletes of the Week April-May 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 14, 2019 7:23:24 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 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  

Junior Boy ~ NA
Junior Girl ~ NA

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!

Athletics is one of the four pillars of a King's-Edgehill education and 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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King's-Edgehill School Athletes of the Week - April 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 2, 2019 6:51:00 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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KES Athletes of the Week, April 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 20, 2019 5:12:00 PM

“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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Fantastic Wrestling Season at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 19, 2019 1:33:00 PM

Three KES students wrestled in their first-ever National Wrestling Championship in early April.   Callum Lovelace  (Grade 10),   Bella Turner-Galaise (Grade 9) and team captain   Téa Racozzi  (Grade 12) both trained the two weeks prior to nationals by wrestling early each afternoon followed by rugby practice immediately after.   Bella  won the PEI and New Brunswick Opens over the March break.

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KES Wrestlers Win Gold!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 9, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Despite being a team of only two,   Greg Otto and Quinn Emery  put on such a dominant performance that they won the Junior Boys’ Regional banner. The Senior Girls’ Regional banner went to our girls. This put all of our wrestlers, including our two Senior boys, in an excellent position to compete for more gold at Provincials.

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Training for Nationals

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 5, 2019 3:13:00 PM

Bella Turner-Galaise has been preparing for the Canadian Wrestling Championships scheduled for April 5-7. She had a busy March break competing in our Senior Girls Prep hockey games in PEI as well as winning the PEI & NB Open Provincial Wrestling Championship tournaments. These three events have kept her busy over the break, and she has returned to School focused on preparing for the penultimate tournament of the year. She and team members, Team Captain, Téa Racozzi and Callum Lovelace have been training early each afternoon, prior to their additional new spring sports commitments, in preparation for the Nationals. The wrestling practices are short and intense and will continue every weekday afternoon prior to departing next week. This will be the first National Championship for all three wrestlers. Quinn Emery is helping to spar with and prepare his teammates and would be participating himself but he does not possess Canadian citizenship at this time. This event is where national team members are selected and citizenship is mandatory. He will be one to look for at this event next year. We are hopeful for some great results from these three student–athletes. Both Téa and Bella won GOLD at the high school provincials this year with Callum placing second in an upset.

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Success at the Next Level!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 4, 2019 7:39:57 AM

KES was well represented in the dramatic AUS Women’s Hockey Final on March 7th. The St Thomas Tommies won 2-1 with   Rita Dorofeeva (2012-17)helping her team win their first ever AUS championship. They had to overcome an early StFX goal by our very own   Lea MacLeod (2012-18), who had a fantastic rookie season. StFX has a young team that almost reached the summit, and they’ll be very hungry next year!
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