On the boys side, Zach Logan won SILVER Individually in the Junior Boys Category. Together with his teammates Fox Sullivan, Greyson Corbett-Lumb, and Kaz Schnitzer, they took a team BRONZE place finish on the podium.
• GOLD performance for the Intermediate Girls Team – Svenja Priggemeyer, Sarah Sidorchuk, and Zhi (Angel) Li. In addition, Svenja won SILVER Intermediate Girls Individual, and Sarah placed only a few spots off the podium with a 7th place individual finish.
• The Senior Girls brought home the SILVER – Katie Goddard (who also placed 4th individually), Elizabeth Walsh (also placed 6th individually), and Laura Gillis.
• On the Boys side, Eric Sweetapple placed 4th individually in the Junior Boys Category.
• For Intermediate Boys, Mitchell Larkin brought home the Individual SILVER Medal.
We had a very successful Annual Long Pond Invitational Hockey Tournament at our Newport and District Rink in Brooklyn. Our Developmental Hockey Team emerged victorious with a win over Halifax Grammar School in the final. Peter MacGregor led the team with defensive rushes and leadership. Lane Latreille stepped up in goal and finished his career with the win and a heartfelt locker room speech to the younger players. The spirit of hockey was alive and well as our team played well together finishing the season with a 7-1 record.
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.
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
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
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.