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First Wrestling Tournament of the Season

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Four members of our King's-Edgehill wrestling team spent the first day of their Christmas break competing at the Annual Hants East Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, December 15th. Quinn Emery, Camryn Kleynhans, Callum Lovelace, and David McCurdy made time during the busy examination schedule to prepare for this optional tournament. Quinn, returning very strong from last season after spending a lot of time training in the weight room in the interim, competed through discomfort in his shoulder to win third place in a tough class. Camryn, a returning provincial champion, won GOLD in a best two out of three series against a seasoned opponent. She could have taken first place in two matches, but she took this opportunity to try new moves and wrestle a more technical style. David, a brand new wrestler, lent his considerable fitness, intellect, and power to his fledgling technical skills to compete in a very tough bracket with five other competitors, all of whom were bigger than him. We are confident that David, with lots more work, will dominate the Senior boys' 100 kilogram class. Callum wrestled an extremely aggressive style against very talented opposition, but he was pulled from competition after an injury. 

We are confident that the success our small selection of wrestlers had in Hants East is but a minor prelude to the success our entire team will have at our 23rd Annual Wrestling Tournament at King's-Edgehill on January 19 and beyond. 

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Girls’ Prep Basketball Win First Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 7, 2019 7:48:09 PM

Our Prep team arrived at Kents Hill School, outside of Augusta, Maine, in the dead of night...okay, it was 6:00pm, but it was dark as midnight. The campus is incredible, 400 acres for 240 students from Grades 9 to 12 (and post grads)!

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Athletes of the Week November 2018

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 19, 2018 7:05:00 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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Girls Hockey Find Success in Vermont

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 8, 2018 5:10:33 PM

The Girls’ Prep Hockey team headed to Burlington, Vermont for our first international exhibition play over the weekend of October 18-22. We played teams from Ontario, New York and Vermont and we found great success finishing SECOND after our fellow NAPHA league members, Rice School.

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Please Support Pink in the Rink

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 6, 2018 7:07:57 PM

This weekend our Girls Prep Hockey team is hosting their first ever   PINK IN THE RINK  game and would love your support! Come out and cheer on our girls as we take on   Rothesay Netherwood School on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd at 5:00 pm at the Newport & District arena  in Brooklyn, NS! You can donate by supporting our bake sale and chuck a puck, and there will be prizes and more!
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KES Players at the Atlantic Challenge Cup

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 23, 2018 4:06:31 PM

A handful of our hockey players gave up their Thanksgiving weekend to compete for their respective provinces at the Atlantic Challenge Cup. Our small School represented two Maritime Provinces in a big way with the boys’ and girls’ teams sending a total of ten players and one coach. Everyone had great success and came away with some impressive hardware!

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Our New Spectacular Turf Field

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 27, 2018 5:27:45 PM

We are very pleased to have one of the finest turf fields in the country available to us as we start the School’s 230th year. It seems not too long ago that I played on Jakeman Field as a young Grade 10 KES student and was excited to be playing on the senior team. At that time, Jakeman Field was the most spectacular field at our School, the scenery to the south was phenomenal and   Henri Medina ( 1975-2011)  was our Senior Boys’ head coach. Time moves forward, now Henri and his wife   Deb (1977-2010)  are retired and their daughter   Alyssa (1998-2006) is on faculty.

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Learn to Surf!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 19, 2018 4:30:01 PM

The September night air is a little cooler now; however, the ocean temperatures in the fall are still beautiful, warm, and swimmable! Students who want to test these waters for themselves are encouraged to sign up for the Thanksgiving Break Surfing Trip to the South Shore of Nova Scotia! 

This is a beautiful time of year to be by the water, to get some instruction in some of Nova Scotia’s favourite watersports and explore the seaside life!

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Topics: Athletics At KES, About King's-Edgehill School

Kings-Hants District Track and Field Championships

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 17, 2018 7:04:00 PM

Tuesday, May 15 th, on Day 1 of the Kings-Hants District Championships, the weather story would have been that our faces were red from a burning sun, on Wednesday our faces were red from a cold north wind.  Such is Nova Scotia weather.  There is also a third reason why there were so many ruddy complexions: our students ran, threw and jumped with all their effort.  One of the thoughts which sprung to mind several times over the last two days as I watched many different KES athletes compete was just how much they were trying, how much they were giving all they had to the last meter.  (For a handful I did think – couldn’t they do this in practice?!)  There is an inordinate amount of practice time that goes into a 100m sprint, and the ratio is even worse for a split second throw or jump.  Better yet, if you do not perform well in that short moment of time, then you have no referee, no foul-committing player and no teammate to blame.  With rare exception it’s all on you.  This is one of the many reasons I love track and field – there is no excuse to hide behind (and not for a coach, either).  I think the happy side of this brutality is that it brings the team together.  I heard many rounds of cheering and saw plenty of support.  Oh, and I also received compliments by others more than once that "I could only see a sea of KES students moving the hurdles and the high jump mats (heavy and large)”.  That is the best of feedback.
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Girls Rugby Update

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 15, 2018 7:03:00 PM

This past weekend our Senior Girls Rugby team loaded the bus and headed across the Confederation Bridge to take part in the annual David Voye Memorial Tournament hosted at Three Oakes Secondary High in Summerside, PEI. With our Junior students away with their class trips and our IB students busy with exams, we travelled with an abridged roster on the trip, but the girls who did come with us came with focus, ferocity, and lots smiles.

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