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Tidal Bore Rafting Trip in May

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 6, 2018 2:00:00 PM

For any students interested in having an exhilarating thrill and a big taste of Maritime adventure, consider signing up for the KES White Water Rafting Trip to Tidal Bore Rafting. This trip will take place from May 20-22, over the Victoria Day long weekend, and students will lodge onsite for two nights at the Rafters Ridge Cottages and Chalets.
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National Biathlon Championship 2018

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 1, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Without any serious snow to train on throughout the winter, our biathletes still maintained serious focus last week at the National Biathlon Championships in Charlo, New Brunswick.

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Introduction of our KES Girls' Prep Basketball Programme

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Mar 8, 2018 7:36:00 AM

We are very excited to announce the introduction of our King’s-Edgehill Girls’ Prep Basketball Programme that will begin play in the 2018-19 school year.

The programme will be led by our new Director of Basketball Operations and Girls’ Prep Basketball Team Head Coach Marc Ffrench.

King’s-Edgehill Athletic Director Kim Walsh has been instrumental in the planning and development of the addition to the King’s-Edgehill athletic programme. "We are pleased to welcome Marc to our coaching staff. He believes fervently in our School mission and is an extremely well organized and passionate coach who will inspire student-athletes to “Be More” in all aspects of the KES experience. He is a great choice to instill our School ethos to a new Prep School athletic programme that will enhance our overall student experience at KES."

Mr. Ffrench, who is a Kentville, Nova Scotia native, is a successful high school coach who has been living and coaching in Ottawa, Ontario. His programme at AY Jackson Secondary School has had a strong run including appearing in 2 consecutive NCSSAA Championship games in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

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Varsity Ski Teams Hit the Slopes

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 5, 2018 8:07:47 AM

The varsity ski team completed their dryland season in December and we returned to school in January with a great amount of snow. Mother Nature has provided a very strange winter with lows enough to make snow, and then highs with rain washing that snow away. As always, the ski team persisted with training and went into the first two races of the season in good shape, capturing many personal moments of growth and team conquests. We look forward to the last two weeks of the season with race #3 on Tuesday, February 27, and Provincials on Wednesday, March 7.
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Boardercross Competitions Begin

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 28, 2018 11:07:00 AM

The KES varsity snowboard team hit the Martock slopes last Tuesday, February 20th to compete in our 1st boardercross competition of the season.

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Boys Prep Hockey at Newbridge Showcase

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 26, 2018 11:10:00 PM

Our U16 Boys Prep Hockey Team competed in the last showcase for the season hosted by Newbridge Academy at the Dartmouth 4 Pad. The team faced some tough competition but had a successful weekend with a 2-1-1 finish. Game one played out with no score until Assistant Captain James MacGregor deked out Blyth Cougars goalie with 2.6 seconds left in the game. An instant celly erupted with Isaac Wilson and Will Keating, who assisted McGregor’s goal. Goalie Rustam Kulizade earned the shutout. Still competing against Blyth (Warriors) in the second game only a few hours later, KES battled with 100% effort until the end, falling short in overtime 3-2. Nigel Morris opened the scoring for KES with Ryan Costello tying up the game towards the end of the second period. Marshall Plandowski, James MacGregor, Noah Wilson and Isaac Wilsoneach had an assist in game two. 

Next match up was a competitive game against rivals Bishops College. This early Saturday morning game brought out plenty of fans including students, teachers and family. KES entered the second period behind 1-0, however, MacGregor evened the score while Plandowski and Keegan Gilbert brought the team ahead by two. Josh Hunt, Noah Wilson, Will Keating, and Isaac Wilson all had assists in this game. 

The last and final meeting brought the only loss for the weekend against Newbridge Academy. The players and coaches certainly appreciated the support from fans, especially their family members. This was the first weekend of the season that each player had at least one family member travel to cheer them on in game action while other family members and friends still had the opportunity to show support via Facebook live.

The boys head back for a week of practice at the Windsor Arena before they venture out for their longest road trip to date on February 28th. This takes them to the Prep School Hockey Federation League Championship in Rockland, Ontario on March 2-4, followed by a few days of practice and preparation in the quiet suburbs of Ontario before heading to downtown Toronto for the Prep School National Championship at Upper Canada College March 8-11.

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Atlantic Wrestling Championship

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 26, 2018 11:04:00 AM

Sharon Estrada won GOLD at the recent Atlantic Wrestling Club Championships. She was assisted by Téa Racozzi who won SILVER and Mona Mohamed who won BRONZE. 

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Wrestling Update

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 14, 2018 1:24:00 PM

Téa Racozzi  led the KES Senior Girls to second overall in the team standings in the High School Wrestling Festival as well as the Nova Scotia Open Provincial championships over the weekend.   Sharon Estrada  chipped in 5 team points by winning her weight class in the High School event.   Ella Brown, Camryn Kleynhans, Elizabeth Usachova and  Mona Mohamed  added to the points total for the Senior Girls.   Téa  was upset in the final by a PEI Canada Games wrestler, in the High School event, but more than made up for that in the Sunday event where she won the NS Open Provincial Championship by defeating another PEI Games wrestler (by superiority 10-0 and pin), as well as winning the Most Outstanding Female Wrestler of the tournament. We only took 4 Senior girls to the Sunday event, but look forward to fielding our full competitive team for regionals at the end of February. The Saturday event provided ample experience for some of our up-and-coming junior rookies,   Quinn Emery and Callum Lovelace. With more experience, these boys will be exciting to watch.
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Rugby Co-Captain Commits to National Champions

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 13, 2018 6:23:51 AM

We are excited to announce that one of our co-captains of this year’s Girls’ Rugby team, Morgan Rogers, has recently committed to study and play varsity rugby at the University of Ottawa. The Gee Gees are the defending USports (Canadian inter-university league) national champions and have consistently been one of the top programmes in the country for the last number of years. Morgan, who is also a co-captain of our Girls’ Prep Hockey team, only began playing rugby part-way through her Grade 10 season. From very early on it was clear that she had all of the physical tools and drive to be an elite player. Not only has she been a part of our provincial rugby programme, she was a recent attendee at the Rugby Canada Regional Identification Camp. Gee Gee’s head coach, Jen Boyd, who is also the head coach of the Rugby Canada’s National Under-20s team, identified Morgan as a player who would be able to make a positive impact on her programme. Boyd commented that, “uOttawa is excited to welcome Morgan to the team in the fall. Morgan fits the profile of a Gee-Gee WRugby player: hardworking, accountable and a good person. She will contribute on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”

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ACIS Basketball Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 2, 2018 1:25:00 PM

The ACIS Basketball Tournament was once again a success with KES being represented by three competitive teams. The Junior Boys finished second in the six team tournament dropping the final to Fountain Academy.   Righo Etou  once again led the team in many respects scoring often and controlling the rebounds.   Lucas Tam  hit several three pointers,   Rodrigo Morales  made many steals and   River Qi  used his size to the team’s advantage.   Luis Ganem  brought energy to the defensive side of the ball, along with   Will Ahern, who also hit several long shots.  

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