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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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KES Hosts 23rd Annual Wrestling Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 31, 2018 7:29:00 AM

We had a very successful wrestling tournament last weekend with our Senior Girls team placing third, overall, losing the team title by only 4 points. The team was led by   Téa Racozzi  with a GOLD medal win.   Nathan Danquah  also won GOLD and   Noah and Maggie Mills  each won SILVER.

A big thank you to those who came out to watch our tournament and a special thank you to those who volunteered.   Brian Casey, our Senior Boys Hockey coach, ran the score clock for a couple hours,   Josh and  Cesar  helped the entire tournament, parents helped out, and the Girls Rugby team ran a canteen service.
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Rugby Canada Identification Camp

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 25, 2018 7:49:00 AM

Last weekend, some of the top female rugby players from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland were invited to the East Hants Sportsplex to participate in an identification camp run by Rugby Canada’s Senior Women’s head coach Sandro Fiorino. Three of our students,  Amy Marchand-Dion, Morgan Rogers, and  Camryn Kleynhans  were invited to participate.

Morgan  and   Camryn  were both able to attend the two-day event, while   Amy  was unable to attend due to her basketball commitments here at School. Over the course of the weekend, the girls took part in both on-field sessions to improve their skills, but also off-field ones which focused on their individual goals and the pathways available to them through the national program.
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Boarding School Myths Busted

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 15, 2018 8:03:46 AM

Dorm studying.jpgBoarding schools are accredited independent schools (CAIS) that offer an engaging and enriched educational experience. They are a home away from home for many children whose parents are looking to give their children the tools they need to do and be more. Enrolling your child in a boarding school means giving them the freedom to form lifelong friendships and experience an educational experience unlike any other. 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life, Athletics At KES

Captain Pins

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 9, 2018 7:51:02 AM

At our most recent assembly, we presented lapel pins to 26 of our students who have been named or appointed captains of their respective varsity teams during both the Fall and Winter seasons. This is the first year we’ve presented these “Captain Pins” and they serve as a way to formally recognize the leadership positions these student-athletes hold as a part of their athletic commitments here at the School. These students have also been taking part in our Captain’s Council leadership programme which helps to support and further develop our students’ leadership abilities.

The pin itself shows our School’s athletic crest surrounded by green laurel. Laurel is a symbolic image as it was awarded to the champions of the first Olympic Games in ancient Greece. Interestingly, it was also customary for laurel to be awarded to distinguished poets as well, which is fitting considering how committed our own athletic leaders are to their academic studies. The expression “don’t rest on your laurels” is also derived from this symbol and will serve as a constant reminder for our captains to continue to grow as leaders within our School community.
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KES' Amazing Junior Boys and Girls Basketball Teams

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 11, 2017 4:01:31 PM

The Junior Boys Basketball team competed in the Lockport Invitational Tournament to begin the season. It was the prefect launch as the team improved markedly against strong competition. Tip-off tournaments are inherently planned to determine the teams’ strengths and weaknesses. We discovered that we have excellent athletes who will learn basketball quickly, and we will thoroughly enjoy competing together this season.   Righo Etou, Lucas Tam  and   Rodrigo Morales each won a Player of the Game Award, and the coaches left the tournament feeling very optimistic about the season. We were especially pleased during the final game as the team was tired and down 18-2, but fought back to pressure the tournament champions in the final minutes, losing 64-61! #nevergiveup
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Star Cyclocross - Duncan Ferguson

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 11, 2017 3:52:21 PM

Duncan Ferguson  has had a busy fall term, playing a key role in nets leading the Division 3 Senior Boys’ Soccer team as well as striving to do his best, in his first love, as a cyclist.

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

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