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.
For the Week of January 21st – 27th
Junior Boy ~ N/A
Junior Girl ~ Gala Holm (Junior Girls Basketball): In our most recent league game against Horton High, Gala had another incredible performance as she led our girls to victory with 33 points! With the win, our girls moved to 4-0 in league play with only two more league games to go before playoffs begin. Gala has made easy work of defenses this season and averages 25 points per game, but it is her budding leadership skills that have been most impressive of late. With a few of our key players returning from injuries, our junior girls are excited about their chances as we enter the final stretch of our season. Congratulations, Gala!
Senior Girl ~ Maggie Baxter (Girls Prep Hockey) is having a year to remember! With only 11 skaters this weekend, our goalies really stepped up to make sure we were always competitive and could keep our best season yet, on a roll! Maggie had an incredible performance against the top ranked team in the West division, pulling out some huge saves to keep her shutout, eventually helping us hold onto a 1-0 victory and spoil the home team’s day. Maggie is the definition of Be More, and she will be missed next season, but we cannot wait to cheer her on at the University of Nipissing where she officially committed to play hockey and study Biology. Congrats, Maggie!
Senior Boy ~ N/A
The Atlantic Canadian Independent School Basketball Tournament was held in Halifax last weekend, and King’s-Edgehill was represented by four teams over several divisions.
The Senior Girls stunned the tournament participants with a semi-final win over Halifax Grammar School. They eventually finished 2nd to Sacred Heart after a competitive final. Rayannah Hwang, Sarah Lynch, Miranda Watson and Maddie Smith led the team to victory. Although Maddie Barbour was injured and couldn’t play in Saturday’s games, her role on Friday was crucial to her team.
Our Senior Boys' Development team played three games with enthusiasm and camaraderie against tough competition. Although the team finished 6th, they had a chance to compete and represent our School with positive spirit on and off the court. Yujianxuan (Rain) Cui, Kun (Ken) Lee and Peter MacGregor led the way with strong play. Jarred Douglas also played a key role in a leadership capacity as he helped coaches with our younger team.
The Junior Girls were competitive in every game and came home with 3rd place. Gala Holmcontinues to lead the team with great offensive skills and a strong defensive presence. The “two Gabby’s”, Gabby Shaw and Gabby Strickey were also key leaders and players in the clutch.
The Junior Boys finished the tournament in 2nd place with a 2-2 record. Justin Day led the team in the semi-final with aggressive rebounding and key baskets. Yuk Kan (Lucas) Tam continued to lead the team in scoring, and Kyle Clanachan was the main rebounder, especially controlling the defensive boards.