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King's-Edgehill School Athletes of the Week - April 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 2, 2019 6:51:00 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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KES Athletes of the Week, April 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 20, 2019 5:12:00 PM

“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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Topics: Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Fantastic Wrestling Season at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 19, 2019 1:33:00 PM

Three KES students wrestled in their first-ever National Wrestling Championship in early April.   Callum Lovelace  (Grade 10),   Bella Turner-Galaise (Grade 9) and team captain   Téa Racozzi  (Grade 12) both trained the two weeks prior to nationals by wrestling early each afternoon followed by rugby practice immediately after.   Bella  won the PEI and New Brunswick Opens over the March break.

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KES Wrestlers Win Gold!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 9, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Despite being a team of only two,   Greg Otto and Quinn Emery  put on such a dominant performance that they won the Junior Boys’ Regional banner. The Senior Girls’ Regional banner went to our girls. This put all of our wrestlers, including our two Senior boys, in an excellent position to compete for more gold at Provincials.

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Training for Nationals

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 5, 2019 3:13:00 PM

Bella Turner-Galaise has been preparing for the Canadian Wrestling Championships scheduled for April 5-7. She had a busy March break competing in our Senior Girls Prep hockey games in PEI as well as winning the PEI & NB Open Provincial Wrestling Championship tournaments. These three events have kept her busy over the break, and she has returned to School focused on preparing for the penultimate tournament of the year. She and team members, Team Captain, Téa Racozzi and Callum Lovelace have been training early each afternoon, prior to their additional new spring sports commitments, in preparation for the Nationals. The wrestling practices are short and intense and will continue every weekday afternoon prior to departing next week. This will be the first National Championship for all three wrestlers. Quinn Emery is helping to spar with and prepare his teammates and would be participating himself but he does not possess Canadian citizenship at this time. This event is where national team members are selected and citizenship is mandatory. He will be one to look for at this event next year. We are hopeful for some great results from these three student–athletes. Both Téa and Bella won GOLD at the high school provincials this year with Callum placing second in an upset.

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Success at the Next Level!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 4, 2019 7:39:57 AM

KES was well represented in the dramatic AUS Women’s Hockey Final on March 7th. The St Thomas Tommies won 2-1 with   Rita Dorofeeva (2012-17)helping her team win their first ever AUS championship. They had to overcome an early StFX goal by our very own   Lea MacLeod (2012-18), who had a fantastic rookie season. StFX has a young team that almost reached the summit, and they’ll be very hungry next year!
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Our Budding Scientists

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 2, 2019 7:41:00 AM

On Friday, February 22, our Junior School students were presented awards for outstanding Science Fair projects. Within each of our Grade 7, 8 and 9 groups, prizes were awarded for 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd  place, as well as a smattering of honourable mention awards. The winners of 1 st, 2 nd  and 3 rd  place were determined numerically from the evaluation forms that our judges used for each student. Honourable mentions were based on any number of possibilities (high marks overall, but not already a winner of a 1 st, 2 nd  or 3 rd place prize, an outstanding board, an outstanding presentation, crazy levels of knowledge of a topic, etc). These awards are below.

The Regional Fair will be held from the 1 st to the 4 th of April this year, at the NSCC campus in Kentville. The students were narrowed down from the field of 106 students to 16 students that were considered in “Round 2”, to the 9 that will represent us this year. The students that were selected are NOT necessarily the same ones who won 1 st, 2 nd or 3 rd place positions in their classes, rather, they were the students that the judges felt would have the best chance to be successful at the next level and to vie for the opportunity to win one of four places to attend the National Fair, which this year is in mid-May in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Often, the difference between 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd place amongst our ribbon winners is down to decimal points, and tweaking of minor aspects of a board, a presentation, or a demonstration makes all the difference. There is also no set number of positions for any one grade, and all of the Junior School students are up for consideration for these 9 spots. The judges felt that the following people had the greatest chance of “bringing home the bacon” from Regionals, and I do believe the judges got it right:
 
From  Grade 7: Holden Hoover
From  Grade 8: Jessica Ugwoke and Henry Mulherin
From  Grade 9: Mitchell Larkin, Cameron Stephens, Justin Day, Greg Otto, Hannah Bryant and Will Ahern


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Biathlon Team at Canada Winter Games

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2019 3:45:00 PM

It takes four years to train towards Canada Winter Games and  Aria MacDonald and Madi Taljaardworked hard to represent Team Nova Scotia in Red Deer, Alberta this February. Also included in the Nova Scotia Biathlon team was   Claire Miner,  a Grade 11 student from Horton High School.

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KES Riders Shred the NSSAF Provincial Snowboard Cross Course

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2019 8:10:46 AM

Our varsity snowboarders have been focused and training diligently since the Christmas holidays, and their Western Region results were good enough to advance our teams on to the NSSAF Provincial Snowboard Cross race at Martock on March 5th. On race day, thirteen KES riders competed against other snowboarders from across the province. Each athlete had two runs to complete and the top 3 best times were combined to determine team placement, and individual standings were also tabulated.   Click here  to see the complete list. At the end of the day, here are our results:
GOLD performance for the  Senior Girls Team    Clare Bennett-Gibbs, Kyra Jarvis, and Téa Racozzi. In addition,   Clare  won GOLD   Senior Girls Individual, and   Kyra  placed only a few spots off the podium with a 5th place individual finish, and   Téa  placed 8th overall.

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.

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Varsity Ski Racers Bring Home Provincial Medals!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 15, 2019 1:50:49 PM

The productive season of training and racing at Martock culminated with our Varsity Ski Team on the road for Provincial competition. Tuesday was a day of training to familiarize our athletes with the new environment and to train on the hill where they would be racing. Wednesday was Ski Provincials at Ski Wentworth. Fresh snow the previous two days along with a sunny and relatively warm winter day made excellent conditions to finish the year. Here are some of the highlights of the day:

• 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.
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