Inside King's-Edgehill School

Athletes of the Week - January 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 30, 2019 9:41:13 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.

For the Week of January 7th – 13th 

Junior Boy -- N/A

Junior Girl -- Abby McCarthy (Girls’ Prep Hockey) has been thrown into many different scenarios this year and she always rises to the challenge. Our first-year forward has made a huge impact and has stepped up in a time of need as the girls are struggling with injuries. Last weekend against some of our tougher competition, Abby managed to take on a new position and double shift four games in a row. In our final game of the weekend, Abby scored two really important goals to secure the win for KES! Endurance, toughness, and a relentless “never give up” attitude has made Abby one of our rising stars this year. Congrats, Abby! 

Senior Girl -- Chloe McClean (Girls’ Prep Hockey) is a first-year defense, but you wouldn’t guess it by the way she plays! This poised, smooth-skating player has really made an impact defensively on the team. One of the hardest shooters from the point, Chloe has created many opportunities in front of the net. She’s also very sneaky, creeping in behind the other team to score goals back door. She is equally talented offensively as she is defensively which is why Chloe played a big part in a 2-2 tie this weekend against Rice, netting her only goal of the weekend to get our team going. We cannot wait to see what more she has in her bag of tricks.

Senior Boy -- James MacGregor (Boys’ Prep Hockey) played like a true leader at Maine University against Ulysse Academy. James led the way to the boy’s victory in their first game by scoring two goals. James’s work ethic every shift sets the standard for all his teammates, and he consistently encouraged his teammates throughout the weekend’s games. Congratulations, James!

For the Week of January 13th – 14th 

Junior Boy -- Justin Day (Junior Boys’ Basketball) showed his athletic diversity at the ACIS basketball tournament by leading our team to a semi-final win. He took his rugby player mentality and drove to the hoop and muscled his way to many rebounds in a key win over Halifax Grammar School. His attitude and toughness led the team to a one-point win. 

Junior Girl -- Bella Turner-Galaise (Wrestling) - Bella pinned four opponents in less than five minutes total wrestling time last weekend to win GOLD in our 23rd Annual KES Wrestling Invitational. She displayed impressive technical skill while representing our School with respect and grace. It was great to see some of her Prep Girls’ Hockey teammates cheering her on and volunteering at the event. 

Senior Girl -- Once again, Téa Racozzi (Wrestling) displayed superb technical skills to pin all four of her opponents in the senior category this past weekend to win another GOLD medal. She was not afraid to combine tried and true techniques with some newer moves. Téa led our team, as captain, and she represented our School in a dignified and respectful manner all day. Well done, Téa! 

Senior Boy -- Evan Logan (Wrestling) combined fitness, athleticism and aggression in order to overcome a relative lack of technical skill in his first wrestling tournament, and he placed a respectable third this past weekend. His technical skills are rapidly improving, and we’re looking forward to seeing Evan contribute even more to the team in the coming weeks. Congratulations, Evan!

Read More

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

A Great Biathlon Season Start

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 22, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Our Biathlon athletes,   Madi, Linus, Calvin, and   Aria  competed in our first Biathlon competition last weekend in Charlo, New Brunswick. The ever-so-normal -25 with a wind chill factor did not deter this courageous group. We were a strong presence in our new race suits and coach jackets, and the girls cleaned up:   Aria MacDonald  came in second for SILVER and   Madison Taljaard  came in third place for BRONZE in the sprint competition.   Madi  shot clean in her prone bout and   Aria skied like the wind to beat her.

Read More

Topics: Athletes at KES, Athletics At KES

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. 

Read More

Topics: Athletes at KES, Athletics At KES

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)!

Read More

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

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.
Read More

Topics: Athletes at KES, Athletics At KES

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.

Read More

Topics: Athletes at KES, Athletics At KES

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!
Read More

Topics: Athletes at KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Athletics At KES

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!

Read More

Topics: Athletes at KES, Athletics At KES

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.

Read More

Topics: Athletes at KES, Athletics At KES

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!

Read More

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

Take a Peek Inside King's-Edgehill School

Explore King’s-Edgehill School with this short video.  Tour our campus and see inside Canada’s first independent school.  

 

Subscribe to our Blog

Recent Posts

A Full Day in Pictures

Want a better picture of what it’s like to be a student at King’s-Edgehill School? Our photojournals will walk you through a typical day for Day Students and for Boarding Students. Download yours now for a peek at one day as a KES student.  

A Day in the Life New Call-to-action