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2018 County Clippers recap

2018 County Clippers recap

By Myla DeBoef and Thomas Davies 2018 has been another great year for Clippers Basketball in the County. The 2017/18 season consisted of six rep teams that played a combination of 150 games, had countless practices, played in 18 tournaments, and hosted three home tournaments. All teams achieved vast improvements and players developed into strong, […]

County's world street luge champion says it’s about more than just speed

County’s world street luge champion says it’s about more than just speed

By Sarah Law Imagine laying on your back feet-first on a skateboard and rolling down a hill – at more than 100 kilometres an hour. For the 2018 Street Luge World Champion Kolby Parks, this is his idea of fun. Parks, a 33-year-old Picton resident who works as an education assistant at Prince Edward Collegiate […]

PECI Panthers soak in OFSAA experience

PECI Panthers soak in OFSAA experience

The PECI Panthers Senior Girls Basketball team represented the smallest school from the smallest community, and although the team didn’t place, the members made their presence known at the All Ontario Championships (OFSAA) last week. It’s the second time in three years PECI’s basketball team has reached all-Ontario competition and coach Rob Garden is proud […]

PECI Senior Girls COSSA champions heading to OFSAA next week

PECI Senior Girls COSSA champions heading to OFSAA next week

For the second time in three years, the PECI Senior Girls Basketball team is the champion of Central Ontario. Coach Rob Garden reports the team defeated Holy Cross from Peterborough 64 – 45 in the championship game in front of a packed gym at PECI. “Mikayla Leavitt, Jesse Swackhammer and Vanessa Wilton all scored 14 […]

Public welcome to cheer PECI in COSSA basketball bid

Public welcome to cheer PECI in COSSA basketball bid

Girls Basketball COSSA championship games are Thursday, Nov. 15. The JR girls team plays Cobourg Collegiate in Lindsay at IE Weldon at 12pm. Championship game is at 4pm. The bus leaves at 8:15am. Parents are invited to ride the bus. The SR girls team plays Adam Scott at PECI at 10am. Championship game is at […]

Mayor proclaims Nov. 1 'Miss Supertest Day' in honour of Canada's most famous race boat

Mayor proclaims Nov. 1 ‘Miss Supertest Day’ in honour of Canada’s most famous race boat

Mayor Robert Quaiff has declared Nov. 1 ‘Miss Supertest Day’ in honour of the Canadian Unlimited Class Hydroplane “Miss Supertest II” achieving the official world water speed record in Prince Edward County on Nov. 1, 1957. The record of 184.4 mph along the Hayward Long Reach in Prince Edward County still stands today – 61 […]

Picton woman wins international Rebelle Rally

Picton woman wins international Rebelle Rally

Prince Edward County’s Michelle Laframboise and her co-driver Elise Racette have taken first place in the 2018 Rebelle Rally in a thrilling tie finish. After last year’s win the in the International Cup class – this year they set out to take top honours – and succeeded with a come-from-behind upset on Oct. 19. They […]

Hockey families County bound this weekend

Hockey families County bound this weekend

About 700 players and up to 1,500 parents and siblings are expected to descend upon the County this weekend for the 9th Annual Milk Hockey Tournament Oct. 26-28. “The event features 44 teams from all over Ontario arriving in our community to play hockey, eat and drink, buy gas, drink coffee, and generally soak up […]

Fitness schedule is ready - are you?

Fitness schedule is ready – are you?

Would you love to be fit and strong this year? The next eight-week session for group classes begins Monday, Oct. 29 at Everfit Studios, 8 Stanley St., (upstairs) in Bloomfield. New classes are being offered for ‘Muscle Blast’, Fitness Kickboxing, Fascial Flow and Pilates Mat. The popular cardio circuit, TRX, yoga programs are also being […]

PECI student wins speed skating bronze

PECI student wins speed skating bronze

Thirteen members of the Quinte Blades Speed Skating Club competed in Belleville last weekend at the first regional meet hosted by the Quinte Blades Speed Skating Club – drawing 100 competitors ages six to 50 from all across Ontario and as far away as Chicago. Coach Paul Pickard, former PECI vice-principal, skated on personal best […]

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