Sports in the Glens
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As in past years, there are hands-on activities available for kids on the Saturday of the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville. In the morning, there is the junior heavyweights event, which gives children a chance to try scaled-down versions of the traditional Scottish competitions. In the afternoon, it's track and field.
Here is a link to more information. Advance registration (no cost) is requested.
Check out Michael Robertson's photo of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremonies in Scotland. The 25-year-old is there, representing Canada (and Williamstown). He will run in the 400m race and the 4x400m relay.
The Glengarry Soccer League will holds its Gerald MacDonald soccer tournament for U12 and U16 boys and girls teams this weekend in Alexandria.
Round three of the Ontario junior C lacrosse playoffs will open on the road on Saturday, July 26, with game two booked for Cornwall's multi-sport complex on Sunday, July 27, starting at 3pm.
To see the complete schedule, click here.
The Celtics will be taking on Clarington, after getting past Gloucester and Peterborough in the first and second rounds respectively.
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(By Tammy Allen) A new english horse show will make its debut this Sunday at the Vankleek Hill Fairgrounds. The Vankleek Hill Summer Horse Show promises to be a friendly and inviting event which gives equestrians, young and old, an opportunity to ride in a supportive environment. There is something for almost every rider.
If you are a novice who has just mastered the walk and trot, an intermediate or an advanced rider who can canter and jump, there are a variety or classes to choose from. There are classes for riders with young or green horses in need of experience. For adults showing for the first time or for those wanting to just dust off their paddock boots and get back in the saddle, there are events for you.
This new horse show comes on the heels of the final Hilltop Horse Show last year which was retired after 35 successful years.
“There is a strong need for local riders to come out and ride with other equestrians who share their passion for the sport” says Tammy Allen, one of the key organizers of the Summer Horse Show along with Allison Barton. “ Many people expressed interest in seeing a new show take its place and we hope they will support this fresh new format”.
The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society will play host to this new venture which will begin at 9am on Sunday, July 27.
“It is important to encourage the future generation of riders, so they will get a chance to show off their talents over the lunch hour” say Allen referring to the leadline class for the youngsters, and the always entertaining costume class for the young at heart. There will be ribbons, trophies, special prizes, and a canteen on site. Riders and supporters are welcome to come out and enjoy the camaraderie and to cheer others on!
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(By Rodney Wilson) The Cornwall River Kings of the LNAH continue their hunt for a bench boss. Despite numerous rumours that a head coach has already been chosen, the reality is – the search continues.
In fact, Lalonde has taken a role as head coach for a junior AAA team in Saint-Jerome, under the direction of owner Bill Hattem. Frost and Hattem are both excited at the dual role being played by Lalonde and have absolutely no issue with him working for both teams.
“It truly could not have worked out any better,” said Lalonde. “Not only do I have the opportunity to coach a terrific junior team but I also can continue to work in my home town as GM of the River Kings.” And you can bet Lalonde, who is also the head scout for Cornwall, will be keeping his eyes open for potential future River Kings.
Meanwhile, Cornwall is also being strategic and patient in regards to the signing of players. “We plan to interview each and every player personally next week,” said Lalonde. “We are looking to put the best possible product on the ice this season and need to explore all options.”
For each of the two seasons the Kings have played in Cornwall, Williamstown's Jonathan Jasper has been part of the squad. The punishing, young blueliner has told The News he is looking forward to returning to the region's pro hockey again this year.
Our July 16 edition features a story about Caitlyn Gallant and her university study about the need for soccer players to be taught proper head-balling technique. Check out the story on page 9 for all the information.
Here is a reprint of her study's abstract:
This paper sought to investigate the neuropsychological consequences of sub-concussive impacts in soccer, in the form of trained, and untrained heading techniques, which are often implemented by recreational players. The two heading techniques were examined to determine if they would affect performance on the Serial Reaction Time Task (SRTT). 51 Participants began the experiment by completing a SRTT pre-test, which served as a baseline measure of neuropsychological functioning. Next, through random assignment, one group of participants (n=25) was trained in proper heading techniques, while the other group (n=26) received an equivalent training session on passing the ball.
Subsequently, participants executed a series of head-balls, and lastly, completed a SSRT post-test. Reaction time improved over time, but the effect size was smaller for the untrained heading condition, demonstrating that improper heading techniques reduced the practice effect that occurred with proper heading techniques. These results suggest that untrained heading techniques should be investigated further, as they appear to produce negative short-term effects on mean reaction time relative to those of trained heading techniques.
Keywords: heading training, purposeful heading, sub-concussive trauma