Two Glengarry Gaels youth football teams prevailed last Sunday in opening-day action, and we have the story in The News this week. Photos from the bantam contest can be viewed in our online gallery here.
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The senior boys soccer team from Char-Kan DHS hit the pitch in Cornwall on Monday, dropping a 2-1 decision to St. Joseph's before pounding host St. Lawrence 8-0.
The results give the Crusaders a record of 7 and 1.
For the full high school soccer story, check out the stories in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
At last week's SD&G high school track and field championships in Ottawa, Holy Trinity CSS won the overall school title, with 454 points, ahead of Tagwi, which had 418.
L'Heritage was third, followed by St. Joseph's, CCVS, North Dundas, Char-Lan, Glengarry, Seaway, St. Lawrence, and la Citadelle.
For photos, results, and the full story, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
On Monday, county rivals Char-Lan and Glengarry collided in high school senior boys soccer action, in Williamstown, where the Gaels prevailed 2-0. Check out all the details, including results from other recent matches and games on the schedule, in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
We also have a photo gallery of the action available here.
The 2018 high school soccer season for the SDGAA schools kicked off yesterday in Williamstown, with a slate of junior games. We have some photos of the action between the girls squads from Holy Trinity and Tagwi in our galleries here.
For a preview of the season, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The newest sports photo galleries are now online here, showcasing images from the Glengarry Soccer League men's indoor championship series, men's playoff flag football, le Relais hockey, and Glengarry Cup curling in Lancaster.
With just over a month until the start of the 2018 season at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, it's a good time to preview the regular divisions.
Great things are expected this year in the entry-level Mini-Stock class, with 13 to 15 drivers scheduled to be at the track on a regular basis.
Marc Dagenais: The 2017 track champion will be back to defend his crown. The big guy will be looking at having an even better season this year, having captured 5 event wins in 2016.
Mike Gaucher: The veteran runner is expected to be back competing at the speedway. He's always one to watch, taking 3 wins last season.
Francis Desjardins: After finishing third in the points in 2016, Desjardins will be looking to challenge again for the title. He acquired a new car for this year and will look to collect a few wins in the process. Desjardins came close on several occasions last summer, with numerous second-place finishes.
Alexis Charbonneau: The French-speaking driver has committed again for 2018. Charbonneau enjoys the competition in Cornwall, and he is always one to watch. He finished fourth in the points last season. Expect the bright orange #49 car amongst the front five on many occasions.
Karl Potvin: The rookie of the year made his mark last season by finishing fifth in the points, collecting one feature win and being frequently in the front pack. Potvin will look to move up the ranks in the division this year.
Skylar Ladouceur: Ladouceur did well last season, finishing in sixth. He will be sporting a new number for the upcoming year with two cars at his disposal. Race fans can also expect to see a father-and-son duo in action on some occasions, with dad Terry also taking the wheel.
Drivers such as Corey Gates, Patrice Moniere, Justin Jodoin, Richard Thornton, and Dylan Kirkland who all ran part of the schedule in 2016 have committed to be at the Cornwall track every Sunday evening this year. Veteran racer Chris James is also making his return to competition. Others such as Justin Leroux, Dominick Merckley, and Tyler French are expected to run in a few events as well.
– files from Martin Bélanger
Our latest sports photos are now available for viewing in our online galleries here.
The newest galleries are...
- March 27 UCMHL atom rep. playoff hockey involving the Char-Lan Rebels
- March 29 midget boys basketball at Glengarry DHS in Alexandria
- March 29 Jimmy Hill memorial hockey game in Williamstown
- March 29 novice UCMHL game 5 finals involving the Char-Lan Rebels
Photo reprints are available from our office. Contact The Glengarry News for more information.
The spring football season opens this week for the four Glengarry Gaels youth teams, with indoor practice sessions.
The tykes (ages 7-9) run practices on Thursdays, in gym 1 at Alexandria's GDHS, and Fridays at VCI in Vankleek Hill. Times are 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Mosquitos (ages 10-11) practise in Alexandria., at Elda Rouleau on Mondays and in GDHS gym 1 on Wednesdays. Times are 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Peewee players (ages 12-13) practise in Alexandria, on Mondays at Le Relais and Thursdays at GDHS (gym 2/3). Times are 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The bantams (ages 14-16) workout Mondays at Elda Rouleau (7:30 to 9 p.m.), Wednesdays in gym 3 at GDHS (6 to 7:30 p.m.), and Fridays at VCI in Vankleek Hill (7:30 to 9 p.m.).
Late registrations are still being accepted online here.
The Char-Lan Rebels novice B Rebels rep. hockey team goes for the UCMHL championship tonight, on home ice in Williamstown, starting at 6 p.m.
The young skaters are facing the Kemptville Panthers in the fifth and final game of the title series, with each team having one win and one loss, to go along with two ties thus far.
Last Friday at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria, members of the OPP, bolstered by teachers Ryan Winter, Glen Campbell, and Kelsey Thomson, took on student hockey players from Glengarry District High School, in an afternoon tilt enjoyed by throngs of students filling the stands.
Guest referees Jacob Peerenboom and John Robinson officiated proceedings, that saw the Badgers prevail in overtime, 7-6. Jason Cholette scored the game-winner for the OPP. Gaels finding the net in the contest were Liam MacDonald (2), Ethan Attridge (2), Kevin Doyle, and Lachlan MacDonald.
We have coverage in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, and an online photo gallery can be viewed here.
The Char-Lan Skating Club held its annual showcase on Sunday in Williamstown, and we have coverage in this week's edition of The Glengarry News. A photo gallery can be viewed online here.
Alexandria's bantam rep. B hockey team is the 2018 UCMHL champion, and we have the story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.