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Junior Gaels boys qualify for EOSSAA soccer

sean May 26, 2019 - 2:26pm

Depsite finishing as SD&G playoff runners-up, the GDHS Gaels junior boys soccer team will compete at EOSSAA, on Wednesday in Kemptville, as the fifth seed.

Last week, the Gaels lost their league championship match to la Citadelle, which is the second seed at EOSSAA. Also competing there will be VCI, the PRSSAA champion, ranked fourth.

Glengarry's game schedule is as follows

  • 9:10 a.m. versus St. Joseph's - Renfrew
  • 11:30 a.m. against VCI

Should they finish first in their pool, they will qualify for the EOSSAA championship game, slated for a 4:10 p.m. start.

All matches will be two 30-minute halves.

For more high school soccer coverage, including details on last week's SD&G playoffs, be sure to check out the next edition of The Glengarry News.

SD&G champion Tagwi junior girls soccer team ranked first for EOSSAA

sean May 26, 2019 - 2:15pm

Last week in Cornwall, the junior girls soccer team from Tagwi captured the SD&G 'A' playoff championship. (Be sure to check this week's edition of The Glengarry News for the story and photos.)

Next for the Warriors is EOSSAA, where Tagwi is seeded first of six teams for the May 29 tournament, in Kemptville.

The Warriors are booked to play round-robin matches (two 30-minute halves) at 8 a.m. (versus St. Joseph's - Renfrew) and 10:20 a.m. (against St Thomas Aquinas). The girls will need to finish with the best record in their pool, as there is no semfinal round, just a championship game, scheduled for a 3 p.m. start.

Teams from la Citadelle (SDGAA runner-up) and VCI (PRSSAA champion) are also competing in this tournament.

GDHS senior boys, Le Relais senior girls soccer teams seeded first for EOSSAA

sean May 26, 2019 - 1:53pm

Senior 'A' EOSSAA soccer will take place May 27 and May 28, with teams from the county seeded on top.

For the boys, the SD&G champion Glengarry Gaels, who capped off a perfect league season last week by claiming the SDGAA playoff title, are ranked first in a six-team field for the regional tournament.

Day one matches are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. (versus Notre Dame) and 12:30 p.m. (against St. Michael). The top two squads from pool play will advance to day two semifinal action, set for 10:30 a.m. The championship game is booked for a 2 p.m. start.

On the girls side, le Relais claimed the PRSSAA championship last fall and has been eager to hit the field to compete at EOSSAA. Les Rapides are ranked first. The SDGAA entrant is la Citadelle.

Le Relais day one action is slated for 8 a.m. (versus Ernestown) and 11:00 a.m. (against Rideau). Semifinals on the second day are set for 9 a.m., with the girls championship game booked for a 12:30 p.m. start.

EOSSAA is being hosted by St. Michael Catholic High School, with the games to be played at South Gower Park (669 South Gower Dr., Kemptville). The game format will be two 40-minute halves.

Finalists amongst the boys and girls (EOSSAA winners and runners-up) will qualify for OFSAA.

St. Joseph's Panthers senior boys hold off Holy Trinity Falcons for soccer title

sean May 23, 2019 - 4:59pm

The senior boys soccer team at St. Joseph’s CSS once again claimed the SD&G championship in the 'AA' division, defeating the Holy Trinity Falcons, 5-2, on Wednesday. 

The Panthers finished the season 7-1-2 good for second place overall in the league (second to the unbeaten Glengarry Gaels who won the 'A' title in separate playoffs) and were favoured to win the game. 

HT capitalized on a couple of SJ turnovers to twice take leads. The Panthers applied great pressure all game and finally got a break on a penalty kick, awarded for a handball in the box. Braedan Levac buried it to tie the game, one of his three tallies of the match. 

At that point, the St. Joseph's onslaught saw the offence take charge, scoring three more. 

Other Panthers scoring in the game were Cole Lavigne and Hayden Charbonneau. 

The Panthers travel to Kingston next Tuesday and Wednesday, for EOSSAA at Queen’s University.

For more HT Falcons soccer news (along with coverage of the high school 'A' playoffs), please see the May 29 issue of The Glengarry News.

Panthers soccer team
Standing, from left, are Coach Gilles Levac, Ethan Canham, Nolan Shane, Jae Jeon, Lucas Bennis, Paul Waldhauser, Ben Pineault, Hayden Charbonneau, Kale MacCormick, Caleb Leduc, Aydin Riley, Haydn Preston, and coach Jack Chsiholm. Kneeling: Jordan Millward, Adam Winters, Thomas Wilson, Jeff Park, Emilio Sami-Magarin, Braeden Levac, Cameron Brunet, Cole Lavigne, and Frederic Dubuc. In front are Joey Brisson and Cole Fraser-Dupuis. 
– submitted photo

GDHS senior & junior boys soccer teams advance to league finals

sean May 22, 2019 - 12:47pm

The senior and junior boys soccer teams at Glengarry District High School scored respective victories this morning over Char-Lan and Tagwi to advance to this afternoon's SD&G championships matches. The senior final is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start, with the junior final at 4:30 p.m.

On the girls side, GDHS' varsity squad blanked Char-Lan, in Cornwall, to advance to the senior 'A' final versus host and top seed la Citadelle.

The junior girls final will feature Tagwi versus the winner of the semifinal currently underway.

Note: for junior boys and junior girls, the finalists will all advance to EOSSAA, regardless of the outcome of the games, as there are extra berths available to SDGAA. In the senior divisions, only winners will move on.

soccer action
GDHS senior Bailey Pidgeon pushes ahead for a loose ball, in action versus Char-Lan. – Sean Bray photo

Holy Trinity unbeaten, Char-Lan winless in high school baseball

sean May 21, 2019 - 7:33pm

Today's high school baseball tournament saw Holy Trinity tie Catholic rival St. Joseph's 3-3 and edge Char-Lan 3-2, in a game decided in the bottom of the 7th inning. The Crusaders lost their other game to Seaway, a 10-1 thrashing. The Spartans also beat the Panthers, 8-2.

SD&H playoffs are set for Thursday, at Legion Park in Cornwall. Char-Lan will tangle with Seaway in the opening semifinal, starting at 9 a.m. The second semi will feature the Falcons and St. Joe's at 11 a.m.

The consolation final will be played at 1 p.m., and the championship game at 3 p.m.

Speedway's 50th season opener held May 19

sean May 21, 2019 - 1:35pm

Sunday saw the 50th racing season open on the Cornwall Motor Speedway's dirt track.

Amongst the divisions competing in the May 19 races was the Pro Stock feature. Former Apple Hill resident Dave Bissonnette led the way early, but got passed by CD Beauchamp on lap 3. Beauchamp had company in Alexandria's Rock Aubin at the halfway point, as the drivers ran side-by-side for several laps. They got together in the backstretch on lap 17, and Beauchamp had to go to the rear of the field. Lebrun led the final laps for the victory.

Final standings: STEPHANE LEBRUN, ROCH AUBIN, DAVE SEGUIN, CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, PIERRE-OLIVIER BREAULT, DAVE BISSONNETTE, BURTON WARD, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, KEVIN FETTERLY, MIKE BLAIS.

In other events, Yan Bussiere won the Canadian Nationals feature, Shane Pecore topped drivers in the Race for the Cure Sportsman race, and Nicholas Lamoureux triumphed in the Mini Stock feature.

Canadian Nationals results (100 laps): YAN BUSSIERE, J-F CORRIVEAU, LUKE WHITTEKER, DAVID HEBERT(DQ), COREY WHEELER, CHRIS RAABE, CAREY TERRANCE, KYLE DINGWALL, STEVE BERNIER, MARIO CLAIR, TIM FULLER, MIKE MARESCA, STEVE BERNARD, LEE LADOUCEUR, DANY GAGNE, MICHAEL PARENT, JOEY LADOUCEUR, MATHIEU BOISVERT, LOUIE JACKSON JR, PRESTON FORBES, MARC THERRIEN, BRIAN MCDONALD, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, KEVIN HAMEL, MICHAEL LABRECHE, TRISTAN DRAPER, MATHIEU LARAMEE.

Race for the Cure Sportsman results (100 tours): SHANE PECORE, RYAN STABLER, KURTIS CAYER, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, JASON SHIPCLARK, ZACH ARQUIETT, THOMAS COOK, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, GABRIEL CYR, JEFFREY LAPALME, ALEX GAGNON, JUSTIN DELORMIER, DENIS FORGUES, ALEX LIZOTTE, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, MOISE PAGE, JASON ROSE BOB RAY, GENEVA SHEFFIELD, ROBERT DELORMIER, JARRET HERBISON, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, KAVEN POLIQUIN, CHRIS FERGUSON, DEVIN WILLIS, RICKY THOMPSON, JUNIOR DELORMIER, ADAM ROZON, COREY WINTERS, CHRISTIAN SMOKE.

Mini-Stock results (20 laps): NICHOLAS LAMOUREUX, YANIK POTVIN, JUSTIN JODOIN, MARC DAGENAIS, MATTHEW MOORE, THOMAS MACDONALD, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, JAMES CLARKE, TYLER LAMARCHE, SHAWN DUVAL.

files from Martin Bélanger

SDGAA 'AA' girls soccer playoffs today at St. Joseph's

sean May 21, 2019 - 9:56am

The 'AA' division gets a jump on SDGAA playoff soccer action, with the girls finals today at St. Joseph's. Both matches will see respective Panthers squads take on Catholic rivals from Holy Trinity.

JR FINAL at 11 a.m.: 1st (HT) vs 2nd (SJ)
SR FINAL at 12:30 p.m.: 2nd (HT) vs 1st (SJ)

For more soccer coverage, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

High school baseball next week in Cornwall

sean May 17, 2019 - 5:05pm

A quick high school baseball season will take place next week, over two days at Legion Park in Cornwall.

On May 21, participating schools will each get two games to determine rankings for playoffs. The schedule has Holy Trinity playing St. Joseph's at 9 a.m., followed by Seaway and Char-Lan at 11 a.m., Seaway and St. Joseph's at 1 p.m., and Char-Lan versus Holy Trinity at 3 p.m.

Two days later, on May 23, the 9 a.m. contest will be the 1 versus 4 semifinal, with the other semi booked for an 11 a.m. start. The consolation final will hit the diamond at 1 p.m., with the championship game set for 3 p.m.

Glengarry senior boys complete unbeaten regular-season campaign

sean May 16, 2019 - 5:13pm

The Glengarry DHS Gaels senior boys soccer team nabbed two more victories this morning to maintain the team's unbeaten regular-season record in SD&G league play. With that, the Gaels will finish first in the standings and host playoffs in Alexandria, on May 22. (The junior boys 'A' playoff tourney will also be in Alexandria.)

The top seed amongst senior 'A' girls teams is la Citadelle, which will host the senior and junior playoffs, also on May 22. The Gaels girls also won twice today to wrap up their regular season action and will compete as the second seed next week.

In 'AA' soccer, St. Joseph's will host all playoff matches, with the girls going May 21 and the boys on May 22.

wet soccer field
There were some soggy sports on the soccer fields today in Williamstown. – Sean Bray photo

Cornwall Wildcats OFC football team set to kick off 2019 season on the road

sean May 14, 2019 - 12:19pm

The OFC Wildcats are scheduled to kick off their 2019 season in Toronto, playing the Thunder on May 18.

This summer marks a decade for the program, which offers provincial-level football for U20 athletes.

As the organization notes, "Wildcats players have gone on to play junior and university football, and to be drafted into the CFL. [As well,] our local coaches have gone on to be provincial and university level coaches.

The squad has a bye in week two and will play on the road versus the Oshawa Hawkeyes on June 1.

Cornwall's home opener, at Joe. St. Denis Field, is slated for Saturday, June 8, starting at 4 p.m.

Kirby Camplin returns to his role as head coach and will also serve as offensive co-ordinator. On offence, he will be assisted by Mitch Zappitelli, Jarret St. John, Costa Zarifi, and Dylan Hambleton.

The defensive co-ordinator is Alex Labonte, whose staff includes Jesse St. John, Kyle Labelle, Stephane Bigras, and Todd Sabourin.

Alex Zarifi is also part of the coaching crew, serving as film guy and general gofer.

Amongst the Glengarry boys on the roster are Max Sabourin, Steffon Lee, Derek Howes, Eric Cumberbatch, Patrick Cumberbatch, Alex Este, Rylan Duhart, and Odin Marfurt-Breakenridge. The squad also has Tagwi representation with Schuyler Schellenberg, Connor MacMillan, Tyler Murray, and Grayson Rutters.

To get the full story on all things Glengarry, each week be sure to check out The Glengarry News, available by subscription online or in traditional print format.