Sports in the Glens
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Holy Trinity raised $1,250 for Baldwin House, and along with Catholic partner St. Joseph's, recently donated $2,500 to the facility that assists "women and their children in the transition from violent and abusive circumstances to a safe and secure environment and a renewed family by providing safe shelter and services, and encouraging them to realize their full human potential."
The funds were collected from the recent Sisters' Cup hockey game, played Dec. 10 in Cornwall.
The Falcons express thanks to all those in the community who supported the event and helped us raise funds and/or food donations.
On Wednesday, the boys hockey team from Char-Lan DHS squared off against la Citadelle, in Morrisburg. A photo gallery of the action can be viewed online here, and we have a story of the day's proceedings in the Dec. 26 issue of The Glengarry News.
In July, the second edition of the St. Eugene 3-pitch softball tournament was held to raise money for the community.
This year, the tournament associated with the Vipers, a local broomball team that has been invited to participate in the national championships, in winter 2019.
Organizers of the tournament express their thanks to all participants, as well as to sponsors who helped make this event a success.
Here's a photo of the winning team.
Dec. 17: Glengarry 49 vs St. Joseph's 48 (Story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, photo gallery online here)
Dec. 11: Glengarry 46 vs CCVS 40, Glengarry 52 vs Heritage 43
Dec. 10: Tagwi 57 vs Char-Lan 27
Dec. 17: St. Joseph's 71 vs Glengarry 23 (Joshua Santourian 12)
Dec. 11: CCVS 33 vs Glengarry 26
Dec 10: Char-Lan 50 (Seth Rorabeck 15) vs Tagwi 38 (Wyatt Prior 12)
Last weekend on the road in St. Polycarpe, the Cornwall Prowlers senior 'A' hockey team scored am 8-7 win over the Vaudreuil Titans.
Maxville's Adam Wensink contributed a three-point effort, including a pair of goals, for the Prowlers. Jesse Fontaine, who hails from Martintown, had an assist.
The return engagement is scheduled for Friday, Dec 21, at Cornwall's multi-sport complex (rink 1). Start time is set for 8 p.m. Other upcoming home games this month are slated for Dec. 28 and 29, both also at 8 p.m.
On Monday, the Glengarry DHS senior boys basketball team scored a win over St. Joseph's, and we have an image gallery available online here. For the story, be sure to read this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
Senior men's soccer at the Alexandria dome last week featured a 5-3 win for Pine Grove over McCrimmon, led by two tallies from Taegan Hallahan. Also scoring for the victors were Andrew Caputo, Hugh Macleod, and Colin Webster, while Shawn Vink, with two, and Bruce Fraser had the McCrimmon markers.
The other Dec. 13 contest saw Alexandria FC edge the Bar Flies 4-3, on the strength of goals from Kevin Doyle, Kyle Howes, Sullivan Van Loon, and Andrew Wilkes. Scoring for the Flies were Cameron MacDonald, Lochlan MacDonald, and Hamish MacLeod.
The last action of 2018 is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20, with games beginning at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Glengarry Soccer League senior women's play at the dome last week saw the Dunvegan team blank Glen Nevis 2-0, on markers from Emily McDonald and Michelle DeRepentigny.
The other contest went into the books as a 5-2 win for Alexandria over Dalhart. Braelyn MacMaster had a pair of goals for the winning side, with others netted by Stephanie Cholette, Brooke Lapierre, and Amanda Myre. Corina Shane and Sandra Illing scored for Dalhart.
The teams are scheduled to be back in action tonight, Dec. 18, with games set for 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
A gallery of images from the Dec. 15 hockey game between the Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels can be viewed online here. For the story of the outcome, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
In early preparation for the 2019 racing season, the Cornwall Motor Speedway recently held a drivers meeting for the Mini-Stock and Pro-Stock divisions.
At the request of several drivers from these classes, the meeting included track promoters Raymond and Jacques Lavergne, along with some team members, all listening to ideas, challenges, and questions from the race teams.
"The Mini-Stock meeting was a productive one. Several teams attended, and several rules discussions occurred, as we talked about the weight breaks, security features, engines, and several ideas were put on the table," says Martin Bélanger.
"The Lavergne brothers have committed to providing answers in early 2019 to all teams, and the amount of potential drivers is encouraging," adds Bélanger.
The Pro-Stock drivers were next on the schedule. The discussion was different from the Mini-Stock. It was more geared towards finding solutions on getting more cars to the speedway, security features, and the calendar."
The 2019 season will mark the track's 50th.
Some key dates have already been confirmed, as the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series will start a string of three consecutive Sundays with a DIRTcar Series in action. The DIRTcar Pro-Stock Series will be in Cornwall on July 7, followed by the DIRTcar 358 Series on July 14. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series will be run on Thursday, August 15.
More announcements will be made after the Christmas holidays. The Lavergne family and Cornwall Motor Speedway wish everyone happy holidays, encouraging you to spend some quality time with family and friends, and to be safe.
– submitted files