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New sports photo galleries: GSL men's soccer, youth baseball, Hearts girls soccer

sean Jul 10, 2018 - 1:51pm

We have three new sports photo galleries this week on our website here.

The latest images cover recent action from GSL senior men's soccer, Glengarry Minor Baseball, and Glengarry Hearts U15 girls soccer.

For the stories on these, be sure to check out the July 11 issue of The Glengarry News.

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A youngster collects the ball in the outfield. (Sean Bray photo)

Take advantage of early-registration for the Raisin River Footrace

sean Jul 10, 2018 - 1:12pm

The 40th Annual Great Raisin River Footrace is just over a month away, scheduled for Sunday, August 12, in Williamstown.

Early registration for the 11 km and 5 km races, at a discounted rate, is available until July 14, online at raceroster.com/16814

New this year, to mark the event's long tenure, the first 300 participants will receive a commemorative Ed Whitlock medal. 

As well, the footrace convenors Sheila and Wendell Lafave have organized a Saturday evening clinic, where Roger Robinson, who's been described as the "world's best running historian," will talk about Whitlock. He will also draw from his latest book. This session will take place in the ballroom of the Sir John Johnson Manor House, in Williamstown.

The Sunday morning runs (starting at 8:30 a.m.) begin and finish on the grounds of the Manor House. Both the 5 km and 11 km course are out and back along a scenic, flat country road, along the south side of the Raisin River.

A kids fun race is also scheduled. This is a 150-metre event for children under 10 years of age (who are not running the 5 km race). Children will receive a ribbon and a treat. No pre-registration is required.

Entry fees for the 11 km and 5 km events, respectively, are $25 and $20 until July 15, $30 and $25 from July 15 through August 9, and $35 and $30 on race day.

The Lafaves have announced, after 11 years at the helm, this will be their final time organizing the Footrace. New convenors have yet to be confirmed.

Serving Kindness beach volleyball tournament set for July 21

sean Jul 10, 2018 - 12:02pm

On July 21 at the beach in Charlottenburgh Park, Serving Kindness, a volleyball tournament, will be held.

Colton Gallant and his committee have been co-ordinating this event with Lissa Deslandes, of the Raisin River Conservation Authority, aiming for a successful inaugural tourney. Proceeds will be divided up and donated to different families in the area who are currently experiencing financial hardship.

The cost per team is $200 (6-12 players), and this is also a co-ed tournament, with each team required to have a female on the court at all times. As of this posting, eight teams have signed up.

DJ Poswah (Eric Laszewski, 28, Cornwall) has kindly agreed to spin tunes throughout the day.

Teams and individuals are also encouraged to book a campsite, stay the night, and support Charlottenburg Park.

The event logo was created by Colton’s older sister, Caitlyn Gallant, who also came up with the names.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page or call Colton Gallant at 613-360-8800.

GSL minor soccer results from last week

sean Jul 10, 2018 - 11:51am

The July 11 edition of The Glengarry News includes details on Glengarry Soccer League results from the senior men's, senior women's, tier 2 men's, U19 girls, and U16 girls divisions. Unfortunately, we did not have space for other minor results. These are posted here.

U12 girls

Maxville 3 vs. Laggan/GS 0
Char-Lan 1 vs. North Lancaster 0
VKH/Dunvegan B 1 vs. VKH/Dunvegan A 0
Char-Lan A 4 vs. Alexandria 0

U12 boys

Char-Lan 2 A vs. Laggan/GS 0
Alexandria Spartans 5 vs. Char-Lan B 1

U14 boys

Dunvegan 8 vs. Char-Lan 0
Alexandria 5 vs. Laggan/Glen Sandfield 1
Maxville 2 vs. Vankleek Hill 0

U14 Girls

Alexandria Devils 4 vs. Char-Lan A 0
Char-Lan B 2 vs. Maxville 0
Dunvegan 2 vs. Vankleek Hill 1

U16 boys

Char-Lan 7 vs. Maxville 0
Laggan/Glen Sandfield 3 vs. Vankleek Hill 0
Char-Lan 2 vs. Laggan/Glen Sandfield 0 

Royals baseball team stands 4-0 at provincials

sean Jul 8, 2018 - 1:18pm

Competing in the senior Little League provincial tournament in Cornwall, the hometown Royals stand 4-0 following round-robin play, to advance to the championship game set for Monday, July 9 at 4 p.m., at Legion Park.

Their opponent has yet to be determined, as the East Nepean Eagles and Orleans Red Sox will battle today to decide who gets the berth. That game is also slated for a 4 p.m. start.

The winner of the tourney advances to represent Ontario at the national senior Little League tournament.

ICYMI: full slate of GSL soccer games on tap for Sunday

sean Jul 8, 2018 - 1:14pm

In an effort to make up matches postponed from earlier in the week due to extreme heat, the Glengarry Soccer League has been trying to make them up over the course of the weekend.

Tonight, July 8, there are youth matches at the U10 boys, U10 girls, U14 boys, and U19 girls levels, as well as tier 2 men's.

Sunday is traditionally a day of rest in the GSL regular season.

We will have more details in the next edition of The Glengarry News.

Soccer returns to county fields for busy Friday night

sean Jul 6, 2018 - 5:58pm

Usually a quiet night on area soccer pitches, this week will be decidedly busier as the Glengarry Soccer League strives to catch up on some matches postponed due to extreme heat in recent days.

The youth action tonight, July 6, includes games in U12 boys, U14 girls, and U16 boys divisions.

For the adults, there's a senior women's match on the Dunvegan field, featuring Laggan and Vankleek Hill, at 8:30 p.m.

Also at that time, there are two senior men's games on tap. In Greenfield, the hosts will entertain Glen Sandfield, while on the Lochiel field, McCrimmon and Dunvegan will be playing. 

More games this weekend

Saturday night, usually an off night, will have U14 girls and U16 boys games

Sunday evening features U10 boys, U10 girls, U14 boys, U19 girls, and tier 2 men's matches.

Extreme heat forces GSL to postpone Thursday night youth soccer

sean Jul 5, 2018 - 1:36pm

For the second straight night, and third evening of the last four, the Glengarry Soccer League is having to postpone/cancel scheduled youth soccer matches due to extreme heat.

Here's today's announcement:

The Glengarry Soccer League has decided, in the interest of the safety of our members, to cancel the 6:30pm games for Thursday, July 5th, 2018 due to the extreme heat. All U8 games are cancelled. All of the U14G games are being rescheduled.

ERSL, GSL youth soccer matches for July 4 postponed

sean Jul 4, 2018 - 1:17pm

Both the Glengarry Soccer League and East Regional Soccer League have announced that youth matches scheduled for tonight will be postponed due to the extreme heat.

For the GSL, this affects games in the U6, U12 boys, and U16 boys divisions. 

At this time, GSL U19 girls, tier 2 women's, and senior men's games are still on – all slated for 8:30 p.m. starts. 

For details on the Glengarry Soccer League's extreme heat game postponement/cancellation guidelines, please see this post.

Glengarry Soccer League publishes extreme heat game-cancellation policy

sean Jul 4, 2018 - 12:47pm

Today, the Glengarry Soccer League announced its extreme heat policy, as a guideline to when scheduled youth and adult soccer games will be postponed and/or cancelled.

Monday (July 2) saw all matches scrubbed due to the hot, humid weather conditions, with the intention of these games all being rescheduled to play on Sunday (Jule 8). See this week's edition of The Glengarry News for more details.

Last evening, conditions moderated somewhat, allowing scheduled games to proceed.

Here are the GSL extreme heat guidelines: 

The Glengarry Soccer League will reschedule games league-wide for U10 and older, if the humidex for Alexandria, according to Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca), is 35 degrees or higher during game time.

The league will post / e-mail by 5 p.m. in regards to the 6:30 p.m. / 7 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 7 p.m.

The league will post / e-mail by 7 p.m. in regards to the 8:30 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 9 p.m.

The league may make the call to reschedule games earlier in the day if the humidex is going to be significantly higher than 35 degrees.

For games that start on the half hour, we will use the next available projected rating to determine if the game is on. For example, a 6:30 p.m. kick-off time will use the 7 p.m. projected humidex rating to determine whether the game will or will not be played.

U8 games will cancelled and not rescheduled, as there are no official standings or playoffs in the U8 divisions.

U6 will be left to the discretion of the area reps as to what temperature they would like to cancel their sessions at and can be done prior to 5 p.m.

Games that are to be rescheduled will be moved to the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday of the week of cancellations. If teams are unable to play on the rescheduled date, the coach is asked to let the GSL know ASAP that they will have to unfortunately forfeit.

The Glengarry Soccer League would like to thank you for your patience and consideration on this issue. We want to remind our players and officials to keep well-hydrated on game days. If you feel that it is unsafe for your child to play, please notify your child's coach; the GSL will leave that up to the parents' discretion.

Cornwall Speedway results from July 1

sean Jul 3, 2018 - 12:12pm

This week's issue of The Glengarry News features coverage of the Canada Day Big Blocks race at the Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Here are the results from the other races.

Sportsman class feature race results (25 laps): Thomas Cook, Brianna Ladouceur, Adam Rozon, Kurtis Cayer, Justin Lalancette, Devin Willis, Shane Pecore, Evan Racine, Justin Desrosiers, Pascal Racette, Tristan Draper, Billy Cook, Derek Cryderman, Jason Rose, Jason Fetterly, Fred Bellemare, Bob Ray, Chris Ferguson, Rick Thompson, Robert Delormier, Delbert Legrow, Brent Lozo, Gordon Clair.

Mini-Stock class feature race results (15 laps): Chris James, Justin Jodoin, J-C Bouchard, Teddy Bair, Skylar Ladouceur, Alexis Charbonneau.

Looking ahead to racing scheduled for Sunday, July 8, the speedway is booked to host a pair of series from Quebec, along with most of the regular classes, with the exception of the Mini-Stocks.

New photo gallery: OFC Cornwall Wildcats football from June 30

sean Jul 3, 2018 - 12:09pm

Our latest online gallery features images from the June 30 OFC Cornwall Wildcats football game versus the Peterborough Wolverines. For the story, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News. The photo gallery can be viewed here.

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The Cornwall Wildcats (black/red) tangle with the Peterborough Wolverines in OFC varsity football. (Sean Bray photo)

Extreme heat forces GSL to postpone July 2 soccer matches

sean Jul 2, 2018 - 2:28pm

All scheduled July 2 soccer matches in the Glengarry Soccer League have been postponed.

That's the word coming down from the GSL admin today as a result of the extreme heat that has stricken our county.

Given the extreme weather conditions (heat advisory) and the risk of severe thunderstorms, the Glengarry Soccer League has decided in the interest of the safety of our members to cancel all games for Monday, July 2, 2018.

Games will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 8 at the same time and location (provided the field is available) and we will continue to monitor the weather for the remainder of the week.

Monday's postponed games include youth and tier 2 men's action.

With hot weather forecast to continue this week, it's likely that there will be additional postponements in the days ahead.

ERSL postpones action as well

The Ottawa-based ERSL, which includes youth Glengarry Hearts teams, was evaluating the status of its matches at the time of this post.

However, we do know that the U13 girls game slated to be played in Alexandria has been deferred to a later date.

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.