The May 22 issue of The Glengarry News includes extensive coverage of high school soccer, which wrapped up regular-season play last week. Photo galleries can be viewed online here.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hosting a pair of soccer matches on Monday, Tagwi's junior girls team played to split results.
The Warriors dropped their opener 2-0 to Holy Trinity, before rebounding with a 1-0 victory over St. Joseph's. Morgan McRae had the Tagwi tally.
This week's edition of The News has more coverage and photos.
The abbreviated high school soccer season continued last Friday, despite the intermittent rainy conditions and puddle-laden fields. Among the action, Holy Trinity's junior girls took on Tagwi, playing to a 2-2 draw. The first photo below shows action from that match.
In the second image, Holy Trinity's junior boys are all smiles.
Thanks to Mindy Gibbs for both photos. We will have coverage of these games and the rest of the league action in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The 2019 house league spring tackle football season is scheduled to hit the gridiron on Sunday, with games in Alexandria and Cornwall.
The field at GDHS will host a trio of Glengarry Gaels games, versus respective Cornwall #3 squads: tykes at 10 a.m., mosquitoes at 11:30 a.m., and bantams at 1 p.m.
There is no Glengarry team at the peewee level, though the Cornwall #1 peewees include Glengarry players and coaches. That squad is slated to play at CCVS, at noon.