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Racing series hit area tracks this weekend

office Jul 9, 2014 - 3:06pm

(By Martin Bélanger)     Both the Seaway-Lussier GM Performance Sportsman and Mohawk Race Parts Pro-Stock Series are back in action this weekend at three different tracks. The Sportsman series will travel to Quebec for a double header, while the Pro-Stock will be at Mohawk International Raceway.

Autodrome Granby and Autodrome Drummond will host round two and three of the Sportsman Series, as both events will be 50-lap races this Friday and Saturday. Defending series champion and initial winner at Brockville, Mathieu Desjardins will look to continue his success in the series. Last year Desjardins had swept both events paving the way for his title. Competition will be tough at both venues as local top runners such as Desjardins, Dany Gagné, Jonathan Desilets, Guy Ouellette, Kaven Poliquin, Martin Pelletier, and several others will defend home turf against some of the best drivers from Eastern Ontario, including Shane Pecore, Joey Ladouceur, Corey Wheeler, and Mike Maresca.

The Pro-Stocks will visit Mohawk for the first time this season in the Mohawk Race Parts Series. Stephane Lemire won the initial event in Cornwall earlier in May. A good field of cars is expected, including regular runners from the Cornwall track, such as Stephane Lebrun, Dave Bissonnette, Jocelyn Roy, George Renaud, Eli Gilbert. The race will also attract drivers from Autodrome Granby in Lemire, Bruno Cyr, Richard Bertrand and others. A field of 20 cars and more is expected for the 40-lap event.

The weekend will feature a lot of action at each venue with good choices for fans on Friday with the Sportsman in Granby and Pro-Stock in Mohawk, and on the following night the Sportsman continue their quest at Drummond. Be sure to support your local series and visit these great speedways.

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Headlines from our July 9, 2014 edition

office Jul 9, 2014 - 2:02pm

News:

  • NG faces $500,000 lawsuit
  • When the Post Office delivered much more than the mail
  • MPPs adopt new roles at Queen's Park
  • NG seeks funding to extend position
  • Free fishing at Gray's Creek
  • OPP kept busy over Canada Day
  • NG to cement partnership with Chinese city
  • Char-Lan rises to insect nabbing challenge
  • Embrace the dragon in Dalkeith
  • HGMH fundraising for heart monitor
  • Counties to upgrade landmark
  • Advisory committee keeps making history
  • HGMH rehab unit gets a boost with the arrival of new physician
  • Pre-trial date set for fatal crash

Sports:

  • Ladouceur nabs feature race victory
  • Fontaine returns to Char-Lan junior B Rebels bench
  • Robertson runs for silver
  • Celtics cruise to next round
  • Life-long athlete to be honoured by sports ball
  • U13 girls soccer team scores silver in Kingston

Opinion:

  • Observations: Too many motorists are not charged in the deaths of cyclists
  • Pen in hand: Internet-happy generation is obsessed with digging up dirt
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2014 Gerald MacDonald kids soccer tournament schedule

office Jul 8, 2014 - 11:51am

2014 GERALD MACDONALD TOURNAMENT
U14 and U19 GIRLS– SATURDAY, JULY 12
U14 and U19 BOYS– SUNDAY, JULY 13

**PAY ATTENTION TO FIELDS**

Games are 2 x 25 minute halves
If tied, straight to shootouts…5 players who were on the field at the end of the game

SATURDAY: U14 GIRLS

  • 9:00am Dunvegan vs. Alexandria at Park South (winner 1) (bye to finals)
  • 9:00am Laggan vs. Char-Lan at Park North (winner 2)
  • 9:00am Vankleek Hill vs. Maxville at Laggan (winner 3)
  • 11:00am Winner 2 vs. Winner 3 at Arena (winner 4)
  • 1:00pm Winner 1 vs. Winner 4 at Park South FINAL

SATURDAY: U19 GIRLS

  • Glen Sandfield bye 1st round
  • 11:00am Dunvegan vs. Maxville at Park South (winner 1) (bye to finals)
  • 11:00am Alexandria vs. Vankleek Hill at Park North (winner 2)
  • 1:00pm Glen Sandfield vs. Winner 2 at Park North (winner 3)
  • 3:00pm         Winner 1 vs. Winner 3 at Park North   FINAL

SUNDAY: U14 BOYS

  • 9:00am Vankleek Hill vs. Maxville at Park South (winner 1) (bye to finals)
  • 9:00am Dunvegan vs. Char-Lan at Park North (winner 2)
  • 9:00am Laggan vs. Alexandria at Arena (winner 3)
  • 11:00am Winner 2 vs. Winner 3 at Arena  (winner 4)
  • 1:00pm winner 1 vs. winner 4 at Park South FINAL

SUNDAY: U19 BOYS

  • 11:00am Dunvegan vs. Char Lan at Park South (winner 1)
  • 11:00am Vankleek Hill vs. Laggan at Park North (winner 2)
  • 1:00pm winner 1 vs. winner 2 at Park North FINAL
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Glengarry football club to hand out awards this weekend

mobile Jul 5, 2014 - 11:32am
The Glengarry Gaels youth football club will hand out players awards this weekend, while relishing a spring league season that saw three of for teams claim the respective championship (bantam, peewee, mosquito). The tyke Gaels finished as playoff runners-up. Check the July 2 issue for coverage of the championship games. More photos are available in out website galleries. We will publish awards details on an upcoming issue of The News.
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Headlines from our July 2 edition

office Jul 2, 2014 - 12:29pm

Here's what you can find in this week's newspaper...

News:

  • Province forcing township picks off hospital board
  • Plaque commemorates restoration of SG border marker
  • Landfill fees on the rise
  • No charges laid in collision that killed local man
  • Women's institutes had 'a great run'
  • Group formed to save church building
  • New roof for fire hall
  • Musical summer in store for the Ruins
  • Council welcomes new SG CAO
  • Incumbent to run in SG
  • Glen Walter speed limit lowered
  • Problem-less proms
  • Busy summer ahead for Alexandria non-profit housing group
  • OPP, Macs to the rescue
  • Search is on for part-time NG fire chief

Sports:

  • Glengarry football claims trio of titles
  • Armwrestling grabs hold of Atlantic Hotel
  • Pro soccer player invites girls to local camp
  • Ottawa Race Weekend draws Glengarrians
  • Bantams complete perfect season at 8-0
  • Peewee Gaels win football thriller

Opinion:

  • Viewpoint: School's out, ready or not, year-end a transition time for graduating students
  • Observations: Independence vote - Do Scots want to remain Brits or is a change in the offing?
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Mosquito Gaels strike for football title

sportseditor Jun 29, 2014 - 12:23pm

The mosquito Gaels football teams started the day off well for Glengarry, winning their championship match in Cornwall. The tyke game is up next, also in Cornwall at CCVS. The peewee and bantam championship games are to be played at GDHS in Alexandria at 2pm and 4pm respectively.

The July 2 editon of The Glengarry News will have a full wrap-up of Glengarry's spring football program.

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Plan your sports fan weekend

sportseditor Jun 28, 2014 - 11:42am

There's plenty of sports action on tap this weekend, including lacrosse, football, and armwrestling! Here's your handy guide to what's on. For background on Gaels youth football, check out the June 25 print edition of The Glengarry News.

Today (June 28)

  • Celtics junior C lacrosse: game originally scheduled for 3pm start, moved to a 7pm start at Cornwall multi-sport complex. This is the last home game of the regular season, with the Celtics set to play Innisfil. The Celtics are among the top teams in the Ontario league this summer, currently sporting a 11-3 record. The squad features several county boys.
  • Wildcats OVFL football: The Wildcats, winners of their last two provincial league games, are slated to host Oshawa Haweyes at 4pm. Note, the match will be played on the CCVS field, not at Joe St Denis, their usual home, due to field conditions. Head coach Kirby Camplin invites you to "Come watch the best football players in our community play against the Oshawa Hawkeyes at CCVS High School."
  • Eastern Ontario Armwrestling Championships: Tonight, the Atlantic Hotel in Alexandria will host this regional competion for men and women. Entries will be accepted on site, starting at 6pm, with the action slated to begin at 8pm. The event is open to any competitors, and specators are welcome. 
  • Colts junior A hockey: prospects camp runs throughout the day at the Cornwall multi-sport complex.

Tomorrow (June 29)

  • Glengarry Gaels football: All four Gaels youth football teams will be competing on the gridiron in their respective championship matches. Games at CCVS in Cornwall are at 1030am (mosquitos) and 1230pm (tykes). In Alexandria on the GDHS field, the peewees will play for all the marbles at 2pm, and the bantams will battle at 4pm.
  • Colts junior A hockey: prospects camp runs throughout the day at the Cornwall multi-sport complex.

 

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Marathon tyke football match goes in favour of Gaels

mobile Jun 27, 2014 - 9:22pm
The Glengarry Gaels tyke football team lives to play another day — specifically on Sunday in Cornwall for the league title — as the squad prevailed tonight in the fourth extra period with a 39-38 decision. That means all four Gaels teams will be playing in their respective championship games. The Mosquitos will also take to the field in Cornwall, while the peewee and bantam championship games will go in Alexandria.
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Speedway schedule for Sunday

office Jun 27, 2014 - 6:05pm

(By Martin Bélanger)     One of the biggest events of the season is on tap for Sunday at Cornwall Motor Speedway, as the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series will be in town for the annual visit. It will also be a very emotional evening in the Mini-Stock feature event. 

Cornwall will be round #3 of the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Series as Matt Sheppard leads the way in front of defending Series champion Brett Hearn as Billy Decker currently ranks in third spot. Justin Haers, Billy Dunn, Jimmy Phelps, Larry Wight, Mat Williamson, Pete Britten, Danny Johnson and several others will also be at Cornwall as the Series is attracting nearly 20 regulars on the Tour in 2014. 

Area drivers such as Carey Terrance, Stephane Lafrance, Chris Raabe, Brian McDonald, Gage Morin and others will try and defend home turf during the 100-lap event paying a cool $6,000 to the winner. We remember last year, a impressive total of 58 cars had attempted to qualify. Along with the Big Block feature, a full program will be presented.

The night will be very emotional in the 12-lap Mini-Stock feature as we will host a small presentation to honour Danny Lefebvre who had a fatal accident at the speedway last Sunday evening. 

The night of racing will also include feature events for the Sportsma, Pro-Stock, and Semi-Pro groups.

General admission price will be $28 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 years and over, and $2 for kids under 16. Pits admission will be $38. The pit entrance will be open at 2pm for hauler parking. General admission gates will open at 3pm, with racing starting at 7pm sharp!

A fireworks display will be held to celebrate Canada Day.

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River Kings announce booster club for fans

office Jun 27, 2014 - 5:00pm

(By Rodney Wilson)     Since purchasing the River Kings a few short weeks ago, owner Brock Frost has repeatedly sought ways of enhancing the experience and overall interaction that the River Kings fans have with the club. 

With this vision in mind, Frost is proud to announce that the Cornwall River Kings will be forming a fan’s Booster Club. 

“Hockey teams at all levels of play support the presence of a booster club all with a similar goal of bringing the team and the community closer together,” said Frost. “The Booster Club will help organize and create community events, BBQs, charity auctions, interactive games with the fans, operation of the River Kings Kids Club and anything and everything in between,” he said.

The Booster Club will be registered with the Province of Ontario and will be operated by a 15-member executive board consisting of the owner, the general manager, a player and 12 members of the community, which will be elected at large. Frost encourages all members of the community, and hockey fans alike, to put their name forward for a position on the board.

The first Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at the Civic Complex, where the group as a whole will elect the team’s first executive board. 

If interested in serving on the board, please email Mike Crowder at mikecrowder@live.com no later than July 9.

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Armwrestling competition coming Saturday to Alexandria's Atlantic Hotel

office Jun 25, 2014 - 1:49pm

The Atlantic Hotel in Alexandria will host the Eastern Ontario Armwrestling Championships on Saturday, June 28. This is an Ontario Armwrestling Association sanctioned event.

Registrations and weigh-ins will start at 6pm, with the competition booked to begin at 8pm.

For more information, visit the event webpage here.

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River Kings make player trade

office Jun 25, 2014 - 1:44pm

Here's the latest press release from the LNAH Cornwall River Kings professional hockey team...

General manager Mitch Gagne continues to tinker with the River Kings lineup. Gagne shipped veteran forward Dominic Chiasson to the Thetford-Mines Isothermic on Tuesday afternoon for a pair of draft picks. Cornwall receives Thetford’s 8th and a 9th round picks in 2015.

“The league has reduced the salary cap and I have a budget to work with,” said Gagne. With a growing number of young forwards competing for roster spots, the 37-year-old became expendable. 

“We pick up two draft picks which help us with the CHL Junior/Ontario rule and our plans for the future,” said Gagne.

Chiasson, a 10-year veteran of the LNAH, had 15 goals and 17 assists in 38 games for Cornwall last season. There were other teams interested in the veteran, but ultimately Gagne decided on Thethford-Mines, where Chiasson's girlfriend is from.

“That did come into play,” said Gagne. “We wish nothing but the best for the successful veteran.”

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Headlines from our June 25, 2014 edition

office Jun 25, 2014 - 1:10pm

News:

  • Midway operator leaves Maxville Fair in the lurch
  • Glen Walter kicks off Canada Day celebrations
  • Glengarry voters opted for PC candidates
  • Learning exercise gives students chance to help the environment
  • Algae under control but cause still unclear
  • Kids' safety program returns
  • NG seniors' homes on the sales block
  • A soldier's thank you among W.I. collection donated to new archives
  • Alexandria downtown plan on hold
  • Councillor urges respect for Alexandria's historic Grotto shrine
  • OPP on the hunt for burglar
  • More weevils to enter lake
  • A brief anatomy of Loch Garry Lake
  • Shakespeare makes museum debut
  • New South Glen CAO getting to know area
  • Principals on move at two schools
  • NG provides breakdown of 2014 tax bylaw

Sports:

  • Glengarry bantams, peewees steamroll

Opinion:

  • Perspective: An Interesting Scenario - Glengarry voters preferred a much different election outcome
  • The Glengarry Mystique: Missing - Strange but true tale
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Cornwall Motor Speedway statement on death of driver

office Jun 24, 2014 - 3:58pm

(By Martin Bélanger)     The Cornwall Motor Speedway would like to provide clarifications on the events that occurred during the June 22nd Mini-Stock feature race.

Competitor Danny Lefebvre of St-Louis-de-Gonzague, Quebec was in competition for first position with two other competitors when his car went off the speedway in the backstretch and hit the cement wall. After several minutes of care by the rescue team, the driver was transported to the hospital where his death was confirmed during the evening.

Lefebvre was a very competitive driver in the Mini-Stock ranks; it was his first presence this season. In 2013, Danny had a strong season, getting good results on every Sunday night as he finished only 3 points behind track champion Mike Gaucher. Driving his #05 mount, he was also a contender 2 years ago as he finished in 7th place in the championship race.

The Lavergne family (owners of the speedway) along with the entire Cornwall Motor Speedway staff would like extend their deepest condolences to the family and several friends that Danny had around him. Our thoughts and prayers go to everyone related to Danny as the racing community mourns this big loss and will be remembered in fashion at the speedway.

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