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Field records for intermediate heavyweights at the Glengarry Highland Games

sean Aug 1, 2017 - 12:56pm

Since its inception in 2010, the intermediate heavyweights division has groomed a number of teen athletes in the traditional Scottish sports, with several of the competitors moving on to compete in the amateur (adult) class.

The Aug. 2 edition of The Glengarry News includes a story about a recent training session for the current crop of teen heavys. We also have photos in our gallery here.

All-time records

Adam Hurtubise, a current amateur competitor, holds the all-time intermediate record in the sheaf toss, achieving a mark of 28 feet.

Best ever in the 14-pound weight for distance goes to Jamie Trask (80 feet, 8 inches), who is also tops in the stone throw (43 feet, 7 inches).

Scott Bishop holds the mark in the hammer throw, with a best result of 106 feet, 1 inch.

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Austin Gaspar winds up in the hammer throw. (Sean Bray photo)

Rugby returns to Glengarry Highland Games this weekend

sean Aug 1, 2017 - 12:52pm

Rugby 7s will be held as part of the Glengarry Highland Games this weekend, billed as the Nate MacRae Memorial Invitational.

Preliminary matches are scheduled for Friday, from 2 to 6pm, on the field behind the Clan Building. The idea is the have three games played per hour. Finals will take place Saturday afternoon, on the infield, in front of the grandstand.

Nate MacRae was an enthusiastic young man, who lost his battle with cancer. He was a sportsman, loving the competition and companionship generated through sports. He loved his Celtic heritage and was lovingly called, “The Scotsman” by his teammates and friends.

Rugby at the Games will certainly provide exciting play in this historical Scottish game.

The competition is being organized by Alex de Wit.

Reminder of online, advance registration for children's heavyweights, running

sean Aug 1, 2017 - 12:47pm

Online, advance registration for children's competitions at the Glengarry Highland Games is available here

The junior heavyweights will be held Saturday morning, with the track events on Saturday afternoon. Advance registration closes Thursday, Aug. 3, at noon. It will still be possible to register onsite, but parents are advised to arrive early to do so.

New photos: heavyweights in training, youth baseball playoffs, Alexandria Open golf

sean Jul 31, 2017 - 5:31pm

The latest additions to our website photo galleries include images from Glengarry Minor Baseball's playoff day, the Alexandria Open golf tournament, and a training session for heavyweights competitors preparing for the Glengarry Highland Games.

You can check out all the photos here.

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The Maroon Bandits tangle with the Navy Seals in the final. (Sean Bray photo)

Alexandria junior B Glens recognize former player to be inducted into Sports Hall

sean Jul 28, 2017 - 4:43pm

The July 26 issue of The Glengarry News includes a feature story about the late Andre Poirier and his 2017 induction into the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame. The junior B Glens recently posted this archive photo onto Facebook.

GSL senior men's division regular-season concludes tonight

sean Jul 28, 2017 - 4:36pm

The senior men's division of the Glengarry Soccer League will wrap up regular-season action tonight, with a pair of matches.

On the Lochiel pitch, McCrimmon will tangle with Glen Sandfield, while in Vankleek Hill, on the main field at VCI, Vankleek Hill's men will battle the squad from Greenfield Both games start at 8:30pm.

For more GSL news, be sure to check out The Glengarry News each week. The Aug. 2 edition of the newspaper will include your playoff preview.

Ladies ball hockey season concludes with playoffs sweeps

sean Jul 28, 2017 - 4:27pm

All three playoff series in the Alexandria Ladies Ball Hockey League wrapped up last night, with champions prevailing on three-game sweeps. We will have the story and photos in the Aug. 2 edition of The Glengarry News. A photo gallery is available online here.

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Giant Tiger (yellow) faces off against Molson in ladies ball hockey playoff action. (Sean Bray photo)

Drillers end season with win, McCrimmon moves on to playoffs

sean Jul 27, 2017 - 10:25pm

In a game that meant nothing for the standings, the Drillers scored a victory last night, prevailing over McCrimmon, but it will be Team White that will move on to the playoffs, joining the squads from Greenfield, Vankleek Hill, and Glen Sandfield.

This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes details on more recent league action, and next week we will have your playoff preview.

Photos from the July 26 Drillers-McCrimmon match can be seen here.

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Drillers goalkeeper Nic Vaillancourt makes a save off a McCrimmon header. (Sean Bray photo)

And that's all she wrote for three teams, as GSL senior women's playoff matchups set

sean Jul 26, 2017 - 3:43pm

The regular season of the Glengarry Soccer League's senior women's division concluded last night with a pair of shut-out results, finalizing playoff positions for for teams and ending the season for three clubs.

Watching from the sidelines for the rest of the summer will be Glen Sandfield, Vankleek Hill, and Greenfield, which finished in fifth, sixth, and seventh places respectively.

Dunvegan, which was idle last night, retained top spot, though Laggan did give it a go in their match against Greenfield. The Black Shirts needed 20 goals, whilst allowing none against, to leapfrog Blue, but alas, Greenfield held them to just 16 (final score 16-0). Brittney MacLennan had 5 goals, Elissa de Wit 4, Breanna MacGillivray 3, and Sara Hay and Olivia Graham 2 each. Photos from the match can be viewed in our online gallery here.

Dunvegan and Laggan ended the season tied in points (28), record (9-1-2), and goals against (9). Dunvegan got the edge for top spot on differential, by 3 goals.

The evening's other match saw Glen Nevis beat Glen Sandfield 3-0. Names of goal scorers were not available.

Glen Nevis ends up third (26 points), followed by Char-Lan FC (23).

For more GSL senior women's details, please be sure to check out the July 26 issue of The Glengarry News.

Playoffs kick off Aug. 1

Playoff semifinal series open next Tuesday. Char-lan FC will square off with top-seeded Dunvegan, in Williamstown, while Laggan and Glen Nevis will tangle on the Lochiel pitch. Both are 8:30 p.m. starts.

We will have your playoff outlook in next week's edition of The News.

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Laggan, in black, has Greenfield on the chase. (Sean Bray photo)

U15 girls Hearts advance to round three of ER Shield

sean Jul 25, 2017 - 9:47pm

With a win tonight on the Lochiel pitch, the Glengarry U15 girls Hearts soccer team has earned a spot in the third round of the ER Shield competition. We will have the details in the Aug. 2 edition of The Glengarry News. Photos from tonight's game can be seen here.

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The Glengarry Hearts (in white) in ER Shield action. (Sean Bray photo)

Summer/fall youth football available in Cornwall

sean Jul 25, 2017 - 3:02pm

Glengarrians are invited to join the Cornwall Wildcats teams that will compete in the Ottawa-based NCAFA league, starting next month and running into the fall.

We will have more information on the programming in an upcoming edition of The Glengarry News.

To learn more now and enquire (pre-season camps are underway), please visit this webpage.

New photo galleries: Char-Lan minor soccer, GSL senior men's soccer

sean Jul 25, 2017 - 1:49pm

The newest additions to our photo galleries page include images from Sunday's CLMSA soccer playoffs and last Friday night's GSL senior men's game between the Drillers and Vankleek Hill.

Be sure to check out The Glengarry News this week for stories about these and other recent sports events.

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Teams compete in CLMSA playoffs at the Super Sunday tournament. (Sean Bray photo)

Realignment of teams, new execs for junior A hockey league

sean Jul 25, 2017 - 1:33pm

A number of changes have come to the CCHL in time for the 2017-18 season, including a reorganization of teams within the two divisions and adjustments to executives of Eastern Ontario's junior 'A' hockey league.

In a July 24 news release, the CCHL announced that the (Steve) Yzerman Division will continue to have the Nepean Raiders, Ottawa Senators, and Cumberland Grads. The new Rockland Nationals (formerly the Gloucester Rangers club) will be added, along with the eastern rival Hawkesbury Hawks and Cornwall Colts.

The (Larry) Robinson Division will see the return of the Brockville Braves, Smiths Falls Bears, Carleton Place Canadians, and Kemptville 73’s, with the Pembroke Lumber Kings and Kanata Lasers rounding out the six teams.

CCHL squads will continue to play a 62-game schedule.

The playoff format remains unchanged, with the top 8 teams qualifying regardless of division standing.

On the executive front, the Central Canada Hockey League announced that Sean Marcellus has been named director of hockey operations. For the past two seasons the Arnprior, Ont. native had been the administration and operations manager, with wide-ranging responsibilities that included CCHL communications, the website, and media platforms to member team services for operations.

The new role will see Marcellus expand his responsibilities in the hockey operations department under the supervision of Commissioner Kevin Abrams.

Carlos Verde joins the CCHL from the university ranks and will assume the media and community relations portfolio from outgoing executive Tony House.

The CCHL executive for the 2017-18 season includes Commissioner and President Kevin Abrams, Senior Vice President & Director of Finance Ted Ward, Statistician & League Records Manager Peter Peckett, Broadcast Manager Whit Prophet ,and Manager of Academic Services Jonathan Calof. Steve Barban returns as the league's Chairman of the Board of Governors.

The puck drops on the CCHL's 56th season on Sept. 2, in Ottawa, with all 12 member teams playing three games over the Labour Day Weekend.

CCHL teams and divisions

GSL schedule resumes tonight on multiple fronts

sean Jul 25, 2017 - 12:57pm

After last night's washout, the action is set to resume on numerous fields throughout the county, notes GSL vice-president Tammy MacSweyn. She adds that fingers are crossed for some wind and heat to dry the surfaces.

Despite the heavy rain throughout the day Monday, the south field at Alexandria's Island Park looks in good shape this morning.

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The east goal box of the south soccer field at Alexandria's Island Park, as seen Tuesday morning. (Sean Bray photo)


Tonight's slate of games includes U8 boys and U16 girls contests, all starting at 6:30 p.m.

Two hours later, the senior women take to the field on two fronts, playing on the Dunvegan and Lochiel pitches to wrapup regular-season action.


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.