As we reported in last week's edition of The Glengarry News, the Celtics drew first blood in the Glengarry Soccer League's tier 2 men's championship series. Game two is booked for tonight, on the pitch at the Glengarry Sports Palace. Start time is 8:30 pm. Greenfield will be looking to win, to extend the series.
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The Glengarry Golf and Country Club's junior program recently concluded the 2017 season with a tournament on the Alexandria course. We featured this in the Aug. 16 edition of The Glengarry News. A photo gallery can be viewed online here.
We have another story scheduled to run in the newspaper this month, highlighting new bursaries that were presented as part of the program. Applicants submitted an essay to be considered. The group also held a contest for a new logo. Look for the winning logo to be published in The News.
Updating our story in the Sept. 6 edition of The Glengarry News, the Glengarry Hearts U14 soccer team concluded its 2017 ERSL season with a perfect record, winning 3-0 against the Ottawa Futsal FSTA Elite.
Scoring for the Hearts were Taylor Hambleton, Carolanne Paquette, and Kaisa Este.
We have photos from the team's Aug. 30 game in our online galleries here.
The Alexandria junior 'B' Glens are aiming to help fans get familiar with this year's team by posting player profiles on the club's Facebook page.
Here's a recent profile, highlighting Dalkeith's Innis MacLeod.
The Cornwall Motor Speedway will cap off the 2017 season with a pair of great shows, the first of which will hit the track this Sunday.
One of the most popular events of the season is set for the afternoon of Sept. 10, with the Fireball Enduro taking over the speedway.
Registration of cars will be done on two days, starting Saturday from noon until 4 pm, and continuing on Sunday from 8 am until the start of racing action at 2 pm.
Pit gates will open at 8 am at a cost of $20, and general admission will open at noon at a cost of $13 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $2 for kids 16 years old and under. Racing will start at 2 pm.
The race season will then officially conclude a week later (Sept. 17), with the Super DIRTcar Big Block Series completing the remake race.
Matt Sheppard has been the man to beat on the tour, trying to erase the deficit created by his two-race absence earlier in the season. Sheppard has won six of the last seven events. The tour has a busy month of September, travelling to Quebec this weekend and then to Brewerton, Mohawk, and Cornwall. Along with the 100-lap Modified, 50-lap Sportsman and 35-lap Pro-Stocks races will also be on the card.
Hot laps are scheduled to start at 4 pm, with time trials and heat racing to start at approximately 4:30 pm. The pit gates will open at noon with a cost of $45, and the general admission will open at 1:30 pm with a cost of $35 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $5 for kids 16 years old and under.
– with files from Martin Bélanger
A Chris Theodore goal with 96 seconds remaining in the third period pushed the Colts to a 2-1 win over Brockville in Cornwall’s home opener at the Ed Lumley Arena, last night.
It was Theodore’s team-leading third goal of the season.
The Braves outshot the Colts 41-35, with Liam Lascelle making 40 saves for his first victory of the season.
Cameron Hebert (1) also scored, as the Colts improve to 2-2-0-0.
The Hardest Working Player of the Game was Colts goaltender Liam Lascelle. Three stars were first Chris Theodore (COR), second Liam Lascelle (COR), and third Yaniv Perets (BRO).
The Colts are back in action tonight in Hawkesbury to face the Hawks. Game time is 7:30 pm at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex.
Cornwall’s next home game will be Thursday, September 14 versus the Cumberland Grads, starting at 7:30 pm at the Civic Complex.
– with files from David Murphy
Fans of the Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels won't have a chance to see their teams on home ice this weekend, as the clubs participate in the CCHL2 season-opening showcase in Ottawa.
First home game for the Glens is set for Friday, Sept. 15, with the Rebels skating on home ice the next night.
At this weekend's showcase, the Rebels are slated to play Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 8:15 pm. Alexandria's games in Ottawa are booked for Saturday at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 5:15 pm. The league is using the Sensplex at 813 Shefford Road for all over the weekend, as each of the CCHL2 teams is scheduled to play twice.
Cornwall's junior 'A' Colts will skate in their home opener tonight, Sept. 7, at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m., versus the Brockville Braves.
The Colts enter the game with a 1-2 record, while Brockville is 2-1. County players on the Cornwall team include forwards Keegan Mulhearn, Ethan Mulhearn, and Jeremy Quesnel, along with defencemen Ben Dirven and Roddie Sandilands.
As part of festivities tonight, last season's U18 Colts team which won the HEO midget 'AAA' championship last season will be honoured.
The Char-Lan junior 'B' Rebels skate on home ice tonight, at the Char-Lan Rec Centre in Williamstown. It's a CCHL2 exhibition contest, set for a 7:30 pm start, as the Rebels look to finalize the team roster for opening day. The Casselman Vikings provide the opposition.
Last Friday, the team visited the Alexandria Glens. We have the story in the Sept. 6 edition of The Glengarry News.
On a damp Monday night in Williamstown, the Celtics took on the men of Greenfield in the GSL tier 2 soccer championship series. We have the story in the Sept. 6 issue of The Glengarry News. A photo gallery is available here.
The 2017 regular season was capped off in fashion at the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Monday, as the final round of the Canadian Nationals Modified Series was run combined with the second leg of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The DIRTcar Sportsman group was also in attendance, while the Pro-Stock and Mini-Stock classes enjoyed a regular night to cap off season points championships.
Two county drivers were among the track titlists, as Chris Raabe took the crown in 358-Modified, and George Renaud was tops in the Modified division.
Here are the Sept. 4 results, along with track champions, as provided by the Speedway.
Canadian Nationals/358-Modified series feature results (125 laps): MARIO CLAIR, STEVE BERNARD, KEVIN HAMEL, MICHAEL PARENT, CAREY TERRANCE, JORDAN MCCREADIE, SIMON PEREAUT, ALEX THERRIEN, COREY WHEELER, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, LANCE WILLIX II, JOEY LADOUCEUR, MATHIEU DESJARDINS, STEVE BERNIER, CHRIS RAABE, KYLE DINGWALL, BOBBY HERRINGTON, TIM O'BRIEN, LUKE WHITTEKER, LOUIS JACKSON JR, STEVE MORRIS, GAGE MORIN, DANNY BILODEAU, J.F. CORRIVEAU, YAN BUSSIERE, DANNY JOHNSON, DOMINIC DUFAULT, CHRIS HERBISON, BRIAN MCDONALD, BRANDON SWEET, STEPHANE LAFRANCE, DAVID HEBERT.
TRACK CHAMPION & CANADIAN NATIONALS CHAMPION: CHRIS RAABE
DIRTcar Sportsman series feature results (27 laps): JUSTIN LALANCETTE, KURTIS CAYER, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, TRISTAN DRAPER, ALEX LAJOIE, PATRICK PICOTIN, STEVE MORRIS, ROBERT DELORMIER, EMMANUEL ST. DENIS, ADAM ROZON, GABRIEL CYR, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, JESSICA POWER, EVAN RACINE, JARETT HERBISON, MIKE STACEY, BILLY COOK, THOMAS COOK, DEREK CRYDERMAN, SCOTT MCGILL, JUNIOR DELORMIER, RICKY THOMPSON, ALEX THOMSON JR, DANA FRANCIS, MARTIN PELLETIER, RYAN STABLER, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, CHRIS FERGUSON, DAVID ROGERS, MARCO LALONDE, KELVIN LALONDE, PRESTON FORBES.
TRACK CHAMPION: JUSTIN LALANCETTE
Pro-Stock feature results (25 laps): TBD.
TRACK CHAMPION: GEORGE RENAUD
Mini-Stock feature results (15 laps): ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, MARC DAGENAIS, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, KURTIS DAYE, MIKE GAUCHER, JUSTIN JODOIN, COREY GATES, RICHARD THORNTON, KARL POTVIN, SHAWN RAY, ALEXANDRE SABOURIN.
TRACK CHAMPION: MARC DAGENAIS
– with files from Martin Bélanger
The Labour Day holiday won't stop soccer in the county, as the Glengarry Soccer League's tier 2 men's playoff championship series is set to kick off in Williamstown.
The Celtics will play against Greenfield in the best-of-three series.
Start time is set for 8:30 pm.
We will have more GSL news in the next edition of The Glengarry News.