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OFSAA track and field day one report for local athletes

sean Jun 2, 2017 - 1:55pm

Three athletes from the county were in action at OFSAA track and field in Belleville, yesterday.

Char-Lan DHS' Jake Vanderburg competed in the midget boys pole vault, placing 9th.

Another Char-Lan athlete, Julie Richard, who qualified for two events, finished 13th in the junior girls triple jump yesterday. She will also compete in junior girls long jump.

And GDHS' Kady Jeaurond completed her heat run in the midget girls 400 m run, placing second to advance to the final. She will also be running in the 200 m event.

The track and field meet continues today and tomorrow.

Holy Trinity girls drop morning match at OFSAA 'AA' soccer tourney

sean Jun 2, 2017 - 1:37pm

The Holy Trinity Falcons 'AA' senior girls soccer team fell this morning 7-4 to a powerhouse squad, the Holy Trinity Tigers from Bradford.

The Falcons entered the game as a wounded lot, with one player on crutches and another hobbled by a knee injury.

Nonetheless, they somehow managed to score four times against a team that hadn't allowed a goal in its previous two matches. Sniper Melissa Gilligan found the target for three of her team's goals, while Stephanie Leask notched one.

The last game of the round robin is just underway in North Bay, where the Falcons are playing the Father Bressani Eagles from Woodridge. A win will get HT back to the .500 mark, but unfortunately, they won't advance to the playoff round, as the top two seeds in their pool have already been determined.

Going for Gold! Le Relais senior girls soccer team on to OFSAA final

sean Jun 2, 2017 - 1:21pm

With a 5-3 win in their semifinal match this morning, the girls from École secondaire catholique Le Relais are on to the gold-medal final at 'A' OFSAA soccer in Toronto, set to play École secondaire catholique Jean-Vanier from Welland in the championship match, at 3pm.

Les Rapides scoring in the semi were Angelina Gendreau 2, Sara Carrière 2, and Chloé Legault.

The girls from Le Relais shake hands with their semifinal opponent after the match. (Photo courtesy Marc Seguin)

It's on to the OFSAA semifinals for Le Relais' senior girls soccer team

sean Jun 1, 2017 - 8:40pm

Playing their third match of the day today, Le Relais' senior girls soccer team still had plenty of gas in the tank, battling to a 5-0 triumph over 5-0 vs La Jeunesse from Windsor. Goal scoring in this was led by Sara Carrière who found the back of the opposing net four times. Angelina Gendreu scored one.

The OFSAA 'A' semifinals are booked for a 9am start Friday morning.


GSL senior women's & men's soccer schedules for Thursday, Friday

sean Jun 1, 2017 - 8:35pm

Tonight, June 1, there are three Glengarry Soccer League senior women's soccer matches on the docket:

  • Char-Lan FC (White/Blue Striped) vs Laggan (Black), at 8:30 PM on Char-Lan Main Field
  • Dunvegan (Blue) vs Greenfield (Red), at 8:30 PM on Dunvegan Big Field
  • Vankleek Hill (Purple) vs Glen Sandfield (Green), 8:30 PM on VCI Main Field

Friday, June 2 will see the senior men take over the schedule:

  • Drillers (Blue)vs Vankleek Hill (Orange), at 8:30 PM on Alexandria Arena Field (Glengarry Sports Palace)
  • Greenfield (Red/Black Stripes) vs McCrimmon (White), at 8:30 PM on the Greenfield pitch

Le Relais girls close out OFSAA round robin with decisive soccer victory

sean Jun 1, 2017 - 4:30pm

The girls from Le Relais closed out OFSAA 'A' soccer round-robin action this afternoon with a decisive 8- thrashing of Étienne Brulé. Markswomen were Angelina Gendreau with 3, Chloé Legault, Danika Decoeur, Alexie Carrière, Sara Carrière, and Olivia Décoeur.

Le Relais finished second in its pool, with a 3-1 record.

The quarter-finals are up next, with Les Rapides slated to play later today at 5pm. The girls are matched up against the top seed from the B pool, Lajeunesse.

Holy Trinity is 1-1 after first day of play of 'AA' OFSAA soccer

sean Jun 1, 2017 - 4:02pm

Following a loss this morning, Holy Trinity's senior girls soccer team rebounded with a shutout victory this afternoon over the Silverthorn Spartans from Etobicoke. Goal scorers were Melissa Gilligan, Dara  Laframboise, and Stephanie Leask. Madison Ruffo was between the pipes for the goose egg.

The Falcons will be back in action on Thursday, with two more round-robin matches at 'AA' OFSAA soccer in North Bay.

Holy Trinity kicks off 'AA' OFSAA soccer with 3-2 loss

sean Jun 1, 2017 - 1:40pm

The Holy Trinity CSS Falcons senior girls soccer team is competing at 'AA' OFSAA in North Bay.

The girls opened their run this morning with a 3-2 loss to the Saint Michael Mustangs from Niagara Falls. Both HT goals were notched by Melissa Gilligan.

Next round-robin action for the Falcons is booked for 1:30pm this afternoon, versus the Silverthorn Spartans from Etobicoke.

Holy Trinity soccer team


Day two opens with another win for Le Relais girls at OFSAA

sean Jun 1, 2017 - 1:22pm

After going 1-1 on day one at OFSAA 'A' soccer in Toronto, Le Relais started today with a 3-0 victory. Angelina Gendreau, Chloé Legault, and Sara Carrière had the goals.

The win puts the girls in good shape to advance. Another triumph this afternoon will assure that Les Rapides continue tomorrow into the playoff round.

Le Relais soccer team

Le Relais girls soccer team splits results on day one at OFSAA

sean May 31, 2017 - 6:48pm

Updating our story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, today at OFSAA 'A' soccer in Toronto, Le Relais' senior girls went 1-1.

Les Rapides dropped their opener 5-2 to ÉS Jean Vanier, with Le Relais goals notched by Angeline Gendreau.

Gendreau scored twice in her team's second game as well, as Le Relais blanked St. Paul 5-0. Also striking were Sara Carrière, with two, and Olivia Decoeur.

The girls are resting up tonight, with two more round-robin matches to play Thursday.

Trio of senior women's matches on the slate in May 30 GSL action

sean May 30, 2017 - 1:03pm

In Glengarry Soccer League play tonight, there are three senior women's matches scheduled to kick off week two of the summer season.

  • Char-Lan FC (White/Blue Striped) vs Dunvegan (Blue), at 8:30pm on the main field in Williamstown
  • Glen Nevis (Yellow) vs Greenfield (Red), at 8:30pm on the North Lancaster pitch
  • Vankleek Hill (Purple) vs Glen Sandfield (Green), at 8:30pm on the field at VCI

Glengarry Soccer League week one results

sean May 30, 2017 - 12:51pm

Due to space constraints, we were unable to publish week one GSL results in our May 31 print edition, aside from a mention of the week's lone senior men's game. Here are other scores as provided to The News by the league.

Senior women's results

Glen Nevis 2 vs Dunvegan 1
Char-Lan 14 vs VKH 0
Laggan 8 vs VKH 0

Tier 2 men's results

Greenfield 2 vs Glen Nevis 1
Celtics 3 vs McCrimmon 2

U19 girls results

Maxville 1 vs Char-Lan 1
VKH 4 vs Laggan / Glen Sandfield 3

U18 boys results

Glen Sandfield 7 vs Laggan 1
Char-Lan 1 vs Alexandria 0

U16 girls results

North Glengarry 4 vs Maxville 1
VKH 5 vs Char-Lan 0

U14 girls results

VKH 5 vs Char-Lan 1

U14 boys results

Char-Lan 1 vs Dunvegan 0
Maxville Celtics 3 vs VKH 0
Maxville Highlanders 4 vs Laggan / Glen Sandfield 1
Dunvegan 7 vs Maxville Celtics 0
Laggan / Glen Sandfield 5 vs VKH 1

U12 boys results

Char-Lan 8 vs VKH 0

U12 girls results

Dunvegan 2 vs VKH 1
North Lancaster 2 vs Char-Lan 1
Maxville 1 vs Alexandria 1
Dunvegan 7 vs VKH 2

Cumberbatch among local athletes qualified for OFSAA track and field

sean May 30, 2017 - 12:44pm

The May 31 edition of The Glengarry News includes a story about local high school athletes who have qualified for OFSAA track and field, which will be held later this week in Belleville.

Among them are East Regionals gold medallist and senior boys pole vault record-setter Brennan Seguin, from Char-Lan. Other Crusaders, as well as athletes from GDHS, Tagwi, and Le Relais earned qualification results too and will advance to the provincial meet.

Le Relais jumper
Le Relais' Eric Cumberbatch is heading to OFSAA to compete in midget boys triple jump. (Photo courtesy Hubert Gauthier)

Johnathon Ferguson wins the Race for the Cure Sportsman Series race at Cornwall Speedway

sean May 30, 2017 - 12:24pm

Dry conditions returned to the Cornwall Motor Speedway last Sunday, and drivers answered the call, with nearly 150 gathered in the pits for the first round of the Race for the Cure Sportsman Series, along with a full show in the other divisions, the Eastern Ontario Vintage, and the Slick Track Enduro.

Shane Pecore led the way in the Race for the Cure Sportsman event over Robert Delormier and Johnathon Ferguson. While Pecore was building a great lead over the field, Ferguson moved up to second as the first quarter of the race went into the books quickly. However, Moise Page brought the caution on that occasion. Pecore took off as David Rogers made his way from this 22nd starting spot and took third. Caution was back out on lap 36 for Thomas Cook giving away a top-five run. At the halfway point, Pecore was still the leader ahead of Ferguson and Rogers. Ferguson made a great move and took the lead on lap 62, as a slower car became a factor. An accident occurred in front of the grandstand with 29 laps to go, with heavy damage to several cars and the red flag being brought in. The final portion was exciting as both Ferguson and Pecore exchanged the lead on several occasions, with Ferguson resisting and getting the first win in the Series over Pecore and Robert Delormier, who rounded out the top three.

Carey Terrance had a strong start in the 32-lap Modified event, leading the first 9 laps when the caution came. On the restart, Terrance and Danny Johnson battled for the lead, with Terrance spilling off the track in turn 1. His car rolled several times, and the red flag was out. Johnson took the lead, with Gage Morin in second and Corey Wheeler in third. On the lap 20 restart, Wheeler charged to the front, passing Morin and Johnson on the same lap. Wheeler led the final laps to capture his first win of 2017 ahead of Johnson and Morin.

In the 25-lap Pro-Stock feature, Marc Lalonde grabbed the early lead, with Kevin Fetterly following closely. Lalonde led the way for the whole race, as Roch Aubin challenged him in the final laps. Lalonde remained strong in front to capture win #1 of the season.

The Eastern Ontario Vintage race saw Corey Winters taking the lead in the 15-lap feature event, with Brian Comeau second and Paul Billings third. Winter led the caution-free event to capture his first-ever feature win in the division.

Race for the Cure Sportsman Series Feature Results (100 laps): Jonathan Ferguson, Shane Pecore, Robert Delormier, Justin Lalancette, Ryan Stabler, Alex Lajoie, Patrick Picotin, Brianna Ladouceur, Martin Hebert, Ryan Scott, Tristan Draper, Tyler Givogue, Martin Pelletier, Moise Page, Jackson Gill, Steve Morris, Dillon Sallows, Robert Delormier, Jarret Herbison, David Rogers, Jessica Power, Derek Cryderman, David Lapointe, Johnny Scarborough, Kurtis Cayer, Emmanuel St-Denis, Thomas Cook, Jesse Hudson, Miguel Peterson, Jason Shipclark.

Modified Feature Results (32 laps): Corey Wheeler, Danny Johnson, Gage Morin, Lance Willix, Brian McDonald, Chris Raabe, David Hebert, Kayle Robidoux, Mario Clair, Gabriel Richer, Louie Jackson, Stephane Lafrance, Joey Ladouceur, David Papineau, Mathieu Boisvert, JF Corriveau, Marc Therrien, Michael Labreche, Paul St-Sauveur, Carey Terrance, Kyle Dingwall, Bobby Herrington, Luke Whitteker.

Pro-Stock Feature Results (25 laps): Marc Lalonde, Roch Aubin, George Renaud, Ghislain Valade, Jeffrey Lapalme, Bob Ray, Kevin Fetterly, Dave Seguin, Stephane Lebrun, Jocelyn Roy, Dave Bissonnette, Justin Desrosiers, Kody Kelly, CD Beauchamp.

Polar Sound DJ Services Mini-Stock (15 laps): Marc Dagenais, Skylar Ladouceur, Dustin Bode, Alexis Charbonneau, Karl Potvin, Terry Ladouceur, Corey Gates, Mike Gaucher, Roch St-Amour, Eric Jean-Louis, Patrice Moniere, Francis Desjardins, Tristan Hurford, David Arbuthnot, Sylvain Bouthillier, Gabriel Marquis.

files from Martin Bélanger

racing action
Alexandria's Joey Ladouceur hits the track (Photo courtesy Rick Young / Rick at the Races)

ICYMI: video broadcasts of EOSSAA soccer in Alexandria available in UCTV archives

sean May 30, 2017 - 12:04pm

The UCDSB's online video portal, UCTV, has archived broadcasts of the May 23 (girls) and May 24 (boys) EOSSAA 'A' soccer tournaments in Alexandria, the games played at the GDHS field. If you missed them live, this is your chance to relive the action. Many of the games feature play-by-play commentary from Gaels students Will Lutz, Dove Rickerd, and Liam MacDonald.

You can access the videos here.


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