The Glengarry Hearts U14 girls soccer team of the ERSL closed out its home schedule on Wednesday, with a win over Russell, in Maxville. We will have the story in the upcoming issue of The Glengarry News.
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As we reported in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, the junior 'B' training camp season is winding down, with an exhibition game between the Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels booked for tonight, at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria. Start time is 8 pm.
Both teams enter the game with a 0-1 record, with Char-Lan's loss coming last night, 5-3, in Casselman.
The 2017 regular season will end in fashion at Cornwall Motor Speedway, as the final round of the Canadian Nationals Modified Series will be run, combined with the second leg of the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The DIRTcar Sportsman will also be in attendance, while the Pro-Stock and Mini-Stock divisions will have a regular night to cap off the regular-season points races.
By finishing second in last Sunday's Modified feature event, Chris Raabe has already secured the 2017 track title in the premier division, Raabe scores a second title in a row, and he will enter the upcoming program with the coveted Canadian Nationals title on his mind. The driver of the 01 machine has a 37-point lead over Jordan McCreadie. He will also look to sweep the series,l having won the first two races. Another strong group of invaders will be in town for the $5,000 event. Again 125 laps are scheduled for the race that will be combined with the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The initial round at Granby gathered a great field of 42 competitors.
The 50-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Series feature race will be fun to watch as the track championship battle is shaping up for a great finish with Justin Lalancette holding a thin 15-point lead over Tristan Draper. Just to add to the challenge, having the DIRTcar Series in town will bring several invaders for round two of the North section of the series. Numbers in high 30s/low 40s are expected for this race.
In the Pro-Stock class, George Renaud saw his points lead melt down to 18 over CD Beauchamp, who captured his third win of the season last Sunday evening. The upcoming race will be a 25-lap event.
The championship run that will be the most exciting will certainly be the Mini-Stock feature with only a single point separating Marc Dagenais and Mike Gaucher. Both drivers have been in a heated battle in the last few weeks, and they will bring everything to the table during the 15-lap event as both drivers are looking for a first title in the division.
For this coming Sunday, pit gates will open at 2 pm with a cost of $40. General admission will open at 4 pm with a cost of $30 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $2 for kids 16 years old and under. Time trials are scheduled to start at 5:30 pm, with qualifying races to follow at 6 pm.
– files from Martin Bélanger
The Cornwall Colts invite their fans and community partners to help kick off the team's 26th CCHL season on Thursday, August 31, at Shoeless Joe’s in Cornwall (1110 Brookdale Avenue).
Players from both the junior 'A' and U18 teams will be on hand from 4 to 7 pm to talk hockey, as they prepare for the regular season, which opens on the weekend.
The CCHL Colts will open their portion of the regular season on Saturday versus the Smiths Falls Bear (4:45 pm start) at the Sensplex, as part of the annual CCHL Showcase in Ottawa. First home game at the Ed Lumley Arena is booked for Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 pm with the Brockville Braves visiting.
Once again this season, the roster of both the junior 'A' and U18 squads are expected to include a solid contingent of Glengarry county players.
– with files from David Murphy
With just two weeks remaining in the Cornwall Motor Speedway regular season, last Sunday's race night program opened with the Sportsman class completing the final 36 laps of the August 17 feature.
In the 30-lap Modified feature, Danny Johnson took the early lead, with Gage Morin and Marc Therrien in the chase. Johnson had a strong car, surviving two cautions in the event to capture his first win of the season, as Chris Raabe made his way up to second to seal the 2017 track title in the Modified class.
Kevin Fetterly was the early leader in the Pro-Stock feature. Exciting racing in the 25-lap race saw several drivers jostle for the lead, with Dave Bissonnette in front by lap 10. Starting in seventh spot, CD Beauchamp made his way to the top as he challenged Bissonnette and took the lead on lap 16. Beauchamp led the rest of the way, as Stephane Lebrun moved into third. Beauchamp finished strong for his third victory, with Bissonnette second.
Steve Morris opened in front of the field in the 25-lap Sportsman feature, as Justin Lalancette was running in second, riding the back bumper of the leading car. David Rogers moved up from his 11th starting spot to grab the lead on lap 17 and never looked back, en route to capturing his second win of the season.
The evening started with the concluding 36 laps from the August 17 Sportsman feature. Patrick Picotin led the field early, with points leader Lalancette suffering a flat tire. On the restart, Picotin stayed in front, as Tristan Draper took second ahead of Martin Pelletier on lap 20. Picotin tried to hold off Draper but the #17 car was too strong on the top side and took the lead. Draper led the final portion to snag his third feature victory of the summer.
The Mini-Stocks race saw an accident on the first lap with the yellow flag flying. Mike Gaucher was the leader, followed by Dylan Kirkland and Francis Desjardins. Current points leader Marc Dagenais made his way up to third. Gaucher led the final laps and won his third race of the season.
Brian Billings grabbed the early lead in the Eastern Ontario Vintage Club 15-lap event. A good battle amongst the front runners ensued, as Nathan Berry and Paul Billings jostled. Berry took the lead on lap 4, with Paul Billings in second. On a restart, Paul Billings came out hard to grab first place ahead of Cory Winters and Berry. Billings led the final laps to nab the checkered flag.
Modified feature (30 laps): DANNY JOHNSON, CHRIS RAABE, GAGE MORIN, LUKE WHITTEKER, BRIAN MCDONALD, MARIO CLAIR, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, DAVID HEBERT, STEPHANE LAFRANCE, MATHIEU BOISVERT, DAVID PAPINEAU, JOEY LADOUCEUR, MARC THERRIEN, LOUIS JACKSON JR, MICHEAL LABRECHE, LANCE WILLIX II, COREY WHEELER, TIM O'BRIEN.
Sportsman feature continuation from Aug.17 (36 laps): TRISTAN DRAPER, PATRICK PICOTIN, MARTIN PELLETIER, RYAN STABLER, FRED GAMACHE, ZACH ARQUIETT, THOMAS COOK, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, ALEX LAJOIE, EMMANUEL ST. DENIS, DEREK CRYDERMAN, ADAM ROZON, DAVID ROGERS, KURTIS CAYER, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, DELBERT LEGROW JR, SCOTT MCGILL, CHRIS FERGUSON, JUNIOR DELORMIER, STEVE MORRIS, ALEX THOMSON JR, GABRIEL CYR, BILLY COOK, KELVIN LALONDE, MARTIN HEBERT (DNS), MIKE STACEY (DNS), DANA FRANCIS (DNS), JARETT HERBISON (DNS), RICKY THOMPSON (DNS).
Sportsman feature (25 laps): DAVID ROGERS, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, STEVE MORRIS, THOMAS COOK, PATRICK PICOTIN, EMMANUEL ST. DENIS, KURTIS CAYER, RYAN STABLER, TRISTAN DRAPER, DEREK CRYDERMAN, MARTIN PELLETIER, FRED GAMACHE, ZACH ARQUIETT, ROBERT DELORMIER, ALEX LAJOIE, BILLY COOK, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, SCOTT MCGILL, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, JUNIOR DELORMIER, GABRIEL CYR, ALEX THOMSON JR, JOSH KIRKLAND, RICKY THOMPSON, DELBERT LEGROW JR, TOMMY JOCK III, KELVIN LALONDE, CHRIS FERGUSON, ADAM ROZON.
Pro-Stock feature (25 laps): CD BEAUCHAMP, DAVE BISSONETTE, STEPHANE LEBRUN, GEORGE RENAUD, MARC LALONDE, JEFFREY LAPALME, KODY KELLY, DAVE SEGUIN, BOB RAY, PJ PETERS, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, ROCH AUBIN, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, RILEY MCMONAGLE, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS.
Mini-Stock feature (15 laps): MIKE GAUCHER, MARC DAGENAIS, DYLAN KIRKLAND, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, GABRIEL MARQUIS, RICHARD THORNTON, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, KARL POTVIN, STEVE MORIN, ALEXANDRE SABOURIN, SHAWN RAY, COREY GATES.
– files from Martin Bélanger
The Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels were scheduled to skate in exhibition action tonight in Cornwall, but the game has been cancelled, as the Rebels are unable to ice enough players.
The next chance for fans to check out the teams will come Friday night in Alexandria.
For all the details, please see the Aug. 30 edition of The Glengarry News.
The GSL senior men's season wrapped on last Friday night, and we will have the story in the upcoming edition of The Glengarry News.
The second match of the best-of-three GSL senior men's championship final series is set for tonight in Vankleek Hill, on the VCI pitch, where the host squad will take on the victors from game 1, Greenfield. Start time is slated to be 8:30 pm.
For the full Glengarry Soccer League story, check out The Glengarry News.
The Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame held its annual celebration of the finest in county athletics last week in Maxville, and we have full coverage of the festivities in the Aug. 23 edition of The Glengarry News.
As part of the evening, 16 graduating high school athletes were recognized.
1. Anaick Besner: Le Relais
Anaick's most memorable moment in sports was his last provincial Franco hockey tournament of his high school career this past spring. From first being named the captain of the hockey team to then having a mishap in the first game of the tournament and going the hospital for some stitches. They lost by only one goal in the semi-finals to a much larger school. They went that far in the tournament thanks to the strength and dedication of the players on the team and the unmatched coaching ability from their coach Dominique Decoeur.
His sporting role model is taken from 3 players: the leadership and skating ability of Erik Karlsson, the defensive game and hitting ability of Dion Phaneuf, and finally the shooting ability and shot-blocking ability of Shea Weber.
2. Catherina Blair: Casselman
Catherina’s most memorable moment in sports was winning her first dance trophy at the Montreal Highland Dance competition.
Her sports role model is Joanie Rochette because after her mom passed away she still skated and did the best she could. She learned that no matter what emotions you have, for that four-minute dance, or whatever other sport, you need to give 100%.
3. Cameron Brodie: Glengarry
Cameron's most memorable moment is in 2015 when she was in Grade 10 at Glengarry District High School. She went to Windsor with the senior soccer team for the OFSAA ‘A’ finals. During the final game, on her 16th birthday, she got the winning goal allowing them to win the gold medal on a score of 2-1. She also ended up being the top scorer for the tournament.
Cameron's sporting role model is Jessie Fleming, a young player who is making such an offensive difference on the Canadian women’s soccer team.
4. Chelsea Cayer: Char-Lan
Chelsea's most memorable moment was winning EOSSAA hockey and attending OFSAA in Kenora.
Her sporting role model is Marie-Philip Poulin.
5. Chloe Devine: Le Relais
Chloe's most memorable sporting moment was being a member of the first team at Le Relais to win an OFSSA 'A' soccer championship gold in 2017.
Her sporting role model is Cassie Campbell who she met when she was 7 years old.
6. Emma Hardy: Glengarry
Emma's most memorable moment was winning OFSAA gold in 2015 with the Glengarry Gaels.
Her sporting role model is PK Subban.
7. Lara Jeaurond: Holy Trinity
Lara's most memorable moment in sports was winning a bronze medal at provincials in Waterloo with the Cornwall Vikings Volleyball team this year.
Lara's sporting role model is her brother.
8. Cameron MacDonald: Glengarry
Cameron's most memorable moment was attending the OFSSA soccer championships in 2016 with his Gaels teammates.
His sporting role model is his dad Jamie who coached him and drove him to all his games throughout his sporting career.
9. David MacMaster: Glengarry
David's most memorable sporting moment was going to OFSAA with the GDHS soccer team.
His sporting role models are his mom and dad and his brothers.
10. Angus McRae: Char-Lan
Angus's most memorable moment in sports was beating Glengarry DHS in the senior boys soccer final to win the SD&G championship this year.
His sporting role model is Russell Martin of the Toronto Blue Jays
11. Mackayla Petrie: Char-Lan
Mackayla's most memorable moment in sports was competing in her first ever wakeboard pro division. It was an overwhelming experience riding against some of the riders she looks up to in her sport.
Mackayla's sporting role models are athletes who are dedicated, compete at high levels, push their abilities, and enjoy the sport they love.
12. Brennan Seguin: Char-Lan
Brennan's most memorable moment in sports was in pole vault, when he jumped a height of 4.65 at a club meet in Windsor. It is a significant standard in the sport. It had been his goal for a year, working very hard to achieve it.
Brennan's sporting role model is Olympic pole vaulter Sam Kendricks, a disciplined athlete of character at the top of his sport.
13. Jenna Seguin: Le Relais
Jenna has two most remarkable moments in sports: winning the Franco school hockey tournament with the boys and winning girls OFSSA soccer gold in grade 12.
Jenna's sporting role model is Saku Koivu because he is a determined athlete who beat cancer and kept playing the sport that he loved.
14. Josh Stephens: Holy Trinity
Josh's most memorable moment in sports was winning the U19 Division 1 Ontario Cup with Ottawa Next Level AAA.
Josh's role model is Lebron James for his will to win.
15. Alexandre Theoret: Le Relais
Alexandre's most memorable moment in sports was the first football game he played when he scored a touchdown.
His sporting role model is Matt Fraser, the CrossFit champion for 2016.
16. Lukas Willems: Tagwi
Lukas's most memorable sporting moment was qualifying for the provincial tournament for bowling. His team was the underdog since they had just enough players to participate, including one teammate who has autism and struggles at times with the fast pace of competition. During the last game to decide who advanced to the provincial competition, their teammate bowled his best game ever. He got four strikes in a row, and everyone in the crowd was cheering him on and chanting his name. His ever-positive energy helped the rest of the team perform better and helped them have fun while playing. In the end, they won the tournament because of him and went on to represent the Cornwall area for bowling.
Lukas's sporting role model is Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best soccer players ever who also gives back to the community and donates to children’s hospitals.
Semifinals in the tier 2 men's division of the Glengarry Soccer League kicked off on Monday night, with the Celtics and Greenfield teams proving victorious.
The Celtics scored their win, 8-2, over Glen Nevis, while Grenfield's triumph came in extra time, a 2-1 decision over McCrimmon.
Game two in both series will go next Monday (Aug. 28).