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Three GSL senior women's soccer matches slated for tonight

sean Jul 18, 2017 - 11:35am

Here's this evening's Glengarry Soccer League senior women's schedule:

  • Glen Nevis (Yellow) vs. Laggan (Black), 8:30 PM, North Lancaster Park
  • Glen Sandfield (Green) vs. Dunvegan (Blue), 8:30 PM, Lochiel Big Field
  • Greenfield (Red) vs. Char-Lan FC (White), 8:30 PM, Dunvegan Big Field

The July 19 edition of The Glengarry News features more news from the league, including an update on where senior women's teams currently place in the standings. We also have a gallery of photos from a recent match available online here.

soccer action
(Sean Bray photo)

Sunday night racing curtailed by Mother Nature, again

sean Jul 17, 2017 - 5:57pm

A very busy evening was on tap for Sunday night at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, including a visit from the Patriot Sprint Tour, feature races in all division, and the fourth attempt at running the Cindy Ladouceur Memorial / Danny Lefebvre race, but once again Mother Nature interfered with plans. Just two races were completed before rains came.

The Cindy Ladouceur Memorial / Danny Lefebvre race started the evening, as Tyler French took the early lead in front of Karl Potvin and Marc Dagenais. A good battle ensued for second between Potvin and Dagenais, as Dylan Kirkland brought out the caution on lap 13. On the restart, Dagenais powered by French for the lead, with Joe McNicholls in third. McNicholls battled towards the front, joining Dagenais, when Patrice Moniere rolled over in turn 2 and red came out with one lap remaining. McNicholls led the final lap and captured the win, his first of the season at the Cornwall track

The 30-lap Patriot Sprint Tour saw Dylan Westbrook out in front early, with Steve Poirier in second and Mitch Brown in third. With 10 laps in, Westbrook found himself caught in the traffic. He continued to lead until lap 22, when Poirier made his move to pass, with Jared Zimbardi running in third. Poirier held the lead over the final laps to win the Patriot Tour feature, with Westbrook and Zimbardi completing the top three.

The rain came in as preparations were underway for the Modified feature, forcing track operators to pull the plug for the rest of the evening. Remake dates will be determined in the coming days.

For more racing news, please see this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

Patriot Sprint Tour feature results (30 laps): Steve Poirier, Dylan Westbrook, Jared Zimbardi, Mitch Brown, Cory Turner, Jordan Poirier, Lee Ladouceur, Rick Wilson, April Wilson, Yan Bilodeau, Chris Jones, Paul Pekkonen, Guillaume Neiderer, Jake Brown, Ryan Turner.

Cindy Ladouceur Memorial / Danny Lefebvre results (25 laps): Joe McNicholls, Tyler French, Marc Dagenais, Dylan Kirkland, Steve Morin, Alexis Charbonneau, Skylar Ladouceur, Mike Gaucher, Patrice Moniere, Francis Desjardins, Justin Jodoin, Karl Potvin, Corey Gates.

with files from Martin Bélanger

Tonight is the final night of the regular season in the Alexandria Ladies Ball Hockey League

sean Jul 17, 2017 - 5:55pm

Regular-season play in the Alexandria Ladies Ball Hockey League wraps up tonight at the Palace, with a trio of matches. Start times are 8, 9, and 10pm. 

Playoffs are booked to begin Thursday night. We will have details in The Glengarry News.


Junior C Celtics drop a pair of playoff games to Peterborough

sean Jul 16, 2017 - 6:24pm

After winning game one of their OJCLL playoff series 15-12 over the Peterborough Lakers, the Cornwall Celtics dropped the next two games, losing 12-4 and 12-11.

The teams were scheduled to play again late this afternoon in Cornwall. With a win, the Celtics would force a fifth and deciding game Wednesday in Peterborough.

The Clarington Shamrox await the winner, with the east division playoff title on the line.

Yes, the Drillers are playing Greenfield twice this weekend

sean Jul 14, 2017 - 10:19pm

As we reported in The Glengarry News, a quirk in the GSL schedule has the Drillers and Greenfield senior men's soccer teams playing each other twice this weekend.

Game one of the double bill is on tonight, with the second match Sunday night. Both are considered home games for Greenfield, though the action has been moved to Dunvegan. Start times are 8:30pm.

For all your Glengarry Soccer League news, be sure to pick up The Glengarry News.

OVFL Wildcats season ends abruptly, Saturday game cancelled

sean Jul 14, 2017 - 10:11pm

The 2017 edition of the Cornwall Wildcats OVFL team was slated to host one more league game this season, booked for Saturday, July 15, but alas, the season actually came to an abrupt end this week, with Brampton forfeiting the contest.

Thus, there will be no game play, and the Wildcats will officially get the win to end their season at 2-7, one spot in the standings ahead of winless Brampton.


Busy night of racing slated for Sunday at the speedway

sean Jul 14, 2017 - 5:58pm

It will be decidedly busy Sunday evening at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, with six classes of racing on the schedule, for a total of seven features. 

The slate includes a visit by the Sprint Car division, for the 30-lap Patriot Sprint Tour feature.

The evening will see the fourth attempt to complete the second round of the Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Series, which will also be combined with the Danny Lefebvre Memorial. Previous runs have been scrubbed due to inclement weather. This is a 25-lap race, booked to start start the evening at 6:15pm sharp!

The Mini-Stock will then have their regular evening with heats and a 15-lap event later in the evening.

Because of all the losses calendar-wise so far, promoter Raymond Lavergne decided to add the Modified division to Sunday’s event.  They will run a 30-lap regular feature. As well, the schedule includes races for the Sportsman, Pro-Stock, and Novice Sportsman.

Pit gates will open at 3pm at a cost of $35. General admission will open at 4:30pm with a cost of $25 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $2 for kids 16 years old and under. 

with files from Martin Bélanger

New photos: GSL senior women's soccer, Laggan vs Glen Sandfield

sean Jul 14, 2017 - 5:14pm

The News was out at last night's Glengarry Soccer League senior women's match in Lochiel, where Laggan took on Glen Sandfield. We will have the story in next week's newspaper.

A gallery of photos can be seen here.

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Laggan and Glen Sandfield senior women's soccer teams collide in GSL action. (Sean Bray photo)

Teens invited to heavyweights clinic to try out for Maxville Games

sean Jul 13, 2017 - 6:03pm

Local boys and girls ages 13-17 are invited to attend the July 15 clinic on the field at Laggan Public School, starting at 9am. Under the auspices of veteran competitor Lisa MacDonald, teen athletes will be introduced to the heavyweight events and given an opportunity to try each, with spots in the Intermediate Heavyweights competition at the Glengarry Highland Games on the line. 

The number of competitors for the Maxville Games will be capped at 8 this year.

Events will include the following: 10 lb. sheaf toss, 12 lb. hammer throw, 12 lb. stone throw, 14 lb. weight for distance, and caber turn.

Highland attire is encouraged, and parental supervision requested for the competition.

Clinic attendance is mandatory to qualify for the Aug. 5 competition, which this year will be moved to the infield, in front of the grandstand. In past years, it had been held outside the fenced area on one of the soccer fields.

Registration open for the Up the Glens Kilt Run 5k

sean Jul 13, 2017 - 5:28pm

The second annual Up the Glens Kilt run 5k will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, as part of the closing of the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville. Entry is $50, which includes admission to the Games for Saturday, along with a souvenir T-shirt and bib, and the use of a timing device.

The event is open to anyone 13 years of age and older, and as the name suggests, participants must wear a kilt.

Online registration is available here

A video of the race course can be viewed below.



Rain triumphs again at the Cornwall Speedway

sean Jul 11, 2017 - 3:33pm

As staff and crews were getting ready for one of the biggest events of the season on Sunday evening at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, rain appeared, forcing the cancellation of a sixth program this season.

A total of 34 Modified class drivers had already signed in for the Super DIRTcar Series when a second shower hit the track at the end of the afternoon, leaving promoter Raymond Lavergne with no option but to cancel the show. A thunderstorm followed, solidifying the decision.

Drivers and fans who had purchased a ticket are invited to hold onto it for any of the next three programs on the schedule. Any value difference will be reimbursed.

The Speedway is currently working towards a remake date for the big-blocks and the Cindy Ladouceur-Danny Lefebvre Memorial Series. Please stay tuned, as The News will relay updates when we have them.

In the meantime, we have a story about two young local racers in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

with files from Martin Bélanger

Tickets on sale for Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner & Ceremony

sean Jul 11, 2017 - 1:36pm

Five incredible inductees to the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame will be recognized for their talents and relentless determination in Glengarry sports and for their help in putting the county on the map.

Tickets for the 39th Annual Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on August 16 are now available at Maxville and Alexandria Scotiabank branches, as well as at the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Heritage Hall in Williamstown, on August 5-6.

Tickets for the always sold-out event, this year being held in Maxville, are $40 before August 10 and $50 after that.

The head table will include Serge Vaillancourt, Jean-Guy Ractliffe, Edwin Hay, Kyle (representing the late Gerald Blair), and a representative for the late Andre Poirier. The junior head table, which showcases graduating high school athletes, will be introduced by Babs MacLeod.

Piper Tim Simpson, soloist Shannon Manley, and organist Sheldon Grant will provide entertainment during the evening.

For further information, please contact the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame at 613-527-1044 or

Be sure to read this week's issue of The Glengarry News, which includes a feature profile of one of the inductees.

Trio of GSL women's soccer matches on tap for tonight

sean Jul 11, 2017 - 1:23pm

Here's this evening's Glengarry Soccer League schedule for the senior women's division:

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

Be sure to check out the July 12 edition of The Glengarry News for more news from senior women's soccer, including recent results and current standings.


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.