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.
Sports in the Glens
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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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
Be sure to read this week's issue of The Glengarry News, which includes a feature profile of one of the inductees.
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.
Despite scoring the opening points off a kickoff return for a touchdown, the Cornwall Wildcats OVFL team couldn't find any cohesiveness or momentum, as the visiting Toronto Thunder pummelled the 'Cats 45-7 to drop Cornwall's record to 1-6 on the season. The boys sit ninth overall in the 10-team league.
Saturday, July 15 will have the boys in action one final time, slated to host the winless Brampton Bulldogs at Joe St. Denis Field. Opening kickoff is set for 4pm.
Just two more nights of play remain in regular-season action for teams in the Alexandria Ladies Ball Hockey League. Games are booked for 8 and 9pm on Thursday, July 13, followed by matches at 8, 9, and 10pm on Monday, July 17. Then it's on to playoffs.
Be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News for an update on the league and recent results. We also have a photo gallery available here.
Round two of the OJCLL playoffs are underway, with the Cornwall Celtics taking on the Peterborough Lakers. The Celts drew first blood on Sunday, with game two slated for Friday, July 14, at Cornwall's multi-sport complex, starting at 8pm.
This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes a story (and photo) of the team's recent playoff results, including details on Tyler Akins' contribution.
You can also check out a photo gallery here.
We have new photos in our online galleries, highlighting recent lacrosse and soccer action. Check out all the images here.
The July 12 edition of The Glengarry News includes a story/photo of the Cornwall Celtics junior C lacrosse team playoff run. A full photo gallery from last Saturday's game is available here.
The county's own Brennan Seguin is seeded second entering the U20 men's pole vault competition, which will be held Sunday on the final day of the Canadian Track and Field Championships, in Ottawa.
The top-ranked vaulter is Jason Clare, checking in with a season-best mark of 4.70m, just ahead of Seguin at 4.65m. A Sherbrooke vaulter, Maxime Léveillé also has cleared 4.65m this season and is slated to jump eighth in the nine-man group.
Seguin, a student at Char-Lan DHS, trains with Rory Blackadder, of Martintown.
On the pitch at Lochiel, a pair of teams holding down the last two spots in the standings – McCrimmon and the Alexandria-based Drillers – will meet in Glengarry Soccer League senior men's action. The squads enter the contest with just two wins in seven and six contests, respectively, so far this season. Game time is set for 8:30pm.