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Rain forces cancellation of Sunday night racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway. It has been a really tough year so far, as promoter Raymond Lavergne once again was forced to cancel tonight’s program due to weather.
Heavy rain that started early in the afternoon, combined with thunderstorms, left no option for the track, with no racing possible for the second straight Sunday. Decisions will be made over the next few days concerning the rescheduling of the Cindy Ladouceur/Danny Lefebvre Memorial Series.
Race officials are hoping the weather will be good through July, with a have solid month of racing including five big events booked. Among these are the with Canadian Nationals Modified and the Ultimate Pro-Stock Series booked for next Sunday.
– with files from Martin Bélanger
The annual Friday night football action at the Maxville Fair goes tonight, with the first game, featuring the Glengarry Gaels mosquito squad, kicking off at 6pm.
The second contest, involving the peewee Gaels, is booked for a 7:30pm start.
Attendees are reminded that this is a fundraiser for the food bank, part of Purolator's Tackle Hunger Program. As such, you are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items or make a cash contribution. Entry to the games includes access to all other areas of the fair as well.
The action goes on even if it's raining, so please dress accordingly. The grandstands will be open for spectators.
Soccer action will take over Williamstown on Saturday, June 24, with the return of the Kicks for a Cure tournament, in support of Beyond 21.
New this year, the matches will be played on the fields at the public school, rather than the high school.
From the organizers, this reminder to participants: Teams are asked to show up 15 minutes early for each game. Being more than 10 minutes late for a game will result in an automatic forfeit.
The tournament is co-ed and one girl must be on the field at all times.
All proceeds will be donated to Beyond 21. Beyond 21 is a support program for adults with developmental disabilities. It is a registered charity that receives no government funding and is dependent on fundraisers and donations to maintain their program. At Beyond 21 they are Dream Chasers. They partner with adults with developmental disabilities, learn what their dreams are for their future, and help them to learn the skills they need, and make the connections they need to achieve their dreams. Their vision is to enable adults with developmental disabilities to live connected, respected, and contributing to our community.
The event is being organized by Colton Gallant and Candyce Gallant.
Here's the schedule for the day:
With the Cornwall Motor Speedway having cancelled last Sunday night's racing due to rain and track conditions, the hope is Mother Nature will be kind for race fans this weekend, as the Speedway has a jam-packed schedule.
On tap is a visit by the Lightning Sprint group, as well as the second round of the Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Series that will be combined with the Danny Lefebvre Memorial during the 25-lap event for the Mini-Stock. A full show is on the card in the other divisions.
The Lightning Sprints Series will make its first of two stops at the Speedway, with a solid group of drivers that includes the recent Empire Super Sprints feature winner, Jordan Poirier, current points leader in Eric Sundborg, Guillaume Nedeirer, Pascal Levesque, Tomy Moreau, and many more competing in the 25-lap event.
The second round of the Cindy Ladouceur Memorial Series is also on the card and will be combined with the Danny Lefebvre Memorial, making it even more special for the Mini-Stock drivers that will run the 25-lap event. A field in the 20s is expected, with a good purse and extra laps on the line.
The other four divisions will be in action with regular feature events.
As expected, the competition is tough in the Modified division, with defending track champion Chris Raabe (from Alexandria) leading the way ahead of Danny Johnson. We have seen three different winners so far in Cornwall – Corey Wheeler, Luke Whitteker, and David Hebert. Will this Sunday's victor be one of these five drivers, or will someone else finish on top at the 30-lap event?
In the Sportsman division, Shane Pecore is leading, but there are a few drivers looking to take the top spot, including Justin Lalancette, Tristan Draper, and Tyler Givogue. They will have a 25-lap event.
Again, the Pro-Stock class is always entertaining and offers very close racing, with the Glengarry duo of Ghislain Valade and George Renaud sharing the lead in the standings. Kevin Fetterly Jr stands five points behind. The Pro-Stock is scheduled for 25 laps.
To complete the evening, the Novice Sportsman will run. Kurtis Cayer has won twice this season, but he had to work hard for both of his victories.
Pit gates will open at 3pm, with a cost of $25. General admission starts at 4:30pm, with a cost of $13 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $2 for kids 16 years old and under. The first qualifying race is slated for 6:30pm.
– with files from Martin Bélanger
Tonight in Alexandria, the Glengarry Hearts U15 boys soccer team competed in an opening-round match of the ER Shield. Look for the story in next week's edition of The Glengarry News.
A key component of a school's sports program is its volunteer coaches, and Char-Lan DHS recently acknowledged those individuals who donated their time through the 2016-17 season to guide the various Crusaders teams.
The year's volunteers included Jim Fourney (basketball), Rory Blackadder (pole vaulting), Graham Midgley (soccer), David Rawnsley (soccer), Mike McDonell (hockey), Bill Roundpoint (lacrosse), Ryan Dewar (lacrosse), and Kathy Millar (archery).
Here's the schedule of senior women's games for June 20 in the Glengarry Soccer League.
- Glen Nevis (Yellow) vs Glen Sandfield (Green), 8:30 PM at North Lancaster Park
- Laggan (Black) vs Greenfield (Red), 8:30 PM on the Lochiel Big Field
- Vankleek Hill (Purple) vs Dunvegan (Blue), 8:30 PM on the VCI Main Field
This week's edition of The Glengarry News features a story of where things stand for all the teams so far this season.
Two new photo galleries – tyke semifinal football featuring the Gaels and Wildcats, as well as shots from a men's ball hockey tournament, have been posted on our website here.