The Glengarry News



Gaels youth football kicks off Sunday in Alexandria

sean May 19, 2017 - 6:44pm

After two weeks of postponements due to field conditions, the spring youth football league is set to kick off on Sunday, May 21, with three of four Glengarry teams slated to be in action.

The tykes are scheduled to open the day with their game starting at 10 a.m.

The mosquitoes will play at 11:30 a.m., followed by the peewees at 1:30 p.m.

All games take place on the main field, at GDHS in Alexandria.

Update: no minor football games to be played this weekend

sean May 12, 2017 - 4:07pm

As we indicated might be the case in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, the Gaels youth football club has confirmed that the league's second straight weekend has been postponed due to field conditions. 

According to club co-president Costa Zarifi, the tentative plan (and hope) is that league play will kick off on May 21, and the schedule will be then adjusted to give kids a "full season's worth of football."

The Glengarry Gaels have four spring league teams that play against squads based in Cornwall, so scheduling also relies on availability of fields in the Seaway City.

SD&G senior high school badminton championships set for Cornwall

sean Apr 10, 2017 - 4:02pm

Holy Trinity and L'Heritage high schools in Cornwall will be the hosts for the 2017 SD&G senior badminton championships, set for Wednesday, April 12.

The GDHS team, coached by Randi Tolhurst, includes the following:

  • girls singles: Heather Raymond, Rylee Franklin
  • boys singles: Liam MacDonald, Bailey Pidgeon
  • mixed doubles: David MacMaster & Olivia Graham, Nicholas Leroux & Ashley Belair
  • girls doubles: Cameron Brodie & Emma Hardy, Robyn Howes & Denali Dorn
  • boys doubles: Dove Rickerd & Xaavian Ali, Cameron MacDonald & Brennan Nadeau

Gaels community spring football training camps have opened

sean Apr 7, 2017 - 5:42pm

The Glengarry Gaels community youth football club will field four football teams in the spring league season, offering the gridiron game to boys and girls with birth years from 2001 through 2010. 

Registration is ongoing, with training camps having recently kicked off.

The season is slated to open in early May.

Be sure to check out the club's ads in recent editions of The Glengarry News for all the details.

Junior Gaels snag boys basketball championship

sean Feb 16, 2017 - 5:44pm

Today on their home court, the GDHS junior boys basketball team scored the SD&G playoff championship, beating St. Lawrence in the final. We will have all the details in the next edition of The Glengarry News.

In the meantime, check out our photo gallery here

basketball action
Lochlan MacDonald controls the ball, looking to set up a scoring play. (Sean Bray photo)

GDHS Gaels junior boys basketball team claims top spot

sean Feb 14, 2017 - 1:12pm

This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes a story about the GDHS Gaels junior boys basketball team capturing first place in SDGAA play, with playoffs on tap.

Here's a team photo of the boys celebrating their accomplishment, with hopes of adding a playoff title in the days ahead.

team photo
In back from left are Odin Marfurt-Breakenridge, Berry Wassihun, Hamish Macleod, Joe Vrbetic, Sheldon MacCallum, and John Caddell. Front: Aaron Keurentjes, coach Trish Brown, Crew Rickerd, and Nathan Noel. Absent from photo: Zach Belanger, Lochlan MacDonald, and Austin Main. (Submitted photo)

Glengarry Gaels announce plans for youth spring tackle football

sean Feb 9, 2017 - 3:45pm

Youth tackle football returns to Alexandria this spring. The Glengarry Gaels football club recently announced the levels available.

Here's the edited announcement:

There might be snow on the ground but it is time to start thinking about playing spring tackle football. As always We want every type of player to come on out. Spring is about learning to play the game. We coaches have seen those that know nothing surprise coaches, parents, and most importantly themselves, by becoming a football player. This game is about putting yourself to the test, while realizing the need to help your team succeed. Every player can make a difference.

Changes are happening this spring. All levels are moving down by one age level. All ages are based on 2017.
TYKE – Now become 7-9 year olds (was 8-10)
MOSQUITO – Now becomes 10-11 year olds (was 11-12)
PEE WEE – Now becomes 12-13 year olds (was 13-14)
BANTAM – Now becomes 14-15 year olds (was 15-16) (overagers can be 16)

The Gaels are also looking for parents and volunteers to help out with coaching and in other capacities.

For more information, check out the club's Facebook page.

Wet day of high school football on tap for today in Cornwall

sean Oct 21, 2016 - 12:23pm

The Seaway City will host a pair of high school football games today to wrap up the SDGAA regular season.

First up, Tagwi will visit St. Lawrence in the battle of winless squads. Start time is set for 11am.

At 2pm, Glengarry will play at Holy Trinity in what's already being billed as the "Mud Bowl."

UPDATE: Tonight's game, the so-called Rose Bowl, has been moved to Monday. It will be played under the lights at Joe St. Denis Field, where La Citadelle and St. Joseph's are slated to collide, starting at 6pm.

No matter what happens in these matches, this will be the end of the season for Glengarry, St. Lawrence, and Tagwi. St. Joseph's is likely to finish atop the standings, barring a loss to La Citadelle tonight, which would require a tie-breaker to decide matters. Other playoff-bound teams are Holy Trinity, CCVS, and La Citadelle, with the playoffs set to open on Oct. 27 in Cornwall.