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Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame honours crop of graduating high school athletes

sean Aug 22, 2017 - 11:13am

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. 

A photo gallery is also available here.

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.

The 2017 high school athletes honoured by the Hall of Fame include, standing in front from left, Catherina Blair of Maxville, Alexandre Theoret of Alexandria, Anaick Besner of Glen Nevis, Lara Jeaurond of Loch Garry, Jenna Séguin of Lancaster, Chloe Devine of Bainsville, Cameron MacDonald of Alexandria, David MacMaster of Alexandria, Cameron Brodie of Fassifern, Emma Hardy of Maxville, Chelsea Cayer of Williamstown, Mackayla Petrie of Bainsville, Angus McRae of Williamstown, and Lukas Willems of Maxville. In back are Josh Stephen of South Glengarry and Brennan Seguin of Martintown.   (Margaret Caldbick photo)

It's on to the OFSAA semifinals for Le Relais' senior girls soccer team

sean Jun 1, 2017 - 8:40pm

Playing their third match of the day today, Le Relais' senior girls soccer team still had plenty of gas in the tank, battling to a 5-0 triumph over 5-0 vs La Jeunesse from Windsor. Goal scoring in this was led by Sara Carrière who found the back of the opposing net four times. Angelina Gendreu scored one.

The OFSAA 'A' semifinals are booked for a 9am start Friday morning.

Day two opens with another win for Le Relais girls at OFSAA

sean Jun 1, 2017 - 1:22pm

After going 1-1 on day one at OFSAA 'A' soccer in Toronto, Le Relais started today with a 3-0 victory. Angelina Gendreau, Chloé Legault, and Sara Carrière had the goals.

The win puts the girls in good shape to advance. Another triumph this afternoon will assure that Les Rapides continue tomorrow into the playoff round.

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Cumberbatch among local athletes qualified for OFSAA track and field

sean May 30, 2017 - 12:44pm

The May 31 edition of The Glengarry News includes a story about local high school athletes who have qualified for OFSAA track and field, which will be held later this week in Belleville.

Among them are East Regionals gold medallist and senior boys pole vault record-setter Brennan Seguin, from Char-Lan. Other Crusaders, as well as athletes from GDHS, Tagwi, and Le Relais earned qualification results too and will advance to the provincial meet.

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Le Relais' Eric Cumberbatch is heading to OFSAA to compete in midget boys triple jump. (Photo courtesy Hubert Gauthier)

Le Relais junior boys soccer team competed at EOSSAA on Wednesday

sean May 26, 2017 - 8:51pm

On Wednesday, the junior boys soccer team from Le Relais competed at the 'AA' soccer tournament in Kingston, filling in a wildcard seed. We will have the details in an upcoming edition of The Glengarry News.

Here's a photo, courtesy of Hubert Gauthier, of the boys relaxing between matches.

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Le Relais' senior girls soccer team wins EOSSAA, head to OFSAA

sean May 23, 2017 - 7:59pm

After The Glengarry News went to press this afternoon, the EOSSAA 'A' senior girls soccer final pitted two Alexandria-based schools against each other, with Le Relais shutting out Glengarry DHS to claim the championship and earn a trip to OFSAA.

We will have the details in next week's edition of The News, along with photos. In the meantime, here's an image of the girls from le Relais celebrating with their medals.

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Le Relais celebrates its 2017 EOSSAA championship. (Sean Bray photo)

Photo gallery: SD&G boys 'A' soccer playoffs from May 17

sean May 23, 2017 - 4:18pm

Last Wednesday it was the SD&G boys 'A' soccer playoffs in Alexandria, and this Wednesday it will be EOSSAA. Be sure to check out The Glengarry News for all the details, including the schedule of games.

A photo gallery of senior and junior images from last week is now available online here

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Senior boys soccer teams from Glengarry DHS and Char-Lan DHS collide in the SD&G final. (Sean Bray photo)

Live web broadcast of EOSSAA boys 'A' soccer available Wednesday

sean May 23, 2017 - 3:52pm

GDHS and UCDSB will be live broadcasting from the Gaels' soccer field on Wednesday, May 24, showcasing games played there as part of the boys 'A' EOSSAA tournament. Matches will also take place through the day on the field at the Glengarry Sports Palace, but a live web feed won't be available.

The action can be viewed here.

For details and the schedule, please see this week's edition of The Glengarry News.