We have posted a number of new photo galleries to our website, including images from the Glengarry Highland Games, the Williamstown Fair, Sk8fest and the Low Expectations Car Show, and the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame induction celebration.
Photos from heavyweight competitions at the 2017 edition of The Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville can now be viewed in our online galleries here. The Aug. 9 edition of The Glengarry News will have full coverage of this year's Games.
Since its inception in 2010, the intermediate heavyweights division has groomed a number of teen athletes in the traditional Scottish sports, with several of the competitors moving on to compete in the amateur (adult) class.
The Aug. 2 edition of The Glengarry News includes a story about a recent training session for the current crop of teen heavys. We also have photos in our gallery here.
Adam Hurtubise, a current amateur competitor, holds the all-time intermediate record in the sheaf toss, achieving a mark of 28 feet.
Best ever in the 14-pound weight for distance goes to Jamie Trask (80 feet, 8 inches), who is also tops in the stone throw (43 feet, 7 inches).
Scott Bishop holds the mark in the hammer throw, with a best result of 106 feet, 1 inch.
Rugby 7s will be held as part of the Glengarry Highland Games this weekend, billed as the Nate MacRae Memorial Invitational.
Preliminary matches are scheduled for Friday, from 2 to 6pm, on the field behind the Clan Building. The idea is the have three games played per hour. Finals will take place Saturday afternoon, on the infield, in front of the grandstand.
Nate MacRae was an enthusiastic young man, who lost his battle with cancer. He was a sportsman, loving the competition and companionship generated through sports. He loved his Celtic heritage and was lovingly called, “The Scotsman” by his teammates and friends.
Rugby at the Games will certainly provide exciting play in this historical Scottish game.
The competition is being organized by Alex de Wit.
Online, advance registration for children's competitions at the Glengarry Highland Games is available here.
The junior heavyweights will be held Saturday morning, with the track events on Saturday afternoon. Advance registration closes Thursday, Aug. 3, at noon. It will still be possible to register onsite, but parents are advised to arrive early to do so.