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Cornwall Speedway adjusts 2017 schedule due to recent postponements

sean May 26, 2017 - 11:35am

Ray Lavergne, owner of the Cornwall Motor Speedway, and his team have been busy in recent days, negotiating to find new dates for various series to visit the local dirt track.

Here are the revised details:

May 28: The Race for the Cure Sportsman Series will be run on Sunday, May 28, along with the Eastern Ontario Vintage Club, plus a complete race program for Modified, Pro-Stock, Mini-Stock. The Slick Track Enduro will also be run on Sunday, after the regular racing program.

June 11: The 25-lap Cindy Ladouceur Memorial feature will start the evening. The Street-Stock division has been added as well, in addition to a full program for all divisions.

July 2: The final qualifying race of the 125-lap Canadian Nationals will take place, along with the Ultimate Pro-Stock Series, Street-Stock, Sportsman, and Mini-Stock to make the Canada Day weekend a big event.

July 23: The autograph session scheduled for July 2 has been postponed to July 23.

August 20: The Quebec Mini-Modified that were scheduled to race on May 28 have agreed to have their date pushed to August 20.

Keep your tickets

The track reminds holders of tickets from last weekend's rainouts that they will be honoured over the next three events (May 28, June 4, June 11), and the price will be adjusted, as appropriate. 

files from Martin Bélanger

Glengarry Gaels tykes, bantams prevail in mid-week football

sean May 26, 2017 - 11:20am

In order to make up games from the first two weeks of the season that had to be postponed due to field conditions, some football games this spring will be played on weeknights, in addition to the usual Sundays.

The Glengarry Gaels took advantage of their mid-week play, scoring a pair of victories, as the tykes improved to 2-0 on the season with a victory Wednesday night, and the bantams kicked off their season with a rainy, shut-out win Thursday.

The tyke Gaels prevailed 30-18, led by Nacky Sharek (3 touchdowns). Elliott Keenan and Ben Jackman had the other Glengarry majors in the May 24 contest over Cornwall #2.

A night later, in wet, muddy conditions, Austin Main had the game's only TD, as the Gaels prevailed 8-0. The team added a third-quarter safety to round out the scoring, in the victory over the Cornwall Wildcats.

League play is scheduled to continue on Sunday, with games in Alexandria and Cornwall.

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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.

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Four Tagwi athletes qualify for track and field East Regionals

sean May 23, 2017 - 3:41pm

Coach Brandon Coleman reports that four Tagwi Warriors have qualified to compete at East Regionals track and field this week, including high jumper Annie Bender, who placed second in the junior girls division, with a 1.45 m effort.

In midget boys discus, Schuyler Schellenberg and Rylan Iwachniuk were second and third, respectively, with best marks of 36.12 m and 35.55 m.

Alex Small, in senior boys discus, was third at EOSSAA, throwing 40.16 m.

This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes results from Le Relais, GDHS, and Char-Lan DHS, along with some photos.

For complete results from the May 18-19 EOSSAA track and field meet in Brockville, follow this link.

Sunday rainout at Speedway forces rescheduling of racing events

sean May 23, 2017 - 3:32pm

Everything was ready for a great night of racing to open the 2017 season at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, until rain began to fall during the final heat in the Modifieds class. As a result, the remainder of the evening's slate was postponed. As well, it was decided to cancel the whole program slated for Victoria Day. 

Rescheduled

The final qualifying race and the 125-lap Canadian Nationals has been pushed to Sunday, July 2, with the rest of the planned show for the other divisions being part of the Canada Day festivities. 

The Race for the Cure Sportsman Series will be run on Sunday, May 28, along with a complete race program for Modified, Pro-Stock, and Mini-Stock classes, along with the Slick Track Enduro.

A new date for the Quebec Mini-Mod is pending.

The 25-lap Cindy Ladouceur Memorial feature will be completed on Sunday, June 11, as part of the regularly scheduled program that evening.

Keep your tickets

If you are holding tickets from last weekend's rainout events, make sure to keep them. Speedway staff advise that you have the next three weeks to use them, as they will be honoured for racing on May 28, June 4, or June 11. You will be reimbursed any difference in ticket price.

files from Martin Bélanger