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.

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.


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.

Former local rivals to collide in university football final

sean Nov 8, 2016 - 3:01pm

The Atlantic division of CIS football has its championship game set for Saturday, and it will include a pair of athletes who were rivals locally.

Rookie Jakob Loucks is a quarterback with the Mount Allison Mounties, who will meet the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in the title tilt on Nov. 12 at 1pm, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The host side has Summerstown's Jeremy Pike on the roster. 

The two opposed each other is high school football, when Loucks was with St. Joseph's and Pike played for Holy Trinity.


Tyke Wildcats reach NCAFA title match

sean Nov 8, 2016 - 2:58pm

The Cornwall tyke Wildcats are NCAFA runners-up, having fallen last weekend 21-15 against a tough Bengals team.

The 'Cats, which include county boys Travis Brisebois, Connor McDougall, and Trey Ladouceur, had a 15-14 lead, before giving up a late run and suffering the heart-breaking defeat.

Coach Kirby Camplin said, "Not the desired outcome in the NCAFA 'A' Cup championship game ... Proud of our team and my own kids for an amazing season. Two consecutive years in the championship game is an impressive feat for these guys."

Local boys to play in Quebec football finals

sean Nov 8, 2016 - 2:53pm

Several youngsters who are products of the Glengarry Gaels community football program will be in action this weekend, playing in Quebec provincial finals.

The St. Lazare midget team will be in St. Leonard on Saturday, for a 5pm game with the Chateauguay Raiders. The winning side will get the Jack Simpson Cup, as provincial champs. Members of this team include Alex Zarifi and Ryan Leclerc.

St. Lazare's atoms will host the provincial final at that level on Nov. 12 at 10am, entertaining the St. Hubert Rebelles. Among the players is Nacky Sharek.