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Both the Glengarry Soccer League and East Regional Soccer League have announced that youth matches scheduled for tonight will be postponed due to the extreme heat.
For the GSL, this affects games in the U6, U12 boys, and U16 boys divisions.
At this time, GSL U19 girls, tier 2 women's, and senior men's games are still on – all slated for 8:30 p.m. starts.
For details on the Glengarry Soccer League's extreme heat game postponement/cancellation guidelines, please see this post.
Today, the Glengarry Soccer League announced its extreme heat policy, as a guideline to when scheduled youth and adult soccer games will be postponed and/or cancelled.
Monday (July 2) saw all matches scrubbed due to the hot, humid weather conditions, with the intention of these games all being rescheduled to play on Sunday (Jule 8). See this week's edition of The Glengarry News for more details.
Last evening, conditions moderated somewhat, allowing scheduled games to proceed.
Here are the GSL extreme heat guidelines:
The Glengarry Soccer League will reschedule games league-wide for U10 and older, if the humidex for Alexandria, according to Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca), is 35 degrees or higher during game time.
The league will post / e-mail by 5 p.m. in regards to the 6:30 p.m. / 7 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 7 p.m.
The league will post / e-mail by 7 p.m. in regards to the 8:30 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 9 p.m.
The league may make the call to reschedule games earlier in the day if the humidex is going to be significantly higher than 35 degrees.
For games that start on the half hour, we will use the next available projected rating to determine if the game is on. For example, a 6:30 p.m. kick-off time will use the 7 p.m. projected humidex rating to determine whether the game will or will not be played.
U8 games will cancelled and not rescheduled, as there are no official standings or playoffs in the U8 divisions.
U6 will be left to the discretion of the area reps as to what temperature they would like to cancel their sessions at and can be done prior to 5 p.m.
Games that are to be rescheduled will be moved to the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday of the week of cancellations. If teams are unable to play on the rescheduled date, the coach is asked to let the GSL know ASAP that they will have to unfortunately forfeit.
The Glengarry Soccer League would like to thank you for your patience and consideration on this issue. We want to remind our players and officials to keep well-hydrated on game days. If you feel that it is unsafe for your child to play, please notify your child's coach; the GSL will leave that up to the parents' discretion.
This week's issue of The Glengarry News features coverage of the Canada Day Big Blocks race at the Cornwall Motor Speedway.
Here are the results from the other races.
Sportsman class feature race results (25 laps): Thomas Cook, Brianna Ladouceur, Adam Rozon, Kurtis Cayer, Justin Lalancette, Devin Willis, Shane Pecore, Evan Racine, Justin Desrosiers, Pascal Racette, Tristan Draper, Billy Cook, Derek Cryderman, Jason Rose, Jason Fetterly, Fred Bellemare, Bob Ray, Chris Ferguson, Rick Thompson, Robert Delormier, Delbert Legrow, Brent Lozo, Gordon Clair.
Mini-Stock class feature race results (15 laps): Chris James, Justin Jodoin, J-C Bouchard, Teddy Bair, Skylar Ladouceur, Alexis Charbonneau.
Looking ahead to racing scheduled for Sunday, July 8, the speedway is booked to host a pair of series from Quebec, along with most of the regular classes, with the exception of the Mini-Stocks.
Our latest online gallery features images from the June 30 OFC Cornwall Wildcats football game versus the Peterborough Wolverines. For the story, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News. The photo gallery can be viewed here.
All scheduled July 2 soccer matches in the Glengarry Soccer League have been postponed.
That's the word coming down from the GSL admin today as a result of the extreme heat that has stricken our county.
Given the extreme weather conditions (heat advisory) and the risk of severe thunderstorms, the Glengarry Soccer League has decided in the interest of the safety of our members to cancel all games for Monday, July 2, 2018.
Games will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 8 at the same time and location (provided the field is available) and we will continue to monitor the weather for the remainder of the week.
Monday's postponed games include youth and tier 2 men's action.
With hot weather forecast to continue this week, it's likely that there will be additional postponements in the days ahead.
ERSL postpones action as well
The Ottawa-based ERSL, which includes youth Glengarry Hearts teams, was evaluating the status of its matches at the time of this post.
However, we do know that the U13 girls game slated to be played in Alexandria has been deferred to a later date.
We are currently monitoring weather conditions and will provide a decision regarding tonight's games no later than 3:00pm pic.twitter.com/bqMHVofKwT— ERSL (@EastRegionSL) July 2, 2018
Alexandria's Chris Raabe, who is on quite a run of racing success of late, is featured in a recent article in Dirt Track Digest. You can read the story online here.
We will also have updates in The Glengarry News throughout the racing season.
McCrimmon's senior men's soccer team last night played Vankleek Hill to a 2-2 tie. The draw was the first time that the northerners hadn't won this season, with VKH's record now dropping to 5-1-0.
Meanwhile, McCrimmon remains just behind, at 4-1-1.
In other June 27 action, Greenfield pounded Glen Sandfield 7-1.
We will have the details next week in The Glengarry News.
There's one more senior men's GSL match on tap this week, slated for the pitch at Dunvegan on Friday, June 29, where the host side will take on Greenfield at 8:30 p.m.
One thing has to give on Saturday afternoon in Cornwall, as a pair of winless OFC football teams are set to collide on the Joe St. Denis Field.
The Wildcats, which feature several boys from Glengarry county, are 0-4, while their scheduled opponents, the Peterborough Wolverines, are 0-5. With a win, one of these teams will climb out of the East Division basement.
This is the first season for the Wildcats playing in the OFC. Previously, they competed in the OVFL, which is now defunct.
The OFC varsity league provides provincewide football for teens aged 17 to 19.
Saturday's game is set for a 1 p.m. opening kickoff.
The Cornwall Motor Speedway is scheduled to resume action on Canada Day, Sunday, July 1 – Mother Nature permitting.
Among the scheduled events is the fourth stop of the Super DIRTcar Series Tour. It will be the first feature fun this season on Canadian soil.
Drivers expected to race include Stewart Friesen (winner of two features to date), defending champion Matt Sheppard, current points leader Jimmy Phelps, Max McLaughlin, Erick Rudolph, Billy Decker, Danny Johnson, Pat Ward, Pete Britten, Tim Fuller, Brett Hearn, Tim Kerr, and Alan Barker.
Home turf will be defended by Carey Terrance, Chris Raabe, Brian McDonald, Joey Ladouceur, Tyler Givogue, Kyle Dingwall, Corey Wheeler, and Mario Clair.
The slate also includes feature races for Sportsman and Mini-Stock classes.
The pit gate will open at 2 p.m. with an access price of $45. General admission will be available at 3:30 p.m. with entry prices set at $35 for adults, $20 for seniors 65 years plus, and $5 for kids aged 16 and under.
Super DIRTcar Series time trials are set for 6 p.m., with heat races scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
Here's a video of the pre-game festivities from last week's Friday night Gaels football at the Maxville Fair. We have a photo gallery online here and the story in the June 27 issue of The Glengarry News.
Maxville Fair peewee football pre-game https://t.co/dZXe5UHHO7— Sean Bray (@sportsguysean) June 22, 2018
The latest additions to our online photo galleries include a range of sports. Remember, reprints are available for purchase from The Glengarry News and make terrific gifts.
- bantam football championship game
- Maxville Fair football
- intermediate schools baseball in Cornwall
- GSL women's soccer on the Lochiel pitch
- ladies ball hockey league play
- high school field lacrosse
Alexandria's junior 'B' Glens hockey club invites fans to join players and staff in Canada Day festivities.
Players will be walking the parade route collecting non-perishable food items for our local food bank at St. Vincent de Paul. Please be generous with donations. In return, when an item is donated, you will be offered a free ticket for one Glens home game.
At the conclusion of the parade, activities will move to Island Park, where the Glens will have a hardest shot competition and a dunk tank. As well, Glens ball caps and jerseys will be available for purchase.
Vankleek Hill/Dunvegan B 2 vs. Vankleek Hill A 1
Laggan/Glen Sandfield 3 vs. Maxville 2
Char-Lan B 2 vs. North Lancaster 2
Vankleek Hill/Dunvegan B 2 vs. Alexandria 0
Vankleek Hill A 1 vs. Maxville 1
Char-Lan B 1 vs. Char-Lan A 1
Alexandria 6 vs. Laggan/Glen Sandfield 1 (Alexandria)
Maxville 4 vs. Char- Lan B 4
Char-Lan A 3 vs. Alexandria 2
Alexandria Flames 3 vs. Maxville 1
Char-Lan B 5 vs. Dunvegan 1
Alexandria Devils 1 vs Laggan 0
Char-Lan A 0 vs. Vankleek Hill 0
Maxville 1 vs. Char-Lan 1
Laggan/Glen Sandfield 5 vs. Vankleek Hill 0
Dunvegan 8 vs. Alexandria 0
Alexandria 6 vs. Vankleek Hill 2
Char-Lan 7 vs. Maxville/Dunvegan 1
Vankleek Hill 3 vs. Alexandria 2
Laggan/Glen Sandfield 7 vs. Maxville Highlanders 0
Manville Celtics 1 vs. Char-Lan 0
Char-Lan 5 vs. Greenfield 0
Maxville 2 vs. Glen Sandfield 1