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Pond Rocket takes B title at Legault Soccer Tournament

sean Jun 26, 2018 - 2:22pm

The Pond Rocket team scored the B title at the recent Marc Legault Soccer Tournament. Members, as seen in image below, included Jason Jackson, Kerri Albright, Chace Albright, Kyla Burwash, Curtis Tolhurst, Dan Tremblay, Ashton MacDonald, Kyle Lalonde, Stephanie Anderson, and Ashleigh Tolhurst.

For more on the event, please see the June 27 issue of The Glengarry News. We also have some action photos here in our gallery.

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Team Pond Rocket (submitted photo)

Local football coach joins youth camp in Ottawa featuring NFL pros

sean Jun 19, 2018 - 12:19pm

The county's Alex Labonte, a coach with the OFC Cornwall Wildcats, returned last Saturday to his university stomping grounds in Ottawa as one of the sponsors and organizers of a youth football camp that featured a trio of professional players from the NFL.

Alex Labonte, left, with NFL pro Marshawn Lynch. (submitted photo)

Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame to mark 40 years of honouring county athletes

sean Jun 19, 2018 - 12:12pm

In August, the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame will celebrate 40 years of recognizing the county's athletes and teams. This week's edition of The Glengarry News features the first of five biographies of this year's inductees.

Tickets for the Aug. 15 dinner and ceremony at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria go on sale this weekend, available from all board members, as well as from Auld Kirktown, Loiselle Sports Plus, and the Hall in Maxville. Cost is $40. After Aug. 9, the cost will be $50.

Call Rodney at 613-936-6213 to reserve tables.

3-on-3 basketball tourney planned for Canada Day in Alexandria

sean Jun 19, 2018 - 11:59am

A new basketball court is coming to Alexandria's Island Park, and the township is planning to christen it with a Canada Day 3-on-3 tournament.

The July 1 event will run from 4 to 8 p.m., with the following boys and girls divisions: U13, U16, and open (any age). Entry is $20 per team, and the deadline to sign up is June 29.

For more information, send an e-mail to Brian Caddell at

Provincial Little League Baseball is coming to Cornwall July 3

sean Jun 13, 2018 - 9:42am

The Seaway City will be hosting the provincial Little League baseball tournament, senior division for kids ages 15 and 16, starting July 3.

In addition to the local entrant, the event, at Legion Field in Cornwall, will feature four teams from out-of-town. The tourney is being put on by Cornwall District Minor Baseball.

The local team (Cornwall Black Sox) has round-robin games scheduled for July 4 at 5 p.m., July 5 at 1 p.m., July 6 at 1 p.m., and July 7 at 5 p.m. Playoffs are scheduled for July 8 and 9.

Minor football semifinal Sunday playoff schedule

sean Jun 13, 2018 - 9:34am

The minor football playoff scheduled for Sunday, June 17, at Cornwall's Joe St. Denis Field was released this morning. 

TYKE 9 am – Cornwall 2 vs Cornwall 3
TYKE 10:30 am – Cornwall 1 vs Gaels

MOSQUITO 12 pm – Cornwall 3 vs Cornwall 2
MOSQUITO 1:30 pm – Cornwall 1 vs Gaels
*losing teams will be playing at the Maxville Fair on Friday, June 22.

PEEWEE 3 pm – Cornwall 2 vs Gaels
PEEWEE 4:30 pm – Cornwall 3 vs Cornwall 1
*losing teams will be playing at the Maxville Fair on Friday, June 22.

BANTAM 6 pm – Cornwall 1 vs Cornwall 2
*Gaels as the first-place team have a bye for the championship game.

For more football news, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News. We also have a photo gallery from a recent Gaels tyke game online here.

New photo galleries: tyke Gaels football, Legault soccer tourney

sean Jun 12, 2018 - 1:05pm

Our latest photo gallery additions include images from June 6 tyke Glengarry Gaels football and the 2018 edition of the Marc Legault Soccer Tournament.

You can check out these photos, and more, online here. Remember, reprints are available for purchase and make a terrific gift.

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Soccer action at the Marc Legault tourney. (Sean Bray photo)

Glengarry Soccer League minor divisional results

sean Jun 5, 2018 - 2:10pm

Here are last week's results from minor divisions of the Glengarry Soccer League.

U12 Girls: Tuesday May 29th 
Vankleek Hill vs. Laggan/GS: 2-0 (VKH) 
Maxville vs. Char-Lan B: 3-0 (Char-Lan) 
North Lancaster vs. Char-Lan A: 2-0 (NL) 
Vankleek Hill/Dunvegan vs. Alexandria: 3-3 

U12 Boys: Wednesday June 30th 
Maxville vs. Laggan/GS/VKH: No score recorded
Char-Lan A vs. Vankleek Hill: 8-0 (Char-Lan) 
Alexandria Avengers vs. Alexandria Spartans: 7-3 (Spartans)

U14 Girls : Thursday May 31st 
Alexandria Flames vs. Dunvegan: 3-0 (Dunvegan) 
Alexandria Devils vs. Maxville: 5-1 (Alexandria))
Vanklek Hill vs. Char-Lan B: 3-1 (VKH)
Char-Lan A vs. Laggan: 1-1 

U14 Boys: Monday May 28th 
Laggan/GS vs. Alexandria: 4-4
Maxville vs. Vankleek Hill: 4-0 (Maxville) 
Dunvegan vs. Char-Lan: 6-1 (Dunvegan) 

U16 Girls: Tuesday May 29th 
Alexandria vs. Vankleek Hill: 2-2 
Char-Lan vs. Maxville/Dunvegan: 5-1 (Char-Lan) 

U16 Boys : Wednesday May 30th 
Maxville Celtics vs. Char-Lan: 1-0 (Maxville) 
Laggan/GS vs. Maxville Highlanders : 4-1 (Laggan) 
Friday June 1st: Maxville Highlanders vs. VKH: 3-2 (VKH) 
Maxville Celtics vs. Laggan/GS: No score recorded 

U19 Girls: Monday May 28th
Maxville vs. Glen Sandfield: 3-2 (Maxville) 
Char-Lan vs. Greenfield: 5-0 (Char-Lan)
Wednesday may 30th: Vankleek Hill vs. Maxville: 8-0 (VKH)
Char-Lan vs. Glen Sandfield: 8-0 (Char-Lan) 


CCHL to represent Canada at junior club World Cup in Russia

sean Jun 5, 2018 - 2:04pm

The Canadian junior A Hockey League has announced that an all-star team of players from the CCHL will be assembled to represent Canada at the 2018 Junior Club World Cup, set for August 18-26, in Socchi, Russia.

The CCHL is our local junior A hockey league, which includes the Cornwall Colts and Hawkesbury Hawks.

Here's the official announcement:

The Canadian contingent will be made up of players and staff members from within the 12 teams that comprise the CCHL.

“The CJHL is grateful for this invitation, and the acceptance of the challenge by the CCHL, to represent us internationally,” stated CJHL president Brent Ladds. 

“It will be a tremendous opportunity for the players selected by the CCHL to attend,” added Ladds.

The team will be one of eight clubs that will be competing in this International Ice Hockey Federation-sanctioned event.

Rounding out the field of the other seven junior squads will be the national Jr. champions from Russia and Sweden; HC Jokerit from Finland; HC Davos of Switzerland; China’s Kunlun Red Star, Red Bull Hockey Juniors from Austria and HC Trinec of the Czech Republic.

With age-limit restrictions in place, the CJHL-CCHL roster will feature no more than five 1998-born players, another 14 between 1999 and 2001 birth years as well as three that were born in 2002.

This marks the first time in the eight-year history of the event that the CJHL will be taking part.

“We are excited with the opportunity to attend the Junior Club World Cup in Sochi in August and represent the CCHL, the CJHL and Hockey Canada,” offered CCHL commissioner Kevin Abrams, who also serves as CJHL chairman of the board. 

“This presents an outstanding experience for our players, coaches and support team to share in an international tournament and all that it provides. While we are looking forward to a great event on the ice, the camaraderie and friendships that will be created will last a lifetime.”

The CJHL team roster, coaches, support staff and on-ice events prior to the event will be announced at a later date.

Players and team staff members are expected to convene in the Ottawa area in August before flying over to Russia for a pre-tournament camp in Moscow, Aug. 13-15, prior to travelling to Socchi for the JCWC.

“We are exceedingly grateful to the CJHL, for taking up this challenge on behalf of Hockey Canada, during the off-season,” said Hockey Canada president and chief operating officer Scott Smith. 

“It will be a tremendous athletic and cultural opportunity for the players.” 

The last Canadian side to compete in this event was the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League back in 2015.

Meanwhile, the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League took part from 2012 through 2014, which included winning the title in 2013.

Rain interrupts Sunday night racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean Jun 5, 2018 - 1:49pm

Sunday night racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway saw two features run, before Mother Nature intervened.

As a result, races for the Modified, Sportsman, and Pro Stock classes will go on June 10.



Men's Twilight League golf from May 30

sean Jun 5, 2018 - 1:28pm

Alexandria's Men's Twilight golf league plays Wednesday evenings at the Glengarry Golf and Country Club.

Following the most recent action on May 30, the Atlantic Hotel team leads the standings with 18 points, followed by Altech and The Glengarry News, both at 16 points, Rounding out the list are MacEwen Petroleum (15), Alexandria Moulding (14), Glengarry Tire (13), Lemieux's Tax Services (12), and B&B Food Market (10).

Closest to the pin on hole #9: Stephane Menard.

Skins: Nick Michaud, Ron Valade, Dale MacDonald, and Mike Larocque.

Week 2 Char-Lan Minor Soccer Association scores

sean Jun 5, 2018 - 1:23pm

Here are the May 31 results for matches in the CLMSA.

U12 division

  • Jack's Pub 2 vs. Cornwall Aviation 0
  • Munro Agromart 5 vs. Rozon Insurance 5

U10 division

  • Cornwall Aviation 4 vs. Marathon Converting 1
  • TD Wealth 2 vs. DQ Lancaster 0
  • Munro Agromart 4 vs. Primeau's Marine 1

U8 Timbits division

  • Gold 4 vs. California Blue 4
  • Silver 7 vs. Forest Green 4
  • Red 5 vs. Kiwi 5
  • Orange 5 vs. Navy Blue 2

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