Sports in the Glens
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It's a busy Sunday sports schedule, with lacrosse and football playoff action, as well as racing at the Speedway.
The Celtics junior C lacrosse team will play at 3pm at Cornwall's multi-sport complex, looking for a win to close out their provincial semifinal series and advance to the championship round. The Celtic beat the Clarington Sharox yesterday, 14-4, to earn the 2-1 edge in the best-of-five series.
In OVFL football, the Cornwall Wildcats will host the Limestone (Kingston) Grenadiers, starting at 3pm at Joe St. Denis Field. The Cats had a bye in the first round, having finished the regular season at 6-2 for second place in the conference. A win today would advance the Wildcats to the conference final game.
And tonight at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, the race car engines will be humming, with a busy night of race action scheduled. The action will begin at 7pm, and the slate of events includes a race as part of the Canadian Nationals series, as well as the Mod Lite Quebec Series.
Here's a little video clip of Alexandria's Ron Graham throwing the hammer in the masters heavyweights competition at the Glengarry Highland Games.
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The various divisions of the heavyweights at the Glengarry Highland Games each include some local representation. Here's your guide.
In the amateurs class (Friday morning), county men scheduled to compete are Lyndon Mac Naughton of Kirkhill and newcomer to competing Steve Van Den Oetelaar of Alexandria.
The women's division includes Glengarrians Tiffany DiRico (Dalkeith) and Lisa MacDonald (Alexandria), as well as former county residents, now in Alberta, Kristy Kennedy and Laura Reusser (nee Lang).
The lone Glengarry man in the masters (Friday afternoon) is Alexandria's Ron "The Might Ron" Graham.
On Saturday, the professional men take over the field. Dalkeith's Jason Baines is the only Glengarrian in the field. He is coming off a solid indoor track and field season and a record-setting performance at Highland Games in Georgetown and Uxbridge. In the heavy hammer at Georgetown, Baines threw 110'11" to set the best mark, and at Uxbridge in the light hammer he three a 129'4" distance for a new field record.
Among the activities scheduled for Friday at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville is a tug-of-war, the Battle of the Clans between North Glengarry and South Glengarry.
This is sure to be a tremendous battle, not to be missed. Make sure you are here to support your team and the county!
The North Glengarry team is organized by Dave McSauve and coached by Jason Baines. The South Glengarry team is organized by Rod MacLeod, Jason MacCuaig, and coached by Brian Hope.
Historically, the South Glengarry team has been the most successful in this battle, but the North is ready for the challenge.
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Feature Results (40 laps): Donny Schatz, Kerry Madsen, Logan Schuhart, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Shane Stewart, Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, Steve Kinser, Lucas Wolfe, Joey Saldana, Cody Darrah, Jacob Allen, Jason Sides, Wayne Johnson, Lee Ladouceur, Devin Caron, Kyle Fraser, April Wilson
Modified Feature (30 laps): Carey Terrance, Chris Raabe, Chris Herbison, Kyle Dingwall, Stephane Lafrance, Gabriel Richer, Yan Bussiere, Brian McDonald, Gage Morin, Joel Doiron, Marc Therrien, Rosco Garreau, Laurent Ladouceur, Charlie Rice, Dexter Stacey
Sportsman (20 laps): Shane Pecore, Louie Jackson, Corey Wheeler, Dillon Sallows, Mike Stacey, Joey Ladouceur, Ryan Stabler, Justin Lalancette, Gilles Godard, Steve Cote, Robert Delormier, Billy Cook, Jasmine David, Mike Maresca, Jean-Nicholas Gareau, Thomas Cook, Ricky Thompson, Brianna Ladouceur, Mitch Primeau, Adam Rozon, Francis Quesnel
Lightning Sprint Immovex (20 laps): Guillaume Neiderer, Eric Sundborg, Mathieu Bourgouin, Alex Therrien, Yannick Poirier, Stephane St-Laurent, Charles-David Dumont, Roland Pleau, Sebastien Hebert, Jordan Poirier, Kathy Caissy, Devin Delormier, Sebastien Ferland, Alex Vigneault
Michael Robertson, of Williamstown, ran his 400m heat this morning, placing fourth (46.87 s) and has advanced to the semifinal race, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 29 at 8:18pm GMT (That's 3:18pm here). There is no live television coverage, but CBC is broadcasting through its website here.