Sports in the Glens
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The Glengarry Gaels bantam football game, scheduled to be played at the CCVS field in Cornwall on Sunday, has been moved up to a 1230pm start time. The boys are playing earlier because Russell's peewee team, which was slated to play at that time, folded this week.
So this weekend's Gaels football schedule is...
- tykes on Saturday, June 7 at Joe St Denis Field, 11am start
- mosquitos on Sunday, June 8 at CCVS field, 9am start
- bantams on Sunday, June 8 at CCVS, 1230pm start
The schedule for the peewees will need to be re-jigged, owing to the Russell dropout.
(By Martin Bélanger) The Cornwall Motor Speedway will host a new series on Sunday as the Go Nuclear Late Model Series will make its inaugural visit to the speedway along with a full show of Modified, Pro-Stock, Semi-Pro, and Mini-Stock. Fans will be able to show support to their favourite drivers as a banner competition will be held at intermission time.
The up-and-coming Go Nuclear Late Model Series will make a first stop at Cornwall Motor Speedway with a 35-lap event. Drivers from Ontario and Northern New York will make the haul to the quarter-mile bullring. The track expects a great field of cars for this initial event. Several drivers have previous experience at Cornwall with the World of Outlaws or the Ontario DIRT Late Model Series. The Go Nuclear is sporting crate engines but will still be very fast around the speedway and will give a very spectacular show!
With already three shows in the books, the Modified division championship hunt is well underway with last week's winner Stephane Lafrance taking command over Gage Morin, Chris Raabe, Chris Herbison, and Brian McDonald. Only 28 points separates the top eight drivers. A 30-lap feature is on the card of the headline class.
Defending track champion Dave Bissonnette is already in good position to defend his Pro-Stock championship having an eight-point lead on Jocelyn Roy. This very competitive category will have 20-lap feature event. Both Semi-Pro and Mini-Stock feature races will be run before intermission time.
General admission price is $15 for adults, $8 for Seniors 65 years and over, and $2 for kids under 16. Pits admission will be $25; pit entrance will be open at 2pm for hauler parking; the gates for payment will open at 4pm. General admission gates will open at 5:30pm, with racing starting at 7pm sharp.
EOSSAA girls A soccer: GDHS won its first game 6-2 and will next play at 230pm.
EOSSAA boys A soccer: GDHS blanked its game 1 opponent 6-0 and is next scheduled to play at 1pm.
EOSSAA girls AA soccer: Holy Trinity lost its opening match 3-1. The Falcons are slated to take to the field next at 230pm.
(By Ralph Austin) The Stormont Yacht Club is off to a slow start this season. The boat launch had to be delayed by two weeks due to the ice in the bays and the cool wet weather. The first planned event this year was the May 31 Sail Past, where boats of the fleet sailed past the Commodore's vessel and offered a courteous salute. Sail Past represents the official opening of the new season, followed by competitive racing on Saturdays and Sundays through the summer.
The Stormont Yacht Club would like to invite all those interested in learning to sail to come out to the club in Long Sault and experience the joy of meeting new friends and the excitement of sailing a sleek vessel on the Saint Lawrence River. Boat owners are always eager to take potential sailors out for a beginners cruise.
The junior A Cornwall Colts have scheduled their 2014 prospects camp for June 28-29. Players with birth years 1999-95 are eligible to apply. For details, click here.
The CCHL junior Hawks may be in the off-season, but that hasn't stopped general manager Ian Henderson from keeping busy. In recent weeks, the team signed six new players. Read their bios here.
Senior soccer teams from GDHS (boys and girls) and Holy Trinity (girls) leftt the county today to compete in their respective OFSAA (provincial) tournaments. GD's girls will be in Windsor, while the Gaels boys are heading to London; both compete in the A loop. The Falcons girls will be in Collingwood to compete in the AA division.
The Pee Wee Poirier Memorial 3-Pitch Tournament, BBQ, and fundraiser, will be held at the Glengarry Sports Palace on Saturday, June 14. The event raises money to support local underprivileged children playing hockey in the ADMHA.
For information and to get involved, e-mail Jay Poirier at email@example.com