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County boys in lacrosse action tonight

office May 10, 2014 - 12:38pm

Several boys from the county will be suiting up tonight for the Cornwall Celtics junior C lacrosse team's second game of the season on their home floor at the Cornwall multi-sport facility. Game time versus Peterborough is booked for 8pm.

Look for Quin MacDonell wearing jersey #3, Brendan Vipond as #8, Blain Mackay as #16, and Liam Vipond as #24. 

The Celtics handily won their season opener last Thursday night, 10-2.


Glengarry Gaels peewee and bantam football openers post-poned

office May 9, 2014 - 3:32pm

The official word came down today from Glengarry Gaels football club co-president Jeff Dorn: the scheduled peewee and bantam openers booked for Sunday have been post-poned to later in the season. (The mosquito and tyke games will go ahead in Cornwall, indoors at the fieldhouse).

Here's Dorn's release:
BANTAM AND PEE WEE GAELS - NO GAMES this MAY 11 as there are no fields OPEN for the season as of yet. As this might be a first in the history of spring Football Enjoy Mothers Day with out dragging your Mother out to Football on Sunday. Treat her well for all she does for spending MOTHERS DAY watching you play football.


Sports options for fans tonight

office May 8, 2014 - 4:36pm

If you are looking for some live sports action to take in tonight, the Alexandria Ladies Ball Hockey League will open its season tonight at the Glengarry Sports Palace, with games at 8 and 9 p.m.

Also tonight, the Cornwall Celtics junior C lacrosse team will begin its summer campaign, scheduled to play at the Cornwall multi-sport facility at 8pm. The Celtics will also take to the floor Saturday night at 8pm.


Football openers set for Sunday, May 11

office May 8, 2014 - 3:57pm

Spring community youth football is set to kick off Sunday, but field conditions are playing havoc with the schedule.

The Glengarry Gaels had been scheduled to host three games (mosquito, peewee, bantam) in Alexandria at the GDHS field, but the school board has banned all community use of fields until at least May 15. That ruling sent the football organization scrambling.

So here's what we know so far:

The Glengarry tykes will play as scheduled on Sunday, starting at 10:30am vs Cornwall #1. And at 1pm, the Glengarry mosquitos will play vs Cornwall #1. Both of these games will be at the Cornwall fieldhouse.

That leaves the Gaels peewee and bantam games in limbo, but Glengarry co-president Costa Zarifi says he is working on field options that will see the games played as scheduled, just somewhere else. Stay tuned!


Update on sports fields usage

office May 8, 2014 - 1:06pm

Our May 7 edition included, on page A9, a story about the delayed start to the spring sports season and the impact on community sports as well.  Here's an update to our story, a message from the UCDSB regarding school fields under their domain (e.g. Char-Lan, GDHS, Tagwi):

Media Release
Immediate Release: May 7, 2014
UCDSB Sports Fields to Remain Closed Until May 15

(Brockville) - Sports fields at schools throughout the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) will remain closed for after school sporting events until May 15, 2014 to maintain their quality and avoid the need for maintenance closures later in sports season, said Chief Information and Facilities Officer Jeremy Hobbs.

The decision to preserve sports fields will mean a short delay in their use after school hours by public and school sports teams. Recess activities at schools will not be affected.

The decision to delay after school use of school sports fields is due to the wet and unusually cool spring weather. Use of the fields too early can result in damage which will affect their quality throughout the remainder of the spring, summer and fall. “We want to give our sports fields adequate time to dry and grow so that they will be in the best possible shape for play,” said Hobbs on Tuesday. “In the past, community groups have expressed concern about the condition of fields in the peak of the season and though the fields may now appear dry, we need to give the grass some time to take root to ensure safe, playable conditions later this summer. The Facilities department will continue to monitor each situation, however we have every confidence that the majority of our sports fields will be available for after school use by May 15.”

For more information, please call:
Terry Davies,
Controller of Communications
Upper Canada District School Board


Williamstown to host exhibition high school girls soccer on Monday

office Apr 30, 2014 - 12:29pm

Update (May 5): event cancelled due to wet field conditions, will not be rescheduled

May 5th Warm-Up Day at Char-Lan – Girls Soccer

                          FIELD #1                FIELD #2                FIELD #3

     9am         TSS v SJ (S)            GD v HT (J)            GD v CCVS (S)

10:15am       CL v ESLC (S)           TSS v SJ (J)           RO v SLSS (S)

11:30am       CL v ESLC (J)            SD v GD (J)              ND v HT (S)

12:45pm        CL v SJ (S)              TSS v HT (J)          ESLH v SLSS (S)

     2pm        CL v SJ (J)              SD v ESLC (J)           RO v CCVS (S)

 3:15pm        GD v HT (S)           TSS v ESLC (S)          ND v ESLH (S)


High school soccer (boys) in Cornwall on Monday, May 5

office Apr 30, 2014 - 12:27pm

Update (May 5): event cancelled due to wet field conditions, will not be rescheduled

May 5th Warm-Up Day in Cornwall – Boys Soccer

                         FIELD #1            FIELD #2                FIELD #3
                              (SLSS)               (ESLC)                      (CCVS)
 9:00am         TSS v SLSS (S)      LC v SJ (S)            HT v CL (S)

10:15am       TSS v SLSS (J)       LC v SJ (J)            HT v CL (J)

11:30am       NDD v TSS (S)        GD v SJ (S)            RO v HT (S)

12:45pm        HT   v TSS (J)         GD v SJ (J)            CC v  CL (S)

2pm             NDD v SLSS(S)        GD v LC (S)           SLSS v CL(J)

3:15pm                                            GD v LC (J)            RO  v CC (S)


SD&G high school soccer to kick off next week

office Apr 29, 2014 - 11:14am

Update (May 5): wet field conditions persist, season in jeopardy

After the long winter and delays due to field conditions, the SD&G high school soccer season is set to kick off next week, fingers crossed. An exhibition tournament is tentatively scheduled for May 5 in Cornwall, to get things started.

Week one of regular season

The regular season will open in Williamstown on May 7, with Char-Lan hosting senior and junior girls and boys matches. In addition to the host squads, teams scheduled to compete include GDHS, Tagwi, and North Dundas. Game start times are 9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, 2pm, and 3:15pm with action on two fields.

On May 9, starting at 9am, Tagwi will host girls (senior and junior) play. Squads competing will include Tagwi, GDHS, Seaway, North Dundas, and L'Heritage.

Week two is booked to open May 12, with matches at GDHS in Alexandria for the girls and North Dundas (Chesterville) for the boys.

Each team in the 'A' division will play a six-game regular season. Tagwi's girls are playing in the 'A' group, but the boys are competing with the 'AA' teams.

The 'AA' loop also includes Holy Trinity, which, along with the other larger schools, will play a five-game regular season.

Holy Trinity will host a day-long girls tournament on May 7. The boys will also play that day, with the senior games at CCVS and the junior matches at St. Joseph's.

Coverage in The Glengarry News

The Glengarry News will be out shooting action photos at matches through the season and publishing results as made available by coaches/schools. Be sure to pick up a copy of the newspaper each week, or read us online.


High school soccer delayed

office Apr 28, 2014 - 12:05pm

Due to the extended winter and impact on field conditions, the start of the SD&G high school soccer league season has been delayed. In fact, the UCDSB imposed a two-week moratorium on field use. The current expectation is that the league will have a single pre-season tournament on May 5, with an abbreviated/compressed schedule to follow.

There is a tight timeline to complete the season and playoffs, with EOSSAA set for Alexandria May 27 for the girls (junior and senior), and Williamstown May 28 for the boys (junior and senior).


Pro wrestling event set for Saturday in Cornwall

office Apr 25, 2014 - 12:24pm

wrestling imageHistory was made last month when the 6 ft. 2 in. amazon Persephone Vice (seen in photo at right) was victorious in a 15 Superstar Battle Royale, becoming the first woman to earn a shot at the Mecca Pro Wrestling World Championship.

On April 26 at 'Infiltration,' live from the Agora Centre in Cornwall, Vice will go head-to-head with the current reigning and defending MPW Champion, Payne. If Persephone Vice were to be victorious, she would then again make history by becoming the first woman in Ontario to win a major title outside her gender.

Other featured matches signed for this must see cable TV taping are 'The Rage' Randy Berry taking on former friend and partner Joey Valentyne in a Street Fight, Derric Hamilton defending the Pound For Pound title against KL Shock, The Incredible Hunks defending the MPW Tag Team titles in an open challenge, Decker 'The Ax Man' Leduc vs The American Barbarian, and more.

As always, MPW management encourages fans to bring signs and props for a better chance at being seen on TV.

Tickets for 'Infiltration' are $12 in advance, $40 for a family 4 pack, or $15 at the door.

You can purchase yours at Nativity Bowling (613-933-0590), Poppy's Pawns Plus (613-933-2333), or the Lotto booth at the Cornwall Square.

Bell time is scheduled for 7 p.m.


Are you ready for the Raisin?

office Apr 25, 2014 - 11:34am

Yesterday, The News checked in with the Raisin Region Conservation Authority's Phil Barnes to get the latest on conditions and preparation for the 42nd annual Raisin River Canoe Race, which is set for Sunday, April 27.

He says that pre-registration numbers are higher than last year, adding that canoeists and paddlers can still register on race day. To do so, check in with organizers starting at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday at St. Andrew's Catholic School in St. Andrew's West. There is a two-hour registration and preparation window, with the first boats scheduled to enter the water at 10:30 a.m.

Barnes notes that water flow (current levels) have reduced over the past couple of weeks, making conditions much safer than they would have been for the original race date (April. 19). As well, the current flow "looks favourable for the dam" in Martintown, meaning that the expectation is that paddlers will be allowed to shoot the dam should they wish. The final decision on this will be made on the morning of the race.  Of course, participants are free to portage as well.

The News will be out on Sunday shooting action photos along the route. If you are entered in the race, be sure to smile for the camera. And stay warm!

More information on competitive divisions for entry can be found on the RRCA website.

For spectators, there are numerous vantage points along the route from St. Andrew's West to Williamstown. Easy access is available at any one of the many bridges that cross the river.


To get the full story on all things Glengarry, each week be sure to check out The Glengarry News, available by subscription online or in traditional print format.