Sports in the Glens
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(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Celtics junior C lacrosse team, which includes several county players, has a 4-1 record so far this season. The squad is scheduled to next play on Thursday, June 5 at Cornwall's multi-sport complex. Game time is set for 8pm versus Kingston. Watch for Blain MacKay wearing #16, Quin MacDonell donning jersey #3, Liam Vipond as #24, and Brendan Vipond as #8.
Unfortunately, we ran out of space in the June 4 edition of The Glengarry News to get this achievement into the newspaper. Last Sunday, all four Glengarry Gaels football teams won their games.
The mosquitos blanked Russell 31-0, the tykes beat Cornwall #1 with a 35-25 effort, the peewees shut down Cornwall for a 35-0 triumph, and the bantams prevailed 23-6 over Russell.
The Glengarry tykes, mosquitos, and peewees are all tied for first place in their divisions, while the bantams remain perfect at 4-0 for tops in their group and are already guaranteed a home playoff date, with two regular-season matches remaining.
Here are three photos from the May 27 girls soccer EOSSAA tournament in Alexandria. The photos were shot by our co-op student, Hayley Currier. For more photos, see our photo galleries and the June 4 edition of The Glengarry News.
Several pole vaulters from Char-Lan DHS, under the guidance of coach Rory Blackadder, had fine performances at East Regionals track and field last week, led by Brennan Seguin, who broke the midget boys record with a jump of 3.35 m. Emma Pasco won the midget girls event with a 2.40 m effort. Other Char-Lan results: Mackayla Petrie (2.10 m for 4th in midget girls), McKenna Mulhearn (2.25 m for second in junior girls), Ally Lecky (2.70 m for second in senior girls), and Nik Danaher (2.55 m for 4th in midget boys).
The athletes will be heading to OFSAA later this week in Mississauga.
Brennan Seguin clears the bar (photo by Rory Blackadder)