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Gaels on track at SD&G meet

sean May 16, 2017 - 3:19pm

Track athletes found success at last week's SD&G track and field meet in Ottawa, and we have the details in the May 17 issue of The Glengarry News. Complete meet results can be accessed here.

Coach Robin Waller reports that the majority of the team achieved EOSSAA-qualifying results at the SD&G event. EOSSAA is set for May 18-19, in Brockville.

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Nicholas Heinzle in the midget boys 800 m race at a recent track and field meet. (Photo courtesy Robin Waller)

Char-Lan pole vaulters lead the way heading to EOSSAA

sean May 16, 2017 - 3:10pm

Heading into this week's EOSSAA track and field meet in Brockville, the pole vaulters at Char-Lan DHS are in fine form, with several athletes taking gold medals as SD&G champions. With no official events held as part of the SDGAA meet last week in Ottawa, the results were determined from other competitions for the Crusaders.

Among these is Mackayla Petrie (seen in photo here in a recent practice session), who enters EOSSAA as the SD&G champ. 

"It looks pretty competitive this year," she says, adding that she's having plenty of fun in her last year of high school competition.

Rory Blackadder coaches the pole vaulters, while Clem Distefano coaches the other disciplines.

The May 17 edition of The Glengarry News has more details. Complete SDGAA meet results can be accessed here.

Tagwi athletes excel in discus, long jump, races

sean May 16, 2017 - 3:03pm

"Very happy with the performances of the students" is how coach Brandon Coleman characterizes the effort of his athletes at last week's SD&G track and field championships, which were held in Ottawa.

He says he is particularly pleased with the discus throwers, Jack Devries in the midget boys long jump, and Annie Bender in the junior girls 400 m race. Coleman also tips his hat to junior boy Caleb Douma, who won the 200 m and was second in the 100 m.

We have more in this week's edition of The Glengarry News. Complete results can be accessed here.

Photo here shows Annie Bender in action on the track. (Photo courtesy Tagwi / Brandon Coleman)

SD&G gold for Char-Lan DHS girls hockey team

sean Mar 2, 2017 - 5:41pm

Today in Cornwall, the Char-Lan DHS Crusaders girls hockey team scored a 2-1 victory over La Citadelle in the SDGAA championship game to nab the title and earn a trip to EOSSAA.

We will have all the details in the next edition of The Glengarry News and photos from the action soon in your online gallery.

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The Crusaders celebrate their championship, on the ice in Cornwall. (Sean Bray photo)

Schools can be treacherous

publisher Feb 14, 2017 - 11:18am

Accidents can happen anywhere, including schools. The Upper Canada District School Board saw the number of accidents within the system rise to 129 from 118 during the last school year.  Most were caused by slips, trips or falls.  There was 7.4 per cent increase in “struck by/against” accidents – such as a staff member being struck by a sports ball – and a 13 per cent increase in ergonomics-related injuries and strains.

Two area schools slated for closure

publisher Feb 13, 2017 - 8:03am

Two schools on the block S.J. McLeod in Bainsville and North Stormont Public in Berwick are among 12 schools recommended for closure in an Upper Canada District School Board staff report. Other area schools will be preserved, according to the staff report that is to be discussed February 15. "While there were areas within the district–wide Accommodation Review where staff were able to arrive at a clear set of recommendations for the Board of Trustees via this report, there were other areas in the District that require further study beyond the scope and/or timelines of this Accommodation Review," the report reads. It is the intention of staff to continue to review the status of student programming and the District’s capacity for operating schools within regions that include Char-Lan and Glengarry.

The full report can be accessed here.