Glengarry's tyke Gaels football team picked up a pair of victories last week, improving its record to 3-0 in spring league play.
On Sunday in Cornwall, the squad pummelled the Wildcats #3 with a 39-13 effort. Elliot Keenan (2 touchdowns), Ben Jackman (1 TD), Connor Hamelin (2 TD, 2 points after), Nacky Sharek (1 TD, 1 PAT).
The team's May 24 evening in contest in Alexandria went into the books as a 30-18 win. Sharek had three TDs to pace the offence. Jackman and Keenan also recorded majors.
The Gaels peewees dropped a 58-0 decision in Alexandria, to Cornwall #3, also losing Mickael Leblanc to injury. Their record is now 0-2.
Also last Sunday, Glengarry's mosquitoes were stung 45-6 by Cornwall #3. Travis Brisebois had the lone Gaels touchdown. The team is also 0-2.
For the bantam story, please see this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The week three schedule gets an early start, with a pair of May 31 games in Alexandria (GDHS). There's a mosquito match at 6pm, followed by a peewee performance at 7:15pm.
On Sunday, June 4, on the GDHS gridiron, there will be a tyke tilt at 10am, followed by a mosquito match at 11:30am.
In order to make up games from the first two weeks of the season that had to be postponed due to field conditions, some football games this spring will be played on weeknights, in addition to the usual Sundays.
The Glengarry Gaels took advantage of their mid-week play, scoring a pair of victories, as the tykes improved to 2-0 on the season with a victory Wednesday night, and the bantams kicked off their season with a rainy, shut-out win Thursday.
The tyke Gaels prevailed 30-18, led by Nacky Sharek (3 touchdowns). Elliott Keenan and Ben Jackman had the other Glengarry majors in the May 24 contest over Cornwall #2.
A night later, in wet, muddy conditions, Austin Main had the game's only TD, as the Gaels prevailed 8-0. The team added a third-quarter safety to round out the scoring, in the victory over the Cornwall Wildcats.
League play is scheduled to continue on Sunday, with games in Alexandria and Cornwall.
After two weeks of postponements due to field conditions, the spring youth football league is set to kick off on Sunday, May 21, with three of four Glengarry teams slated to be in action.
The tykes are scheduled to open the day with their game starting at 10 a.m.
The mosquitoes will play at 11:30 a.m., followed by the peewees at 1:30 p.m.
All games take place on the main field, at GDHS in Alexandria.
As we indicated might be the case in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, the Gaels youth football club has confirmed that the league's second straight weekend has been postponed due to field conditions.
According to club co-president Costa Zarifi, the tentative plan (and hope) is that league play will kick off on May 21, and the schedule will be then adjusted to give kids a "full season's worth of football."
The Glengarry Gaels have four spring league teams that play against squads based in Cornwall, so scheduling also relies on availability of fields in the Seaway City.
Holy Trinity and L'Heritage high schools in Cornwall will be the hosts for the 2017 SD&G senior badminton championships, set for Wednesday, April 12.
The GDHS team, coached by Randi Tolhurst, includes the following:
- girls singles: Heather Raymond, Rylee Franklin
- boys singles: Liam MacDonald, Bailey Pidgeon
- mixed doubles: David MacMaster & Olivia Graham, Nicholas Leroux & Ashley Belair
- girls doubles: Cameron Brodie & Emma Hardy, Robyn Howes & Denali Dorn
- boys doubles: Dove Rickerd & Xaavian Ali, Cameron MacDonald & Brennan Nadeau
The Glengarry Gaels community youth football club will field four football teams in the spring league season, offering the gridiron game to boys and girls with birth years from 2001 through 2010.
Registration is ongoing, with training camps having recently kicked off.
The season is slated to open in early May.
Be sure to check out the club's ads in recent editions of The Glengarry News for all the details.
Today on their home court, the GDHS junior boys basketball team scored the SD&G playoff championship, beating St. Lawrence in the final. We will have all the details in the next edition of The Glengarry News.
In the meantime, check out our photo gallery here.