Today in Kingston, the senior girls soccer team from le Relais nabbed the championship of the 'A' division soccer tournament. Unfortunately, the results came in after The News had gone to press, but we will have coverage in the newspaper next week. Congrats les Rapides! Next stop: OFSAA.
Congratulations to @ESCLeRelais who are EOSSAA "A" Senior Girls Soccer Champions! They defeated La Citadelle in the final in penalty kicks. Thanks to St. Michael's for hosting. pic.twitter.com/BwM02n5LYY— EOSSAA (@theEOSSAA) May 28, 2019
The senior boys soccer team at St. Joseph’s CSS once again claimed the SD&G championship in the 'AA' division, defeating the Holy Trinity Falcons, 5-2, on Wednesday.
The Panthers finished the season 7-1-2 good for second place overall in the league (second to the unbeaten Glengarry Gaels who won the 'A' title in separate playoffs) and were favoured to win the game.
HT capitalized on a couple of SJ turnovers to twice take leads. The Panthers applied great pressure all game and finally got a break on a penalty kick, awarded for a handball in the box. Braedan Levac buried it to tie the game, one of his three tallies of the match.
At that point, the St. Joseph's onslaught saw the offence take charge, scoring three more.
Other Panthers scoring in the game were Cole Lavigne and Hayden Charbonneau.
The Panthers travel to Kingston next Tuesday and Wednesday, for EOSSAA at Queen’s University.
For more HT Falcons soccer news (along with coverage of the high school 'A' playoffs), please see the May 29 issue of The Glengarry News.
The senior and junior boys soccer teams at Glengarry District High School scored respective victories this morning over Char-Lan and Tagwi to advance to this afternoon's SD&G championships matches. The senior final is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start, with the junior final at 4:30 p.m.
On the girls side, GDHS' varsity squad blanked Char-Lan, in Cornwall, to advance to the senior 'A' final versus host and top seed la Citadelle.
The junior girls final will feature Tagwi versus the winner of the semifinal currently underway.
Note: for junior boys and junior girls, the finalists will all advance to EOSSAA, regardless of the outcome of the games, as there are extra berths available to SDGAA. In the senior divisions, only winners will move on.
Today's high school baseball tournament saw Holy Trinity tie Catholic rival St. Joseph's 3-3 and edge Char-Lan 3-2, in a game decided in the bottom of the 7th inning. The Crusaders lost their other game to Seaway, a 10-1 thrashing. The Spartans also beat the Panthers, 8-2.
SD&H playoffs are set for Thursday, at Legion Park in Cornwall. Char-Lan will tangle with Seaway in the opening semifinal, starting at 9 a.m. The second semi will feature the Falcons and St. Joe's at 11 a.m.
The consolation final will be played at 1 p.m., and the championship game at 3 p.m.
The May 22 issue of The Glengarry News includes extensive coverage of high school soccer, which wrapped up regular-season play last week. Photo galleries can be viewed online here.
The 'AA' division gets a jump on SDGAA playoff soccer action, with the girls finals today at St. Joseph's. Both matches will see respective Panthers squads take on Catholic rivals from Holy Trinity.
JR FINAL at 11 a.m.: 1st (HT) vs 2nd (SJ)
SR FINAL at 12:30 p.m.: 2nd (HT) vs 1st (SJ)
For more soccer coverage, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
A quick high school baseball season will take place next week, over two days at Legion Park in Cornwall.
On May 21, participating schools will each get two games to determine rankings for playoffs. The schedule has Holy Trinity playing St. Joseph's at 9 a.m., followed by Seaway and Char-Lan at 11 a.m., Seaway and St. Joseph's at 1 p.m., and Char-Lan versus Holy Trinity at 3 p.m.
Two days later, on May 23, the 9 a.m. contest will be the 1 versus 4 semifinal, with the other semi booked for an 11 a.m. start. The consolation final will hit the diamond at 1 p.m., with the championship game set for 3 p.m.
The Glengarry DHS Gaels senior boys soccer team nabbed two more victories this morning to maintain the team's unbeaten regular-season record in SD&G league play. With that, the Gaels will finish first in the standings and host playoffs in Alexandria, on May 22. (The junior boys 'A' playoff tourney will also be in Alexandria.)
The top seed amongst senior 'A' girls teams is la Citadelle, which will host the senior and junior playoffs, also on May 22. The Gaels girls also won twice today to wrap up their regular season action and will compete as the second seed next week.
In 'AA' soccer, St. Joseph's will host all playoff matches, with the girls going May 21 and the boys on May 22.