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Glengarry senior boys complete unbeaten regular-season campaign

sean May 16, 2019 - 5:13pm

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.

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There were some soggy sports on the soccer fields today in Williamstown. – Sean Bray photo

Day 1 high school soccer schedule

sean May 6, 2019 - 11:47am

Here is the schedule of SD&G senior high school soccer matches set for today.

At Char-Lan DHS (Williamstown)

  • 9:30 a.m. Char-Lan vs Holy Trinity - boys
  • 10:30 a.m. Char-Lan vs Holy Trinity - girls
  • 11: 30 a.m. Holy Trinity vs Glengarry - boys
  • 12:30 p.m. Holy Trinity vs Glengarry - girls
  • 1:30 p.m. Char-Lan vs Glengarry - boys
  • 2:30 p.m. Char-Lan vs Glengarry - girls

At North Dundas DHS (Winchester)

  • 9:30 a.m. Tagwi vs North Dundas - boys
  • 10:30 a.m. Tagwi vs North Dundas - girls
  • 1:30 p.m. Tagwi vs Seaway - boys  
  • 2:30 p.m. Tagwi vs Seaway - girls

North Dundas and Seaway also play against each other, boys at 11:30 a.m. and girls at 12:30 p.m.

The Glengarry News will have coverage of SDGAA league action in this week's edition and throughout the season.

Photo gallery: 2019 Raisin River Canoe Race

sean Apr 15, 2019 - 3:46pm

Our image gallery from the 2019 Raisin River Canoe Race is live online here.

For coverage and results, check out the April 17 issue of The Glengarry News.

Complete results can be found on the Raisin Region Conservation Authority's canoe race web page

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Dale Coburn and Heinrich Greeff navigate the rapids near the finish area in Williamstown. – Sean Bray photo

Updated story: Preparing for the 47th annual Raisin River Canoe Race

sean Apr 13, 2019 - 1:01pm

Mother Nature seems to have finally put winter behind her, though today's glorious weather is not forecast to extend into Sunday, for the 47th running of the Raisin River Canoe Race.

Rain that was originally expected Sunday evening is now forecast to push into our region earlier, perhaps as early as noon, along with cooler temperatures. It looks like it will be approximately 5 degrees Celsius and dry to start the race. For an updated forecast, follow this link

Participants

If you missed the opportunity for online registration (or had been putting it off), you can still sign up to participate in any of the divisions on race morning, starting at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic School (17283 County Rd. 18, St. Andrew's West). Note, only cash payment will be accepted.

For entrants who pre-registered, you can pick up your numbers as early as 8:30 a.m.

The traditional pre-race breakfast will be served at the St. Andrew's Knights of Columbus (St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 17298 County Rd. 18, St. Andrew's West) from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The first boats will enter the water at 10:30 a.m., travelling the approximately 30 km route downstream to Williamstown.

From 1 p.m. onwards, shower and changeroom facilities will be open at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre, 19740 John Street in Williamstown.

The post-race dinner fundraiser hosted by the St. Mary's Community Centre at the Char-Lan Recreation Centre runs from 1 to 6 p.m.

Awards will be mailed out to category winners, as well as the second and third-place finishers, in the week following the event.

Spectators

For spectators, there are numerous vantage points along the river route, but one of the highlights is undoubtedly at the dam in Martintown.

map of canoe race