Sports in the Glens
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Brennan Seguin, a first-year student-athlete at the University of Guelph, recently achieved a personal best U-Sports pole vault mark of 4.87 m.
Rescheduled due to inclement weather and bus cancellations last week, the SD&G high school curling championships are taking place today and tomorrow, in Morrisburg.
Char-Lan DHS has two girls rinks and one boys team competing in the event, while Glengarry has a team in each division (boys, girls, mixed). Tagwi is only entered in the boys group, while Holy Trinity's lone team is a female foursome.
The annual Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame will begin today at 2 p.m. sharp. The event takes place at Island Park, in Alexandria.
Here is the scheduled lineup of plungers:
1.Richard Willard & Marvin Munro
2.Kyle Lalonde & Johnathon Newton
3.Findley Hope & Marc Henri
4.Jeff Lapierre & Brooke Lapierre
5.Amanda Hope & Hayley Cholette
6.Cathy Maclean & Janet Pidgeon
7.Chris Mcpherson & Danielle Macleod
8.Jamie MacDonald & Rodney Shepherd
The annual Heartbreakers girls hockey tournament, hosted by the Glengarry Girls Hockey Association, continues for its second day of action, on rinks in Maxville and Alexandria.
Among the championship match-ups already determined, Glengarry will take on Cornwall Blue in the novice house league final, at noon, at the Palace.
The atom 'B' final, also to be played in Alexandria, will feature Glengarry versus Clarence-Rockland, at 1 p.m.
As of this posting, teams for the other finals had yet to be confirmed. All will be played at the Glengarry Sports Palace: peewee 'C' at 5 p.m., bantam house league at 6 p.m., midget house league at 7 p.m., and midget 'B' at 8 p.m.
The Friends of the Summerstown Trails will be hosting their annual Family Day activities at the Summerstown Forest on Monday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All are invited to come out and enjoy the trails and other outdoor fun activities. Free cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals will be available throughout the day, and there will be demos of the fat bike. As well, other free activities and food will be available.
The trails are located on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of the Hwy 401 interchange.
In the second to last weekend of CCHL2 regular-season play, the Alexandria Glens will skate in their final home game, tonight, Feb. 15, versus the Casselman Vikings. Game time at the Palace is set for 8 p.m.
The Char-Lan Rebels will play at the Rec. Centre in Williamstown on Saturday, Feb. 16, hosting the Arnprior Packers, at 8 p.m. Sunday evening, the boys will hit the road to play the Ottawa Canadians, in a rescheduled match that was originally booked for Feb. 12.
For the full story on the county's junior 'B' hockey teams, be sure to pick up your copy of The Glengarry News.
On Wednesday night in Winchester, Alexandria Glens captain Mikael Gibault notched his 100th career CCHL2 point, as part of his team's victory over the Hawks.
The Glens are scheduled to be back in action tonight, Feb. 15, for their last home game of the regular season. Game time at the Glengarry Sports Palace is set for 8 p.m., with Casselman providing the opposition.
Today's school closures due to the approaching winter storm forced the postponement of a slate of high school boys basketball games that were to wrap up regular-season play. Instead, the matches will now be played Thursday, Feb. 14. St. Lawrence is the host. Tagwi's senior squad is booked to play twice (at 10 a.m. versus l'Heritage and 1 p.m. against the Saints), while the junior Warriors will take on St. Lawrence at 11:30 a.m.
As a result of this change, 'A' playoffs, originally slated for Thursday, have been moved.
The senior tournament will go Friday at St. Lawrence. Joining the Saints will be Glengarry, Tagwi, and l'Heritage, though seeding won't be finalized until the Thursday's games have been played. Semifinals are slated for 9:30 and 11 a.m., with the championship game at 1 p.m.
Junior 'A' playoffs are now scheduled for Feb. 19, at la Citadelle. Char-Lan and St. Lawrence are scheduled to battle in a semifinal, at 11 a.m., while the other, at 9:30 a.m., will feature the host Patriotes against either Seaway or Tagwi (depending on the result of the Warriors' game on Thursday). The title tilt is slated for a 1 p.m. start.