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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.
Sunday saw the 50th racing season open on the Cornwall Motor Speedway's dirt track.
Amongst the divisions competing in the May 19 races was the Pro Stock feature. Former Apple Hill resident Dave Bissonnette led the way early, but got passed by CD Beauchamp on lap 3. Beauchamp had company in Alexandria's Rock Aubin at the halfway point, as the drivers ran side-by-side for several laps. They got together in the backstretch on lap 17, and Beauchamp had to go to the rear of the field. Lebrun led the final laps for the victory.
Final standings: STEPHANE LEBRUN, ROCH AUBIN, DAVE SEGUIN, CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, PIERRE-OLIVIER BREAULT, DAVE BISSONNETTE, BURTON WARD, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, KEVIN FETTERLY, MIKE BLAIS.
In other events, Yan Bussiere won the Canadian Nationals feature, Shane Pecore topped drivers in the Race for the Cure Sportsman race, and Nicholas Lamoureux triumphed in the Mini Stock feature.
Canadian Nationals results (100 laps): YAN BUSSIERE, J-F CORRIVEAU, LUKE WHITTEKER, DAVID HEBERT(DQ), COREY WHEELER, CHRIS RAABE, CAREY TERRANCE, KYLE DINGWALL, STEVE BERNIER, MARIO CLAIR, TIM FULLER, MIKE MARESCA, STEVE BERNARD, LEE LADOUCEUR, DANY GAGNE, MICHAEL PARENT, JOEY LADOUCEUR, MATHIEU BOISVERT, LOUIE JACKSON JR, PRESTON FORBES, MARC THERRIEN, BRIAN MCDONALD, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, KEVIN HAMEL, MICHAEL LABRECHE, TRISTAN DRAPER, MATHIEU LARAMEE.
Race for the Cure Sportsman results (100 tours): SHANE PECORE, RYAN STABLER, KURTIS CAYER, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, JASON SHIPCLARK, ZACH ARQUIETT, THOMAS COOK, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, GABRIEL CYR, JEFFREY LAPALME, ALEX GAGNON, JUSTIN DELORMIER, DENIS FORGUES, ALEX LIZOTTE, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, MOISE PAGE, JASON ROSE BOB RAY, GENEVA SHEFFIELD, ROBERT DELORMIER, JARRET HERBISON, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, KAVEN POLIQUIN, CHRIS FERGUSON, DEVIN WILLIS, RICKY THOMPSON, JUNIOR DELORMIER, ADAM ROZON, COREY WINTERS, CHRISTIAN SMOKE.
Mini-Stock results (20 laps): NICHOLAS LAMOUREUX, YANIK POTVIN, JUSTIN JODOIN, MARC DAGENAIS, MATTHEW MOORE, THOMAS MACDONALD, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, JAMES CLARKE, TYLER LAMARCHE, SHAWN DUVAL.
– files from Martin Bélanger
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.
The Glengarry Gaels tyke football team kicked off the 2019 spring tackle season last Sunday in Alexandria, and we have the story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News. An image gallery can be viewed online here.
The OFC Wildcats are scheduled to kick off their 2019 season in Toronto, playing the Thunder on May 18.
This summer marks a decade for the program, which offers provincial-level football for U20 athletes.
As the organization notes, "Wildcats players have gone on to play junior and university football, and to be drafted into the CFL. [As well,] our local coaches have gone on to be provincial and university level coaches.
The squad has a bye in week two and will play on the road versus the Oshawa Hawkeyes on June 1.
Cornwall's home opener, at Joe. St. Denis Field, is slated for Saturday, June 8, starting at 4 p.m.
Kirby Camplin returns to his role as head coach and will also serve as offensive co-ordinator. On offence, he will be assisted by Mitch Zappitelli, Jarret St. John, Costa Zarifi, and Dylan Hambleton.
The defensive co-ordinator is Alex Labonte, whose staff includes Jesse St. John, Kyle Labelle, Stephane Bigras, and Todd Sabourin.
Alex Zarifi is also part of the coaching crew, serving as film guy and general gofer.
Amongst the Glengarry boys on the roster are Max Sabourin, Steffon Lee, Derek Howes, Eric Cumberbatch, Patrick Cumberbatch, Alex Este, Rylan Duhart, and Odin Marfurt-Breakenridge. The squad also has Tagwi representation with Schuyler Schellenberg, Connor MacMillan, Tyler Murray, and Grayson Rutters.
Hosting a pair of soccer matches on Monday, Tagwi's junior girls team played to split results.
The Warriors dropped their opener 2-0 to Holy Trinity, before rebounding with a 1-0 victory over St. Joseph's. Morgan McRae had the Tagwi tally.
This week's edition of The News has more coverage and photos.
Holy Trinity's senior girls soccer team concluded last week with a trio of matches, including a 2-0 loss to Catholic rival St. Joseph's, on Thursday.
In other action, the Falcons topped Seaway 3-1, on goals from Kelly Brissard (2) and Julia Allan.
On Friday, HT edged Tagwi 1-0, with Morgann Zappia scoring for the Falcons. The girls was also slated to play St. Lawrence, but the match was called due to field conditions, postponed to May 15.
Be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News for more SDGAA high school soccer coverage. We also have photo galleries available here.
The abbreviated high school soccer season continued last Friday, despite the intermittent rainy conditions and puddle-laden fields. Among the action, Holy Trinity's junior girls took on Tagwi, playing to a 2-2 draw. The first photo below shows action from that match.
In the second image, Holy Trinity's junior boys are all smiles.
Thanks to Mindy Gibbs for both photos. We will have coverage of these games and the rest of the league action in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The newest additions to our online photo galleries include images from Wednesday soccer at Tagwi, where the senior boys and girls Warriors teams took on respective squads from Cornwall's l'Heritage. All the photos can be viewed here.
We will have full coverage of week one of SD&G high school soccer in next week's edition of The Glengarry News.