The Glengarry Gaels spring youth tackle football teams are preparing for the fast-approaching season, set to kick off on May 12.
Unfortunately, numbers dictated that the Gaels will not be able to field a team at the peewee level. Glengarry's entries into the league this year are tyke, mosquito, and bantam squads, which play in a loop with Cornwall Wildcats teams.
The players have been working out indoors over recent weeks, but are scheduled to get outdoor field practice as of Monday.
Recently, the senior boys soccer team from Glengarry DHS competed at a tournament in Kingston.
The Gaels beat Notre Dame from Carleton Place 1-0, lost to Holy Cross (AAA team) from Kingston 2-1, and beat Granite Ridge from Sharbot Lake 7-0.
Char-Lan DHS' two midget doubles teams were silver medallists at the SDGAA championships, held earlier this month in Cornwall. Crusader duos Wyatt Zimmer and Connor Spence, and Maggie Hope and Frances McDonell both teams lost in their respective finals.
Alexandria's Ladouceur racing family has been profiled by the online magazine 360 Nitro. You can read the article (French) here.
Family patriarch Laurent, now retired from racing, is a Glengarry Sports Hall of Famer. His sons Lee and Joey continue to race, and the next generation is on the karting circuit.
Earlier this month, the senior boys soccer team from Char-Lan DHS competed at a tournament in Kingston. The Crusaders, to a man, played with heavy hearts, in memory of a fellow student who had passed away just days earlier. Below is a photo of the team in the Limestone City; for details on the team's results, please see the April 17 issue of The Glengarry News. The high school soccer season locally is expected to kick off later this month, depending on weather and field conditions.
A week after winning the pre-Franco hockey tournament in Casselman, the boys from le Relais scored silver at the Tournoi Franco-Ontarien, where they ran the table unbeaten before colliding with a formidable foe in the final.
We will have the full story in an upcoming issue of The Glengarry News.
Here's an image of the boys celebrating last week in Casselman.
Green Valley professional hockey player Remi Elie celebrated his 24th birthday on April 16, as his AHL Rochester Americans prepare for their first-round playoff battle with the Toronto Marlboros.
In 25 games with the Amerks through the second half of the season, Elie recorded 14 points and 14 penalty minutes. He was a +2 ranking.
The playoff series is set to open April 19 on home ice, with the start time at 7:05 p.m. The Amerks also get game two at home, on April 21 at 3:05 p.m. The series will then switch to Toronto for matches April 24 and 26, but at 7 p.m.