As I write this blog post, I am reflecting on years past writing for The Glengarry News where our final edition of the year would feature a review of the sports highlights from the previous 51 editions of the newspaper. I recall the process of digging through the year’s stories and selecting the “big news” items, while trying to ensure a variety that represented various sports, both male and female athletes, and all of the schools in the county. I also tried, for a few years, getting Glengarrians to tell me their own sports highlight of the year.
In recent years, space constraints prevented me from doing this, unfortunately.
However, looking back on 2015, a number of stories do jump out for me:
- the maturation of the Glengarry Gaels football program, which saw the year capped off by appearances in both the senior and junior high school league championship games
- the junior ‘B’ Alexandria Glens and Char-Lan Rebels moving into a new hockey league, the CCHL2, as the EOJHL is folded
- Tosha Burns and Jeremy McFarlane winning EOSSAA tennis in senior mixed doubles
- the junior boys soccer team from Char-Lan DHS nabbing the EOSSAA championship
- the GDHS senior girls soccer team claiming the provincial ‘A’ title at OFSAA
- Char-Lan’s Brennan Seguin winning OFSAA gold in pole vaulting
- the Laggan ladies claiming another GSL title
- Greenfield beating the Drillers in another battle of rivals for the Glengarry Soccer League summer championship
- NGS Braves capturing the UCMHL midget ‘B’ hockey championship
- the Glengarry Soccer League working to get back on a stable financial footing
- Seaway Valley Devils juveniles garnering national broomball gold
- House Glens snagging the UCMHL midget championship
- Green Valley’s Remi Elie skating in his first season of professional hockey with the Texas Stars on the AHL
- Les Rapides célèbrent une autre médaille d’or provincial (boys hockey gold for Le Relais at the Tourney Franco Ontarien)
As we move into 2016, here’s to another great sporting year in the county!