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Flashback: images from Alexandria high school sports

Recently, Bernie McCormick posted a couple of sports photos on a Facebook group highlighting sports from years gone by in Alexandria.

The Alexandria Ontario in Pictures group post included these images from GDHS football and basketball.

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Bernie McCormick shares this image of Alexandria high school quarterback Bruce Poleet, left, and coach Stanley Fraser. The photograph is from the mid 1960s.
Blast from the past: a junior boys basketball team from GDHS, shared by Bernie McCormick.
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HT Falcons senior basketball team reaches EOSSAA semifinals

Last week at the EOSSAA senior boys ‘A’ basketball tournament in Perth, the Holy Trinity Falcons reached the semifinals, before bowing out of the competition.

The Falcons, who were 1-1 in round-robin play, met the 2-0 Rideau DHS Lions in one of the day-two semis. HT led at the end of each of the first three quarters, but succumbed in the fourth, falling 55-53.

Ryan Stephens paced the Holy Trinity offence, scoring 13 points, including a trio of tres.

With the semifinal loss, the Falcons qualified to play in the EOSSAA consolation match, versus league rival and SD&G runner-up St. Lawrence HS, but both teams opted to forgo the game and head home, with wintry weather looming.

On day one (February 25), HT opened with a 67-50 loss to the host Perth DCI Blue Devils. Mishal Iqbal was the top Falcon point-getter, with 9.

Facing a must-win situation for their second game, the top-ranked HT boys met the Earnstown SS Eagles, prevailing 69-48, with Aiden Crispen topping the field by scoring 21 points.

The 1-1 record was enough to secure second in their pool and qualifying for day-two playoffs.

The 2019-20 HT Falcons had a league record of 12-0, en route to claiming the SD&G ‘A’ championship and qualifying for EOSSAA as the top seed.

The SD&G-champion Falcons team members are Sebastian Ignola-Menard, Ethan Da Silva, Umar Khan, Ethan Gilmour, Noah Raymond, Mishal Iqbal, Kaelin Larine, Mubarak Iqbal, Jacob Morin, Brandon Lauzon, Zack Belanger, Ryan Stephens, Aiden Crispen, and Alex Dovas.

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Falcons senior boys basketball team. (Holy Trinity CSS photo)

Perth and Rideau both qualify for OFSAA, set for March 9-11 in North Bay.

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Falcons, Saints to play in EOSSAA ‘A’ senior boys basketball consolation game

This morning in Perth, the top-ranked Holy Trinity Falcons senior boys basketball team dropped a tightly-contests EOSSAA ‘A’ semifinal 55-52 to the Rideau Lions, dropping HT to the consolation final, where they will square off with league rival St. Lawrence.

The Saints were runners-up to the Falcons in the SD&G final, played at the Falcons’ Nest. They too lost their semi this morning.

Holy Trinity and St. Lawrence are scheduled to play for EOSSAA bronze at 1:30 p.m., with UCDSB TV expected to livestream the contest.

The EOSSAA championship match is slated for a 3 p.m. tip-off, with both Rideau and Perth already guaranteed spots at the upcoming OFSAA provincial tournament.

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Saints senior boys basketball team bows out of EOSSAA semifinals

The run for the senior boys ‘A’ basketball team from St. Lawrence High School is over, as this morning in Perth the Saints bowed out of EOSSAA with a 64-46 loss to the host Blue Devils.

The Saints went 1-1 in round-robin play yesterday, losing to the Rideau DHS Lions 58-38 before beating the St. Josephs (Renfrew) High School Jaguars in a nail-biter, 71-70.

The record was enough to give St. Lawrence second place in their pool and a berth in the semis today. The Saints were seeded fourth at the tournament, following their SD&G runner-up finish to the Holy Trinity CSS Falcons.

Perth, with the win, advances to the EOSSAA championship match later today, while the Saints will play in the consolation final.

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St. Lawrence High School Saints senior boys basketball team at EOSSAA. (St. Lawrence HS photo)
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Falcons, Saints advance to day two of EOSSAA senior boys ‘A’ basketball

Holy Trinity’s senior boys basketball team, the top seed at EOSSAA in Perth, has qualified for day two playoff action and will face the Rideau DHS Lions in one semifinal on February 26. The other semi will feature St. Lawrence and the host Perth DCI Blue Devils.

The Saints, the SD&G runners-up to the Falcons, were ranked fourth heading into this tournament. St. Lawrence went 1-1 in round-robin play, losing to Rideau 58-38 and edging St. Josephs (Renfrew) 71-70.

Holy Trinity also opened with a round-robin loss, beaten 67-50 by Perth. The score in their game versus Ernestown, a win, was not available.

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Former GDHS principal among referees working EOSSAA basketball

Guy Lamarche, former principal of Glengarry District High School now retired, remains a familiar face in sports circles, working as a basketball referee.

Today, he’s part of the crew working EOSSAA at St. Lawrence High School in Cornwall, for the junior boys ‘A’ tournament.

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Guy Lamarche, left, is among the crew of referees working EOSSAA basketball. (St. Lawrence HS photo)
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HT Falcons junior boys drop to 1-1 on the day at EOSSAA

Competing today at EOSSAA junior boys ‘A’ basketball in Cornwall, the Holy Trinity CSS Falcons dropped their second game, falling 63-50 to Ange Gabriel (Brockville).

The Falcons won their earlier match, prevailing 64-50 to go one and one in round-robin action.

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The boys enjoy a break between games. (Holy Trinity photo)

Meanwhile, the host St. Lawrence Saints are playing their second game of the tournament now, versus St. Joseph’s (Renfrew). A win would make them 1-1 as well, as the Saints were outgunned in their opener 79-18 by Almonte, which also won against St. Joseph’s, 66-48, to secure top spot in Pool 2 and a berth in the EOSSAA championship match, at 6 p.m.

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SD&G champion Falcons boys basketball teams competing today at EOSSAA

Fresh of their SD&G championships, Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School’s boys basketball teams, senior and junior, are competing today at EOSSAA.

As I previously reported, the senior Falcons are seeded first at the tournament in Perth. The round-robin portion of the tourney is underway, with Holy Trinity dropping the opening game to the host PDCI team 67-50. Cornwall’s St. Lawrence Saints, the SD&G runners-up, are also at the competition, seeded fourth. The top two teams in each pool advance to day two action tomorrow.

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Falcons senior boys basketball team. (Holy Trinity CSS photo)

There is a livestream of the action available for viewing on the UCDSB TV channel here.

The junior EOSSAA tournament is a one-day event being hosted today by St. Lawrence, in Cornwall. As reported in this earlier post, the SDGAA-champion Falcons are seeded first, having beaten the Saint in the S&G title match last week, at Holy Trinity.

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Falcons junior boys basketball team. (Holy Trinity CSS photo)

As of this posting, two games are already in the books, with the Saints falling to Almonte 79-18 in the opener, while the Falcons topped Earnestown 64-50 in their first game.

Online viewing is available here. HT’s next match is set for a 1:30 p.m. tip-off, with St. Lawrence following at 3 p.m.

The top team from each pool will play for the EOSSAA championship, starting at approximately 6 p.m.

St. Lawrence High School is located at 1450 Second Street East, in Cornwall.

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HT Falcons senior boys basketball team seeded first for EOSSAA

With its 12-0 SDGAA league record, from regular-season and playoff action, it probably isn’t a surprise that the Holy Trinity Falcons senior boys basketball team has been seeded first for the upcoming EOSSAA tournament in Perth.

The Falcons beat St. Lawrence in the SD&G final last week to take the league championship. (For more on that, as well as HT’s junior team triumph, please see this previous post.)

The senior Saints have also been invited to EOSSAA, afforded a wildcard spot since the Prescott-Russell association has cancelled all league sports and, thus, is not participating. St. Lawrence is seeded fourth. Note, the St. Joseph’s school participating is not the one from Cornwall, but rather from Renfrew.

The tournament runs February 25 and 26.

Schedule for 2020 EOSSAA ‘A’ senior boys basketball
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