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Gaels boys basketball teams cap season with victories over Tagwi

Both boys basketball teams at Glengarry DHS capped off regular-season league play with victories over the Tagwi Warriors.

The Thursday action in Alexandria saw the junior Gaels prevail 46-43 in overtime. Jason Gingras paced the offence for the winning side, scoring 24 points, while Rowan McPherson had 17 including a trio of three-pointers. Tagwi’s top scorer was Landon Brownlee (14).

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The junior boys basketball team at GDHS includes, standing in the back row from left, Bridan Russett, coach Bruce MacCallum, Rowan McPherson, Jack Suter, Hughie MacDonald, Sam Baylis, and Lukas Auer. In front are Hayden Oetelaar and Jason Gingras. Absent: Matthew Bill. (GDHS photo)

GDHS’ seniors won their contest handily, overpowering the Warriors 50-27. Gaels team members are Andrew MacMaster, Ethan Attridge, Lochlan MacDonald, Crew Rickerd, Josh Santourian, Nathan Noel, John Caddell, Seamus Hardy, Hamish MacLeod, and Berry Wassihun, and the team is coached by Katherine Adams.

Attridge drained 23 points to lead the Gaels, while Lochlan MacDonald had 12. The Warriors’ top point-getters were Joseph Jeeves and Wyatt Pilon, both of whom had 9.

The junior and senior Gaels basketball teams have qualified for SDGAA ‘A’ playoff action, which is scheduled for Tuesday at Holy Trinity.

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GDHS Gaels curlers busy on the sheets

The Glengarry DHS girls curling team had a successful opening day at the SD&G high school championships in Cornwall.

Coached by Heidi MacRae, the Gaels participated in round-robin play on February 12 at the Cornwall Curling Centre. They won their game against Char-Lan DHS, lost their second match to Seaway District High School, and closed out with a victory over St. Lawrence SS. GDHS’ girls advance to the finals, set for February 25 in Morrisburg.

Members of the GDHS Gaels girls rink are Kaisa Este, Brenna MacDonald, Madison MacRae, and Kristen MacRae,and the coach is Heidi MacRae. (submitted photo)

Glengarry’s mixed team of Abbey Lowe, Rowan McPherson, Virginia Vander Byl, and Matthew Bill has automatically qualified for EOSSAA, scheduled for March 4 and 5 in Pembroke, as there were no opponents to face them at the SD&G bonspiel.

The Gaels boys opted out of the SD&G event to focus on the Ontario School Curling Championships, underway today in Chatham. Their first game is this afternoon.

They qualified for the event after winning the regional round earlier this month in Deep River. The rink includes Liam Filion, Camden Van Loon, Braeden Hay, and Addison Hay, and is coached by Lindsey Howes.

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GDHS Gaels curl to regional bonspiel triumph

The boys rink representing Glengarry District High School curled their way to victory over the weekend at an event in Deep River, earning a berth in the provincial championships.

Competing at the regional Ontario school championships, the Gaels, under the leadership of coach Lindsey Howes, capped off a successful weekend with an 8-5 win over a team from École secondaire catholique Garneau, from Ottawa.

Coach Howes reports that Garneau was up 3-0 after the second end. GD scored 2 in the third to tighten up the match. The Gaels held their opponent to a single point in the fourth, and in the fifth end, Glengarry scored 2 points to tie the game.

Garneau regained the lead in the next end, going ahead 5-4. With the hammer in the seventh, GD drew even at 5-5.

That gave Garneau the hammer for the last end.

“It was a very tense eighth end with great shots and misses from both teams,” says Howes. “On Addison’s [Hay] last shot, he made a beautiful draw that forced Garneau’s skip into attempting a very tough shot for the win. Garneau’s skip missed by a hair, giving GD the win, with a final score of 8-5. Our thanks to Paul Raymond, who convened the event, and to the Deep River Curling Club for hosting the event.”

Curlers representing GDHS won the regional round of the Ontario school championships. From left are Liam Filion, Camden Van Loon, Braeden Hay, Addison Hay, and coach Lindsey Howes. (submitted photo)

Saturday action saw the Gaels win both round-robin games. The first was against East Northumberland Secondary School, which finished in a 7-0 decision after seven ends. Next, the Gaels topped West Carlton Secondary School 6-2, after running the opponents out of stones in the eighth end.

Gaels curlers in action at the regional Ontario school curling championships. (submitted photo)

With the triumph in Deep River, the boys have qualified for the provincial event, which is scheduled for February 13-15, in Chatham.

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OPP ‘Badgers’ GDHS Gaels in exhibition hockey

The OPP hockey team, the Badgers as they are known, skated to an 11-5 victory over the Glengarry DHS Gaels, in an exhibition game held December 16 at the Glengarry Sports Palace, in Alexandria.

The cops lived up to their moniker, badgering the teens throughout the contest. For the Gaels, this game was their first (and likely only) hockey action this winter, as the school didn’t enter a team to compete in the high school league.

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Alexim Veilleux, playing for the GDHS Gaels, skates in front of his goaltender, Nathan Noel, striving to elude the forecheck pressure of an OPP Badger. (Costa Zarifi photo)

Coached by Ryan Winter and Brian Caddell, the Gaels hadn’t even had time for practice as a group, but the boys nevertheless iced a determined effort. Goaltender Nathan Noel got into the seasonal spirit, donning a Santa hat. His counterpart at the other end of the ice, Luc Sarao, was solid between the pipes for the OPP.

Ethan Attridge scored twice on Sarao, notching the boys’ first and second goals of the match, both on penalty shots. Also scoring for GDHS were John Caddell, Seamus Hardy, and Alexim Veilleux.

The Badgers were coached by Simon Hardy.

This friendly game is an annual event for the police and Gaels boys, with students and teachers from the school filling the stands to take in the action.

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The Gaels and Badgers gather at the end of their exhibition hockey game. (GDHS photo)
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Girls high school volleyball: Gaels seniors second, juniors third

Heading into the two-week Christmas break, the GDHS senior girls volleyball team holds second place in the SDGAA league standings, while the junior squad is third.

In the senior table, Heritage leads with 18 points, having not dropped a set in six matches played to date. The Gaels have 10 points from four matches. Glengarry swept Char-Lan and St. Lawrence, but went the distance against Holy Trinity and St. Joseph’s.

The Crusaders currently rank third (8 points on four matches), followed by Tagwi (6 points on four matches), North Dundas (3 points on four matches), the Saints (3 points on seven matches), Seaway (2 points on five matches), and La Citadelle (2 points on four matches).

In the ‘AA’ senior group, the Panthers are first (10 points on six matches), followed by CCVS (8 points on four matches) and the Falcons (5 points on four matches).

The Devils and les Patriotes are tied for the lead in the junior ‘A’ group with 11 points on four matches. Glengarry is third with 9 points on four matches. The Dragons stand fourth (9 points on five matches), followed by St. Lawrence (6 points on six matches), Char-Lan (3 points on four matches), and Tagwi (0 points on one match).

The ‘AA’ junior leader is. Holy Trinity (6 points on three matches), with St. Joseph’s second (6 points on five matches) and the Raiders third (0 points on four matches).

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OPP to play GDHS boys in hockey exhibition

The students and staff from Glengarry District High School are slated to take in some hockey action on Monday, as the Gaels boys hockey team will play members of the Ontario Provincial Police, starting at 1 p.m.


The December 16 game at the Glengarry Sports Palace is an exhibition contest for the Gaels boys, as the school hasn’t iced a hockey team to compete in league play this year.

This is typically an annual event for the kids and the police, providing entertainment for all.

Ryan Winter will stand in as coach for the Gaels boys.

The school’s girls hockey team, under the guidance of Glen Campbell, is scheduled to compete Monday at an SDGAA league tournament in Finch.

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GDHS curling boys find success at The Gore

The boys curling team from Glengarry District High School had a successful run on Thursday at The Gore (the Ontario School Curling Championships) in Winchester, qualifying to advance to the next round, in February.

Teacher-coach Lindsey Howes tells me that her foursome reached the ‘A’ final game versus PDCI (Perth District Collegiate Institute). “Both teams played extremely well with some amazing shots called and made.” The score went back-and-forth throughout the match. In the 8th end, PDCI made a nice draw to tie and force an extra end.

The 9th saw the Gaels call a great end, keeping the house open for the last shot. However, it wasn’t to be for Glengarry, PDCI stole a point for the 6-5 win.

GDHS then played South Grenville DHS in the ‘B’ final game. The Gaels settled in and steadily added points to the scoreboard to take the win 10-1 after 6 ends.

PDCI and GDHS advance to the Ontario School Curling Championships regional playdowns on February 1 and 2. The hosting curling club has not been announced yet.

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From left are GDHS curlers Camden Van Loon (second), Braeden Hay (third), Liam Filion (lead), and AJ Hay (skip). Not pictured: alternate Matthew Bill and coach Glenn Hay. (photo courtesy of Lindsey Howes)

Howes notes that last season, she joined with Char-Lan coach Karl Armstrong to host two days of skills development at the curling club in Alexandria. At this time, it is not certain if that will again take place in 2020.

The SD&G high school curling championships are slated for February 11.

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GD Gaels to return to high school girls hockey

Glengarry District High School will ice a girls hockey team this winter, returning to the game after an absence of several years.

Coach Glen Campbell, who recently finalized his roster, tells me that his group includes four girls who have never played hockey. The other team members come from community league ‘C’ or house programs. “Our main focus is on participation and having fun.”

The Gaels are one of six schools to compete in the SDGAA girls high school hockey league, with the season running from December through to February.

Playing for the Glengarry squad are Lauren Noseworthy, Zoe McIntosh, Mya Campbell, Keira Kennedy, Brianna Bellefeuille, Abby Hardy, Ella Campbell, Grace Graham, Kaisa Este, Olivia Roman, Ellie MacKinnon, and Sarah MacGillivray.

The puck drops on the girls season Monday in Morrisburg.

As has been the case in recent years, GDHS will not have a boys hockey team this season.

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