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Highlighting a successful GDHS curling season

The 2019-20 high school curling season was a successful one for student-athletes from Glengarry District High School.

Leading the way, was the boys rink of Addison Hay (skip), Braeden Hay (third), Camden Van Loon (second), and Caleb Raymond (lead) captured bronze at the Ontario School Curling Championships, February in Chatham.

While the boys competed at the separate Ontario championships, Glengarry’s mixed and girls rinks battled at EOSSAA, in Pembroke and Eganville.

The mixed team of Virginia Vander Byl (lead), Rowan McPherson (second), Abbey Lowe (third), and Matthew Bill (skip), coached by Lindsey Howes (coach), automatically qualified for EOSSAA, as there was no competition at the SD&G bonspiel. At the regional event, the Gaels nabbed bronze, in a four-team pool.

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Curling on the Glengarry Gaels mixed team were, from left, Virginia Vander Byl (lead), Rowan McPherson (second), Abbey Lowe (third), and Matthew Bill (skip), with Lindsey Howes (coach).

They started round-robin play at the Eganville Curling Club against Holy Cross Catholic School from Kemptville. GD got off to a slow start but came back in the 4th end to score a single, making the score 5-1. The Gaels stole a point in the 5th end, while Holy Cross took 3 in the 6th. The teams shook hands at this point, on a final 8-2 score.

Glengarry’s second game set the Gaels against St. Mary’s Catholic School from Brockville. This game had some great shots. GD opened the match with a 3. St. Mary’s scored 1 in the 2nd and 1 in the 3rd to tighten things up, but the Gaels responded with singles in the 4th and the 5th. St. Mary’s came back to score 2 in the 6th and 3 in the 7th to end the game with the win, 8-4.

In the third round-robin game, Glengarry tangled with Opeongo DHS from Douglas. It was a tough game, where the Gaels conceded after 6 ends, with a final score of 10-1.

Back in Eganville, Glengarry faced Holy Cross again, this time for the bronze medal. It was a back-and-forth game. HC opened with a single. Then GD scored 2 in the second and 1 in the 3rd. HC came back with 4 in the 4th end and 1 in the 5th. Glengarry scored 3 in the 6th to tie the game 6-6. HC was forced to 1 in the 7th, so GD had the hammer for the final end. With a nice draw to the 4-foot, the Gaels scored two for the bronze medal. The final score was 8-7.

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The GDHS girls curling rink that competed at EOSSAA included, from left, Kaisa Este (lead), Brenna MacDonald (second), Madison MacRae (third), Kristen MacRae (skip), and Heidi MacRae (coach).

Meanwhile, the girls, who were undefeated at the SD&G championships held in Cornwall and Morrisburg, competed at EOSSAA, which had two pools of four teams each.

Glengarry opened round-robin action at the Pembroke CC playing Opeongo High School from Douglas. The girls played a great game. GD scored 2 in the first end and a single in the second end. In the third end, OHS scored 1. In the 4th, the Gaels picked up 2 more, going on to add a single in 5th and 3 more in the 6th as the squad extended the lead to 9-1. OHS took 2 in the 7th, and GD finished off the game with 2 more points, winning 11-3.

In their second game, Glengarry’s girls tangled with South Grenville DHS from Prescott. This was a closer contest. GD scored a single in the first, and SG took singles in the 2nd and 3rd. The Gaels came back with 2 points in the 4th, while Prescott nabbed 3 in the 5th. GD rebounded to score 4 in the 6th, and SG took 1 in the 7th. The score was 7-6 for GD coming home with hammer. The Gaels clinched the victory, scoring 2 in the final end to win 9-6.

Their third round-robin game saw the Gaels play Notre Dame Catholic High School from Carleton Place, in Eganville. This was a back-and-forth game. GD made some great shots to tie the game in the 8th end (7-7) and force an extra end. Notre Dame came through to score one with the hammer to hand Glengarry its first loss.

In their semifinal, GD struggled to find their weight and readjust to conditions back in Pembroke. The Gaels lost to North Dundas, in a rematch of the SDG final, with a final score of 8-2 after 6 ends.

Still on the ice in Pembroke to close out the bonspiel, the Gaels had a rematch with Notre Dame. GD opened the scoring with a single. ND scored 2 in the 2nd to take the lead, but Glengarry replied with 2 in 3rd. ND got a single in the 4th to tie the game 3-3. GD scored one in the 5th to take a brief lead until the ND skip made a beautiful tap on her last shot in the 6th to score 5 points. GD scored a single in the 7th to bring the score to 8-5.

Glengarry ended its run with a fourth-place EOSSAA result.

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GDHS boys curling team garners Ontario bronze

Competing in Chatham last week at the Ontario School Curling Championships, the boys rink representing Glengarry District High School garnered bronze, the team’s lone loss coming in the semifinal.

On Saturday morning, the Gaels squared off against Carleton Place High School. Coach Lindsey Howes reports that “it was a very close game and it came down to the last end.” The Glengarry boys were set up to score 1 without the hammer. “On our last shot, the guard was a little shy of where we needed it, and the CP skip capitalized for the win by stealing 3. As you can imagine this was a tough loss.” The final was 7-6.

The defeat sent GDHS on to play a team with home-ice advantage, Ursuline College School, for the bronze medal. Again this one was close. Gaels skip Addison Hay, with the help of precise line calling from third Braeden Hay and intense sweeping from Camden Van Loon and Caleb Raymond, made two beautiful shots in the last end for the 6-5 win.

The Gaels opened the competition with a 5-3 round-robin victory over Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate. The next morning, This morning, GD played St. John’s College from Brantford, prevailing 9-4, as the opposing team conceded after 6 ends.

In the afternoon, the Gaels tangled with Haliburton Highlands SS. After two blank ends, Haliburton stole 1 in the third. The fourth was another blank. GD scored 1 in the fifth and then stole 1 in the sixth to take the lead, but their opponents scored a single in the seventh to tie.

In the eighth end, the Haliburton skip made a beautiful draw to the button almost completely buried under a centre line guard. Glengarry’s skip responded, though, able to tap out the Haliburton stone to sit one for the win, 3-2.

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Glengarry District High School’s boys curling team won bronze at the Ontario School Curling Championships, in Chatham. Standing, from left, are Lindsey Howes (coach), Braeden Hay (third), and Caleb Raymond (lead). In front holding the trophy are Addison Hay (skip) and Camden Van Loon (second). (submitted photo)

“We played some really close games which helped us gain some great experience playing in high-pressure situations. My team really came together to win the bronze medal, making the long trip to Chatham worthwhile,” says skip Addison Hay.

The GD team was further honoured when two of their team members won positions on the all-star team. These awards are based on player stats during round-robin play. Addison Hay earned the spot of skip on the second all-star team and Braeden Hay was chosen as third on the first all-star team.

The GDHS rink would like to extend thanks to all the organizers, the Chatham Granite Club, and a special thanks to Denis and Jackie Bray who hosted the boys in their home during the tournament.

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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.

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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.”

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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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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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GDHS boys curling team prepares for The Gore

Glengarry District High School’s boys curling team will return to The Gore this year to compete in the annual event, which serves as a warm-up for the high school curling season.

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The 2019 edition of the Gaels will be coached by Lindsey Howes.

The rink features skip Addison Hay, third Braedan Hay, second Camden Van Loon, and lead Liam Filion.

The competition, officially called The Gore Schoolboys Curling Championships, takes place next Thursday and Friday, in Winchester.

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Glengarry footballers playing for Sooners

A trio of former Glengarry Gaels is suiting up this season for the Ottawa Sooners junior football team. All graduates of GDHS, Max Sabourin, Will Fraas, and Cameron Howes are competing as members of the national capital region’s top squad in the Canadian Junior Football League.

The Sooners picked up their first win of the season last weekend, beating the Niagara Regional Raiders 24-6, to improve to 1-3. The boys are slated to play in London and St. Catharines the next two Saturdays, respectively, before closing out the schedule with back-to-back home dates on October 5 and 12. The team’s home gridiron is at MNP Park, Colonel By Drive, Ottawa.

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From left are Will Fraas, Cameron Howes, and Max Sabourin.
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Howes wins Kilt Race

Daryl Howes won the 2019 edition of the Glengarry Highland Games “Up the Glens Kilt Run” 5 km course, with a time of 19 minutes, 47.7 seconds, holding off the challenge of young Zoe McIntosh (14), who finished in 21:36.8.

Rounding out the top ten across the finish line were Alexis McDonell (21:37.6), Riley Filion (21:38.1), Richard Millson (22:24.2), Philip Lamont (23:32.0), Chris Bell (23:36.8), Callie Smith (24:20.0), Isaac Fraser (24:21.3), and Dave Chard (24:22.0).

Complete results can be accessed here.

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