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Sports cancelled at Le Relais and PRSSAA, modifications for SDGAA and EOSSAA

The tumultuous 2019-20 high school year recently saw sports league participation curtailed by the French Catholic board (Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien) affecting student-athletes at Alexandria’s Le Relais and Cornwall’s La Citadelle.

Among the sports underway at École secondaire catholique Le Relais was boys basketball, under coach Eric Crête. When the season came to an end, les Rapides had a 2-2 record for senior and were 1-3 for junior.

Le Relais is a member of the Prescott-Russell athletics association which proceeded to cancel all league sports.

La Citadelle is a member of the SD&G association which continued to play, though there were schedule modifications. Les Patriotes were forced to cancel all of their teams, though, and pull out of league action.

The SDGAA has regularly modified schedules to respond to strike days and bus cancellations, as all regular seasons were completed. Some sports, such as boys basketball and girls volleyball, have also finished their league playoffs.

EOSSAA, the overseeing high school sports body for Eastern Ontario, has modified its schedule for competitions, and current dates are subject to change.

EOSSAA announcement
EOSSAA announcement

For Le Relais, one of the biggest sports is their boys hockey team and participation at the annual Tournoi Franco Ontarien. This year, that’s all on hold as well, pending successful teacher union contract negotiations with the provincial government.

There have also been schedule and event changes at the OFSAA level.

All winter sports, through provincial championships, are slated to wrap up by early next month, before the scheduled March Break.

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La Citadelle to host junior boys A volleyball playoffs on Monday

The SDGAA junior boys high school ‘A’ volleyball playoffs will be held Monday, November 4 at La Citadelle, in Cornwall, as les Patriotes completed regular-season action with the best record.

Heritage ended the schedule in second place, with St. Lawrence third, Char-Lan fourth, Holy Trinity fifth, and Glengarry sixth, to round out the playoff qualifiers.

The Gaels and Saints get the opening quarter-final match at 10 a.m., with the second one, featuring the Crusaders and Falcons, at 11 a.m.

At noon, the host team will take on the lowest-seeded quarter-final winner in the first semifinal match. The 1 p.m. semifinal will have the Dragons tangle with the other semifinal winner.

The junior championship match is slated for a 2:30 p.m. start.

All matches are best two of three sets with no limits.

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