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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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Heritage to host high school girls volleyball playoffs on Wednesday

Cornwall’s Heritage high school will host the ‘A’ girls volleyball playoffs for the SDGAA league, with play scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

The February 19 tournament will begin on split courts, allowing two matches to run simultaneously.

The opening quarter-finals have Glengarry and Tagwi colliding in junior action, while the Warriors will take on St. Lawrence in senior play. The second set of quarters should begin around 10 a.m., when Char-Lan and the Saints play in junior action, and the Crusaders and North Dundas tangle on the senior side.

Junior semifinal play at approximately 11 a.m. will have the Devils take on the lowest-ranked quarter-final winner. The first senior semi will feature the host Dragons and the lowest seed winning earlier.

The second set of semifinals is booked for noon. On the junior side, Heritage will take on the highest seed winning earlier, while in senior play the Gaels will take on the highest-ranked quarter-final winner.

Championship matches are scheduled for full-court action, with the juniors taking the floor at 1 p.m., followed by the senior title tilt at 2 p.m.

Final regular-season standings

Senior ‘A’ division: Heritage 27 points (perfect record of 9 match wins in straight-sets), Glengarry 22, Char-Lan 15, Tagwi 17, North Dundas 9, St. Lawrence 4, Seaway 3.

Amongst ‘AA’ senior teams, St. Joseph’s earned 14 points, with CCVS at 17 pts and, Holy Trinity at 7.

Junior ‘A’ division: North Dundas 20 points, Glengarry 15, Heritage 17, St. Lawrence 12, Char-Lan 12, Tagwi 6.

St. Joseph’s also topped the junior ‘AA’ group with 14 points. Holy Trinity, with 12, was second, followed by CCVS with 1.

Playoffs for ‘AA’ teams were held separately, on February 18, with results not available as of this posting.

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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).

basketball players
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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St. Joseph’s tops high school girls hockey heading into playoffs

High school girls hockey concluded regular-season play on Wednesday in Long Sault with three games, as St. Joseph’s solidified its hold on first place heading into the playoffs.

February 12 results saw a trio of 2-0 decision, with Tagwi topping Glengarry, the Panthers blanking Char-Lan, and the Crusaders shutting out the Gaels.

Final Standings

1St. Joseph’s87101487.5
3Holy Trinity8431956.3

The % column is a calculation of points achieved over maximum points possible, based on games played, since not all teams skated in 10 contests.



The top four teams qualify for playoff action which is scheduled for February 26 in Long Sault. The following day is reserved as a snow date.

At 9 a.m., St. Joseph’s will tangle with Char-Lan in the first semifinal. That will be followed, at 10:30, by action between Tagwi and Holy Trinity.

The championship game is booked for a 1 p.m. start.

Matches will be three 15-minute stop-time periods. If overtime is needed, it will be 10 minutes of four-on-four play. Should a game still be tied, then it will be decided by a three-round shootout.

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High school boys basketball concludes regular season this week

Regular-season play in the SDGAA high school boys basketball league wraps up this week.


The action includes junior and senior games at Glengarry DHS today, with the Tagwi Warriors visiting. Start time is set for noon.

On Friday, Char-Lan DHS is slated to host St. Joseph’s, with gameplay tipping off at 9:30 a.m.

SD&G playoffs are booked for next week.

The ‘A’ division playoff games will be contested on Tuesday (February 18) for juniors and seniors, with the location and times of matches to be announced.

‘AA’ playoffs are booked for Thursday.

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High school girls hockey skates into Long Sault

The last regular-season tournament for SDGAA high school girls hockey action is scheduled for February 12 in Long Sault.

Holy Trinity had originally been scheduled to participate, but is unable to, so the day has been pared down to three games as follows:

8:30 – 9:30 Glengarry vs Tagwi
9:30 – 10:30 St. Joseph’s vs Char-Lan
10:40 – 11:40 Glengarry vs Char-Lan

Current standings

1St. Joseph’s761012
3La Citadelle751111
4Holy Trinity84319
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Char-Lan, St. Joseph’s battle to tie in boys hockey

At the last regular-season SDGAA high school hockey boys tournament played in Long Sault on February 5, teams representing Char-Lan and St. Joseph’s skated to a 3-3 tie.

In other action, the Crusaders got past Seaway 5-3. The Panthers edged Holy Trinity 3-1 and fell to Tagwi 3-2. The Warriors topped the Spartans 6-2.

stock photo puck on ice

The victories for the Warriors were key, moving the team into a playoff position. Char-Lan and St. Joseph’s top the table, though the Panthers get first place on the tie-breaker of head-to-head points.


1St. Joseph’s1081117
3La Citadelle84408
5Holy Trinity92704


The playoff tournament, featuring the top four squads, is scheduled for February 25 in Long Sault though the date and location are subject to change owing to workplace job action by teachers’ unions and/or the provincial government.


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High school boys hockey resumes Wednesday in Long Sault

SDGAA high school boys league hockey action is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, February 5, at the Long Sault arena.

The slate of games is as follows:

9 – 10 a.m: St. Joseph’s vs Char-Lan
10 – 11 a.m.: Seaway vs Tagwi
11 a.m. – noon: Holy Trinity vs St. Joseph’s
noon – 1 p.m.: Seaway vs Char-Lan
1 – 2 p.m.: St. Joseph’s vs Tagwi

Current standings:

1St. Joseph’s770014
3La Citadelle84408
5Holy Trinity82604
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Panthers, Crusaders tied atop boys hockey standings

With 14 points each, the high school boys hockey teams from Char-Lan and St. Joseph’s are atop the standings.

At the tournament last week in Williamstown, the Crusaders nabbed three victories, beating Holy Trinity (the host school) 3-1, topping Tagwi 6-2, and edging La Citadelle 4-3.

Meanwhile, the Panthers pounded Seaway 6-1 and got past les Patriotes 3-1.

Other action saw the Falcons beat the Warriors 5-2, La Citadelle top the Spartans 4-1, St. Joseph’s clip les Patriotes 3-1, and Seaway blank Holy Trinity 5-0.


1St. Joseph’s770014
3La Citadelle84408
5Holy Trinity82604

The next tourney is scheduled for February 5 in Long Sault.

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