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Tagwi recognizes top Warriors athletes from 2019-20 school year

Despite not being able to present awards at a school assembly, the Tagwi Warriors have continued the tradition of recognizing their best athletes of the season, announcing awards this year remotely, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amongst the Warriors’ big honours, the OFSAA Colin Hood Awards were presented to Makenna Brownlee (female student), Schuyler Schellenberg (male student), and Marc Mainville (coach).

Top Academics and Athletics recognition went to Heath Patterson (male) and Ellie Adams (female). The 2019-20 Top Senior Athlete honours went to Rylan Iwachniuk and Emiley Norman, while Top Junior Athlete kudos were presented to Zack Speck-Meek and Kiera Speck-Meek.

Individual sports awards: Ellie Adams (senior girls basketball MVP), Landon Brownlee (junior boys basketball Spirit of Tagwi Award), Makenna Brownlee (senior girls basketball MVP, varsity girls hockey MVP), Brooklyn Canham (junior girls volleyball MVP), Giovanni Cecchinato (senior boys volleyball MVP), Grace Folk (senior girls volleyball MVP), Morgan Gallinger (senior girls basketball MVP), Skyler Grabs (midget boys volleyball Spirit of Tagwi Award), William Holmes (varsity boys hockey Spirit of Tagwi Award), Rylan Iwachniuk (senior boys basketball MVP), IreLynn MacKillican (junior girls basketball Spirit of Tagwi Award), Caitlyn McIntosh (cross-country running Spirit of Tagwi Award), Megan McMahon (senior girls volleyball Spirit of Tagwi Award), Gavin Nowry (curling MVP), Heath Patterson (junior boys volleyball MVP), Andy Paul (cross-country running Spirit of Tagwi Award), Ryan Pawlowsky (varsity boys hockey MVP), Hunter Pilon (senior boys basketball Spirit of Tagwi Award), Schuyler Schellenberg (senior boys volleyball Spirit of Tagwi Award), Kiera Speck-Meek (junior girls basketball MVP), Zack Speck-Meek (junior boys basketball MVP), Charly Stinson (senior girls basketball MVP), Landen Sweet (midget boys volleyball MVP), Maiavia Ware (junior girls volleyball Spirit of Tagwi Award), Cullan Wheeler (junior boys volleyball Spirit of Tagwi Award), Lorne Wheeler (junior boys volleyball Spirit of Tagwi Award), Sierra Woodside (varsity girls hockey Spirit of Tagwi Award).

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GDHS fêtes athletes with video tribute

With the spring high school schedule shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Glengarry District High School was forced to find an alternate way to celebrate its athletes this year, creating a video celebration.

Typically at the end of each school year, student-athletes and their classmates gather together with coaches and teachers for the presentation of awards and trophies. However, this year, that wasn’t possible, as everything was shut down back in March.

So without further adieu, the winners are…

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Char-Lan Crusaders recognized with online sports awards ceremony

Char-Lan District High School’s physical education director, Chantal Armstrong, announced the 2019-20 recipients of Crusaders athletics awards via an online ceremony.

Grace Laplante was named the school’s female athlete of the year, while the male award will be shared between Nicholas Oeggerli and Andrew Dixon.

Honoured as senior athletic participants of the year were Duncan McRae and Katherine Thompson.

The most promising grade 9 athletes named were Lila Mines, Grace Rouleau, Daniel Desroches, and Chad Watson.

Char-Lan Lettermen: Logan French and Lilah Mines (grade 9), Connor Spence and Hannah Lamarche (grade 10), Seamus O’Connell and Jorja McLeod (grade 11), and Jake Vanderburg and Jordan Andrews (grade 12).

Individual sports awards: Jordan Andrews (curling sportsmanship, senior girls basketball sportsmanship), Cameron Belisle (novice boys volleyball MVP), Jack Cayer (senior boys volleyball MVP, senior boys basketball MVP), Quinton Claude (junior boys basketball sportsmanship), Andrew Dixon (golf, boys hockey MVP), Robin Donnelly (tennis MVP), Grace Eamer (curling MVP, junior girls basketball sportsmanship), Cole Fournier (tennis sportsmanship), Kaye Fraser (novice girls basketball MVP, novice girls volleyball sportsmanship), Maggie Hope (junior girls basketball MVP, junior girls volleyball MVP), Grace Laplante (tennis MVP, senior girls volleyball sportsmanship, girls hockey sportsmanship), Josh Leduc (junior boys basketball MVP), Kayden MacCrimmon (junior boys basketball sportsmanship), Fiona MacDonald (senior girls volleyball MVP), Duncan McRae (senior boys basketball sportsmanship), Rory McCuaig (novice boys volleyball sportsmanship), Kiaryn McDonald (novice girls basketball sportsmanship), Frances McDonell (junior girls basketball MVP, junior girls volleyball MVP), Nicholas Oeggerli (senior boys volleyball sportsmanship, senior boys basketball MVP, boys hockey sportsmanship), Tessa Ramsey (junior girls volleyball sportsmanship, girls hockey MVP), Bryanna Rombough (novice girls volleyball MVP), Katherine Thomson (senior girls basketball MVP), Chad Watson (junior boys basketball MVP).

With the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering the school from mid-March, other sports, including soccer and track and field were not played this year, so no awards were presented.

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GDHS girls curl to gold, join mixed rink in qualifying for EOSSAA

Glengarry District High School has qualified two curling teams to compete at EOSSAA, which is scheduled for March 4 and 5 in Pembroke.

The Gaels girls rink garnered SD&G gold in Morrisburg on Tuesday. After qualifying for the day of play from round-one results the previous week in Cornwall, the girls started their playoff action with a game against St. Joseph’s CSS, winning to advance to the championship match.

North Dundas DHS provided the opposition, in what coach Lindsey Howes described as “a really great, back-and-forth game.”

Glengarry prevailed with a “nice heavy draw, tap to sit on the button.” The final score was 7-4 for GDHS, sealing the championship for the Gaels.

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From left are Heidi MacRae (coach), Kaisa Este (lead), Brenna MacDonald (second), Madison MacRae (third), Kristen MacRae (skip), and Lindsey Howes (coach). (submitted photo)

Joining the girls team at EOSSAA will be Glengarry’s mixed rink of Abbey Lowe, Rowan McPherson, Virginia Vander Byl, and Matthew Bill. The quartet automatically qualified for the regional bonspiel, as there were no SD&G opponents.

As for the boys rink of Addison Hay (skip), Braeden Hay (third), Camden Van Loon (second), and Caleb Raymond (lead), they opted to compete in the separate Ontario School Curling Championships, advancing to the provincial event in Chatham where they garnered bronze. Please see this previous story for all the details.

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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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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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Crusaders name boys hockey team

Char-Lan District High School boys hockey team coach Sean O’Farrell has announced the final roster of his squad that will compete in the 2019-20 SDGAA league season, which is scheduled to begin play this week.

The Crusaders’ goaltender will be grade 11 student-athlete Hunter Mader. Defencemen are set to be Owen Robertson (11), Cale McKenzie (12), Thomas Pasco (10), Duncan McRae (12), Aidon Leroux (12), and Jack MacLachlan (12).

Up front the team is slated to include Tristan McDougall (12), Seamus O’Connell (11), Danny Flaro (11), Roan MacClennan (11), Donovan Francis (11), Jack Vandrish (9), Andrew Dixon (12), Jack Cayer (12), Hunter Latreille (9), Chad Watson (9), Curtis St Onge (11), Cole MacCrimmon, Nat Faubert, and Nick Oeggerli.

The puck had been slated to drop on the new high school boys hockey season Wednesday but that has been nixed by the planned provincial strike by teachers unions. As such, the league convenor tells me that he is working to reschedule games for Thursday.

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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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