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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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Glengarry Gaels high school football team honours top performers

At a Wednesday evening dinner in Alexandria, the Glengarry Gaels football club celebrated the 2019 fall high school season and its top individual athletes.

The November 20 evening saw Spencer Fitzpatrick named the team’s most valuable player, while Logan Keurentjes was honoured as the offensive MVP. Jesse Taylor Rawlings, who wasn’t able to attend, was recognized with the award for defensive MVP.

Nathaniel Noel received the honour as lineman of the year, and Alexander Urquhart was named the recipient of the Gaels Heart Award.

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Members of the Glengarry Gaels high school football team receive their awards from their coaches. Clockwise, starting from top left, are Logan Keurentjes and coach Beard (a.k.a. Tyler Stevenson), Spencer Fitzpatrick and head coach Brian Dunham, Alexander Urquhart and coach Randy Larocque, and Nathaniel Noel and coach Jeremy Godmere. (Pam Jackman photos)

The Glengarry Gaels high school football team is run by community volunteers, fielding players from GDHS and VCI. The team competes in the SDGAA league. This season, the Gaels had a record of 1 win (La Citadelle) and 3 losses (Holy Trinity and St. Joseph’s twice).

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