Grade 7 and 8 student-athletes from Holy Trinity Catholic School competed in volleyball, at a tournament hosted by crosstown rival St. Joseph’s
Youngsters from North Lancaster’s École élémentaire catholique de l’Ange-Gardien recently competed in a regional volleyball tournament.
Glengarry District High School’s senior boys volleyball team, fresh off its championship league play that was capped off with the SD&G title, captured silver at the November 14 EOSSAA tournament, in Renfrew.
Seeded third at the regional competition, the Gaels beat Granite Ridge (Sharbot Lake) in straight sets, on scores of 25-12 and 25-10. The boys lost to top-ranked, and host school St. Joseph’s, 25-18 and 25-20, finishing second in their pool.
The Glengarry boys met Rideau (Elgin) in their semifinal, prevailing in three sets (21-25, 25-22, and 15-11), to advance to the championship match where the boys again collided with the host Jaguars.
Coach Katherine Adams tells me that the Renfrew team featured an experienced squad led by seven fifth-year players, with a deep bench. The Gaels “played very well and connected with great hits. I’m sure we scared them [the Jaguars] a little as we had a tiny lead for much of the second set.”
In the end, the boys from Glengarry fell in straight sets, 25-18 and 25-20, taking silver.
Adams adds, “Placing second out of 45 single-A schools in EOSSAA is a great accomplishment. The athleticism on this team is promising for other sports this year.”
To read about the Gaels’ SD&G championship, please see this post.
The senior boys volleyball team from Glengarry District High School competes at EOSSAA in Renfrew on Thursday, November 14, as the third seed in the regional ‘A’ championship.
The Gaels captured the SD&G championship last week, running the table unbeaten in league play. Please see this post for more details.
The Glengarry Gaels senior boys volleyball team’s unbeaten SD&G season was capped off last week when they claimed the playoff championship on their home court in a two-set sweep of the Tagwi Warriors
Hosting the November 6 ‘A’ championship tournament, the GDHS boys were expected to win, but the Warriors, who entered as the fifth seed, gave the Gaels a stiff test in the title match, opening the first set to lead by as many as 5 points thanks in large part to the power serve of Giovanni Cecchinato. Glengarry battled, though, and with an Ethan Attridge smash at the net, the set was tied 9-9. That seemed to turn the tied.
The Gaels managed to stretch the lead in the latter stages of the set, going on to win the set 25-19 on a Tagwi mishit.
The second set again began with the Warriors taking an early lead, albeit smaller, just 2 points. Glengarry responded, tying or leading by a point or two as the set progressed.
With Gael Hamish MacLeod at the service line, the Gaels rang off back-to-back points to move in front 20-16. However, a timely timeout saw momentum swing in Tagwi’s favour, as the Warriors soon drew even at 21-21.
With the score 24-23 and Crew Rickerd serving up match point, Cecchinato struck a return that landed in to score a point for Tagwi and extend play. Two points later, at 25-24, Liam Filion was at the service line for match point, and this time the Gaels capitalized to win, 26-24, as a Tagwi player committed a line violation.
It was a long day of play for the Warriors, as they had to upset two opponents just to have the opportunity to play the Gaels. First, they took down fourth-ranked Holy Trinity (21-25, 25-14, 15-8) in one of the quarter-finals. Then, in a semifinal, Tagwi toppled second-seeded Char-Lan (26-24, 25-19).
GDHS’ other action was a semifinal victory over La Citadelle, in straight sets (25-23, 25-17).
Next stop for the Glengarry Gaels will be EOSSAA, as the boys will represent SD&G as our champions. The tournament is scheduled for November 14 in Renfrew, to be hosted by St. Joseph’s CHS.
La Citadelle, in Cornwall, hosted the SDGAA junior boys ‘A’ volleyball playoffs on Monday, winning the championship match in a two-set sweep over Heritage, 25-19 and 25-8.
Glengarry DHS was ousted in the quarter-final round in three sets by St. Lawrence (19-25, 25-15, 15-2), while Holy Trinity took down Char-Lan in the other quarters (25-21, 25-22).
Semifinal action saw les Patriotes top the Falcons 25-12 and 25-17, while The Dragons dispatched the Saints in three sets (25-21, 23-25, 15-9).
Glengarry District High School’s senior boys volleyball team completed its fall SDGAA league schedule atop the standings, earning the right to host the ‘A’ playoff tournament, which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6.
The day-long event will open with a quarter-final match featuring third-place Heritage and sixth-seeded La Citadelle at 10 a.m. That will be followed, at 11 a.m., by a match between fourth-ranked Holy Trinity and fifth-seeded Tagwi.
At noon, the host Gaels, in the opening semifinal, will take on lowest-ranked winner from the quarter-finals.
Char-Lan, the second seed, will play in the other semifinal against the other quarter-final victor.
The senior ‘A’ championship game is scheduled to be played at approximately 2:30 p.m.
All matches are best two of three sets with no caps.
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.
The senior boys volleyball team from Char-Lan District High School in Williamstown has qualified for SDGAA league playoffs, scheduled for November 6.
It was a busy day in the world of local high school sports, as playoff championships for senior boys ‘A’ volleyball, junior boys ‘A’ volleyball, and junior girls ‘AA’ basketball were determined.
Unfortunately, this all happened after The Glengarry News had gone to press this week, so I instead posted updates online at Sports in the Glens. I will have the full story in the newspaper next week.
Char-Lan DHS won junior boys ‘A’ volleyball. Holy Trinity prevailed in junior girls ‘AA’ basketball. Tagwi nabbed the senior boys ‘A’ volleyball championship.
For more high school sports news, including other playoff action scheduled this week, be sure to check out the Nov. 8 edition of The News.