Vol. 130,  No. 7     April 19, 2017


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SPORTS






Fine tuning
Grace Cave gained possession of the ball during last Wednesday’s (April 12) training session in preparation for the North Dundas District High School Devils girls’ 15s rugby team’s first competition, which was held at the Beckwith Recreation Complex last Thursday (April 13). The Devils are hosting a six-team tournament on Friday (April 21) and are scheduled to meet the OTHS Panthers at 9:30 am and the Holy Trinity Falcons at 10:30 am. Elimination games will begin at noon with the championship match going at 1 pm.
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SD&G badminton championships
Silver lining for Williams, Steele

CORNWALL – Jarrett Williams and Katherine Steele cruised through the field compiling an undefeated record until they reached the gold medal match in the 2017 SD&G senior badminton championships.

The duo from North Dundas District High School ran into a strong Grade 12 mixed double’s team from St. Joe’s in the title match and emerged as silver medalists. That result qualifies Williams and Steele for a berth in the EOSSAA tournament, which will be held in Casselman on Tues., April 25. 

Coach Cheryl Williams said the medal winners work well together and support each other. Because they are Grade 11 students, the coach is hoping they can go for the gold next year.

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Spring swing
Adam Hebert unleashed a drive while Eric Evans watched as the friends drove in from Long Sault to play a round at Cedar Glen Golf Course on Friday (April 14). Course owner Dennis Casselman reported a solid number of golfers turned out in the morning and added that the annual Cedar Glen Good Friday Seafood Feast was a sold out success. “The course came through the winter in pretty good shape,” he said. “Now we need some warm rains.” Flags were also flying at Cloverdale Links and Sandy Row Golf Course as those venues opened during the Easter weekend.
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Sandy Row Men’s League
set to roll out new season

SOUTH MOUNTAIN – Sandy Row Golf Course’s popular Men’s League is set to launch its 2017 season.

Play will open next Wednesday (April 26), a week earlier than usual.

“We would like to welcome back all of last year’s players,” said league spokesman Archie Mellan. “New golfers, of all ages, looking for a good night of golf and entertainment are also welcome.”

The tees open at 9 am every Wednesday with play continuing all day. The $3 fee to sign the score sheet to be eligible for prizes remains in affect.


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Blue Devils skate to 10th place
in high school competition

OTTAWA – Athletes representing North Dundas District High School (NDDHS) earned a top 10 ranking competing against a field 26 schools and 118 skaters from across Eastern Ontario, the Ottawa Valley and as far away as Haliburton in Central Ontario.

North Dundas sent a team of eight Blue Devils skaters (Grade 9 to 12) to the 2017 Skate Canada – Eastern Ontario Section sanctioned High School Figure Skating Competition, held at the Kanata Recreational Complex last week (Tues., April 11). In 2015, the event has returned after a one-year hiatus, the North Dundas contingent consisted of five Grade 9 and 10 skaters.

Dana McMillan, the team’s supervisor, reported this year’s tenth-place finish and 19 point total was an impressive increase from the 11 points collected two years previous.

McMillan also pointed out that Dundas County’s other entry, Seaway District High School, emerged as this year’s winner.


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