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nother season of Spring League football is coming to an end within the Cornwall Minor Football Association. The regular season has featured some exciting games between teams in the Tyke,

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Players on teams from Cornwall, Glengarry, and Russell have spent their season developing their skills on the field as they progress into the playoffs.

The semi-finals will feature a pair of Cornwall squads in the Tyke division with Cornwall 3 clinching their spot on June 19. They defeated Cornwall 2 38-20 to advance to the finals. Continued on page 4

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Tagwi Secondary School Celebrates Top Athletes By Victoria Klassen


ill Manley and Mikayla Elliott took home the awards for Senior Athlete of the Year at the Tagwi Secondary School’s athletic banquet. As female Senior Athlete of the Year, Elliott also took home the MVP award for the second time in volleyball. Basketball, volleyball, and soccer are the sports she has focused on in school, while being captain of the basketball and volleyball teams for the past couple of years. “It was nice that it was presented by my basketball coach too, who has always coached me,” said Elliott about receiving the Senior Athlete of the Year award. “She wrote my letter of reference to university.” This 18-year-old athlete is headed to Bishop’s University in the fall for concurrent education, with the goal of being an elementary school teacher. She says she hopes to play on a varsity team for basketball, volleyball, or soccer. Male Senior Athlete of the Year, Manley, is a grade 11 student at Tagwi. Over the years he has competed in track and field, cross country running, soccer, badminton, curling and football.

Bottom Row (L-R) Elise Solesme (OFSAA Colin Hood Award - Graduating Female), Georgia Merriman (Junior Female Athlete of the Year), Keeton Merriman (Junior Male Athlete of the Year). Top Row: (L-R) Will Manley (Senior Male Athlete of the Year), Mikayla Elliott (Senior Female Athlete of the Year), Mikaela Schellenberg (Top Academics and Athletics - Female), Jordan Canham (Top Academics and Photo Submitted Athletics - Male) “My best results have been in track and field. I’ve won the MVP award two years now for my success in triple jump and I’ve competed as high as East

Regionals,” said Manley. “Being senior athlete of the year means a lot to me because it not only gives me something to show for all the days I missed school,

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Former Colt Tyler Perry Joins Own The Ice Training Staff By Jordan Todd


yler Perry, 24, is one of the newest additions to Own The Ice and Own It Performance, and is hoping it will help him on the road to one day accomplishing his dream.

Perry spent three years playing for the Cornwall Colts before attending university. He says they were some of the best times of his life. “It was awesome, we were one of the best teams in the nation, a couple of the years anyways,” he says. “It was really fun.”

Perry is going into his fourth year in human kinetics at the University of Ottawa. He started off in engineering his first year, and couldn’t be any happier that he made the switch. “I love everything about it. It’s a deep passion of mine.” When their head strength coach left a few months ago, Own It Performance was in the market for

some new employees. When they approached Perry to join their team, he was absolutely thrilled. “I’m learning a lot and it lets me do what I like to do,” he says. “So it’s the best of both worlds.”

His job consists mainly of training. He helps train Colts’ players, other athletes, and the general public. They do assessments, nutrition plans, and exercise plans to optimize performance and prevent injury. “It’s awesome when you see people improve over time,” says Perry. “It’s cool to see that.”

Perry is hoping to do his Masters in physiotherapy after his fourth year of university. It’s a competitive program, but he thinks he has a good shot at getting in. His goal is to one day open his own clinic.

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he Midget Celtics travelled to Cobourg for their first tournament of the season with all of the CMLA Rep Teams. In round-robin play, the Celtics beat Nepean 2 by a solid score of 9-3. Saturday morning, the team got shut out by the home favoured Nemesis team 3-0 and then finished the opening round by defeating Kahnawake 6-1. Sunday morning’s semi final was an aggressive bout with a strong Lincoln team but our boys rose to the occasion with a 4-1 Sitting from left Steph Hill, Heather Morrison, Convener Annie victory! After Kahnawake upset the MacGregor. Standing Don Cameron, Marty Lacombe, Marcel Boileau, Graham Vickers, Gabe Poirier, Jacques Seguin, Bob Pearson, Bob Morrison, Photo Submitted Bob Doonan, Linda Vickers.

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first placed Northumberland squad in the other semi final tilt, our Celtics had to face them yet again in the final match up. Cornwall came out Golden, securing their medals with a decision 7-2 win! The Midget Celtics led by Coaches Raweras & Kariwate Mitchell are looking forward to continued success. The team is currently 9-6-1 and are heading to Gloucester and Nepean to compete in zone tournaments before completing the lax season at Provincials in August.

competition. Gold medal winners were Bob Pearson and Gabe Poirier. Silver medal winners were Marty Lacombe and Jacques Seguin. All the remaining competitors shared the Bronze medal.

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Celebrating are: Kneeling - Colin Marchand, Zak Coir, Carter Tait, and Tyler Sloan. Standing -Head Coach Raweras Mitchell, Ohsenadekha Mitchell, Trainer Steve Tait, Austin Nichol, Connor Holland, Andrew Weber, Eric Leblanc, Jack Almond, Sose George, Noah Salazar, Sam Gaudreau, Taran Fiacco, Kolten Oakes-Cook, Jimmy John Jock, Justin Boots, Assistant Coach Kariwate Mitchell, Mick Miller, Jacob Arsenault, Assistant Coach Bill Miller. Photo Submitted Missing from pic is Manager Tara McRae Miller

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Carter Tait is a Grade 9 honour roll student at Tagwi Secondary School. From Finch, Carter plays on the Tagwi midget badminton, midget basketball, and midget volleyball teams. He keeps busy outside of school by devoting his spare time to hockey and lacrosse. Carter has been playing hockey with the Seaway Valley Rapids and NGS for over 10 years. He has been playing lacrosse for 9 years. This winter, Carter played hockey with the Minor Midget B Rep team for NGS. This summer, he is playing lacrosse with the midget team in the Cornwall Minor Lacrosse Association. The team won the Northumberland Clash Tournament in June. Carter also demonstrates leadership in sport in other capacities. He is a hockey referee and has earned his bronze cross in swimming, allowing him to work at Calypso Water Park this summer. Carter is also a member of Tagwi’s Athletics Council and Student Council and is also WEB leader!

Alyse Butler is an energetic fourteen-year-old girl who loves basketball and a few other sports too! For the past three years, she’s played travelling team basketball with the Lions and was a member of the 2015 Eastern Ontario Talent Identification Basketball Program. Currently she trains and plays in Ottawa in the hope of representing Ottawa in the upcoming Ontario Summer Games in Toronto. She is continues to be involved in volleyball and soccer and has been involved in competitive dance and hockey in the past. That pretty much sums up her sports’ activities. Alyse loves the feeling of working together as a team as well as the socializing that comes with travelling as a team. She does very well academically; always making the honour roll and putting forth her best effort. Alyse’s long term goal is to use her love and desire of sport to help her attain her goals in the future.

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Jade Marshall is a Grade 12 student who is the MVP in basketball, v o l l e y b a l l , badminton, and soccer. She is our Senior Athlete of the Year; winning major awards every year in her high school career. On top of this Jade is an honours student maintaining an 85% average. She also participated in the school clubs’ Link Crew and Web Crew. She is graduating this year and will be attending Carleton University in the fall. Jade is an outstanding athlete, student, and person. She will be sorely missed at CCVS in the fall.

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Cornwall Coyotes U-14 Boys: Champions in Mirabel! Submitted Story


he Coyotes faced tough competition in Mirabel, Quebec earlier this month. The gold medal game was played in the rain and required shootouts to crown the Coyotes as tournament champions against Lakeshore S.C. Fast offence, solid defence and stellar goaltending were key for success, in the team’s first tournament of the year. Now, the team is getting ready for their second tournament in early July in St. Hubert, Quebec. The team would like to thank their sponsors Minimax Express Transportation, Casey Mechanical and Auto M.D.

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Arts in the Park returns for 31st season in Lamoureux Park


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he City of Cornwall’s popular Arts in the Park program is set to return to Lamoureux Park for its 31st season and it is shaping up to be one of the best yet. This year’s program features 23 performance nights featuring over 27 musical acts, one musical matinee and a free outdoor movie in the park on Saturday, July 16th (weather permitting, film title to be announced) in partnership with Rachel’s Kids. The fun kicks off on Tuesday, June 21st with a performance by Revival. “We are thrilled with this year’s line-up of shows and performers. There really is something for everyone,” said Lorne Taillon, Leisure Arts Coordinator. All Arts in the Park events are free however donations are gratefully accepted to help offset the cost of the programming. Shows are held outdoors at the Lion’s Club Bandshell in Lamoureux Park, and all musical performances will begin at 7 pm (weather permitting) unless otherwise noted. The outdoor movie in the park will begin at approximately 8:45 pm (weather permitting). Free parking is available behind the bandshell and at the nearby Cornwall Civic Complex. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2016 season of Arts in the Park, with packages starting as low as at $25. Organizations and businesses who are interested in sponsoring the event can contact Mr. Taillon at (613) 938-9898 ext. 2 or by email at

2016 Arts in the Park line-up

Tuesday, June 21 - Revival Wednesday, June 22 - Seaway Winds Thursday, June 23 Mike McAnany and Intrepid Friday, June 24 Louis Racine et les pourquoi pas Tuesday, June 28 Bruce Ciccarelli Wednesday, June 29 Seaway Winds Tuesday, July 5 Two Dimensions Wednesday, July 6 Seaway Winds Tuesday, July 12 Fiddlehead Soup Wednesday, July 13 Flowdroidz and D-Composers Thursday, July 14 Grace Willison Saturday, July 16 Outdoor Movie - Title TBA (8:45 pm start time) Sunday, July 17 Clarpian-duo (2 pm start time)

Tuesday, July 26 The Snyders Wednesday, July 27 Seaway Winds Thursday, July 28 Community Showcase Featuring Studio C Dancers Tuesday, August 2 Carey B Grant Wednesday,August 3 Rock Bottom Thursday, August 4 Moe Lemieux Monday, August 8 Ruby Tuesday Dixie Band Tuesday, August 9 Switchgear Thursday, August 11 Alison Wonderland Tuesday, August 16 Youth Night - Black Diamonds, Sevengate, Put it in Park & Whiskey Hotel Wednesday, August 17 Mandee Woods


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he O.S.G.A. 55+ District 8 Pickleball qualifying tournament was held at the end of May at La Citadelle with 22 players participating. Convener was Sue Forget. The winners are as follows:

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Eight-Year-Old Kaleb Martin is Making his Mark on Cornwall Athletics By Molly Kett


ight-year-old Kaleb Martin has been making quite the impression on local sports teams. His father, Chris Martin, says Kaleb is both a tremendous athlete and incredible young boy. Kaleb plays soccer in the U9 Kinsman outdoor league, often facing players 2 or 3 years older than he is, proving his athletic talent and ability. He is also on the U9 Cornwall Coyotes travelling soccer team.

soccer. Martin says his son is also a terrific baseball player. Kaleb plays baseball with the optimist softball league as both a pitcher and a short stop. He has won MVP every season he has played.

when it comes to sports. passion of his.”

Above all, Martin is impressed by the notes he receives from Kaleb’s coaches “about how much of a great sport and leader he is on the field”.

“What makes me proud of Kaleb is his willingness to put full effort in everything he tries. His leadership skills and work ethic are second to none,” says Martin. “Other kids and coaches look up to Kaleb to be a leader and he excels in that environment. His sportsmanship is what I’m most proud of.”

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he Cornwall Colts have created a scholarship fund for graduating players advancing their education at post-secondary schools in Canada. The Cornwall Colts Scholarship

Fund has been established for nonNCAA bound players. “It’s an opportunity to say thank you to the graduating players for their contribution to the organization,” said Colts owner Ian MacInnis. The inaugural Cornwall Colts

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Summer Series at Rack-M-Up By Markus Noé


unday June 12th Rack-M-Up Billiards held the third qualifying event in their annual “Summer Series”. Cornwall and area is a well known hotbed for talent in the competitive “pool world”, however in the summer months the tournament circuits in Ottawa and Montreal, which many local players participate in, take a seasonal break. For those who crave constant competition these are the longest months of the year to push through. In order to keep interest in pool during what is traditionally known as the off-season for the sport the “Summer Series” was born. This is the brainchild of the owners of Rack-M-Up Billiards, Doug Disotell, and Amanda Collins. The circuit features 8 qualifying tournaments and one Grand Final. Players interested in participating in the Grand Final must compete in 4 of the 8 tournaments. The entry fee is $40 and each tournament has a max of 16 players. This is to ensure that players have time to actually compete in the tournament, as many do not have 12+ hours to spare during this time of the year to spend indoors, which is something you often see in 32+ player fields. Also with each tournament

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Photo Submitted the strongest ranked player in the field. The handicaps vary from a 5 to a 7+2. If you are interested in participating in future events you can contact Disotell at 1-613-933-9362 or through the RackM-Up Facebook Page. Jayson Hall was the winner of the most recent qualifier; going undefeated. He met up with Kirk Pawnis in the final, edging out Clayton Disotell in the third place match. Below is the list of the remaining dates as well as the winners of the previous events. Even if you are not interested in participating feel free to stop by and get a chance to see some of the local talent. To follow along with local tournaments and some of the biggest tournaments around the world go to May 15th Qualifier #1 1st .................... Markus Noé $160 2nd ................Jacques Sauvé $100 3rd ................. Cullen Arihote $60 4th ............. Walter Sydlowski $40 May 29th Qualifier #2 1st ........................Mark Roy $160 2nd ................Jacques Sauvé $100 3rd ..................... Markus Noé $60 4th ........................Eric Mallet $40 June 12th Qualifier #3 1st ..................... Jayson Hall $160 2nd ................... Kirk Pawnis $100 3rd ...............Clayton Disotell $60 4th ...................... Markus Noé $40

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ifty-nine-year-old Bill Kaneb has spent most of his life living and fishing by the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall. Kaneb is predominately a pickerel and walleye fisherman, but also enjoys fishing for bass and some perch. Besides fishing locally, he has found himself taking his habit on his travels across the world.

Kaneb has taken his love for fishing with him on his world travels. On an island off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, Kaneb and his partner went fishing for Atlantic sailfish, catching ten that day.

Last summer’s fishing season, Kaneb would spend 15 to 20 hours a week on the river, doing what he enjoys.

“I’ve been to Costa Rica Tarpon fishing; I’ve been to Venezuela Marlin fishing. Generally it’s a vacation and most places you go there’s always fishing so I always book it. I don’t go and fish every day because if I’m with my kids and my partner we usually only take one day or two out of a week,” says Kaneb.

Kaneb recalls when his love for the sport began, after catching his first fish as a young boy. “First fish I caught, that I can remember, was right in front of Marlin Orchards and it was with my father in a duck boat and I caught a 6-pound pike, and I was 6 and a half years old I think,” recalls Kaneb. “I always fished, my dad was an outdoorsman, and I lived for it.”

Ultimately, Kaneb says it’s just a great way to relax. He finds most people he takes fishing enjoy their time. “Usually I take them out and say come out with me and we’ll catch you some fish and you tell me if you don’t like it. Even the people that have told me I hate fishing, I’ve taken some out, and they’ve loved it,” says Kaneb.

Fishing has brought Kaneb many fond memories, both locally and globally.

His fondest fishing memory “in general was catching the largest salmon, Atlantic salmon, on a fly rod on the Petit-Mécatina River which is up near the Quebec and Labrador border. I held that record for twenty years or so,” says Kaneb. “On the St. Lawrence my fondest memory probably in general is fishing with my son.”

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wo young Cornwall girls are just a few of the many talented horse riders honing their skills at Lancaster’s equestrian centre Reithof Rumke Inc. Abbey Bellefeuille, 13, and younger sister Ava, 11, have both been riding for the past five years. Their passion for horses and riding was sparked immediately once introduced to the sport. They thank their instructor, Reithof Rumke Inc. owner and operator Brigitte “Gitti” Rumke Dore, for helping them become involved. “She has helped me by teaching me new skills and positioning which has led me to being successful at shows.” says Abbey. “She has allowed me to work at the barn to help with therapeutic riding, and on the weekends, which has gained my confidence level with the horses a lot. I enjoy it because you get to work with the horses and learn more about their behaviours and talents.” Reithof Rumke Inc. has many services to offer for riders of all skills such as training, riding instruction, summer camps, working student packages, horse retirement packages, and more. For Ava, helping around the facilities has given her lots of confidence around the horses. “(Gitti) gives me a lesson once a week to help me become a better rider. She also lets me help out with therapeutic riding and that lets me interact with the kids and be more confident with the horses. I enjoy riding because you get to learn new skills and meet new people.” As with each and every student, Rumke Dore sees different qualities from the Bellefeuille girls. “Ava and Abbey are very different people but both share the passion of horses and are both very talented in this sport. Ava loves to ride, learn new skills, be around the horses, and mostly have a lot of fun. She is very outgoing but when she needs to be serious and work hard on the horse, she does exactly that. Abbey on the other hand is a much quieter person who also loves being around horses all around. She is a very determined rider and has a competitive side to


her which makes her work hard at what she learns. Both girls are great students who are always eager to learn.”

Abbey notes her favourite memory, in regards to riding horses, was her first show in North Gower and getting a second-place ribbon on a test. She also fondly recalls the first time she rode Bella, her six-year-old quarter-horse, “at Gitti’s camp” and being able to ride Titus. Other shows in which she has competed have been located at Rumke Dore’s barn in Lancaster plus Maxville, Navan, and Sainte-Justine-de-Newton. “Actually getting to be on a horse is enjoyable but the most enjoyable part to me would be making a new friend (the horse) and connecting with it and loving it with kisses, hugs, treats, etc.; to see their flaws and make them a better horse,” says Abbey. Rumke Dore is a CEF certified Level 2 coach. She started vaulting at age 12 and moved on to the saddle at age 14. A year later she chose dressage as her given discipline of preference, a discipline she continues with today. At a young age, shortly after high school, she completed the difficult Canadian Young Riders level. Later she travelled to Germany to train, before enrolling at Laurentian University in Sudbury in 2002 where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree of Science in Nursing. All the meanwhile she would return home to coach and train horses, as well as hold summer camps. Now she provides services including training, boarding, showing, and lessons at her centre in Lancaster. The facility also offers summer camps, with some coming up in July and August. Openings are still available. “I love the sport because it’s very challenging as your partner is a 1500 pound animal,” says Rumke Dore. “You have to build trust with an animal that has a fight or flight response which can sometimes be dangerous and risky, however, the outcome of when a horse and rider come together and work as a team outweighs all the negatives. It is also a sport that is for every age. You can start riding as soon as you learn to walk to as old as your body will allow you to ride.” Along with horse riding Abbey has played with the Cornwall Girls Hockey Association since

Ava Bellefeuille riding Lexi-Lou in the summer of 2015.

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she was six. This season she will softball, track and field, and crossplay for the Cornwall Typhoons country. She attends St. Lawrence bantam competitive team. She also Intermediate School in Grade 7 enjoys playing on school sports Like her sister, Ava has competed teams including basketball, soccer, Continued on page 23

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Martin Callan Talks Local Multisport ifty-three-year-old Martin Callan has many hobbies. He is active in two parishes, where he plays guitar and sings, has taken up photography, and is quite active in Cornwall’s sports.

any way we can,” says Callan. “In some respect, it’s a way of giving back to a club who has provided an outlet for eclectic and sportsminded people to share in what they love to do. Heck, they’re just a great bunch of people to be around!”

“Fast forward, at forty-two, I realized I needed to change something in my life. At that moment, I was 25 pounds overweight from where I am today,” says Callan. “So, my wife, who wanted to make some changes of her own, and I, decided we wanted to start running.”

“This club is invaluable to this community not only because it provides a place where like-minded people of all ages can gather to share their love for running, swimming, or cycling but it gives anyone with varied amounts of abilities a home to feel welcome and accepted. Learning while having fun is a great character builder and this club encourages this in spades,” says Callan.

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When Callan was younger, he played hockey and baseball, though never classified himself as a runner. He says this was the extent of his activity besides running after his two children.

Callan says the best thing about being part of the club is the encouragement from all.

After this, the program planning took off for Callan and his wife, thanks to the help of one of his wife’s colleagues and avid runner Caroline Samson. They continued to push themselves to meet new goals and trained through the fall, winter, spring, and summer.

For the time being, Callan plans to learn the different facets of the club and contribute anyway he can as a new member of the executive. Callan also plans to continue to improve on his running, of which he says his brother Ian has been a big part.

“At summer’s end my cousin piqued mine and my brother Ian’s interest for a November halfmarathon run in Philadelphia. Could I do it? That’s where Caroline comes in again,” says Callan. “I called her to know if it was possible with only 12 weeks to get ready for a distance I had never run before. Re-assured that I could, I signed up. Caroline taught me or shall I say, pushed my butt mercilessly up 400 meter

Somewhere along the way, Callan joined Cornwall’s Multisport Club.

“For a number of years, I contented myself with simply

Martin Callan before the 2015 Ottawa Marathon.

inclines doing hill repeats for the first time in my life to prepare me. She was instrumental in getting me ready for that first half and to this day that has stuck with me.”

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being a member and participating at their events when I had the chance. This year, my brother Ian and I decided to join the ranks of the executive and see if we could Callan continued to run contribute in some fashion to this marathons, including the wonderful club by organizing MARATHON in 2008. running events and helping out in

Ian has been “an inexhaustible training partner and coach for many years since those first days and it has made me a better runner because of it,” says Callan. “What are baby brothers for anyway? That guy inspires me. He’s inspired many. We got beat up when we ran our first marathon together and we continue to run until this day. And the Multisport Club has helped us both on this journey.”

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As for Gordie Howe? I’m obviously way too young to remember him playing for the Detroit Red Wings but I do remember him playing for the With the recent passing of Muhammad Ali and Gordie Howe we’re reminded to embrace our Hartford Whalers in his final NHL season. That’s the year I started watching the NHL with regularity. I remember reading the stats and stories of his sporting heroes…idols… icons while we can. We all have an Ali or Howe memory. For me, I accomplishments and couldn’t help but be impressed with his longevity will always remember the short-lived Muhammad in the best hockey league in the world. I was also impressed with how a Ali cartoon that aired in 1977. I would’ve only young phenom named Wayne Gretzky went out of his way to call him Mr. been 5 years old (I must’ve watched them on Howe as a sign of respect. That didn’t get lost on an eight year old boy NBC Saturday morning reruns) but I remember Ali from Cornwall. As I grew older I became more impressed with Howe and being almost like a superhero and saving the day. I how he carried himself with such dignity and grace. I don’t recall him ever also remember taking a popular Ali-ism and using at comparing himself to anybody or to the “new” generation of players like m y little league baseball games – “float like a butterfly, sting some former stars tend to do. Instead, he allowed his records and career to like a bee, I’m on second and I’m heading for three!” I had my first pair stand on their own. Two legends, one who transcended his sport to become the most famous of boxing gloves (thanks to a friendly neighbour) when I was 11 years old person on the planet and the other, one of the top three players of all time and of course I pretended to be Ali. And why not? He was the greatest! I’ve been known to be a little flamboyant when promoting any event I’m (some would say the best of all time). They may be gone, but they’ll never be forgotten. involved with. That can be directly attributed to Ali.

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“Summer, I train hard because there are the team trials,” he says. achary Zwanenburg, 20, who “Every two years you have to try out won a bronze medal at the most for the team again.” recent world championship in C1 He’s really hoping to make the kayaking, is working hard for the team this time around because the upcoming Canada team trials in world championships next year are August. in Brazil, right at the Olympic site. Zwanenburg has spent the past few “I’ve been kayaking two to three months travelling the country, mainly times per week,” he says. “Now it’s in Quebec, competing in kayaking going to be up a few days, and just tournaments. He’s racked up a few before the trials I’ll be out almost wins over that time, including one every day.” at his most recent event on June 26. He also does a lot of dry land Now he’s looking forward. Continued on page 23 By Jordan Todd


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Continued from page 19 in Gitti’s Lancaster show. “My favourite memory is when I first learned to canter,” says Ava. “I also like to try riding different horses at summer camp, including horses Fancy, Harley, and Pearl. I like being with the horses and

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training leading up to big events. That includes training in martial arts, running, and biking. While he’s confident he can make the team, it’s always very competitive. Unfortunately for Zwanenburg, C1 kayaking is not an Olympic event, and he isn’t very hopeful it will be soon. It’s harder for sports that are solely based on judging to get in. But that’s not stopping him. While Zwanenburg is focused on kayaking, it’s not his whole life. This September he’ll be attending the Toronto Film School in game design and animation. “I do a lot of graphics editing and filmmaking in my spare time,” he says. “So I figured I’d do something I know I’ll like.”

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BEHIND THE BENCH An Interview with Coach Adam Thompson By Molly Kett


oach Adam Thompson call Lacrosse “The Medicine Game” Photo Credit: Joe Francis Forty-three-year-old local coach Adam Thompson has been deeply involved with sports for as long as he can remember. The sports Thompson mainly played were lacrosse and hockey, but he also played baseball and soccer throughout high school. “I believe playing multiple sports makes you a better athlete,” says Thompson. Thompson has been coaching minor sports; juniors and seniors in Akwesasne for sixteen years now. In that time, he has won two President’s Cups coaching the Saint Regis Braves and a Founders’ Cup last summer coaching the Junior Indians. As a player in lacrosse he has won two President’s Cups in 1995 and 1997 playing for the Akwesasne Thunder.

“My strongest sport was hockey growing up, which allowed me to receive many opportunities. I attended the prestige prep school in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada; home of the Notre Dame Hounds. I graduated from there in two years and received a full ride to Lake Superior State University in Michigan in ‘93,” says Thompson. “We went to the D1 final that year and lost to Maine by 1 goal…almost had another title.” He stayed there for two years before moving onto the East Coast hockey league for the following two years. In 1994, Thompson returned to Akwesasne. “Since that time lax took to the back burner,” says Thompson. “When I came home I fell in love with the medicine game once again and haven’t looked back since. I got involved with coaching because Coach Adam Thompson calls I love to teach and give back to the Lacrosse “The Medicine Game” Photo Credit: Joe Francis game. But most importantly I love

how a team of men can come together and believe in one another and share the same dreams and accomplish it together, which creates a familylike atmosphere where it cannot be penetrated by outsiders.” This is the goal Thompson attempts to accomplish while coaching, achieving a close-knit group within the team. Thompson truly enjoys coaching and watching his players grow. “My favourite coaching memories are when I see a player grow as a person and believe in themselves and not have that fear hold them back,” says Thompson. “That’s why Lacrosse is the medicine game not only for the players but for everyone there at that moment watching, feeling, hearing, raising that positive energy inside of you, while you take it all in, bringing that spirituality alive. Enjoy the game!”


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Morneau Brings her Winning Ways Back to Maxville

Conrad; Alexandria’s Lisa MacDonald; Perth-Andover, New Brunswick’s Adena Robinson; Lake St. Peter, Ontario’s Heather Boundy; Bow Island, innipeg, Manitoba’s Josee Morneau will return to Maxville with Alberta’s Laura Reusser (formerly of Martintown); and Victoria, British sights of winning her 14th Open’s Women’s Heavyweight Events title Columbia’s Susie Lajoie. in 16 tries. Morneau won last year’s event defeating a group of 10 other Judged by Alma, Ontario’s Warren Trask, the women’s events will include: competitors. Stone (12lbs.); Weight/Distance (28lbs.); Weight/Distance (14lbs.); Hammer Joining Morneau at this year’s event are Dalkeith’s Tiffany DiRico; (16lbs.); Weight/Height (28lbs.); Sheaf (10lbs.); and Caber. Women will Almonte’s Heidi Lowry; Curry Siding, New Brunswick’s Wendy McCrea; only throw one Hammer. The women’s events will take place on Friday, July Gravenhurst, Ontario’s Holly Goldthorp; Harrietsville, Ontario’s Sandi 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. By Todd Anderson


Locals Challenging for Amateur Heavyweight Events Crown

Alexandria’s Steve Van Den Oetelaar; Alexandria’s Adam Hurtubise, Ottawa’s Jason McLinton; Maxville’s Travis Austin; Cornwall’s Dan Allaire; Metcalfe’s Dale MacDonald; Hillier, Ontario’s Padraic Moore; Lake St Peter, here is no shortage of local flavour competing in the amateur heavyweight Ontario’s Wayne Smith; Alma, Ontario’s Jesse Trask; and Hillandale, New events at this year’s Glengarry Highland Games. Five of 11 competitors Brunswick’s, Scott Bishop. hail from Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry. These athletes will compete in events including: Stone (22lbs.); Weight/ The amateur heavyweight events are being judged by Almonte’s Neil Distance (56lbs.); Weight/Distance (28lbs.); Hammer (22lbs.); Hammer Lowry and will be held on Friday, July 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (16lbs.); Sheaf (20lbs.); Weight/Height (56lbs.); and Caber. There is no Competing this year are: Kirkhill, Ontario’s Lyndon Mac Naughton; Farmer’s Walk for this division. By Todd Anderson


Bishop Hopes to Retain Master’s Title

Baptists, Manitoba’s Marc Morn; Perth-Andover, New Brunswick’s Kevin By Todd Anderson Robinson; Elora, Ontario’s Steve Clarke; and Harrietsville, Ontario’s Berle Conrad. his year’s master’s events at the Glengarry Highland Games will feature The master’s heavyweight events take place on Friday, July 29 from 1 veteran athletes from all over Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and p.m. to 6 p.m. Almonte’s Neil Lowry will judge the events including: Stone New York. Perth Andover, New Brunswick resident Dirk Bishop returns after (16lbs.); Weight/Distance (42lbs.); Weight/Distance (28lbs.); Hammer taking home the 2015 championship. (16lbs.); Weight/Height (42lbs.); Sheaf (16lbs.) and Caber. Masters will He is joined by Gravenhurst, Ontario’s Wade Goldthrop; Alma, Ontario’s only throw one Hammer. There will also be an optional “Farmer’s Walk” Warren Trask; Aurora New York’s Mark Palmer; Apple Hill’s Ron Graham; following all of Friday’s infield competitions. This event will have no bearing Ottawa’s George Chiappa; Cobourg, Ontario’s Rev. Dr. Kevin Fast; St. Jean on over-all competition results.


Karate Komments - Summer Drills By Jim Riddell, Seaway Karate Club


ummer always presents a challenge to martial artists. With seasonal sports, family vacations, yard work, and various other outdoor activities, there is often little or no time available for karate training. Being perfectly honest with ourselves, most of us would rather be enjoying the great outdoors rather than sweating it out in karate class. Seaway Karate, like many other dojo’s, shuts down during July and August, giving our members the summer to participate in other activities; returning back to class in September rejuvenated. At our last class in June we provide our group with a half dozen or so drills that they may want to try during the summer. These drills are fun, innovative, can be practised alone, take only a minute or two to do, and will help maintain (or even improve) your present skill level. Here are a few of these summers’ drills.

a variation, draw a vertical figure eight 1) Standing with your back against a wall to approximately one and one half feet in help with balance, raise your right knee and height. execute a front kick. With your leg at full extension, make as many circles as you can 5) Standing in a fighting stance (no wall), execute a lead leg back roundhouse kick. before tiring, then rest a moment and repeat, Without lowering the leg, transition to a this time changing the direction of your front roundhouse kick. After a few weeks of circles. Repeat with your left leg. practicing drills #3 and #4 this kick should 2) This time with your right leg front kick fully feel much more natural. extended, draw a horizontal figure eight with your foot – note the different muscles that are 6) Climbing roundhouse drill – this drill consists of four roundhouse kicks, each done being worked by this drill. Repeat with your very, very slowly. From a fighting stance, left leg. visualizing an opponent standing in front of 3) Here are two side kick drills that will help to you, the first kick is to your opponent’s calf improve your leg strength, balance, control muscle, the second to the thigh area, the third and transitioning to other kicks, such as either to the ribs, and the final kick is head height. the front or back roundhouse. Leaning against Practising any of these kicks in your spare a wall to help with balance, and your sidekick time over the summer (remember – each extended, slowly raise and lower your foot one takes only about one minute) will help approximately one foot several times until improve many of the attributes necessary in your leg starts to tire. Change legs and repeat karate training such as speed, power, timing, with your other leg. balance, and coordination. In the next issue 4) Leaning against a wall with your sidekick of Sports Energy; some summer self-defence fully extended, draw a horizontal figure eight drills. approx. one and one half feet in length. For


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call 613-551-7874. Highland attire is pre-registrations is Thursday, encouraged and parental supervision July 28 at noon and can be done hile young athletes will be is requested. on the event website www. wowed by the achievements Events in the intermediate division of the older heavyweight athletes Highland attire is encouraged and include 10 lbs. Sheaf Toss; 12 lbs. in Maxville during Glengarry Hammer Throw; 12 lbs. Stone parental supervision is requested. Highland Games, they will also be Track and field Throw; 14 lbs. Weight for Distance able to compete themselves in the Young athletes can also participate and Caber Toss. intermediate and junior divisions. in the track and field event held on Junior Heavyweight Events The intermediate division is for Saturday, July 30. Track events are The junior heavyweight events are open to all ages, boys, and girls. Races male and female athletes aged 13 to 17 years old. The event will also being held on Saturday, July 30 are 60 metre, 200 metre, 400 metre, be held on Saturday, July 30 and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., with and 800 metre. Age categories are individuals are only able to compete registration being at 8:30 a.m. beside subject to change based on number of if they attend a local clinic or have the Sports Hall Of Fame building. racers. Registration can be done on practised with a person who does Age groups are three to five, six the day of the event between 12:30 and Highland Games heavy events. to eight, and nine to twelve. The 1:30 pm at the north end of the new For information on clinic dates athletes will compete in Sheaf Toss, grandstands or you can be done only at and/or registering to compete, Hammer Throw, Caber Toss, Discus contact Lyndon MacNaughton at Throw, Shot put, and Tug of War. before 12 midnight on Thursday, July The deadline for advanced 28th. or By Todd Anderson


What Makes a Good Chin? By Tony “The Fighting Writer” Luis on May 7. For 5 rounds, Khan was boxing beautifully. Working behind his jab and employing good movement and angles, he was outspeeding and largely befuddling the much larger and stronger Canelo. But in round 6, much like the tortoise and the hare, Khan got comfortable, and the slower Canelo caught up to him. Canelo found his money punch and that was all she wrote. One punch ne of the most often used changed the whole fight and erased phrases in boxing is, “man that all the good work Khan had done. guy’s got a great chin”, or, “dude’s There have been many fighters in got a glass jaw”. For a new fan being history with “glass jaws” that still introduced to boxing, what does managed to win world championships that mean? Having a good “chin” and carve out a legacy for themselves. in boxing is referred to a fighter’s Thomas “Hitman” Hearns would ability to absorb a hard punch and be the most popular example. The recover quickly. “Glass jaw” on the “Hitman” won world titles in five other hand, is the opposite. When weight divisions. His tall, lanky you smash glass, it almost always frame and tremendous power breaks. So when a fighter is prone to allowed him to move up over 50 crumbling the moment a hard punch pounds in his career and still compete hits him he develops a reputation as at an elite level. His resume becomes a fighter with a “glass jaw”. It has really impressive when you think of long been a mystery and subject of not only the guys being bigger and much debate. Why are some fighters stronger each time he moved up, but so resistant to punches, while others also his severe handicap; that chin. are not? We all train the same. We That defect! It let him down in some all harden our bodies and prepare for of his biggest fights. When a boxer every possible scenario, mentally and with a weak chin accomplishes as physically. Yet, the moment certain much or more as a boxer with a strong fighters are on the receiving end of chin, it makes you want to applaud a hard punch, game plan goes out him even more. There is much more the window and the fight changes, pressure on the boxer with the “glass or ends. Most recent example of jaw”. He can’t make mistakes. As this was Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan we saw with Canelo-Khan, Canelo


could afford to make more mistakes then Khan and lose rounds. His chin could withstand Khan’s punches and he had the magic eraser to break Khan’s. For five rounds, Khan was perfect. He had to be. Canelo made plenty of mistakes; Khan only had to make one. It cost him a win. It’s almost unfair. Khan sure looked like a Middleweight on May 7. He packed on the muscle and didn’t lose much speed. But you can’t pack muscles in your chin. Or can you?

Many theories have been raised as to what makes a good chin. Some say it’s genetics; a magic ingredient in your gene pool. You either have it or you don’t. If you don’t, tough bananas, keep those hands up! But there’s another theory. Last year, I had the pleasure and honour of eating lunch with fellow Canadian and reallife Rocky, George Chuvalo. I asked him his personal feelings as to why he was so impervious to punishment in the ring. Though it was mere speculation, he attributed it to his thick neck muscles. He dedicated a lot of time in the gym to various exercises strengthening his neck. His other answer was he kept that damn chin down! For this writer, I think it’s a combination of all theories mentioned. Speaking from personal experience, Chuvalo’s advice hit home for me. I rededicated myself to neck-strengthening exercises in the gym and I have felt the difference

Up the Glens 5 kilometre run

For runners aged 13 years and over the first annual Up the Glens Kilt run will take place on Saturday, July 30 at 4:30 p.m. The event is being scheduled during the closing of the Glengarry Highland Games in front of thousands of spectators. Cost of the event is $40 and includes admission to the Glengarry Highland Games, event shirt, bib, and timing device. All runners must wear a kilt and will be required to complete the course within an hour. Those taking longer will be detoured to an alternate finish at which the timing device will not register an official time. This is to ensure the schedule of closing events. Registration may be completed at

in my punch resistance. Maybe it’s a placebo effect or maybe George was on to something, or maybe it’s both! All that said, a stronger neck will make your head more resistant to suffering whiplash from a punch. Whiplash causes a fighter to lose consciousness. So if you can find ways to minimize that, like building a strong neck, you’re on a good path. Another way to avoid losing consciousness and protecting that chinny-chin-chin, is keeping it down! Tuck that little guy up against your chest, move that head, and keep those hands up! Another way to prevent getting knocked out is to work your butt off in the gym. When a fighter gets tired, his flaws begin to show. He’ll make more mistakes and leave himself open for punches. He won’t anticipate the punches coming at him because he’s focused on catching his breath. The punch you don’t see hurts much more than the one you can see; because if you can see it, you can avoid it. So get in shape, and stay in shape! Don’t go into a fight worrying when you’ll start gasping for air. In conclusion, there is not one magic answer or one word to explain how one can develop or improve his “glass” jaw. A combination of elements plays a factor; genetics, technique, strength training, and conditioning. And if none of those are doing the trick, I suggest ballet! Where one can hold their head high with no worries of repercussions!

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Ty Celone Qualifies for Canadian Junior Boys Championship By Molly Kett


his August first through to the fifth, local golfer Ty Celone will be playing in the Canadian Junior Boys Championships in St. John’s Newfoundland at Clovelly Golf Club. This honour comes after Celone qualified in the top 5 at the CN Future Links Ontario Junior Boys Championship in Midland. Celone played three rounds in Midland, placing fourth out of around ninety boys, shooting rounds of 73-72 and 72. If you’ve been following Celone’s golf accomplishments thus far, this is just another step in quite a successful golf career at such a

young age, with plenty more to come. “It felt great to qualify for the Canadian Junior Championship this early in the season because it takes a lot of stress off of the game,” says Celone. “The Canadian Junior is kind of the major Canadian event all of us players strive to make it too and to qualify at a field of 90 players with only 6 spots made it feel a little more satisfying.” Stay tuned for more updates on Celone, as he is sure to continue his golfing success. Ty Celone practising at the Midland golf course for CN Future Link Ontario Qualifier.

Whistle Stops The “Team” has just completed Issue # 44, and as always, I would like to thank Lynn (Graphic Design), Margo (Editor), Gary (Sales), Bernadette (Website), our writers Todd, Molly, Victoria, Jordan, Derrick, and Ashley, our editorial columnists, Jim, Jorge, Dave and Tony, The Sports Panel, Gilles, Jake, Jim, our distribution locations, our advertisers and of course the people who are featured in our stories. I hope you enjoy # 44

Congrat’s to Coach & GM Jason Clarke and the Carleton Place Canadians who recently had two players drafted into the NHL. Brett Murray (4th round Buffalo Sabres and Colton Point (5th round Dallas Stars). The Canadians have a local connection with Scout Lynd McDonald working with the Canadians organization. Hard to believe, it’s already playoff time for both the Akwesasne Indians Jr “B” team and the Cornwall Celtics Jr “C” team.

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The Jr “A” Colt’s have created a Scholarship Fund for non-NCAA bound players. The first fundraiser is a golf day scheduled for Wed July 13th @ Summerheights Golf Club. Great to see another example of Sports helping athletes with their educational goals. Congrat’s to the organizers and fighters who put on a show at the Nav Centre hosting an MMA event. Hey Kids, circle July 19th and plan to attend the Kids’ Day in Lamoureux Park, hosted by the Cornwall Multisport Club. The event is free and is open to kids 16 and under. For more info go to Congrat’s also to all the High School students who participated in various school sports this year. Some will be back next year, while others will move on to new challenges at the University level. Winners never Quit and Quitters Never Win, Signing out until next Month Mike Piquette, Publisher

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he Cornwall Celtics Bantam #1 lacrosse team participated in the Northumberland - Nemesis Clash Lacrosse Tournament, June 3-5, 2016 in Cobourg, ON and earned themselves a championship title. The team won 2 of 3 in the preliminaries by outscoring the Barrie Bombers 9-3 and the Clarington Green Gaels #2 9-0. The team’s only loss of the tourney came at the hands of the Oshawa Blue Knights 4-2. In the semi-finals the Celtics beat their arch rivals Gloucester Griffins #1 4-1 and advanced to the finals. In the championship game, the Celtics avenged their loss

to the Blue Knights by scoring 4 unanswered goals in the 3rd period and beat Oshawa 5-4. The Celtics Bantam #1 player roster includes Daylon Ezard, Cameron Fraser, Connor Hum, Landen Sinfield, Ben Houle, Seamus O’Connell, Brock Turcotte, Ewan McMaster, Tyler Bowen, Shane Gaudreau, Steven Williams, Kieran McRae, Isaac MacDougall, Oliver Hughes, Kaleb Malyon, Alex Dovas, and Colby Dobbins. The bench staff includes Head Coach Tom Hughes, Assistant Coaches Mike Fawthrop and D’Arcy O’Connell, Trainer Owen Hughes and Manager Stan Hum.


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The sports world recently lost two influential sports heroes, Muhammad Ali and Gordie Howe. What are your comments on their careers and the impact they had on their sports? Gilles Gaudet - Sports Enthusiast - “The Greatest” and “Mr. Hockey”, two terms of endearment, aptly describing sports legends Ali and Howe. Gordie made his mark in hockey, combining power and skill in a manner that no one had ever seen before. He terrorized opponents with his deft skills and vicious physical play, with longevity rivalling Methuselah. Ali was and is, one of the most revered icons in the history of the world. The brash young man from Louisville was a boxer par excellence, with talents only exceeded by his flamboyant boastful predictions. On the world stage, he became a role model for blacks, inspiring and challenging them to achieve the greatness that he aspired to. He transitioned from being a polarizing objector to the Vietnam War, to a global symbol of peace and freedom, beloved and respected by all. These two great men can now rest in peace, it’s well deserved. Jake Lapierre - Conditioning Coach - Gordie Howe, the Canadian farm boy who worked all his remarkable life, earned the respect and awe that came with being “Mr. Hockey”. Gordie could put his team ahead with a timely goal or even the score with opponents with his elbows and fists. I remember my grandfather cursing Gordie every time he stepped onto the ice against The Rocket Richard or Beliveau. If there’s anything hockey fans love, it’s a hard working leave it all on the ice, all heart, tough rugged, humble grass roots hockey player; that was Gordie. Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr “aka Muhammad Ali” born in the segregated southern US, was arguably the sport of boxing most celebrated athlete. Muhammad Ali became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964. He developed his persona in the ring and in front of the media cameras. I still recall the media frenzy over Cassius changing his name, announcing his Muslim religion and his controversial refusal of military service. Ali never backed down from a challenge; regardless of all the distractions around him (self-imposed or otherwise) Muhammad Ali still managed to float like a butterfly, sting like a bee and proved he was the greatest. Jim Riddell - Seaway Karate Club Gordie Howe and Muhammad Ali were arguably each the best ever in their respective sports. “Mr. Hockey” and “The Greatest” had abilities that were far superior to most of their opposition, and both had exceptionally long careers. Howe played 26 seasons in the NHL, then 6 more in the WHA, still taking a regular shift at age 52. Howe finished top 5 in NHL scoring for 20 consecutive years and averaged well over a point per game during his career. Ali won Olympic Gold in 1960, turned pro and in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history KO’d Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight title in 1964. Stripped of his title in 1967 for refusing to go to Viet Nam, Ali was not allowed to fight and did not return to the ring until late 1970. In another major upset in 1974 Ali KO’d the undefeated George Foreman to win back the title, then successfully defended it ten times over the next four years. Over the duration of his career Muhammad Ali won 56 fights and defeated eight heavyweight champions. Gordie Howe and Muhammad Ali each transcended their sports. Both were icons and living legends, two of the most beloved athletes of all time.


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Daniel Waugh, Local Physiotherapist, Discusses Golf Injuries and How to Prevent Them By Molly Kett


wenty-seven-year-old Daniel Waugh, a local Titleist Performance Institute Certified Practitioner (certified under FitForeGolf), is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has just finished his sports physiotherapy certification. With plenty of experience under his belt, he has some terrific advice and information for all golfers both casual and professional.

before playing the sport, in order swing.” to make sure the body is flexible His main advice when it comes and that the muscles are able to go to advice for golfers is to not let an through the range of motion and the injury go without treatment. strength required to actually carry out the swing appropriately. “If you are having trouble with In order to analyze a golf injury, your swing or any pain while Waugh screens the patient’s body golfing, go talk to your health care first to make sure he knows how provider and have your movement screened. There is a very high that particular body is moving. likelihood that the issue you are “A lot of the time that will tell having with your swing is stemming us why they’re getting hurt in their golf swing,” says Waugh. “We from a dysfunctional movement relate that back to the golf swing to pattern,” says Waugh. “You should see where and why the body may be always base your swing on your failing in their golf swing and then own physical capabilities and usually there’s a high correlation movement patterns. This will result between the patient’s injury and in a higher likelihood of staying what we see with their movement injury free.”

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teeing off, one of those golfers is golfing with an injury whether that’s recreational or even up to professional and PGA levels,” says Waugh.

However, with recreational golfers it’s not as often that golf is causing the injuries but rather they’re trying to play golf while having a pre-existing injury, with golf making it worse.

Waugh says most golf injuries In terms of golf injuries, Waugh are preventable. typically sees a real range. “One of the big things for golfers “Statistics will show that low is to make sure they actually have back pain is the number one injury an adequate warm-up and to make within golf but you can really see sure that their body is prepared to a little bit of everything. Usually handle the stresses of the rounds it changes from male to female as and being able to be strong enough well; low backs are pretty consistent and mobile enough to actually between the two. In female golfers handle what the golf swing requires you’ll tend to see a little more wrist from the body,” says Waugh. “The and elbow injuries and then in male biggest thing would be parking golfers you tend to see a little bit their car, unloading their clubs, more shoulder and elbow; and hips heading to the first tee and teeing kind of come close behind both of off. A golfer’s more likely to get those for males and females,” says injured off of the first few holes out Waugh. of anywhere else and that’s because Waugh says golf injuries are very there’s really poor warm-up habits common. with golfers from amateurs to pro. “The statistics in North America Waugh suggests general is for every foursome that’s strengthening and conditioning

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A Surge of Orange on the Ball Field By Dan Piche


ecently, a new surge of orange has been seen on baseball diamonds throughout Eastern Ontario as the Seaway Surge Ball Club is competing in its inaugural season. The arrival of the Seaway Surge is a natural evolution and testament to the growth of baseball in Eastern Ontario. Similar to what has happened with hockey the past 15-20 years with the establishment of AA and AAA programs for more skilled and competitive kids, the Surge are filling that same need on the baseball diamond. There are already similar programs in the Ottawa area playing in the Ontario Baseball Association, but the Surge have established a boundary that provides high level competitive baseball opportunities to young ball players from the Ontario/ Quebec border to Kingston and north, to just south of Ottawa. The club currently has four teams: mosquito, major peewee, minor bantam, and minor midget with each team drawing players from throughout Eastern Ontario, including the Cornwall area. At the older ages of Bantam and Midget, the teams play in the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association, playing against teams from Ottawa, Kingston, and even as far as Toronto. While at the younger ages, they play at the Select level of Baseball Ontario, playing in exhibition games, double-headers, and select tournaments throughout the region. Kids at this age can also continue to play with their Little League house league teams. The idea to join the Ontario Baseball Association was started last season as there was a desire by many local Little League coaches and players to have a longer ball season, and to have an opportunity

to play at a more competitive level against teams both inside and outside of Eastern Ontario. In past seasons, competitive ball would not start until the middle of June, and would be wrapped up by the third or last week of July, depending on whether or not you were fortunate enough to make it to the Provincials. This season, by the middle of June each of these teams had played over a dozen games and had been on the diamonds since the end of April. If there were any doubters as to the length of the season and quality of play, you need to look no further than the Peewee team. On June 4th, they played in their 15th and 16th games of the season, winning both ends of double-header against the local power-house East-Nepean Eagles who finished second in the country last season. When they met this year, the Eagles were just getting started while the Surge were already in mid-season form. Before the season started, many players at all age levels went down to the State University of New York (SUNY) in Canton for indoor training sessions during the winter. Having access to the multi-million dollar facility and being taught by their coaching staff and players has paid huge dividends on the field. “It’s exciting” says Jason Broad, coach of the peewee team. “By drawing players from throughout the area and by exposing them to more ball and better ball, we’ve been able to compete against the bigger clubs and to participate in tournaments that we may have shied away from in the past”. The Surge rosters are made up from all over the area. Locally, Michael Edwards, Parker Ouderkirk, Wyatt Zimmer, Shane McFarlane, and Bailey Geneau are amongst the Cornwall players who are playing

for the Surge this season. There are also kids from Brockville, Prescott, and from the townships and villages of Kemptville, Williamsburg, Morrsiburg, Winchester, North Gower, and South Gower. Seaway are playing their home games in Brockville, Cornwall, Chesterville, and Kemptville to help the organization gain exposure around the area. “Hopefully with the exposure it will encourage not just the other kids at these age groups to come out next year, but also younger kids to play baseball”, Bantam Coach Steve White said. “Baseball seems to be blowing up at the younger ages, I think probably because of the success of the Blue Jays. I can’t help but think the success of the Blue Jays is going to rejuvenate and replenish the system a little bit, let’s hope at least.” With the growth of ball expected to continue, it is important that there’s an opportunity for all players to play at the level that they are best suited to play. The Seaway Surge may be in their inaugural season, but they have already filled a gap for those players wishing to play at a higher level without having to commit to an Ottawa based team. The Surge will be hosting a tournament from July 7th to 10th. With 32 teams expected to participate, some from as far as Southern Ontario and NY State, people are encouraged to come out to catch some great baseball games. When you see kids at the age of 12 hitting balls over a 270 foot fence, or striking out players by mixing in a 70 mph fast ball with a nasty slider or change-up, you will see what all the Orange Surge fuss is about.

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What is the best advice you can give me to fix my slice? Moe Bellefeuille

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Certified Golf Instructor o fix a slice, first you need to understand what causes it. The simplest explanation is the path of your club is going in one direction while the club face itself points in another. These opposing forces on the ball cause it to spin on an angled axis one you hit it. In some cases, simply getting your club face closed can fix the issue. Try keeping your nose pointed more towards your back heel at address, this is an old trick Nicklaus used, and you can spot Spieth using it as well to control the club face.


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he unfortunate reality is that a large majority of players--maybe 90 percent--struggle with a slice. They don’t have a good grip, their stance is too open, and the clubface is open at impact. One of the most common mistakes I see from golfers who struggle with slicing is improper aim and alignment. The first and most important key to getting rid of a slice is to stop opening your stance; doing this will force a swing path that cuts across the ball from outside to inside the target line, adding more slice spin. The solution? Square your shoulders so they’re parallel to the target. The other thing that causes a slice is an open clubface. Try taking some practice swings and when you finish, try having the face of the club pointing straight down. This drill will help you with the release of the club through impact.

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f you have a slice you can join the majority of golfers who come for lessons! Besides “consistency” it’s probably the second-most common problem cited by those looking to improve their swing. The first thing you want to do it check your alignment. Often when a golfer starts hitting the ball off target, they will compensate by changing their alignment to compensate for what they expect to be a “banana ball”. Unfortunately, this only amplifies the problem. Slices are caused by a combination of swing path and club face at impact. I f your swing path “cuts” or “slices” across the ball you will be imparting unwanted spin which will result in a crooked ball flight. Add to this a club head that is not square at impact and you will be losing many a ball in the trees. First and foremost make sure you are aligned square to your target. Second, practise with small swings keeping your non-target shoulder inside or square to your target line at impact, while you allow your arms to fully extend down the target line. This will prevent you from making the “over-the-top” motion often associated with a slice. Third, make sure you allow your arms and club head to fully extend at and beyond impact!

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his is one of the questions we hear quite often. A slice is created by coming over the top, when your swing comes from the outside in towards your body, creating side spin. This is an easy fix but you will need to practise a little to get this feeling. When you take the club back, rotate your body and the arms follow, as you rotate back towards the ball the arms follow your body back to the ball. One explanation I like to use as an example is the golf swing is similar to a baseball swing. Take your stance, take a practice swing as you would with a baseball bat, your body rotates as well as your wrists. Apply this same swing now to the golf ball and it should help reduce or correct your slice.

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Tagwi Student Sets New Track Record The 13-year-old was competing in track and field for the first time. He quickly fell in love with the events and is appreciative of the words of encouragement track athletes receive from fellow competitors. He also says practising for track events has made him a better overall athlete, moving faster and finding his comfort zones easier ... coincidentally key focus areas for the long jump. “In my opinion to be a good long jumper is to have a fast run up, and jump at somewhat of an angle. You find what works for you as you progress but this way you’re not jumping too low or too high. It should be balanced.” Receiving some quality coaching also helps. “(Ms. MacSweyn) has helped me with getting in a zone where I know what I have to do to fulfill my goals,” says McNairn, a resident of Avonmore. “Even for team sports there’s something about her that makes us pumped and ready for

whatever is next.” MacSweyn is impressed with McNairn’s first experiences in track and field. “Justin is a very gifted athlete. He’s a natural at any sport I’ve coached him at Tagwi including soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, and track. He’s fast, and boy can he jump. His speed down the runway is definitely an asset for his distance when jumping. I can’t say that I had any part in his success. All I did was get him where he needed to be at the track meet that day.” Along with his new involvement in track and field, McNairn also plays competitive soccer with the Glengarry Hearts, broomball in Finch and Russell, summer broomball, indoor soccer, and many other sports. While he set the Upper Canada Cup record at 4.75 metres, McNairn notes his personal best recorded by his gym teacher is 4.90 metres.

Tagwi Intermediate School Grade 7 student Justin McNairn displays the medal he received after winning the junior boys’ long jump event at the Upper Canada Cup in Brockville on June 14.

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agwi Intermediate School student Justin McNairn has set a new standard in Upper Canada in the junior boys’ long jump. McNairn’s leap of 4.75 metres during the Upper Canada Cup track and field event at Thousand Island Secondary School in Brockville on June 14 is the furthest jump any junior boy has ever made. “I was very proud of myself and in disbelief I set the record,” said McNairn. “I had no idea what the record was previously, nor did I think I would come close. I had just done my first jump and jogged back to the line of other boys waiting to jump. We would share how far we jumped. So I did and everyone said I had broken the record. Later after the final jumps we went to the man who was recording our jumps and he then congratulated me on

beating the record. My actual goal in all events was just to place in top 10.” Those other events included the 100 metre and 200 metre races where he placed second in both, as well as the Grade 8 4x100 metre relay team (along with Schuyler Schellenberg, Ben Pineault, and Seth Grant) where they placed third. It was a busy day for the Grade 7 student, as recalled by his teacher and coach Tammy MacSweyn. “He did his first (long) jump then I rushed him over to the track for the relay qualification heat. Then he went immediately back to long jump for his second attempt. Then we realized his 200 metre final was lined up at the starting line while he was waiting for his final jump. He ran to the race, finished 2nd, then ran back to complete his third jump. Justin beat the previous Upper Canada Cup junior boy’s long jump record by 25 centimetres.”

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Talented Pro Class Leads Another Full Slate at Glengarry Highland Games


ike every other event, this year’s edition of the Glengarry Highland Games will boast a tremendously talented group of heavyweight events athletes who will descend on Maxville, July 29 and 30. The divisions this year include junior, intermediate, amateur, open professional, women, and masters. Many of the athletes attending have previously achieved #1 ranking in other prestigious competitions around the world. “The professional competitors come from across Canada, however, there are also local athletes in all three pro divisions,” says one of the event organizers Tammy MacSweyn, “Lisa MacDonald and Tiffany DiRico in the pro women, Jason Baines in the pro men, and Ron Graham in the masters. Come on out and cheer on our hometown competitors!” Judged by Almonte’s Neil Lowry, a former competitor, this year’s professional crop will feature many familiar faces. Making their way to

Maxville this year will be Dalkeith’s Jason Baines; Belgrade, Maine’s Will Barron; Tarrytown, New York’s Dave Barron; Powassan, Ontario’s Markus Wand; Greenwood Nova Scotia’s Danny Frame; Antigonish, Nova Scotia’s Matthew Doherty; Grafton, Ontario’s Paul Boundy; Chilliwach, British Columbia’s Josh Goldthorp; High River Alberta’s Joel Thiessen; Calgary, Alberta’s Rob Young; and Horsham, England’s Jacob Fast. The open professional events are held on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The events include: Stone (20lbs.); Weight/Distance (56lbs.); Weight/ Distance (28lbs); Hammer (22lbs.); Hammer (16lbs.); Weight/Height (56lbs.); Sheaf (20lbs.); Caber (Regulation) and Challenge Caber (this is the final competition and to qualify for this event the athlete must have successfully turned the Regulation Caber at least once.) There is a special award for this event. Matthew Doherty will look to defend his championship from 2015.

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