The Seaway Intermediate Spartans defeated South Grenville 1-0 in the championship game of an all-day tournament on the home field last Tuesday to earn the right to advance to the Intermediate Soccer Championships coming up in Kemptville on Tuesday, October 18. On their way to the local championship the girls defeated St. Mary/St. Cecilia, 5-0, St. Marks, 4-0, and South Grenville 4-0 behind the unbeatable goaltending of Kendra Buter. “It was an outstanding team effort,” said coach Robin Gibbs of the Spartans win. Pictured above members of the team are, kneeling l-r, Sierre Swindells, Abigail Macmillan, Sophia Currier, Brynn Gilmour, Emma Barkley, Emily Hector and Hailey Markell. Goalkeep Kendra Buteer is in front. Back, l-r, are Sierra Dodge, Courtney Casselman, Teisha Mullin, Allison Waytowich, Jessica Ferguson, Mackenzie Whyte, Jane van Moorsel, Taylor Casselman, Sydney Runions and Logan Millward. In the action above, Brynn Gilmour has control of the ball and teammate Emily Hector (back left) is waiting for the pass. Jane van Moorsel is pictured throwing the ball in.
Every year for nine years, since January 2003 to be exact, Morrisburg resident Florence Oglestone has been organizing the Walking Club.
“I started basically because I wanted to walk indoors,” she said. “I approached the Operating Engineers to see if they were agreeable.”
Since then, walkers have been enjoying a warm, safe ‘home’ in the hallways of the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario facility, which is located on the eastern outskirts of Morrisburg.
Oglestone was originally quite surprised by the positive reception to the club: “I thought just a few people would show up and a lot of people showed up.”
On average, Oglestone says she has about 20 to 25 walkers. Most walkers, according to Oglestone, choose to join the club in their pursuit for health and wellness, which includes a place to walk sheltered from the elements.
Walking provides more than just physical health benefits. As Henry David Thoreau once said: “Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”
Members can walk anytime during the specified hours set by the facility, which work around the schedules of the Engineers training classes and the T.R. Leger classes. From Monday to Friday, walkers are welcome any time between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the facility is available from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
The Walking Club is a mere $12 per calendar year and covers the coldest months: January 1st to March 31st, and October 1st to December 31st.
For more information, contact Florence at 613-543-2445.
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As the regular season winds down the South Dundas Midget B House Lions are winding up, this week adding a pair of strokes to their win column as they hold solidly to their second place standing in the Southeast division of the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League.
The Lions got it rolling last Wednesday night (January 21) in Morrisburg, with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Brockville #2 Braves, and then on Saturday, they collected a big 9-3 win over the South Stormont #2 Selects.
Tyler Nelson (from Matt Backes) and Logan Hummel (from Kody Arsenault and Drew Gillard) gave the Lions a 2-0 first period lead against the Selects.
The Selects charged back in the second period with Ty Fetterly and Andrew Lalonde goals to tie the game at 2-2.
But the Lions quickly recovered with two goals from Nelson, the first unassisted and the second with help from Ewen Baril on the Lions power play.
The Lions carried their 4-2 lead into the third period and then stretched it to 6-2 with a power play goal from Drew Gillard, assisted by Nicolaassen and a Nicolaassen counter assisted by Matt Backes.
Bailey Gillard finished the Selects scoring with 8:40 left on the clock, setting the stage for another three Lions goals.
Logan Hummel counted the first assisted by Jonathan Mayhew and then it was over to Noah Picotte for a pair. Tyler Nelson and Cassie Hummel assisted on the first and Nelson added his help on the second for the 9-3 Lions win.
Last Wednesday night, the Lions took a slim 1-0 first period lead against the Brockville 2 Braves on a Kody Arsenault goal assisted by Mitchell Woodward and Drew Gillard.
Their 1-0 advantage lasted until early in the second period when Josh Smith struck for the Braves to even it 1-1.
From then on the Lions took charge with goals from Matt Backs, Drew Gillard and Woodward which allowed them to carry a 4-1 lead into the third period.
Mason Cottie got one early on for the Braves to make it 4-2 but that was it, and the Lions held on for the 4-2 win.
Earning assists on the three second period goals were Woodward, Noah Picotte, Tyler Nelson, Cassie Hummel and Backes.
South Grenville 2s lead the division with 28 points, while the Lions are in second spot with nine wins, eight losses and three ties for 21 points. Third place is held by the NGS 2s with 12 points.
The Lions will be on the road for their next game and will be on home ice February 4 at 8 p.m.
The regular season schedule wraps up for the UCMHL on Sunday, February 15.