House Burns while Firemen Look On
On Sunday, May 15th, many local residents could smell smoke hanging in the damp air. It was neither a barbeque nor a woodstove, but an abandoned house and barn set ablaze by local firefighters. The burning exercises were carried out throughout the day, culminating in the destruction of both structures by late afternoon. Firefighters utilized the abandoned structures to carry out training exercises.
The firefighters were able to try out this ladder truck which is on loan from Alabama. Golf
The first ETIAC golf tournament was the Stanstead College tournament which took place in Cowansville on May 3rd. The tournament was stopped after nine holes due to cold and very wet weather. The low gross for that tournament was Will Camber from Alexander Galt. The second was the Richmond Regional and was held at the Orford golf club on May 11th. Will Camber and Charlie Raymond (Richmond Regional) both shot 81 for a tie for low gross after regulation, but Will Camber eagled the first play-off hole while Charlie made a par giving Will the low gross trophy. Stanstead College has continued their strong play with wins at both tournaments. Tournament number three, the AGRHS tournament, was held on Friday, May 13th at the Old Lennoxville Golf Course – results should be available next week. Bishop’s College School will host a tournament on May 17th at the Dufferin Heights Golf Club and the finals will be held on May 31st at RichmondMelbourne. Rugby
In rugby, Bishop’s College School has hosted two league games so far. In senior girls rugby,
BCS beat Galt 32 to 5 last week, May 4th. BCS scorers were Sammy Ewing 10 points, Victoria Leblond 10 pts, Jahel De Olivares 5 pts, Jodi Chan 5 pts, and Marcela Atamayo 2 pts. In the second game, May 11th, BCS beat Massey Vanier Regional 36 to 0. BCS scorers were Sammy Ewing 10 pts, Marcela Atamavo 11 pts, Jodi Chan 5 pts, Helene Babakissa 5 pts and Cindy Lee 5 pts.
In boys senior rugby, BCS beat Galt 50 to 3. BCS scorers: Ryan HardingMarlin 5 pts, Nic Charlton 5 pts, James Andrews 10 pts, Ty Price 6 pts, CharlesAlexis Lalande 5 pts, Bryce Russell 5 pts, Lars Heinzkyll 9 pts and Tyler Fraser 5 pts. The Galt scorer was Ryan Maclean with 3 pts. In the second game, May 11th, BCS beat MVR 39 to 10. BCS scorers: Ryan Harding 5pts, Parham Zaiem Zadeh 5 pts., James Andrews 5 pts., Ty Price 7 pts , Tyler Fraser 5 pts, Charles-Alexis Lalande 5 pts and Lars Heizkyll 7 pts. MVR scorers: Gerald Lafond 5 pts., Jonathan Barriault 5 pts.
In exhibition play, the BCS Girls First 15 team went to Essex Junction, Vt. on Saturday, May 7th and had an excellent experience playing their town team. The final score was BCS 32 and Essex 10 and the BCS team was very appreciative of the hospitality shown by the team and fans of the Essex team. For the BCS Boys First team it was a home exhibition match against Seminaire de Sherbrooke on Saturday, May 7th. This was a wellplayed game for both squads, exhibiting some solid rugby and in the end, Seminaire came away as winners with a 24 - 12 final score.
In junior play the BCS junior boys team hosted a fun rugby day on Saturday May 7th with teams from Richmond Regional, Chateauguay Valley Regional, Selwyn House School, ecole secondaire de Bromptonville and Stanstead College all playing in 7›s matches. There were no winners or awards given out, but all schools had the opportunity to play three games against different opponents and a great day of rugby was experienced by all involved.
On Tuesday, May 10th the Alexander Galt junior girls travelled to BCS for the first meeting of the year between these two schools. Both teams played very hard and the final score was BCS 36 and AGR 0.
Firefighters from other departments around the Townships took part in the ‘live burn’ training exercise along with the Stanstead firefighters.