New Nike Uni­forms Has Piper Ath­let­ics Fly­ing

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Han­nah Bowen, Jazzy Aldrich Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

An­other school year has be­gun for Alexan­der Galt Re­gional High School and along with it, an­other sports sea­son. Galt`s ath­letes donned their new NIKE uni­forms as they en­tered the fields for their first games of the sea­son last week thanks to a gen­er­ous grant from the Til­lot­son Foun­da­tion and the Piper Clas­sic Golf Tour­na­ment. Sev­eral spec­ta­tors also wit­nessed a suc­cess­ful re­vival of the Ban­tam Football pro­gram af­ter a three-year ab­sence.

Soc­cer Roundup:

The Ban­tam girls soc­cer team had a great start to the sea­son, with an 8-0 win over the Rich­mond Raiders. Mar­i­ane Noel scored 4 goals, Adri­anna Whalen scored 2 goals and Léanne Mar­mon­nier and Caro­line Fisette each scored once.

The Ju­nior Girls soc­cer team started their sea­son with a whop­ping 11-0 win over the BCS Bears. The Pipers scored early and of­ten in this con­test as for­ward Sarah Landry scored 4 goals while Shan­non Brouil­lette net­ted a hat-trick. Me­gan Pax­ton hit the score sheet twice while Kelsey Burn­ham and Me­gan Buzzell rounded out the scor­ing for the Lady Pipers.

The Se­nior Girls soc­cer team had just as suc­cess­ful a start to their by win­ning 3 out of 4 of their games at the Stanstead In­vi­ta­tional Soc­cer Tour­na­ment. The girls from Galt shut out Sa­cred Heart from Mon­treal in game one with a 1-0 win as striker Han­nah Horni­brook pot­ted the game-win­ning goal. The girls from Galt were shut out in game two by the Spar­tans from Stanstead Col­lege and lost 2-0. The Lady Pipers started Game 3 with more en­ergy and it paid huge div­i­dends as they shut out BCS 3-0. Ha­ley Pinkston got the girls go­ing early and Eliza Stevens and Myr­iam Elkas added in­sur­ance to se­cure the vic­tory. Galt ended the tour­na­ment in fine style as they downed The Study from Mon­treal 4-0. Vet­eran striker Cort­ney Burn­ham scored two goals early while cap­tain Lind­say Moore scored a beau­ti­ful goal of her own and Horni­brook scored her sec­ond goal of the tour­na­ment to round out the scor­ing. Alexe Bibeau was cred­ited with three tremen­dous shut outs for the en­tire tour­na­ment.

Diego de Alba Ramos scored two late goals to lift the Jr. Boys Soc­cer team to a 3-1 win over the Vik­ings from Massey Vanier. For­ward Matthew Horni­brook scored the other lone Piper goal.

The Se­nior Boys started off their sea­son with a very in­tense 3-3 tie against Massey Vanier. Vet­eran Bran­don Des­ruis­seux scored his sec­ond of two goals with 30 sec­onds re­main­ing to tie up the game. Striker Alex Mckin­ney fin­ished off a nifty pass­ing play to round out the scor­ing. Rookie Justin School­craft scored his first goal as a Piper as the lit­tle Ban­tam Boys Soc­cer Team lost to a much big­ger Massey Vanier team 5-1. Football:

The Ban­tam Boys Football team got back onto the field Sun­day morn­ing for the first time in three years and they made their school proud by win­ning a very en­ter­tain­ing football game 34-24 over La Poudriere from Drum­mondville. Run­ning back Jarod Stone was a force to reckon with on the field the en­tire game as he scored 3 touch­downs to lift the team to vic­tory. Michael Vil­leneuve scored his first touch­down as a Piper to com­plete the scor­ing for the Pipers. Hope­fully this is a sign that the team is a force to be reck­oned with.

Poly­va­lente Be­langer from St. Martin, Que­bec ru­ined the home opener for the Se­nior Boys Football team by de­feat­ing them 20-13. Full­back Sean Gid­dings scored one touch­down on a 7 yard run and tail­back Loic Des­fos­ses con­verted on a 12 yard pass from quar­ter­back Chad Buck to give the Pipers a 13-7 lead at the half. How­ever De­fos­ses sus­tained bad knee in­jury at the end of the sec­ond quar­ter and was forced to leave the game as well as the rest of the sea­son. With De­fos­ses out of the line up the Pipers lost a lot of speed and it showed in the sec­ond half as the team from St. Martin scored two ma­jors to seal the vic­tory.

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Galt’s Ban­tam football team saw ac­tion for the first time in three years, beat­ing Drum­mondville with a score of 34 to 24, ear­lier this month.

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