Perry Mackinnon Best Runner In Quebec
AlexanderGalt’s Perry Mackinnon was crowned the top cross-country runner in all of Quebec this past weekend at the RSEQ Provincial championships in Amos, Quebec. The 16-year old won the gold medal in the juvenile category after completing the six kilometer race 23 seconds faster the second place finisher. The wet weather and muddy conditions didn’t seem to affect the elite runner as he maintained a high speed from beginning to end. The grade 11 student will continue to train in the off season as he plans to continue running at the College and University levels while he earns his degrees. Galt’s won gold at the RSEQ provincial championships, making him the Rene Gauthier’s running best High school runner in the team looked to repeat as champrovince! pions as they went into the final meet at BCS with a 17-point lead and his team performed to his expectations. Meganne Paquette Labrecque and Amelie Provencher got the team off on the right track early as they both won their respective senior and junior girls categories. Nicole Littlejohn added critical points with a silver medal and her best finish of her career. Mackinnon blew the senior boys category away as he had done all year and picked up some valuable points on the boys’ side to help Galt maintain its 17 point lead over second place BCS and the league banner.
Thursday afternoon Julie Huard’s girls traveled down highway 55 to take on the Richmond Raiders in the pouring rain. The little Pipers needed a win or tie to clinch the banner in the final regular season game of the year. The rain and mud made it difficult for both sides to move the ball and players from both sides slipping and sliding all over the field. However Galt’s Stirling Hamilton managed to stay on her feet long enough to score two crucial goals as Galt and Richmond battled to a 2-2 draw. The tie was all the Pipers needed to clinch the league banner.
Two days later the league champions took on Stanstead College in the ETIAC semi finals. After leading the league in goals during the regular season, Jaya Gregoire continued her clutch play in the play offs with two goals to lead Galt to a 2-0 victory and a trip to the championship game. In the finals got took on their arch rival Massey-Vanier form Cowansville. Once again Gregoire provided the only offence of the game with a nice goal 15 minutes into the contest. The Vikings did not have many opportunities to score throughout the game as they looked very tired coming off a thrilling triple overtime win over Richmond Regional in the other semi final. The Pipers controlled most of the game and held on to defeat the Vikings 1-0 to claim their 10th consecutive play-off championship.
Coach Andrew Hynd’s football team needed a win Sunday afternoon on Halsall Field to clinch their division title and they did just that with a 29-1 win over Montignac from Lac Megantic. Running back William Simard provided most of the offense with three rushing touchdowns and 147 yards on the day. Matt Sullivan Weare chipped in a major of his own. Quarterback Tyler McBean had his best game of the year as he spread the ball around to all of his receivers. The Piper defense swarmed the Montignac offense all game and dominated them on the muddy line thanks to the effort of Vinny Comeau who was named player of the game. The Pipers will host Montcalm in the semi final play off game next Saturday on Halsall Field at 1:00.
scored three touchdowns to help the Pipers win their division.