Sports at the Highland Games

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor The Glen­garry Highland Games take place in Maxville this week­end, with var­i­ous sports events among the high­lights.

The am­a­teur heavy­weights get things rolling bright and early Fri­day morn­ing (Aug. 3 at 8 a.m.) on the south in­field. The slate of sched­uled ath­letes in­cludes lo­cal com­peti­tors Liam MacNaughto­n, Rory Cameron, Adam Hur­tubise, Steven Van den Oete­laar, and Kevin McLeod.

Ath­letes com­pete in dis­ci­plines such as stone throw, weight for dis­tance, weight for height, ham­mer throw, sheaf toss, and caber.

The women’s pro­fes­sional heavy­weights com­pe­ti­tion is sched­uled for a 10 a.m. start, over­lap­ping with the am­a­teur men and shar­ing the in­field. Amongst county ath­letes on the slate are Lisa MacDonald and Laura Reusseur.

Be­gin­ning at 1 p.m., at the con­clu­sion of the am­a­teurs, the masters will take to the in­field. Lee MacKin­non and Ron Gra­ham will carry

There’s also rugby 7s on Satur­day, with the cham­pi­onship games to be played on the in­field, start­ing at 2:30 p.m. The event memo­ri­al­izes Nate ‘The Scots­man’ MacRae and his love of the game.

Ways to par­tic­i­pate

First up, to­day, Aug. 1, is the Highland Games golf tour­na­ment. It’s the fifth year of the event, which takes place at the Glen­garry Golf and Coun­try Club, in Alexan­dria, be­gin­ning at 11 a.m.

On Satur­day, at 9 a.m., the 3rd an­nual Up the Glens Kilt Run, a 5 km race, starts and fin­ishes at the beer tent.

Sports for the kids

Satur­day’s ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren in­clude the ju­nior heavy­weights, a scaled-down com­pe­ti­tion of Scot­tish sports, for the younger set. This takes place on the grounds be­hind the Sports Hall of Fame build­ing.

Track races for kids take place in the af­ter­noon.

Pre- reg­is­tra­tion for both is en­cour­aged, avail­able on­line un­til noon Aug. 2, at https://goo.gl/Ad5Mf6

Reg­is­tra­tion on the day of the com­pe­ti­tions starts at 9 a.m. for the ju­nior heavys and 12:30 p.m. for track.

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