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Rebels have tough hole to climb out of

The Red Deer Rebels know what they have to do.

“It’s pretty defined now, isn’t it,” said GM/head coach Brent Sutter. READ

Red Deer minor baseball sees huge growth this season

Dwayne Lalor has to laugh when discussing how long he’s been president of the Red Deer Minor Baseball Association. “It’s been five or six years … I think this is six,” he said. But one thing he’s certain about is that he’s seen a big increase in the number of players involved in the sport since he took over. READ

Bantam AAA Braves looking for success with veteran lineup

A team of bantam veterans dot the lineup of the Red Deer Bantam AAA Braves, as they prepare for the season. Taking advantage of a few imports afforded to bantam AAA teams, the Braves are drawing a few players in from Innisfail and one player from Stettler. READ

Former player takes helm of Rampage

It’s a big transition, but at the same time it was the natural next step for Trey Christiensen moving into the head coaching role of the Red Deer Rampage lacrosse team. Christiensen was a player and assistant coach with the junior B team last season, but now at 22 he’s excited to step in to the new role. READ

Kings volleyball team's focus is on depth

RDC Kings volleyball head coach Aaron Schulha knows depth plays a major role in his success. Two years ago when star outside hitter Tim Finnigan went down at the national finals the Kings didn’t have that depth to carry them into the medals. This past season the Kings had plenty of depth when left side hitter Matt Lofgren went down with an ankle injury. Kashtin De Souza stepped in and played a solid role in the Kings capturing their 12th overall national title. READ

Brandon push Rebels to the brink

Outshot 43-36, outscored and now on the brink of elimination, the Red Deer Rebels have a long bus ride back to Brandon ahead of them. The Rebels will have to dig deep and do something they haven’t done since April 1, win on the road. READ

Rebels mow down Wheaties

Responding was the order of the day for the Red Deer Rebels. After losing two games where they had the lead late, Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter had to have his team respond. READ

Jury: 96 fans 'unlawfully killed' in Hillsborough disaster

The 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death in overcrowded sections at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 were "unlawfully killed" in a disaster caused by police actions, a jury concluded Tuesday. READ

Rebels seek redemption at home

Game 1 and Game 2 were basically a carbon copy of each other for the Red Deer Rebels. They withstood the early onslaught from the Brandon Wheat Kings, controlled the game for stretches and even held leads with single-digit minutes left in the third period. READ

Raiders set for another strong rugby season

Zone champions and bronze at provincials the last time they took the pitch, the Lindsay Thurber Raiders boys rugby team have been training since Feb. 15 for the 2016 season. Head coach Dean Plant said last year’s squad was a solid older squad who played a close semifinal game at provincials. READ

Fierce battle leaves Rebels down two games

Two close, but tough losses have the Red Deer Rebels in a hole early in the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference Final. READ

Rebels drop series opener to Brandon in overtime

The Red Deer Rebels and Brandon Wheat Kings engaged in a back-and-forth battle to open the series, potentially foreshadowing a lengthy Eastern Conference Finals. READ

Rebels ready for a battle against Brandon

Battle tested versus rested. One team coming off a hard fought seven game series, the other with a week to rest up after disposing their opponent in five games. READ

Lalor, Brisbane named Advocate's athletes of the year

In her time at Lindsay Thurber, Kelsey Lalor couldn’t pick just one sport to excel at. Leader of the Raiders basketball teams in her Grade 12 year the multi-sport athlete is rarely not involved. She’s also a star on the Lindsay Thurber senior girls’ volleyball and competes in track and field, cross country and badminton. READ

Local pair suit up for Canada at international handball tournament

Considering they’ve only been involved in the sport for a little over three years a pair of Central Alberta athletes have made an impression on the national scene. Both Bryn MacDougall and Chelsea Antonio got involved in team handball in 2014 at Notre Dame High School and this year they were named to the Canadian juvenile team to compete in the Youth Pan American Championships in Chile. READ

Rebels bounce Pats from playoffs with Game 7 win

Some of the most important goals are not the prettiest. On Tuesday night, it wasn’t a pretty goal that put the Red Deer Rebels into the Eastern Conference Finals. But it was the most important goal, a Game 7 winner. Despite being outshot in the third period 15-4, the Rebels took a 2-1 lead with less than seven minutes in regulation in Game 7 of their Western Hockey League Eastern Conference semifinal against the Regina Pats. READ

Tom Watson coming to Calgary

After playing in The Masters for a 43rd and final time, Tom Watson will play a PGA Tour Champions tournament in Calgary for the first time. The 66-year-old golf star confirmed Tuesday he’s in the Shaw Charity Classic field Sept. 2-4 at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club. The tournament, now in its fourth year, has a prize purse of US$2.35 million. READ

Rebels turn focus to Game 7

Going from a best-of-seven, to a best-of-three to a winner take all game 7 shows just how close the Red Deer Rebels and Regina Pats have been. Their Eastern Conference semi-final matchup will reach its conclusion today after six games of tough, competitive hockey. READ

MMA fighter bides his time for a shot

Hungry for a chance to make the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a Red Deer fighter knows his chance is coming soon. The 28-year-old flyweight was on the verge of trying out for the mixed martial arts promotion, when open tryouts were abruptly cancelled. READ

Barker digs deep for third-place finish

Josh Barker’s third-place finish at the Red Bull Ragnarok snowkiting race in Norway was a triumph over years of debilitating health problems. READ

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