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Musil to see bigger role with Rebels

Adam Musil is hoping that his continued growth will be similar to how he and the Canadian under-18 team improved on a game-to-game basis en route to winning gold in the recent Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.

“We tried to get better every day. That’s what we did and I thought our last game was our best game,” the Red Deer Rebels forward said Wednesday, in reference to the Canadian squad’s 6-2 win over the host Czech Republic in the gold-medal contest. READ

Rebels lose another veteran as Aspen Sterzer packs it in

He played an aggressive, hard-hitting style during his first three years in the Western Hockey League, but Aspen Sterzer has apparently lost the passion to play at the major junior level. The 20-year-old forward failed to register for the Red Deer Rebels training camp Wednesday and has told general manager/head coach Brent Sutter that he’s decided to fulfill a promise to his parents and pursue an education. READ

Red Deer fastballer makes history at nationals

Taylor Stymiest has made history at the U18 Women’s Fast Pitch Canadian Championships in Saskatoon earlier this month. The Red Deer product was named the all-star third baseman for the second year in a row at the highest level of nationals while playing for the River City Hornets out of Edmonton. READ

West is best in battle of CFL divisions

The CFL has put forth a proposal to rename the two divisions so they will better reflect the talent gap between the East and West Divisions. The West Division will be known as the Harlem Globetrotter Division while the East will be called the Washington General Division in honour of the famous doormat Globetrotter opponent. READ

Rampage bounce back to stay in contention at Founders Cup

The Red Deer TBS Rampage bounced back on Wednesday at the Founders Cup to stay in contention for the Canadian Lacrosse Association junior B Tier I championship in Halifax, N.S. The Rampage opened the second day of the national championship with a 10-7 win over the Saskatchewan S.W.A.T and followed with an 8-8 tie with the Seneca WarChiefs, one of the pre-tournament favourites. READ

Razorbacks get swept by Acme in Parkland Baseball League final

The Red Deer Razorbacks Cinderella run ended on Tuesday night in Acme, as they lost 10-0 to the Pirates in three innings. This gave Acme a 2-0 series sweep over the Razorbacks and the 2014 Parkland Baseball League championship. READ

Jays’ bats come alive against Brewers

The Toronto Blue Jays are heading home with a sense of relief. Outslugging one of the best teams in the National League can ease the sting of a 2-6 road trip. Jose Bautista’s three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and Toronto snapped the Milwaukee Brewers’ five-game winning streak with a 9-5 victory Wednesday. READ

Let the position battles begin at Rebels camp

The Red Deer Rebels open training camp Thursday as a team that doesn’t appear to have many openings up front but could feature a new-look back end for the 2014-15 Western Hockey League season. With the departure of graduating forwards Rhyse Dieno and Lucas Sutter and the off-season retirement of Vukie Mpofu, as few as three forward berths are up for grabs. Mason McCarty and Brayden Burke, both 17, are at the front of the employment line, along with 16-year-old Jeff de Wit. READ

Ten years later a settlement is reached in Bertuzzi-Moore lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the infamous on-ice attack ended Moore’s career. Geoff Adair, a lawyer for Bertuzzi, confirmed the case has been “settled in its totality” but said the terms are confidential. READ

Blue Jays get blasted by Brewers

Fresh off another stellar outing, Mike Fiers first wanted to talk about a rough patch early in the game and offer credit to his defence. “I think early on I was a little erratic around the strike zone and then I pulled it together later on,” said Fiers, who won his third consecutive start since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Aug. 9 as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 Tuesday. READ

Razorbacks drop opening game of league final

Missed opportunities will hurt a team in the best of times, in the league finals with a short series it can be a worst case scenario. The Red Deer Razorbacks missed a golden opportunity in Game 1 of the best-of-three Parkland Baseball League final, blowing a three-run lead with four outs to go to lose 6-4 to the Acme Pirates at Great Chief Park. READ

Cornish is ready to rumble

Stampeder running back Jon Cornish is ready to rumble again. The CFL’s most valuable player and leading rusher last season has been out of Calgary’s lineup with concussion symptoms since the first game of the season. READ

Fraser brings Cup back to Sylvan Lake

Former Red Deer Rebels captain Colin Fraser battled through one of the more frustrating seasons of his career in 2013-14, but the silver lining was he was still able to lift Lord Stanley’s silver chalice at the end of it. He shared this glory with Sylvan Lake on Sunday while raising money for the city’s new multiplex. READ

Riggers return to St. John’s in hopes of another Canadian title

St. John’s, N.Lbrin., brings a lot of pleasant memories for Curtis Bailey. The Red Deer Riggers outfielder and head coach is the lone member of the Riggers team that won the club’s only national championship in 1997. That tournament was also held in St. John’s, and Bailey played the role of hero. READ

Canada loses to England in women’s rugby World Cup final

You could almost hear the sigh of relief from her English teammates as Emily Scarratt broke through one tackle, evaded another and touched down in the corner of Canada’s end zone. After having to fight for every inch against a resilient Canadian team, England needed a stellar solo effort from its star centre to cement a 21-9 win over Canada in the women’s rugby World Cup final. READ

Buccaneers bounced from AFL playoffs

The promise and youth that is the Central Alberta Buccaneers cost them in the end. The Bucs were eliminated in the Alberta Football League playoffs with a 23-8 loss to the Grande Prairie Drillers on Saturday in Grande Prairie. READ

Arceneaux’s TD grab leads Lions to win

Emmanuel Arceneaux had just one catch in the second half but made it count. Arceneaux’s 53-yard TD grab with just over seven minutes remaining earned the B.C. Lions a 33-17 milestone win over the Toronto Argonauts on Sunday night. READ

Mitchell throws, runs Stampeders past TiCats

Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders continued their winning ways against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Mitchell had a TD pass and ran for another as Calgary defeated Hamilton 30-20 on Saturday afternoon for its sixth straight win and 10th in 11 games versus the Ticats. But a timely injury and boost from the defence helped the Stamps regain a share of top spot in the West Division. READ

McDowell wins provincials

Chandler McDowell saved his best for last this summer. The Red Deer Golf and Country Club member avenged a playoff loss to Landon Stellingwerff in the 2013 Albert Golf Bantam Championship to win it all this year at the Wintergreen Golf and Country Club in Bragg Creek on Thursday. READ

Razorbacks to face Pirates in final

The Red Deer Razorbacks are heading back to the Parkland Baseball League final for the first time since 2011. READ

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