Morrison leads RDC at golf regionals
RDC’s Kyle Morrison tied for second in the men’s individual championship at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference South Regional golf championship in Lethbridge during the weekend.
Morrison put together rounds of 71-70 for a 141 total, which tied him with Cody Hancock of Grant MacEwan (71-70) and four strokes back of Kevin Piper of MacEwan, who shot a sparkling 64 the second day.
Jeff Northcott of RDC placed 17th at 78-76—154 with Dylan Goranson 22nd at 78-81—159. Joel Carroll came in at 86-80—166 with Tim Hannebury at 82-88—170 and Connor Ablett at 89-84—173.
RDC placed fifth in the men’s team competition with a 635 total, although Goranson’s score didn’t count.
MacEwan led the group with a 573 total with Lethbridge at 582, Medicine Hat 613 and Olds 622.
The RDC women were fourth at 442 with MacEwan at 339, Medicine Hat 392 and Olds 422.
The ACAC golf championship goes Sunday and Monday in Medicine Hat.
“We’ll have a full team next week and I feel we have a shot at the medals,” said RDC coach Scott Bergdahl. “Kyle definitely has a shot at the championship.”
l Kings volleyball and soccer are on the at home menu this week.
The volleyball Kings face their alumni Tuesday at 8 p.m. at RDC while the soccer teams host Lakeland College Saturday. The women kick off at 2 p.m. with the men to follow.
The volleyball Kings will compete in the Rumble in the Rockies tournament in Cranbrook. They face Thompson River University of Kamloops and College of the Rockies from Cranbrook Friday and the University of Calgary Dinos and the College of the Rockies on Saturday.
l The basketball squads are both on the road in Edmonton at the CIS/ACAC Showcase tournament at the Saville Community Sports Centre.
The Kings face the University of Alberta, Augustana Vikings Friday at 5 p.m. before meeting Medicine Hat at noon and the University of Alberta Golden Bears at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Queens clash with Medicine Hat Friday at 5 p.m. while facing NAIT at 10 a.m. and The Kings University College Eagles at 4 p.m. Saturday.
l The hockey Queens play a pair of games in Warner against the Warner Hockey School Saturday and Sunday.
l Cross-country runner Devin Woodland, who was second in an ACAC Grand Prix hosted by Olds College Saturday, received the Boston Pizza RDC male athlete of the week award.
Meanwhile, soccer Queens veteran Kayla Keenan, who was superb as the Queens tied Medicine Hat 0-0 and beat Lethbridge 6-0 during the weekend, received top female honours.
l Eighteen RDC athletes have received National Scholar Awards, presented by the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association for outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2011-12 season.
To be recognized a student-athlete must achieve honours standing.
Receiving the award were Cale Jacobs (soccer, badminton), Rochelle French (badminton), Sarah Williamson (basketball), Meagan Beauchamp, Jesslyn Begin, Kalya Anderson and Melissa Cable (cross-country running), Stephen Hood and Dawson Abraham (curling), Braden Oehlerking (golf), Dillon Lehman (soccer), Stephanie Tremblay (soccer, basketball), Kirsten Sorensen, Danielle Newton, Brooke Sutter, Jessica Newman, Karissa Kuhr and Leanne Price (volleyball).