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Something to prove after a long road from recovery

William Beard-Camp has spent his entire life trying to prove himself to others.

Now making a comeback with the Red Deer College Kings basketball team, he’s starting back at square one. READ

Queens’ season ended with a battle

It’s tough to question the effort of the Red Deer College Queens after they hobbled off the field at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championships on Friday, their season over. They battled for 120 minutes to a scoreless draw with the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves before losing 8-7 in penalty kicks. READ

Good goaltending leads to offensive onslaught for RDC Kings

Generally in a blowout goaltending is not a major story line for the winning team. But on Saturday, Mike Salmon was critical to the Red Deer College Kings 7-2 win over the Keyano Huskies at the Penhold Regional Multiplex in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s hockey. READ

RDC Kings open basketball season with perfect weekend, Queens swept by SAIT

The Red Deer College Kings opened their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s basketball title defence with a perfect 2-0 weekend. The Kings followed their home opening win on Friday with an 87-70 win at SAIT against the Trojans on Saturday. READ

RDC men’s cross-country finish fourth at ACAC championships, Queens sixth

The Red Deer College Kings went into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference cross-country championships in Fort McMurray as legitimate podium contenders and came back with a fourth place finish, just four points out of the medals. They were led by Noah Arychuk (28 minutes, 28 seconds) and Mitchell Dore (28:38) who finished the eight kilometre course in eighth and ninth respectively and Andrew Jacobs (29:31) was just out side the top 10 in 13th. READ

Kings hold court in basketball opener

Much to the chagrin of their opposition, the RDC Kings will get better as the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League season wears on. Even now they’re plenty good enough as they displayed in an 85-67 victory over the SAIT Trojans in their regular-season opener at RDC Friday. READ

Slow start stifles Queens in opener

It took the Red Deer College Queens 20 minutes to get going in their home opener, and once they did, they went blow for blow with the MacEwan University Griffins. The problem was the first 20 minutes put them in a hole they were unable to dig out of, as they lost 2-1 in the first game of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey season at Red Deer Arena on Thursday night. READ

RDC basketball teams optimistic as they get ready to open season

RDC’s basketball teams could not have ended last season with more different statuses. The Kings finished as Canadian Colleges Athletic Association silver medallists and the Queens missed out on the post season altogether. READ

RDC sweeps Lakeland in soccer action

The Red Deer College Kings pulled off the upset of the Lakeland Rustlers on Saturday, but it still was not enough to keep their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s soccer season going. The Kings crushed the previously undefeated Lakeland Rustlers 7-4 on Saturday at Red Deer College, but due to a tie between the SAIT Trojan and the Medicine Hat College Rattlers, RDC will miss provincials due to a head-to head tie breaker. READ

RDC Kings can’t come back from early deficit

The Red Deer College Kings learned a valuable lesson about coming prepared to play on Friday night. The NAIT Ooks took a two-goal lead before the Kings even managed a shot of their own en route to a 4-2 loss at the Penhold Regional Multiplex in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s hockey action. READ

Queens get big win in final tune up

Red Deer College Queens head coach Bob Rutz is hoping their final exhibition game is a sign of things to come. The Queens routed the Banff Hockey Academy Bears 5-1 on Thursday at the Arena in their final tune up for the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference hockey season. READ

Cusumano returns to Kings basketball lineup

When Jacob Cusumano left RDC last spring he was sure it was for the last time. But after requesting, and receiving, an extra year of eligibility because of medical reasons the Windsor, Ont., native is back in the RDC Kings basketball uniform for one more season. READ

On the court, she’s tall

Bronwyn Hawkes is one of the shorter setters in the country, but the five-foot-five RDC Queens star stands tall in talent. READ

Kings settle for tie after losing lead against Concordia

The Red Deer College Kings took a big step forward on Friday, but the troubling part was the two steps they took backwards on Saturday. The second-year Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s hockey team beat the Concordia Thunder 8-0 on Friday in Edmonton, but blew a two-goal lead in the return match on Saturday in Penhold, settling for a 3-3 tie. READ

Preparation begins for Queen’s volleyball team

The Red Deer College Queens Alumni showed the current members of the women’s volleyball team that they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. The Alumni knocked off both of the Queens split squad teams at the iHotel Wild Rose Classic on the weekend — RDC 1 (25-15, 25-17) in Saturday’s quarter-final and RDC 2 (25-14, 17-25, 15-10) in Sunday’s gold medal match. READ

Queens rally to tie exhibition game

Fifth-year RDC Queens forward Rachael Hoppins knows what she’s talking about when it comes to discussing this year’s edition of the Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League squad. “We don’t have the finesse and skill we had last year . . . we’re more of a grind-it-out team,” she said. “We don’t get the fancy goals, but we have some girls who aren’t afraid of the physical game and we work hard as a team.” READ

It’s about learning: Reinstating RDC's hockey program expands options for athletes

Connor Hartley knew he’d be looking for an education once his junior hockey career was over. He just didn’t know where. Thanks to the rebirth of the READ

Queens squeeze out win in nationals opener

TORONTO — The RDC Queens made it tougher on themselves than they needed to, but they came through when it counted the most. The Queens won the first two sets of their opening match of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association women’s volleyball championships 25-17, 25-18 over the Capilano College Blues of North Vancouver. READ

MacDonald top Albertan at nationals

VANCOUVER — Kieran McDonald of RDC was the top Albertan in the Canadian junior eight-kilometre cross-country running championship during the weekend. READ

Osborn's late start hasn't held him back

It was a roundabout way that brought Chris Osborn to RDC and the Kings volleyball squad. The six-foot-eight Osborn was born in Denver, Colo., and raised in Phoenix, Ariz. READ

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