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Queens happy to have Barthel home

Coming out of high school McKenna Barthel liked the idea she was headed to the U.S. to play volleyball.

“My sister had some friends who played in the States and they said it was a good experience,” she explained. “They helped get my name out there plus I had a recruiting video made to show to coaches. I had several coaches call me and I went on a couple of visits to Texas and Iowa.” READ

Queens edge Trojans in overtime

Ten seconds into the RDC Queens meeting with the SAIT Trojans at the Arena Thursday it appeared as if the home team could be in for a long night. SAIT defenceman Tashel Scantlebury scored from centre ice when her shot hit RDC netminder Jen West’s blocker and deflected back into the net. READ

Kings fall to Lions in back-end of weekend basketball set

RDC Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger knows he has to find a way to play better defence if the Kings hope to win the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League title. So Saturday, following a 99-89 win over the Ambrose University Lions Friday at RDC, Pottinger made several changes to the defence for a return match at Ambrose Saturday. READ

RDC teams sweep Lions on volleyball court

The one thing the RDC Queens need to find before the Alberta Colleges Women’s Volleyball League championships is a little more consistency. They showed that this weekend as they split a doubleheader against the Ambrose University Lions, losing 3-0 on the road Friday and winning 25-10, 20-25, 25-13, 25-15 at RDC Saturday. READ

Queens keep Griffins off the scoreboard

Megan Jones had decided last season it would be her last with the RDC Queens hockey team. That was until she started thinking about it during the summer. “I had an unfinished feeling after losing to NAIT in the championship final last year,” she said. “Plus we had a lot of veteran players coming back and I decided I wasn’t ready to start my nursing career.” READ

RDC Kings lose Mulder for season

The RDC hockey Kings will be minus the services of key defenceman and team leader Blair Mulder for the remainder of the Alberta Colleges Men’s Hockey League season. But considering the circumstances, the timing of his return to the Kings is secondary to the concern for his overall health moving forward. READ

Huskies gain some ground on Kings

The parity that exists in the Alberta Colleges Men’s Hockey League was apparent during the weekend at the Penhold Regional Multiplex. The RDC Kings went into a two-game set with the Keyano Huskies of Fort McMurray with a six-point lead over their northern foes, but that cushion was reduced to three when the visitors claimed three of the four points up for grabs. READ

Kings get back on right track with win over Kodiaks

The RDC Kings appear to be out of their slump. The Kings came up with a huge 94-88 victory over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks after dropping their first three games of the second half of the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League. READ

Kings get win but Queens fall to Clippers

The RDC Queens still have some work to do to be consistently at the level they need to be come playoff time. The Queens showed Friday just how good they can be with a 3-1 victory over the Briercrest Bible College Clippers. READ

Kings hoops fall to Kodiaks

LETHBRIDGE – The RDC Kings are still nowhere near where they need to be if they expect to make a run at the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League title this season READ

Jones comes from other side of world to fulfill dream

Jessica Jones knew if she wanted to continue her education and play volleyball she would have to leave home. In Australia they don’t have volleyball programs at post-secondary institutions, as a result a number of athletes have joined university and college teams in North America, including Red Deer College. READ

Kitchen’s first of season leads Queens past Broncos

Jayna Kitchen knows a thing or two about scoring Over her first four years in the Alberta College Women’s Hockey League the RDC Queens veteran had 28 goals in 83 games. This year she’s been snake-bitten and it wasn’t until 20 seconds into the second period of the Queens 16th game of the season that she finally got the monkey off her back. READ

Basketball Queens get win, Kings fall to Rattlers

RDC Queens head coach Ken King made a slight change in how they set up for their Alberta Colleges Women’s Basketball League meeting with the Medicine Hat Rattlers at RDC Saturday afternoon. Instead of using the bench on the north side of the statistics table and under the Kings logo he switched to the south end and under the Queens logo. And while that had little to do with the way the Queens performed on the court, it seemed to work as they downed the Rattlers 67-60 before an enthusiastic crowd. READ

Kings look to regroup after bite from Rattlers

The RDC Kings weren’t expecting to go through the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League season undefeated. READ

Hancox headed in the right direction

Dallas Hancox has his priorities straight. Coming out of high school at Hunting Hills Hancox was one of the top men’s basketball players in Central Alberta and was heavily recruited by RDC Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger. Hancox joined the Kings for the 2013-14 season and while basketball was a major part of his life, so was education. READ

Queens rally to down Ooks in OT

The RDC Queens have the experience and talent not to let a little thing like a hot goaltender bother them. Instead of folding when they trailed 2-0 after two periods and were being stoned by NAIT Ooks netminder Tehnille Gard, the Queens rallied with a pair of goals in the third period before pulling out a 3-2 overtime victory in Alberta College Women’s Hockey League play at the Arena Thursday. READ

Kings, Queens falls to Rattlers

The Red Deer College Kings have some work to do to get back into national champion contender shape. The Kings (2-1) blew an 11-point fourth quarter lead to lose 71-65 to the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (5-0) in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s basketball action in Red Deer on 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

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

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