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RDC Kings have tough road to repeat as ACAC basketball champs

Red Deer College Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger is doing his best to down play the target on his teams back heading into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s basketball championships in Fort McMurray.

The Kings are the top seed in the South and head to Keyano College as the two-time provincial champion and last year's national silver medalists READ

Queens recruit Danish point guard

The Red Deer College Queens basketball have got an early start on their recruiting for next season, and they are going to need every minute of it. READ

Queens down Trojans to advance to ACAC women’s hockey finals

The Red Deer College Queens punched their ticket to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey championship with a sweep over the SAIT Trojans. They beat the Trojans 2-0 on Saturday at SAIT Arena to take the best-of-three semifinal in two games. READ

Queens cap second straight ACAC title

Midway through the first set of the Alberta Colleges Women’s Volleyball League championship final against the Grande Prairie College Wolves it would have been easy for the RDC Queens to shrug their shoulders and start looking toward the rest of the match. But they aren’t built that way. READ

RDC sweep Clippers in final games of regular season

In a perfect world the RDC Kings would have finished their Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League regular season in a battle against one of the other top teams in the South Division. But that’s not the way it was set up. Instead the Kings final two games were against the last-place Briercrest Bible College Clippers. READ

Brisbane named ACAC men’s volleyball player of the year

With two volleyball teams that spent the year at the top of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association standings, the post-season awards have already started to trickle in. Kings setter Luke Brisbane was named men’s player of the year as well as to the South All-Conference team where he was joined by outside hitter Tim Finnigan and libero Patrick MacInyre. READ

Kings have to settle for silver

Tim Finnigan has never looked so uncomfortable. The Red Deer College Kings all-Canadian power looked as if he was having his toe-nails extracted one-by-one with each gold medal that was put around a University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings neck. READ

Queens beat Broncos to punch ticket to nationals

OLDS — Megan Schmidt didn’t save her best for last, only because there is still more volleyball for the Red Deer College Queens captain to play. The third-year middle found a new gear in leading the Queens past the Olds College Broncos in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s volleyball semifinals 3-0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-16) on Friday in Olds. READ

Kings, Queens take down Briercrest Clippers

Friday was a good day for the RDC Queens basketball squad. Head coach Ken King was told one of his top recruits — point guard Eva Bonde of Denmark — has confirmed for next season, and the Queens downed the Briercrest Bible College Clippers 78-76 in Alberta Colleges Women’s Basketball League action before over 800 fans at RDC. READ

Queens open playoffs with win

Big moments are meant for big-time players and there may not be a more important player to the Red Deer College Queens than Rachael Hoppins. The fifth year captain, who was honoured before Thursday’s Game 1 of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey semifinal, scored once and added an assist to spark RDC to a 4-2 win over the SAIT Trojans at the Red Deer Arena. READ

Perfect start for Kings and Queens at volleyball provincials

Central Alberta’s two women’s college volleyball teams will meet up in the provincial semifinal tonight at Olds College. The No. 1 ranked Red Deer College Queens will meet the Olds College Broncos at 8 p.m. after both teams won their opening games at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Championships on Thursday. READ

RDC teams heading into playoffs with high hopes

The Red Deer College Queens hockey team is the poster child for believing in the process. Now each coaching staff has their own ideals of what the process is, but it’s not difficult to see the evolution of the Queens this season. They started out with difficulties against high school academy teams —getting dominated by teams from Warner and EDGE — struggling to score more than a goal a game and floundering in last place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. READ

RDC completes regular season with sweep of Briercrest

There is not much more Tim Finnigan could have done in three years in a Red Deer College Kings men’s volleyball uniform. So far he has been named to the first team all-conference twice and was named an all-Canadian last year as he lead the Kings (21-3; 66-20) to their first national championship since 2007. READ

Queen’s, Kings secure top spots

The Red Deer College Queens went into their final two games of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s volleyball season with one goal in mind: Win at least once against the Briercrest Bible College Clippers and secure first place in the South Division. READ

Kings take down Griffins in OT

The Red Deer College Kings sent a message to their likely first round Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s hockey playoff opponent on Friday. READ

Queens comeback falls short in home loss to NAIT

The Red Deer College Queens (12-7-4) did not treat their game against the NAIT Ooks (18-3-2) like the meaningless contest it was. Despite falling down by three goals five minutes in the third period, they battled back to close the gap to a 4-3 final. It was a loss but the theme was all about building momentum into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s hockey playoffs. READ

RDC splits with rival Olds College Broncos

The Red Deer College Kings are getting ready for the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s basketball playoffs and it couldn’t be more obvious. The Olds Broncos got a taste of where the Kings are, both mentally and physically, and it wasn’t to their liking as the RDC squad rolled to a 123-70 victory before a standing room only crowd at RDC Friday. READ

Donaghy delivering in a big way

When the Red Deer College Queens volleyball team was faced with replacing a pair of star powers this off-season, they took an unconventional rout to filling the gap. READ

Bad penalty kills hope of comeback for Kings

A lack of discipline snatched defeat from the jaws of victory for the Red Deer College Kings men’s hockey team on Friday night in Penhold. READ

Kings battle back to sink Trojans

The way the RDC Kings started their match against the SAIT Trojans it made you wonder how they could be considered one of the premier college teams in the country. READ

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