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Simonova finds success on the court

Tereza Simonova was destined to star on the tennis court.

“I started playing when I was about four and always loved it, even at a young age,” said the 15-year-old. “It was natural to get into the sport with my dad and I just love the competition. It’s fun to compete and to see your hard work pay off.” READ

Riggers ousted from nationals in quarter-finals

The Red Deer Riggers relied on their pitchers to get them into the quarter-finals of the Baseball Canada senior men’s championships, but ultimately ran out of mound magic. After falling 2-1 to the Kamloops, B.C., Sun Devils Saturday morning, the Riggers blasted the Sydney, N.S., Sooners 10-0 later in the day to qualify for the playoffs with a 2-2 record in Pool A. READ

Late FG lifts Buccaneers into semifinals

A punishing ground attack laid the foundation for a late field goal that vaulted the Central Alberta Buccaneers into the Alberta Football League semifinals. With Saturday’s quarter-final versus the Edmonton Stallions tied at 14 and growing late, Bucs running backs Brett Lapointe and — to a lesser extent — Tanner Green ripped off impressive chunks of real estate that moved the ball down inside the Stallions’ 10-yard line. READ

Marshall rides away with new truck at Glencross Invitational

Even a chilly night couldn’t cool down the hot streak a Central Alberta cowboy is enjoying. Ky Marshall did his part for charity by riding Friday evening at the Glencross Invitational Roughstock Event, and wound up driving home a new Dodge truck. READ

Riggers blanked by host Ironmen

CHATHAM, N.B. — The Red Deer Riggers bats went cold against a red-hot pitcher and his supporting cast Friday. READ

Craig serious about playing Rugby

Raven Craig knows exactly where she is in terms of her athletic career and what she wants to do in her life. Athletically the 20-year-old, who lives near Morningside, is one of the premier women’s rugby players in Western Canada in her age class. As for her future she hopes to get into the film industry, possibly in directing or makeup artistry. READ

Hard work pays off for local para-athletes

If at first you don’t succeed . . . just work harder. That might seem like a simple and perhaps unrealistic solution, but it was the answer for Peter Won, who made his debut with the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team this year after failing to make the grade in 2014. READ

Riggers win opener at nationals

Riggers 4 Capitals 0 CHATHAM, N.B. — The Red Deer Riggers got superb pitching and timely hitting en route to a 4-0 win over the St. John’s Capitals in the Baseball Canada senior men’s national championship tournament Thursday. READ

Marlins make a splash at provincial championships

The Red Deer Marlins Swim Club, with Cale Kooyman and Claire Halford leading the way, garnered a boatload of gold medals in the Alberta Summer Swim Association provincial championships at Edmonton during the weekend. READ

Riggers fall short against Athletics

The Red Deer Riggers didn’t get the pitching they needed as they dropped a 15-8 decision to the Sherwood Park Athletics in the fifth game of the best-of-five Sunburst Baseball League and provincial senior AAA championship before 300 fans at Great Chief Park Friday. READ

Riggers comeback falls short in loss to Athletics

One thing you know is that the Red Deer Riggers will never give up. Problem was they got themselves in too deep of a hole — trailing 8-0 in the fifth — and couldn’t come all the way back, losing 8-7 to the Sherwood Park Athletics before close to 300 fans at Great Chief Park Monday. READ

Riggers win Sunburst final opener

When Red Deer Riggers manager Curtis Bailey pencilled in Josh Edwards as his starter for the opening game of the best-of-five Sunburst Baseball League and provincial senior AAA championship against the Sherwood Park Athletics he knew exactly what he was doing. Not only is Edwards one of the premier pitchers in the province, but he wasn’t about to let a couple of bad bounces get him down. READ

Taekwondo team looking forward to kicking butt in Ecuador

Proving that anything is possible, three Red Deer athletes will showcase their martial arts skills at an international sporting platform next month. READ

High level cricket coming to Red Deer

Googly and sticky wicket may be fun to say, but they’re also important terminology for the upcoming Red Deer Cup cricket tournament. It’s the second time Red Deer has hosted this cricket tournament. The burgeoning local cricket community boasts about 30 to 40 people, according to Richard Asghar, president of the Central Alberta Cricket Association. READ

Rebels make pair of moves

It may be the middle of summer, but Red Deer Rebels owner/GM/head coach Brent Sutter isn’t sitting around with his feet up. Sutter made a pair of moves Wednesday, which he hopes adds depth to his blueline and up front. READ

Riggers take down Cubs in game one

Red Deer Riggers’ manager Curtis Bailey wasn’t afraid to hand the ball to veteran right-hander Davin Gulbransen for the opening game of their best-of-three Sunburst Baseball League and provincial semifinal against the Edmonton Confederation Park Cubs. READ

Kyle Morrison comes out on top at Central Alberta amateur

It took a year but Kyle Morrison finally got the best of Tom McKinlay Jr. at the Sun Life Financial Central Alberta Amateur golf championship at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. Last year the two Central Albertans were tied after nine holes when the final round was called because of bad weather, leaving them as co-winners. READ

Braves win midget AAA tier II championship

The Red Deer Carstar Braves had their hitting shoes on as they rolled to the provincial midget AAA Tier II baseball championship at Great Chief Park Sunday. READ

Kilgore wins senior championship

Floyd Kilgore went into the final round of the Guardian Capital Senior Men’s Golf Championship at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club Thursday sitting in the shadows. READ

Sandhu will play vital role with Americans

It wasn’t the manner in which Tyler Sandhu had planned to celebrate his 19th birthday. Instead of heading out to a movie or restaurant with one or more of his Red Deer Rebels teammates Wednesday, Sandhu was dealt to the Tri-City Americans. READ

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