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Adamson holds lead after day two at North American Pony Chuckwagon Championship

After two days of chuckwagons at the Westerner, Lee Adamson has developed a one second lead on two competitors.

Adamson improved on his opening night 1:19.10 with a 1:16 Thursday night. Kevin Desjarlais and Brian Miller had similar times in a night that was noticeably faster for the field than the opening night on Wednesday. Desjarlais came in second and Miller came in third. READ

Riggers keep rolling with shutout of Cubs

The Red Deer Riggers didn’t need more than catcher Kerry Boon’s three run double in the first inning, but they drove in six more runs on their way to a 9-0 shutout win over the Confederation Park Cubs. In the middle of the busiest baseball week shortstop/manager Jason Chatwood can recall, the Riggers improved their season record to 14-1 with the win. The game on Tuesday at Great Chief Park was the second of three games in three nights for the team. READ

Innisfail set to host Alberta Men’s Amateur

Among a field of 120 of Alberta’s best golfers is a 16-year-old Hunting Hills student who is aiming for a top 10 finish in the Sun Life Financial Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship. Over the next four days, Chandler McDowell will square off against a large, skilled and competitive field including the 2015 winner Brett Hogan. READ

Midget AAA Braves have reason for optimism

Going into the Norwest Midget AAA Baseball League season first-year head coach Dwayne Lalor was optimistic. And while things haven’t gone exactly as planned he has seen improvement and there’s still optimism. READ

Riggers dominate Tigers

Riggers 19 Tigers 2 (7 innings) Rebounding from their first loss of the season, the Red Deer Riggers struck early and often on their way to a 19-2 win over the St. Albert Tigers. READ

Former Kings off to Olympics

Eight straight national titles is bound to produce solid players, and three former Red Deer College Kings volleyball team members are off to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio. From 1999 to 2007, the Kings won eight straight national volleyball titles. An unprecedented run that earned the teams a spot in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame this summer. READ

Thurston puts in strong showing Tuesday

It’s been a year since Zeke Thurston won the $100,000 cheque at the Calgary Stampede, but he kept right in step with his winning ways on his first horse of 2016. READ

Stacked Central bantam football team ready for battle at Alberta Summer Games

Confident in his squad, head coach Duane Brown called the all-star team of Central Alberta’s bantam football players heading to Leduc in the Alberta Summer Games scary good. READ

Hill’s game has matured under tutelage of new coach

Logan Hill’s time with RDC proved to be well spent. Not only did the 19-year-old Hunting Hills grad get an opportunity to play at the provincial and national level, but possibly more important he found a coach. READ

McKinlay goes low for home win

Brady McKinlay put together one of his best rounds of the season at the perfect time. The 15-year-old Lacombe native fired a one-under par 70 to win the Jordan Brand Memorial tournament Wednesday at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club, the latest stop on the McLennan Ross Junior Tour. READ

Riggers suffer first loss of season to Athletics

The Red Deer Riggers can forget about a perfect season in the Sunburst Baseball League. But their 6-4 loss to the Sherwood Park Athletics at Great Chief Park Tuesday isn’t something that will worry them for long, if at all,. READ

Hanchey gets big win in Ponoka

It’s something on every pro cowboy’s wish list – win the Ponoka Stampede. Shane Hanchey has been coming all the way from Sulphur, Louisiana for half a dozen years in pursuit of that goal. Sunday night at the 80th annual event, he finally made it happen, and it only took 7.5 seconds. READ

Frank finds way into Ponoka finals

Bull riding may be hailed as rodeo’s toughest event, but at the Ponoka Stampede, steer wrestling deserves equal billing. As Canada’s biggest rodeo neared the half way point, only six bulldoggers had been able to catch both their steers. That meant Thursday’s crew only had to get their steers thrown down to put themselves on the top twelve qualifying list for the Finals. READ

Marlins Swim Club has strong history on provincial scene

When you talk swimming in Red Deer more often than not it’s about the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club. And while the Catalina club is a premier year-round club, producing a number of outstanding national calibre athletes, the Red Deer Marlins Swim Club has received it’s share of accolades as well. READ

Cote to help coach at Cane’s development camp

Hockey has always been a part of Brandin Cote’s life and the Red Deer-native has his sights set on taking his next coaching step. He coached the Bentley Generals to an Allan Cup title and, for the past four years, he’s been the head coach of the Red Deer Optimist Midget AAA Chiefs. READ

Local cowboy takes top spot in team roping at Ponoka

The ropes were as hot as the temperature during the third performance of the Ponoka Stampede. Both the tie-down and team roping events speeded up Wednesday afternoon. Local fans were excited to see the lead in the team roping snagged by Ponoka’s own Levi Simpson and his heeling partner Jeremy Buhler, from Arrowwood. In their morning run, they caught a steer in 5.5 seconds. Then in the heat of the afternoon, they did even better, by finishing up in five seconds flat. Their total time of 10.5 seconds puts them on the top of the Ponoka team roping standings, with a cushion. READ

Red Deer’s Scott sits sixth at provincial men’s mid amateur championship

Red Deer’s Garrett Scott rallied with a two-under 70 to vault into a tie for sixth at the 2016 Alberta Men’s Mid Amateur Championship. The score brings his two-day total to 146, five strokes back of the leader Levi McDermott of the Alberta Public Players Club. READ

Taypotat keeps rolling with strong showing

There’s nothing better in the sport of rodeo than getting on a roll, especially when it comes after time off due to injury. Ty Taypotat knows that feeling. He is riding a momentum wave and it carried him right to the lead of the bareback event at the 80th Ponoka Stampede. The Regina cowboy could scoop some big cash, after an 86 point ride on the Kesler horse Double Dippin, top spot so far. READ

Plenty of excitement on day 1 of the Ponoka Stampede

The reputation of the Ponoka Stampede is known far and wide. Even as far away as a little town in the deep south called Heflin, Louisiana; population 234. READ

Rebels schedule released

Home-and-home series against the Edmonton Oil Kings bookend the Red Deer Rebels’ 2016-17 Western Hockey League season. The league’s regular season schedule was released Monday, featuring all 72 Rebels games including 36 at home. READ

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