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Lightning suffer power outage in provincial semifinal

Falcons 45 Lightning 0

The Foothills Falcons soared while the Hunting Hills Lightning experienced a power outage. READ

Kings fall to Vikings 3-1

PENHOLD – There’s little to choose between the RDC Kings and the University of Alberta, Augustana Vikings whether it’s in the Alberta Colleges Men’s Hockey League standings or on the ice. READ

Nikolishin dismantles Blades

Ivan Nikolishin figured the Red Deer Rebels owed ‘em one. READ

Raiders, Cougars complete zones sweep

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders are peaking at the right time. Now they have one more peak to conquer. The Raiders downed the host Notre Dame Cougars 3-0 Thursday to complete a sweep of the best-of-three zone 4A senior girls volleyball final, in the process earning a berth to the provincials next week in Edmonton. READ

Tarzwell has all the tools to succeed in major junior

When Western Hockey League teams were putting together a check list of players they would be interested in drafting in the 2015 WHL’s Bantam Draft it should have been no surprise to see Josh Tarzwell’s name on it. The Red Deer native has all the ingredients to be a solid WHL performer with talent, size, skating ability and a great mental outlook toward the game. READ

Cougars, Raiders roll to wins in opening games of zone finals

Call it a net result. The Notre Dame Cougars were superior at the mesh during Tuesday’s opening match of the best-of-three 4A zone senior high boys volleyball final versus the host Lindsay Thurber Raiders, and, predictably, emerged as 3-1 victors. READ

Bantam Lightning lose a heartbreaker

With a 13-point lead and under five minutes remaining, the Hunting Hills Lightning were on their way to the provincial bantam tier 2 football championship game. And then they weren’t. Logan Clarkson scored his fourth touchdown of the game — on a 17-yard run around the left side — with 4:28 left in Saturday’s South regional final versus the Calgary Mavericks at Great Chief Park, giving the Lightning a 39-26 lead. READ

Cassidy brothers make a move at CFR

They’ve reshuffled the deck in the steer wrestling at the Canadian Finals Rodeo after the second performance at Rexall Place. And it was the Cassidy brothers who did some of the major moving. Older brother Curtis was fast man of the round with a 4.4 second run, giving him the $12,160 paycheque that accompanies the feat. He got the job done with the help of the Cassidy family horse Casper. But for most of the season he rode steer wrestling horse of the year Tank, owned by Dustin Walker. READ

Canadian Finals Rodeo off to a strong start

There was no shortage of adrenaline in Rexall Place during the opening performance of the 42nd Canadian Finals Rodeo. That’s just the kind of atmosphere Morgan Grant thrives on. The Ontario cowboy, who now makes his home in Didsbury, was happy to be part of the action. Grant is the defending High Point Champion, but this summer was in danger of missing the CFR in both his events. READ

Local charities benefit from Glencross rodeo event proceeds

More than $200,000 was raised in support of two worthwhile Red Deer organizations at the annual Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Rodeo and Poker event held in August. Curtis Glencross, and representatives from the event, were in attendance Monday to present cheques to the two beneficiaries of the event — Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community program. READ

Good named to All-Canadian team for goalkeeping greatness

Lauren Good is at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association women’s soccer championships, the only problem is she wishes she wasn’t alone. Good, who was in her fifth and final season of eligibility with the RDC Queens, was named to the CCAA All-Canadian team and received her award at the national banquet hosted by Ahuntsic College in Montreal, Tuesday READ

Lightning roll to fourth straight city title

Their quick-strike offence was instrumental, but the Hunting Hills Lightning captured yet another Central Alberta High School Football League City Division title Saturday by relying on a stout defence. With their defence shutting down the strong running game of the Notre Dame Cougars, the Lightning gradually took control of the contest and cruised to a 29-7 victory before 574 fans at Great Chief Park. READ

Harden to get some hard earned recognition

There’s still a mountain to climb, but a handful of local pro rodeo competitors have scaled some pretty big hills already. This is Canadian Finals Rodeo week, with the season’s rich playoff time set to get underway on Wednesday at Rexall Place in Edmonton. Only those who are among the top 12 money earners in each of the rodeo events get a shot at the $1.589 million up for grabs. So to get to the CFR is always job one. READ

Cougars, Raiders advance to zone finals

Notre Dame Cougars senior girls volleyball head coach Jeremy Batchelor admitted he didn’t glance at the score clock as his team was being badly outplayed in the third set of the 4A zone sudden-death semifinal Thursday at Lindsay Thurber. Up 2-0 in the best-of-five match versus the Hunting Hills Lightning, the Cougars trailed 20-4 in the third set before mounting an amazing rally and pulling out a 27-25 victory to complete the sweep and earn a berth in the zone final. READ

50 years of dedication earns Clements a spot in Softball Alberta HoF

Since he was 15 fastball has been part of Aaron Clements life. Growing up in Lethbridge he got into baseball when he was eight, but switched to fastball when he was 15 and never left. READ

Raiders take top honours at Hunting Hills tournament

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders took top honours in the girls division of the Hunting Hills senior high volleyball tournament Saturday, downing Edmonton Strathcona 3-2 in the gold-medal final. The Raiders, who earlier downed Lethbridge Chinook 25-10, 25-21, 25-16 in a semifinal, prevailed 15-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23, 15-6 in the championship match. READ

An electrifying performance

The Hunting Hills Lightning treated the Great Chief Park audience to a second-half light show Thursday and left the Lacombe Rams in the dark. The Central Alberta High School Football League’s most explosive squad erupted for 30 points in the final 24 minutes and thumped the Rams 47-7 in a City Division semifinal. READ

Developing a love for cross-country

Amy Severtson ran cross-country in high school for the fun of it and to stay in shape for her first love, figure skating. Little did she know it would lead to a place on the RDC cross-country team and a passion for the sport. READ

Rocque solid at Curling Classic

As a two-time world junior women’s curling champion, Kelsey Rocque has obviously accomplished everything she could at that level. Now, in her first season at the helm of a women’s foursome, the Edmonton skip is threatening to make some major noise at the next level. READ

Chyz’s team cruising at Curling Classic

The safer shot didn’t interest Nadine Chyz. “We knew we had maybe a hard out-turn draw for one to force an extra end, but we had an angle for the win so we thought we might as well go for it,” said the Calgary skip, after making a long angle-raise takeout for three with her final stone and a 7-5 win over Chelsea Carey in a B-event qualifier of the Red Deer Curling Classic Sunday night at the Pidherney Centre. READ

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