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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.

After a disappointing six-over par 78 Wednesday the 2013 champion found himself five strokes out of the lead and playing in the third last threesome. READ

Thunder causes delay in Round 2

Late in Wednesday’s second round of the Guardian Capital Senior Men’s Golf Championship at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. Pete Duncan was feeling good about the way things were going. READ

Bantam AAA Braves finish weekend on a high note

The Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves plated four runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to a five-inning, 10-0 win over the visiting Fort McMurray Oil Giants in bantam AAA baseball action Sunday. READ

Monarchs too much for Buccaneers

LACOMBE — The battle for second place in the Alberta Football League took a wrong turn for the Central Alberta Buccaneers shortly after the opening kickoff Saturday evening at MEGlobal Athletic Park. The Fort McMurray Monarchs were on the receiving end of the kickoff and promptly put the ball in the end zone on a four-yard run by Kwami Osei. READ

Riggers use offence to take down White Sox

Compared to their previous contest, the Red Deer Riggers were offensive juggernauts Tuesday evening at Great Chief Park. Two days after suffering a 4-0 semifinal loss in their own tournament, the Riggers rocked a trio of Parkland White Sox pitchers for 16 hits in a 9-2 Sunburst Baseball League win. READ

Hubl wins first chuckwagon championships

You might say that Marvin Hubl was past due. A regular competitor in the annual North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships since 1989, the Alhambra driver finally claimed the cherished trophy Sunday at the Westerner track while aboard the Meyers Norris Penny rig. READ

Riggers open host tournament with win over St. Albert

There was no flash and dash in the Red Deer Riggers’ game Friday night at Great Chief Park, just good old-fashioned consistency. “We found a way to win. We were consistent with getting hits throughout the game instead of grouping them in one inning,” said playing manager Curtis Bailey, following a 5-4 win over the St. Albert Tigers in the opening game of the Riggers baseball tournament. READ

Graves leads Riggers over Tigers

Aaron Graves looked like he’d never been away. After playing a pair of recent road games with the Red Deer Riggers following a four-year absence from the Sunburst Baseball League team, Graves made his 2015 home-field debut Tuesday night at Great Chief Park and did so in grand fashion. READ

Bucs’ Green is a beast in the backfield

What’s the best way to help out the best running back in the league? Give him a running mate to open holes and change the pace. The ground game was not a position of need for the Central Alberta Buccaneers after 2014. Junior Rivera captured the Alberta Football League rushing title and rookie of the year honours with 810 rushing yards. READ

Thurston, Laye earn big wins at Stampede

It was a big day for small towns during Showdown Sunday at the Calgary Stampede. READ

Chiefs win lacrosse championship

The Red Deer Chiefs are the Alberta bantam 2 boys lacrosse champions. The Chiefs, coached by Bryce Bowness and Chris Amell and with a staff that includes trainers Blayne Swanson and Vincent Hammer, were undefeated at the provincials in Grande Prairie during the weekend and slipped past Lethbridge 7-6 in Sunday’s gold-medal contest. READ

Locals score well at Junior Tour event in Ponoka

Daria and Shaye Ledenius of Wolf Creek finished one-two in the girls division of a McLennan Ross Sun Junior Tour event Monday at the Ponoka Community Golf Club with respective scores of 74 and 75. READ

Ramratten wins race at Duathlon

Alexander Ramrattan of Innisfail took top honours in the do-a-du distance race of the inaugural Comfortec Red Deer Duathlon during the weekend. READ

Bantam AAA Braves take down Edmonton South

The Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves rolled to a trio of one-sided bantam AAA baseball victories over host Edmonton South Jasper Place during the weekend. READ

Buccaneers blow out Vandals

The Lloydminster Vandals had no chance. The 2012 national champions showed up in Lacombe on Saturday night to take on the Central Alberta Buccaneers with just 19 players, the end result was a predictable 66-6 blow out as the Bucs improved to 4-1 on the Alberta Football League season. The Vandals fought to the last whistle, but ran out of gas somewhere in the third quarter. READ

Locals have big part in Canada winning gold at inline hockey worlds

Team Canada, with Red Deer natives Adam Ross and Chris Rauckman on the roster and Jason Stephens of Sylvan Lake as head coach, downed the host Finns 4-2 in the final of the IHF Inline Hockey World Championship Sunday in Tampere, Finland. READ

Renegades’ tactics pay off in win over Lethbridge

The Red Deer Renegades’ attention to detail paid off Sunday at Edgar Park. “We’ve been focusing a bit more on tactics and formation,” said co-coach Patrick Sweiger, following the team’s 2-1 Alberta Major Women’s Soccer League win over Lethbridge FC. READ

Local pair play well at junior golf stop in Lacombe

Bryce Kopec has big golf cleats to fill. The 17-year-old was part of the Hunting Hills Lightning provincial golf championship team, but he makes no bones about the role he played on the squad, leaning more heavily on the now graduated Logan Hill and Grant Numrich. This summer is all about improving to the point where he can carry that mantle. READ

Thurston rides his way to big payday at Calgary Stampede

A dream rookie season for a Big Valley cowboy just keeps getting better. Zeke Thurston made waves when he won the $50,000 purse in saddle bronc riding at the rich RodeoHouston in March. But he’s hoping he can go double down, to collect twice that much at his first Calgary Stampede. The 20-year-old got a step closer to that with an outstanding ride Wednesday afternoon. READ

Numrich returns to winning ways at Innisfail

Grant Numrich has his game back on track. After struggling at the provincial junior championship this past week, the Red Deer golfer fired a tournament-record 69 at the Innisfail Junior Open to win the McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour event on Tuesday. READ

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