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Cougars and Lightning fall short in provincial tournaments

The Notre Dame Cougars finished sixth in the Alberta high school 4A boys volleyball championship during the weekend, while the Hunting Hills Lightning were seventh in the 4A girls provincials, both at Lloydminster.

The Cougars were 1-2 in pool play, defeating Calgary Western Canada 26-24, 21-25, 15-7 and losing 25-21, 20-25 and 15-17 to Calgary Dr. E.P. Scarlett and 17-25, 19-25 to Lethbridge Chinook. READ

Rebels Black showing resiliency during tough season

It has been a tough start to the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League season for the Red Deer Rebels Black. Their 4-1 loss to the North West Calgary Flames on Sunday at the Red Deer Arena dropped them to 1-17-1 on the season, but head coach Carter Duffin has been impressed with the resiliency of his team this year. READ

Queens rally from deficit to beat Broncos in volleyball action

The Central Alberta showdown between the Red Deer College Queens and Olds College Broncos lived up to its billing as a meeting between two of the top women’s volleyball teams in the country. READ

Pretty goal from Polei lifts Rebels over Tigers

Rebels 4 Tigers 2 It was only fitting that Evan Polei was sporting the Red Deer Rebels’ player-of-the-game hat — a fireman’s helmet — following Friday’s Western Hockey League meeting with the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers. READ

Fleury highlights road to recovery in new book

For the first time in his life, Theo Fleury is happy with who he is. Considering where he was 10 years ago, to even be here now is nothing short of astonishing, let alone for him to be happy. His story has been told and rehashed many times in the last decade. READ

Kings quiet Kodiaks, Queens fall

The Red Deer College Kings (6-2) are hoping the team that showed up this weekend was the team they will see for the rest of the year. READ

Eckstrand takes full advantage to get to playoffs

Dustin Eckstrand entered the Red Deer Curling Classic with arguably an unfair advantage. READ

Kings outshoot, but can’t outscore Griffins

The Red Deer College Kings (6-7-0-1) are developing a frustrating habit of out playing their competition, but coming out on the wrong side of the score. READ

Chiefs hand CAC first loss of the year

After preaching patience and process for the past three months, Red Deer Optimist Chiefs head coach Brandin Cote is finally starting to see it pay off. READ

deGraaf hat trick leads Vipers over Thrashers

Cile deGraaf sniped three goals to lead the Red Deer Vipers to a 5-3 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the host Three Hills Thrashers Friday. READ

Former Peterman rink well represented at Curling Classic

United for five successful years, the members of Jocelyn Peterman’s Red Deer junior women’s curling team have gone their separate ways. READ

Kings tame Kodiaks, Queens get mauled in college basketball action

The RDC Kings have enough offence to play with anyone in the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League. READ

Sandhu pots pair in Rebels' 4-1 win over Hurricanes

The Red Deer Rebels have been playing a desperate game as of late and their determination paid off with a Western Hockey League victory Friday night at the Enmax Centrium. READ

Lightning, Cougars claim high school volleyball zone titles

Two programs ended long droughts on Friday to claim Central Alberta high school volleyball zone titles. READ

Lightning, Cougars open final with wins

Their timing couldn’t have been better. After failing to defeat their cross-town rival Lindsay Thurber Raiders during the regular season, the Hunting Hills Lightning dug down deep Thursday and pulled out a 3-1 victory in the opening match of the best-of-three Central zone senior girls high school volleyball final. The second match goes tonight at 6 p.m. at Hunting Hills. READ

David Belcher back in the ring for Rumble in Red Deer 6

Red Deer business man David Belcher returns to the same ring tonight that launched his boxing odyssey. Belcher fought in the first Rumble in Red Deer put on by the Red Deer and District Boxing Club six years ago in the white collar division that pits first time boxers against each other with only a few weeks of training. READ

Top skips look for big payday at Red Deer Curling Classic

You can’t keep a championship curler down. Kelowna’s Kelly Scott found herself without long-time friends and teammates Jeanna Schraeder and Sasha Carter at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season when the pair stepped aside to donate more time to their families. READ

Raiders, Lightning advance to zone final

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders knew they were going to get the Hunting Hills Lightning’s best shot but still barely survived to advance to the High School Senior Boys’ Volleyball Zone Final. The Raiders barely edged the Lightning 3-2 (21-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-27, 15-11) at Hunting Hills High School on Thursday night, surviving an early scare and an early injury to starting middle Reece Lehman. READ

Cougars can’t pull off upset in provincials

Cinderella was not going to show up for the Notre Dame Cougars tier I high school football provincial game, but their graduating seniors were determined to go out on their terms. The Cougars never had much of a chance against the veteran Henry Wise Wood Warriors out of Calgary on Saturday at Great Chief Park, losing 55-12, but their Grade 12s came within a finger-tip grab of ending their high school football careers in style. READ

Sylvan Lake marches past Cold Lake, into next round of provincials

The weather conditions and the Cold Lake Royals defence left the Sylvan Lake Lakers with one option in Saturday’s provincial Tier 3 North Regional high school football semifinal. So, like most good team do, the Lakers used their out card as quarterback Skylar Selk passed for 227 yards and one touchdown in a 22-9 victory over the visitors. “We’ll take it. I guess it was kind of an ugly win,” said Lakers head coach Jeremy Braitenback. READ

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