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RDC Queens soccer team have high hopes for new season

Considering 2013 was supposed to be a challenging learning year for the Red Deer College Queens soccer team, hopes are pretty high for this year. With 12 freshmen on the squad last year, they still finished 5-3-2 and in third place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference South Division before losing 4-0 to the NAIT Ooks in the first round of the playoffs. READ

Raiders poised to handle expectations this season

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders learned a little something about expectations during the 2013 Central Alberta High School Football season. They went into the campaign hoping to push the Hunting Hills Lightning for top spot, but struggled against rivals Notre Dame and Rocky Mountain House, ultimately losing in the first round of provincials to the Salisbury Sabres. READ

First place on line in Stamps-Esks labour day clash

The lack of offence in the CFL this year has not been an asset for the games, but it is clear defence is king in 2014. The incredible overall team speed of CFL defences has been too much to handle for the largely Canadian O-linemen as they face a barrage of stunts and full-on blitz schemes designed to exploit their large size and comparative immobility. READ

Ace helps Nicolls win tour championship

Most golfers will play the sport for a lifetime and never shoot a hole-in-one. Jared Nicolls sank his first to win the 2014 McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour Championship. The Ponoka golfer on his home course — Wolf Creek Golf Resort’s Old Course — trailed Calgary’s A.J. Armstrong by one shot heading into the Par 3 7th hole with three holes to go — they started the one-day tournament on Hole 10. READ

Riggers come home with little to show

The Red Deer Riggers are coming home from nationals with out a medal, and they’re not happy about it. The Riggers were bounced from the Baseball Canada 2014 Senior Men’s National Championship in St. John’s, N.L., after a 7-1 loss to the Mississauga Twins in Saturday’s quarter-final. READ

Fraser more than a one goal wonder

Matt Fraser is preparing for arguably the most important training camp of his life. After three years of being a top American Hockey League player, the Red Deer native is hoping to build off of his post-season glory with the Boston Bruins and crack the NHL squad’s line up on a full-time basis. READ

Take a swing Down Under

Without a job commitment for the winter, Jaret Chatwood figured it would be a perfect time to see some of the world. And to make his travels more interesting, the Red Deer Riggers veteran decided to play some baseball with the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League. READ

Glencross event a perfect partnership

Calgary Flames forward Curtis Glencross is a familiar face around the chutes at central Alberta rodeos and chuckwagon races. Although he makes a living on the ice, his rural roots mean he’s not afraid to get his boots dirty. So when he and his wife Tanya decided to do some charitable work, centering it around a rodeo event wasn’t surprising. READ

Rampage run out of gas, finish sixth at nationals

There was no fairy-tale ending for the Red Deer TBS Rampage at the 2014 Founders Cup in Halifax, N.S. After crushing Quebec in their final round robin game on Saturday to stay alive in the Canadian Lacrosse Association Junior B National Championships, they were eliminated from medal contention after the Manitoba Blizzard clipped the Saskatchewan S.W.A.T. 11-10. READ

Catching up to the pack

Brad Saunders only took up the sport of biathlon two years ago, but already is one of Canada’s top up and coming athletes in the sport. At the North American Roller Ski Biathlon Championships in Jericho, Vt., he brought back silver in both the 7.5-kilometre sprint and the 10-kilometre pursuit in the 17-18 division earlier this month. READ

Riggers bounce back with pair of big wins at nationals

The Red Deer Riggers rebounded with a vengeance Friday. After being embarrassed 14-2 by New Brunswick in their opening game of the Canadian senior men’s baseball championship Thursday at St. John’s, N.L., the Alberta champion Riggers posted a pair of convincing victories Friday, 5-1 over Ontario and 7-2 over Saskatchewan. READ

Sutter surprised by changes in Pittsburgh

The notion of signing a short-team contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t appeal to Brandon Sutter, and yet neither did inking a long-term deal. In the end, Sutter and the Penguins met in the middle, with the former Red Deer Rebels captain scribbling his signature on a two-year pact totalling $6.6 million earlier this month. READ

Riggers get rocked in opening game at nationals

Red Deer Riggers playing manager Curtis Bailey still harboured a sense of humour following his team’s ugly 14-2 loss to New Brunswick in the Canadian senior men’s baseball championship Thursday at St. John’s, N.L. “I haven’t been beat that bad in . . . I can’t remember,” Bailey chuckled. READ

Rampage lose to three-time defending champions at nationals

The Red Deer TBS Rampage took on the three-time defending Canadian junior B tier 1 lacrosse champion Six Nations Rebels Thursday and the end result wasn’t pretty. “There’s a reason why they’ve lost I believe only one game this year,” Rampage coach Ron Just said of the Rebels, following his club’s 15-5 loss to the Ontario squad in the national championship tournament at Halifax. READ

Red Deer fastballer makes history at nationals

Taylor Stymiest has made history at the U18 Women’s Fast Pitch Canadian Championships in Saskatoon earlier this month. The Red Deer product was named the all-star third baseman for the second year in a row at the highest level of nationals while playing for the River City Hornets out of Edmonton. READ

West is best in battle of CFL divisions

The CFL has put forth a proposal to rename the two divisions so they will better reflect the talent gap between the East and West Divisions. The West Division will be known as the Harlem Globetrotter Division while the East will be called the Washington General Division in honour of the famous doormat Globetrotter opponent. READ

Rampage bounce back to stay in contention at Founders Cup

The Red Deer TBS Rampage bounced back on Wednesday at the Founders Cup to stay in contention for the Canadian Lacrosse Association junior B Tier I championship in Halifax, N.S. The Rampage opened the second day of the national championship with a 10-7 win over the Saskatchewan S.W.A.T and followed with an 8-8 tie with the Seneca WarChiefs, one of the pre-tournament favourites. READ

Razorbacks get swept by Acme in Parkland Baseball League final

The Red Deer Razorbacks Cinderella run ended on Tuesday night in Acme, as they lost 10-0 to the Pirates in three innings. This gave Acme a 2-0 series sweep over the Razorbacks and the 2014 Parkland Baseball League championship. READ

Razorbacks drop opening game of league final

Missed opportunities will hurt a team in the best of times, in the league finals with a short series it can be a worst case scenario. The Red Deer Razorbacks missed a golden opportunity in Game 1 of the best-of-three Parkland Baseball League final, blowing a three-run lead with four outs to go to lose 6-4 to the Acme Pirates at Great Chief Park. READ

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