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Red Deer College basketball Kings pleased with roster

It always seems to take some time for RDC basketball Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger to put the finishing touches on his roster.

This year was no exception but once again Pottinger is pleased with the outcome. READ

Local athlete heading to Paralympics

The power of print led a young man on a journey to a roster spot on Canada’s national wheelchair basketball team. At 13-years-old, Peter Won’s mother was reading a newspaper when she came across an ad for wheelchair sports and she signed her son up. READ

Buccaneers' season ends with loss in league final

The Fort McMurray Monarchs had been the Central Alberta Buccaneers biggest test all season. In regular season play, mere weeks after wildfires damaged the northern Alberta community, the Bucs and Monarchs played to a tightly contested 43-42 Bucs win. READ

Alberta downs Quebec to claim bronze

Closing games hasn’t been the strength of Alberta at this year’s Baseball Canada Senior Women’s Invitational Championship. On Saturday, they surrendered five runs in the last two innings and barely hung on to beat Quebec 10-9. Then on Sunday morning, they have up six runs in the last two innings and lost to Ontario 6-2. READ

Alberta jumps out to pair of wins

A good mix of youngsters and veterans powered the Alberta team to an early 2-0 tournament start in the Baseball Canada Senior Women’s Invitational. A double-header to start the weekend tournament, Alberta faced a tough team from Ontario and a team comprised of baseball players from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland and the Maritime provinces. READ

Cougars ready to pounce on high school football competition

In a tough, competitive four team league, Notre Dame Cougars Football head coach Gino Castellan believes this is the year for his team to take the title. “If any year, this is going to be the year we may be able to compete,” said Castellan. “We hope to get better every week and peak at the right time. The kids want to win a championship and we’ll see how it goes.” READ

Stewart stepping back into the net for RDC women’s soccer team

RDC Queens soccer head coach Dave Colley couldn’t help but smile when asked about his goaltending for the upcoming ACAC season. Colley was a bit worried when veteran Lauren Good graduated after last season, which left a hole he expected to fill with a rookie. READ

Sandhu will play vital role with Americans

It wasn’t the manner in which Tyler Sandhu had planned to celebrate his 19th birthday. Instead of heading out to a movie or restaurant with one or more of his Red Deer Rebels teammates Wednesday, Sandhu was dealt to the Tri-City Americans. READ

Kings, Queens falls to Rattlers

The Red Deer College Kings have some work to do to get back into national champion contender shape. The Kings (2-1) blew an 11-point fourth quarter lead to lose 71-65 to the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (5-0) in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s basketball action in Red Deer on Friday. READ

Skins Game to feature four returning competitors

It was 14 years ago that Canadian Pro Golf Tour player Stuart Hendley approached Red Deer Golf and Country Club head pro Ken Frame with a unique proposition. READ

Red Deer hosting Western Canadian Senior Elite Boxing Championships this weekend

Red Deer will be looking to cement their claim as the amateur boxing capital of Alberta this weekend as hosts of the Western Canadian Senior Elite Boxing Championships. The only catch is they will be light on local talent at the event. READ

Making your visit to the green-side 'beach' enjoyable

When I think of the beach, happy thoughts come to mind. Bare feet, shorts, sun, sand castles, water sports and possibly even a margarita. Everything about the beach makes me happy and relaxed. This is not necessarily the case on the golf course. For many golfers, a trip to the beach can be the most frustrating part of their day. So much so that the relaxed state that they were in will turn into frustration and anger. A perfect round of golf ruined by sand! READ

Sky's the limit for Smith

No one can predict the future, but it appears as if Red Deer Catalina Swim Club’s Rebecca Smith has the talent to take her career as far as she wants. The Red Deer native, who just turned 13 last week, dominated the provincial scene at the 11-12 year-old age class during the short course season plus made her mark at the national level, breaking the 28-year-old Canadian 200-metre backstroke record with a time of two minutes 17.96 seconds at the Western Canadian championships. READ

Lightning offensive veterans will need to lead the way

Offensively the Hunting Hills Lightning have all the ingredients to make another run at the Central Alberta High School Football League title. But it’s on defence where head coach Kyle Sedgwick has a few worries. READ

Thurber will be young but full of fight

Last season what the Lindsay Thurber Raiders lacked in experience on the line they more than made up for in the skilled positions. This season it’s just the opposite. READ

Northcott takes pitching pedigree to World Cup

It’s little wonder Heidi Northcott has developed into one of the top female pitchers in the country. Northcott’s father, Harold, has always been a top-end pitcher, plus he was pitching coach for Team Canada. “I’ve learned a lot from him . . . I’m lucky, he’s helped me be where I am today.” READ

Braves win AAA tier 2 provincials

The Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves captured the provincial bantam AAA baseball Tier II championship in Okotoks during the weekend. The Braves posted an undefeated record, beating the Edmonton Cardinals 5-4 in the final. READ

Braves pleased with performance

The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves didn’t make the provincial peewee AAA baseball final, but they left the five-team tournament with their heads held high. After losing their opening two games Friday the Braves stormed back to beat St. Albert 13-3 Saturday and Edmonton 14-12 Sunday to finish at 2-2 and in a tie with Spruce Grove for second. READ

Sereda wins first Central Alberta Amateur Golf Championship

With his first-ever Central Alberta Men’s Amateur golf championship title well within his sights Monday, Joey Sereda wasn’t willing to play it safe on the ultra-long, par-4 finishing hole at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. READ

Thiel holds on for first chucks title

The final race at the North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships came down to last year’s champion Ray Adamson chasing Garry Thiel, who was looking for his first ever title. READ

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