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Midget AAA Braves hosting provincial play-in tournament this weekend

The 10-21 Red Deer Midget AAA Braves season may be over, but they’re still alive.

They will be hosting a play-in tournament this weekend at Great Chief Park to decide the final two spots for tier I provincials in St. Albert over the August long weekend. READ

Teams struggling to score points in early part of CFL season

The CFL needs to issue an official statement after last weekend and serve notice they will leave no stone unturned in their search for missing CFL offences following their strange disappearance early in the 2014 season. The league should employ every measure at its disposal, including a milk carton campaign, to find the missing offences. READ

Riggers lose first league game of the season with loss to Fort Saskatchewan

The Red Deer Riggers flirted with an undefeated Sunburst Baseball League season almost right down to the wire. But all good things must come to an end and the Riggers suffered their first league setback of the year Tuesday at Great Chief Park, falling 7-5 to the Fort Saskatchewan A’s. READ

Rampage one win away from North final

The Red Deer Rampage took advantage of a frustrated and undisciplined opponent Sunday at the Kinex and are now one win away from advancing to the junior B tier 1 North final of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League. The hosts struck for four overtime goals — including two on the power play — to pull out a 12-10 victory and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. Game 4 is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Kinex. READ

Riggers victorious in home tournament

The Red Deer Riggers weren’t leaving anything to chance in the final of their own senior men’s baseball tournament Sunday at Great Chief Park. After suffering their first loss of the season within provincial borders — 3-2 to the Calgary Wolfpack — Saturday night and edging the Fort Saskatchewan A’s 9-7 in a semifinal Sunday afternoon, the Riggers buried the Wolfpack 12-0 in a championship game that was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. READ

Renegades stumble in regular season home finale

It’s one step forward, two steps back for the Red Deer Renegades Alberta Major Soccer League women’s team. After finally getting their first points of the season in a tie last weekend with the Lethbridge FC, they came out with a lackluster performance on Saturday in their home finale and were beat 4-0 by the Edmonton Scottish Angels (7-3-0). READ

A long time coming for Adamson

Lee Adamson may have been nipped out at the line in the dash for cash, but the blow was softened by wrapping up his second North American Pony Chuckwagon Championship — 20 years after the first — at the Westerner Days on Sunday. The Camrose driver’s overall time of six minutes, 32.43 seconds was 3.06 seconds faster than Neil Salmond of Weekes, Sask. in the Uncle Ben’s RV outfit, who did win the final race and $4,500 cheque with a time of 1:16.91. READ

Buccaneers suffer ‘embarrassing’ loss against Ft. Mac Monarchs

Red Deer Buccaneers head coach Duane Brown needed just one word to describe their 14-9 Alberta Football League loss to the expansion Fort McMurray Monarchs on Saturday at MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe. “Embarrassing,” he said. “The entire first half we could not execute anything, we couldn’t do a hand off, we couldn’t catch the ball, we couldn’t run the ball, we couldn’t throw the ball and the offence clearly let the defence down, they played an amazing game.” READ

Renegades keeper calls this a development year

Micaela Stone laughs when asked if she ever played another position beside keeper during her soccer career. “It was my choice (to play in goal) — I don’t like to run that much.” The 18-year-old from Camrose has turned into one of the top young female goaltenders in the province, playing with the Red Deer Renegades of the Alberta Major Soccer League and with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. READ

Rebels make Cup bid

t’s a three-team race for the right to host the 2016 Memorial Cup. The Red Deer Rebels recently threw their hat into the ring and the Vancouver Giants and Victoria Royals submitted bids to the Western Hockey League head office this week. READ

Camrose driver pulls away from the pack

Lee Adamson proved Friday night his rig was good in more than just the mud. READ

Riggers beat down Tigers

Talk about rude hosts. READ

Mason headed to Germany

Chris Mason enjoyed his first year in Europe so much that he’s heading back in two weeks time. READ

Soggy conditions don’t bother Adamson

A soggy track made for slower times during the second performance of the North American Pony Chuckwagon Championship Thursday at Westerner Park, but didn’t bother veteran Lee Adamson. READ

Former LPGA golfer to play in Gull Lake

Women’s golfing legend Sandra Palmer is the featured participant in this year’s Ninth Annual Junior Golf Foundation of Gull Lake Pro-Am Friday and Saturday. READ

Wood takes the early lead at Pony Chuckwagon Championships

Keith Wood is still the man. The defending and eight-time champion from Saddle Lake assumed the early lead in the 2014 North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships Wednesday at the Westerner track, posting a time of 1:19.90 aboard the Westock Frame and Wheel Alignment wagon out of Red Deer. READ

The key is desire

It’s no surprise to see Clare McMahon among of the top young female golfers in the province. After all the 16-year-old grew up on the Balmoral Golf Course, which is owned and managed by her parents, John and Lesley. READ

Riggers take down White Sox

The Red Deer Riggers have scored more than their share of runs during the 2014 Sunburst Baseball League season, but they’re also blessed with a deep pitching staff. READ

Playing serious horseshoes for fun

There’s nothing like the sound of a metal horseshoe chiming as it snags a stake and whirls down into the sand, said Myrna Kissick of Innisfail. “It’s a beauty, that,” she said, going into detail about the best position to strike a “ringer” from the horseshoe pits in town which are located near the Innisfail hospital off of 42nd Street. READ

Nicolls tops at Ponoka

PONOKA — Logan Hill is turning qualifying for championships into a bit of a habit. READ

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