Red Deer Titans Zac Sanderson, assistant coach Sean Tindall, Ben Tindall, Liam Graham and Ethan Jones all won gold with Team Alberta at the Canadian Rugby Championship in Calgary on the weekend. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Titans win gold with Team Alberta at nationals

It was a gold rush on the weekend for members of the Red Deer Titans.

Of the 14 Titans representing Alberta at the Canadian Rugby Championships in Calgary, 11 returned home with gold medals.

The Under 16 Team Alberta squad claimed gold Sunday afternoon with a tight 34-29 victory over Team B.C. 1.

Ethan Jones, Zac Sanderson, Liam Graham and Ben Tindall were all members of the title winning U16 team. Sean Tindall of the Titans was also an assistant coach for Team Alberta. It was the first time Alberta had ever won gold in the U16 age group at nationals.

On the U18 women’s side, Courtney and Jada Holtkamp, Leah Brunner, Gwen Fillinger, Lora Lee and Rachel Sever all won gold in a dominant 43-10 win over Team Nova Scotia. Courtney was the top scorer in round robin play with 25 points and five trys.

Clay Guthrie was also a gold medal winning member of the U18 Team Alberta that claimed the title over B.C. 29-26.

In U16 women’s play Sydney Burchnall, Gwen Ferguson and Camryn Holland won bronze with a 60-7 win over the Nova Scotia Keltics.

byron.hackett@reddeeradvocate.com

Just Posted

Lacombe ready to light the night

The Christmas spirit comes to Lacombe Thursday night with the start of… Continue reading

Opioid prescriptions up across country, but daily doses dispensed down: report

TORONTO — The overall number of prescriptions for opioids has increased over… Continue reading

Notley pleads with political foes, allies to support Alberta pipeline projects

OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley issued warnings to all political parties… Continue reading

Uber isn’t saying how many Canadians were affected by year-old hack

TORONTO — Uber is owning up to a year-old security breach that… Continue reading

N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President… Continue reading

VIDEO: Replay Red Deer: Nov. 19

Watch news highlights from the week of Nov. 13

Creationist will speak at home-schooling convention in Red Deer

Ken Ham has debated Bill Nye on the Earth’s origins

Update: Innisfail girl found

A 15-year-old missing Innisfail girl has been located safe and sound. Police… Continue reading

Cost to fix Phoenix pay system to surpass $540 million, auditor general says

The federal government’s chronic salary struggles will take more time and more… Continue reading

Red Deer Christmas Bureau to help 1,300 children this year

Demand is high, but Red Deer always provides

CP Holiday train makes stops in Central Alberta

The popular train will feature entertainment from Colin James and Emma-Lee

Kittens rescued after allegedly being tossed from vehicle

Couple finds abandoned kittens new home through Facebook

VIDEO: ‘Party bus’ goes up in flames in Vancouver

Fire crews responded to the late night blaze

Chicken crosses B.C. road, stops traffic

Rooster makes early morning commuters wait in Maple Ridge

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month