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Northcott takes pitching pedigree to World Cup

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.”
Riggers win game two in wild affair

Riggers win game two in wild affair

It may well be the wildest game the Red Deer Riggers have ever been involved in.Trailing 12-4 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Riggers scored five times in the eighth and four times in the ninth to pull out a 13-12 victory over the Parkland White Sox and even their best-of-three Sunburst Baseball League and provincial senior AAA semifinal series 1-1, at Great Chief Park, Wednesday.

Rebels defence getting experience

Mathew Dumba was a virtual no-brainer.Kayle Doetzel . . . not so much.Both Red Deer Rebels defencemen are currently overseas with different versions of Team Canada, Dumba with the U20 crew for the four-game Canada/Russia Challenge which starts today in Yaroslavl (9 a.m., TSN2) and Doetzel with the U18 squad preparing for the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament starting Saturday in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Innisfail Merchants excited to be hosts to baseball championships

The Innisfail Merchants didn’t plan on hosting the Western Canadian Junior AAA Baseball Championships this year, but when asked they jumped at the idea.“We were asked last year while attending the Western Canadians (in Winnipeg) if we’d host it this year and Des (Desmond Bouteiller) jumped on it,” explained Merchants Jay Steeves, who manages the team along with Bouteiller.
Caine's dream comes true with trip to Worlds

Caine's dream comes true with trip to Worlds

When Kelsie Caine was first introduced to ice skating she didn’t like it.But all that changed when she was six and introduced to ringette.“I liked it and took to it,” explained the 16-year-old Red Deer native, who played in the Red Deer Ringette Association before reaching the competitive level.
Braves pleased with performance

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.
Sereda wins first Central Alberta Amateur Golf Championship

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.

Marlins’ Halford wins gold at Summer Games

Claire Halford of the Red Deer Marlins Swim Club struck gold in the 2012 Alberta Summer Games at Lethbridge.Halford was victorious in the 100-metre individual medley with a time of 1:18.36 and — along with Marlins teammate Emilie Unrau — also won silver in the 4x100 medley relay (5:21.75) and earned a bronze medal in the 200m I.M. (2:48.56) and 4x100 free relay (4:47.37). Unrau also won bronze in the 4x100 free relay and picked up a silver medal in the 100m I.M. with a time of 1:20.44.
RD City falls to tough Calgary Saints squad

RD City falls to tough Calgary Saints squad

The Red Deer City FC could have sat back and hoped to keep the score close against the Calgary Saints in their Alberta Major Women’s Soccer League meeting at Great Chief Park Sunday afternoon.After all they knew how to play the Saints tough as shown in a 1-0 loss to the Calgary side the previous Sunday.
Braves getting ready for provincials

Braves getting ready for provincials

The Red Deer Carstar Braves have been busy of late, which is how head coach Terry Letkeman wanted it.The Braves played five NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League games in three days as they prepared for the provincial midget AAA championships, which open Wednesday in Okotoks.