Central Alberta athletes find success

Central Alberta athletes enjoyed success as the second half of the Canada Summer Games began on Monday.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Central Alberta athletes enjoyed success as the second half of the Canada Summer Games began on Monday.

The Alberta baseball team, with Joel Peterman of Red Deer and Chad Northcott of Rocky Mountain House on the playing roster, defeated British Columbia 4-1.

The Alberta coaching staff includes Harold Northcott of Rocky Mountain House, Darcy Warawa of Innisfail and Dwayne Lalor of Red Deer.

Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s volleyball squads both opened with a flurry, with the Alberta men dumping P.E.I. 3-0 and the provincial women’s crew beating P.E.I and the Yukon by identical 3-0 scores.

The men’s volleyball team includes Spencer Leiske of Blackfalds, and Mikiah Schalk and Mitch Irvine of Red Deer.

Red Deer athlete Quinn Schulzke is on the Alberta women’s team, as are Katie Graves of Lacombe, Jessica Clutton of Innisfail and Jamie Thibeault of Sylvan Lake.

Paul Armbruster of Three Hills is the Alberta volleyball manager.

In the women’s Special Olympics 100-metre event, Thomasina Payne of Clive finished second in her pool with a time of 14.84 seconds, and was fourth in the final in 15.04.

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