Central Alberta rugby teams compete at ASAA Provincials

Lindsay Thurber in Tier I rugby final

It was a mixed bag of results from Central Alberta teams on Day 1 of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association Rugby Provincials.

In Tier I Boys play, the Lindsay Thurber Raiders won their opening game 24-22 over Holy Trinty Academy and advanced to the semi-final against Harry Ainlay. The Raiders won 5-0 and will play Henry Wise Wood for gold Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

Rimbey also advanced to the championship bracket with a win in their opening game of Tier III action. They knocked off Springbank 32-14, but fell 29-5 to Vulcan in their second game. They will play Banff for bronze on Saturday morning.

Both the Notre Dame Cougars boys and girls lost to open the tournament. The Boys dropped a 31-7 decision to Bowness and the girls were edged 27-17 by Winston Churchill.

The Raiders senior girls also lost 66-7 to Jasper Place to start the tournament.

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