Lightning chopped

The Grande Prairie Tomahawks are the No. 1 ranked 4A high school boys’ volleyball team in the province and they showed why at the Lindsay Thurber boys’ and girls’ tournament during the weekend.

The Grande Prairie Tomahawks are the No. 1 ranked 4A high school boys’ volleyball team in the province and they showed why at the Lindsay Thurber boys’ and girls’ tournament during the weekend.

The Tomahawks defeated the Hunting Hills Lightning 25-19, 27-25 in the final after beating Harry Ainlay of Edmonton 25-22, 25-13 in the semifinal.

The Lightning beat the Notre Dame Cougars 18-25, 25-22, 15-13 in the other semifinal.

Grande Prairie posted a 7-0 record in pool play with Hunting Hills and Notre Dame at 5-2 and Harry Ainlay and Western Canada of Calgary at 4-3. The host Raiders were 2-5 with Lethbridge Catholic Central at 1-6 and Salisbury of Sherwood Park at 0-7.

In pool play Saturday, Hunting Hills downed Harry Ainlay 27-26, 19-25, 15-6 and Salisbury 25-18, 25-14 and lost 15-25, 18-25 to Grande Prairie.

Notre Dame beat LTCHS 25-12, 25-20 and Harry Ainlay 25-22, 27-25 and lost 20-25, 25-23, 7-15 to Grande Prairie.

LTCHS defeated Catholic Central 25-13, 25-22 and lost 20-25, 24-26 to Western Canada.

Meanwhile on the girls’ side, Harry Ainlay beat Catholic Central 25-17, 28-26 in the championship game.

Ainlay downed LTCHS 25-23, 25-21 in the semifinals while Catholic Central beat Bev Facey of Sherwood Park 25-22, 25-16.

LTCHS edged Bev Facey 23-25, 25-14, 15-13 in the bronze medal game.

In quarter-final action, Harry Ainlay defeated Hunting Hills 25-21, 25-14, Bev Facey defeated Notre Dame 25-22, 19-25, 15-9, LTCHS stopped Grande Prairie 20-25, 25-12, 15-11 and Catholic Central downed Western Canada 25-20, 25-21.

In pool play Saturday, LTCHS stopped Notre Dame 25-18, 25-22 and lost 22-25, 23-25 to Catholic Central, who also beat Notre Dame 25-16, 25-17.

Hunting Hills defeated Salisbury 25-18, 25-23 and lost 25-21, 22-25, 13-15 to Western Canada.

Just Posted

Red Deer group looking to keep roads safe for cyclists

A Red Deer cycling group is concerned about road safety after multiple… Continue reading

Smoke and pets do not mix

Take care of your pets during the smoky weather

Former Red Deer lawyer sentenced

Charges included possession of stolen property

WATCH: Raising money for kids at the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic

Former NHL players, Olympians, pro rodeo circuit members and musicians teed off… Continue reading

Canadian soccer captain Christine Sinclair continues to lead fight against MS

TORONTO — Christine Sinclair continues to have an impact on and off… Continue reading

In Franklin’s anthems, women heard an empowering message

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine.… Continue reading

Happy birthday Boler: 100s of cute campers in Winnipeg for anniversary gathering

WINNIPEG — Angela Durand sits outside her camper which is decorated to… Continue reading

Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump

FRANKFURT — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will… Continue reading

Tim Hortons says its China expansion will include menu with congee, matcha

TORONTO — The president of Tim Hortons says a plan to conquer… Continue reading

Trump suggests Canada has been sidelined from latest NAFTA negotiations

OTTAWA — U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting Canada has deliberately been… Continue reading

Photographer files complaint with police after alleged assault while on the job

TORONTO — A Toronto newspaper photographer said he opted to file a… Continue reading

Annual inflation rate jumped to 3.0% in July, highest reading since 2011

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says higher gasoline prices helped push the country’s… Continue reading

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