Local sports briefs – April 26

The Central Thrashers dropped a 2-0 decision to the South Senators in the C Division final of the Alberta Cup 14-year-old hockey championship Sunday.

Thrashers fall in C Final

LEDUC — The Central Thrashers dropped a 2-0 decision to the South Senators in the C Division final of the Alberta Cup 14-year-old hockey championship Sunday.

The Thrashers held a 32-31 edge in shots on goal.,

Meanwhile, Northwest edged Calgary South in the A final while the B title went to Edmonton North, who recorded a 4-3 win over Calgary North.

Edmonton South edged Northeast 3-2 in the D final.

Chiefs win Edmonton tournament


The Red Deer Northstar Sports Chiefs downed Innisfail 8-5 in the championship final of the Edmonton Blues B tournament during the weekend.

In round-robin play the Chiefs lost 8-7 to Innisfail before beating the Blues 5-4, Edmonton Wizards 5-4 and Westlock 8-2.


The Red Deer Chiefs II downed Chiefs III 9-5 in league action during the weekend.


The Red Deer T and T Mechanical Demons edged the Red Deer team II squad 6-5 in league action Friday.

Jacob Tomusiak scored four goals and Travis Salomons and Luke Mattheis one each for the Demons.

Kallis finishes 11th

TSAWWASSEN, B.C. — Red Deer’s Carson Kallis and Zak Griffiths placed 11th and 12th respectively in the CN Future Links Pacific golf championship Sunday.

Kallis put together rounds of 79-69-70 for a five-over par 218 total while Griffiths finished at 219 following rounds of 75-74-70.

Jesse Teron of Red Deer had rounds of 98-91-87 for a 276 total.,

Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. won the tournament with a 209 total, one stroke ahead of Wilson Bateman of Spruce Grove.

Raiders win handball bronze

EDMONTON — The Lindsay Thurber Raiders captured bronze in the men’s tier I division of the inaugural Alberta Schools Athletic Association team handball championship at Harry Ainlay High School during the weekend.

The Raiders beat St. Thomas Aquinas of Spruce Grove 20-19 in the third-place game after losing 21-20 to Bev Facey of Sherwood Park in the semifinal.

The LTCHS squad trailed St. Thomas by six goals at the half, but strong play by goalie Brody Slagman and Grady Bowd turned the game in the Raiders favour in the second half.

In pool play the Raiders lost 30-18 to Ross Sheppard of Edmonton and downed Frank Maddock of Drayton Valley 17-11.

Meanwhile in girls’ tier I play, the Raiders beat St. Thomas Aquinas 26-0 in the consolation final.

The Raiders lost 10-9 to Edmonton Eastglen and 18-11 to Harry Ainlay in pool play.

McKain earns age-class gold

CALGARY — Kassi McKain of Innisfail led the Red Deer Titans Track and Field Club at the Calgary Dino 4 Indoor Challenge at the University of Calgary Saturday.

McKain won the 12-year-old female 60-metre in 8.64 seconds and the 800m in three minutes 1.96 seconds and received a gold medal as the leading point recipient in her age class in the Dino Indoor Challenge series.

McKain also teamed with Jordan Huston, Sydney Braaten and Mattie Dewald of Lacombe to finish fifth in the 14-15 year-old female 4x200m relay.

Darren Posyluzny of Innisfail won the men’s 60m in 7.77 seconds while Derrick Evans of Red Deer won the boys’ 15-and-under 3,000m in 10:48.13.

Brayden Posyluzny of Innisfail captured the 13-year-old boys’ 60m in 8.32 seconds and was a member of the 14-15 year-old boys’ 4x200m relay team, which placed third.

Huston was third in the 14-year-old girls’ 60m with a time of 8.76 seconds while Braaten took fourth in the 14-year-old girls’ 3,000m (14:07.65).

Andrew Braden was fifth in the 15-year-old boys 60m at 7.98 seconds while Dewald was seventh in the 13-year-old girls’ 60m at 9.33 seconds.

Fencers medal

CALGARY — The Red Deer Fencing Club captured a pair of medals at the Priori Epee Cup during the weekend.

Karren Lyver took second in the senior women’s epee with Dakota Wohl third in the U17 men’s epee.

Cole Adam was fifth and Thomas Lyver eighth in the U17 men’s division while Nathaniel Johnson took 10th in the senior men’s epee.

The Priori Epee Cup was the last event on the Alberta Fencing Association circuit, leaving only provincials, Western Canadians and Nationals to complete the season.

Soehn golden at provincials

CALGARY — Keegan Soehn of the Red Deer Thunder Country Trampoline Club finished with a pair of medals in the national senior men’s division at the provincial trampoline and tumbling championships during the weekend.

Soehn won the trampoline and was third in double-mini trampoline (DMT).

Amanda Martin was second on the trampoline and third on DMT in the national youth women’s category.

Morgan Akins won the trampoline and was fifth on DMT and Brittany Lane was third on DMT in the national novice 15-and-over division.

Akins and Lane combined to win the national novice women’s synchronized trampoline title.

Caiden Cline won the provincial A men’s DMT and was second on the trampoline while taking first in provincial B tumbling.

Zach Blakely was a double gold medalist in the provincial B men’s division, taking top spot on the trampoline and DMT while finishing second in provincial D tumbling.

Blakely also teamed with Pierson Kooman to finish second in provincial B synchronized trampoline.

Madeline Potter and Kalena Soehn combined to win the provincial A women’s synchronized trampoline while Potter won the provincial C tumbling and was third in provincial A trampoline and Soehn took fifth in provincial A trampoline and provincial C tumbling.

Brandalynn Muhlbeier won the provincial B trampoline while taking second on DMT and 10th in provincial D tumbling.

Alexandra Potter won the provincial B DMT while finishing fourth on the trampoline and teaming with Muhlbeier to take fourth in provincial B synchronized trampoline.

Pierson Kooman was second in provincial B men’s DMT, fifth on the trampoline and seventh in provincial D tumbling.

In team competition the Thunder Country took top honours in the trampoline and DMT categories and was second in the all-around category.

The competition was also the last trial to nationals and Kyle and Keegan Soehn, Amanda Martin, Brittany Lane and Morgan Akins were all named to the Alberta team to compete in the Nationals, May 23-29 in Kamloops.

Other top-10 finishes at the provincials were:

Karalyn Idland, provincial A women, fourth trampoline.

Sam Peters, provincial C men, fourth trampoline, fifth DMT.

Jordan Smith-Morphy, provincial C women, seventh DMT.

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