Local sports briefs – August 7

The Red Deer Titans Rugby Club is well represented on the provincial teams. The U19 girls’ team has six Red Deer Titans on their roster along with manager Rob Reger and coach Bill Bowd.

Titans represented provincially

The Red Deer Titans Rugby Club is well represented on the provincial teams.

The U19 girls’ team has six Red Deer Titans on their roster along with manager Rob Reger and coach Bill Bowd.

The players are Alanna Fittes, Alisa Schneider, Marli Hadden, Emily Stearns, Jen Wickwire and Jovita ByRitter.

Jen Peterson is on the provincial U17 girls’ squad with Mike Soley and coach Dan Miekle on the U16 boys’ team.

Grady Bowd is a member of the provincial U18 boys’ team, which will compete in the Canada Summer Games, Aug. 14-22 in Summerside, P.E.I.

As well, Aly Bowd helped the Alberta U23 team capture gold at the national finals and Shannon Courte was a member of the bronze medal winning Alberta senior women’s team.

The provincial U19 girls played a pair of exhibition games last weekend against Manitoba, winning 36-0 and 43-5.

The U18 girls’ team beat the Edmonton Pirates 59-0 Wednesday at Titans Park with Fittes scoring four tries and kicking three converts. Breanna Beck and Stearns had two tries each and Wickwire and Schneider one each.


Westerns filling out

Six of the eight teams involved in the Western Canadian peewee AAA baseball championships, set for Aug. 21-23 in Red Deer, have been decided.

Provincial champion Sherwood Park and runner up Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves will represent Alberta with the champion Saskatoon Cardinals and second-place Regina White Sox out of Saskatchewan.

The Brandon Knights, who won the Manitoba title, and second-place North Winnipeg Pirates will also be involved.

The two B.C representatives will be determined this weekend.

All games will be held at Great Chief Park and are free to the public. The Braves kick off the tournament, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. against Saskatoon and will clash with Brandon nights in the feature game following the opening ceremonies, which are set for 5 p.m.

Round-robin play continues Aug. 22 with the semifinals and final Aug. 23.


Griffiths finishes 22nd

KITCHENER, Ont. — Zak Griffiths of Red Deer shot a final round one-over par 74 Thursday to finish in a tie for 22nd overall and a tie for fifth in the juvenile division of the 72-hole Canadian junior boys’ golf championship.

Griffiths finished with an eight-over 300, 14 strokes back of two-time champion Mitch Sutter of London, Ont., who had a 72 Thursday.

Griffiths was 12 strokes back of Brandon Ng of Toronto in the juvenile division. Ng shot a final round 70.

Meanwhile Carson Kallis of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club also came in with a 74 Thursday and finished tied for 29th at 301.

The 16-yera-old Kallis will compete in the Canadian amateur men’s championship, which begins Monday in Blainville, Que. Mitch Evanecz and Kyle Morrison of Red Deer are also entered in the 72-hole event.


Teron wins at Country Hills

CALGARY — Jesse Teron of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club shot a two-over par 73 to capture the McLennan Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour stop at Country Hills Thursday.

It was his first victory of the season and his second top 10 finish in the last two days. He tied for seventh at Calgary Pinebrook Wednesday with a 77.

Teron, who captured the boys’ 15-16 year-old division Thursday, won the overall title by one stroke over Scott Secord of the host club and two ahead of Chris Bonli and Kevin Wong of Calgary Bearspaw. Bonli and Wong tied for top spot in the 17-19 year-old division.

Jack Wood of Banff Springs won the 14-and-under class while Theo Olver of Three Hills was fourth with an 81.

Ryan Kerr of the Calgary Elks Club won the overall and the 17-19 year-old titles at Pinebrook with a 71, one stroke ahead of Jason Thiels of Olds.

Brent Niawchuk of Rocky Mountain House shot an 80 and was fourth in the 17-19 year-old division and Madison Kruger of Olds had a 92 for sixth in the girls’ competition.

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