Cougars Classic to roar
Host Notre Dame will take on Hunting Hills in the opening senior girls game of the Cougar Classic basketball tournament at 10 a.m. on Friday.
On the boys side, the Cougars will face St. Albert Bellerose at 11:45 a.m. Both games will be played at Notre Dame, with St. Francis Middle School also hosting one game on Friday — the Hunting Hills Lightning boys vs. Edmonton M.E. Lazerte at 6:45 p.m. — and four in each of the two divisions on Saturday, including the consolation-side finals at 7 and 8:45 p.m.
The Lindsay Thurber Raiders senior girls will meet Grande Prairie St. Joseph’s at 5 p.m. at Notre Dame on Friday and the Thurber boys will tangle with St. Joseph’s at 6:45 p.m., also at Notre Dame.
Other schools competing in the girls division are Sturgeon of Namao, Assumption and M.E. Lazerte. The same schools are featured in the boys division, except Sturgeon, which is replaced by Edmonton J. Percy Page.
Both finals are set for Notre Dame on Saturday night, with the girls gold-medal game at 7 p.m. and the boys championship contest at 8:45 p.m.
Jankos to compete in junior curling finals
Red Deer curlers Amy and Lindsey Janko will compete in the provincial junior curling championships Dec. 27-31 in Grande Prairie.
The Janko sisters are members of the Edmonton Saville rink skipped by Erica Ortt, the A-event winner in last weekend’s Northern Alberta Curling Association playdowns at the Edmonton Granite Club.
Meanwhile, Lacombe’s Colin Hodgson skipped his Saville foursome to the A-event title in the junior men’s division at the NACA finals and will also compete in the provincials.
Shane Parcels and Stephen Hood of Red Deer also qualified for the provincials during the SACA playdowns at the Red Deer Curling Centre. Parcels skips a rink out of the Calgary Garrison Club that also includes Hood.
Bus Line Chiefs take B side
The Red Deer Prairie Bus Lines Chiefs won their final two games to claim B-side honours in a midget A hockey tournament at Grande Prairie.
Thomas Baggaley and Alex Haldane each sniped two goals and Spencer Flanagan, Jordan Hemstad and Rylan Gallant also tallied in a 7-6 victory over Camrose.
Baggaley and Brock Forbes were the marksmen in the Chiefs’ 2-1 win over Dawson Creek, B.C.
Spartans split with CACH in basketball action
RIMBEY — Sander Lekas scored 22 points to lead the Rimbey Spartans senior boys basketball team past Central Alberta Christian High school (CACH) 84-50 on Wednesday in Central Alberta High School Basketball League action.
Reid Swier added 19 points and Spencer St. Denis 15 for Rimbey while Jordan Folkerts led CACH with 18.
In girls action CACH edged Rimbey 42-38 with Natalie Ellens and Erin Wiersma scoring 13 points each for CACH and Krista Anderson leading Rimbey with nine points.
• Lawrie Saunders scored 29 points to lead the Ponoka Broncs past the Lacombe Rams 57-47 in senior high girls basketball action.
Candice Duckett led the Rams with 20 points, while Kayla Blacquiere scored 12.
• PONOKA —Sydney Cook scored with 0.1 seconds left to lift the Notre Dame Cougars JV girls to a 41-40 win over the Ponoka Broncs on Wednesday,
Natalie Potvin led the Cougars with 15 points.
In the boys game, Notre Dame blew out Ponoka 71-28.
Kelvin Agonoy led the Cougars with 11 points while Jonah chipped in with 10. Derek
Lee was the top scorer for Ponoka with 13 points.
• Kesley Bissett dropped in 20 points and Mykyla Sorensen added 14 as Stettler beat Lindsay Thurber 66-45 in JV girls play. Jenna Stone scored eight for Thurber.
Lindsay Thurber prevailed 94-33 in the boys contest.
Fatboys squeeze past All-stars
Murray Cunningham netted 16 points and Cam Kusiek added 15 to lead the Sorentos Fatboys to an 84-79 win over the Grandview All-Stars in a Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association game on Tuesday.
For Grandview, Tom West scored 21 points and Bob Schurman contributed 20.