Local sports briefs – February 5

The 65th annual Red Deer Farmer’s Bonspiel has a new look heading into today’s 3 p.m. semifinals.

New Farmers Bonspiel champ guaranteed

The 65th annual Red Deer Farmer’s Bonspiel has a new look heading into today’s 3 p.m. semifinals.

All four A quarter-final winners — John Stol, Doug Radomski, Gord Murdock and Jeff Bauer — are looking to capture their first title.

John Stol advanced with a 8-5 victory over Mike Parcels while Radomski downed Don Smith 10-2, Murdock defeated Wally Purcell 7-2 and Bauer edged Troy Monea 5-4.

The championship in all five events goes Saturday at 2 p.m.

Service Plus Chiefs advance

The Red Deer Service Plus Chiefs advanced to the next round of the bantam AA zone provincial qualifying with a 4-2 win over Rocky Mountain House Wednesday.

The teams tied the opening game of the two-game, total-goal series 3-3.

Tegan Colonna scored twice for the Chiefs with Cole Visser notching the winner in the third period and Brett Hoppus adding a single marker.

Nicholas Galenzoski finished with 27 saves in goal for the Chiefs, who had 55 shots on goal.

Cougars off to Father Troy semifinal

EDMONTON — The Notre Dame senior boys basketball team advanced to the semifinal of the Father Troy Tournament at St. Joseph’s in Edmonton on Thursday with a 83-45 win over Holy Trinity High School out of Okotoks.

Tim Finnigan scored 35 points to leas the Cougars while Jordan Handel added 12.

They play the St. Francis Browns out of Calgary today at 4 p.m.

It was the opposite story for the girls on Thursday as they were beat 84-31.

Makenzie Quinn led the Cougars with nine points.

They play Miller High School out of Regina today at noon.

HMI downs Blarney Stone

HMI got 16 points from Steven Hall and 12 from Trent Allred in downing the Blarney Stone 74-62 in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play Thursday.

Justin Hicks had 17 points and Chris Fitzsimons 13 for the Blarney Stone.

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