Local sports briefs – July 28

The Red Deer Dick’s Auto Braves captured second place at the Alberta mosquito AA baseball championships Sunday.

Dick’s Auto Braves settle for second

CAMROSE — The Red Deer Dick’s Auto Braves captured second place at the Alberta mosquito AA baseball championships Sunday.

The Braves dropped a 9-6 decision to the Camrose Cougars in the final.

In preliminary play the Braves beat Edmonton South Jasper Place 11-1, lost 13-9 to Camrose and 5-2 to South Jasper Place and beat Camrose 12-6.

All three teams tied with Red Deer and Camrose advancing to the final on a tie-breaker system.

Northstar Braves lose in semifinals

OKOTOKS — The Red Deer Northstar Braves dropped a 15-7 decision to Okotoks in the semifinals of the provincial peewee AA tier I championships during the weekend.

Mack Differenz had a single, double and triple and drove in two runs for the Braves while Michael Ozga had two hits and two RBIs.

David Coley and Cody Domoney each chipped in with an RBI.

The Braves were 2-0 in pool play, beating Fort Saskatchewan 13-1 and South Jasper Place 22-5.

Jesse Muirhead picked up the win against Fort Saskatchewan, working four innings and allowing one run on three hits. He also drove in three runs and stole two bases, while collecting one hit in one official trip to the plate

Differenz was three-for-three at the plate with two RBIs and three stolen bases. Domoney had a two-run home run.

Muirhead led the way against Jasper Place, with two singles and two triples and five RBIs.

Coley had a single and his fifth home run of the season and drove in four runs while winning pitcher Evan Petriew had three RBIs and Domoney and Jesse Kowalchuk two each.

The Braves finished their season with a 22-8 record.

Panthers win ladies league by default

The Red Deer Panthers are the Red Deer Ladies Fastball Association champions without throwing a pitch.

The Panthers were awarded the league final by default over the Red Deer Topco Sliders, who are competing in the Western Canadian midget B fastball championships in Maple Ridge, B.C.

The Western midget B championships run July 30-Aug. 3 with the Sliders opening play Friday at noon (MDT) against Weyburn, Sask., They face the host Ridge Meadows at 4 p.m.

They meet Prince Albert at 10 a.m. and Langley, B.C. at 4 p.m. Saturday and finish their preliminary play Sunday at 11 a.m. against Smitty’s Terminators from Manitoba.

Young wins Golden Boot

Heather Young of Lacombe, who plays for the Red Deer Renegades U16 Tier I soccer team, captured the Golden Boot Award as the top goal scorer at the Canadian U16 girls’ championships.

Young scored six times in four games as Alberta finished sixth at the championships.

The Alberta squad opened the tournament losing in a shootout against Saskatchewan, which pushed them into the B side of the tournament where the best they could do was a sixth-place finish.

The teams were tied 1-1 in regulation after Young scored in the second half.

In the B pool, Young scored twice in a 3-1 win over Newfoundland, once in a 1-0 win over Manitoba and twice in a 3-0 win over Prince Edward Island.

Marlins medal in Forestburg

FORESTBURG — Eight members of the Red Deer Marlins Swim Club captured aggregate medals at the Forestburg Aquanauts invitational meet during the weekend.

Claire Halford, Adrian Christ and Noelle Makey won gold with Jillian Engler and Chase Desrosiers taking silver and Holly Daniel, Catherine Alcorn and Quinn Daviduck capturing bronze.

Halford won the girls’ eight-and-under 100-metre Individual Medley in two minutes 14.37 seconds and the 50m freestyle in 47.59 seconds while taking second in the 25m butterfly.

Christ had three gold medal swims in the 13-14 year-old boys’ division — the 50m freestyle (30.41), 100m freestyle (1:07.82) and 100m breaststroke (1:34.04) — while taking second in the 13-and-over 400m freestyle.

Makey competed in the girls’ 15-16 year-old division.

Engler won the 13-14 year-old girls’ 100m breaststroke in 1:25.00 and the 200m I.M. in 2:53.54 while finishing second in the 50m butterfly.

Desrosiers won the 15-16 year-old boys’ 100m breaststroke in 1:20.64 while taking second in the 200m I.M. and 50 and 100m freestyle.

Daniel, competing in the girls’ eight-and-under division, won the 25m backstroke in 25.70 seconds and finished third in the 25m freestyle.

Alcorn won the 13-and-over girls’ 400m freestyle in 5:26.39 and the 15-16- year-old 200m I.M. in 2:52.52 while finishing third in the 50m butterfly and 100m breaststroke.

Daviduck was second in the 15-16 year-old boys’ 100m backstroke and 50m butterfly and third in the 50 and 100m freestyle.

Other individual results were:

Girls

Sefrah Daviduck, second 13-14 50 free, 100 free; second 13-and-over 400 free.

Kyra McMurray, second eight-and-under 100 I.M.; third 25 ‘fly.

Sydney McMurray, second eight-and-under 25 back, 25 breast; third 100 I.M.

Emily Simon, third eight-and-under 25 breast, 25 back.

Boys

Dwight Akkermans, second, 13-14 100 free; third 200 I.M.

Tyrel Brown, second 13-14 200 I.M., 50 ‘fly; third 100 breast.

Kahn Daviduck, third 15-16 50 ‘fly.

Relays

Girls: Eight-and-under first 100m medley, 13-14 year-old second 200m medley.

Boys: first 15-16 year-old 200m medley.

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