Local sports briefs – June 19

Jonah Penner was two-for-four at the plate with a triple as the Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves defeated the Okotoks Foothills Dawgs 11-6 in bantam AAA baseball action Wednesday at Great Chief Park.

Braves pound Dawgs

Jonah Penner was two-for-four at the plate with a triple as the Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves defeated the Okotoks Foothills Dawgs 11-6 in bantam AAA baseball action Wednesday at Great Chief Park.

Mike Pinkney was two-for-three with three runs scored, while Wyle Cunningham was also two-for-three and Nathan Damiani stroked a triple.

Penner posted the win, allowing four earned runs on four hits over four and two-thirds innings. He fanned four batters and walked one.

Reign Letkeman worked two and one-third innings on the Braves mound, giving up two earned runs on three hits while recording four strikeouts, walking one batter and hitting three.

Skinner finishes five shots back

MEDICINE HAT — Tom Skinner of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club finished five shots behind winner Karl Parrington of DeWinton as the Alberta Men’s Mid-Amateur championship concluded Thursday at Desert Blume.

Skinner was five strokes off the lead heading into the final round, then matched Parrington’s 1-over 73 and finished with a 54-hole total of 218 that included earlier scores of 75-70.

Kelly Risling of Medicine Hat was runner-up with a 215 total (75-70-70), Skinner was third and Sid Harrison of the host club and Frank Mackenzie of Edmonton tied for fourth at 219.

Rob Kuntz of Lacombe slipped to an 84 Thursday and finished in a four-way tie for 27th place with a 232 tally that included earlier rounds of 74-74.

Meanwhile, Keith Newton of Olds tied for 31st at 233 (80-76-77), Kevin Campbell of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club tied for 37th at 235 (78-75-82), Blair Neal of Ponoka tied for 63rd at 247 (82-80-85) and Les Swelin of Sundre finished 74th at 259 (80-86-93).

Former Red Deer resident Tom Alford of Calgary Earl Grey tied for 34th at 234 (83-73-78).

Muirhead goes the distance

Jesse Muirhead pitched a five-inning, complete-game three-hitter as the Red Deer North Star Braves blanked Lacombe 13-0 in peewee AA baseball action Tuesday.

Steven Stammers and Cody Domoney each drove in two runs, while Michael Ozga, David Coley and Mack Differenz each contributed one RBI. Coley had three hits and Diffferenz had a pair.

Fusion still unbeaten

Red Deer Firefly Fusion pitchers Taylor Stymiest and Madison Holland held Red Deer Can Pro to six hits in an 11-8 bantam girls’ fastball win Wednesday.

The Fusion hurlers also recorded five strikeouts, while Megan Kirkland cracked a single and a home run and Taylor Hall had two hits.

The Fusion improved to 10-0 with the positive result.

Renegades rally for tie

The Red Deer Renegades Tier 1 U16 girls rallied from an early two-goal deficit to pull out a 3-3 tie with the Edmonton Scottish in an Edmonton Interdistrict Youth Soccer Association match Tuesday.

Scoring for the Renegades were Hilary Dueck, Hayley Carlson and Kayla Blacquiere.

Spotlight on minor lacrosse

Tonight’s 8:30 p.m. Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League Junior B Tier 1 contest at the Kinex will be a testament to minor lacrosse.

Prior to the game between the host Red Deer TBS Rampage and the Calgary Chill, the Red Deer Lacrosse Association mini-tykes (three to four years of age) will stand with the players for the national anthem, and the tyke (five to seven years) players will scrimmage between the second and third periods.


Due to an alteration in results provided to the Advocate, Houston Flaman was incorrectly identified in Thursday’s paper as the Lindsay Thurber junior boys’ basketball most improved player.

He was in fact the junior Raiders most valuable player. Ryan Parcels was named most improved.

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