Local sports briefs – June 26

The Michener Centre area will be swarming with athletes this weekend with the staging of the 2009 Woody’s Triathlon.

Triathlon ready to go

The Michener Centre area will be swarming with athletes this weekend with the staging of the 2009 Woody’s Triathlon.

The weekend opens with the Kids of Steel competition on Saturday. A field of 240 racers five to 15 years of age will participate in swim, bike and run events, starting at 8 a.m.

The Kids of Steel bike courses will range from 1.5 kilometres to 10 km in length, while swimmers will cover from 50 metres to 500m and the runners will race 500m to four km.

On Sunday, the 16 and over Sprint and Relay competition will start at 7 a.m. with the swim event at the Michener Centre pool. The swim courses will range from 750m to 15 laps, and from there bikers will travel a 19.4 km course and runners will complete a five km course.


Sunburst postponements

The Red Deer Riggers and Red Deer Stags Sunburst Baseball League game at Great Chief Park on Thursday was postponed with the Stags headed out to Kelowna for a tournament. The Riggers were also to host the St. Albert Tabbies today but that game is also postponed as the Tabbies are short players. Make up dates have not been determined.


Sports World Braves win

Dom Tait cracked a double and drove in a run for the Red Deer Sports World Braves on Thursday in a 13-3 midget AA baseball win over the First Nation Braves.

Riley Elliott had two singles, a double and knocked in a run for the winners, while Sean Tuff stroked a two-run double, Kaley Gilham contributed two singles and two RBIs, Kyle Howard drove in three runs on two hits, Zach Gilham had two singles and two RBIs, and Heather Northcott chipped in with an RBI double.

Ryan Clark pitched two innings for Red Deer, giving up three runs without allowing a hit. Clark walked three batters, hit one and fanned four.

Justice Letkeman mopped up over three innings, allowing one walk and two hits while recording one strikeout.


Slemp on fire

Eric Slemp scored all five goals in the Raiders’ 5-2 win over JacX Machine during opening night play of the Red Deer Ball Hockey League playoffs

In other action Boston Pizza beat the Eh Team 7-5 with Eric Lodge scoring three goals and an assist in the win. Elliott Marion scored twice and added an assist for the Eh Team.

Bart Tenhove scored twice to lead the Canadiens to a 4-1 win over Blarney Stone/Just Cuts, and Brett Cameron scored four times in a five-point night as the Sharks feasted on Bo’s/Sports World 11-1.


Braves belt black

The Red Deer Carstar Braves erupted for seven runs on seven hits in the top of the seventh Inning Wednesday to defeat the host Okotoks Black 8-4 in midget AAA baseball action.

Colin Amendt paced the Braves with two hits, including a three-run double, while Curtis Mazurkewich had two hits and drove in a run. Brady Porter also contributed a pair of hits and Kalem Hamilton knocked in two runs.

Starting pitcher Matt Davis allowed four runs on six hits and struck out five batters over six and one-third innings to get the win.


Rage roll

Jordanna Krentz struck out six batters over five innings Wednesday to lead the Red Deer Motors Rage to a 12-8 peewee girls’ softball win over the Red Deer Lock Solid Lightning at Great Chief Park.

The Rage scored five runs in the fifth and final frame to pull out the win, with Ayssa Peterson stroking a two-out single to ignite the rally. Jaden Robinson cracked a double for the winners, while Emily Eisenhawer slugged a home run in a losing cause.

Just Posted

Alberta has made a more detailed framework for those looking to acquire an exemption to the mandatory indoor mask bylaw. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Alberta changes requirements for mask exemptions

Masks wearing has been recommended for almost a year and provincially mandated… Continue reading

Alberta’a chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Thursday that there are more than 328,000 vaccine appointments booked over the next seven days. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta surpasses 2 million doses administered of COVID-19 vaccine

Red Deer down to 835 active cases of COVID-19

RCMP file photo (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)
RCMP investigating shooting near Maskwacis

Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP are seeking public assistance after a shooting has… Continue reading

Rode
Smith among impressive group of RDC soccer Queens recruits

There have been a number of cases where younger girls have developed… Continue reading

Red Deer Public Schools is projecting a $4-million budget deficit for 2021-22 school year. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Red Deer Public Schools prepares $124-million budget

$1 million COVID recovery plan to assist students

Bo’s Bar and Grill owner Brennen Wowk said the hospitality industry is looking for more clarity from the province around what conditions must be met to allow for restaurants reopening. (Advocate file photo)
Frustated restaurant owners want to know government’s reopening plan

Restaurant owners feel they are in lockdown limbo

Vancouver Canucks' Nils Hoglander, right, is checked by Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom during third-period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Thursday, May 13, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Lindholm, Tkachuk lead Calgary Flames in 4-1 win over Vancouver Canucks

Lindholm, Tkachuk lead Calgary Flames in 4-1 win over Vancouver Canucks

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, right, drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Khem Birch, left, and guard Jalen Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, May 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
LaVine, Markkanen lead Bulls past Raptors, 114-102

LaVine, Markkanen lead Bulls past Raptors, 114-102

NFL schedules get off to strong starts with Week 1 twinbills

NFL schedules get off to strong starts with Week 1 twinbills

The Saddledome, home of the Calgary Flames, is shown in Calgary, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The final three games of Canada's Secret Cup women's hockey tournament will be played in Calgary's NHL arena.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Secret Cup women’s tournament final games to be held in Calgary’s Saddledome

Secret Cup women’s tournament final games to be held in Calgary’s Saddledome

FILE - In this Thursday, July 18, 2019 file photo, Ron Francis talks to reporters in Seattle after he was introduced as the first general manager for Seattle's yet-to-be-named NHL hockey expansion team. Four years since George McPhee was a “puppet master” of the NHL leading up to the Vegas expansion draft, general managers approached this trade deadline with Seattle’s upcoming addition to the league in mind. While Kraken GM Ron Francis prepares – and maybe made a handshake deal or two already like McPhee did – Seattle was on his colleagues’ minds.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Kraken still plan to hire coach before expansion draft

Kraken still plan to hire coach before expansion draft

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney attends a news conference in Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Simmering internal discontent in his United Conservative caucus has boiled over into an open challenge to his leadership. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Two Alberta UCP members kicked out of caucus after challenging Kenney’s leadership

Two Alberta UCP members kicked out of caucus after challenging Kenney’s leadership

Toronto Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) celebrates in the outfield at the end of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Bichette, Blue Jays rally again to beat Braves 8-4

Bichette, Blue Jays rally again to beat Braves 8-4

FILE - Jordan Spieth waits his turn to putt during the third round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament in San Antonio, in this Saturday, April 3, 2021, file photo. Spieth will try to complete the career Grand Slam next week at the PGA Championship. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas, File)
Momentum for McIlroy, few others going into PGA Championship

Momentum for McIlroy, few others going into PGA Championship

Most Read