Local sports briefs – March 1

Red Deer Ski Club members Ryan Oakes, Curtis Oakes and Bennett Erickson finished one-two-three in the K1 men’s giant slalom as part of the Sport Check Regional Kinder Series races at Edmonton during the weekend.

Skiers finish in top 3 spots

Red Deer Ski Club members Ryan Oakes, Curtis Oakes and Bennett Erickson finished one-two-three in the K1 men’s giant slalom as part of the Sport Check Regional Kinder Series races at Edmonton during the weekend.

Curtis Oakes also finished second in each of the morning and afternoon runs of the K1 men’s slalom, while Kathryn Richards was runner-up in the K2 women’s giant slalom and Julia Richards placed third in the K1 women’s giant slalom.

Other Red Deer Ski Club top-10 results:

Fourth: Erickson, K1 men’s slalom p.m.; Garrett Esquirol, K2 men’s slalom p.m.; Fifth: Julia Richards, K1 women’s slalom a.m.; Carter Copland-Blair, K2 men’s slalom a.m. and p.m.; Sixth: Kathryn Richards, K2 women’s slalom p.m.; Erickson, K1 men’s slalom p.m.; Seventh: Esquirol, K2 men’s giant slalom, K2 men’s slalom a.m.; Eighth: Copland-Blair, K2 men’s giant slalom; Devan Mercereau, junior women’s slalom a.m.; David Simpson, K1 men’s slalom a.m.; Julia Richards, K1 women’s slalom p.m.; 10th: Britt Cupples, junior women’s slalom a.m. and p.m.; Sara Sylvestre, K2 women’s slalom p.m.; Simpson, K1 men’s slalom p.m.


Armstrong wins medals in San Jos

Mark Armstrong was a double medalist for the Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club at the Spirit of the Flame Challenge trampoline event in San Jose, Calif., during the weekend.

Armstrong placed second on the trampoline and third in double-mini trampoline (DMT) in the junior elite level.

Meanwhile, Mackenzie Crozman was fourth in DMT in the level 10 competition.


Mens Basketball

The Grandview All-stars got 21 points from Tom West and 10 from Bob Schurman in downing Wells Furniture 101-45 in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play Sunday.

Eddie Ellis and Anthony Jackson had 12 points each for Wells.

In other action the Fatboys beat the Stallions 93-61 as Cam Kusiek had 24 points and Brad David 21.

Aaron Lucas had 20 points and James Johanson 14 in a losing cause.


Red Deer fencers win at Calgary event

CALGARY — Red Deer Fencing Club members Karren Lyver and Petar Toshkov were winners in the Don Lazlo Memorial event at the University of Calgary during the weekend.

Lyver was victorious in the women’s open category, a win that could vault her to the top spot on the provincial rankings list and secure her position with the provincial team.

Toshkov, the club’s head coach, took top honours in the men’s open division, beating Red Deer’s Nathaniel Johnston in the final. Jacob Sysak finished ninth in the men’s open category and Zac Zanussi was 20th.

Meanwhile, Cole Adam and Dakota Wohl placed second and third in the under-17 men’s epee, while Zanussi finished sixth and Thomas Lyver was 19th.

Meagan McIvor and Greer McIvor were fifth and 10th in the under-17 women’s epee.

The Red Deer Fencing Club will host the provincial championship April 16-17 at the Collicutt Centre.


Murray leads Exelta club at meet in Lacombe

Mickalay Murray led the Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club at the Red Deer Thunder Country invitational trampoline and tumbling meet in Lacombe during the weekend.

Murray won the provincial A trampoline title and teamed with Kylee Pacholok to finish second in the synchronized provincial A trampoline competition.

Ashton Henfrey was second in both trampoline and double-mini trampoline (DMT) in provincial C men’s competition while Carter Piskow was third on the trampoline and seventh in DMT and Benn Bilsborrow fifth on the trampoline and third in DMT.

Alyssa Hamill took third in both trampoline and DMT in the provincial B girls’ division while Erika Blair was fifth in DMT and Rhian Gordon-Eddy ninth on the trampoline and 10 in DMT.

In provincial A girls’, Tess McLachlin was eighth on the trampoline and fourth in DMT while Pacholok was fifth and sixth respectively and Sabrina Chanminaraj was 10th in both categories.

Betina Herrera placed fourth in provincial C trampoline and ninth in DMT while Savanna Chanminaraj was 10th and eight respectively and Choloe Fischer 12th in both competitions.

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