Local sports briefs – March 22

Nick Marchuk was a triple medalist for the Cheney Karate Studios of Red Deer in the Western Provincial Open martial arts championship Saturday. Marchuk won the black belt musical weapons forms and traditional weapons forms and was third in junior black belt forms.

Marchuk medals

EDMONTON — Nick Marchuk was a triple medalist for the Cheney Karate Studios of Red Deer in the Western Provincial Open martial arts championship Saturday. Marchuk won the black belt musical weapons forms and traditional weapons forms and was third in junior black belt forms.

Meanwhile, Samuel Abijero, Julian King and Christy Marchuk all had two first-place finishes. Abijero won the seven-eight year-old orange-green belt sparring and forms while King took both titles in the nine-10 year-old white-yellow belt division. Christy Marchuk won the ladies executive forms and sparring. Tori Marchuk captured the Little Dragons forms and was second in sparring with Jack Marchuk taking second in the seven-eight year-old orange-green belt forms and third in sparring.


Orangemen rule

The Orangemen got 22 points from Ray Teskey and 20 from Shane Austin in downing the Blarney Stone 87-69 in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play Sunday.

Justin Hicks had 36 points and Neal Fitzsimmons 19 in a losing cause.

• Eddie Ellis had 33 points and Keith Block 21 as the Petro Storm beat the Vikings 88-74.

John Haazen had 27 points and Mark Vos 19 for the Vikings.

• The RDC Royals downed Damage Inc. 86-75 behind the 19 point effort of Ben Cripps and Dustin Radowits. Chester Mah dropped in 19 points and Michael Pinette 14 for Damage.

• The Grandview All-stars got 21 points from Greg Carritt and 13 from Cordell Martens in taking a 66-55 win over the Sorento Fatboys, who had 18 points from both Murray and Dave Cunningham.


Evanecz third

MONTERREY, Mexico — Mitch Evanecz of Red Deer finished in a two-way tie for third at the 72-hole Mexican Amateur golf championships Sunday.

Evanecz, who attends the University of Victoria, had a final round 69 for a 281 total, three strokes back of Rodolfo Rincon of Tampico, Mexico.


Golf tourny cancelled

WINTER HAVEN, Fla — The third round of the Duramed Future Tour’s $100,000 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic at the Lake Region Yacht and Country Club was cancelled because of rain Sunday. As a result Red Deer’s Adrienne White finished in a tie for 50th and pocketed $502 in the first tournament since earning her full-time Future’s Tour card, which includes several stops on the LPGA tour. White had rounds of 77-71 and finished 11 strokes back of Angela Oh of Maple Shade, N.J. and Jane Rah of Torrance, Calif.

Oh won the $14,000 first prize in a playoff.


Generals blast Chiefs

What was expected to be a tough, low-scoring series between the Bentley Generals and the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs was anything but Saturday in Fort Saskatchewan.

The Generals dominated play from the outset and recorded a 9-3 victory, which gave them a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Alberta senior AAA hockey championship.

The Generals won the opening game 4-2 Friday,.

Travis Brigley led the Generals with three goals while Scott Hood, Kurt Bensmiller and Darren Van Impe had two each.

Scott Galenza finished with 20 saves, allowing three goals before being replaced by Jordan Alford with 2:39 remaining in the game.

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