Local sports briefs – November 13

The Central Alberta 4A zone high school volleyball championships will open Wednseday, Nov. 18 with the Lindsay Thurber Raiders hosting the Hunting Hills Lightning.

4A volleyball zones set

The Central Alberta 4A zone high school volleyball championships will open Wednseday, Nov. 18 with the Lindsay Thurber Raiders hosting the Hunting Hills Lightning.

Hunting Hills will visit Notre Dame Thursday with Notre Dame at LTCHS Friday.

The girls get action underway all three days at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow.

The top two teams will advance to the provincials championships Nov. 26-28 in Lethbridge.

If there’s a three-way tie following round-robin play the first-place team will be determined through a tie-breaker system and will advance to the provincials with the other two teams meeting in a tie-breaker Nov. 21, beginning at 9 a.m.

• The Central Alberta 3A boys’ championship will go Nov. 2 at Camrose.

Camrose, Wetaskiwin and West Central of Rocky Mountain House will be in Pool A with Central Alberta Christian High School of Lacombe, Stettler and Ponoka in Pool B.

Teams play a round-robin with the top two in each pool advancing to the semifinals. The top two teams advance to the provincials. Nov. 26-28 in Spruce Grove.

• The 3A girls’ playoffs will go Nov. 20-21 at Sylvan Lake. The draw has yet to be released.

Steelers brace for Bulldogs

It’s no longer a mystery who the Red Deer Steelers will meet in the provincial Tier III peewee (11-12 year-old) football championships Saturday.

The Steelers will host the Calgary Bulldogs at 2 p.m. at Great Chief Park.

The Bulldogs advanced with a 56-6 victory over the Spruce Grove Cougars Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Camrose Buffalos downed the Lloydminster Eagles 28-0 in the Tier IV semifinals and will clash with the Innisfail Cyclones Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Great Chief Park.

In the other finals, the Calgary Mavericks host the Edmonton Chargers in Tier I action and the Calgary Falcons meet the Mill Woods Maulers in the Tier II final, also in Calgary.

• The high school Tier III North Division championship is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Sylvan Lake with the Lakers hosting the Peace River Pioneers.

The Lakers advanced with a 41-21 win over Cold Lake last weekend while Peace River downed Beaumont 75-14.

The winner Saturday advances to the championship final, Nov. 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Edmonton’s Foote Field against the winner of the Lethbridge Winston Churchill and Brooks south final.

• In bantam (13-14 year-old) action, the Olds Bulldogs advanced to the provincial Tier III semifinals with a 28-8 win over the Lloydminster Mustangs Wednesday.

Olds will face the Edmonton Black Raiders in the semifinals Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Clark Stadium in Edmonton. The winner meets the winner between Calgary Falcons and Medicine Hat Hawks.

Two other Central Alberta teams ­— Stettler Cougars and Wetaskiwin Warriors — are also in semifinal action.

The Cougars, who compete in Tier II host the St. Albert Fury at 1 p.m. Saturday while Wetaskiwin and Fort McMurray Ravens meet at 11 a.m. at Clark Stadium.

The winner of the Cougars-Fury contest hosts the winner of the Lethbridge-Calgary Wildcats contest, Nov. 21.

The winner of the Warriors-Ravens meeting will host the final against the winner of the Sherwood Park Northstars and Grande Prairie Broncos game.

McComish downs RDC Royals

David McComish hit 24 points to lead Well’s Furniture to a 73-56 victory over the RDC Royals in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play Tuesday.

Kyle Ingram had 10 points in a losing cause.

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