Local sports briefs – November 19

The Alberta Sport Development Central have announced 39 Central Alberta athletes in 20 sports have been selected to the Athletic Enhancement Program.

39 Athletes selected to development program

The Alberta Sport Development Central have announced 39 Central Alberta athletes in 20 sports have been selected to the Athletic Enhancement Program.

The program is aimed at providing high quality, sports science support to the developing high performance athletes in Central Alberta.

Award recipients were:

Athletics: Chantal Payne, Clive; Thomasina Payne, Clive;

Baseball: Brandon Hine, Condor; Sam Schierman, Innisfail;

Basketball/volleyball: Trent Schmidt, Red Deer;

Biathlon: Marni Stokoe, Red Deer;

BMX: Landon Ferris, Red Deer;

Canoe polo/hockey: Shylo Hendrickson;

Canoe/kayak: Jesse Gilles, Innisfail; Levi Severtson, Innisfail;

Curling: Rebecca Konshuch, Sundre; Whitney More, Red Deer; Sarah More, Red Deer; Jocelyn Peterman, Red Deer; Brittany Tran, Red Deer;

Fencing: Karis Langvand, Red Deer;

Figure skating: Jessica Gorgi, Red Deer; Amy Severtson, Innisfail; Jessica-Amy Sergeant, Red Deer;

Freestyle skiing: Collin Jefferies, Red Deer; Stephen Jefferies, Red Deer;

Golf: Jesse Teron, Red Deer;

Gymnastics: Mark Armstrong, Red Deer;

Hockey/baseball: Emma Malsbury, Penhold;

Hockey/golf: Dustin Gorgi, Red Deer;

Hurdles: Jayden Wiebe, Red Deer;

Kayaking: Hanna Gilles, Innisfail;

Rugby: Jennifer Peturson, Red Deer;

Soccer: Luke Owen, Red Deer, Patrick Sweiger, Blackfalds;

Swimming: Nicole Cossey, Innisfail; Dallas Little, Innisfail; Kaitlyn Little, Innisfail; Elliott Moskowy, Red Deer; Ame Nieuwoudt, Red Deer;

Tennis: Mark Hamill, Penhold;

Track and field: Mike Sugden, Red Deer;

Trampoline: Amanda Martin, Red Deer County;

Cross-country/basketball: Christie Hackenbrook, Red Deer.

White wins pro event

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Red Deer’s Adrienne White reached the winner’s circle for the first time as a professional.

White shot a 54-hole total of nine-under par 207 to win the ASU Karsten event on the Cactus Tour and pocketed $2,100.

White won the event by eight strokes and has finished in the money in four of the five events she’s played on the fall portion of the tour, winning $4,300.

She will now head to Daytona Beach, Fla., to prepare for the final stage on the LPGA qualifying school, which runs Dec. 2-6.

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