Local sports briefs – November 25

The Central Alberta AA Under-12 Sting, comprised of players from Red Deer and Lacombe, won gold in a northern Alberta ringette tournament during the weekend. The tournament champs posted a 4-2 win over a Zone 5 team in the final.

Ringette

The Central Alberta AA Under-12 Sting, comprised of players from Red Deer and Lacombe, won gold in a northern Alberta ringette tournament during the weekend.

The tournament champs posted a 4-2 win over a Zone 5 team in the final.

Meanwhile, the Central Alberta AA Under-16 Sting finished fourth in a nine-team division of the West Edmonton Mall tournament.

The U16 Sting opened with a 12-2 win over Regina, then doubled Saskatoon 10-5. From there, the team lost 9-5 and 8-3 to the Calgary Prime and the Zone 5 Pace.


Ladies Basketball

Angie Jones dropped in 17 points and Colleen Braithwaite 13 to lead the Spartans to a 46-45 victory over the RDC Royals in North Star Ladies Baseball League action.

Carla Stewart had 11 points in a losing cause.

• The Storm got 16 points from Becky Perrin in a 66-22 win over the Funk, who received 14 points from Krista DeWit.

• Veronica DenOudsten had 22 points and Erica Pottage 18 as the Hot Shots downed Triple Threat 73-23.

• The North Stars got 16 points from Fiona Hicks and 15 from Nadine Cunningham in recording a 72-22 win over the Riff Raff.

• Megan Bertram and Gillian Magnusson had 10 points each as the RDC Black downed Wild Bill’s 56-49. Calli Payne had 15 points and Andi Crowe-Swords 12 for Wild Bill’s.


Deadline for coaches nears

The Red Deer Minor Baseball Association’s deadline for coaches applications in the rep division is set for Dec. 14.

Anyone interested in coaching in the division can register by going to the website at www.reddeerminorbaseball.com and locate an application in the coaches corner section.

The RDMBA is also accepting applications for the recreation division.

The association will hold it’s annual general meeting Dec. 7 at the Kinex. The meeting is open to anyone interested in the association.


Leduc beats Rimbey

Sander Lekas poured in 45 points but it wasn’t enough as the Rimbey Spartans dropped a 67-63 decision to Leduc Composite High School in high school senior boys’ exhibition basketball action Monday.

Spencer St. Denis added nine points in a losing cause for the Spartans, who host Lacombe in exhibition play Monday.


Golf honour

Jack Brooks of Lacombe is the recipient of an Alberta Golf Association distinguished service award.

Brooks, who has promoted amateur golf throughout Alberta for the last 15 years, received the award at the AGA annual general meeting on Tuesday at the Windermere Golf and Country Club in Edmonton.

He has filled numerous roles during his time with the AGA, including tournament chair, course rater, rules official, team captain, director and president.


AJHL

Olds Grizzlys forward Jordan Kwas is the AJHL player of the week for the Nov. 16-22 period.

Kwas was instrumental in helping Olds rack up four consecutive wins and scored twice and contributed three assists in two games. He notched the winning goal in a 4-3 victory over Bonnyville and assisted on the winner as the Grizzlys defeated Brooks.

Kwas, 20, leads the Grizzlys in scoring with 25 points (8g,17a) and is on a three-game point streak. The 20 year-old from Cochrane is in his third season with the Grizzlys, who are in Calgary tonight to face the Royals and then host the Drumheller Dragons on Friday at 8 p.m.

l One day after firing head coach Tom Keca, the Lloydminster Bobcats announced on Tuesday that Brian Curran will take over as head coach and general manager.

Curran succeeds Jim Crosson in the GM role, with Crosson moving over to the business side of the team’s operations.

Curran, a graduate of the Red Deer minor hockey system, was fired by the Brooks Bandits last month for reasons that have not been publicly disclosed.

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