Local sports briefs – November 6

The 23rd annual Lindsay Thurber Junior Varsity volleyball tournament will run today and Saturday with 10 teams in each division.

JV Volleyball tourney set

The 23rd annual Lindsay Thurber Junior Varsity volleyball tournament will run today and Saturday with 10 teams in each division.

The three Red Deer schools — LTCHS, Hunting Hills and Notre Dame — will join teams from Dr. E.P. Scarlett and Western Canada from Calgary, Grande Prairie, Salisbury of Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove and Harry Ainlay and McNally of Edmonton.

Games begin at 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Saturday.

The quarter-finals are set for 3:15 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday with the semifinals at 5:45 p.m. and the finals at 7 p.m.

All about Rugby

The senior women’s national rugby head coach John Long will be heading a rugby clinic aimed at students for the next four Sundays at Lindsay Thurber High School.

The clinic will focus on touch and flag rugby in an attempt to raise the profile of the sport and develop more players locally with the inclusion of Rugby into the 2016 Olympics. The Canadian women are currently ranked No. 4 in the world.

The clinics start this Sunday with an hour long class aimed at boys and girls in Grades 3 to 5 starting at 2 p.m. They will be followed by at Grades 6 to 8 grouping at 3 p.m. There is no pre-registration and the classes cost a toonie at the door.

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