Local sports briefs – September 15

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders scored 27 unanswered points to down Springbank 27-10 in Central Bantam Football League play Saturday.

Raiders down Springbank

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders scored 27 unanswered points to down Springbank 27-10 in Central Bantam Football League play Saturday.

The Raiders fell behind 4-0 late in the second quarter, but scored 19 points within one minute and six seconds to grab a 19-4 lead at the half. They added a touchdown and a two-point convert late in the third quarter.

Meanwhile, the Stettler Cougars improved their record to 2 – 0 with a 48-0 win over the Lacombe Raiders.

Morgan Losny threw one touchdown and ran for one. Braden Nelson and Mark Forrester had three touchdowns each.

Marchuk impressive in Australia

Nick Marchuk of the Red Deer Cheney Karate Studios turned in an impressive performance at the World Martial Arts Games in Sydney, Australia during the weekend.

The 13-year-old brown belt, who has been training with the Cheney Studios for six years, won five gold and a bronze and received the prestigious Chris Canning Award of Excellence.

The award recognizes an international martial artist who lives a balanced life, which includes excellence in martial arts, academics and personal attributes.

Individually Marchuk won the advanced traditional sword forms, advanced wood weapons forms, musical weapon forms and advanced point fighting.

He also took gold in the team fighting along with Roland Lau of Vancouver and a member of the USA team, which made up Team North America. He was third in the advanced 11-13 year-old forms.

The World championship is the second of three international events for Marchuk, who had two gold, a silver and a bronze and was the forms Grand Champion at the World Martial Games X in Maryland.

He will compete for Team Canada at the World Karate Championship in Dublin, Ireland, Nov. 1.

MacLeod, Palmer RDC athletes of week

RDC soccer Kings Scott MacLeod was named the Moxie’s Classic Grill RDC male athlete of the week.

MacLeod scored the tying goal for the Kings late in their 3-3 tie with the Medicine Hat Rattlers Sunday at RDC.

Meanwhile, soccer Queens inside midfielder Sarah Palmer received the top female award.

Palmer, playing in her first game in the Alberta Colleges Women’s Soccer League, was solid both offensively and defensively in the Queens 3-0 win over the Rattlers. The soccer teams resume play Saturday when they host SAIT. The women kick off at noon with the men to follow.

The RDC teams travel to Lethbridge Sunday.

• The RDC golf team will compete in the north regionals Saturday and Sunday at NAIT while the cross-country team will also be at NAIT Saturday.

• The RDC Royals women’s fastball team will compete in Alberta Intercollegiate Women’s Fastball Association play in Saskatoon Saturday and Sunday.

Schmidt places fifth in one-metre event

CALGARY — Emily Schmidt of Red Deer, who competed for Dive Calgary, placed fifth in the one-metre event in the 11-and-under division at the Pan Am junior diving championships Saturday.

Schmidt earlier won bronze in the three-metre event.

Stokoe second in marathon

LETHBRIDGE — Red Deer’s Jeff Stokoe placed second in the 100-mile division of the Lost Souls Ultra Marathon during the weekend.

Stokoe, who won the 18-49 year-old men’s division, finished in 24 hours, nine minutes, 47.56 seconds while Wayne Gaudet of Okotoks, who was in the 50-and-over division, came in at 22:46:58.97.

Bill Kossman of Red Deer was 19th at 32:32:27.56 and fourth in the 50-and-over category.

Meanwhile, Ron Villeneuve of Red Deer was 18th in the 100 km race and placed ninth in the 50-and-over division with a time of 20:09:10.32.

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