Local sports briefs – September 24

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders won both ends of the Central Alberta High School Girls’ Volleyball League doubleheader Thursday.

Raiders win doubleheader

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders won both ends of the Central Alberta High School Girls’ Volleyball League doubleheader Thursday.

They beat the West Central Rebels from Rocky Mountain House 25-16, 25-20, 25-20 and the Stettler Wildcats 25-19, 24-26, 25-10, 25-22.

Brylee Davis was the player of the match for the Rebels while Kelsey Thompson took the award for LTCHS.

Monique Laforce was the Raiders top player against Stettler and Kaitlyn Poapst won for the ‘Cats.


Hunting Hills sweep Rocky

Hunting Hills put together a perfect day in volleyball action Wednesday.

They won both the girls’ and boys’ contests 3-0 against Rocky Mountain House in junior varsity play while in Grade 9 action they beat St. Thomas 4-1 on the boys’ side and Lindsay Thurber 4-1 in girls’ play.


Abijero earns medal haul

Sam Abijero of the Red Deer Cheney Karate Studio won four medals at the World Martial Arts Games in Las Vegas.

Abijero won the seven-10 year-old continuous sparring title while taking second in the heavyweight intermediate point sparring, forms and team forms.


Vipers bite Wranglers

Ryan Traynor sniped three goals Wednesday to lead the Red Deer Vipers to a 6-3 Heritage Junior B Hockey League preseason win over the host Blackfalds Wranglers.

Ryan Blades, JD Morrical and Maverick Blair also scored for the winners, while the Wranglers got goals from Bryce Veuger, Jared Williams and Kyle Maas.

Travis Weber stopped 28 shots for the Vipers. Blackfalds netminder Layne Swier made 31 saves.