Local sports briefs – September 29

Marc Boulanger made his Alberta Junior Hockey League season debut with the Old Grizzlys well worth the wait.

Boulanger blanks Royals in season debut

CALGARY — Marc Boulanger made his Alberta Junior Hockey League season debut with the Old Grizzlys well worth the wait.

The Olds Grizzlys third-year starter, and former Red Deer Midget AAA Optimist Rebel keeper, saw his first action Monday night — the Grizzlys’ ninth game of the season — and shut out the Calgary Royals 1-0, making 27 saves in the process.

The Grizzlys rode a first-period power-play marker from Corey Campbell at 13:29 to the win.

Ian Perrier was sharp in the Royals’ net as well, making 31 saves.

Foursome wins tennis tourney

The foursome of Jolene Keogh, Connie Liew, Kobus Badenhorst and Vic Diaz took top honours in the Red Deer Tennis Club Memorial Tournament on Saturday.

The winning team came out of Division 1 of the two-division, 10-team mixed doubles tournament, and defeated the Division 2 crew of Cheryl Cooney, Ann Hermary, Bruce McKeith and Allan Manti by a 17-15 score.

Most of the 47 competing players were able to play one or more matches in the new Red Deer Tennis Club bubble, which housed the championship final due to rain.

This year’s inaugural memorial tournament was played in honour of former long-time club member Thelma Smith, who died this year. The tournament also recognized past deceased members, including Gordon Brown, Patsy Carlyle, Keith Cunniffe, Les Duffy, Al Hewlett, Alice Knox and Ruth Shiels.

Schlosser, Sanguin athletes of the week

Soccer and cross-country running shared the Moxie’s Classic Grill RDC athlete of the week awards.

Soccer Kings third-year defender Cory Schlosser received the top male award while Jodi Sanguin, a third-year member of the Queens cross-country team, took top honours on the women’s side.

Schlosser was one of the Kings leaders in a pair of weekend losses to Mount Royal while Sanguin won the women’s title in the RDC George McFadzean Memorial race.

• The RDC soccer teams are on the road this weekend as they visit SAIT Saturday while the cross-country team travels to Lethbridge.

• The Queens volleyball squad will host the annual Service Plus Inns Wild Rose Classic this weekend.

Action gets underway Friday at 4 p.m. with the Queens facing Keyano College of Fort McMurray. They meet Red River College of Winnipeg at 8 p.m.

On Saturday they clash with NAIT at 11:45 a.m. and Douglas College of New Westminster at 2:30 p.m.

The other pools has The King’s University College of Edmonton, the RDC Alumni, Lakeland College of Lloydminster, Assiniboine College of Winnipeg and Olds College.

The quarter-finals are set for 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday with the semifinals at 11 a.m. Sunday and the final at 2 p.m.

• Kings volleyball is in action tonight as they host the NAIT Ooks at 7:30 p.m. at Hunting Hills High School.

• Queens hockey takes on the University of Alberta Pandas in exhibition play Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Arena.

• The basketball teams are busy as well.

They visit Camrose Augustana University Wednesday while the Kings play in the The Kings University College tournament, beginning Thursday, and the Queens are at the SAIT tournament.

The Queens face Mount Royal Thursday, The King’s University College Friday and Lethbridge College Saturday.

Kelliher wins gold

CALGARY — Caitlin Kelliher is the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s golf champion.

Kelliher shot an 88 in the wind and cold Monday to take the championship with a 36-hole total of 180.

Her score, along with the 100-95 —195 for Pauline Johnson left the RDC women’s team in second place overall. MacEwan University of Edmonton won the title with a 361 total, 14 strokes better than RDC. Mount Royal University was third at 472.

Meanwhile, the RDC men reached the podium for the first time, finishing third. Mount Royal won the team title with a 603 total with MacEwan at 633 and RDC 639. Jordan Stevens led the RDC squad with a 73-78—151, which left him in fourth place behind three Mount Royal athletes. Phil Konerak took the overall title with a 70-77—147. Other top RDC members were Aaron Haakman (83-79—162) Eric de Wit (84-79—163) and Jordie Weich (82-81—163).

Rams hammer Wildcats

The Lacombe Rams set the stage for as first-place meeting in the Central Alberta High School Football League with the Notre Dame Cougars with a 63-7 victory over the Stettler Wildcats at Lacombe Monday afternoon.

The Rams and Cougars, who beat the Hunting Hills Lightning 28-7, are tied at 5-0 and will clash Friday at 7 p.m. at Great Chief Park.

The Rams finished the game with 271 yards rushing and 115 passing while the Wildcats had 88 yards on the ground and 63 in the air. Stettler also fumbled six times, losing five.

The Rams spread their offence around as Tanner Green, Skylar Sargeant and Dalen Kolybaba scored two touchdowns each and Brady Olsen, Brandt Kolybaba and Steven Thesen one each. Cale Jacobs had nine converts.

Josh Meyer scored the lone Stettler touchdown with Dustin Dayman kicking the convert.

Olsen led the Rams with 113 yards rushing on seven carries while Sargeant had 49 on seven tries and Dalen Kolybaba 43 on two carries.

Meyer had 90 yards on 20 carries for the ‘Cats.

Dalen Kolybaba also grabbed three passes for 77 yards and two majors.

In other action, the Sylvan Lake Lakers edged the Camrose Trojans 8-3 and the Wetaskiwin Sabres beat the Lindsay Thurber Raiders 36-0.

Howie Gray scored the Lakers touchdown while Erik Rust had a field goal for Camrose.

The Lakers evened the record at 3-3 while Camrose slipped to 1-4.

The Sabres sit at 2-3 while LTCHS dropped to 1-4-1.

The Raiders couldn’t handle Wetaskiwin’s outstanding running back, Justin Jorstad, who carried the ball 21 times for 332 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw a 34-yard touchdown to Brock Whalen.

Colt Huchinson added 51 yards rushing on seven carries for the Sabres while Greg Fowler led the Raiders with 143 yards rushing on 16 carries. Troy Klaus had 71 yards on 10 tries.

• In other action Friday, Wetaskiwin visits Stettler, Hunting Hills is at Rocky Mountain House and Camrose takes on Lindsay Thurber at 4 p.m. at Great Chief Park.

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