Locals medal at Western Summer Games

Central Alberta was well represented through a week at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask.

Red Deer’s Murray Duncan earned silver in both the 50 and 200 metre backstroke. The 16-year-old also picked up bronze in the 100m backstroke.

Sylvan Lake’s Elle Couture also had a strong showing, earning seven medals. The 14-year-old captured four gold, including a pair in the relay. Individually, she won the 50m and 100m breaststroke. She earned silver in the 50m freestyle, bronze in the 200m breaststroke as well as the 4X100m mixed relay.


Red Deer’s Colby Nemeth, along with Carson Brennan earned bronze in beach volleyball with a win over Manitoba.

Marissa Richards of Red Deer earned gold on the basketball court. Richards and Team Alberta knocked off Saskatchewan 80-48 to win gold at the tournament.

Brandt Seland of Sylvan Lake helped Alberta win gold on the softball diamond. Alberta edged Saskatchewan 3-2 to earn the title.

On the pitch, Toni Gill helped the province to a win in female soccer. Gill, a goalkeeper, helped Alberta to a 3-0-1 record. They scored 29 goals on the week and only allowed one, in their final game, a 1-1 draw with Manitoba.

As of Tuesday, Alberta leads the way with 160 medals, including 58 gold, 54 silver and 48 bronze.

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