Red Deer Titans Zac Sanderson, assistant coach Sean Tindall, Ben Tindall, Liam Graham and Ethan Jones all won gold with Team Alberta at the Canadian Rugby Championship in Calgary on the weekend. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Titans win gold with Team Alberta at nationals

It was a gold rush on the weekend for members of the Red Deer Titans.

Of the 14 Titans representing Alberta at the Canadian Rugby Championships in Calgary, 11 returned home with gold medals.

The Under 16 Team Alberta squad claimed gold Sunday afternoon with a tight 34-29 victory over Team B.C. 1.

Ethan Jones, Zac Sanderson, Liam Graham and Ben Tindall were all members of the title winning U16 team. Sean Tindall of the Titans was also an assistant coach for Team Alberta. It was the first time Alberta had ever won gold in the U16 age group at nationals.

On the U18 women’s side, Courtney and Jada Holtkamp, Leah Brunner, Gwen Fillinger, Lora Lee and Rachel Sever all won gold in a dominant 43-10 win over Team Nova Scotia. Courtney was the top scorer in round robin play with 25 points and five trys.

Clay Guthrie was also a gold medal winning member of the U18 Team Alberta that claimed the title over B.C. 29-26.

In U16 women’s play Sydney Burchnall, Gwen Ferguson and Camryn Holland won bronze with a 60-7 win over the Nova Scotia Keltics.

byron.hackett@reddeeradvocate.com

Just Posted

Relatives of murdered family critical of killers’ sentences

Open letter to sentencing judge criticizes ruling allowing killers to apply for parole in 25 years

City rolling out Green Carts

Green Carts used for organics, such as yard waste, food scraps and pet waste

New teaching standards applauded

New code of standards affecting teachers, principals and superintendents to kick in Sept. 1, 2019

UPDATED: Agriculture minister speaks to cattle producers

2018 Alberta Beef Industry Conference underway in Red Deer

Updated: Red Deer gets WHL Bantam Draft and Awards Banquet

WHL will holds its draft and awards ceremony in Red Deer for next three years

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Twenty years later, figure skating’s most famous backflip remains amazing (and illegal)

Figure skating involves spins, jumps, twizzles and a whole host of other… Continue reading

You don’t need to chop like a TV chef to get the job done

Standing in line at the emergency room, makeshift bandage around my finger,… Continue reading

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and… Continue reading

Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising… Continue reading

Red Deer blood clinic in need of 600 donors

Aunt encourages Central Albertans to donate blood after losing nephew

Court considers banning diesel cars in German cities

BERLIN — A German court began considering Thursday whether authorities should ban… Continue reading

US women beat Canada in Olympic hockey; Gisin tops Shiffrin

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — A tense shootout, a dazzling deke and… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month