Sports briefs – July 7

Karis Langvand was the lone Red Deer Fencing Club representative at the Canadian championships in Repentigny, Que.

Langvand competes at Canadian fencing championships

Karis Langvand was the lone Red Deer Fencing Club representative at the Canadian championships in Repentigny, Que.

Langvand competed in the junior and senior women’s epee, finishing 14th out of 29 and 33rd out of 42 respectively.

Langvand had a 2-3 record in her pool in the junior division which included a pair of 5-4 losses.

She also had three 5-4 losses in the senior pool, where she posted a 1-4 record.

Carstar Chiefs win two games at Kamloops

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Red Deer Carstar Chiefs finished with a 2-2-1 record in the midget AAA division of the Canada Day Classic, which finished Sunday.

The Braves tied the Edmonton Cardinals II 3-3, beat the Kamloops Riverdogs 12-2 and the Mid-Island Mustangs 15-5 and lost 13-4 to the Calgary Blues and 14-2 to the Laces, Wash., White.

Blair Mulder had a pair of hits against the Cardinals while starting pitcher Brett Littlefair went 8 1/3 innings, allowing three runs — one earned — on four hits and three walks. He fanned five. Jonah Penner allowed a hit in 2./3 of an inning.

The Braves managed just five hits in the win over the Riverdogs, but walked 13 times.

Drew Hamilton had three hits and two walks while Taze Steeves walked three times and Corbyn Shields and Brady Porter twice each. Mulder and Steeves had two RBIs each.

Scott Trapp went six innings on the mound, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four.

The Braves finished with 13 hits against the Mustangs with Stephon Fontaine collecting three hits and three RBIs and Littlefair and Wyle Cunningham two hits each. Jonah Penner had a double and three runs batted in while Reid Stoyberg, Dom Tait and Porter had a pair of RBIs each.

Corbyn Shields started and went four innings on the mound, allowing a run on one hit. Hamilton worked the final two innings, allowing four runs on five hits.

Littlefair had two hits against the Blues while Cunningham took the loss, allowing six runs on 10 hits over four innings. Penner went the final three innings, giving up seven runs on seven hits and five walks.

The Braves managed just three hits — two by Curtis Mazurkewich — against Laces.

Mulder started on the mound and took the loss, allowing 11 runs — seven earned — on six hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings. Porter went the final 1 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits.

Kerr wins at Rocky Mountain House

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Ryan Kerr of Calgary Elks fired a one-over par 73 to win the McLennan Ross/Sun Junior Golf Tour event at the Pine Hills Golf Club Monday.

Kerr, who was first in the 17-19 year-old division, won by three strokes over Okie Iredale of Cochrane and six ahead of Blake Roberts of Sherwood Park and Cole Niawchuk of Pine Hills. Colby Massignan of Innisfail came in with an 80 while Michael Pruss and Julian Boothby of River Bend were at 81 and 82 respectively.

Niawchuk and Roberts tied for second behind Kerr in the 17-19 year-old division with Massignan fourth, Ian Stevenson of Sundre fifth at 90 and Logan Gordon of Pine Hills sixth at 92.

Iredale won the 15-16 year-old division, six strokes ahead of Boothby. Jesse Teron of Red Deer was fourth with an 84.

Michael Pruss won the 14-and-under category, five strokes ahead of brother Allan Pruss and six up on Robert Flaman-Haley of Red Deer. Theo Olver of Three Hills came in with an 89 for fifth.

Cara Vanderham of Innisfail was third in the junior girls’ division with a 93, 10 strokes behind Sabrine Garrison of Calgary’s Country Hills.

Men’s Ball Hockey

Nathan Perninsky scored the winning goal as Branleys downed Sports World 3-2 in the opening game of their best-of-three Red Deer Men’s Ball Hockey League semifinal Tuesday.

Colin Christensen and Justin Fudge added the other goals for the winners while Dan Lalonde and Brody Todd connected in a losing cause.

In the other semifinal Boston Pizza grabbed a 1-0 lead as Kurtis Ross had two goals and four assists in a 7-3 win over the Rangers.

Darcy Wilson and Colby Albert added two goals each and Jared Kambeitz one for Boston Pizza and Dallas White, James Inglis and Scott Parkins replied for the Rangers.

The series resumes Thursday at Kin City A with Branleys and Sports World meeting at 7 p.m. and the Rangers and Boston Pizza at 8:15 p.m. If third games are necessary they go Tuesday at the Kin City Arenas.