Sports briefs – June 15

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders boys will play for rugby provincial tier I bronze today after losing 25-0 to Strathcona Friday evening.

Raiders to play for provincial rugby bronze

EDMONTON —The Lindsay Thurber Raiders boys will play for rugby provincial tier I bronze today after losing 25-0 to Strathcona Friday evening.

It was a tough pill to swallow after winning their opening the tournament with a 29-0 win over St. Francis Xavier of Edmonton.

Graydon Bowd had a huge first game with two tries, three converts and a penalty kick, while Taylor Frentz and Luke Madill both added tries.

In the second game the LTCHS found itself in a real battle early as Strathcona scored a try at the 15-minute mark.

The Raiders then shot themselves in the foot late in the first half and committed three big errors in a 30-second span that allowed Strathcona to take a 12-0 lead into the half. Strathcona put it a way early in the second half with another try and capped it late with one final score.

Strathcona will play LCI out of Lethbridge in the gold medal game while the Raiders will face Sturgeon at 12:30 p.m. for third place.

• In other action the Notre Dame girls’ lost 10-7 to Sturgeon and 34-0 to Strathcona in tier II action and will play Foothills at 9:30 a.m. today.

West Central High School out of Rocky Mountain House will also play for tier II bronze after beating Grande Centre 17-5 in the opener and then losing 41-0 to Holy Trinity in the afternoon. They play Leduc at 11:30 a.m. today.

The Rimbey girls will play for tier II bronze after beating Highwood 17-0 in their afternoon match, they had lost 5-0 to FP walshe in their morning game. They face off against Chestemere for third at 11 a.m. today.

Chiefs chop Sabrecats

The Red Deer KFC Chiefs dropped a 7-6 decision to the Calgary Sabercats in midget A lacrosse league play Wednesday.

Shane Gasser had three goals and Jeremy Danderfer, Mitch Giele and Connor Hartley one each for the Chiefs.

• The Red Deer Riot, as a means of raising funds as the host of this year’s provincial junior women’s championship, is staging a car wash/barbeque from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Kipp Scott auto dealership.

Nauticals hand out awards

Tasheena Sjolie was honoured with the swimmer of the year award at the conclusion of the Sylvan Lake Nauticals swim season.

Marshal Tucker and Sjolie were recognized as the Nauticals swimmers to garner the most FINA points, while Tristan Arraial and Gillian Arraial were named most improved swimmers.

The heart and hustle male and female awards were presented to Christian Becker and Dee Burns, with Chelsea Wiebe getting the coach’s award.

Other award winners were Amber Carson (most improved rookie), Elizabeth Moore (rookie with most competitive spirit), Ann Duffy (most dedicated during practice), Kayla Goriuk (swim meet rookie), Janelle Mitchell (most cheerful), Chelsea Wells (female congeniality) and Samantha Murdoch (Miss Integrity).

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