Sports briefs – June 5

Red Deer’s Julie Young is one of 19 players named to the Canadian national senior women’s volleyball team roster for an exhibition series against Peru.

Young named to Team Canada

Red Deer’s Julie Young is one of 19 players named to the Canadian national senior women’s volleyball team roster for an exhibition series against Peru.

Young is one of three liberos still with the team that plays Peru three times next week in Winnipeg.

Following the exhibition series the roster will be cut down to 14 players for the Pan American Cup, June 24-July 5 in Miami and the world championship qualifying tournament, July 7-9 in Puerto Rico.


Chiefs down Titans

The Red Deer KFC Chiefs downed the Sherwood Park Titans 5-3 in midget A lacrosse league play Wednesday.

John Goranson, Spencer Lee, Shane Gasser, Connor Hartley and Davis Reykdal scored for the Chiefs while Orrin Farries picked up the win in goal.


Braves belt Cubs

CALGARY — The Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves hammered the Calgary Cubs in bantam AAA baseball action on Thursday.

Wyle Cunningham led the Braves attack with two doubles while Reign Letkeman, Luke Scheunert and Taylor Mulder all chipped in with two hits.

Cunningham also started the game for the Braves, pitching four innings, allowing six runs, four of them earned, on three hits and two walks. Letkeman shutout the Cubs over the final two innings, allowing just one hit while striking out two.


Bantam AAs belt Innisfail

A two-out, two-run first inning single by starting pitcher Jeff Ireland keyed a five-run first inning as the Red Deer Boston Pizza Braves downed Innisfail 16-6 in bantam AA league baseball play Wednesday at Great Chief Park.

Ireland pitched three innings and fanned five with Logan Marshall tossing the final three innings, allowing a pair of hits and striking out five.

Alex Heinzlmeir collected a pair of hits and drove in three runs for the Braves while Stephon Fontaine had a pair of RBIs and scored three times.

Ben McLavish had two hits, a walk and scored three runs and Joe Ireland had a double to go with a walk.


Warren qualifies for college nationals

Riley Warren of Stettler has qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo, set for June 14-20 in Casper, Wyo.

Warren, who attends Central Wyoming College in Riverton, will compete in the team and tie-down roping.

Contests will not only be vying for national championships, but $250,000 in scholarships.


Schell wins golf title

BANFF — Tricia Schell of Ponoka shot a final round 84 to capture the Marg Ward mid handicap golf championship at Banff Springs Golf Club Thursday.

Schell finished with a 36-hole total of 174, two strokes ahead of Charlotte Carrier-Reilly of Edmonton (82-94).

Ariane Jensen of Big Valley placed fourth at 94-87—181 while Carol Turner of Rocky Mountain House came in at 87-100—187 to tie for 11th. Berni Kuntz of Lacombe (101-90) and Ginny Kennedy of Red Deer (92-99) tied for 20th at 191 and Barb Aasen of Red Deer tied for 38th at 105-94—199.

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