Sports briefs – May 20

Red Deer teams won one gold, two silver and three bronze in the annual Tradition Lives lacrosse tournament at the Collicutt Centre Monday.

Red Deer lacrosse teams win medals at tournament

Red Deer teams won one gold, two silver and three bronze in the annual Tradition Lives lacrosse tournament at the Collicutt Centre Monday.

The Red Deer Bottling Hawks captured novice division with a 2-1 win over Red Deer Ocu-dent while Red Deer Lock and Safe took bronze in the division with a 6-3 win over Innisfail.

Red Deer TBS dropped a 10-5 decision to the Leduc Crush in the tyke championship game with Red Deer Centre City taking bronze with an 8-3 win over Red Deer MGM.

The Red Deer Carswell Cranksters downed the Red Deer Red Flame 3-1 in the third-place game in the peewee division. Leduc took gold with a 6-2 victory over the Kneehill Bulldogs.

Kneehill won gold in the bantam division, beating the Calgary Sabrecats 6-5 in the final while Sherwood Park stopped the Innisfail Phantoms 7-5 in the bronze medal contest.

The Calgary Axemen 1 won the midget division with a 9-3 win over the Axemen 2 while Innisfail took bronze, beating Red Deer Consulting 7-5.

Football Canada Cup tryouts include Central Albertans

A trio of Central Albertans have been selected to compete for Team Alberta at the Football Canada Cup U19 championships, July 4-12 in Saskatoon.

Offensive lineman Shane Porter of Hunting Hills, receiver Andrew Jevne of Sylvan Lake and linebacker Thomas Hilderman of Camrose were among the 36 players selected to the team following the Senior Bowl in Calgary Monday.

Team Alberta will reconvene July 1 in Red Deer for a three day training camp prior to the national championship.

Young is only Central Albertan going to volleyball camp

Red Deer’s Julie Young is the lone Central Albertan invited to the Team Alberta women’s volleyball selection camp in Winnipeg.

Young, who finished her five-year career at the University of Calgary this spring, is one of seven liberos invited to the four-day camp, which opened Monday.

The final rosters for both the senior A and B squads will be selected following the camp.

Renegades win bronze at weekend tournament

The Red Deer Under-12 Renegades girls claimed bronze medals at a weekend soccer tournament at St. Albert, posting two wins and suffering one loss.

Kiera Fujimoto, with two goals, and Robyn MacDonald scored in a 3-1 win over Edmonton Scottish, Fujimoto and Elizabeth Morneault tallied in a 4-2 loss to Sherwood Park, and Fujimoto and Grace Moore connected in a 2-0 victory over St. Albert. Mustaha Adair recorded the shutout.

Marchuk impresses, earns world championship berth

Nick Marchuk of Red Deer turned in an impressive performance at the WKC national championships in Ottawa during the weekend.

Marchuk, who represents the Cheney Karate Studios, placed third in the under-12 black belt traditional weapons forms and fourth in musical forms.

As a result, he earned a berth in the WKC world championships in October in Dublin, Ireland as a member of Team Canada.

Ladies fastball tournament starts Friday

The Red Deer Ladies Fastball Association tournament, featuring 14 teams, is set for Friday to Sunday at Blackfalds.

The tournament starts Friday at 7 p.m. and concludes with Sunday’s 3 p.m. consolation and championship finals.

The RDLFA will be represented by five teams — N. Jensen’s Bandits, Source for Sports Panthers, Snell & Oslund/M&M Hauling Badgers, Lacombe Mudhens and Budal Ice — with the other entries being the Xtreme and Thunder from Edmonton, the Titans, Crossfire, Rage, Renegades and Triple Threats from Calgary, the Alberta Crude Masters and Duchess DB’s.

Admission is $5 for a day pass and $7 for the weekend.

Minor baseball

Bantam AAA

The Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves broke even in the bantam AAA division of the St. Albert Early Bird baseball tournament during the weekend.

The Braves managed seven hits, including a triple by Luke Schuenert, in a 12-3 romp over the Spruce Grove Sox to open the tournament.

Reign Letkeman worked three innings on the Red Deer mound, giving up two hits and fanning four batters, while Taylor Mulder also pitched three frames with one hit allowed and eight strikeouts.

The Braves then fell 2-1 to the Edmonton Cardinals as pitchers Jonah Penner and Tyson Ethier combined to allow five hits while recording six strikeouts, five by Penner.

Red Deer slipped past the Foothills Dawgs 6-5 and dropped a 4-3 decision to the Cardinals on the second day of the tournament.

The Braves managed only three hits against Foothills, including a double by Nathan Damiani, while pitchers Mac Guckert and Ethier allowed four hits. Guckert fanned three batters and Ethier whiffed four.

Brandon Ballantyne stroked a double against the Cards. Pitcher Mike Pinkney gave up 10 hits and recorded seven strikeouts over six innings.

Bantam AA

The Red Deer Boston Pizza Braves were snowed out Monday, but were declared bantam AA champions of the St. Albert Early Bird tournament as the only undefeated team.

The Braves were 3-0 on the weekend, thumping Fort Saskatchewan 13-3 and downing Lloydminster 7-5 in round-robin action, then hammering Fort Saskatchewan 12-2 in a semifinal.

Logan Marshall stroked an RBI triple in the first game against Fort Saskatchewan, while Dylan Hollman had three hits and drove in a run and Teagan Calonna was two-for-three at the plate and scored twice.

Starting pitcher Jeff Ireland picked up the win, giving up five singles in three innings, while Marshall fanned four batters in two innings of no-hit relief.

Ireland contributed two hits and drove in two runs, and Ben McLavish had two hits as the Braves beat Lloydminster.

Reid Stoyberg started and earned the mound decision, scattering five hits over four innings, getting relief from Chaz Piche, who worked two scoreless innings.

In Sunday’s semifinal triumph, Ireland allowed four hits and recorded five strikeouts over four innings and Marshall turned in two innings of no-hit relief.

Alec Mitchell stroked a decisive two-run single in the sixth inning, while AA rookie Anand Aggarwal scored twice and knocked in a run while going two-for-three at the plate.

Peewee AAA

The Red Deer Dairy Queen AAA Braves managed a 2-1 record in the St. Albert Early Bird tournament.

The Braves opened with a 9-1 thumping of the Spruce Grove Sox as Levi Moon was two-for-three at the plate with a single, double and RBI.

Joel Mazurkewich rapped two singles and drove in two runs, Brett Barrett smacked a two-run triple and Zane Steeves earned the win by allowing just one run on one hit over four innings.

In the second contest, Moon stroked two singles and a triple and knocked in four runs, and Brenden Baker contributed three singles and three RBI as the Braves clobbered the Edmonton Cardinals 15-3.

Steeves, Mazurkewich, Michael Pruss and Mitchell James each hit a single and double, Allan Pruss had a single and triple and allowed two runs on two hits and fanned three batters to record the win.

James worked the second half of the six-inning contest in relief.

The Braves came up short in their third contest, falling 8-6 to the St. Albert Cardinals while getting a single and triple from Mazurkewich. Starting pitcher Barrett allowed six hits and four runs over four innings.

Pee Wee AA

The Red Deer Peewee AA North Star Braves were also 2-1 at St. Albert, posting respective 13-7 and 15-7 victories over Stony Plain and Sherwood Park and losing 13-2 to Lloydminster.

Cody Domoney had three hits and drove in four runs against Stony Plain, while Evan Petriew contributed two hits, scored twice, stole four bases and drove in a run, and David Coley, Kyle Kryczka and Matt Lyons each knocked in a run. Colton Bodwell was the winning pitcher.

Coley smacked a three-run homer in the win over Sherwood Park, with Domoney and Michael Ozga each knocking in two runs, and Petriew, Kryczka, Lyons and Jesse Kowalchuk each bringing home a runner.

Bodwell earned his second mound victory of the tournament.

Ozga drove in both Red Deer runs in the loss to Lloydminster.

Coley, Mack Difference and Steven Stammers shared the Braves’ pitching duties.

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