Sports briefs – May 26

John Miller of Red Deer tied for fifth in the boys’ 15-19 year-old age class at the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s Big Chief Jerky Alberta Junior tournament during the weekend.

Miller fifth at juniors

CARSTAIRS — John Miller of Red Deer tied for fifth in the boys’ 15-19 year-old age class at the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s Big Chief Jerky Alberta Junior tournament during the weekend.

The two-day affair was a qualifier for the junior world and Euro Cup.

Miller had rounds of 79-73 for a 152 total and finished seven strokes behind Sang Gyun Lee of Calgary and Riley Fleming of Airdrie.

Jason Thiels of Olds came in at 77-76—153 to tie for eighth.

Jesse Theron of Red Deer put together rounds of 79-80 to finish sixth in the boys’ 14-and-under division at 159, three strokes back of Aaron Crawford of Calgary, Patrick Murphy of Crossfield and Nicholas Scrymgeour of Cochrane.

Theoren Olver of Three Hills came in at 82-83—165 with Tyler Kohut of Red Deer at 86-92­—178 and Matt Mclellan of Red Deer at 95-94—189.

The CJGA tour will make a stop at River Bend Golf Course this weekend. Action gets underway both Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Soccer results

U18 Girls

The Red Deer United Tier 2 squad split a pair of Edmonton Minor Soccer Association games Saturday, blanking the St. Albert Impact 4-0 and falling 3-0 to the Edmonton SW Sting.

Kayla Rogers netted two goals against St. Albert, with Sara Codd and Moira Duley also scoring. Lauren Good recorded the shutout.

U16 Boys

The Red Deer Renegades remained undefeated in Tier II league play with a 5-2 victory over Edmonton Victoria Sunday.

Nicu Ruicea had a pair of goals for the Renegades with Hayden Slaymaker, Haydn McLean and Kristian Mancuso potting single markers.

U16 Girls

The Red Deer Renegades Tier I soccer squad played without five of their top players, but managed to record a 2-0 victory over the Edmonton Drillers during the weekend.

Kayla Blaquire scored both goals for the Renegades with Jessie Stewart playing a strong game in goal.

The Renegades were missing two players, who were at the provincial U17 selection camp, while three players were attending the provincial U15 camp.

U14 Boys

Eli Palm scored a pair of goals to lead the Renegades to a 3-2 victory over the Drillers in Tier 1 play.

Ben Anderson scored the winning goal while keeper Morgan Drews was outstanding in goal.

Dodgers downed

The defending league champion Beiesker Canadians squeezed out a pair of victories over the Lacombe Dodgers in Parkland Baseball League play in Lacombe Sunday.

The Canadians took the opener 7-6 and the nightcap 10-9.

The Canadians scored three times in the top of the seventh inning in the opener to grab a 7-5 lead and hung on for the victory.

Brain Ross led the Dodgers with a pair of hits while Cam Cup reached base three times.

Errors cost the Dodgers in the nightcap as they committed a pair of miscues in the top of the seventh inning as the Canadians scored four times to grab a 10-6 lead.

Trevor Hagel had three hits and Andrew Smith two for the Dodgers, who saw their league record drop to 2-2. The Canadians have a 4-0 mark.

The Dodgers return to league play Thursday when they host the Red Deer Razorbacks.

In other action left-hander Ryan Carr gave up an early RBI double to Coleman Maddox, then settled down and fanned 11 batters the rest of the way as the Innisfail Indians downed the host Eckville Expos 10-3 in Parkland Baseball League action Friday.

The Indians were kept off the scoresheet until back-to-back doubles by Matt MacLeod and Steven Bouteiller ignited a four-run fourth inning. Coulter Haugen smacked a bases-loaded double for the Indians in the fifth frame.

Braves unbeaten in weekend tilts

The Red Deer Northstar Braves posted a 3-0 record in peewee AA baseball league play during the weekend.

The Braves downed Camrose 18-8, Innisfail 33-20 and Lacombe 23-12.

Michael Ozga was three-for-three with two RBIs against Camrose while Jesse Kowalchuk and Cody Domoney each drove in two runs. Colton Bodwell, Steven Stammers, Evan Petriew and David Coley each had a RBI.

Jesse Muirhead went five innings, allowing two earned runs and fanning 10.

Mack Differenz led the Braves against Innisfail with five hits in five plate appearances, seven RBIs, three runs and three stolen bases. Ozga was three-for-three with three runs batted in while Kowalchuk had three RBIs and Petriew, Domoney, Matt Lyons, Coley and Kyle Kryczka two each. Stammers and Muirhead drove in one run each while David Coley picked up the win and slammed his second home run of the season.

Domoney was four-for-four against Lacombe with seven RBIs and three runs and picked up the win in relief.

Lyons had a pair of hits while Petriew had two RBIs and four stolen bases and Kryczka two RBIs and three stolen bases.

Chiefs win and tie

Midget

The Red Deer KFC Chiefs tied one and lost one in A league play during the weekend.

The Chiefs tied the St. Albert Rams 6-6 and dropped a 9-7 decision to the Edmonton Warriors.

Connor Hartley had three goals against the Rams with Shane Gasser, Adam Ferguson and Anthony Finnigan potting single markers. Orrin Farries was in goal.

Hartley and Eric Reierson had two goals each against the Warriors with singles added by Pearce Just, Gasser and Davis Reykdal. Jesse Tomblin was in goal.

Novice

The Red Deer Certigard squad won a pair of weekend games, downing Kneehill 10-2 at home Saturday and stopping Drumheller 10-4 on the road Sunday.

Luke Mattheis, Erin Bryentyon, Liam Wilson and Logan Clarkson scored two goals each against Kneehill with Peter Larsen collecting a goal and two assists, Devon Carroll a goal and one helper and Derek Friesen two assists.

Clarkson added three goals against Drumheller with Jesse Johnson adding two goals and two assists, Carroll and Mattheis two goals each and Wilson one.

Sylvan Lake swimmers take team title

EDMONTON — The Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club captured the team title ahead of Leduc in the 50-metre event at NAIT during the weekend.

Tasheena Sjolie, 12, Marshal Parker, 13, and Tristan Arraial, 10, led the way with five first-place finishes each.

Sjolie’s most exciting race was the 100-metre freestyle where she finished in one minute, 7.39 seconds while Arraial turned in a solid time of 3:25.95 in taking the 200m Individual Medley.

One of Parker’s most impressive wins came in the 50m butterfly where he finished in 33.47 seconds.

Elizabeth Moore, 8, won the 50m backstroke in 1:00.05 and the 50m breaststroke in 1:20.54 while Gillian Arraial, 11, had a first and four seconds and Chelsea Wiebe, 18, a first, two seconds and two thirds.

Kay Burns, 13, had a first, second, third and fifth while Amber Carson, 10, earned a first and a third.

Twin brothers, Matthew and Tyler Gauthier, 9, both reached the podium.

Matthew had two second-place finishes and a third while Tyler had two thirds and a fourth.

Jayden Mitchell, 9 picked up three seconds, a fourth and a fifth while Kyndal Cutforth, 10, and Kayla Goruk, 8, both finished second once.

Tegan Duff, 10, had one third-place finish with Emma Laqua, 11, recording two fourths and Janelle Mitchell, 11, a fourth, fifth and sixth.

Rage run to second

Peewee

CALGARY — The Red Deer Motors Rage captured second place in the South Bow River peewee B girls’ softball tournament, dropping a 6-1 decision to the Saskatoon Hustler Heat in the final.

Jessica Carberry accounted for the Rage’s lone run in the final with a home run and received the team’s MVP award.

Jordanna Krentz was on the mound in the seven-inning contest.

The Rage won three of four games in round-robin play.

They opened with a 12-1 victory over Calgary South Four Cooke with Krentz recording 12 strikeouts in four innings of work. Amy Anderson had a double.

They followed with a 9-4 victory over the Hustler Heat with Anderson had Krentz both collecting doubles.

The Rage ran their record to 3-0 with a 20-8 victory over Calgary South Bow River Potter as Mariah Cawthra-Petrie had a triple and Alyssa Peterson and Carberry both had doubles.

The Rage’s round-robin loss was an 8-2 setback at the hands of the Calgary South Bow Wollen.

Katelyn Parada, Aurora Muriel and Cawthra-Petrie shared pitching duties for Red Deer.

Local swimmers solid at MASY

EDMONTON — The Red Deer Synchronized Swim Club turned in a solid performance at the MASY competition during the weekend.

The Tier 5 team of Lindsay Barrett, Alisha Hanrahan, Mackenzie Heist, Stephanie Metzger, Tessa Wilson and Ashley Zuidhof took second while the Tier 1 team of Emily Heidinger, Kate Jensen, Taylor Laing, Heather Mast, Madison Ruest and Heather Turnbull captured bronze.

Kate Moffatt placed second and Heather Turnbull fifth in Tier 1 figures while Heidinger was second in Tier 2 figures. Zuidhof was fourth in Tier 5 figures.

The pair of Zuidhof and Heist were third in Tier 5 duet while Barrett with Hanrahan were fifth.

The club’s Tier 6 swimmers will compete in the Espoir National Championships, June 3-7 in London, Ont.

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