Sports briefs – May 8

Red Deer’s Adrienne White saved one of her best performances of the Cactus Women’s Golf Tour season for the final event of the winter-spring series — the ASU Karsten in Tempe, Ariz.

White ties for second

Red Deer’s Adrienne White saved one of her best performances of the Cactus Women’s Golf Tour season for the final event of the winter-spring series — the ASU Karsten in Tempe, Ariz.

White turned in rounds of 75-69-67 to finish in a two-way tie for second at 211, one stroke back of winner Jenny Lee.

She won $1,250, which moved her into seventh place on the money list with $4,233.

White is expected to join the CN Canadian Women’s Tour in an effort to qualify for the CN Canadian Open LPGA event, Aug. 31-Sept. 6 at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club in Calgary.

The Canadian Tour begins May 24 in North Vancouver with stops June 7-9 in Guelph, Ont. and July 13-15 in Mirabel, Que.

The winner of each event, plus the top four on the Order of Merit, will receive an exception into the Canadian Open.

Last year White qualified for the Canadian Open in Ottawa during a qualification round prior to the event.

Stoodley goes to SAIT

OLDS — Olds Grizzlys graduating forward Shadoe Stoodley has committed to the SAIT Trojans of the Alberta College Athletics Conference for the 2009-10 hockey season.

Stoodley scored 21 goals and collected 46 points and 143 minutes in penalties in 43 games during the 2008-09 season, his third with the Alberta Junior Hockey League team. He then contributed 12 points (8-4) and racked up 34 minutes in penalties in 15 playoff games.

“We are very excited that Shadoe will be joining our team while receiving a hockey scholarship. This continues the strong tradition between the Olds Grizzlys and SAIT Polytechnic,” SAIT athletic director and Trojans coach Ken Babey said in a press release.

Stoodley will join former Grizzlys Kyle Dorowicz and Kirk Deeg on the Trojan roster next season.

Car club primed for first event

The Red Deer Sports Car Club will be holding an event Saturday and Sunday at the Penhold base.

It’s the first true event for the club and will be closed to club members only.

Club president Fred Cardwell indicated between 15 to 20 cars will be involved in the two-day event, which begins each day at 10 a.m.

The club is new to Central Alberta and still looking for new members.

“Our club is oriented to having fun with your car . . . make or model doesn’t matter,” said Cardwell in a press release. “We have social as well as track activities.”

On the track the club features slalom events, which sees one car out at a time, negotiating a course created by pylons.

“Speeds are low and all you need is a helmet and a roadworthy car,” added Cardwell. “It’s the most fun you can have for $20.”

The club is a member of the Western Canada Motorsport Association.

The club will hold a number of track events during the summer as well as social events, such as a tour to Banff Springs. For additional information contact Cardwell at 403-309-3280 or Jerry Pasman at 403-347-6525 or go to www.rdscc.ca.

Cost to join the club is $30 per person or $40 for a family.

Raiders blow out Drayton

James Neuman and Ian Mahood each scored three tries to lead the Lindsay Thurber Raiders to a 62-0 romp over Drayton Valley in high school boys exhibition rugby action Wednesday.

Luke Madill scored two tries for the winners, while Karl Heune and Graydon Bowd each had one and Shmarki Salad contributed a two-point conversion.

In league contests, the Hunting Hills Lightning rolled over Alix 56-17 and the Notre Dame Cougars were 32-5 winners over Rocky Mountain House.

Braves edge Dawgs

The Red Deer Carstar Braves, behind solid pitching by Scott Trapp and Tyson Denham, edged the Okotoks Dawgs Red 2-1 in Norwest Midget AAA Baseball League play Wednesday.

Trapp started and threw six innings, allowing one run on four hits. He fanned five and didn’t walk a batter.

Denham made thing interesting in the seventh, allowing a pair of hits before recording the save.

The Braves managed just six hits, two by Bryce Cox.

Drew Hamilton and Chayse Marion collected an RBI each.

The Braves next home action is May 17 when they host Calgary in a twin bill with games at noon and 3 p.m.

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