Sports briefs – October 4

Lindsay Thurber Grade 9 athlete Anne-Marie Peturson, 14, enjoyed a successful September as a Renegades soccer player and cross-country runner.

Red Deer Northstar Chief Kyle Messervey slides into Lethbridge Hurricane goalie David Rupp during the Hurricane’s 3-2 win in minor midget AAA action on Sunday at the Arena. Scott Ferguson and Jayden Rausch scored for the Chiefs. On Saturday they beat the Calgary Canucks 8-0 with the shutout going to Brett Frisneth.

Red Deer Northstar Chief Kyle Messervey slides into Lethbridge Hurricane goalie David Rupp during the Hurricane’s 3-2 win in minor midget AAA action on Sunday at the Arena. Scott Ferguson and Jayden Rausch scored for the Chiefs. On Saturday they beat the Calgary Canucks 8-0 with the shutout going to Brett Frisneth.

Athlete of the Week

Lindsay Thurber Grade 9 athlete Anne-Marie Peturson, 14, enjoyed a successful September as a Renegades soccer player and cross-country runner. Peturson led the 3.8 km LTCHS Red Shoe Invitational cross-country meet most of the way before settling for second place in a time of 18.49 minutes. She then posted a time of 12:52 in the Peace Hills Invitational three km meet, and took top honours in the Dawe Run. Peturson most recently won the New Norway cross-country meet in 16:26.

Bantam Lions fall to Phoenix


Shon Zenert scored a touchdown and Brian Vaillancourt booted a convert, but the Sylvan Lake Lions fell 13-8 to the visiting Springbank Phoenix in Central Bantam Football League action Saturday.

Elsewhere, the host Olds Bulldogs hammered the visiting Drumheller Titans 52-6, as Quade Smith and Graham Hammer each scored two touchdowns and Tylen Smith, Jeremy Zawalykor and Roger Dye each contributed a major for the winners. Smith added four converts and Dye contributed a pair.

In other games, the 4-0 Lindsay Thurber Raiders blanked Stettler 22-0, the 4-0 Lacombe Raiders were 19-10 winners over Hunting Hills and Strathmore cruised past the Innisfail Cyclones 34-12. Notre Dame defeated the Wetaskiwin Warriors by default.


The Lacombe Explosion improved to 5-0 with a 44-7 beating of the Red Deer Steelers.

In other games, the Innisfail Cyclones upped their record to 4-0 by knocking off the Strathmore Spartans 15-6, the Red Deer Hornets were 42-6 winners over the Olds Huskies, and the Wetaskiwin Wildcats dumped the Sylvan Lake Bears 25-6.

Optimist Rebels tame Medicine Hat Tigers

The Red Deer Optimist Rebels racked up their first win of the Alberta Midget Hockey League season Sunday, downing the host Medicine Hat Tigers 5-1.

Scoring for the Rebels were Brady Bakke, Connor Hartley, Ty Clay and Wyat Haustein. Brendan Mandrusiak made 14 saves as Red Deer held a 27-15 advantage in shots.

Lightning fall to Bev Facey

The Hunting Hills Junior Varsity Lightning girls fell 22-25, 25-27 to Sherwood Park Bev Facey in the final of the Sherwood Park Salisbury weekend volleyball tournament.

The Lightning girls placed third in round-robin play, then downed second-ranked Spruce Grove 2-0 to reach the final.

Meanwhile, the Hunting Hills boys were 4-1 in round-robin action, then lost a semifinal game and placed fourth in the tournament.

• The Hunting Hills Grade 9 girls fell 2-1 to the host Raiders in the Lindsay Thurber Invitational during the weekend, winning the opening game 25-12 before falling 23-25, 14-16. The Lightning downed Leduc in quarter-final play, then knocked off Edmonton Vernon Barford in a semifinal.

Renegades blank Edmonton

Cailin te Stroete scored all three goals for the Red Deer Renegades in an under-14 girls’ 3-0 soccer win over host Edmonton Victoria Sunday.

Chelsea Antonio posted the shutout.

Minor hockey


The Red Deer IROC Chiefs earned three points in minor AAA weekend action, nipping the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-3 and settling for a 3-3 draw with the Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds.

Scoring in the Chiefs’ win were Ryker Leer, Kale Lapointe, Jacob Schofield and Spencer Yeats, who sniped the winner in the third period. Matt Zentner made 28 saves for IROC.

Scott Feser tallied twice and Jody Sick had one goal against Medicine Hat. Logan Muir turned aside 13 shots.

Major Midget Girls

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs dropped a 2-1 decision to the Calgary Flyers in league action Saturday.

Emily Lougheed scored the lone Red Deer goal while Camille Trautman finished with 21 saves in goal.


Colin Richard scored twice in a losing cause as the Red Deer Prostitch Chiefs fell 5-3 to the Foothills Bisons in AA action Sunday at the Arena.

Clayton Swan also tallied for the Chiefs.

In other AA play, the Red Deer Elks split a pair of weekend contests, downing Prostitch 5-4 and falling 5-4 to the Airdrie Lightning.

Dion Daoust fired three goals against Prostitch, with Braden Dufresne and Cody Lemon adding singles and Justin Corbett racking up three assists. Jordan Pratt, Jesse Rausch, Brendan Dennis and Chase Nault scored for Prostitch.

Davis Reykdal faced 25 shots in the Elks goal, while Taylor Steele and Brady Nydokus faced 22 for ProStitch.

In the loss to Airdrie, Corbett fired three goals and picked up an assist and Tanner Howe had a goal and three helpers. Dasan Sydora was outstanding in goal, making 51 saves.


The Red Deer Steel Kings earned a single point in AA weekend play, battling the Foothills Bisons to a 3-3 draw. Kale Howarth, with two goals, and Logan Linnell scored in a losing cause.

The Steel Kings also fell 11-3 to the Cranbrook Ice, with Linnell scoring twice and Gabe Galye once for Red Deer.

Bantam Girls

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs lost 5-2 to the Grande Prairie Storm in AAA play at home Sunday.

Amelia Nowek and Wendy Bell connected for Red Deer. Aly Andersen made 26 saves in goal.


The Red Deer Parkland Transmission Chiefs posted a pair of AA weekend wins, doubling the Lethbridge Val Matteotti Eagles 6-3 and slipping past the Taber Golden Suns 5-4.

Jeff de Wit and Louis Leclerc each scored twice against the Eagles, with single markers coming from the sticks of Kyle James and Devon Fankhanel. Winning netminder Dawson Weatherill made 22 saves.

De Wit and Tyler Wall each potted a pair of goals against Taber. Tanner Zentner added a goal and Westin Cardwell recorded the victory with 24 saves.

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