Athlete of the week
Nick Marchuk of Red Deer captured two event titles and was runner-up in three others during the recent Medicine Hat Open spring karate championships. Marchuk took top honours in the 17-and-under all belts musical weapons and junior black belt weapons forms events, and was second in 14-17 junior black belts kata, point sparring and continuous sparring. He will be in Ottawa this weekend to compete in the World Karate and Kick Boxing Council (WKC) Nationals. Marchuk’s goal is to earn a spot with the Canadian WKC team for a third year in a row and compete in the world finals in Spain in November.
• High school girls soccer: Eckville at Lacombe, 4 p.m.
• High school boys soccer: Innisfail at Sylvan Lake, 4:15 p.m. at Fox Run.
• High school girls rugby: Hunting Hills at Lindsay Thurber, at Titans Park; Notre Dame at Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House at Olds; all games at 5 p.m.
• High school boys rugby: Notre Dame at Hunting Hills, at Titans Park; Lindsay Thurber at Rocky Mountain House; Sylvan Lake at David Thompson, at Rocky Mountain House; all games at 6:30 p.m.
• Parkland baseball: Olds at Innisfail, 6:45 p.m.
• Women’s fastball: Firefly Fusion at Bandits, Stettler at Panthers, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Badgers at Lacombe, 7 p.m.; Budal Ice at Rage, 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1.
• Senior baseball: Gary Moe Volkswagon at Printing Place, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2.
• Ball hockey: Little Caesar’s vs. Canadiens, The Wild vs. Blackdog Drilling, 7 p.m.; Branley’s vs. Just Cuts/Minit Lube, Cruisin Auto vs. Trican, 8:15 p.m.; On-Side Restoration vs. Sports World, Eh Team vs. Original Joe’s, 9:30 p.m.; all games at Kin City.
• Track and field: Area high school meet at Lindsay Thurber, 9 a.m. start.
• Ball hockey: Boston Pizza vs. Lube X/East 40th, Original Joe’s vs. Raiders, 9:30 p.m., Kin City.
• High school girls soccer: Notre Dame at Central Alberta Christian, 4:15 p.m. at Michener Park; Hunting Hills at Lindsay Thurber, 4:15 p.m.
• High school boys soccer: Lindsay Thurber at Hunting Hills, 4:15 p.m. Collicutt East; Central Alberta Christian at Alix, 4:15 p.m.