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Sylvan Lake Gulls’ shortstop Jonah Weisner made an immediate impact on the Sylvan Lake Gulls last summer, especially in the batter’s box. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Sylvan Lake Gulls’ shortstop Jonah Weisner made an immediate impact on the Sylvan Lake Gulls last summer, especially in the batter’s box. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The 16U Team Alberta girl’s baseball team won the bronze medal at the 2023 16U Girl’s Invitational National Championships earlier this week. (Photo by Team Alberta Baseball/ Twitter)

Team Alberta 16U girls win bronze at nationals

Multiple central Albertans suited up

The 16U Team Alberta girl’s baseball team won the bronze medal at the 2023 16U Girl’s Invitational National Championships earlier this week. (Photo by Team Alberta Baseball/ Twitter)
Red Deer Rebels new head coach Derrick Walser poses for a photo from the bench at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer Rebels new head coach Derrick Walser poses for a photo from the bench at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The U17 Red Deer Renegades girl’s soccer team came away with the silver medal at the provincial championships in Edmonton this weekend. (Photo by Red Deer City Soccer Association/ Facebook)
The U17 Red Deer Renegades girl’s soccer team came away with the silver medal at the provincial championships in Edmonton this weekend. (Photo by Red Deer City Soccer Association/ Facebook)
The Red Deer Titans Rugby Club began their season with two out of three senior teams winning their home opener. (Photo by Red Deer Titans Rugby Club)
The Red Deer Titans Rugby Club began their season with two out of three senior teams winning their home opener. (Photo by Red Deer Titans Rugby Club)
Riggers Jason Louis swings at a pitch against the Windsor Stars on Thursday evening at the 2023 Canadian Men’s Senior AAA National Championship at Great Chief Park. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Sports schedule Aug. 30 – Sept 3

Sports schedule this week in Red Deer

Riggers Jason Louis swings at a pitch against the Windsor Stars on Thursday evening at the 2023 Canadian Men’s Senior AAA National Championship at Great Chief Park. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Quebec celebrates its first gold medal win at the Canadian Men’s Senior AAA National Championships since 2007 in Red Deer at Great Chief Park on Sunday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/Advocate staff)
Quebec celebrates its first gold medal win at the Canadian Men’s Senior AAA National Championships since 2007 in Red Deer at Great Chief Park on Sunday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Riggers played four games at the 2023 Canadian Men’s National Championships and went 1-3 missing the playoff rounds. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Red Deer Riggers reflect on a successful week hosting nationals

Red Deer hosted the 2023 Canadian Men’s Baseball Nationals

The Red Deer Riggers played four games at the 2023 Canadian Men’s National Championships and went 1-3 missing the playoff rounds. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer Riggers starting pitcher Josh Edwards was solid on Thursday night striking out seven batters in a 3-1 loss to the Windsor Stars at the 2023 Canadian Men’s Senior AAA National Championship at Great Chief Park. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Semifinal matchups set at Canadian Men’s National Baseball Championships

The semifinal matchups at the 2023 Canadian Men’s Senior AAA National Championships…

Red Deer Riggers starting pitcher Josh Edwards was solid on Thursday night striking out seven batters in a 3-1 loss to the Windsor Stars at the 2023 Canadian Men’s Senior AAA National Championship at Great Chief Park. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s Kolton Rawlusyk and his teammate Mitch Aalbers won gold at the 18U beach volleyball national championships. (Photo submitted by Jamie Rawlusyk)

Red Deer’s Kolton Rawlusyk wins gold at beach volleyball nationals

Red Deer’s Kolton Rawlusyk won the gold medal at the 18U youth…

Red Deer’s Kolton Rawlusyk and his teammate Mitch Aalbers won gold at the 18U beach volleyball national championships. (Photo submitted by Jamie Rawlusyk)
Red Deer’s Carson Wells wins Founders Cup Jr. B Lacrosse National Championship with the Edmonton Warriors in B.C. (Photo submitted by Carson Wells)
Red Deer’s Carson Wells wins Founders Cup Jr. B Lacrosse National Championship with the Edmonton Warriors in B.C. (Photo submitted by Carson Wells)
Red Deer Riggers starting pitcher Tyler McWille throws a pitch against the Kentville Wildcats on Friday night at Great Chief Park. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Red Deer Riggers starting pitcher Tyler McWille throws a pitch against the Kentville Wildcats on Friday night at Great Chief Park. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Blackfalds Bulldogs training camp will go through to Sunday prior to the beginning of the AJHL preseason next. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Blackfalds Bulldogs training camp will go through to Sunday prior to the beginning of the AJHL preseason next. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Riggers Jason Louis swings at a pitch against the Windsor Stars on Thursday evening at the 2023 Canadian Men’s Senior AAA National Championship at Great Chief Park. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Riggers Jason Louis swings at a pitch against the Windsor Stars on Thursday evening at the 2023 Canadian Men’s Senior AAA National Championship at Great Chief Park. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Young participants hold the Canadian flag during the national anthem at the opening ceremonies for the 2023 Men’s Senior AAA National Baseball Championships at Great Chief Park on Wednesday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Young participants hold the Canadian flag during the national anthem at the opening ceremonies for the 2023 Men’s Senior AAA National Baseball Championships at Great Chief Park on Wednesday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Sofia Quinteros charges the net against the Ambrose Lions during a match in ACAC action last season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Sofia Quinteros charges the net against the Ambrose Lions during a match in ACAC action last season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Regina’s Griffin Keller alongside his father Daryl Keller pose for a photo after winning the 2023 Canadian men’s home run derby at Great Chief Park on Wednesday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Regina’s Griffin Keller alongside his father Daryl Keller pose for a photo after winning the 2023 Canadian men’s home run derby at Great Chief Park on Wednesday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Young participants hold the Canadian flag during the national anthem at the opening ceremonies for the 2023 Men’s Senior AAA National Baseball Championships at Great Chief Park on Wednesday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Young participants hold the Canadian flag during the national anthem at the opening ceremonies for the 2023 Men’s Senior AAA National Baseball Championships at Great Chief Park on Wednesday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Baseball file photo. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Sports schedule Aug. 23 – 27

Sports schedule this week in Red Deer

Baseball file photo. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Rebels traded goaltender Chase Coward to the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
The Red Deer Rebels traded goaltender Chase Coward to the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)