Jr. Lightning win big over Drumheller

Justin Vander Velden scored three touchdowns on runs that totalled 56 yards as the Hunting Hills Lightning thumped Drumheller 39-0 in Central Bantam Football League action Saturday.

Justin Vander Velden scored three touchdowns on runs that totalled 56 yards as the Hunting Hills Lightning thumped Drumheller 39-0 in Central Bantam Football League action Saturday.

Cole Layden and Kade Damant each added a touchdown and Ajdin Sarcevic contributed four two-point converts and a single for the Lightning, who finished regular-season play with a 4-2 record and will host 4-2 Olds in a playoff game this Saturday.

In other final regular-season contests, Lindsay Thurber remained unbeaten at 6-0 with a 44-0 crushing of Notre Dame (3-3), Olds hammered Innisfail (0-6) 46-0, Lacombe (5-1) rolled over Stettler (4-2) by a 33-0 count and Rocky Mountain House (4-2) defeated Sylvan Lake (1-5) 41-6.

In other playoff games Saturday (with times to be determined this week), Lindsay Thurber will host Strathmore, Notre Dame will play at Lacombe, Rocky will be at Stettler, Innisfail will visit Drumheller and Sylvan Lake will host Springbank.

Just Posted

Premier kicks off Westerner Days with optimistic message

Premier Jason Kenney spoke at Westerner Days President’s Lunch after participating in parade

Six central Alberta companies nominated for building awards

BILD Awards ceremony takes place on Sept. 13

Gypsy horses have it all — beauty and a good personality

Gypsy Vanner horse owners competing at Westerner through Thursday

Syphilis cases jump in central Alberta

Province looking at testing and public awareness

Higher risk for West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes in Red Deer area as weather warms

Perfect rainy, warm conditions are forecast for next week.

Natural gas producers demand government action in open letter to Kenney

CALGARY — The CEOs of nine Alberta natural gas producers have released… Continue reading

Fundraiser helps combat stigma of addiction

A fundraiser for the Safe Harbour Society to educate about opioid addiction was held on July 13

High school a top priority for Blackfalds

Revised capital plan also comes from extensive, collaborative dialogue with the Town of Blackfalds

Seamus O’Regan faces calls to visit Attawapiskat during state of emergency

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan faced calls Wednesday from the… Continue reading

Trudeau to push trade pact in EU leaders’ summit as France moves ahead on CETA

MONTREAL — Lawmakers in France begin their ratification of the comprehensive trade… Continue reading

Rescuers make slow progress on freeing entangled North Atlantic right whales

Efforts to free some endangered, entangled North Atlantic right whales continue, weather… Continue reading

Former head of RCMP in Saskatchewan named province’s lieutenant-governor

REGINA — A former head of the RCMP in Saskatchewan has been… Continue reading

Most Read