Local sports briefs – August 15

Elliott Moskowy of Red Deer was one of the top athletes for Team Alberta at the Western Canada Summer Games, which concluded Sunday. Moskowy won four gold and a silver in the Special Olympics swimming.

Moskowy wins five medals at Games

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Elliott Moskowy of Red Deer was one of the top athletes for Team Alberta at the Western Canada Summer Games, which concluded Sunday.

Moskowy won four gold and a silver in the Special Olympics swimming.

He won the 50 and 100-metre freestyle events earlier in the week then added gold in the 50 and 100m backstroke and silver in the 50m breaststroke during the weekend.

He won the 50m backstroke in 36.98 seconds and the 100m in 1:18.68. Evan James of Onoway was second in both events and took first in the 50m breaststroke, winning in 39.89 seconds. Moskowy came in at 40.31 seconds.

Meanwhile the Alberta girls’ volleyball team, which included Amber Adolf of Trochu and Laura MacTaggart of Lacombe and head coach Chris Wandler, lost 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, 250-27, 13-15 to Saskatchewan in the bronze medal match.

Rage fall in opener at nationals

WINNIPEG, Man. — The Red Deer Overdoor Rage midget A girls dropped a 3-2 decision to the Saskatoon Selects in their opening game of the Canadian 19-and-under Fastpitch Championships Sunday.

Brianna Weinrauch took the loss while the Rage managed just two hits. Rayel Douglas had a single, a walk and an RBI while Nicole Clutton had a single.

Red Deer faces Quebec II today. They also play Richmond, Ont., on Tuesday and Victoria and the Winnipeg Lightning on Wednesday.

Snowbirds repeat at provincials

ST. ALBERT — The Gary Moe Volkswagon Snowbirds defended their 45-and-over provincial baseball title with a 7-2 victory over the Spruce Grove Eagles in the championship final Sunday.

In preliminary play, the Snowbirds defeated Provost 11-2 and Edmonton Can-West 5-1 and lost 14-9 to Spruce Grove.

In the final, the Snowbirds received strong pitching performances from Don Bonham and Fred Fernandes.

It was the second year in a row that the Snowbirds defeated Spruce Grove in the final.

Renegades golden

PENTICTON, B.C. — The Red Deer Renegades U14 Tier I girls’ team struck gold in the 15th annual Penticton Peach City Soccer Classic Sunday.

The Renegades downed the Penticton Pinnacles 3-0 in the final as Selma Halilic scored twice and Kiera Fugimoto once.

Earlier the Renegades beat the BCT Jaguars 3-1 Friday and the Kelowna United 3-0 Saturday. They also tied the Pinnacles 1-1 Saturday on a goal by Halilic.

Kiera Fugimoto scored twice and Andria Gautier once against the Jags while Tara Sudlow, Nicole Friedl and Fugimoto connected against Kelowna.

The Renegades return to action Thursday at 5 p.m. in Lethbridge when they take on the Foothills Gryphons in the opening round of the provincial championships.

White struggles in final round

RICHMOND, Va. — Adrienne White shot a six-over par 78 during the final round of the 54-hole LPGA Future’s Tour Eagle Classic Sunday.

The Red Deer native finished tied for 60th at 222, 19 strokes back of Mo Martin of Altadena, Calif.

White, who will play in the LPGA’s CN Canadian Open, Aug. 25-28, won $614.

Season ends on sour note for City

CALGARY — It turned out to be a disappointing finish to the Alberta Major Women’s Soccer League for the Red Deer City.

The City crew dropped a heart-wrenching 2-1 decision to the Calgary Saints Sunday afternoon to finish the season with a 2-10-2 record.

The Saints notched the winning goal with 10 minutes remaining on a penalty kick.

“That was tough to take . . . a sad way to go out,” said City assistant coach Paul Morigeau. “We thought it was a marginal call, but we can’t do anything about it.”

The Saints led 1-0 after 60 minutes with Rachel Gaudry scoring an outstanding goal to pull the City even.

“It was a great effort on her part,” said Morigeau. “She fought off a couple of defenders and chipped it past the keeper.”

The Saints put on the pressure following the Red Deer goal as they needed a win to qualify for the provincials.

“They played a good hard game and our girls battled hard,” added Morigeau. “I think yesterday (a 4-2 win over the Callies at Great Chief Park) took a little out of the team and the Saints had a little bit more than we did. Still the team was upset for the loss, which is good to see. A lot of times teams just pack it in in their final game, but that wasn’t the case today.”

Record not enough for RDCC on weekend

The Red Deer Cricket Club had a record setting day batting, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Ginny Memorial Club out of Edmonton on Sunday at the Collicutt Centre cricket field.

Red Deer batted first and put up 151 runs through 40 overs and nine wickets, but Ginny Memorial overtook them in the 37th over in their at-bat with one wicket left.

While RDCC was consistent with the bat, they got hot with their final out and set a new mark of 57 runs on their 10th wicket before running out of overs.

Shahbaz Khan led the Red Deer attack with 36 runs (not out) while Lance Richards put up 20 runs (not out). Fahad Saeed meanwhile hit two sixes and accounted for 25 runs overall.

RDCC got a strong performance from their group of bowlers led by Ismail Akhter bowling a very efficient six overs, surrendering just 19 runs while taking a wicket. Aziz Rehman managed to get three wickets in six overs while giving up 22 runs while Richards took three wickets in his six overs with 27 runs.

RDCC also had a strong day in the field, playing shorthanded after Fahad Saeed left to get his right hand stitched up. Correy Richards, Aman Bassi, Irshad Muhammad and Akhter each had a catch in the field for an out.

Evanecz misses the cut

WINNIPEG — Cory Renfrew and Wilson Bateman sit tied atop the leaderboard at 7 under after the second round Friday at the 107th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.

Bateman, from Spruce Grove and a member of Canada’s development squad, carded a round of 4-under 67 at Niakwa Country Club, making seven birdies over the course of the afternoon.

Red Deer’s Mitch Evanecz shot a 1-over 72 after opening with a 4-over 75 Thursday. He missed the cut at 5-over.