Local sports briefs – August 29

The Red Deer Titans captured their second straight Provincial Cup for first division women’s rugby with a 43-19 win over the Edmonton Pirates Saturday.

Titans win cup

The Red Deer Titans captured their second straight Provincial Cup for first division women’s rugby with a 43-19 win over the Edmonton Pirates Saturday.

Shannon Court paced the Titans with three tries and four conversions, while Kayla Ormond scored two tries and Jovita Byzitter and Ericka Ziegler each contributed one.

In men’s first division action, the Titans fell 17-10 to the Calgary Canucks. Meanwhile, the Titans third division squad was throttled 80-0 by the Canucks III.

l The new Titans Youth Sevens program for boys and girls aged seven to 15 will begin Sept. 8 at Titans Rugby Park. Registration, with a fee of $100 per person, is at 5 p.m. and equipment needed includes soccer footwear, shorts, jersey or sweat top, mouth guard and water bottle.

For more information call 403-392-6676 or 403-347-3491, or visit the Titans website at www.titansrugby.com.


Braves fall

LETHBRIDGE — Riley Guntrip and Joel Mazurkewich each stroked a double in a losing cause as the Red Deer Braves fell 11-1 to Calgary PBF in Sunday’s bronze-medal game of the eight-team Alberta Amateur Baseball Council 16-and-under championship tournament.

Braves starting pitcher Denis Leblanc took the loss after allowing seven runs on nine hits over two innings.

The Braves finished second in their pool with a 2-1 record and fourth overall. Red Deer’s Reign Letkeman was named the best pitcher in the tournament.

After beating the host team in their tournament opener Friday, the Braves team split a pair of games Saturday, dumping Grande Prairie 10-0 and losing 12-4 to Sherwood Park.

Letkeman tossed a complete-game (six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule) two-hitter in the win against Grande Prairie, striking out eight batters in the process. Dylan Borman was two-for-three at the plate with a single, double and an RBI, Jason Garrett clubbed a triple and scored twice, Nathan Damiani contributed a two-run double and Nik Fischer added an RBI double.

In the loss to Sherwood Park, starting and losing pitcher CJ Lewington allowed four runs on nine hits while fanning three batters over four frames. Mazurkewich worked the final three innings, giving up three runs on three hits.

The Braves managed only five hits in the loss, all singles.

The AABC will be selecting the top 20 players from the tournament to represent Team Alberta at the Prospect Series Sept. 1-4 in Swift Current, Sask.


Soehn takes honours

Keegan Soehn of Red Deer continues to prove that he is one of the premier trampoline athletes in the world.

Soehn, of the Thunder Country Trampoline and Gymnastics Club, took top honours in the senior men’s trampoline event at the World Invitational event which concludes today in Albacete, Spain.

He was also part of the Canadian senior men’s team which placed second in the double mini trampoline team competition, and along with his brother Kyle Soehn will participate in the World Cup in Saltzgitter, Germany from Thursday to Sunday.

Meanwhile, Thunder Country athlete Amanda Martin placed sixth in the junior women’s trampoline event at Albacete. The Canadian junior women finished second in the trampoline team competition.