Local sports briefs – August 9

The Red Deer Silverbacks are within one win of capturing the provincial senior C lacrosse championship.

Silverbacks move to a win away from lacrosse title

The Red Deer Silverbacks are within one win of capturing the provincial senior C lacrosse championship.

The Silverbacks downed the Calgary Irish 12-4 Saturday and 17-4 Sunday in Blackfalds to grab a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five provincial and Rocky Mountain League final.

Myles Nadon, Patrick Vellner, Luke Flett and Tyler McRobbie scored two goals each Saturday with Geordin Flett, Andrew Munden, Matthew Howard and Ray Williams potting single markers.

On Sunday, McRobbie scored four times with Vellner adding three goals. Williams and Luke Flett had two each with singles added by Brett Olson, Trevor Howse, Adam Reynolds, Munden and Sean Ziegler. The next two games, if necessary, at Saturday and Sunday in Calgary with the fifth game, if needed, Aug, 17 at 8:30 p.m. in Blackfalds.


31 Marlins qualify for provincials

WETASKIWIN — Thirty-one members of the Red Deer Marlins Swim Club qualified for the summer provincials, set for this weekend in Calgary, at the regional qualifier during the weekend.

Claire Halford, Taylor Laing and Brendan Laing led the Marlins capturing six gold medals each. Lauren Bettenson had five gold and a silver and broke the provincial 50-metre backstroke record.

Jennifer Engler won four gold with Adrian Christ taking three gold and Kyra McMurray three gold and a silver.

Emilie Unrau and Sefrah Daviduck both won two gold and two silver while Jane Gosling and Jillian Engler had two gold, a silver and a bronze each. Connor Stalwick had a pair of gold and a silver while Sydney McMurray and Danny Henry had a gold and two silver each.

Tyrel Brown finished with three silver medals with Jon Snydal and Michael Pearce winning two silver and two bronze each. Kaden Schiller, Emily Simon and Kiana Froese finished with two silver apiece.

Adam and Sydney Hucal both won a silver and two bronze while Owen Halford, Julie Gosling and Jordan Molyneux each had a silver and a bronze.

Victoria LaSalle won one silver while Tyler Driesen had three bronze, Holly Elliott two and Pierce Shybunka, Hannah Morrison, Manny Gesshe, Josh Froese, Gavin Stalwick, Liam Stalwick, Carson Schiller and Elena Stalwick one bronze each. The Marlins also won the overall team aggregate title.


Central Albertans near U17 short list

A trio of Central Albertans are among the 32 finalists to be shortlisted for the Alberta portion of Team Pacific to compete in the World U17 Hockey Challenge, Dec. 29-Jan. 4 in Windsor, Ont.

Joel Topping of Red Deer is among the 11 defencemen on the list while Scott Ferguson of Sylvan Lake and Scott Feser of Red Deer are vying for a spot up front.

The 32 players shortlisted were selected from a group of 46. The players will be scouted with their club teams with the top 11 making the final roster, which will also include 11 players from B.C.


White tied for 52nd

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Adrienne White of Red Deer tied for 52nd in the rain-shortened LPGA Future’s Tour Pennsylvania Classic Monday.

White had a two round total of (74-73) 147 and pocketed $614.

She finished 12 strokes back of winner Cathryn Bristow of New Zealand, who won $15,400.

White will compete in the Eagle Classic in Richmond, Va. this weekend.

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