Teron six back of Ponoka lead
PONOKA — Jesse Teron of Red Deer fired a 4-over 75 Wednesday and was six shots off of the boys division lead following the first round of the rain-shortened, 54-hole CN Future Links Western Championship at Wolf Creek Golf Resort.
Darren Day of Victoria, B.C., was atop the leaderboard heading into today’s 18 holes after turning in a 2-under 69, three shots better than Riley Fleming of Airdrie, Austin Cruickshank of Calgary and Cochrane’s Nicholas Scrymgeour.
Brett Pasula opened with a 76, while fellow Red Deer golfer Matt Codd carded an 80. Ponoka golfers Kolby Vold and Austin Jacobson each checked in with a score of 81.
Megan Osland of Kelowna, B.C., assumed the lead in the girls division with a 1-under 70.
Alford third at provincials
DEWINTON — Jocelyn Alford, formerly of Red Deer, shot a 1-over 72 Wednesday and sat third after the second round of the Alberta Ladies Amateur golf championship.
Alford, a member at Calgary Earl Grey, headed into today’s third round with a 36-hole total of 145, nine shots back of leader Nicole Zhang of Calgary Silver Springs. Zhang carded her second consecutive 3-under 68 and opened a five-stroke lead over Andrea Kosa of Calgary Glencoe, who checked in with a 72.
Cara Vanderham of Innisfail was tied for 20th at 163 after shooting an 82, while Daryl Lynn Nepoose of Ponoka was tied for 35th at 172 after carding an 87.
Firefly Fusion swept
The Red Deer Firefly Fusion struck out at the provincial bantam A girls fastball championship at Lloydminster, posting a 0-4 record.
Taylor Stymiest was the losing pitcher in the opening game, a 9-1 loss to the Lloydminster Rebels.
In a 7-5 loss to the eventual champion Calgary Diamond Devils, Amy Lank singled and tripled and Madison Holland and Taylor Hall each had two hits. Holland went the distance on the Firefly mound, but didn’t get any help as the Fusion committed six errors.
From there, the Red Deer team fell 8-3 to the Calahoo Erins and dropped a 9-8 extra-inning decision to the River City Hornets.
Jordanna Krentz and Stymiest split pitching duties against Calahoo, combining for five strikeouts. Against River City, pitchers Holland and Krentz teamed up to scatter nine hits and fan seven batters, Hall stroked a pair of doubles, Megan Kirkland rapped a triple, Stymiest had a double and single and Raeanne Moore had two hits.
White edges Green in third meeting
Team Green and Team White of the Red Deer Cricket Club met for the third time in Central Alberta Cricket Association action on Saturday, with White coming away with a 141-129 victory.
White batted first and was led by Ranjit Mullakady with 28 runs with 28 runs while Abdul Magid added 20 and Asif Amir scored 18. White’s top bowler was Ismail Akhter who lasted four overs took one wicket and allowed just 13 runs, while Asif Amir went five over, took two wickets and gave up 33 runs.
Green was led offensively by Richard Asghar who brought in 33 runs while Aziz Rehman knocked in 28. Richard Nicholls went five overs for Green, took two wickets and allowed 31 runs, while Rehman allowed just 14 runs in his four overs while taking a wicket. Jordan Lindoff also made an immediate impact in his first chance to bowl taking one wicket and allowing 20 runs through two overs.
White now leads the season series 2-1.
The RDCC is back in action this Saturday with a Twenty20 round robin tournament with the Cosmopolitan teams from Edmonton and Calgary. Action gets under way at 9 a.m. at the Collicutt Centre with RDCC playing Edmonton. The second match will be against Edmonton and Calgary while the third match will be RDCC against a combined Edmonton and Calgary team.
Ireland boosts Sports World Braves to win
Joe Ireland stroked a two-out two-run double in the third inning Tuesday to wipe out a 4-2 deficit and ignite the Red Deer Sports World Braves’ attack in a midget AA baseball meeting with the host Acme Red Sox.
Ireland added a single, a hit-by-pitch and scored four runs as the Braves rolled to a 16-6 victory. Braves starting pitcher Chaz Piche worked four and two-thirds innings, scattering seven hits and fanning four batters to earn the win, while Ty Elliott came in to record the final out in the five-inning game.
Piche also came up big offensively with a four-for-four performance that included four runs scored. Alec Mitchell also stood out at the plate, going three-for-four with a pair of doubles and four RBI, and Jay Letkemen contributed four singles and drove in two runs.
In addition, rookie Jade Hutlett ripped a two-run triple, Jeff Ireland and Alex Heinzlmeir each scored twice and Logan Marshall knocked in a pair of runs. The Braves are in Edmonton this weekend to take on South Jasper Place in a three-game series.
Managers named for Parkland all-star game
Guest managers and former Parkland Baseball League stars Harold Northcott, Ray Bergeron and Des Bouteiller will be guest managers in the PBL all-star game Saturday at 7 p.m. at Great Chief Park.
Northcott will handle the North Division team, with Bergeron and Bouteiller to handle the South squad. The scheduled umpires are Jeff Chipley of Sylvan Lake, Dennis Dancey of Pine Lake and Paul Bergeron of Innisfail.
The all-star team starting lineups are as follows:
North Division — Pitcher: Kris Johnson, Rocky Mountain Red Dogs; catcher: Darcy Warawa, Red Deer Razorbacks; first base: Cam Erickson, Red Dogs; second base: Kevin Stelmaschuk, Razorbacks; shortstop: Brian Smith, Lacombe Dodgers; third base: Brandon Dixon, Eckville Angels; left field: Ron Cook, Dodgers; centre field: Jeremy Brown, Red Dogs; Wyatt Saari, designated hitter: Chad Gruntman, Razorbacks.
South Division — Pitcher: Riley Wik, Innisfail Indians; catcher: Ian Pears, Carstairs Cubs; first base: Jay Kirkham, Indians; second base: Scott Murphy, Olds Athletics; shortstop: Brad Regehr, Cubs; third base: Al Metzger, Beiseker Canadians; left field: Steven Bouteiller, Indians; centre field: Jeff Smyth, Athletics; right field: Mike Krieger, Cubs; designated hitter: Jesse Visser, Canadians.