Local sports briefs – May 26

Red Deer’s Mitch Evanecz posted five birdies Wednesday but still trails leader Wes Heffernan of Calgary by four strokes heading into today’s third and final round of the Alberta Open at the Carmoney Golf Club.

Evanecz still in second

DE WINTON – Red Deer’s Mitch Evanecz posted five birdies Wednesday but still trails leader Wes Heffernan of Calgary by four strokes heading into today’s third and final round of the Alberta Open at the Carmoney Golf Club.

While Evanecz turned in a solid 4-under 67, Heffernan was just that much better, carding a 6-under 65 for a two-day total of 132. Evanecz, who also recorded a second-round bogey, sits at 136.

Stuart Anderson of Strathmore shot a 67 to sit one shot back of Evanecz, while fourth and fifth places are held down by Lewis Chong of Lethbridge (69 Wednesday) at 139 and Darryl James of Calgary — who carded a second-round 66 — at 140.

Wes Martin of Calgary, who plays out of Innisfail, is tied for 16th heading into today’s final round with a 147 total that included a second-round 77, while Ryan Plitz of Innisfail is also at 147 after firing a 72 Wednesday.

Other Central Albertans making the 36-hole cut are Red Deer golfers Troy Butterfield and Matt Codd, who turned in respective second-round scores of 74 and 76 and are tied for 31st place at 151.

Missing the cut were Jesse Teron, Kyle Morrison and Ron Harder of Red Deer, Tim Boston of Ponoka, and Spencer Dorowicz and Robert Weseen of Olds.


Spartans win rugby championship

The Rimbey Spartans caputred their first Central Alberta High School girls rugby title in seven years Wednesday night by defeating the Notre Dame Cougars 13-0.

With the win the Spartans finished the season undefeated.

Kaylen Lukocs and Christy Weiss scored tries for Rimbey while Rebecca Olson booted a penalty kick.

• Jade Petrie scored three tries and Nicole Clutton added one as the Lindsay Thurber Raiders defeated Lacombe 25 -12 in high school girls’ rugby action Monday.

In boys’ play, the Hunting Hills Lightning throttled David Thompson 46-5. Details were unavailabe.


Lightning edge Lakers

The Hunting Hills Lightning pulled out a 3-2 win over the Sylvan Lake H.J. Cody Lakers in high school girls’ soccer action Wednesday.

Jen Huo, Keisha Perry and Natassia Wright scored for the winners.

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