Local sports briefs – September 27

The Hunting Hills Lightning placed fifth in the senior girls’ division of the Bev Facey volleyball tournament during the weekend.

Hunting Hills finishes fifth

The Hunting Hills Lightning placed fifth in the senior girls’ division of the Bev Facey volleyball tournament during the weekend.

In round-robin play they beat Edmonton McNally 25-15, 25-7 before losing to Edmonton Strathcona 7-25, 18-25, to Barrhead 12-25, 18-25 and Bev Facey 27-25, 11-25, 7-15.

In playoffs the Lightning downed Salisbury of Sherwood Park 25-20, 25-21 and Barrhead 21-25, 25-11, 22-20.

l Meanwhile the Hunting Hills cross-country team won both the boys’ and girls’ overall titles as well as the top high school team award in the Peace Hills meet in Wetaskiwin Saturday.

Kieran McDonald captured the senior boys’ individual title with Tom Wunsch second. Alana Skocdopole won the senior girls’ crown while the intermediate boys’ title went to Hunting Hills Matt Hope with Matt Van Mulligan fifth.

Alex Johnson was second in the intermediate girls’ division with Jordana Cota third. Sefra Daviduck and Amelia Espey of Lindsay Thurber placed fourth and sixth respectively.

The high school provincials are set for Oct. 15 in Dunmore.

TBS Chiefs down Parkland

The Red Deer TBS Chiefs downed the Red Deer Parkland Transmission Chiefs 8-1 in their opening game of the South Central Peewee AA Hockey League season.

Devon Fankhanel and Justin Paarup had three goals each for TBS with Payton LaGrange and Josh Tarzwell potting one apiece. Dawson Weatherill and Shane Massey combined to make 27 saves in goal.

Jared Lower replied for Parkland.

Bantam Football

The Lindsay Thurber Jr. Raiders ran their Central Bantam Football League record to 3-0 with a 46-0 win over the 2-4 Notre Dame Jr. Cougars Saturday.

Sam Vesely scored four touchdowns with Bryce Maki adding two and Ben Pasiuk one. Breylon Moorman kicked a pair of two-point converts.

The Springbank Phoenix and the Drumheller Titans also increased their record to 3-0.

The Phoenix downed the Strathmore Spartans, 0-3, 36-0 while the Titans beat the Wetaskiwin Warriors, 0-4, 46-0.

The Olds Rotary Bulldogs, 2-1, downed the Rocky Mountain House Jr. Rebels, 3-1, 39-28 and the Lacombe Raiders, 1-2, defeated the Stettler Cougars,1-3, 34-19.

Hunting Hills, 3-0, and Sylvan Lake, 0-3, had a bye.

Peewee Football

The Red Deer Steelers and Lacombe Explosion battled to a 12-12 tie in the Central Peewee Football League Saturday.

Reiss Flunder scored both touchdowns for the Steelers while Ben Arfin and Matthew Miller scored for Lacombe.

In other action, the Sylvan Lake Bears downed the Olds Huskies 18-0.

Michael Smith had two touchdowns and Joshua Howse one.

In other games, the Innisfail Cyclones whipped the Red Deer Hornets 59-0 and the Strathmore Spartans defeated the Wetaskiwin Panthers 43-6.

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