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The Hunting Hills Lightning were wrapped up by the defence of the Foothills Falcons in their game on Sept. 14th. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express

Lightning clawed up by Foothills Falcons

Lightning looking for first win against Notre Dame next week

The Hunting Hills Lightning were wrapped up by the defence of the Foothills Falcons in their game on Sept. 14th. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express
Former Rebel impresses in Flames-Oilers preseason game in Red Deer
Former Rebel impresses in Flames-Oilers preseason game in Red Deer
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Motivated Leidenius will help lead RDC Golf team in 2018/19

RDC Golf team will look to challenge once again in the conference

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The Lindsey Thurber Raiders opened their 2018 high school football year against the Calgary Cenntennial Coyotes. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express

LTCHS Raiders open with 13-10 win over Centennial

Raiders looking to complete rebuild in 2018

The Lindsey Thurber Raiders opened their 2018 high school football year against the Calgary Cenntennial Coyotes. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express
The Holy Rosary Raiders out of Lloydminster won 27-26 against the Lacombe Rams on final minutes drive. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Rams come up just short 27-26 to Holy Rosary

QB Mitch Simmons throws 4 TDs; Richard Jans catches 3

The Holy Rosary Raiders out of Lloydminster won 27-26 against the Lacombe Rams on final minutes drive. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Rams Wide Receiver Turner Douglas took a hard hit from the Medicine Mohawk defence in preseason action. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Medicine Hat rolls over Rams 44-0 in exhibition opener

Lacombe looking to right ship next week against Lloyd

Rams Wide Receiver Turner Douglas took a hard hit from the Medicine Mohawk defence in preseason action. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Red Deer Rebel Dawson Barteaux would try to sneak this one past Edmonton Oil King netminder Sebastian Cossa in the Rebels 2018/19 Preseason Opener on Aug. 31st. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express

Rebels win 6-5 over Edmonton in preseason opener

Red Deer will continue preseason play Saturday night against Calgary

Red Deer Rebel Dawson Barteaux would try to sneak this one past Edmonton Oil King netminder Sebastian Cossa in the Rebels 2018/19 Preseason Opener on Aug. 31st. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express
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Red Deer Rebels make moves after Black & White Game

Rebels trim roster in advance of preseason opener Friday

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Ponoka/Airdrie cowboy Jake Vold back in the game

Ponoka/Airdrie cowboy Jake Vold back in the game

The three-time champion bareback rider built on his comeback season with a pair of wins.

Ponoka/Airdrie cowboy Jake Vold back in the game
The University of Calgary Dinos beat the University of Alberta Golden Bears 50-38 in a preseason game on Aug. 22nd. Several central Alberta athletes played on both sides of the ball. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express
The University of Calgary Dinos beat the University of Alberta Golden Bears 50-38 in a preseason game on Aug. 22nd. Several central Alberta athletes played on both sides of the ball. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express
Buccaneers pillage Calgary Wolfpack 38-13 in AFL semifinal

Buccaneers pillage Calgary Wolfpack 38-13 in AFL semifinal

Bucs’ looking to take down Monarchs for the AFL Championship

Buccaneers pillage Calgary Wolfpack 38-13 in AFL semifinal
Bob Ronnie of Ronnie Racing won the packed Hot August Night races at Castrol Raceways on Aug. 15. in Leduc. This image shows their 1968 Chevrolet Camaro this year at a race.                                Photo submitted

Ponoka’s Ronnie Racing wins Hot August Night

About 15,000 people filled the Castrol Raceway stands at the motorsports complex

Bob Ronnie of Ronnie Racing won the packed Hot August Night races at Castrol Raceways on Aug. 15. in Leduc. This image shows their 1968 Chevrolet Camaro this year at a race.                                Photo submitted
Ben Hnatiuk would score the first touchdown of the game for the Central Alberta Buccaneers in their huge rivalry game against the Fort McMurray Monarchs on Aug. 11th. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express

Central Alberta Buccaneers come up short against Monarchs

Bucs’ lose star quarterback in heartbreaking affair

Ben Hnatiuk would score the first touchdown of the game for the Central Alberta Buccaneers in their huge rivalry game against the Fort McMurray Monarchs on Aug. 11th. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express
(Lisa Joy/Black Press)                                Doug Swan - Red Deer, AB - 1970 Plymouth Duster (Lisa Joy/Black Press)

WATCH: Drag races at Stettler Airport draws crowd

UPDATED: Red Deer’s Kevin Young and Guy Mackinnon win

(Lisa Joy/Black Press)                                Doug Swan - Red Deer, AB - 1970 Plymouth Duster (Lisa Joy/Black Press)
Two-time Canadian Champion Bullrider Scott Schiffner, 38, is given the final salute at the Calgary Stampede. Schiffner is from Stettler and now lives in Strathmore. He was the highest money earning bull rider in Canada. Schiffner announced his retirement from the rodeo circuit during the Calgary Stampede. (Ben Dartnell/Calgary Stampede photo)
Two-time Canadian Champion Bullrider Scott Schiffner, 38, is given the final salute at the Calgary Stampede. Schiffner is from Stettler and now lives in Strathmore. He was the highest money earning bull rider in Canada. Schiffner announced his retirement from the rodeo circuit during the Calgary Stampede. (Ben Dartnell/Calgary Stampede photo)
McKenna Bowering, Skye Gillespie and Emma Smith from Lacombe Matrix U12 girls’ softball team share a laugh while waiting their turn to bat at the Provincials held in Edmonton July 6 - 8. The Matrix played Sundre Red Hot Devils Friday, winning the game 8-7. However, Sundre contested the game and another inning was played Saturday morning and the final score was 9-8 for Sundre. Lacombe played West Valley Vipers from Calgary winning 14-13 and also defeated High Park Flyers from Edmonton 15-9 on Saturday. Their final game against Bonnyville was postponed until Sunday morning. Bonnyville Angels won the game 10-8. Treena Mielke Photo

Lacombe Matrix U12 girls compete in Provincials

Girls have fun at Provincials

  • Jul 13, 2018
McKenna Bowering, Skye Gillespie and Emma Smith from Lacombe Matrix U12 girls’ softball team share a laugh while waiting their turn to bat at the Provincials held in Edmonton July 6 - 8. The Matrix played Sundre Red Hot Devils Friday, winning the game 8-7. However, Sundre contested the game and another inning was played Saturday morning and the final score was 9-8 for Sundre. Lacombe played West Valley Vipers from Calgary winning 14-13 and also defeated High Park Flyers from Edmonton 15-9 on Saturday. Their final game against Bonnyville was postponed until Sunday morning. Bonnyville Angels won the game 10-8. Treena Mielke Photo
The team of Elliott and Denny work together during the team roping event to see their names on the leader board. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Results from the 101st Benalto Stampede

Compeitors came from around North America to compete in the annual rodeo

The team of Elliott and Denny work together during the team roping event to see their names on the leader board. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Eckville’s Ben Anderson recieved loud cheers during his ride in the novice saddle bronc event. He went on to also compete in the saddle bronc event.

PHOTOS: Benalto’s 101st annual Fair and Stampede

Photos from Benalto’s rodeo performance

Eckville’s Ben Anderson recieved loud cheers during his ride in the novice saddle bronc event. He went on to also compete in the saddle bronc event.
BIG CRUNCH - Matt Merkley and the Central Alberta Buccaneers would power through the St. Albert Stars to take sole possession of second place in the AFL. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express

Bucs manhandle St. Albert to take second in AFL

56-8 win puts Bucs’ right behind Ft. Mac in AFL standings

BIG CRUNCH - Matt Merkley and the Central Alberta Buccaneers would power through the St. Albert Stars to take sole possession of second place in the AFL. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express
Bareback rider Richmond Champion rides Virgil to a 91.25 point win, just getting past Jake Vold who scored 90.75. Champion earned $12,948 overall.

Ponoka Stampede closes with several first time winners

Ponoka athletes just miss the win in the showdown round to packed stands.

Bareback rider Richmond Champion rides Virgil to a 91.25 point win, just getting past Jake Vold who scored 90.75. Champion earned $12,948 overall.