Bentley School Grade 12 student Alyssa Hyink and Grade 10 student Ian Lush have been selected to compete with the Alberta Handball Youth Team. The team will compete in Hamburg

Bentley students are selected for Alberta Handball Youth Team

Two Bentley School students, who caught the eye of scouts at a zone tournament, have been selected to represent the province.

Two Bentley School students, who caught the eye of scouts at a zone tournament, have been selected to represent the province on the Alberta Handball Youth Team.

Grade 12 students Alyssa Hyink and Grade 10 student Ian Lush were notified May 25 that they had been chosen for the team.

Practices began last weekend and will continue throughout the summer.

The team will fly to Hamburg, Germany to compete August 12 to 22.

After the competition in Germany, practices will continue into the fall and winter. The team will then compete in Reykjavik, Iceland Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.

Lush and Hyink were scouted by the Alberta Team Handball Federation at a zone handball tournament held in Wainwright April 17 and 18. Tryouts were held May 23 and 24 at the University of Alberta’s education gymnasium.

Coach Steven Lush is proud of his athletes noting, “They have done extremely well.”

Lush has been coaching handball for 18 years. During his tenure as coach at Bentley School, the school has won four provincial championship banners and two bronze awards. They have also hosted a provincial championship.

The Canadian National Handball Team will compete in the Pam Am Games in Toronto July 10 to 26. The two top place finishers will compete in the next summer Olympics.

 

Just Posted

Fatality near Rimbey

Collision still under investigation

UPDATE: Motorist dies near Ponoka after loose tire collides with vehicle

Ponoka RCMP seek assistance in locating vehicle belonging to the tire

Six horses stolen from Winfield area

RCMP seek public’s help in missing horses investigation

Almost 100 kgs of suspected cocaine seized at Coutts border crossing

84 bricks of suspected cocaine seized from California residents’ vehicle; largest recorded seizure.

Good response to kids and drugs program

Substance abuse prevention program held

Google searches suggest 2017 a tough year

What were Canadians were curious about: Google searches suggest 2017 a tough year

Democrat wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

Democrat Doug Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset against Roy Moore

New fighter-jet competition to have national ‘economic interest’ requirement

Trudeau government wants to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s with 88 new fighters by as early as 2025

The top-binged shows on Netflix in 2017

Which show did you cheat on your spouse with by watching ahead?

2017 word of the year: Feminism

Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017: ‘Feminism’

200 Russians to compete in Olympics as neutrals

The Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 to compete in South Korea

Researchers claim the ‘man flu’ does exist

Review of scientific studies suggests ‘man flu’ may be more intense: researcher

Trudeau appoints Supreme Court chief justice

Prime Minister Trudeau appoints Richard Wagner as Supreme Court chief justice

Most Read