Squirts bring home gold

Up and coming young fastball players are sporting gold medals after winning a tournament in Stettler recently.

Up and coming young fastball players are sporting gold medals after winning a tournament in Stettler recently.

The Rimbey Dynamite Squirts team truly seems to be in a league of their own this year.

The girls, in the U12 age category, were undefeated all season and their uninterrupted winning streak continued into the tournament.

Coach Chris Weiss said he was not “overly surprised” with the gold medal.

“They have been improving every year,” he said.

Weiss said the girls have a winning attitude.

“They all work really well together, they all get along and they all want to be there. Weis, who has coached the team for three years, gave credit to the parents, as well.

“The parents work with them at home.”

The Squirts defeated Sedgwick 15 – 9, Stettler 11 – 7, Elnora, 15 – 9, Lacombe 13 – 8 and Clive 10 – 7 to win the gold medal.

The Squirts are hosting provincials in Rimbey July 5, 6 and 7.

The tournament will include 12 teams from throughout Alberta.

Weiss said the tournament will feature some excellent young players.

“It is a good way to showcase our community and our athletes,” he said.

A fundraising barbecue will be held June 14 from 11 – 2 p.m. in the Co-op parking lot for the tournament.