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The U17 Lacombe Crush Club Volleyball team is having tryouts on Nov. 30th in Lacombe. Photo Courtesy: Facebook
The U17 Lacombe Crush Club Volleyball team is having tryouts on Nov. 30th in Lacombe. Photo Courtesy: Facebook
Ponoka and area athletes pose Oct. 24 at the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame during a Ponoka Stampede send off before the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer. In the picture are (back row l-r) Miss Ponoka Stampede Alicia Erickson; Zane Lambert, bull rider; Jacob Stemo, bareback; Wacey Finkbeiner, bull rider; Brett Buss, team roping header; Levi Simpson, team roping header; Tyrel Flewelling, team roping heeler and Bruce Harbin, Ponoka Stampede vice-president. Front row (l-r) are Craig Weisgerber, steer wrestling; Justine Elliot, barrel racing; Jordan Hansen, bull riding; Shayna Weir, barrel racing and Jake Vold, bareback.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka cowboys ready themselves for the Canadian Finals Rodeo

A total of 11 area athletes will compete at the CFR in Red Deer

Ponoka and area athletes pose Oct. 24 at the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame during a Ponoka Stampede send off before the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer. In the picture are (back row l-r) Miss Ponoka Stampede Alicia Erickson; Zane Lambert, bull rider; Jacob Stemo, bareback; Wacey Finkbeiner, bull rider; Brett Buss, team roping header; Levi Simpson, team roping header; Tyrel Flewelling, team roping heeler and Bruce Harbin, Ponoka Stampede vice-president. Front row (l-r) are Craig Weisgerber, steer wrestling; Justine Elliot, barrel racing; Jordan Hansen, bull riding; Shayna Weir, barrel racing and Jake Vold, bareback.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Justine Elliot from Lacombe will be making her Canadian Finals Rodeo debut this week in Red Deer. Photo Submitted
Justine Elliot from Lacombe will be making her Canadian Finals Rodeo debut this week in Red Deer. Photo Submitted
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Rebels Move Two Players Out

Red Deer reassigns young Rebsl

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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
The Makinaw family pose with Colts’ number 69, Jace Makinaw (age 18), as they celebrate him joining the Canadian Junior Football League team. With him are (l-r) Chad Makinaw, Delorna Buffalo-Makinaw and Chief Craig Makinaw, Ermineskin Cree Nation.                                Photo submitted

Maskwacis football player lands Calgary Colts spot

Jace Makinaw worked his way up from the Wetaskiwin Sabres and Battle River Shock

The Makinaw family pose with Colts’ number 69, Jace Makinaw (age 18), as they celebrate him joining the Canadian Junior Football League team. With him are (l-r) Chad Makinaw, Delorna Buffalo-Makinaw and Chief Craig Makinaw, Ermineskin Cree Nation.                                Photo submitted
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Red Deer Rebels make moves after Black & White Game

Rebels trim roster in advance of preseason opener Friday

Red Deer Express File Photo
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)