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Lacombe-based boxer William O’Keefe spends hours each week in rigorous training sessions. Edward Kim photo

Lacombe boxer William O’Keefe’s sights are set on Olympic competitions

‘Whatever you do, do it with 110 percent. Never settle - always be courageous.’

Lacombe-based boxer William O’Keefe spends hours each week in rigorous training sessions. Edward Kim photo
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Zachary McCord runs downfield during a football game playing for the Stettler Wildcats. (Photo submitted by McCord family)

Stettler mourning the loss of local football star

Zachary McCord, 17, passed away last week

Zachary McCord runs downfield during a football game playing for the Stettler Wildcats. (Photo submitted by McCord family)
Kaitlyn Worr, 11, dancing in the Central Alberta Dance Festival in May. (Photo submitted)

Local youth will be dancing in Egypt

Kaitlyn Worr has been dancing for as long as she can remember,…

Kaitlyn Worr, 11, dancing in the Central Alberta Dance Festival in May. (Photo submitted)
Opening night of the third annual Truck and Tractor Pull Aug. 19.<ins> The Wetaskiwin Agricultural Society held their third annual Truck and Tractor Pull on Aug. 19 and 20 at the Wayne Vanouck Motorsports Track off Highway 13.</ins> (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Black Press News Media)
Opening night of the third annual Truck and Tractor Pull Aug. 19.<ins> The Wetaskiwin Agricultural Society held their third annual Truck and Tractor Pull on Aug. 19 and 20 at the Wayne Vanouck Motorsports Track off Highway 13.</ins> (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Black Press News Media)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Matt Coutney played ball for the Monarchs while at Old Dominion University. (Photo submitted)

Wetaskiwin’s Matt Coutney gets drafted by Los Angeles Angels

By Carlie Sanderson for The Pipestone Flyer Baseball player Matt Coutney of…

  • Aug 2, 2022
Matt Coutney played ball for the Monarchs while at Old Dominion University. (Photo submitted)
Cole Goodine rides for 83 points in the bareback event during the Ponoka Stampede on July 3. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)

Ponoka Stampede Finals set up incredible showdown

The final day of competition is complete at the Ponoka Stampede and…

Cole Goodine rides for 83 points in the bareback event during the Ponoka Stampede on July 3. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)
(Photo submitted)

Red Deer U18AA female hockey team competes at provincials in Ponoka

Ponoka hosted provincials March 24 to 27

(Photo submitted)
Longtime Red Deer Advocate sports reporter Danny Rode is being celebrated with an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies after 50 years of covering sports in central Alberta. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Central Alberta writer Danny Rode receives honourary degree

He was elected in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1999

  • Jun 4, 2021
Longtime Red Deer Advocate sports reporter Danny Rode is being celebrated with an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies after 50 years of covering sports in central Alberta. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Black Press file photo

Space, regulations biggest hurdles to indoor soccer season

Ponoka players may be able to join ‘mini-leagues’

Black Press file photo
Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a bottle drive until September to fundraise for new helmets and other equipment. Photo submitted by Codey Soanes.

Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a spring, summer long bottle drive

The club is trying to fundraise for new helmets and equipment for the upcoming season.

Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a bottle drive until September to fundraise for new helmets and other equipment. Photo submitted by Codey Soanes.
Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a bottle drive until September to fundraise for new helmets and other equipment. Photo submitted by Codey Soanes.

Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a spring, summer long bottle drive

The club is trying to fundraise for new helmets and equipment for the upcoming season.

Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a bottle drive until September to fundraise for new helmets and other equipment. Photo submitted by Codey Soanes.
Battle of the Badges supporting Special Olympics Feb. 15

Battle of the Badges supporting Special Olympics Feb. 15

Third annual event looking to reach $10k in funds

Battle of the Badges supporting Special Olympics Feb. 15