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Theren Churchill, right, in action as a Huskies player. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Stettler native Theren Churchill signs with Toronto Argos

He was a first-round pick, ninth overall by the Argos in the 2020 CFL draft

  • Mar 22, 2021
Brian Dalshaug, former Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Coach. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake hockey community mourns the loss of former coach

Brian Dalshaug is remembered as the “father of competitive hockey in Sylvan Lake.”

Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels forward Coy Pighin battles with a Southeast Tigers player Sunday in Game 1 of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League Division Final in March 2020. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Alberta minor hockey 2020-21 season officially cancelled

Alberta Hockey cancels season after restrictions make earliest return to play March 1.

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Provincial curling championships in Sylvan Lake cancelled

Curling Alberta announced Friday the men and women’s championships have been cancelled

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The Red Deer Games Foundation has made changes to its grant program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo supplied)

Red Deer Games Foundation adjusts grant program due to COVID-19 pandemic

The foundation postponed the spring 2020 grant program due to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Nov 27, 2020
The Red Deer Games Foundation has made changes to its grant program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo supplied)
From Jan. 25-31, 2021, curlers from across the province will be taking over Sylvan Lake during the men’s and women’s provincial championships, known as the Sentinel Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake to host Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The NexSource Centre will host a combined Boston Pizza Cup-Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

From Jan. 25-31, 2021, curlers from across the province will be taking over Sylvan Lake during the men’s and women’s provincial championships, known as the Sentinel Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Kennedy Cheytors had a time of 17.175 in the barrels before taking a five second penalty. Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: High School Rodeo action

AHRA D2 Battle River High School Rodeo was held at in Ponoka Sept. 12 and 13

Kennedy Cheytors had a time of 17.175 in the barrels before taking a five second penalty. Photo by Emily Jaycox
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Space, regulations biggest hurdles to indoor soccer season

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

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Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

The weekend home opener for the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ inaugural season is slated for June 11-13, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021
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Alberta high school sports allowed to return for in-school practices only

There will be no competition between schools at this time, says Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association

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Head Coach Jason Chatwood (left) sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, at Hockey Central on July 26.

Sylvan Lake Gulls announce head coach for inaugural season

Jason Chatwood will lead the Gulls through their first WCBL season in 2021

Head Coach Jason Chatwood (left) sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, at Hockey Central on July 26.
Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert

PODCAST: The Expert tackles the return of sports

Cam Moon, Joe Whitbread, Byron Hackett and Todd Vaughan discuss how sports can come back

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Jake Burwash competes in the Novice Saddle Bronc event at a past Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo

Benalto Fair and Stampede cancelled for the first time in more than a century

The Benalto Agricultural Society says they will hold the 103rd event next summer

Jake Burwash competes in the Novice Saddle Bronc event at a past Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo
Richard Jans is now playing for the University of Alberta Golden Bears after playing for LCHS two seasons ago. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe Composite funnelling all-star talent to UofA football team

Cam Wetzell (OL) joins Richard Jans (WR) and Jon Ericson (QB) in Edmonton

Richard Jans is now playing for the University of Alberta Golden Bears after playing for LCHS two seasons ago. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)
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Eckville’s annual Bull Arena and Indoor Rodeo cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic and downturn in the economy are cited as the reason for cancellation

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Photo Courtesy of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ Facebook page.

Sylvan Laker named Central Alberta Buccaneers’ head coach

Geoff Rambaut has years of coaching experience under his belt and was once a Buccaneer himself

Photo Courtesy of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ Facebook page.
The Blackfalds Junior A hockey team is excited to announce the name of our new Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) team will be the Blackfalds Bulldogs (Image courtesy: Blackfalds Bulldogs)

New AJHL team dubbed the Blackfalds Bulldogs

Ownership group decides to choose name with local connection

The Blackfalds Junior A hockey team is excited to announce the name of our new Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) team will be the Blackfalds Bulldogs (Image courtesy: Blackfalds Bulldogs)
Baseball season postponed until the end of April

Baseball season postponed until the end of April

Baseball Alberta worked with Baseball Canada to postpone events until at least April 30

Baseball season postponed until the end of April
Photo Courtesy of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ Facebook page.

Sylvan Laker named Central Alberta Buccaneers’ head coach

Geoff Rambaut has years of coaching experience under his belt and was once a Buccaneer himself

Photo Courtesy of the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ Facebook page.