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Wildcats beat Ardrossan Bisons 31-14 in provincial quarterfinals

Wildcats beat Ardrossan Bisons 31-14 in provincial quarterfinals

Wildcats are in the medal with Saturday’s win

  • Nov 15, 2018
Wildcats beat Ardrossan Bisons 31-14 in provincial quarterfinals
Stettler’s Heartland Bowl hosts Zone 4 Alberta 55 plus Challenge Cup

Stettler’s Heartland Bowl hosts Zone 4 Alberta 55 plus Challenge Cup

Audrey Hauck and Helen Smith from Stettler bowl 112 pins over their average

  • Nov 15, 2018
Stettler’s Heartland Bowl hosts Zone 4 Alberta 55 plus Challenge Cup
Stettler Junior B Lightning put away another win

Stettler Junior B Lightning put away another win

Feeling confident heading into weekend games

  • Nov 15, 2018
Stettler Junior B Lightning put away another win
Lightning remains in fourth place after 1-1 weekend

Lightning remains in fourth place after 1-1 weekend

Tighten scoring gap with Airdrie

  • Nov 15, 2018
Lightning remains in fourth place after 1-1 weekend
Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services                                 Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services

WATCH: Close races see changes in winners at CFR Red Deer

Alberta cowboys well represented at Canada’s biggest pro rodeo finals

Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services                                 Texas’s Richmond Champion placed first in the Bareback Riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Carlie Connolly/Black Press News Services
Red Deer’s Carter Sahli competes in the junior steer riding competition on Day 3 of the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Robin Grant/ Red Deer Express

Ponoka’s Wacey Finkbeiner wins second bull riding buckle in a row

Prize money is rising on Day 3 of CFR 45 in Red Deer

Red Deer’s Carter Sahli competes in the junior steer riding competition on Day 3 of the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Robin Grant/ Red Deer Express
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Rodeo stays strong on day two of the CFR

Jake Vold won again the go round while setting a CFR record for highest score in Bareback

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Jake Vold

Ponoka’s Jake Vold takes a win at first night of CFR

The Canadian Finals Rodeo had a big start with Jake Vold winning the first round in bareback riding

  • Oct 31, 2018
Jake Vold
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
Stettler Wildcats win first playoff game
Stettler Wildcats win first playoff game
Stettler Panthers go pink

Stettler Panthers go pink

Raise money for Stettler Hospice Society and breast-cancer research

  • Oct 23, 2018
Stettler Panthers go pink
Stettler Lightning aims to move up in league standings

Stettler Lightning aims to move up in league standings

‘It’s attainable’ says head coach

  • Oct 23, 2018
Stettler Lightning aims to move up in league standings
Stettler Lightning defeats Coaldale Copperheads in nailbiter

Stettler Lightning defeats Coaldale Copperheads in nailbiter

Stettler scores in shootout, defeating Coaldale 3-2

Stettler Lightning defeats Coaldale Copperheads in nailbiter
Stettler Wildcats went their entire season undefeated. The Wildcats defeated Drayton Valley Warriors 28 - 7 during their last game of the season Oct. 19. (Photos by Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)

Stettler Wildcats go entire season undefeated

Downs Drayton Valley Warriors 28 - 7 in last game of season

Stettler Wildcats went their entire season undefeated. The Wildcats defeated Drayton Valley Warriors 28 - 7 during their last game of the season Oct. 19. (Photos by Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)
Stettler Lightning defeat Lomond Lakers 3-1 victory

Stettler Lightning defeat Lomond Lakers 3-1 victory

Lightning outshoot Lakers 42-32

  • Oct 15, 2018
Stettler Lightning defeat Lomond Lakers 3-1 victory
Stettler Lightning beat the Medicine Hat Cubs 8-6 in a home game season opener Sept. 23 at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Lightning players Johnathan Fournier (15), Jeff Ternes (13) and Justin Fournier (12) battle for the puck. For more photos and video go to www.stettlerindependent.com (Lisa Joy/Black Press)                                Stettler Lightning beat the Medicine Hat Cubs 8-6 in a home game season opener Sept. 23 at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Lightning players Johnathan Fournier (15), Jeff Ternes (13) and Justin Fournier (12) battle for the puck. (Lisa Joy/Black Press)

Stettler Lightning defeats Medicine Hat in home game season opener

Lightning gets redemption after rough preseason

  • Sep 26, 2018
Stettler Lightning beat the Medicine Hat Cubs 8-6 in a home game season opener Sept. 23 at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Lightning players Johnathan Fournier (15), Jeff Ternes (13) and Justin Fournier (12) battle for the puck. For more photos and video go to www.stettlerindependent.com (Lisa Joy/Black Press)                                Stettler Lightning beat the Medicine Hat Cubs 8-6 in a home game season opener Sept. 23 at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Lightning players Johnathan Fournier (15), Jeff Ternes (13) and Justin Fournier (12) battle for the puck. (Lisa Joy/Black Press)
Excitement building for women’s provincial curling tourney in Stettler
Excitement building for women’s provincial curling tourney in Stettler
Red Deer Express File Photo

Rebels Move Two Players Out

Red Deer reassigns young Rebsl

Red Deer Express File Photo