2010 has been an active and eventful year in sports – Year in Review I

Reaching out to communities – In 2010

(Jan. 6, 2010)

• Skocdopole ranked No. 4 swimmer

Alana Skocdopole was ranked as Alberta’s fastest 15-year-old swimmer in 50-metre butterfly and number four in Canada.

(Jan. 13, 2010)

• Stettler wins home midget hockey tournament

Stettler A Storm won the A division in the four team hockey tournament at Stettler Recreation Centre, beating Olds 4-3 in the final.

(Jan. 20, 2010)

• Bonham teams wins farmers’ bonspiel

Don Bonham and his team of Grant Riggins, Leroy Asko and Mark Bigg won the A event in the annual Stettler Curling Club’s farmers’ bonspiel while the farmerettes’ bonspiel was won by the team of Carol Stewart, Audrey Connor, Brandi Roper and Elpha Senft.

(Jan. 27, 2010)

• Stettler wins atom hockey tournament

Stettler Elks atom AA hockey team won their home tournament after beating Wetaskiwin 7-5 in the championship final.

(Feb. 3. 2010)

• Wildcat girls win basketball tournament

William E. Hay Wildcats of Stettler won a senior girls’ high school basketball tournament in Bonnyville as Melissa Jensen received the prestigious most valuable player title in the final game and the three-point shot contest.

(Feb. 10, 2010)

• Lightning advance to playoffs

Stettler Lightning is set to face Red Deer Vipers in the first round of playoffs in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League despite struggling through the regular season.

(Feb. 17, 2010)

• William Hay junior hoopsters improving

William E. Hay Wildcats junior basketball teams continue to improve with the girls finishing second at a tournament in Olds.

(Feb. 24, 2010)

• Lightning eliminated in first round

Stettler Lightning were eliminated in three straight games by the Red Deer Vipers in the opening round of playoffs in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League after the team finished second in the championship final against Cochrane Generals the previous two years.

(March 3, 2010)

• Big Valley boys and Theresetta girls win CARA junior basketball crowns

Big Valley boys won the junior high school boys’ basketball championship under Clearview Athletic and Recreation Association (CARA) while Theresetta Catholic School of Castor won the girls’ crown.

(March 10, 2010)

• Gendre wrestles to provincials

Monica Gendre, a Grade-10 student of William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler qualified for the high school provincial wrestling championships.

Tyler Matchett of Erskine finished first in the Grade 5-6 38-kilogram division while brother Justin Matchett placed third in the Grade 3-4 37-kilogram division at the Northern Alberta Elementary Wrestling Festival in Sherwood Park.

(March 17, 2010)

• Philpot bowls to fourth in province

Nicole Philpot, 12, of Stettler finished fourth for the second successive year at the provincial youth bowling championships in the girls’ 11-to-14 under the Alberta 5-Pin Bowlers Association.

(March 24, 2010)

• Stettler Storm crowned provincial champions

Stettler Scotiabank Storm captured the provincial bantam championship after edging Beaumont 5-4 in overtime.

(March 31, 2010)

• Barrel racing returns to Stettler

Stettler rider Melissa Thiessen finished second at the first ladies’ barrel racing event at Stettler Agriplex this year.

(April 7, 2010)

• Stettler wins Rotary world curling championship

Stetter Rotary Club curling team of skip Neil Connor, third Rene Bernard, second Trevor Leinweber and lead Brian Sribney won the Rotary World Curling Championship in Perth, Scotland on April and raised the Jack MacKimmie Silver Bell Trophy.

(April 14, 2010)

• Big Valley Bust-Out Rodeo rocks

Big Valley Bust-Out Rodeo was a big hit as local youth rider Zeke Thurston won the junior bull-riding event.

(April 21, 2010)

• Bulls buck boldly in Byemoor

Bulls outbucked cowboys at the annual Byemoor Bull -a- rama.

(April 28, 2010)

• Stettler men make national TKD team

Cade Bengert and Dave Hargreaves of Dual Dragon Tae Kwon Do Studio in Stettler were named to the national team.

(May 5, 2010)

• Cattle penning comes to Stettler

About 170 competed in cattle-penning at Stettler Exhibiiton Grounds.

(May 12, 2010)

• Wade nets badminton bronze

Kristy Wade of William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler captured bronze in the zone badminton championships for the Central West Alberta Junior High Athletic Association.

(May 19, 2010)

• 1960 girls’ basketball team inducted into hall of fame

Stettler’s first high school girls’ basketball team – that won the first girls’ provincial championship in 1960 –was inducted in the Alberta School Athletic Association Hall of Fame on May 14.

(May 26, 2010)

• Horse riders compete in international rodeo

Quinton Van Straten (Grade 8), of Stettler and Alexandra Heimstra and Kelsey Hallett, (Grade 8), both of Big Valley will compete at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in New Mexico, United States of America from June 27 to July 3.

(June 2, 2010)

• Athletes shines at zone track-and-field finals

Several athletes of William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler captured medal at the central Alberta zone track-and-field championships – Alana Skocdopole, Buddy Brown, Tyler Bisett, Kyle Younghans, Dylan McKay, Ricky Armstrong and Jacob Schwarzenberger

(June 9, 2010)

• Heartland Horse Expo draws top marks

The first annual Heartland Horse Expo in Stettler drew top marks by Stettler and District Agricultural Society which hosted the event which included ranch roping, ranch horse and mounted shooting competitions, youth gymkhana and ladies barrel racing and horse trade show.

(June 16, 2010)

• CARA track meet shines stars

Dacia Gramick and Nick Baharally broke records at the junior high school track meet for Clearview Athletic and Recreation Association.

(June 23, 2010)

• Stettler wins soccer championships

Stettler under-18 girls’ and boys’ soccer teams captured league championships in the Central Alberta Soccer Association as the girls blanked Lacombe 2-0 in the final while the Stettler boys edged Rocky Mountain House 3-2.

(June 30, 2010)

• Stettler beats Stettler in soccer championship

Stettler team 1 beat Stettler team 2 by a 5-0 count in the under-14 boys’ championship in the Central Alberta Soccer Association.

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