Vauxhall coach back in Stettler for youth clinic

Stettler’s baseball season is going into extra innings.

  • Aug. 14, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Baseball is on the upswing for Stettler minor players like Tye Mulgrove of the Vipers bantam AA team.

Stettler’s baseball season is going into extra innings.

Les McTavish, a former Stettler resident who runs the reputable Vauxhall Academy of Baseball, plans to conduct a youth clinic Saturday and Sunday at the two West Stettler Park diamonds.

“We’ll go for six hours each day,” said organizer Kurt Hoopfer. “We’re going to pack in as much information as the kids can soak up.”

There were still 10 spots available late last week, he said.

“We’re shooting for about 60 kids overall.”

The camp is for players aged seven to 16. They’ll be split into three age groups: 7 to 10, 11-13 and 14-16.

“It’s open to any boys, or girls who play baseball,” Hoopfer said.

The registration fee is $40 per participant.

McTavish plans to donate equipment to the Stettler Minor Baseball Association, Hoopfer said.

Local coaches will assist McTavish, the head coach and director of operations at Vauxhall.

McTavish grew up in Stettler and Slave Lake and went on to represent Alberta and play U.S. college baseball. He has been a coach since 1998, and scouts for the Seattle Mariners.

For further information on the Stettler clinic, contact Hoopfer at 403-742-7861.

SYDNEY POAPST AT WESTERNS: While most local teams have finished for the season, Stettler native Sydney Poapst was still in the thick of the action last weekend. She was part of Team Alberta for the Western peewee girls’ championship at Medicine Hat. Alberta reached the final, but lost 13-3 to British Columbia. The Albertans had a 2-2 record overall.

Just Posted

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

Alberta readies itself for cannabis sales with 17 stores (for now) and a new provincial website

Wm. E. Hay hands out awards

High School students honoured

Clearview Public Schools requesting modular classrooms for Gus Wetter School

School’s capacity decreased to 305 students from 358

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Jagmeet Singh says marijuana pardons are not enough

Trudeau government will streamline pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past

Test case challenges a politician’s right to block people from Twitter account

3 people say Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

After 50 years, ‘Sesame Street’ Big Bird puppeteer retiring

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.

Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said “we need much time, much more time and we continue to work in the next weeks.”

Parole denied for convicted killer-rapist Paul Bernardo after 25 years in prison

Paul Bernardo plead for release on Wednesday by arguing he has done what he could to improve himself during his 25 years in prison.

B.C. Lions look to cement CFL playoff spot with victory over Eskimos

B.C. can cement a post-season berth in the wild West Division on Friday night with a home win over the Edmonton Eskimos

Canada ban on asbestos takes effect but mining residues are exempt

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna plans to announce the new regulations implementing the ban on Thursday in Ottawa

UPDATE: Aurora Rafer has been found unharmed

RCMP have a man in custody and continue to investigate

Most Read