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Stettler Wildcat Wyatt Jacky runs the ball on the way to a touch down. (Erin Sparks and Kate Blanchard photos)

Stettler Wildcats solid in their return to the field in spring practice

The Stettler Wildcats have wrapped up their spring training. Practicing after school…

 

(Top, L-R) Brooke Wilkie, Kara Wilkie, Katie Eggleston, Paisley Bamford, Kierra Smith, and Rachel Seale. (Bottom, L-R) Kiali Blumhagen, Nola Fuller, Mya Prehn, and Julie Richardson. (Photo submitted)

South-West Central Wildfire win gold at nationals

First-year coach leads team to big win

  • May 30, 2022

 

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Red Deer U18AA female hockey team competes at provincials in Ponoka

Ponoka hosted provincials March 24 to 27

 

The figure skating season has drawn to a close and the skaters celebrated with their year-end carnival on March 19.

Stettler Figure Skating Club wraps up year in style

The figure skating season has drawn to a close and the skaters…

  • Mar 23, 2022
The figure skating season has drawn to a close and the skaters celebrated with their year-end carnival on March 19.
Despite out shooting the Opposition Irma Aces, the Stettler Imperials couldn’t seal the deal and find themselves on the wrong side of a 7-4 loss in game two of East Central Senior Men’s Hockey League final. Game three goes March 25 in Irma.

Stettler Imperials drop second game in best-of-five series against the Irma Aces

The Stettler Imperials have had quite the inaugural season. Named after a…

Despite out shooting the Opposition Irma Aces, the Stettler Imperials couldn’t seal the deal and find themselves on the wrong side of a 7-4 loss in game two of East Central Senior Men’s Hockey League final. Game three goes March 25 in Irma.
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Castor’s Theresetta Catholic School hosts archery tournament

This weekend saw the Castor Raider Spring Tune Up Archery Tournament being…

  • Mar 16, 2022
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Castor’s Theresetta Catholic School hosts archery tournament

This weekend saw the Castor Raider Spring Tune Up Archery Tournament being…

  • Mar 15, 2022
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Danie Rairdan finished her run with a time of 15.542 at the barrel racing finals on Mar. 4. (Liam Rockliffe/Stettler Independent)

Heat Up the Heartland has raced past the finish line for the season

The Heat Up the Heartland barrel racing series hosted by the Stettler…

Danie Rairdan finished her run with a time of 15.542 at the barrel racing finals on Mar. 4. (Liam Rockliffe/Stettler Independent)
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Stettler Elks to hold hold curling playdown

The Stettler Elks are bringing back the curling playdown for a 2022…

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The Irma Aces finished the Coronation Royals season on Feb. 26, winning both games in the home and home playoff series.

Coronation Royals swept out of playoffs in two games by Irma Aces

The Irma Aces finished the Coronation Royals season on Feb. 26, winning…

The Irma Aces finished the Coronation Royals season on Feb. 26, winning both games in the home and home playoff series.
And the Storm goalie comes up with a big save in the teams eventual loss at the hands of Chestermere Lakers

There was a full day of hockey action at the SRC over the weekend.

And the Storm goalie comes up with a big save in the…

And the Storm goalie comes up with a big save in the teams eventual loss at the hands of Chestermere Lakers
A Camrose Wildcat tries to slip the puck by a Stettler Storm defender. The U11B Storm girls were shredded 9-2 by Camrose on Feb. 18.

Storm shredded by Camrose Wildcats on Feb. 18

The Stettler Storm and the Camrose Wildcats shake hands after their Feb.…

A Camrose Wildcat tries to slip the puck by a Stettler Storm defender. The U11B Storm girls were shredded 9-2 by Camrose on Feb. 18.
A U11 Olds Grizzly girl manages a shot on net in the team’s 6-1 victory over the Stettler Storm on Feb. 11, 2022. (Kevin Sabo/BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA)

PHOTOS: Stettler Storm get mauled, lose 6-1 to Olds Grizzlies

A U11 Olds Grizzly girl manages a shot on net in the…

A U11 Olds Grizzly girl manages a shot on net in the team’s 6-1 victory over the Stettler Storm on Feb. 11, 2022. (Kevin Sabo/BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA)
Kiersten Vincent, who grew up just north of Castor, got her start on the Valley Ski Hill, located between Paintearth and Flagstaff counties. (Photo Submitted)

Alberta provincial ski team member got her start on Valley Ski Hill

Nestled in the river valley which separates the counties of Flagstaff and…

Kiersten Vincent, who grew up just north of Castor, got her start on the Valley Ski Hill, located between Paintearth and Flagstaff counties. (Photo Submitted)
Puck-drop in the corner during the Jan . 28, 2022, game versus the West Country Chiefs. (Photos by Kevin Sabo/BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA)

PHOTOS: Stettler Storm victory over West Country Chiefs

Puck-drop in the corner during the Jan . 28, 2022, game versus…

Puck-drop in the corner during the Jan . 28, 2022, game versus the West Country Chiefs. (Photos by Kevin Sabo/BLACK PRESS NEWS MEDIA)
Facing a wall of blue! The Standard Coyotes fell 5-1 at the hands of the Stettler Storm on Jan. 15, 2022. (Photos by Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

PHOTOS: U13B Stettler Storm victory against Standard Coyotes

Facing a wall of blue! The Standard Coyotes fell 5-1 at the…

Facing a wall of blue! The Standard Coyotes fell 5-1 at the hands of the Stettler Storm on Jan. 15, 2022. (Photos by Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
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)
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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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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.