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Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

 

Bayern’s head coach Julian Nagelsmann, left, gives instructions to Tanguy Nianzou, center, and Alphonso Davies during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )

Canada-Panama match canceled in labor, equal pay dispute

Dispute includes a demand that the women’s national team get equal match fees

 

A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada men’s soccer training session scrapped amid compensation talks

Dispute in part over how much the athletes will get for playing in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

 

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…

Stettler Wildcat Wyatt Jacky runs the ball on the way to a touch down. (Erin Sparks and Kate Blanchard photos)
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Veteran forward Jason Spezza announces retirement, will join Maple Leafs front office

Spezza played with the Senators and Dallas Stars before joing the Leafs in 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza speaks to the media after being eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)

Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)
From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Pickleball’s growth raises a racket in Victoria, amid bans over noise complaints

“The noise is people having fun,” says Victoria Regional Pickleball Association president

From left to right, Tony Gibb Joanne Rakers, Tania Brachmayer and Peter Brachmayer, play a game of pickleball at a court in the Central Park neighbourhood of Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Game three photo from March 25. (Photo submitted)

Stettler Imperials lose game three to Irma, place second in ECSHL for season

Despite a strong inaugural season running all the way through to the…

Game three photo from March 25. (Photo submitted)
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.
A Stettler Imperials player races into the Delburne Outlaws defensive end.

Stettler Imperials win first round of playoff action defeating the Outlaws

A Stettler Imperials player races into the Delburne Outlaws defensive end. The…

A Stettler Imperials player races into the Delburne Outlaws defensive end.
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)
Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

QUIZ: How much do you know about women’s hockey?

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will feature some thrilling action on the ice

Team Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin, centre, celebrates defeating the United States to win gold at the IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh