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Shadow Boxing returns to central Alberta

Athletes from across Canada will desecend on Lacombe this weekend. TheShadowBox in…

Lacombe's Rob Cookson, who had most recently coached in Switzerland, will join the Chicago Blackhawks as an assistant coach on their upcoming road trip. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Blackhawks)

Lacombe’s Rob Cookson joins Chicago Blackhawks as assistant coach

Rob Cookson will be back behind an NHL bench in the coming…

Dan Stol threw the first rock of the Lacombe Senior’s Bonspiel in honour of his father, John Stol. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

John Stol honoured at Lacombe bonspiel

The Lacombe Curling Club honoured a long time member during the Lacombe…

The Lacombe Rams hoisted the Central Alberta High School Football League title for the first time in 30 years Friday. Lacombe took down the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Raiders 24-7 in the championship game Friday in Lacombe.

Lacombe Rams capture first Central Alberta High School football title in 30 years

Rams knock off Lindsay Thurber Raiders 24-7 to earn the city title

  • Nov 5, 2021
The Lacombe Rams hoisted the Central Alberta High School Football League title for the first time in 30 years Friday. Lacombe took down the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Raiders 24-7 in the championship game Friday in Lacombe.
Jake Burwash of Nanton posts an 82.75 ride on Tiger Warrior during saddle bronc on Day 2 of the Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate staff)

Central Albertans in the hunt at CFR 47

Lacombe’s Justine Elliott is no stranger to the big stage. The 20-year-old…

  • Nov 5, 2021
Jake Burwash of Nanton posts an 82.75 ride on Tiger Warrior during saddle bronc on Day 2 of the Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate staff)
Wheelchair and disabled athletes are invited to try their hand at wheelchair curling this weekend in Lacombe. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Schiefelbein)

Wheelchair curling tournament hits Lacombe

Those who want to try the sport are invited to come out

Wheelchair and disabled athletes are invited to try their hand at wheelchair curling this weekend in Lacombe. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Schiefelbein)
Rebels captain Jayden Grubbe tries to keep the puck away from Calgary Hitmen players Riley Fiddler-Schultz (21) and Jackson Van De Leest (5) during a game between the two Western Hockey League teams at the Peavey Mart Centrium Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Hitmen shut out Rebels in Red Deer

Hitmen 2 Rebels 0 (Saturday) Rebels 2 Oil Kings 1 (Sunday) The…

Rebels captain Jayden Grubbe tries to keep the puck away from Calgary Hitmen players Riley Fiddler-Schultz (21) and Jackson Van De Leest (5) during a game between the two Western Hockey League teams at the Peavey Mart Centrium Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The Blackfalds Bulldogs will start play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League on Sept. 17. (Instagram photo)

CMHA’s Talk Today program returns with new hockey season

Working with Blackfalds Bulldogs

  • Oct 6, 2021
The Blackfalds Bulldogs will start play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League on Sept. 17. (Instagram photo)
Obrey Motowylo, of Hoadley, is the World Professional Chuckwagon Association Champion for the 2021 season. (Photo by Shellie Scott)

Central Alberta man is chuckwagon world champion

After 16 years as a professional chuckwagon racer, central Alberta’s Obrey Motowylo…

Obrey Motowylo, of Hoadley, is the World Professional Chuckwagon Association Champion for the 2021 season. (Photo by Shellie Scott)
The Red Deer Polytechnic cross country team had a strong showing in the first event of the 2021 Alberta Colleges Athletic Association season. (Photo courtesy of RDP Athletics)

RDP Kings cross country win gold at season-opening event

It was a memorable start to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association cross…

  • Sep 20, 2021
The Red Deer Polytechnic cross country team had a strong showing in the first event of the 2021 Alberta Colleges Athletic Association season. (Photo courtesy of RDP Athletics)
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Wild West Chuckwagon Championship returns chuckwagon action to Ponoka

After falling silent for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,…

  • Sep 16, 2021
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The Lacombe Rams kicked off the 2021/2022 season with a 28-27 win over the Lloydminster Barons on Sept. 10. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Off to the right start

Off to the right start

  • Sep 15, 2021
The Lacombe Rams kicked off the 2021/2022 season with a 28-27 win over the Lloydminster Barons on Sept. 10. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston turns in big performances over August long weekend

Lacombe’s Justine Elliot third in ladies barrel racing in Strathmore

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Lunatic Party during saddle bronc rodeo semi-final action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Thurston is among five Canadians competing in the 2020 world championship of rodeo Dec. 3-12 in Arlington, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Canada’s largest golf tournament a success in central Alberta

All Nations Senior cup was hosted at Ponokas Wolf Creek Golf Course

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Canada’s largest golf tournament a success in central Alberta

All Nations Cup was hosted at Wolf Creek Golf Resort

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Canada's Danielle Suzanne Lappage, left, and Russian Olympic Committee's Khanum Velieva during the women's 68kg freestyle wrestling match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Olds-born wrestler fails to advance to quarter-finals at Tokyo Olympics

Danielle Lappage, 30, lost 7-0 to Russian wrestler Khanum Velieva

Canada's Danielle Suzanne Lappage, left, and Russian Olympic Committee's Khanum Velieva during the women's 68kg freestyle wrestling match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Central Albertans in the hunt after round 1 of Alberta Amateur Championship

Red Deer’s Cole Bergheim and Logan Graf of Sylvan Lake are tied for sixth

  • Jul 27, 2021
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Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
The Sylvan Lake Gulls have won three of their last four games and sit third in the WCBL as the season moves into the final few weeks. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Sylvan Lake Gulls on a roll heading into final stretch of WCBL regular season

Several Red Deer products help power Gulls to strong start

  • Jul 23, 2021
The Sylvan Lake Gulls have won three of their last four games and sit third in the WCBL as the season moves into the final few weeks. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Two-time Alberta Open champion Riley Fleming of Airdrie, Alberta. (Photo Provided by Alberta golf)
Two-time Alberta Open champion Riley Fleming of Airdrie, Alberta. (Photo Provided by Alberta golf)