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Baylie Kennedy heads to Finland July 21st to play for Team Canada. (Facebook photo)

Sylvan Lake football player exceeds fundraising goal for Team Canada trip

Sylvan Lake Defensive Back (DB) Baylie Kennedy is headed for Finland on…

  • Jul 20, 2022
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Lacombe to host Bantam AA Tournament.

Lacombe will be hosting a Bantam AA provincial baseball tournament July 22,…

L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: The best snapshots from the 2022 Ponoka Stampede

Highlights from the 86th annual Ponoka Stampede, held June 27 to July 3

L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)
Lonnie West of Cadogan rides for 93.25 points aboard Hard Not to Get during the Ponoka Stampede Showdown finals. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)

PHOTOS: Ponoka Stampede Showdown wrap up

The Ponoka Stampede wrapped on July 3 with their always popular showdown.…

Lonnie West of Cadogan rides for 93.25 points aboard Hard Not to Get during the Ponoka Stampede Showdown finals. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)
Morgan Grant of Didsbury, Alta. has a time of 14.0 in the steer wrestling. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: DAY 5 of the Ponoka Stampede

Women’s ranch bronc riders show what a cowgirl can do

  • Jul 1, 2022
Morgan Grant of Didsbury, Alta. has a time of 14.0 in the steer wrestling. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)

Night 3 of chuckwagon action at the Ponoka Stampede

Chucks recap and more kids day photos from June 30

  • Jul 1, 2022
(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Gulls shutout by Dawgs in home opener

Gulls lose home in front of sold-out crowd

  • Jun 8, 2022
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
The U11 Lacombe Dodgers 1 team placed third in a tournament held in Lacombe June 4 and 5. The team only lost only one game throughout the weekend. (Submitted)

Lacombe Dodgers take third

The U11 Lacombe Dodgers 1 team placed third in a tournament held…

  • Jun 6, 2022
The U11 Lacombe Dodgers 1 team placed third in a tournament held in Lacombe June 4 and 5. The team only lost only one game throughout the weekend. (Submitted)
Mackenzie Jensen clings to her horse as she shows off a trick, practicing for a performance in Ponoka alongside her partner, Jayna Hale. (Photo by John Watson)

Two Strathmore trick riders to perform at Ponoka Stampede

By John Watson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Strathmore Times Strathmore trick riders…

  • May 16, 2022
Mackenzie Jensen clings to her horse as she shows off a trick, practicing for a performance in Ponoka alongside her partner, Jayna Hale. (Photo by John Watson)
Left to right, Jason Lunn, LAPA project manager and treasurer, Murray Cunningham, president and CEO of Scotts Builders, Val Yaremchuk LCHS principal, Luci Henry, school trustee board chair, Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Red Deer/Lacombe, Darren Berg, LAPA past president and MEGlobal liaison, Cora Hoekstra, deputy mayor of Lacombe, Barb Shepherd, Lacombe County Reeve, and Tim De Ruyck, WCPS superintendent. (Mime Photography)

Phase one complete at Lacombe athletic park

Local dignitaries gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of…

  • May 12, 2022
Left to right, Jason Lunn, LAPA project manager and treasurer, Murray Cunningham, president and CEO of Scotts Builders, Val Yaremchuk LCHS principal, Luci Henry, school trustee board chair, Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Red Deer/Lacombe, Darren Berg, LAPA past president and MEGlobal liaison, Cora Hoekstra, deputy mayor of Lacombe, Barb Shepherd, Lacombe County Reeve, and Tim De Ruyck, WCPS superintendent. (Mime Photography)
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Girls rugby returns to Lacombe after two-year break

After a two-year break, the École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School (ESLCHS)…

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Lacombe Athletic Park Association (LAPA) Left to right, LAPA Treasurer Jason Lunn, LAPA President Jay Adamson, MEGlobal Communications Specialist Scott Maetche, EQUATE CEO Naser Aldousari, MEGlobal Public Relations Manager Trish Thompson, MEGlobal VP of Manufacturing Rocco Schurink, EQUATE VP of Operations Ned Issa, MEGlobal P2 Production Leader, LAPA Liaison to ME Global Darren Berg. (Submitted)

Lacombe Athletic Park Association completes Phase 1 expansion at MEGlobal Athletic Park

The Lacombe Athletic Park Association (LAPA) will celebrate the completion of the…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Lacombe Athletic Park Association (LAPA) Left to right, LAPA Treasurer Jason Lunn, LAPA President Jay Adamson, MEGlobal Communications Specialist Scott Maetche, EQUATE CEO Naser Aldousari, MEGlobal Public Relations Manager Trish Thompson, MEGlobal VP of Manufacturing Rocco Schurink, EQUATE VP of Operations Ned Issa, MEGlobal P2 Production Leader, LAPA Liaison to ME Global Darren Berg. (Submitted)
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Lacombe minor football teams ready to hit the field

Lacombe Minor Football is hoping to round up a few more players…

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The Lacombe Curling Club 65+ mixed curling team won gold medals with a 5-0 record at the 55+ winter games recently held in Edmonton. The team will represent Alberta at the 2022 55+ summer games in Kamloops Aug. 23-26.

Another gold medal for Lacombe

The Lacombe Curling Club 65+ mixed curling team won gold medals with…

  • Apr 20, 2022
The Lacombe Curling Club 65+ mixed curling team won gold medals with a 5-0 record at the 55+ winter games recently held in Edmonton. The team will represent Alberta at the 2022 55+ summer games in Kamloops Aug. 23-26.
Amanda Hatto has served as the ice allocator for the past six years and as zone 4 President was awarded the honour. (Submitted)

Ringette awards close out the season in Lacombe

On April 7, Lacombe Ringette held its end-of-year banquet marking the official…

  • Apr 14, 2022
Amanda Hatto has served as the ice allocator for the past six years and as zone 4 President was awarded the honour. (Submitted)
The Lacombe Senior AA Generals won the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships over the weekend in Fort Sasktachewan. (Photo courtesy of NCHL)

Lacombe Senior AA Generals win provincial championship

The Lacome Senior AA Generals were out for redemption at the 2022…

  • Apr 13, 2022
The Lacombe Senior AA Generals won the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships over the weekend in Fort Sasktachewan. (Photo courtesy of NCHL)
Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)

Wetaskiwin gymnast competes on home soil

17-year-old Carly Letourneau is set on being the first gymnast in the Wetaskiwin Hall of Fame

Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)
Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens at the Falun Female Frozen Challenge in December 2021. (Submitted)

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens finish season at Provincials

The female hockey team won gold at Edmonton Minor Hockey Week and league playoffs this year

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens at the Falun Female Frozen Challenge in December 2021. (Submitted)
The Lacombe Edge, U19B ringette team finished off their season in Airdrie on March 27.
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Lacombe Edge’s golden ringette season

The Lacombe Edge U19B has finished their golden season. The ringette team…

  • Apr 4, 2022
The Lacombe Edge, U19B ringette team finished off their season in Airdrie on March 27.
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