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From Jan. 25-31, 2021, curlers from across the province will be taking over Sylvan Lake during the men’s and women’s provincial championships, known as the Sentinel Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake to host Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The NexSource Centre will host a combined Boston Pizza Cup-Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

The Lacombe Generals celebrate a goal in Game 4 of their five-game series against the Daysland Northstars, Feb. 8, 2020. (File Photo)

Lacombe General, North Central Hockey League cancels upcoming season

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the senior AA league will resume in 2021

Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

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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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Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

The weekend home opener for the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ inaugural season is slated for June 11-13, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021
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Alberta high school sports allowed to return for in-school practices only

There will be no competition between schools at this time, says Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association

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Troy Dorchester competing in 2019.Photo by Shelly Scott Photography

Canadian professional chuckwagon racer reflects on cancelled season

This year would have marked Troy Dorchester’s 28th year of racing.

Troy Dorchester competing in 2019.Photo by Shelly Scott Photography
Head Coach Jason Chatwood (left) sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, at Hockey Central on July 26.

Sylvan Lake Gulls announce head coach for inaugural season

Jason Chatwood will lead the Gulls through their first WCBL season in 2021

Head Coach Jason Chatwood (left) sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, at Hockey Central on July 26.
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Youngest Lacombe Ram looking to build on solid rookie year

Stretch-4 Aidan Anderson looking to expand his role in the Ram offence next season

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The Lacombe Bantam Raiders began their Spring Camp last week. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Lacombe Raiders football begins delayed Spring Camp

Football players required to follow guidelines laid out by AHS

The Lacombe Bantam Raiders began their Spring Camp last week. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Lacombe Composite Rams digitally honour 2019/2020 athletes

Lacombe Composite Rams digitally honour 2019/2020 athletes

Rams Athletics waves goodbye to outgoing Grade 12 athletes

Lacombe Composite Rams digitally honour 2019/2020 athletes
Jadon Bernatsky is a multi-time All-Canadian cross-country runner from Lacombe. His final season at Brock University will be cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Jadon Bernatsky is a multi-time All-Canadian cross-country runner from Lacombe. His final season at Brock University will be cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)
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PODCAST: The Expert tackles the return of sports

Cam Moon, Joe Whitbread, Byron Hackett and Todd Vaughan discuss how sports can come back

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Town of Blackfalds moving forward with the arena and library expansion

Council voted 4 to 3 to approve the final and guaranteed maximum price of the $24.6 million

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Rams volleyball returning three veterans, new coach next season

Veterans hope to use leadership learned from this season

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Lacombe Ram Carson Prins squared off against the Lindsay Thurber Raiders in the 2019 City Semifinals. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Lacombe Ram Carson Prins looking to finally capture City Championships

Prins captured the starting centre spot during his Grade 11 year

Lacombe Ram Carson Prins squared off against the Lindsay Thurber Raiders in the 2019 City Semifinals. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Jake Burwash competes in the Novice Saddle Bronc event at a past Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo

Benalto Fair and Stampede cancelled for the first time in more than a century

The Benalto Agricultural Society says they will hold the 103rd event next summer

Jake Burwash competes in the Novice Saddle Bronc event at a past Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo
Players (not in order) : 1 - Sarah Hatto,3 - Taryn Miller, 4 - Faye Heindel, 5 - Rachel Billett, 6 - Jada MacDonnell, 7 - Kayla Majerech, 8 - Erika Litwin, 9 - Hayleigh Malcolm, 10 - Aspen Dorn, 11 - Megan Engel, 12 - Holland Wagensveld, 14 - Danielle Blackburn, 15 - Eden Cade. (Photo submitted)

COVID-19 steals provincial title from U19 Edge Ringette team

Edge were 32-1-2 heading into the Provincial Championships

Players (not in order) : 1 - Sarah Hatto,3 - Taryn Miller, 4 - Faye Heindel, 5 - Rachel Billett, 6 - Jada MacDonnell, 7 - Kayla Majerech, 8 - Erika Litwin, 9 - Hayleigh Malcolm, 10 - Aspen Dorn, 11 - Megan Engel, 12 - Holland Wagensveld, 14 - Danielle Blackburn, 15 - Eden Cade. (Photo submitted)
Despite a shortened athletic year, Central Alberta Christian High School Knight Raya Tenbrinke quietly put together a sensational athletic senior year. (Photo submitted)
Despite a shortened athletic year, Central Alberta Christian High School Knight Raya Tenbrinke quietly put together a sensational athletic senior year. (Photo submitted)
Nathan Baong won a 1A Gold Medal at volleyball Provincials earlier this academic year. (Photo submitted by CACHS)

Lacombe CACHS 4-sport athlete hoping to play post-secondary volleyball

Nathan Baong captures 1A Provincial v-ball title, Central Zone west b-ball MVP

Nathan Baong won a 1A Gold Medal at volleyball Provincials earlier this academic year. (Photo submitted by CACHS)