A quick look at the local sports scene

Rams sitting below the .500 mark after a 27-8 loss to Hunting Hills


Lacombe Rams update

The Lacombe Composite High School Rams are sitting below the .500 mark after a 27-8 loss to the Hunting Hills High School Lightning at MEGlobal last Friday night dropped them down to a 2-3 record.

On offense, the Rams struggled to find traction on the ground against a tough Lighting defensive line as they rushed for just 21 yards throughout the game. Quarterback Jonathan Ericson was able to find some success through the air, though.

Ericson went 12/22 for 120 yards, adding a rushing touchdown for good measure. The Rams were able to keep it fairly close through the first half, surrendering a pair of field goals and a touchdown to head into the half trailing 13-0. The back breaker, though, came just 30 seconds into the fourth quarter as Hunting Hills quarterback Eric Thompson went for a 77-yard touchdown run to put his team up 20-0.

Less than 10 seconds later, a fumble by the Lacombe offense led to another touchdown, all but sealing the deal for the Lighting. The LCHS Rams have a bye week this week and will be back in action next Friday, Oct. 14th when they host Lindsay Thurber at MEGlobal Athletic Park.

The Rams were ranked 10th in Alberta among Tier II schools in the latest Football Alberta weekly rankings.

Central Alberta Selects

The Central Alberta Selects Midget AA hockey team is off to a difficult start to the season after playing their first two games at the new Can Pak Arena last weekend.

The Selects are 0-2 after dropping a 4-1 decision to the Bow Valley Timberwolves and falling 5-2 to the Airdrie Lightning on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Meanwhile, the PeeWee AA Selects saw their record fall to 0-1-1 after fighting to a 5-5 draw against the Red Deer Parkland Transmission Chiefs and a 6-4 loss to the Medicine Hat Hounds on Friday and Saturday respectively.

All of the Central Alberta Selects teams are back in action next weekend with the PeeWee team on the road in Blackie and the Bantams and Midgets at home on both Saturday and Sunday. A full schedule can be found at www.scahl.com.



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