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Lacombe-based boxer William O’Keefe spends hours each week in rigorous training sessions. Edward Kim photo

Lacombe boxer William O’Keefe’s sights are set on Olympic competitions

‘Whatever you do, do it with 110 percent. Never settle - always be courageous.’

Lacombe-based boxer William O’Keefe spends hours each week in rigorous training sessions. Edward Kim photo
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Lacombe’s Brady McKinlay won the Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship earlier this summer. (Submitted photo/ Alberta Golf)
Lacombe’s Brady McKinlay won the Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship earlier this summer. (Submitted photo/ Alberta Golf)
Carter Kanzler tackles Lacombe ball carrier. (Dave Morris photo)

Stettler Wildcats defeat Lacombe Rams

The Stettler Wildcats undefeated streak continues. In the team’s second-last game of…

Carter Kanzler tackles Lacombe ball carrier. (Dave Morris photo)
Zachary McCord runs downfield during a football game playing for the Stettler Wildcats. (Photo submitted by McCord family)

Stettler mourning the loss of local football star

Zachary McCord, 17, passed away last week

Zachary McCord runs downfield during a football game playing for the Stettler Wildcats. (Photo submitted by McCord family)
Lacombe's Morgan Bateman holds the plaque after becoming a world champions in the World Wake Surfing Association. (Photo submitted by Morgan Bateman)
Lacombe's Morgan Bateman holds the plaque after becoming a world champions in the World Wake Surfing Association. (Photo submitted by Morgan Bateman)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
The Lacombe 11U AA Dodgers travelled to Grande Prairie the weekend of July 23-24 for the 11U AA Provincial Championships. Cara Kemila photo

Lacombe 11U AA Dodgers win provincial championship

After six games, including a triple header, they came out on top

The Lacombe 11U AA Dodgers travelled to Grande Prairie the weekend of July 23-24 for the 11U AA Provincial Championships. Cara Kemila photo
Cole Goodine rides for 83 points in the bareback event during the Ponoka Stampede on July 3. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)

Ponoka Stampede Finals set up incredible showdown

The final day of competition is complete at the Ponoka Stampede and…

Cole Goodine rides for 83 points in the bareback event during the Ponoka Stampede on July 3. (Kevin Sabo/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
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Red Deer U18AA female hockey team competes at provincials in Ponoka

Ponoka hosted provincials March 24 to 27

(Photo submitted)
golf (Stock photo)

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
golf (Stock photo)
Longtime Red Deer Advocate sports reporter Danny Rode is being celebrated with an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies after 50 years of covering sports in central Alberta. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Central Alberta writer Danny Rode receives honourary degree

He was elected in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1999

  • Jun 4, 2021
Longtime Red Deer Advocate sports reporter Danny Rode is being celebrated with an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies after 50 years of covering sports in central Alberta. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Bucs player Todd Lewis in the donation chair. (Submitted file photo)

Central Alberta Bucs vs. Red Deer Titans in ‘Winter Blood Fest’ challenge

Two teams face off to see which club can donate the most units of blood

Bucs player Todd Lewis in the donation chair. (Submitted file photo)
Black Press file photo

Space, regulations biggest hurdles to indoor soccer season

Ponoka players may be able to join ‘mini-leagues’

Black Press file photo
Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a bottle drive until September to fundraise for new helmets and other equipment. Photo submitted by Codey Soanes.

Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a spring, summer long bottle drive

The club is trying to fundraise for new helmets and equipment for the upcoming season.

Wetaskiwin Minor Football is holding a bottle drive until September to fundraise for new helmets and other equipment. Photo submitted by Codey Soanes.
Nola Conrad, Maya Weidner, Mia Cunningham, Sarah Hatto, Taryn Miller and Erika Litwin will play for the Zone 4 Ringette team at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games in Airdrie. (Photo submitted)

Six Lacombe, Blackfalds ringette athletes to compete at Alberta Winter Games

Zone 4 athletes: Nola Conrad, Maya Weidner, Mia Cunningham, Sarah Hatto, Taryn Miller, Erika Litwin

Nola Conrad, Maya Weidner, Mia Cunningham, Sarah Hatto, Taryn Miller and Erika Litwin will play for the Zone 4 Ringette team at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games in Airdrie. (Photo submitted)