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The David Thompson Snowriders club forges ahead with season despite weather issues

By Sam Donnelly For Sylvan Lake News Despite limited snow and the…

Running back Elliot Wyse of the Lacombe Rams was named the high school football city league rookie of the year as the league handed out year-end awards earlier this month. (Advocate file photo)

Central Alberta high school football leagues hand out year-end awards

With the 2021 Central Alberta High School football season in the rearview…

  • Dec 17, 2021
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The Sylvan Lake Wranglers (submitted photo)

Wranglers bag a dual victory

Prepare for two upcoming games this week

The Sylvan Lake Wranglers (submitted photo)
Brett Monea and Kristopher Buffalo bullfighting at the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) 2021. Submitted/ Nicole Monea.

Wetaskiwin County bullfighters find success on the professional circuit

Two Wetaskiwin County raised bullfighters fought side by side at the Canadian Finals Rodeo 2021

Brett Monea and Kristopher Buffalo bullfighting at the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) 2021. Submitted/ Nicole Monea.
#7 Brett Bylsma rolls out to complete a pass downfield during the first quarter. Submitted photos.
#7 Brett Bylsma rolls out to complete a pass downfield during the first quarter. Submitted photos.
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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)
H.J. Cody Lakers as the central Alberta League Champions. Submitted photos.

Minor football ends season undefeated

Two out of four teams earn provincial berth

H.J. Cody Lakers as the central Alberta League Champions. Submitted photos.
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Sylvan Lake Minor Football wrapping up season this weekend

Three games will be held Saturday at H.J. Cody High School

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Brett Bylsma of the HJ Cody Lakers team aiming for a goal during their Oct. 1 match against Stettler Wildcats. Submitted photo

Minor Football manages to run a successful season

Three teams running at capacity close registrations

Brett Bylsma of the HJ Cody Lakers team aiming for a goal during their Oct. 1 match against Stettler Wildcats. Submitted 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 Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League final. Advocate File Photo)

Red Deer Riggers lose Game 2 to Cubs

Riggers in deep hole to start Sunburst Baseball League final

  • Sep 1, 2021
The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League final. Advocate File Photo)
The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League final. Advocate File Photo)

Red Deer Riggers fall in Sunburst Baseball League final series opener

Cubs 5 Riggers 4 (Cubs lead best-of-five series 1-0) The Red Deer…

  • Aug 31, 2021
The Red Deer Riggers are battling the Edmonton Cubs in the Sunburst Baseball League final. Advocate File Photo)
Red Deer Riggers pitcher Rees DeRuyter tossed a gem in Sylvan Lake Wednesday to help the club clinch a berth in the Sunburst Baseball League final which gets underway next week. (Advocate File Photo)

Red Deer Riggers off to league final after sweeping Athletics

Final starts Monday in Edmonton

  • Aug 26, 2021
Red Deer Riggers pitcher Rees DeRuyter tossed a gem in Sylvan Lake Wednesday to help the club clinch a berth in the Sunburst Baseball League final which gets underway next week. (Advocate File Photo)
Red Deer’s Eileen Park won the U13 age group at the U17, U15 and U13 Championship on Tuesday at Alberta Springs Golf Resort. (Photo courtesy of Alberta Golf)

Red Deer’s Eileen Park wins U13 provincial golf title

The 12-year-old is having a remarkable season on the golf course

  • Aug 25, 2021
Red Deer’s Eileen Park won the U13 age group at the U17, U15 and U13 Championship on Tuesday at Alberta Springs Golf Resort. (Photo courtesy of Alberta Golf)
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Sylvan Lake Mariners to host a five-team 18U provincial championship tournament, Aug. 27 to 29

The action starts 9 a.m. Friday when the host Mariners take on the Stettler Storm

  • Aug 23, 2021
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Around 300 fans were allowed into Gulls Field at Pogadl Park in Sylvan Lake for the Gulls opening weekend in Western Canadian Baseball League action. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Sylvan Lake Gulls fall to .500 with loss to Edmonton

Gulls in fight for playoff spot as season winds down

  • Aug 5, 2021
Around 300 fans were allowed into Gulls Field at Pogadl Park in Sylvan Lake for the Gulls opening weekend in Western Canadian Baseball League action. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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