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Lakers player #42, Darien Currie, brings the ball down the field while his teammates hold back players from the Strathmore Spartans. The Lakers and Spartans met at Great Chief Park in Red Deer on Saturday, Nov. 19, for the provincial semi-final game. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Lakers wrap up season in third place

The HJ Cody Lakers played the Strathmore Spartans at Great Chief Park…

Sylvan Lake golfer Brady Durkin, 14, recently competed in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour National Championships in Florida. (Photo submitted)

Sylvan Lake junior golfer places sixth at national championship

Despite having to travel from Alberta to Florida and adjust his practice…

Bull rider Cody Overchuk hangs on for all he’s worth during the Urban Dirtworks BRC Finals, presented by Wrangler, which was hosted at the NexSource Centre Nov. 18 and 19. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Bull Riders Canada bring finals to Sylvan Lake

The Urban Dirtworks Bull Riders Canada Finals, presented by Wrangler, took over…

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
A Lakers player makes an excellent catch just outside the Lightning end zone, which turned into a touchdown on the next play. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Tough weekend for Sylvan Lake football

Despite best efforts by everyone involved, Sylvan Lake’s Lakers, Lions and Bears…

A Lakers player makes an excellent catch just outside the Lightning end zone, which turned into a touchdown on the next play. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Laker Talon Brigley was drafted to the Red Deer Rebels last year. (Photo by Red Deer Advocate Staff)

Brigley celebrates second year with Rebels

Sylvan Lake hockey player Talon Brigley, 17, recently started his second year…

Sylvan Laker Talon Brigley was drafted to the Red Deer Rebels last year. (Photo by Red Deer Advocate Staff)
Sylvan Lake Lions player #28, Cayden Cormier, is headed toward the end zone and a touchdown during Saturday’s game against the Lindsay Thurber Raiders. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Lions and Bears won at home on Saturday

It was a cold, cloudy and snowy day for football, but Sylvan…

Sylvan Lake Lions player #28, Cayden Cormier, is headed toward the end zone and a touchdown during Saturday’s game against the Lindsay Thurber Raiders. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Brett Gardiner was recently named the CPRA Announcer of the Year, an award he’s now won 11 consecutive times. (Photo submitted)

Gardiner named CPRA Announcer of the Year for 11th time

Sometimes, life has a way of working out in ways you’d least…

Brett Gardiner was recently named the CPRA Announcer of the Year, an award he’s now won 11 consecutive times. (Photo submitted)
League play for the Sylvan Lake Curling Club has started up again. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Curling season starts up again in Sylvan Lake

Curling is back at the NexSource Centre for the 2022/2023 season and…

League play for the Sylvan Lake Curling Club has started up again. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Emerson Kowalchuk breaks a tackle as Brody Gunnlaugson covers his back on his route to the end zone. The atom league is a developmental league where the players learn proper skills they will use when they move up to the Pee Wee Bears. (Photo by Megan Roth)

Sylvan Lake Tigers defend home turf in first home game

A large crowd of fans and spectators gathered at the football field…

Emerson Kowalchuk breaks a tackle as Brody Gunnlaugson covers his back on his route to the end zone. The atom league is a developmental league where the players learn proper skills they will use when they move up to the Pee Wee Bears. (Photo by Megan Roth)
Laker Darien Currie runs the ball with Wildcat Kyle Dennis hot on his heels. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Lakers finish regular season in second place

The HJ Cody Lakers football team finished the regular season in second…

Laker Darien Currie runs the ball with Wildcat Kyle Dennis hot on his heels. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The Fox Run Fury senior boys volleyball team, pictured, placed fourth in a pre-season tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Fox Run volleyball teams competed in weekend tournament

The Fox Run Fury senior volleyball teams competed in a pre-season tournament…

The Fox Run Fury senior boys volleyball team, pictured, placed fourth in a pre-season tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)
The Sylvan Lake Wranglers won their two away games last week. Pictured, the Wranglers played the Wetaskiwin Icemen in a previous home game. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Sylvan Lake Wranglers kick off regular season

The Sylvan Lake Wranglers played two away games last week, launching the…

The Sylvan Lake Wranglers won their two away games last week. Pictured, the Wranglers played the Wetaskiwin Icemen in a previous home game. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
An HJ Cody Lakers player runs the ball into the end zone during Thursday’s game against the Notre Dame Cougars. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Sylvan Lake Minor Football celebrates 25 years

This year marks a quarter of a century that youth football has…

An HJ Cody Lakers player runs the ball into the end zone during Thursday’s game against the Notre Dame Cougars. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
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)
File photo of the Sylvan Lake Gulls field during the home opener of the 2022 season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
File photo of the Sylvan Lake Gulls field during the home opener of the 2022 season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Winners from the Meadowlands Open Golf Tournament July 2022. Left to right, Kathy Salter, Dean Dereniuk, Carla Smith and Denis Murphy. (Submitted by Ken White)

Titles defended during Meadowlands Open Golf Tournament

Dean Dereniuk and Carla Smith defended their championships at the Meadowlands Open…

Winners from the Meadowlands Open Golf Tournament July 2022. Left to right, Kathy Salter, Dean Dereniuk, Carla Smith and Denis Murphy. (Submitted by Ken White)
Keith McDermott, winner of the Masters division, of the Battle of Central Alberta V Disc Golf Tournament in Sylvan Lake. (Janaia Hutzal/For Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake Disc Golf hosted the Battle of Central Alberta

The Battle of Central Alberta Disc Golf Tournament was hosted in Sylvan…

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Keith McDermott, winner of the Masters division, of the Battle of Central Alberta V Disc Golf Tournament in Sylvan Lake. (Janaia Hutzal/For Sylvan Lake News)
Gulls Zach Griffin makes contact with a pitch down the middle against the Edmonton Prospects earlier this season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Gulls Zach Griffin makes contact with a pitch down the middle against the Edmonton Prospects earlier this season. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)