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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)

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
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’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
Sylvan Lake Gulls centre fielder Jake Lanferman helped power the club to a pair of wins in Western Canadian Baseball League action over the weekend. (Advocate file photo)

Sylvan Lake Gulls move into tie for second in tight WCBL standings

Gulls back on the field Wednesday night in Sylvan Lake

  • Aug 3, 2021
Sylvan Lake Gulls centre fielder Jake Lanferman helped power the club to a pair of wins in Western Canadian Baseball League action over the weekend. (Advocate file photo)
Canada's Danielle Suzanne Lappage, left, and Russian Olympic Committee's Khanum Velieva during the women's 68kg freestyle wrestling match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Olds-born wrestler fails to advance to quarter-finals at Tokyo Olympics

Danielle Lappage, 30, lost 7-0 to Russian wrestler Khanum Velieva

Canada's Danielle Suzanne Lappage, left, and Russian Olympic Committee's Khanum Velieva during the women's 68kg freestyle wrestling match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Jake Lanferman had RBI in a 7-6 loss Tuesday for the Sylvan Lake Gulls. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Gulls fall 7-6 to Okotoks Black

Gulls will host Lethbridge Bulls on Thursday and Friday

  • Jul 28, 2021
Jake Lanferman had RBI in a 7-6 loss Tuesday for the Sylvan Lake Gulls. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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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
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Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, left to right, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on the weekend. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
(From left) Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Penny Oleksiak celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
The Sylvan Lake Gulls have won three of their last four games and sit third in the WCBL as the season moves into the final few weeks. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake Gulls on a roll heading into final stretch of WCBL regular season

Several Red Deer products help power Gulls to strong start

  • Jul 23, 2021
The Sylvan Lake Gulls have won three of their last four games and sit third in the WCBL as the season moves into the final few weeks. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Sylvan Lake Mariners play at Gulls Stadium. Submitted photo

The Mariners win against the Innisfail Hawks while playing at Gulls Stadium

The Sylvan Lake Mariners were able to use Gulls Stadium in their game on July 14.

Sylvan Lake Mariners play at Gulls Stadium. Submitted photo
Ty Penner is up to bat for the Lethbridge Bulls during the first inning of the game on July 11th. Sarah Baker/Sylvan Lake News

The Sylvan Lake Gulls come back in their game against the Lethbridge Bulls with a score of 13-3

After a three-game losing streak, the Gulls won their game on July 11th with a final score of 13-3

Ty Penner is up to bat for the Lethbridge Bulls during the first inning of the game on July 11th. Sarah Baker/Sylvan Lake News
Red Deer’s Eileen Park was narrowly defeated at the 2021 Alberta U19 Girls Championship at the Carstairs Community Golf Club. (Photo courtesy Alberta Golf)
Red Deer’s Eileen Park was narrowly defeated at the 2021 Alberta U19 Girls Championship at the Carstairs Community Golf Club. (Photo courtesy Alberta Golf)
The Gulls take the field and win against the Okotoks Dawgs 8-1. Sarah Baker/Sylvan Lake News

The Sylvan Lake Gulls are firing on all cylinders with their win against the Okotoks Dawgs 8-1

All systems are go as the Sylvan Lake Gulls win their game agains the Okotoks Dawgs 8-1

The Gulls take the field and win against the Okotoks Dawgs 8-1. Sarah Baker/Sylvan Lake News
True North Trifest Triathlon has been cancelled for 2021 (File Photo)

True North Trifest cancelled for 2021 devastates race directors and athletes

Due to construction and traffic congestion the True North Trifest Triathlon has been cancelled

True North Trifest Triathlon has been cancelled for 2021 (File Photo)
Left handed pitcher Evan Wilde started the game for Sylvan Lake and allowed four runs in the 12-10 extra-innings loss against the Edmonton Prospects on Sunday in Western Canadian Baseball League play. (Photos by Byron Hacket/Blakc Press News Media)

Historic opening weekend for Sylvan Lake Gulls

The Gulls finished the opening weekend with one win and two losses

  • Jun 21, 2021
Left handed pitcher Evan Wilde started the game for Sylvan Lake and allowed four runs in the 12-10 extra-innings loss against the Edmonton Prospects on Sunday in Western Canadian Baseball League play. (Photos by Byron Hacket/Blakc Press News Media)
The Sylvan Lake Gulls show off the home jerseys (white) and their way jerseys at the Gulls Media Day on June 17, before the season opener. Following the media day, the team took to the field for their first practise. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake Gulls ready to throw first pitch as construction continues

The Gulls inaugural season kicks off June 18 with a game against the Edmonton Prospects

The Sylvan Lake Gulls show off the home jerseys (white) and their way jerseys at the Gulls Media Day on June 17, before the season opener. Following the media day, the team took to the field for their first practise. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)