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Dixon Dunkle, 26, is trying to bring spring basketball clubs to Central Alberta. Photo Provided.

Basketball coach looking to bring spring ball to Sylvan Lake

Dixon Dunkle, 26, is looking to bring clubs to Sylvan Lake, Stettler, Lacombe and Drumheller

Dixon Dunkle, 26, is trying to bring spring basketball clubs to Central Alberta. Photo Provided.
Dixon Dunkle, 26, is trying to bring spring basketball clubs to Central Alberta. Photo Provided.

Basketball coach looking to bring spring ball to Lacombe

Dixon Dunkle, 26, is looking to bring clubs to Sylvan Lake, Stettler, Lacombe and Drumheller

Dixon Dunkle, 26, is trying to bring spring basketball clubs to Central Alberta. Photo Provided.
Dixon Dunkle, 26, is trying to bring spring basketball clubs to Central Alberta. Photo Provided.

Basketball coach looking to bring spring ball to Stettler

Dixon Dunkle, 26, is looking to bring clubs to Sylvan Lake, Stettler, Lacombe and Drumheller

Dixon Dunkle, 26, is trying to bring spring basketball clubs to Central Alberta. Photo Provided.
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Braidon Westin keeps the puck away from a Viper hot on his heels at the NexSource Centre on Nov. 22. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers shutout Red Deer in home opener rematch

The Wranglers defeated the visiting Red Deer Vipers 2-0 at the NexSource Centre on Nov. 22

Braidon Westin keeps the puck away from a Viper hot on his heels at the NexSource Centre on Nov. 22. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Bergen Rieberger looks to make a shot on net against the visiting 3 C’s Coyotes at the NexSource Centre on Nov. 24. The Sylvan Lake Peewee Lakers C won 2-1 after a pair of late game goals. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Peewee Lakers clinch home opener

The Sylvan Lake Peewee Lakers C kicked off their regular season with a win over 3 C’s Nov. 24

Bergen Rieberger looks to make a shot on net against the visiting 3 C’s Coyotes at the NexSource Centre on Nov. 24. The Sylvan Lake Peewee Lakers C won 2-1 after a pair of late game goals. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Prince Albert Raider Evan Herman tucked a goal past Ethan Anders to make it 3-0 late in the second period of their game on Nov. 20, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Red Deer Rebels beat up 7-1 by Raiders

Rebels look to rebound Saturday at home against Hurricanes

Prince Albert Raider Evan Herman tucked a goal past Ethan Anders to make it 3-0 late in the second period of their game on Nov. 20, 2019. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Justin Siemens holds on as the bull he is riding bursts from the gate in the championship round, Saturday night. Rimbey’s Siemens was one of two cowboys from the Alberta town to make it to the finals.

PHOTOS: Bull riding finals take over Sylvan Lake

The finals champion and the national champion were named in Sylvan Lake, Nov. 16

Justin Siemens holds on as the bull he is riding bursts from the gate in the championship round, Saturday night. Rimbey’s Siemens was one of two cowboys from the Alberta town to make it to the finals.
The Red Deer Rebels celebrated a first period goal by Ethan Rowland in their game against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Nov. 16. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rebels ride 3-goal first period to 4-3 win over Brandon

Goaltender Byron Fancy with key saves in third period to save game

The Red Deer Rebels celebrated a first period goal by Ethan Rowland in their game against the Brandon Wheat Kings on Nov. 16. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Bret Gerrits sets up in the face off circle during the first period of the midget West Central Tigers’ game against the Central Alberta Select on Nov. 1. Gerrits scored one goal for the Tigers on Friday night. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

West Central Midget Tigers leading conference standings

The Tigers recently added a tie to their record after facing the Central Alberta Selects on Nov. 1

Bret Gerrits sets up in the face off circle during the first period of the midget West Central Tigers’ game against the Central Alberta Select on Nov. 1. Gerrits scored one goal for the Tigers on Friday night. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
No. 5 Jace Martins looks to sneak through a hole with the help of his teammates on Nov. 2. The Sylvan Lake Bear faced the Innisfail Cyclones in a semi-final match at HJ Cody Field last Saturday. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Bears climb to championship game

The Sylvan Lake Bears will play the Rocky Junior Rebels for the league championship on Saturday

No. 5 Jace Martins looks to sneak through a hole with the help of his teammates on Nov. 2. The Sylvan Lake Bear faced the Innisfail Cyclones in a semi-final match at HJ Cody Field last Saturday. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Condor’s Braidon Westin gets in front of the Airdrie Techmation Thunder net looking to score a goal during the Nov. 3 game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers fall to reigning champions

The Wranglers faced the Airdrie Techmation Thunder at the NexSource Centre on Sunday night, Nov. 3

Condor’s Braidon Westin gets in front of the Airdrie Techmation Thunder net looking to score a goal during the Nov. 3 game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Ewan Ballantyne looks to make a run for the end zone during the HJ Cody Lakers’ championship game on Nov. 2. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

HJ Cody Lakers clinch league championship in Sylvan Lake

The HJ Cody Lakers hosted the Stettler Wildcats in battle for the league title on Nov. 2

Ewan Ballantyne looks to make a run for the end zone during the HJ Cody Lakers’ championship game on Nov. 2. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
WCBL team approved for Sylvan Lake

WCBL team approved for Sylvan Lake

The Town announced a future baseball team will be calling Sylvan Lake home for the 2021 season

WCBL team approved for Sylvan Lake
Eckville’s Ben Andersen sits on top of a bronc on a sunny day at the rodeo. Andersen is competing in saddle bronc riding at his first CFR as a pro at Westerner Park, Oct. 29-Nov. 3. Photo Submitted.

Eckville area riders saddle up for CFR

Ben Andersen, 20, and Hayden Cole, 19, are competing at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, Oct. 29-Nov. 3

Eckville’s Ben Andersen sits on top of a bronc on a sunny day at the rodeo. Andersen is competing in saddle bronc riding at his first CFR as a pro at Westerner Park, Oct. 29-Nov. 3. Photo Submitted.
Cody Peever protects the ball after catching the ball and running it for a gain in yards for the Lakers. Peever also scored one of the eight touchdowns for the Lakers. Photo by Bob Bott

Sylvan Lake football teams heading into championship game

The Lakers and Lions both won their semi-final games this past weekend

Cody Peever protects the ball after catching the ball and running it for a gain in yards for the Lakers. Peever also scored one of the eight touchdowns for the Lakers. Photo by Bob Bott
Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Rec Hockey raises over $4,000 for program

The annual Sylvan Lake Rec Hockey Pub Night Fundraiser was held at Hockey Central on Oct. 26

Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Rebels drop sixth straight to T-Birds in shootout
Rebels drop sixth straight to T-Birds in shootout
Tavish Beagle gets physical with a member of the visiting Bow Valley Timberwolves at the NexSource Centre on Oct. 19. Beagle scored one of the of the three West Central Tigers goals on Saturday evening. At the final buzzer the Tigers trailed 13-3 to the Timberwolves. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Peewee Tigers get bit by Bow Valley

The visiting Bow Valley Timberwolves defeated the peewee West Central Tigers 13-3 on Oct. 19

Tavish Beagle gets physical with a member of the visiting Bow Valley Timberwolves at the NexSource Centre on Oct. 19. Beagle scored one of the of the three West Central Tigers goals on Saturday evening. At the final buzzer the Tigers trailed 13-3 to the Timberwolves. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Rebels extend losing streak to 5 against ‘Canes

Rebels extend losing streak to 5 against ‘Canes

4-3 loss comes after a disappointing 6-5 S/O loss on Saturday

Rebels extend losing streak to 5 against ‘Canes
Braidon Westin lines up to take a face off against the visiting Okotoks Bison on Oct. 18. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers fall short in second home game

The Wranglers will return to the NexSource Centre on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 for back-to-back home games

Braidon Westin lines up to take a face off against the visiting Okotoks Bison on Oct. 18. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News