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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
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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
Tyson Scanland tries to slip a tackle by a visiting Terrapin during the Bears’ afternoon game on Oct. 19. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Minor Football teams undefeated in regular season

This is the first time in the organization’s history the three league teams have gone undefeated

Tyson Scanland tries to slip a tackle by a visiting Terrapin during the Bears’ afternoon game on Oct. 19. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
The Red Deer Rebels could do nothing but watch as the Edmonton Oil Kings jumped out to an 5-1 on a Friday night game in Red Deer. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Rebels drop third straight against Oil Kings

Rebels have given up 19 goals, scord 2 in three games

The Red Deer Rebels could do nothing but watch as the Edmonton Oil Kings jumped out to an 5-1 on a Friday night game in Red Deer. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
A player on the Sylvan Lake Atom B Lakers chips the puck into the net, passed the goaltender for the Eckville Eagles on Oct. 12. The Lakers and the Eagles started the hockey season at the Nexource Centre with a tiering game. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Atom Lakers fall to Eagles

The Atom Lakers squared off against the Atom Eckville Eagles

A player on the Sylvan Lake Atom B Lakers chips the puck into the net, passed the goaltender for the Eckville Eagles on Oct. 12. The Lakers and the Eagles started the hockey season at the Nexource Centre with a tiering game. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Winterhawks ice Rebels 5-0

Winterhawks ice Rebels 5-0

Rebels take on Medicine Hat on the road Saturday night

Winterhawks ice Rebels 5-0
Joel Wilczek carries the ball towards the end zone during the Sylvan Lake Bear’s Saturday afternoon matchup against the Innisfail Cyclones. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Bears remain undefeated

The Bears came out 61 points ahead of the Innisfail Cyclones after the afternoon matchup on Oct. 5

Joel Wilczek carries the ball towards the end zone during the Sylvan Lake Bear’s Saturday afternoon matchup against the Innisfail Cyclones. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
The Lakers offensive line gets into position to block for their kicker during a point-after conversion. The Lakers overwhelmed the Trojans both offensively and defensively with a final score of 59-3.

PHOTOS: H.J. Cody Lakers continue to dominate on the gridiron

The Lakers won versus the Camrose Trojans 59-3.

The Lakers offensive line gets into position to block for their kicker during a point-after conversion. The Lakers overwhelmed the Trojans both offensively and defensively with a final score of 59-3.
Aden Michael swings around the back of the net and looks for an open man to pass to late in the first period of the Tigers’ home opener, Sept. 27.

West Central Midget Tigers win season opener

The Tiger went one to win their second game on Sept. 28 as well

Aden Michael swings around the back of the net and looks for an open man to pass to late in the first period of the Tigers’ home opener, Sept. 27.
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Former pro ball player bringing skills to Sylvan Lake children

Darren Apels hopes to helps kids hone their skills and go from high school to pro

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Austin Lawson battles with a member of the Red Deer Vipers looking to make a play at the Sylvan Lake Wranglers’ home opener on Sept. 22. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Wranglers fall 0-2 in opening weekend

The Wranglers are looking to lasso some wins on upcoming road stretch

Austin Lawson battles with a member of the Red Deer Vipers looking to make a play at the Sylvan Lake Wranglers’ home opener on Sept. 22. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Sylvan Lake Minor Football teams put up a collective 223-point shutout

Sylvan Lake Minor Football teams put up a collective 223-point shutout

The Lakers, Lions and Bears all had shutout games over the weekend

Sylvan Lake Minor Football teams put up a collective 223-point shutout
Three Sylvan Lakers compete at World Wake Surfing Championship

Three Sylvan Lakers compete at World Wake Surfing Championship

Sara Tallon, Derian Halsey and Hayden Becker competed in the championship in Utah, Sept. 5-7

Three Sylvan Lakers compete at World Wake Surfing Championship