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Western Canadian Baseball team, stadium coming to Sylvan Lake

Western Canadian Baseball team, stadium coming to Sylvan Lake

The Town announced they are finalizing an agreement to have a WCBL team in the future sports park

Western Canadian Baseball team, stadium coming to Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake Lions’ Joshua Lewis carries the ball into a sea of Drumheller Titans during the Saturday afternoon matchup on Sept. 7. The Lions clawed to a 28-14 win over the Titans. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Lions claw to victory over Titans

The afternoon match up between Sylvan Lake and Drumheller was on Sept. 7

Sylvan Lake Lions’ Joshua Lewis carries the ball into a sea of Drumheller Titans during the Saturday afternoon matchup on Sept. 7. The Lions clawed to a 28-14 win over the Titans. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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UPDATE: Eckville Eagles move to Lacombe made official

Team currently deciding between Generals, Merchants for new name

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Carter Collins dashes past and around the Sabres’ defence and makes it to the one-yard line before being pushed out of bounds. The Lakers then pushed through for another defence on the following play. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

HJ Cody Lakers aim for championship after opener win

The Lakers won against the Wetaskiwin Sabres 49-8 at the home opener, Sept 5

Carter Collins dashes past and around the Sabres’ defence and makes it to the one-yard line before being pushed out of bounds. The Lakers then pushed through for another defence on the following play. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
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Former pro looking to bring basketball program to Sylvan Lake

Darren Apels program works to get players from high school to the professional or college level

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Sylvan Lake Pirates dock ship in Blackfalds

Vice President Cody Lemon says the Senior AA team had to relocate due to lack of available ice time

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AJ Sandulac (centre, left) poses with his coaches Gary Viq, Stephanie Essensa and Tyson LaRone after winning the silver medal at the international jiu-jitsu championship in Las Vegas. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake teen captures international jiu-jitsu silver medal

AJ Sandulac, 16, claimed the silver medal at the jiu-jitsu championships in Las Vegas on Aug. 21

AJ Sandulac (centre, left) poses with his coaches Gary Viq, Stephanie Essensa and Tyson LaRone after winning the silver medal at the international jiu-jitsu championship in Las Vegas. Photo Submitted.
The Lacombe Rams began their 2019 campaign against the Sylvan Lake Lakers at MEGlobal Field on Aug. 31. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Sylvan Lake Lakers, Lacombe Rams play to 21-21 draw

Ram Takoda Dennis stands out for Lacombe

The Lacombe Rams began their 2019 campaign against the Sylvan Lake Lakers at MEGlobal Field on Aug. 31. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
A golfer tries to make a long putt from across the green at Sylvan Lake Golf and Country Club on Aug. 23. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Second annual Minor Hockey Golf Tournament hits capacity in Sylvan Lake

The tournament saw 104 golfers hit the links at Sylvan Lake Golf and Country Club on Aug. 23

A golfer tries to make a long putt from across the green at Sylvan Lake Golf and Country Club on Aug. 23. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Sylvan Lake athlete claims bronze at Alberta Masters Games

Sylvan Lake athlete claims bronze at Alberta Masters Games

Trevor Pratt finished on the podium in tomahawk throwing in Rocky Mountain House on Aug. 23

Sylvan Lake athlete claims bronze at Alberta Masters Games
1D champion at the ABRA Finals was Kareen Warren who had a final run of 17.261 seconds on Any Mans Jet. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Over 1,000 barrel racers pouring into Ponoka next week for ABRA Finals

The Alberta Barrel Racing Association Finals will be held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre Aug. 19-25

1D champion at the ABRA Finals was Kareen Warren who had a final run of 17.261 seconds on Any Mans Jet. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Athletes take to the streets of Sylvan Lake on Aug. 11 during this year’s Multi-Sport at the Lake event. Photo Courtesy of Stacey Tompkins Photography.

PHOTOS: Multi-Sport at the Lake runs through Sylvan Lake

Over 180 athletes gathered along the lakeshore to swim, bike and run on a chilly Aug. 11

Athletes take to the streets of Sylvan Lake on Aug. 11 during this year’s Multi-Sport at the Lake event. Photo Courtesy of Stacey Tompkins Photography.
Young Tees-area eventer earns top-placed Canadian title

Young Tees-area eventer earns top-placed Canadian title

Mikayla Hoffman, 15, placed 12th place out of 48 riders

Young Tees-area eventer earns top-placed Canadian title
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Sylvan Lake Wranglers name head coach

Sylvan Lake’s Pat Garritty was appointed head coach of the Wranglers for the inaugural season

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Skaterboarders of all ages attend the Sylvan Lake Skate Park throughout the warmer months of the year to practice new tricks and techniques. File Photo

Sense of community still in the works for Sylvan Lake Skate Park

The Town is planing events and compititions around the skate park to help foster a community feel

Skaterboarders of all ages attend the Sylvan Lake Skate Park throughout the warmer months of the year to practice new tricks and techniques. File Photo
Parker Thompson (right) stands on the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama podium in Toronto. Thompson finished on podium in three of the four races he ran that weekend. Photo Submitted.

Central Alberta racer vying for three different championships

Parker Thompson is at Road America competing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada series Aug. 2-4

Parker Thompson (right) stands on the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama podium in Toronto. Thompson finished on podium in three of the four races he ran that weekend. Photo Submitted.
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Multi-Sport at the Lake returning to Sylvan Lake

Athletes from across western Canada will compete in triathlon, aquabike or duathlon on Aug. 11

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Sylvan Lake’s ball hockey tournament sees growth in second year

Sylvan Lake’s ball hockey tournament sees growth in second year

Battle at the Beach was held in June with 58 teams from across Alberta participating

Sylvan Lake’s ball hockey tournament sees growth in second year
The Sylvan Lake Yettis won the gold medal and came home provincial champions after beating the Sherwood Park Titans 14-3, Sunday afternoon. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake Yettis Junior B champions

The Yettis beat the Sherwood Park Titans to claim the provincial title Sunday

The Sylvan Lake Yettis won the gold medal and came home provincial champions after beating the Sherwood Park Titans 14-3, Sunday afternoon. Photo Submitted
Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp hits 45 year milestone

Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp hits 45 year milestone

The long-running hockey camp sees kids come from all over the world every year

Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp hits 45 year milestone