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Sylavn Lake’s Carter Graf, 18, smiles after his Alberta Junior Championship win at Highwood Golf and Country Club on July 5. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Laker putt to Alberta Junior Championship title

Carter Graf, 18, topped the scoreboard with one under par at Highwood Golf and Country Club

Sylavn Lake’s Carter Graf, 18, smiles after his Alberta Junior Championship win at Highwood Golf and Country Club on July 5. Photo Submitted.
PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Chamber hosts annual golf tournament

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Chamber hosts annual golf tournament

The annual golf tournament at Meadowlands Golf Club is a fundraiser for the Chamber

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Chamber hosts annual golf tournament
Team Captain Braydon McLaughlin sprints down the court and avoids a pack of Sun Devils.

Sylvan Lake Yettis wipe the court of Sun Devil

The Yettis won back-to-back games over the weekend to take a spot in provincials

Team Captain Braydon McLaughlin sprints down the court and avoids a pack of Sun Devils.
The McLeod Team, Tyce and Tuftin McLeod, race to rope the cafe in the fastest time Friday night.

Benalto Fair and Stampede thunders to a close

The 102nd annual stampede in Benalto closed Sunday afternoon after four thrilling days

The McLeod Team, Tyce and Tuftin McLeod, race to rope the cafe in the fastest time Friday night.
Clay Elliot breaks out of the gate hot on the heels of a calf for the tie-down roping event at last year’s Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo

Benalto Fair and Stampede returns for 102nd year

The four-day event will run from July 4-7 at the Benalto Exhibition Grounds

Clay Elliot breaks out of the gate hot on the heels of a calf for the tie-down roping event at last year’s Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo
Brady Durkin smiles alongside the score sheet from his qualifying run in Edmonton. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake golfer set to compete at World Championship

Brady Durkin, 11, will be at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship at Pinehurst Resort, Aug. 1-3

Brady Durkin smiles alongside the score sheet from his qualifying run in Edmonton. Photo Submitted.
Rainer Sinclair looks for an open teammate from half court during the June 21 home game of the bantam Buccaneers. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake bantam Buccaneers fall in playoffs

The Buccaneers faced the Olds Stingers in a bid to move forward in league playoffs

Rainer Sinclair looks for an open teammate from half court during the June 21 home game of the bantam Buccaneers. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Hailey McWhirter worked with Jennifer Donnelly from Donnelly Photography out of Red Deer, on a photo shoot to show women can be girly but also love hockey and be good at it. Photo by Jennifer Donnelly/Donnelly Photography

Young Sylvan Lake hockey player says ‘challenges won’t define her’

Hailey McWhirter posed in a photo shoot to show girls can play hockey, do anything they want

Hailey McWhirter worked with Jennifer Donnelly from Donnelly Photography out of Red Deer, on a photo shoot to show women can be girly but also love hockey and be good at it. Photo by Jennifer Donnelly/Donnelly Photography
Bryer Silljer races to get the ball out from in front of the Buccaneers net on June 15. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Midget Buccaneers secure playoff spot

The Midget Buccs defeated the Didsbury Chargers 11-6 on June 15 to close out regular season play

Bryer Silljer races to get the ball out from in front of the Buccaneers net on June 15. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Tristan Tubbs looks to score a goal against the Calgary Axemen at the NexSource Centre June 15. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Yettis clinch league’s top spot

The Yettis have a first round bye and will play the second round of playoffs on home court, July 5-7

Tristan Tubbs looks to score a goal against the Calgary Axemen at the NexSource Centre June 15. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Jacob Gauvin wraps up his opponent and takes him down during Ramboree. Photos Submitted

HJ Cody Lakers end spring camp with strong showing at Ramboree

The spring camp ran over the last few weeks facing teams from around Alberta

Jacob Gauvin wraps up his opponent and takes him down during Ramboree. Photos Submitted
Whitlie Kennedy leaps over the bar in high jump at C.P. Blakely Elementary School’s Grades 3-6 Track Day on June 6. The students competed in various sporting events throughout the day. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: CP Blakely students compete at Track Day

C.P. Blakely Elementary School’s Grades 3-6 Track Day was on June 6

Whitlie Kennedy leaps over the bar in high jump at C.P. Blakely Elementary School’s Grades 3-6 Track Day on June 6. The students competed in various sporting events throughout the day. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Colton Harnack looks to stop a rival High River Heat from taking a shot on net during the Saturday game’s second period at the NexSource Centre. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Yettis closing in on home advantage for playoffs

The Yettis are first in the South West Division with a regular season record of 11-1

Colton Harnack looks to stop a rival High River Heat from taking a shot on net during the Saturday game’s second period at the NexSource Centre. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Carrie Andrew whips around the third barrel during Women’s Barrel Racing on June 8 at the Eckville Arena. The Saturday night run put her in 21st in the standings after she completed the run in 15.851 seconds. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

PHOTOS: Eckville Indoor Rodeo returns for 55th year

The weekend long event featured a parade, community meals and plenty of rodeo action

Carrie Andrew whips around the third barrel during Women’s Barrel Racing on June 8 at the Eckville Arena. The Saturday night run put her in 21st in the standings after she completed the run in 15.851 seconds. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
The Blackfalds Wranglers. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake new home for Junior B hockey team

The Heritage Junior B Hockey League approved the Blackfalds Wranglers’ relocation request on June 2

The Blackfalds Wranglers. Photo Submitted.
Attendees gather to have a chat about park etiquette with representatives from Incline Industries Youth Foundation and Industry Skate and Snow on June 6. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Skate Park working to build community

A free barbecue event June 6 focused on proper park etiquette for all types of riders and spectators

Attendees gather to have a chat about park etiquette with representatives from Incline Industries Youth Foundation and Industry Skate and Snow on June 6. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Khale Skinner keeps the ball out of Calgary Wranglers possession June 1. Skinner was credited with one goal and an assist for the Saturday afternoon home game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Yettis remain undefeated at home

The Yettis defeated the Calgary Wranglers 11-10 at the NexSource Centre June 1

Khale Skinner keeps the ball out of Calgary Wranglers possession June 1. Skinner was credited with one goal and an assist for the Saturday afternoon home game. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Photo Submitted.

“Living the Warrior Code” to premier in Sylvan Lake

The film tells the story of Scott McDermott’s journey back to Ultraman

Photo Submitted.
No. 7 Avery Weik tries to keep the ball out of Thunder possession on June 1. Weik was credited to two goals and an assist during the game against Stettler. Photo Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake bantam Buccaneers take two huge wins at home

The bantam Buccs sit at a 8-1 record with three games left in regular season play

No. 7 Avery Weik tries to keep the ball out of Thunder possession on June 1. Weik was credited to two goals and an assist during the game against Stettler. Photo Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Sylvan Lake’s Lyndon Rush inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Sylvan Lake’s Lyndon Rush inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

The bobsleigh athlete was one of 13 to be inducted as part of the Class of 2019 on May 31

Sylvan Lake’s Lyndon Rush inducted into Alberta Sports Hall of Fame