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U-16 girls on a Crusade

U-16 girls on a Crusade

Athabasca’s U16 girls’ soccer team is on a ‘crusade’ for a successful season, and they’re off to a solid start. The U16 Crusaders are currently second in their five-team league, having delivered strong efforts in all four of their games so far.

Wrestler scores Western Games berth

A local athlete pinned down a spot Team Alberta for the coming Western Canada Summer Games, which will be held in Kamloops, B.C. this August. Austin Tremblay, a Grade 10 student at R.F.
Ritter soars to national gold

Ritter soars to national gold

It was a golden weekend in Abbotsford, B.C. for Mark Ritter and his Northern Alberta Volleyball Club (NAVC) Green Bears teammates last weekend, May 13-15. Ritter, a Grade 11 student at St. Mary School, travelled to B.C.
EPC athletes compete in annual track meet

EPC athletes compete in annual track meet

Scores of young athletes competed in Edwin Parr Composite’s annual junior track and field meet last week. Held at the school last Wednesday, school students put themselves to the test in a number of events.
Volleyball takes Bennett around the world

Volleyball takes Bennett around the world

For Nathan Bennett, volleyball is life. And life is good. The Athabasca native has spent the last decade living and traveling in Europe as a professional volleyball player.

Bible Society teams up with WOW

The Bible Society is teaming up on May 28 with Women on Wheels for their Bike for Bibles fundraiser. This ride will replace the go-at-your-own-rate ride. Bike for Bibles started in Australia in the ’90s and has swept across the planet.

Ball players playing for bragging rights

The call rang out under an overcast sky. “Play ball,” said umpire and co-coach of team Glenreagh No. 1 Lee Graham. At the diamonds behind Barrhead Composite High School on May 19, Summerdale squared off against Glenreagh No.

Spring workouts continue for EPC Pacers

Last Saturday was a beautiful day for football, and the Edwin Par Composite (EPC) School Pacers took advantage of it. The team welcomed the Fort Saskatchewan Sting to Athabasca for an exhibition game, played ‘jamboree style’.
Oilers 'camp out' at Multiplex

Oilers 'camp out' at Multiplex

Athabasca showed its true colors last weekend, and they are blue and orange.
Lions edged in opener

Lions edged in opener

The Red Lions opened their season May 8 in Edmonton, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Edmonton Jays. “We didn’t take advantage of our opportunities,” said player/coach Ryan Rau.