St. Albert’s first team will be looking to improve on their 1-1 record in Calgary Saturday.
St. Albert is coming off a 34-12 loss to the Clansmen on May 15. The Hornets were the only team to beat St. Albert last year and it came in the provincial final.
For the men, the seconds (0-2) and thirds (1-2) are also in action Saturday, in Grande Prairie to take on the Centaurs (both teams 1-1).
Closer to home, the St. Albert premier women are back in action on Saturday at Ellerslie Rugby Park when they’ll take on the Lep/Tigers (1-1). The women are 0-2 so far this season, being outscored 183-13.
The midget AAA St. Albert Cardinals continue their Norwest League play on Tuesday at Legion Memorial Park against the South Edmonton Elite Baseball Association (SEEBA) Cardinals 2 team. St. Albert sits at 4-2 on the season. In their only meeting with SEEBA 2 this season, the Cardinals won 6-3 on May 11.
The senior St. Albert Tigers (0-1), host the Calgary Redbirds for three games this weekend at Legion Memorial Park — Saturday at 2 and 5 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Sturgeon Spirits senior girls’ rugby team kept their shutout streak going Thursday, beating Leduc 49-0. Tamara Farmer led the Spirits with three tries. Through five games this year, Sturgeon has outscored their opponents 267-0.
Sturgeon moves on to play Paul Kane in the premier conference final on Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. at Ellerslie Rugby Park. Paul Kane beat Bev Facey 10-0 in their semifinal match. Carmen Chornell and Seaneen Passek scored one try each for Paul Kane in a hard-fought game. This is Sturgeon’s fifth straight year in the premier final and eighth in the last 10 years. Paul Kane and Sturgeon have already qualified for tier I provincials by getting this far.
For the men, both Paul Kane and St. Albert High got through the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday. In the city conference quarterfinals, the Blues got by Fort Saskatchewan 31-0, while the Skyhawks beat Salisbury 34-22. After going 0-5 in the regular season, it was the Skyhawks’ first win of the year. They’ll now go on to play Bellerose in a semifinal matchup on Monday at 4:45 p.m. at the St. Albert Rugby Football Club.
In the other semifinal, Paul Kane will take on Archbishop Jordan. In the premier conference, the Sturgeon Spirits beat Beaumont 39-10 on Wednesday. They’ll play against St. Francis Xavier in the semifinals on Monday at the Clansmen fields. Sturgeon has already qualified for tier I provincials.