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PACKING HEAT – Nick Vandenberg winds up to throw a four-seam fastball for the St. Albert Cardinals, the top Baseball Alberta 13U AAA League team at 13-2. This weekend the Cardinals play at Rundle Park and today's game times are 9 a.m. against the NEZ Padres (6-3) and noon against the Calgary Dinos (6-4). Sunday the Cardinals face the Padres at noon. CHRIS COLBOURNE/St. Albert Gazette

Lacrosse action

The Jeremy Richardson Memorial Baggataway Tournament is underway for 79 teams at Servus Credit Union Place and the Akinsdale, Kinex and Morinville arenas.

The host St. Albert Rams are represented by 13 teams.

The 23rd annual tournament is comprised of novice, peewee, bantam and midget B and C division and female house league teams, as well as 10 tyke teams.

Go to ramslacrosse.ca for schedules and results.

The tournament was renamed in Richardson’s memory after the first Ram to be drafted into the National Lacrosse League in 2003 by the Calgary Roughnecks (third round, 27th overall) died Nov. 5, 2005 at the age of 23. Richardson was diagnosed with stage three malignant melanoma In August of 2003.

The Edmonton Miners, Richardson’s junior team, dedicated their 2006 season in his memory and retired his No. 23 jersey. The Miners, now based in St. Albert, also renamed their offensive player of the year award in honour of the high-scoring lacrosse player, who was also a noted offensive threat with the St. Albert Saints in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

Fastball tourney

Weather permitting, 65 teams are competing in the 22nd annual Fastball St. Albert Invitational Tournament this weekend at the Meadowview, Henry Singer and Lorne Akins diamonds.

The host St. Albert Angels have 17 teams entered.

Games are scheduled in the U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19 age groups in various A, B and C divisions.

The finals are Sunday afternoon.

Go to fastballstalbert.ca for more information.

Impact matches

The St. Albert Impact premier women’s teams are back on the pitch Sunday in the Edmonton District Soccer Association.

Kickoff times at ESA Complex are 4 p.m. for Impact 2 (2-3) against Sherwood Park Phoenix 1 (5-2) and 6 p.m. between Impact 1 (3-3) and Impact 3 (3-4).

Tuesday’s matches for the Impact teams were rained out at Riel Park.

The next home matches are Tuesday as Impact 3 plays Angels Scottish SC 2 (4-4) at 6:30 p.m. and at 8:15 p.m. it's Impact 1 against Xavier Academy (2-4) and Impact 2 against Victoria 2 (0-6-1).

The top-scoring St. Albert player in premier is Brittany Kindzierski with four goals with Impact 1.

Kindzierski, the 2018 EDSA female player of the year, is also the division 1A scoring leader with six goals for the Impact 4 team (4-2), last year’s Tier I provincial champion.




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Jeff Hansen joined the St. Albert Gazette in 1991. He writes about sports, athletes and teams from St. Albert and area.
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