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On Tap: Larry Rindero Memorial Tournament info, plus women's high school and rugby match times

Larry Rindero Memorial Tournament info, plus women's high school and rugby match times
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PLAYING FOR POSSESSION – Olivia Blanchard, right, of the St. Albert Skyhawks challenges Kristi Bignell for the ball in last week's 4-0 win over the Memorial Marauders in metro Edmonton division two pool B action in St. Albert. Today at 4:15 p.m. the Skyhawks (2-0) and Paul Kane Blues (1-1) clash at Larry Olexiuk Field. DAN RIEDLHUBER/St. Albert Gazette

Baseball weekend

The first pitch in the Larry Rindero Memorial Tournament is 6:30 p.m. Friday at Legion Memorial Park and Meadows Diamonds in Morinville.

The AA level tournament features 36 teams in the U18, U15, U13 and U11 divisions and the St. Albert Minor Baseball Association is represented by nine teams.

The Baseball Alberta Girls are also competing in the U13 and U15 divisions.

The opening ceremony is 1 p.m. Saturday.

The 69-game tournament schedule includes 12 games in Morinville.

The top teams in pools A and B in the four age divisions advance to Monday’s finals at 3 p.m. for U18, 3:30 p.m. for U11 and 4:15 p.m. for U15 and U13 at the Legion diamonds.

The U15 consolation final between the second-place teams in pool play is 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Visit www.stalbertbaseball.comfor schedules and results.

Two years ago, SAMBA renamed the annual Early Bird tournament during the May long weekend in recognition of Rindero's contributions as a coach, volunteer and passion for the game and also changed the format to AA teams.

Rindero died when his son, Matt, played in the SAMBA rep program and a stone monument at Legion Park honours his memory.

Soccer matches

The Paul Kane Blues and St. Albert Skyhawks kick it up a notch today in metro Edmonton high school soccer.

The division two pool B women’s match starts at 4:15 p.m. at Larry Olexiuk Field.

Tuesday’s results between the Skyhawks (2-0) and St. Francis Xavier Rams (2-0) and Paul Kane (1-1) versus the St. Peter the Apostle Spartans (1-1) were unavailable at press time.

Thursday the Bellerose Bulldogs (2-0) visit the M.E. Lazerte Voyageurs (1-0) in division two pool A women's action. Kickoff is 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday’s score between Bellerose and Ross Sheppard Thunderbirds (0-1) was unavailable at press time.

Women’s rugby

The St. Albert Rugby Football Club hosts two senior women’s matches this week.

Kickoff times are 7 p.m. tonight between the division two team and Nor’Westers in the Edmonton Rugby Union and Thursday between the Alberta premier division team and Leduc Crude.

SARFC won its division two season opener Saturday 63-5 against the Knights in Fort McMurray and the premier squad dropped a 29-22 decision against the visiting Pirates on May 2.

Last year’s SARFC teams finished as semifinalists in their respective divisions.


Jeff Hansen

About the Author: Jeff Hansen

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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