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Sports Extra: Curling Alberta women's club championship results and more

Curling Alberta women's club championship results, Hawks Combo Camp info and Senior Bowl football tryouts

Club provincials

The St. Albert rink skipped by Lauren Atkinson dropped down into the C bracket after two losses at Curling Alberta women’s club championship at Calgary Curling Club.

Atkinson, third Christina Monk, second Andrea Forbes and lead Ashley Sykes suffered losses of 6-5 to Vanessa McConnell of the North Hill Curling Club of Calgary and 6-4 to Nanette Dupont of Lethbridge before Friday’s C event game against an opponent that was still to be determined at press time.

The Atkinson foursome qualified for the eight-team tournament by going 4-0 as the A event winners during last month’s playdowns in Leduc. The final was 6-5 against Leslie Hammand of Westridge Curling Club of Stony Plain as Atkinson scored the winning point in the extra end.

In the provincial opener, a three in seven by Atkinson was followed by a deuce in eight by McConnell.

The next game featured a steal of one by Atkinson in five to knot the count at three and Dupont replied with a deuce in six. Atkinson answered with one in seven and Dupont closed out the win with one in eight.

Visit for results at provincials.

Combo camp

The 10th annual Hawks Combo Camp is accepting registrations for its volleyball and basketball sessions Aug. 21 to 23 at the SkyDome.

The camp is designed for males and females 12 to 15 years old to prepare for school volleyball and basketball club team tryouts.

Volleyball runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and basketball goes from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m.

The volleyball camp is divided into competitive and recreational sides and each one is capped at 14 players for 28 in total.

The competitive side is comprised of athletes who have played on their school’s senior teams or present club players and focus will be placed on position specific skills and game play.

The recreation side is more introductory concepts and fundamentals.

Players can register for one sport individually or attend the entire day and compete in both sports.

Sarah Dedrick, a St. Albert Catholic High School multi-sport alumna and third-year Augustana University College setter, is the lead volleyball instructor and will be assisted by other coaches/athletes from college/university sports.

John Dedrick, head coach of the St. Albert Skyhawks women’s basketball team – two-time defending metro Edmonton division one champions and 4A provincial gold medallists during a 30-5 season – and co-founder of PANTHAWK Basketball Academy for females 13 to 18 years old, is the hoops instructor.

Elite level players on the Skyhawks who have been identified for national team programs, as well as university level players and experienced coaches from high school to university will also provide instruction.

The registration fee is $110 for one session (nine hours of instruction) or $200 for both (18 hours of instruction) and all players receive a T-shirt.

Space is limited. Registration, waiver and payment will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

To register, email John Dedrick at

Senior Bowl

The selection camp for the north all-stars at the 30th annual Senior Bowl High School Football All-Star Game is underway at Foote Field for the following local players.

Bellerose Bulldogs: Brett Yost, running back; Drew Ashton, defensive back.

Paul Kane Blues: Ethan Wedman, receiver; Hunter Bo-Lassen, offensive lineman; Luke Eady, defensive back.

Sturgeon Spirits: Nathan Brake, receiver; Zach Roberts, defensive lineman.

Overall, 150 of the top graduating Grade 12 football players in northern Alberta are competing for spots on the north all-star team for the May 20 Senior Bowl at Shouldice Park in Calgary.


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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