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Shelby Brost of Red Deer takes a ride on her horse Crimson after receiving her gold medal at the 2016 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships July 31, 2016. (Photos: Mariangela Mazzei and Teresa Brost)

Red Deer Rider Wins Gold at North American Championships

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
August 1, 2016 - 12:57pm

PARKER, CO – A Red Deerian with exceptional equestrian abilities will be returning home with the title of Young Champion from the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Parker, Colorado.

Day one of demolition of the Red Deer Arena. (Rene Rondeau / RDNewsNOW)

Demolition Begins on Beloved Red Deer Arena

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
July 28, 2016 - 12:28pm Updated: July 28, 2016 - 1:26pm

Demolition of the Red Deer Arena began Thursday morning.

Work is expected to take up to four weeks, with the safety of nearby structures including the curling rink, in mind.

Once the old barn is down, work on a brand new arena will get underway.

Shelby Brost of Red Deer competing at the 2015 NAJYRC in Lexington, Kentucky. (StockImageServices)

Red Deerian Takes Equestrian Skills to Championships in Colorado

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
July 27, 2016 - 9:56am Updated: August 1, 2016 - 3:24pm

PARKER, CO - An 18-year-old from Red Deer is competing this week at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Parker, Colorado.

Shelby Brost is looking to improve on the bronze medal she won last year.

(L-R): Coach Leah Boucher, players Courtney Foster, Sandra Bibby, Janelle Sullivan and Amanda Waters, along with Manager Lorae Couchman celebrate following their national championship victory. (Courtesy Janelle Sullivan)

Central Alberta Women Lead Team Alberta to National Lacrosse Title

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
July 25, 2016 - 3:18pm

Team Alberta are the women's Canadian Lacrosse National Champions.
The squad ran the table with seven wins en route to the title this past weekend in Calgary.
They defeated Team First Nations 9-2. 

Patrick Vellner competes in the Reebok CrossFit Games July 19-24 in Carson, California. (Credit: Reebok CrossFit Games)

Third Fittest Man on Earth Hails from Red Deer

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
July 25, 2016 - 2:12pm Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:22pm

The third fittest man on Earth is from Red Deer.
In his rookie season, 26-year-old Patrick Vellner earned the bronze medal at the Reebok CrossFit Games which ran July 19-24 in Carson, California. Crossfit combines disciplines like weightlifting, gymnastics and endurance.

(Photo: Troy Gillard / RD News NOW)

Riggers Finish Busy Week By Winning Home Tournament

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
July 24, 2016 - 8:46pm Updated: July 26, 2016 - 11:00am

It wasn't the prettiest of wins for the Red Deer Riggers on Sunday, but they'll definitely take it.

The Riggers outscored the Sherwood Park Athletics 10-9 in an action-packed, error-filled final game of the Riggers' 36th annual tournament at Great Chief Park.