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Brad Shepherd (second from right) and his three teammates from Red Deer, Brett Miline, Dylan Olofson and Ryan Jabbley at the Alberta Strongman competition this past weekend in Fort McMurray. (Brad Shepherd)

Red Deer Athlete Takes Alberta's Strongest Man Title

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
August 31, 2016 - 12:17pm Updated: September 29, 2016 - 1:53pm

Alberta's Strongest Man is a Red Deerian.
Brad Shepherd, who trains out of Ludus [Loo-duhs] Fitness, topped the super heavyweight division at the annual competition in Fort McMurray over the weekend.

L-R: Women's wheelchair basketball player Arinn Young, Leduc-Beaumont MLA Shaye Anderson and Peter Won of Blackfalds at Edmonton International Airport before the two athletes boarded a plan to Rio. (Government of Alberta)

Blackfalds' Peter Won Shooting for Wheelchair Basketball Gold in Rio

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
August 30, 2016 - 12:46pm Updated: August 30, 2016 - 1:22pm

A 28-year-old Blackfalds man is headed to his first Paralympics this week.
Peter Won has been playing wheelchair basketball for fifteen years, including stints in the US College ranks, playing club ball in South Korea and on a semi-pro team in Germany.

Team Alberta celebrates after winning bronze at this weekend's Baseball Canada Senior Women Invitational Championships at Great Chief Park. (Credit: Heidi Northcott)

Team Alberta Wins Bronze at Baseball Nationals on Home Turf

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
August 29, 2016 - 9:22am Updated: August 29, 2016 - 11:22am

Team Alberta picked up the bronze medal at this weekend's Baseball Canada Senior Women Invitational Championships at Great Chief Park.

The home squad, which featured seven players from central Alberta, beat the team from Quebec 8-5 with runs in every inning but the first.

Bucs QB Brandon Leyh looks for an open receiver during second half action Saturday night in Lacombe (Photo: RD News NOW / Troy Gillard)

Bucs Season Ends With Loss in League Final

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
August 27, 2016 - 11:58pm Updated: August 29, 2016 - 11:02am

A dream 2016 season came to a disappointing end Saturday for the Central Alberta Buccaneers.

The Bucs entered the Alberta Football League final versus the Fort McMurray Monarchs a perfect 8-0 on the year and as the number one ranked team in Canada.