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The Donalda Girls Basketball Junior High team has won the CWAJHAA title for 2023. (Facebook photo)

Donalda Girls Basketball wins CWAJHAA title

After a couple of close games, the Donalda School Girls Basketball team…

A Central Alberta umpires association is looking for members before the upcoming season. (File photo)

Central Alberta softball umpire association in need of members

With softball season just around the corner, the members of Central Alberta…

In net for the Imperials was Jordan McCallum. (Carson Ellis photo)

Stettler Imperials win at home, lose playoff series

Stettler Imperials’ season came to an end the last weekend of February

  • Feb 27, 2023
Mikayla Hoffman and her horse Eli in competition. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka rider wins Florida competition

‘He is an amazing athlete and the best teammate I could ask for,’ Hoffman says.

  • Feb 24, 2023
Mikayla Hoffman and her horse Eli in competition. (Photo submitted)
Some bumping and crashing is happening behind the Forestburg Flyers net. (Krista Comeau photo)
Some bumping and crashing is happening behind the Forestburg Flyers net. (Krista Comeau photo)
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Bashaw Soccer Club registration open February 20

Bashaw soccer players can start getting excited about the 2023 season as…

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Stettler’s Sydney Poapst dribbles up the court during an exhibition game for Team Alberta. (Photo contributed by Sydney Poapst)
Stettler’s Sydney Poapst dribbles up the court during an exhibition game for Team Alberta. (Photo contributed by Sydney Poapst)
Stettler Imperials hosted the Melbourne Outlaws at home on Feb. 10. (Facebook photo)

Stettler Imperials back in the win column

One game remains in the regular season

Stettler Imperials hosted the Melbourne Outlaws at home on Feb. 10. (Facebook photo)
Top teams from all events were all awarded prizes. (Photo submitted)

Stettler Curling Club hosts annual Farmer’s Bonspiel

The Stettler Curling Club held it’s annual Farmer-Farmette Bonspiel over the weekend…

Top teams from all events were all awarded prizes. (Photo submitted)
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Bashaw’s Farmer’s Bonspiel winners

The Bashaw Curling Club’s annual Farmers Bonspiel was held from Jan. 2…

  • Jan 21, 2023
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Claye Spady and Dalton Zemanek battle over the puck. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Claye Spady and Dalton Zemanek battle over the puck. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Imperials goalie Jordan McCallum makes another save as Provost Combine forward Carter Trenerry moves in on the net. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
Imperials goalie Jordan McCallum makes another save as Provost Combine forward Carter Trenerry moves in on the net. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
The staff at the Valley Ski Hill north of Castor are working hard to get snow made and runs groomed. (Photo submitted)

Preparations underway to get Alliance Valley Ski Hill Open for Season

Nestled in the valley in between the counties of Flagstaff and Paintearth…

The staff at the Valley Ski Hill north of Castor are working hard to get snow made and runs groomed. (Photo submitted)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Business Girl during saddle bronc rodeo semi-finals action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, July 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston wins third world saddle bronc crown of his career

Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alta., won a world championship in saddle…

Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., rides Business Girl during saddle bronc rodeo semi-finals action at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, July 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Tavi Pickles (l) shows off the CRTA 2022 Championship buckle with proud mom Tamona (r). Tavi is one-half the Daring Divas trick riding duo, and Tamona is the team manager. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)

Castor youth three-time CTRA champion

Pickles has decided to step back from competition in 2023

Tavi Pickles (l) shows off the CRTA 2022 Championship buckle with proud mom Tamona (r). Tavi is one-half the Daring Divas trick riding duo, and Tamona is the team manager. (Kevin Sabo/Castor Advance)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Zeke Thurston, of Big Valley, Alta., is set to defend his title at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Stettler’s Beau Cooper had the fastest run of the evening during the first round of tie-down roping Wednesday night at Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)
Lee Adamson and Neil Salmond are neck-and-neck during day one of Chuckwagon racing in Bashaw on Aug. 26. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)

Salmond and Adamson take top place in Bashaw chuckwagon, chariot racing

The dust has settled on the Taste the Dust Pro Tour chuckwagon…

Lee Adamson and Neil Salmond are neck-and-neck during day one of Chuckwagon racing in Bashaw on Aug. 26. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)
1D champion. (Photo by Sean Mascaluk/Pro Sports Photography)

ABRA Finals sees good turnout

The Alberta Barrel Racing Association (ABRA) Finals were held Aug. 23rd to…

1D champion. (Photo by Sean Mascaluk/Pro Sports Photography)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)
Spittin Chiclets podcast personality and former professional hockey player Paul Bissonnette signs a bottle of Pink Whitney for a fan at Wine and Beyond Red Deer on Friday. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Red Deer Advocate)