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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

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)
L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: The best snapshots from the 2022 Ponoka Stampede

Highlights from the 86th annual Ponoka Stampede, held June 27 to July 3

L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)
Lonnie West of Cadogan rides for 93.25 points aboard Hard Not to Get during the Ponoka Stampede Showdown finals. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)

PHOTOS: Ponoka Stampede Showdown wrap up

The Ponoka Stampede wrapped on July 3 with their always popular showdown.…

Lonnie West of Cadogan rides for 93.25 points aboard Hard Not to Get during the Ponoka Stampede Showdown finals. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)
Morgan Grant of Didsbury, Alta. has a time of 14.0 in the steer wrestling. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: DAY 5 of the Ponoka Stampede

Women’s ranch bronc riders show what a cowgirl can do

  • Jul 1, 2022
Morgan Grant of Didsbury, Alta. has a time of 14.0 in the steer wrestling. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)

Night 3 of chuckwagon action at the Ponoka Stampede

Chucks recap and more kids day photos from June 30

  • Jul 1, 2022
(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)
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The Ponoka Stampede returns after two years absence

In a little over a month the stampede atmosphere is going to…

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(Top, L-R) Brooke Wilkie, Kara Wilkie, Katie Eggleston, Paisley Bamford, Kierra Smith, and Rachel Seale. (Bottom, L-R) Kiali Blumhagen, Nola Fuller, Mya Prehn, and Julie Richardson. (Photo submitted)

South-West Central Wildfire win gold at nationals

First-year coach leads team to big win

  • May 30, 2022
(Top, L-R) Brooke Wilkie, Kara Wilkie, Katie Eggleston, Paisley Bamford, Kierra Smith, and Rachel Seale. (Bottom, L-R) Kiali Blumhagen, Nola Fuller, Mya Prehn, and Julie Richardson. (Photo submitted)
(Top, L-R) Brooke Wilkie, Kara Wilkie, Katie Eggleston, Paisley Bamford, Kierra Smith, and Rachel Seale. (Bottom, L-R) Kiali Blumhagen, Nola Fuller, Mya Prehn, and Julie Richardson. (Photo submitted)

South-West Central Wildfire win gold at nationals

First-year coach leads team to big win

  • May 30, 2022
(Top, L-R) Brooke Wilkie, Kara Wilkie, Katie Eggleston, Paisley Bamford, Kierra Smith, and Rachel Seale. (Bottom, L-R) Kiali Blumhagen, Nola Fuller, Mya Prehn, and Julie Richardson. (Photo submitted)
Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)

Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)
Loren Jacobs starts on hole 1 at the Country 9 Golf Club. (File photo)

Bashaw golf courses getting into swing of season

By Sam Donnelly For the Bashaw Star Bashaw-area golf courses are looking…

  • May 6, 2022
Loren Jacobs starts on hole 1 at the Country 9 Golf Club. (File photo)
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Bashaw bunnock tournament returning this year

By Sam Donnelly For the Bashaw Star The Bashaw Curling Club will…

  • Apr 13, 2022
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Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)

Wetaskiwin gymnast competes on home soil

17-year-old Carly Letourneau is set on being the first gymnast in the Wetaskiwin Hall of Fame

Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)
Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens at the Falun Female Frozen Challenge in December 2021. (Submitted)

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens finish season at Provincials

The female hockey team won gold at Edmonton Minor Hockey Week and league playoffs this year

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens at the Falun Female Frozen Challenge in December 2021. (Submitted)
Maddison Pearman skates in the 1500m during the ISU speed skating World Cup at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB on December 12, 2021. (Photo by Dave Holland/Speed Skating Canada)

Ponoka’s Maddison Pearman finishes 26th in Women’s 1,000 metres final at Olympics

Central Alberta speedskater Maddison Pearman finished 26th in the women’s 1,000-metre race…

Maddison Pearman skates in the 1500m during the ISU speed skating World Cup at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB on December 12, 2021. (Photo by Dave Holland/Speed Skating Canada)
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Team Jigger brings sledge hockey to Lacombe

The program hopes to reach as many Central Albertans as possible

  • Jan 19, 2022
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