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DVSS competes at South Central Cross Country zones

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    On Wednesday, October 11, the DVSS Cross Country Team travelled to Sundre to Compete in the South Central Zones.
    Despite the less than ideal weather,  all of the members of the team had good runs and some personal bests.
Kate Messom finished the highest of DVSS runners, finishing in 11th place out of 72 in the juvenile girls, with a time of 10:54.
    In the Bantam Boys, Ben Messom posted a time of 10:59, in the Midget Boys: Rowan McCluskey finished in 13:16 and Andrew Suntjens had a time of 13:18
 In the Intermediate Boys Raul Maldonado posted a time of 34:05 and in the Senior Boys category Gabe Gumasing posted a 31:25 time.


Seniors Shine at Alberta games

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    The Alberta 55-plus Fall Games were held in High Prairie the weekend of Sept 14-16. A total of 43 individuals from Zone 2 made the trip to the North Country winning a total of 14 medals.
    From the Drumheller area, Barb Barker was successful - winning one gold and one silver medal in Knitting and Soft Dolls. Wendy and Lloyd Laughlin won the silver medal in the Double Crib Tournament.
    Gold medals were won in Women’s Darts, Silver medals in crafts, single and crib and bronze medals in Bocce, Crafts, Men’s Darts, Floor Curling and Military Whist.
    All participants had a most enjoyable weekend - including a barbecue, banquet, two wonderful bands, and great competition. High Prairie was a most welcoming host community.
    Zone competition for 8 ball was held on Thursday, September 21 and Cal Werner from Hanna competed in the provincial finals on September 29-30.
    Floor Shuffleboard, sponsored by Big Country Sports Society started on Sept 22.

Titans get crucial win

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    The Senior Drumheller Titans will be hosting a playoff game thanks to a stellar performance versus Canmore last Friday.
    The Titans were in Canmore on October 13. The team met earlier this year and Canmore won by 9 points. This meant the Titans needed to win by at least 10 points to secure a home playoff game. They succeeded with a 20-7 win.
    “We controlled the game clock the entire time, slowed down the game and made sure they didn’t get the ball and held it on defense really well,” said receiver coach Tyson Powell.
    He said the clock control was key, as well as some great blocking.
    “Our running game was crisp,” said Powell.
    This put them in the league final on November 4 where they expect to see Canmore again.
    They are hoping to schedule an exhibition game before then to hone their game. Powell says he expects Canmore to come out strong.
    “We have to have our two offenses clicking really well. And go out and execute our game plan,” said Powell.
    “Down the stretch, we need to come together as a team and really go out there and put all of our pieced together and execute a win.
    The win bumped the Titans to the sixth spot, up from ninethin the Tier IV provincial rankings.


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