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Drumheller Terrapins battle hard

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    The Drumheller Terrapins battled well, but came up short versus Red Deer Saturday afternoon.
    The Terrapins hosted the Steelers on October 14, and ran into a strong Red Deer team. Despite this, they battled well but fell 38-18.
    “It was a good tough game, they played hard the whole game,” said coach Thomas Laffin.
    The Terrapins started to come back in the third quarter, but ran out of time.
    He explains that Red Deer had a tough blocker who would clear the way for one of their running backs.
    “By the end of the third we figured out how to stop them, it was a good comeback race, but there just wasn’t enough time on the clock,” said Laffin.
    The Titans have a 1-3-1 record in league play and have one more game in league play. Laffin says they have a good opportunity to make it to the Division B playoffs.
    “This will be the first time we have played in Division B,” said Laffin.

Terrapins Battle Steelers to tie

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    The Peewee Terrapins are continuing to show resilience on the field as they battled the Red Deer Steelers.
    The Steelers were in Drumheller on Saturday, October 7 at 11 a.m., and it was a defensive battle from the get-go.
    The Terrapins took the lead with a touchdown by quarterback Ben Messom. He saw some bright points in the game. “The running, the passing and sometimes blocking,” said Ben.
    With about three minutes on the clock, the Steelers kept pressing and tied the game at 6.
    The Steelers then attempted a short kick and recovered the ball with precious seconds ticking off the clock.
    The Terrapins defense stood strong and they recovered the ball at midfield. They continued to drive, but ran out of time.
Messom was happy with  his team’s effort.
        “I was happy we didn’t give up,” said Ben.

Senior girls Sabres win third at home tourney

    Senior girls volleyball is back at St. Anthony’s School and they jumped into the season at Spike-o-rama.
    The Sabres hosted their home tournament to open the season on Friday, September 22.  They invited teams from Airdrie, Cremona and Beiseker. Coach Darci Bertram was happy with her team’s performance.
    “Our girls played really well,” said Bertram. “St. Anthony’s hasn’t had a senior girls team in four years, so for pretty much everybody it is their first year, and they played well, I thought.”
    The teams lost their three matches in round robin play, putting them in the bronze medal match.     They were victorious over the team from Airdrie to win third place.
    “It was a good way to end on a high note for the team,” said Bertram.
 Bertram is leading a young team with only two Grade 12 players. The younger players are getting important on court experience and that could bode well for future teams.   
    “Playing at the senior level is a big jump but they have done awesome so far and we could have some good teams ahead of us,” said Bertram. ‘If they stick around we could have a competitive team here in the next couple years.”
    Their first league game is this Wednesday at home versus Delia.

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