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Swimmer shines at Speed Meet


Canadian Badlands Aquatic Club (CBAC) athlete Ava Harrington had a huge success the weekend of October 29 at the Cascade Speed Meet at the Talisman Centre in Calgary. Five CBAC swimmers qualified to attend the meet and Ava was the only qualifier from the Drumheller pool. She needed 12 & under qualifying times, so at only 10 years old, this was a feat in itself. She captured gold in 200-meter Freestyle, gold in 50-meter Freestyle, silver in 200 meter Individual Medley and bronze in 50-meter Backstroke with new personal best times in all four of her events.

Titans fall to Rebels to end season


The season ended on tough note for the Senior Titans as the Taber Rebels knocked them out of the post season.
The Rebels bested the Titans on offence and defence. It took until the dying minutes of the third quarter when Derrick Carriere scored for Drumheller. It was too little too late as the Rebels went on to a 36-7 win.
For coach Fournier, his assessment of the game was simple, and he gives Taber credit.
"They didn't make mistakes," he said following the game. "They kept coming right at us, they weren't afraid to run it."
"They ran hard and blocked well, they played a simple straightforward game and they didn't make mistakes at it. "
While that ends the season for the senior Titans, for some players it ends their time in wearing black and gold. Coach Fournier is seeing four seniors on offence four on defence graduate.
"For the seniors, it was not the end we would have like for them, but for the returning guys we had, they are the one who put us in position to play in this game and have that opportunity. I hope the young players understand that and see the sacrifices they made and are prepared to do the same next year.”
The outlook is bright for the returning young core next season. Fournier recognizes the progress the team has made.
"We improved in many areas and we will be lookout to fill some tough shoes next year, hopefully this young guys can learn."

Titans host Taber in playoffs today

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    The Senior Titans are on their way to the postseason following a convincing victory over Highwood High.
     The Titans were in High River Saturday afternoon, November 5 for a play-in round to qualify for the provincial playoffs. The team was firing on offence and defense, and walked off the field with a 49-14 victory.
    “The game started out back and forth, we scored and then they scored. We went into half time up 22-14,” said coach Ken Fournier. “We expected a shoot out at the beginning because it’s two teams that have not seen each other in years.”
    Our offense was firing the whole game, and our defense only gave up a few big plays.” Derek Carriere had four touchdowns in the contest.
    With this win, the Titans qualify for the quarterfinals and will face Taber next Saturday afternoon, November 12, at home.
    Coach Fournier say Taber has had a really strong year and went undefeated up until their league championship. The two teams played once this season, and while Taber had the upper hand, it was a close contest.
    “We played them at the beginning of the year and we were missing a lot of guys in that game,” said Fournier. “So offensively and defensively we will be a different looking team.”
    Fournier believes the Titans can be competitive versus Taber, especially now that the team is healthy.
    “If we come out and play our game, a disciplined game, and execute offensively and defensively and on special teams we will be in position to win that game,” said Fournier.
    Game time is 1 p.m.