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NGC Peewee Raptors top Airdrie at home

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    Drumheller’s NGC Peewee Raptors are now 1-1 as they begin the regular season.
    The league is coming off realignment, and the Peewee Raptors went from Tier III to Tier II.
    The team was in Carstairs on Saturday, November 19 to take on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Association Renegades, but fell 6-3.
    Zachary Cawiezel was  hot, scoring a hattrick and Cameron Schurner contributed an assist.
    The team regrouped on Sunday when they hosted Airdrie at the Drumheller Memorial Arena. It was a balanced attack as Tanner Moulton and Joel Howard led scoring with two goals each, Anderson Freilinger and Cawiezel each contributed a goal and an assist, Evan Montgomery had two assists and Hunter Dayton had one. They won 6-4.
    Coach Cam Batty is liking how the team is playing.
    “This year we are not putting too much focus on individual players but keeping the focus on playing as a team,” he said. “Team playing is everything and the team really started to display that during the game.”
    Next game up for the Peewee Raptors is Indus on the road this Saturday, November 26.


Referee clinic coming up Saturday

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Basketball is a simple game where all that is needed is two teams, a ball and two hoops. However, it also needs a referee.
    To help get more interest in officiating basketball, there is a local clinic coming up on Saturday, November 26. There is always a need for more officiating to make the season go smoothly.
    The one-day clinic is open to anyone in Grade 10 or older, and there is no previous experience required. The clinic will give prospective referees a solid grounding in the rules of the game and how to officiate on the court. Refereeing is good way to keep in shape and maybe earn a few dollars.
    The clinic runs from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. at St. Anthony’s School. Those wishing to attend are to bring clean indoor footwear and clothing suitable to run on the basketball court.
    For more information, contact Gavin Makse at 403-823-0504.

Swimmer shines at Speed Meet

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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.