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Last updateWed, 26 Apr 2017 12pm

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


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."