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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


    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.

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.

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