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  • Daylen Ostapowich doubles down with golf silver medals

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    Local youth golfer Daylen Ostapowich (14) has won two silver medals at his first back-to-back tournaments of the season.
    Ostapowich’s first tournament of the year was held at the Henderson Lake Golf Club in Lethbridge where he placed second overall.
    “It was a pretty good tournament – two-day tournament.”
    Then on July 4, Ostapowich participated at the Innisfail golf tournament, to claim his second victory.
    “I only lost by one stroke but I enjoyed it,” said Ostapowich.
    The versatility of the sport is what keeps bringing him back.
    “It’s just something I enjoy doing, even if I’m at home, I just love the sport,” said Ostapowich.
    While practice makes perfect, Ostapowich plans on taking his passion for golf to the top with hopes of playing at the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA).
    “I usually try to get out there as much as I can,” he said. “My dream is to go to the PGA.”
    Weather dependant, a typical golf season can last until October or November.
    “It can sometimes be like October or maybe a bit past if you’re lucky,” said Ostapowich.
    Ostapowich plays right here in the valley at the Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club.
    “The front nine is a pretty simple golf course but the back nine is a bit more of a challenge,” said Ostapowich.
    Ostapowich has a few more tournaments ahead of him including one at McKenzie Meadows in Calgary.
    When asked on how to get others involved in the sport, Ostapowich gladly shared some expertise of his own.
    “I’d say just try it out, swing a couple clubs and give it a try.”

  • Riverside tops Drumheller United for championship

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    Riverside Value Drug Mart is back in the winner’s circle after topping Drumheller United in the final of the Drumheller Coed Recreational Soccer league.

    The championship match was played on Thursday night, June 22, and Riverside Value Drug Mart won 7-2 to end the season undefeated. This is the third time in four years that Riverside has won thehonour.

    “This year was a different team, we only had a half dozen returning from last year. So it was a mixture of a lot of new players combined with the old,” said GavinMakse.

       While Riverside repeated as champion, it is not indicative of the real competition on the field.

    “This is the first time the team that finished first in the regular season has actually won the league championship,” saidMakse.

       The score was also not indicative of the play on the field. Drumheller United put up a strong fight versus Riverside. Coach David Easter saw great improvement throughout the season. This team has students from both DVSS and St. Anthony’s.

    “Honestly the growth we saw from them was awesome. The score tonight doesn’t fully reflect how much growth they have had,” said Easter.

     He said when they started this season, there was talent but no cohesions.

       “We grew into working as a team, moving as a unit, especially defensively,” he said.

    League-wide, it was a great season.Yavis topped Recovery for the third place.

    “We had over 60 players registered in four teams,” saidMakse, adding that drop-in over the summer will be at the new St. Anthony’s School field on Tuesday and Thursday night.

     

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    Riverside Value Drug Mart (first photo) took home the championship for the third time in four years, while Drumheller United (seen here) took home silver.

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