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Sabres volleyball shows improvement at first tourney

     The St. Anthony’s Sabres senior girls volleyball season was off to a flying start at the Christ the Redeemer Divisional Tournament last weekend.
    The team placed fourth at the tourney playing against some of the largest schools in the division. More important than where they placed is how much they improved, said head coach Heather Colberg.
    “The girls technically improved from the morning to afternoon by 100 per cent,” said Colberg. “I cannot be more proud of what they accomplished.”
    She says her focus is on improving the team’s skills as they head into the season.
    This year’s Sabres are a young team with only three Grade 12 players on the squad. While they may lack some experience, Colberg said they are all good athletes and are responsive to coaching, and it shows in their improvement.
    “We have lots of development to do,” said Colberg. “They are a great group of girls, and they are like sponges, they want to learn, it’s going to be a great season.”
    The team opens it league play on September 29 on the road against Delia.
    “I’m really excited on what they will do this year,” said Colberg.

High school duffers compete at zones

    Drumheller student athletes opened the school sports season by competing at the golf zone championships.
    In all, two teams from DCHS and two teams from St. Anthony’s School competed in tournament play on Tuesday, September 14 in Carstairs, facing blustery conditions.
    The DCHS girl’s team of Nikki Broom, Paula Wade, Karissa Reid and Ally Campbell played well. According to coach Dan Hird, they missed out on a bronze medal by four strokes.
    The boy’s team of Sean Davies, Jarred Potter, Shane Gwinner and Mitchell Toffan finished in the middle of the pack. Hird says because members of the boys team all play hockey and were busy with fall tryouts, they were not able to get much practice time on the links.
    At St. Anthony’s, Madison Colberg finished in the top 10. Jessie Carrier also competed well. Michelle Fournier coached the girl’s team.
    Jay Mulgrew coached the boy’s team made up of Brandon Gruber, Andrew Stedman, Conner Bosch and Ryan Cardamone. They also played well finishing in the pack with all bettering a score of 100.

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