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U18’s take home first win, potential strong season ahead

soccer.jpgComing off a win in their first game of the year, the Drumheller U18 soccer team isn’t taking their first win as an indicator of an easy season. “We can’t take anything for granted,” said coach Martin McSween. “We have the potential and a really good squad, but they are new as a team and need to start gelling together.” The U18, who are the reigning district champions, took home a win against Carstairs on Thursday, April 30. They were scheduled to face Hanna at home last week, but the game was rained out. “The game against Carstairs was not an indicator to how well we’ll do this season, they weren’t very strong and I don’t know how the other teams are this year,” McSween said.

Lacrosse teams have early success

lacrosse-1.jpgThe Drumheller Lacrosse teams had another busy weekend with all four teams seeing plenty of action on the floor. 
    The novice team fought some hard battles with two games on Saturday, May 2 in Red Deer and Didsbury, and one more game in Trochu on Sunday. This talented team of six to eight-year-olds came out of Red Deer with a win and a loss, and suffered another loss against Three Hills. All the games were extremely close on the score board and the team was all smiles, and sweat! 
    The pee wee team has been enjoying a great season so far and Saturday was no different with Drumheller emerging as the victors after two games in Red Deer.  They have many secret weapons on both the defensive and offensive ends, including a goalie who assisted two goals for his team.  Way to go pee wees.   

Aquadinnies finish season swimming strong

aquadinnies-awarded.jpgThe Drumheller Aquadinnies celebrated their many achievements from the 2008-2009 season at an awards ceremony April 6. “We had a very successful season,” said head coach, Brenda Davies. “Six of our swimmers made it to Age Group Trials, five of our swimmers made it to provincials, and one of our swimmers made it to Seniors Provincials. Every year our number of qualifiers keeps going up. It’s great to see the kids achieve so much when they work so hard in the pool.” Fifteen year old Maddie Davies competed in Seniors Provincials in Medicine Hat in February. She had two improved times at that meet and finished the season with four “B” times.

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