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Titans back on field this week

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While there is still plenty of summer to be enjoyed, football players are already looking towards the gridiron.
    Drumheller Titans Senior coach, Ken Fournier says they begin practice this Friday for the coming season. In fact, less than two weeks later the team will be outfitted and on the field for their first preseason game.
    The squad for the coming season is looking strong with some incredible potential. What the team needs are numbers to fill out the team. Coach Fourier says there are some good signs as a few more players are showing interest.  There are also international students returning to DVSS who played last season.
    “We have a home game on August 24. We will have George McDougall of Airdrie coming to town and then August 29, we have Wetaskiwin playing Brooks and then we play Olds,” said Fournier.
    This season the Senior Titans will be playing in the Big Sky Conference with Canmore and Olds. Their first league game will be the match on August 29 versus Olds.
    “Our guys are going to answer the bell, and go out there and play. No matter what challenges we face this year we are going to take it head-on and build from last year,” said Fournier.
   This means the team has to be ready to play. Practice begins August 16 and 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. practice will continue on Tuesday and Thursday.
   Those interested in playing can come to the field to register or for more information contact the Titans through www.drumhellerfootball.com. Players from surrounding schools are eligible to play.  
    “Fees are under $200 and this covers everything except for cleats, including travel,” said Fournier.


Mixed Slo-Pitch wraps up season with year-end tourney

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The Drumheller Mixed Slo-Pitch League wrapped up their season with its annual year-end tournament.
     This year eight teams from the league came out for the year-end tournament over the weekend of August 9-11 at Newcastle diamonds.
    Organizer Kristi Donison said it was a great weekend of fun and softball.
     In the A-Final, the Sons of Pitches were victorious, a team led by Peter Ros. On the B-side, Foul Balls, led by Chris Bulechowsky took the win.  
    It was a great season for the league, with 15 teams playing during the season. The league runs from May to August, and they are already looking forward to another great season come 2020.

Drumheller boys win provincial baseball championship

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    The Drumheller U15 boys are provincial baseball champions after beating Edmonton’s South Jasper Place 12-0 Sunday. 

    Drumheller hosted the tournament at the Newcastle diamonds starting on Friday, where they beat the Beaumont BoSox and won 13-3. Then they played Round Hill on Saturday, winning 14-3 and advancing to the semi-final game at noon on Sunday. There, they beat a High Prairie team which was still amped from a comeback win on Saturday night. Logan Manning pitched a no hitter and Drumheller won 10-0.

    They went on to the final against the Edmonton team from South Jasper Place. They team had another strong pitching effort from Noah Ward, who threw a one-hitter to allow Drumheller to roll to another lopsided score of 12-0. 

    Coach Lyle Caweizel says strong pitching and timely hitting was the key to their success. 

    “The boys really put it all together this final weekend,” said coach Lyle Caweizel. “We didn’t have an error and only allowed six runs in four games.” 

“Winning the gold medal was a fantastic way to finish the season. For some of the boys, it was their second championship this year after winning hockey gold in the Provincial B Bantam tournament.”

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