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St. Anthony's cross-country running team compete in zone championships

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A total of 12 St. Anthony’s School students participated in the South Central Zone Cross-Country Running Championships, which was held at the Trochu Golf Course, on Wednesday, October 5. The top performer for St. Anthony’s was Weston Christianson, who finished with a top 10 performance, placing ninth overall with a Bantam Girls time of 9:23 in the two kilometre race. Eli Eddy on the Saints Junior High squad finished 61 out of 121 total runners with a Midget Boys time of 9:12 in the two kilometre race; the Midget Boys category had the most competitors out of any race.
On the Sr. High side, the Sabres were led by Shaylen Farwell finishing 28th overall, narrowly missing out on qualifying for Provincials, with a time of 22:13 in the 4 kilometre race.
The St. Anthony’s Jr. High Cross-Country Running team tied for 5th place overall in the 2J category.
Coach Makse was very impressed with the overall results and achievements during Zones. He noted for practices athletes were bussed to run up and down the hills behind the museum and this allowed the runners to excel with the hills on the Trochu course.
Coach Makse is already looking forward to next season and plans to add additional routes for training as well as increase the number of runners heading to Zones next year.

Drumheller Dragons top Spruce Grove Saints 5-1

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The Dragons earned three out of a possible four points last week as they work their way into the mix of the season.
The Dragons hosted a heartbreaker of a game on Thursday, October 13, at home versus Whitecourt. The Wolverines scored first midway through the first period, but Ryan Henderson scored his first of the season with the Dragons to tie it up after one period. Just over a minute into the second, Whitecourt went up a goal, but Noah Danielson tied it up at the midway point, and Hayden Profosky put the Dragons up 3-2 with four minutes left in the second.
The Dragons outshot the Wolverines in the third period 12-8 and were looking like they were ready to leave the arena with a win, but with six seconds left, the Wolverines tied it up, forcing extra time.
After fruitless overtime, the game went to a shootout, and Whitecourt scored the winner, taking the game 4-3.
On Saturday, October 15, the Dragons were back in the Dragons Den to take on the Spruce Grove Saints, which are number one in the Viterra North Division. After a scoreless first period, Connor Poffenroth scored 1:50 into the second, and Kai Matthew added one more with two minutes left.
The Dragons went up 3-2 in the third, as Ty Whitford scored early, followed by another goal from Vann Yuhas. Spruce Grove finally got on the scoreboard with five minutes left, but Sam Simard scored his sixth of the season to put the Dragons up 5-1 for good.
This Friday, October 21, the Dragons host the Calgary Canucks, and then hit the road on Saturday to play Olds.

Big field, big lights, big game

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The Bantam Titans had the opportunity to play the Bantam Calgary Cowboys on Sunday, October 9. While the Titans came up a little short against the strong Calgary Team, the thrill of the game was playing on the turf of McMahon Stadium in Calgary. This is the same stadium where the Calgary Stampeders and the University of Calgary Dinos play.

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