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Drumheller Titans shut out Olds in season opener

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The Titans attacked in the air and on the ground in their home opener.
    The DVSS field was a hive of activity Thursday, August 28 with a doubleheader. Teams from Wetaskiwin and Brooks hit the field, followed by the Senior Titans in their season debut against Olds.
    This was also the Titans first league game and they were strong from start to finish, walking off the field with a 47-0 win.
    “I think for the first time in a long time we had more passing touchdowns than we had running,” said head coach Ken Fournier. “Our quarterback Ethan Jones had four passing touchdowns and two he ran in himself. He had a heck of a game.
    He said Jones had about 300 yards passing and Chase Sattler has 200 yards receiving. Braden Mazereeuw also had a big game. Coach Fournier says they want a balanced approach to their offense.
    “We committed ourselves to distributing the ball sideline to sideline and the guys bought into that and they seem to really be enjoying the system,” said Fournier. “It has been a lot of work and the guys seem to be really diligent in learning how to accomplish that, and working hard on developing the skills to do that.”
    This gives them the option to distribute the ball to five or six players rather than just one or two.
    Coach Fournier said that Olds had a solid attack running and throwing, but the Titans’ defense stood tall.
    “We just didn’t allow the big plays to happen,’ said Fournier. “We had a few new guys on the defensive line who played really well.”
    The Titans are still looking for a few players to fill out their roster. Last Thursday they were missing a few players who are committed to the program and also brought up a couple of Bantam players to fill the bench. Potential players can come from Drumheller or surrounding communities.  To learn more check out www.drumhellerfootball.com


Schellenberg claims XFC Welterweight belt

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A Drumheller man is proving his prowess in the ring taking home a belt in his most recent mix martial arts bout in Vernon B.C.
     The Mail reported in April of this year that Dylan Schellenberg made his comeback into the ring when he battled at the National Amateur Championship. Coming back from an injury he was 1-1 at the contest.
    On August 24 he was a headliner at the Extreme Fighting Challenge (XFC) Unbanned event. He took on B.C. fighter Kenny Pope in the Welterweight Championship.
    He explains it was an inaugural belt. This event was called “unbanned,” because MMA fighting had been banned in Vernon for about 10 years. The ban was recently lifted and they had the show on August 24.
     Schellenberg was efficient and finished his oppo    nent in 28 seconds with a Guillotine choke.
“It was a late night. I didn’t get into the cage until about 12:30 a.m. I was happy to get the quick finish, get out of the ring and go to bed,” he said.
     Schellenberg is entertaining some new career prospects but hopes to be in the ring in the new year.
“Once I get back and start working, I’ll be getting back into the gym hard and getting ready for any opportunity my coach presents to me at that time,” said Schellenberg.

Dinosaur Valley Half turns 10 this weekend

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As racers take to the course this Sunday, September 8 at the Badlands Community Facility, they will be marking the 10th anniversary of the Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon.
The grassroots road race that features a family 5k, 10k and a full half marathon, has remained a fixture in the community and become a destination run for runners from Alberta and beyond.
Over its 10 years, it continues to be popular with more than 500 already registered for this year’s event
 In its short history, it has raised more than $100,000 for the Badlands Community Facility and other local athletic pursuits. It still garners great community support with many local individuals and organizations volunteering for the event every year.
    The half marathon leaves the Badlands Community Facility at 8:30 a.m., the 10k at 8:45 a.m and the 5 k at 9 a.m. There is an early start time for the half marathon for those who need some extra time
      While the race is less than a week away, there is still time to sign up for the event. Go to  https://www.dinosaurhalf.com, and click on the registration link. Racers can also register up until a half-hour before the run starts.


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