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DVSS Senior Dynos strike gold at tourney

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The DVSS Senior girls volleyball team is having a great season and is closing in on the postseason.
This comes after a successful weekend in Olds Koinonia in tournament play. They spiked their way to the final and won in three games, taking home gold against the home team.
This is not the team’s first success this season. They medalled silver at their home tourney in September, won silver at the Prairie Spike Invitational in Hanna/Delia, consolation silver in Lacombe in October, they also won bronze in a tournament in Calgary.
Currently, The Dynos are tied for first in our league with Trochu, and the league championship game is on Wednesday, November 15.
According to the ASAA website after the first round of rankings, Dynos are seated 6th in the province among 2A volleyball teams.
November 17 and 18 they head to Okotoks for the South Central 2A Zones Championship.


Bantam Titans battle to silver medal in league championship

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The Bantam Titans left it all on the field on Saturday afternoon, November 4, as they battled for the league championship with the Olds Bulldogs.
It was a battle in the making all season. Both teams were undefeated through the regular season and playoffs and were destined to meet on the DVSS Field.
The teams were both supported well by fans and were in a duel. The Titans did hold a 14-12 lead in the second quarter, but by halftime, they were down 29-14. Olds extended that lead in the third quarter to 44-14, but the Titans never relented and scored two touchdowns by the early fourth quarter, making the score 44-28. Olds quickly came back and went up 53-28, but the Titans marched the ball down the field to score again, making it 53-34. That was as close as they could get as the Olds put it in once more to end the game with a score of 58-34.
“I am very proud of how they finished, they never gave up and stuck with it,” said Coach Brad Iverson. “We thought maybe we would have a chance, but it was very hard to stop that quarterback they have. We knew they were good and would put up some points, but it is still a very successful year.”
In fact, it was an incredible season for the program. The Bantam Titans marched through the regular season handing teams lop-sided defeats. Unfortunately, they didn’t get the chance to size up some of the top competitors like Olds until the very end. He is proud of the effort of the players.
“I have coached some of those players in the first year that I came to Drumheller. So I coached them for four years. And quite a few of them for three years. I have been very proud to watch their growth from Peewee right on up, and their football careers are just starting, they are going to be forces in this program.”
The future looks bright for the team. Iverson says he has a lot of players moving up to the next level, but will still have about a dozen players that will fill key roles in the upcoming season, as well as players moving up from Peewee.

Senior Titans host first round of playoffs

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The Senior Titans are into the provincial playoffs as they get ready to face the Willow Creek Cobras in the south semi-final.
This comes after securing the top spot in the south and home-field advantage for the playoffs by defeating Canmore 31-0 in Cochrane.
“We stuck to our game plan and executed it well,” said head coach Ken Fournier. “We felt like we controlled the ball for most of the first half, we distributed the ball around and made sure we were doing some simple things right. A couple of things we have been sloppy on in the last few weeks we worked on so that was nice. There is still work to be done, but it was a good team effort.”
The Titans have secured the top spot in the province at the Tier IV level with a perfect 8-0 league record. Willow Creek of Claresholm is a perennially strong team and is ranked 5th after falling to W.R. Myers of Taber. The Titans will meet the Cobras on their own field this Saturday, November 11 at 1 p.m. The winner of this game will play the winner of Canmore and Taber in the South Final.
In the north end of the draw, the number two St. Paul Lions (6-2) have a bye, while the number 10 Wainwright Commandos (0-7) take on the number 3 Sexsmith Sabres.
The Alberta Bowl provincial championship is in Red Deer on Friday, November 24.


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