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Dynos crowned league champs, compete at zones

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The DVSS Senior Boys basketball team wrapped up its season with a league championship and a strong showing at zones.
On Monday, March 6, the Dynos hosted the league championship versus Prairie Christian Academy of Three Hills and pulled off a big win, capturing the championship after a season of great basketball.
On Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11 DVSS hosted the 2023 2A South Central Zone basketball championships. The Dynos were ranked second going into the tournament and played Notre Dame Collegiate from High River in their first game Friday night. DVSS played well and went on to a 103-78 win.
This put them up against the Strathcona Tweedsmuir School Spartans of Okotoks. It was a close game, but the Spartans opened up a 19-point lead after three quarters. The Dynos mounted a comeback and pulled to within seven points, but the clock was their biggest opponent and the Spartans went on to a 95-88 win.
This put the Dynos in the third-place game to take on Hugh Sutherland of Carstairs. Another close game but this time Hugh Sutherland took the 90-79 win.
St. Joseph’s Collegiate was ranked first going into the tournament and took home the championship Saturday night.


Dragons battle in first round of playoffs

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The Dragons ended the weekend tied at one game a piece in their first-round series versus the Canmore Eagles, and they had momentum going into Tuesday night’s game 3 in Canmore.
The series opened on Friday night, March 10, on the wrong foot as the Eagles scored just 22 seconds into the game. With 55 seconds left in the period, however Caleb Willms evened it up. Canmore took the lead in the second, but Connor Poffenroth tied it up again. Canmore found the net before the period was up, leading 3-2.
In the third, Canmore put some more space between the two teams, but Will Christian made it 4-3 by the midway point. Despite mounting pressure by the Dragons at the end, Canmore took the win.
The Dragons put the loss behind them on Saturday and came back stronger, outshooting the Eagles 33-14. Canmore scored first, but Ty Witford tied it up by the end of the first period. Ty Daneault and Will Christian added two in the second period to make it 3-1. Jacob Goudreau scored six minutes into the third and Daneault added his second of the game with five minutes left to end up 5-1.
The Dragons were in Canmore on Tuesday, March 14, results were not available at press time, and Game 4 is tonight (Wednesday, March 15). Game 5 is this Friday, March 17, at Drumheller Memorial Arena.

Seniors qualify for provincial 55-Plus Games

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On Saturday, March 4, Drumheller Sandstone Lanes hosted the Zone qualifiers for the 8-ball pool competition to determine the six men and women to represent Zone 2 at the Provincial Summer Games in Brooks, Alberta in August 2023.
In total, 11 men and women from Drumheller, Hanna, Cochrane, Airdrie and Didsbury enjoyed a fun day of round-robin play.
In women’s play, Deb Werner from Hanna won Gold and will once again advance to the Provincial Games. Derek Campbell of Drumheller won Gold in the Mens 55+ age group with Keith Lee capturing Silver. In the Mens 65+ age group, Hanna’s Cal Werner was the Gold medal winner and he too will once again advance to the Provincial Games.
In the hotly contested 75+ age group, local Remie DeFoor was undefeated as he captured the Gold medal. The Silver medal went to Bill Gibbons of Cochrane and the Bronze medal to Bob Moffatt also from Drumheller.
A group of 12 bowlers from Big Country Senior Sports joined the pool players to have a day of fun and bowling. Individuals from Drumheller, Three Hills, Okotoks, and Cochrane took on the pins in anticipation of qualifying for the Winter Provincial Games which will be held later in the year in St. Albert.
Congratulations to all who participated and good luck at the Provincial Games. Many thanks to Sandstone Lanes for hosting these games and to Ralph Veenhuis for judging the pool competition.
Alberta 55-Plus offers a total of 36 various sports and recreational activities. Summer and winter Provincial Games occur every two years - and are the basis of making up the Alberta team who advance to the Canada Senior Games - to be held next in Quebec City in 2024.
For further information on Alberta 55-Plus, you can contact Linda Traquair at 403 823 8460.


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