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Storm football

The St. Albert Storm tackle the West Edmonton Raiders today in midget spring league football.

Kickoff is 3 p.m. at Fuhr Sports Park in Spruce Grove.

It’s the first Tier 2 division game of the season for the Storm in the Capital District Minor Football Association.

Last weekend in exhibition action the Storm huddled up against the Tier 1 Lloydminster Red Dogs and lost 37-7 in Spruce Grove.

The Storm have another exhibition scheduled Wednesday against the Tier 1 Parkland Predators at 6:30 p.m. at Clarke Park.

The midget spring league is comprised of five Tier 1 and three Tier 2 teams and the players are in Grades 9, 10 and 11.

The Storm roster of 17 Grade 9, 12 Grade 10 and nine Grade 11 players includes three 2013 metro Edmonton MVPs: Morgan Sherban of the division three champion Fort Saskatchewan Sting (Gilfillan Haliburton Trophy) and both Grant Yuzyk Trophy junior winners – Jace Mix of the Salisbury Sabres (pool A) and Trace Stuht of the two-time undefeated division one champion Bellerose Bulldogs (pool B).

On the depth chart Sherban and Stuht are listed as quarterbacks and defensive backs and Mix is a running back.

STARRT 10-miler

Thursday is the deadline to register online for the St. Albert Road Runners and Triathlon Club’s 29th annual 10-mile road race and third annual six-kilometre fun run in April 13.

Visit www.zone4.ca to register.

As of Thursday the race totals included 288 for the 10-miler and seven for the fun run.

Last year 385 runners completed the 10-miler and 23 finished the fun run.

A record 976 runners registered for the 10-miler in 1998.

Among the confirmed entries for the 10-miler is Alexandra Gordichuk of Edmonton, the fastest female last year in one hour, two minutes and 47 seconds, and Francois Leboeuf of Edmonton, the second-place overall race finisher at 54:47.

The winner was Jason Jama of Edmonton at 54:02.

Eleven runners went the distance in under one hour.

Race time is 9:30 a.m. on Grandin Road across from Grandin Park Plaza.

The fun run starts approximately 10 minutes after the start of the main race or once all of the 10-milers have gone through the starting gate.

The 10-miler is part of the Timex Alberta Road Race Series and was a top-10 finalist for Alberta’s best road race in 2013.

Visit www.starrt.com for more information.


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