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Storm football

Saturday’s midget spring league Tier 2 playoff between the St. Albert Storm and West Edmonton Raiders kicks off at 10 a.m. at Clarke Park.

In Tier 2 the Raiders finished 3-0 and the Storm placed second at 1-1 in the three-team standings.

The Raiders (4-0 overall) beat the Storm (1-3 overall) in league play 37-28.

Next weekend the Storm will play the Parkland Predators (1-3 in Tier 1 and 2-3 overall) or Leduc Cats (0-3 in Tier 2 and 0-4 overall) in Friday’s consolation final at 6:30 p.m. or Saturday’s Tier 2 final at 10 a.m.

Metro rugby

Metro Edmonton high school rugby scrums down next week for the Bellerose Bulldogs, Paul Kane Blues and Sturgeon Spirits.

Tuesday in division one women, the Bulldogs tackle the Bev Facey Falcons at 4:45 p.m. at the Pirates Rugby Club and Sturgeon plays the W.P. Wagner Warriors at 6:15 p.m. at Lynn Davies Rugby Park.

Last year in the premier final the Bulldogs (3-3) lost 42-12 to Facey (6-0), the 2012 champion.

The first match for the lady Blues in division two is Tuesday against the Memorial Marauders at 4:45 p.m. at the Parkland Sharks Rugby Club in Stony Plain.

Wednesday in division one men, Paul Kane and Sturgeon hook up at 4:45 p.m. at the Pirates and Bellerose battles the Strathcona Lords at 6:15 p.m. at Lynn Davies.

Last year the Bulldogs (2-3) were winless in pool play en route to winning the city conference banner and the only loss for Sturgeon (3-1) was against the St. Francis Xavier Rams (5-0) in the premier final.

Wednesday at midnight is the deadline to register online for the fourth annual Leading Edge RunWild on May 4 in St. Albert.

Visit to enter the 42.2-kilometre marathon, 21.1-km half-marathon run/walk, 10-km run/walk, five-km run/walk and the WildOnes Kids MaraFun for six- to 12-year-olds.

So far 1,864 males and females had registered online.

Last year’s final tally was 1,850 runners and walkers.

The start times in front of St. Albert Place are 7 a.m. for the marathon, 7:05 a.m. for the half-marathon run/walk, 7:20 a.m. for the 10K run/walk and 7:30 a.m. for the 5K run/walk and the finish line is on Taché Street.

The Marafun goes at noon from the event stage in Lions Park.

The RunWild is hosted by Leading Edge Physiotherapy in support of Edmonton’s Zebra Child Protection Centre and the St. Albert 50+ Club.


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