Saturday’s tripleheader at the St. Albert Rugby Football Club kicks off at 12:30 p.m. between the third division men (2-2) and the Clansmen (2-2) in the Edmonton Rugby Union.

The thirds lost 27-24 to the Penguins (2-1) in Cold Lake last weekend.

The provincial second division women’s champions (3-1) scrum down against the Reapers/Penguins (1-3) in the ERU spring league at 2 p.m.

The main event is the 4 p.m. battle royal between the Labatt’s Cup provincial premier men’s champions (2-1) and the archrival Clansmen (0-2) in the Alberta Cup fixtures.

The 18th annual Fastball St. Albert Invitational Tournament swings into action at 4 p.m. Friday at the Meadowview and Henry Singer diamonds.

The weekend competition features 52 teams in the U10, U12A, U12B, U14A, U14B, U16A, U16B and U18 divisions.

The St. Albert Angels are represented by 10 teams.

Sunday’s medal finals are 1:15 and 3:15 p.m.

Visit www.fastballstalbert.ca for schedules and results.

The St. Albert Stars kick off their third Alberta Football League season Saturday against the Drillers in Grande Prairie.

Game time is 6 p.m. at Legion field.

The home opener is June 20 against the Fort McMurray Monarchs at 2 p.m. at Riel Recreation Park.

Last year, the Stars finished 3-5 overall after losing 21-1 to the Monarchs in the quarter-finals.

Mavericks 09 and the Morinville Ladies renew their rivalry in the St. Albert Women’s Soccer League on Sunday.

Kickoff is 5 p.m. at Forest Park field.

The Mavericks (4-0, 29 GF/5 GA) and Morinville (3-0-1, 26 GF/9 GA) are ranked first and second, respectively, in the single division round-robin format to determine the five division one teams and the six division two teams. Those teams will play another round-robin format before the playoffs start.

Suzanne Douziech of Morinville is the top scorer with 11 goals, followed by teammate Mel Duro and Suzanne Schulz of the Mavericks with nine apiece.

Last year, the Mavericks finished 20-0 overall as winners of the Alberta Soccer Association Tier 3 championship – the first provincial gold medal by a SAWSL team – and the division one playoff cup.

Morinville was 12-3-2 in league play after losing 2-0 to the Mavericks in the playoff final.

The last time Morinville beat the Mavericks was 2011 and the 5-2 result clinched a berth at the Tier 4 provincials and the division one pennant.

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