Today at 4 p.m. the Lorne Akins Gators host the Sir George Simpson Voyageurs in the greater Edmonton junior high co-ed flag rugby league.

Simpson’s A and B teams play the Lorne Akins’ A and C teams at Lorne Akins field.

Last week Lorne Akins C beat Simpson B and Simpson A defeated Lorne Akins C.

Lorne Akins A is the defending division I champions and Simpson B captured the division II crown.

Today’s fixtures also features the Elmer S. Gish Warriors at Highlands and Lorne Akins B at Londonderry.

Meanwhile, the Lorne Akins all-girls’ team will host the Nellie McClung girls in an exhibition next Wednesday at 4 p.m.

As of last Wednesday, 53 teams were entered in the 25th annual St. Albert Victoria Day Classic rep girls’ soccer tournament.

Most of the teams are Edmonton based. The only out of province team is the U12 Aurora Rangers from Saskatoon.

Tier I and II teams compete for medals in the U12, U14, U16 and U18 divisions.

The U12 format includes an eight versus eight bracket.

Field locations are Riel Park, Forest Park, Poplar, Eldorado, Liberton and the Riel Recreation Park’s new turf field.

The action kicks off Friday at 6:30 p.m. The medal playoffs go Sunday and Monday. Schedules are posted on

The four-day event is hosted by the St. Albert Soccer Association.

The annual St. Albert Early Bird baseball tournament is up to bat this weekend at Legion Memorial Park and Meadowview Diamonds.

Thirty-six teams are entered in mosquito AA, peewee AA and AAA and bantam AA and AAA. Games start 6 p.m. Friday and wrap up with the finals on Sunday and Monday. Visit for schedules.

Meghan Loerke is off to Winnipeg this weekend to compete in the national water polo tournament for Manitoba.

Because northern Alberta isn’t fielding a youth team this year, the Grade 11 Paul Kane High School student accepted an invite to play for the host province at nationals.

The provincial team member also had to turn down a training session in Europe this summer because of coaching commitments with the St. Albert Sailfish summer swim team.


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