The following St. Albert and Sturgeon high school athletes qualified for provincials with top two podium finishes in their respective disciplines at the Edmonton zone track and field championships last week at Foote Field.
Jakob Brinkhof, Bellerose Bulldogs: first – junior male shot putt (13.33 metres) and javelin (41.91m).
Tyler Lazarenko, Bellerose: first – senior male 100m (11.29 seconds) and 200m (22.98).
Brooklyn Failing, Paul Kane Blues: first – intermediate female high jump (1.53m).
Jae-Lyn Visscher, Paul Kane: second – intermediate female high jump (1.50m).
Brandon Jillings, St. Albert Skyhawks: first – junior male discus (36.63m).
Lauren Halldorson, Sturgeon Spirits: second – junior girls triple jump (9.88m).
Zane Macdonald, Sturgeon: second – senior male 1,500m (4:22.27).
Provincials are next weekend in Calgary.
Placing third at zones were Macdonald (3,000m at 9:31.73), Emily Ahlswede of Bellerose (senior female 400m at 1:06.03), Emma Curle of the Skyhawks (intermediate female 400m at 1:01.67), Corey Parks of Sturgeon (senior male 200m at 23.87) and Grace Turner of Sturgeon (senior female 200m at 27.74).
In the overall team standings Bellerose placed 16th out of 45 schools (ninth for males and 32nd for females). Sturgeon was 19th (23rd for males and 20th for females), followed by Paul Kane at 28th (15th for females) and the Skyhawks at 31st (26th for females and 32nd for males).
The novice St. Albert Surge are among 14 youth minor hockey teams participating in the Ford Drills & Skills competition today at Rexall Place.
The teams were recognized for their involvement in community building activities in the Ford of Canada contest.
The teams will experience a variety of skill improvement sessions, including practice like an Edmonton Oiler (on-ice), train like an Oiler (physical fitness and conditioning), yoga and eat like an Oiler (nutrition).
The players will also take part in a mini hot-stove session with an Oiler regarding what it takes to make the NHL.
Ford is the official automotive partner of the Oilers.
The St. Albert Drillers are in Calgary this weekend for games against the senior Cougars and junior B Axemen in the Rocky Mountain female lacrosse league.
In the interlocking senior, junior A and junior B female schedule the Cougars are 3-1-1, the Axemen are 1-5 and the junior B Drillers are 5-3.
The female divisions include three senior teams, two junior A teams and three junior B teams.
The Drillers are coming off a 12-5 loss to the 8-0 junior A Sherwood Park Titans on Wednesday at Akinsdale Arena.
The Titans led 5-1 after the first period and 9-2 entering the third. In the third the teams combined for three goals in the opening 24 seconds as Kennedie Wolosyn scored eight seconds off the faceoff and nine seconds later before the Titans made it 10-4.
Savanna Wygiera, Kathryn Hicks, and Charleigh Kondas also netted goals and Shayla Michayla added two assists.
The Titans also defeated the Drillers 10-4 May 7 in Sherwood Park.