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Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)

Wetaskiwin gymnast competes on home soil

17-year-old Carly Letourneau is set on being the first gymnast in the Wetaskiwin Hall of Fame

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens at the Falun Female Frozen Challenge in December 2021. (Submitted)

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens finish season at Provincials

The female hockey team won gold at Edmonton Minor Hockey Week and league playoffs this year

The U18A 3Cs Coyotes have taken the 2021/2022 Tier 1 Championship title for the Central Alberta Hockey League and are off to provincials March 31 to April 3. (Carrie Scoville photo)

The U18A 3Cs Coyotes are league champions

The U18A 3Cs Coyotes have taken the 2021/2022 Tier 1 Championship title…

Twelve of 16 Gus Wetter athletes shot personal bests at the archery tournament in Edmonton on the weekend of March 19 and 20.

Gus Wetter Raiders archers have good showing in Edmonton

The Gus Wetter Raiders archery team was in the provincial capital on…

Twelve of 16 Gus Wetter athletes shot personal bests at the archery tournament in Edmonton on the weekend of March 19 and 20.
The Gus Wetter Senior Tigers are : Back row: Coach Devon Slemp, Coach Sheldon Grice. Middle row: Sydney Renschler, Sage Gonda, Tayah Perry, Lauren Slemp, Toryn Johnson. Front row: Megan Grice, Saige Stewart, Ashley Renschler. (Photo submitted)

Castor’s Gus Wetter School Senior Tigers basketball take league championship title

The Gus Wetter School senior high girls basketball team are the North…

The Gus Wetter Senior Tigers are : Back row: Coach Devon Slemp, Coach Sheldon Grice. Middle row: Sydney Renschler, Sage Gonda, Tayah Perry, Lauren Slemp, Toryn Johnson. Front row: Megan Grice, Saige Stewart, Ashley Renschler. (Photo submitted)
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Castor’s Theresetta Catholic School hosts archery tournament

This weekend saw the Castor Raider Spring Tune Up Archery Tournament being…

  • Mar 16, 2022
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Castor’s Theresetta Catholic School hosts archery tournament

This weekend saw the Castor Raider Spring Tune Up Archery Tournament being…

  • Mar 15, 2022
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)
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Stettler Elks to hold hold curling playdown

The Stettler Elks are bringing back the curling playdown for a 2022…

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The Irma Aces finished the Coronation Royals season on Feb. 26, winning both games in the home and home playoff series.

Coronation Royals swept out of playoffs in two games by Irma Aces

The Irma Aces finished the Coronation Royals season on Feb. 26, winning…

The Irma Aces finished the Coronation Royals season on Feb. 26, winning both games in the home and home playoff series.
With minor league playoffs on, there was no shortage of hockey action going on in both Castor and Stettler over the weekend of Feb. 26. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Hockey action hit the ice in Castor and Stettler over the weekend

With minor league playoffs on, there was no shortage of hockey action…

With minor league playoffs on, there was no shortage of hockey action going on in both Castor and Stettler over the weekend of Feb. 26. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)
A U13 3Cs coyote goes for a wrap around against the Oyen goalie in the team’s 7-6 win over Oyen on Feb. 20.

3Cs Coyotes hold on in tightly contested win over Oyen

A U13 3Cs coyote goes for a wrap around against the Oyen…

A U13 3Cs coyote goes for a wrap around against the Oyen goalie in the team’s 7-6 win over Oyen on Feb. 20.
Maddison Pearman skates in the 1500m during the ISU speed skating World Cup at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB on December 12, 2021. (Photo by Dave Holland/Speed Skating Canada)

Ponoka’s Maddison Pearman finishes 26th in Women’s 1,000 metres final at Olympics

Central Alberta speedskater Maddison Pearman finished 26th in the women’s 1,000-metre race…

Maddison Pearman skates in the 1500m during the ISU speed skating World Cup at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB on December 12, 2021. (Photo by Dave Holland/Speed Skating Canada)
Kiersten Vincent, who grew up just north of Castor, got her start on the Valley Ski Hill, located between Paintearth and Flagstaff counties. (Photo Submitted)

Alberta provincial ski team member got her start on Valley Ski Hill

Nestled in the river valley which separates the counties of Flagstaff and…

Kiersten Vincent, who grew up just north of Castor, got her start on the Valley Ski Hill, located between Paintearth and Flagstaff counties. (Photo Submitted)
Teams from around the region competed in the Pam Dunkle Memorial Fun-spiel on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Pam Dunkle Memorial kids fun-spiel held in Castor over weekend

Teams from around the region competed in the Pam Dunkle Memorial Fun-spiel…

Teams from around the region competed in the Pam Dunkle Memorial Fun-spiel on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
The Castor U11B Cyclones were downed 7-2 at home against the Lacombe Rockets on Jan. 29, 2022. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)

PHOTOS: Castor U11B Cyclones downed 7-2 by Lacombe Rockets

The Castor U11B Cyclones were downed 7-2 at home against the Lacombe…

The Castor U11B Cyclones were downed 7-2 at home against the Lacombe Rockets on Jan. 29, 2022. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)
Running back Elliot Wyse of the Lacombe Rams was named the high school football city league rookie of the year as the league handed out year-end awards earlier this month. (Advocate file photo)

Central Alberta high school football leagues hand out year-end awards

With the 2021 Central Alberta High School football season in the rearview…

  • Dec 17, 2021
Running back Elliot Wyse of the Lacombe Rams was named the high school football city league rookie of the year as the league handed out year-end awards earlier this month. (Advocate file photo)
Brett Monea and Kristopher Buffalo bullfighting at the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) 2021. Submitted/ Nicole Monea.

Wetaskiwin County bullfighters find success on the professional circuit

Two Wetaskiwin County raised bullfighters fought side by side at the Canadian Finals Rodeo 2021

Brett Monea and Kristopher Buffalo bullfighting at the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) 2021. Submitted/ Nicole Monea.
Donalda’s Cody Cassicy’s six titles equal the Canadian record total established by Hall of Famer Bud Butterfield a half century ago. Covy Moore photo

Superstar Zeke Thurston of Big Valley continues winning streak at CFR47

Donalda’s Cody Cassidy’s six titles equal the Canadian record total established by Hall of Famer Bud Butterfield

Donalda’s Cody Cassicy’s six titles equal the Canadian record total established by Hall of Famer Bud Butterfield a half century ago. Covy Moore photo
Jake Burwash of Nanton posts an 82.75 ride on Tiger Warrior during saddle bronc on Day 2 of the Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate staff)

Central Albertans in the hunt at CFR 47

Lacombe’s Justine Elliott is no stranger to the big stage. The 20-year-old…

  • Nov 5, 2021
Jake Burwash of Nanton posts an 82.75 ride on Tiger Warrior during saddle bronc on Day 2 of the Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate staff)
Obrey Motowylo, of Hoadley, is the World Professional Chuckwagon Association Champion for the 2021 season. (Photo by Shellie Scott)

Central Alberta man is chuckwagon world champion

After 16 years as a professional chuckwagon racer, central Alberta’s Obrey Motowylo…

Obrey Motowylo, of Hoadley, is the World Professional Chuckwagon Association Champion for the 2021 season. (Photo by Shellie Scott)