Derby doubles on opening night skate
by Morinville News Staff
The Sturgeon County Junior Roller Derby Association kicked off their 2015-2016 season with a registration night and opening skate Oct. 7.
Association President Terri-Ann Waschlik said she was pleased with the response at their initial skate. “We’re really happy with the turnout tonight,” she said. “We’ve had quite a few kids show up to try. We’re probably just over double the amount of kids we had last year.”
Waschlik went on to say if everyone who tried out Oct. 7 signs up, the association will have enough for two full teams this year.
The association was pleased to see a number of boys try out at the open house registration night. The group is open to boys and girls. Practices are Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morinville Public School.
For more information call 780-995-5389 or email Sturgeon.County.firstname.lastname@example.org. The group also has a Facebook page.
Cross Country team places well at zones
by Terry Maslyk
A big congratulations to the MCHS Cross Country Running Team for their performance at the Zone meet on Wednesday, Oct. 7th. It was a beautiful day of sunshine and warm weather on the ski hills of Willmore Park by Edson.
Top finisher of the day was Graham Glaubitz in the Junior Boys category who won a silver medal for his 4-kilometre run. Graham was well ahead of the 3rd and 4th place finishers (but 2 minutes behind the first place finisher from Barrhead who looked like — “the roadrunner on speed”, he was …amazing. But a great finish for Graham so give him some love if you see him.
Also qualifying for Provincials is (top 18 runners qualify — all groups had about 50 runners in each category).
Jordan Zadunayski 6th Inter. Girls
Kayla Oloske 15th Jr. Girls
Quaid Coursaux 18th Jr. Boys
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Also competing on the tough/hilly course and very deserving of kudos for being willing to do this run.
Chelsea Kulbisky 22nd Jr. Girls
Caleb Campbell-Potts 22nd Inter Boys
Brett Fieldsend 34th Jr. Boys
Jacob Rogers 36th Jr. Boys
Making the rounds
A member of the Sturgeon Hockey Club’s Atom B Mustangs rounds a pylon with the puck during a team practice Oct. 7.
– Stephen Dafoe Photo
In the house
Women’s curling hit the ice Oct. 7. With the ice in and cooler weather coming, curling is back in full swing at the Morinville Curling Club.
– Stephen Dafoe Photo
Morinville Jets defeat Chiefs
The Morinville Jets took down the Beaumont Chiefs 5-3 Friday night.
The club advance from a first period 1-1 tie to lead the Chiefs 5-2 by the end of the middle frame. The Jets andChiefs each added one in in the last period, but only the Jets added the two points for the win to their tally.
The club plays the Merchants Friday night on the road and return home Sunday to face the Mustangs.