Sports Shorts

Masons Landscaping held their annual Beach Volleyball tournament over the weekend, assembling 20 teams to compete.

Hagel drafted by Sabres

Morinville’s Brandon Hagel was a sixth-round selection for the Buffalo Sabres over the weekend. Hagel comes to the Sabres from the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels and previously played for the AJHL’s Whitecourt Wolverines.


A major component of this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival was logger sports. Two days of competition saw lumberjacks cutting wood, rolling on logs above a pond, and climbing 30-foot poles. Locals had their chance to try their hand at many of the traditional logging skills, including axe throwing.


A competitor makes his way through the Choker Race portion of the event.


Grace Lesburg tries her hand at axe throwing, one of the popular attractions for children and adults.


Ten local and regional firefighters competed in the annual Firefighters Combat Challenge during SJB.


Parkland County firefighter Cassandra Fisher makes her way to the end of the run with a time of 3:36:62.

Gibbons Fire Department member Andre Caron had the fastest time this year with 1:38:38.

– Stephen Dafoe Photos and video

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