Morinville Sports

MCHS Wolves host 22nd Annual Invitational Tournament

It was a fourth place finish for the Morinville Community High School Wolves Senior Boys Basketball team in their 22nd Annual Invitational Tournament. Seven teams from throughout the province joined the Wolves for the two-day event, playing three games each for a chance at tournament gold. […]

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Sturgeon County’s Brooke Froment joins Team Alberta

Thirteen-year-old Sturgeon County resident Brooke Froment is looking forward to a summer of basketball with Team Alberta’s U-14 team. The former Orijen Sabretooth and current MCHS Wolves team member was recently selected to represent Alberta in four competitions taking place this summer. Sixty girls tried out for twelve spots over three sessions, one in Calgary and two in Edmonton. […]

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Morinville Sports Shorts

It was a big weekend for sports in Morinville. From floor curling at the render-vous to basketball at home and out of town, Morinville athletes did what they do best. […]

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Sabretooths take silver at provincials

The Morinville Orijen Bantam Sabretooths followed their City Championship win with a road trip to Calgary on the weekend for provincials. The girls returned to town with silver and the honour of being the second-ranked team in the province. […]

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Morinville Youth Basketball Association gets practice help

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Youth Basketball Association unveiled a new tool in its ongoing efforts to make better basketball players Apr. 29, two basketball shooting machines. The machines, complete with built-in basketball hoops and rebounder nets cost approximately $9,400 and were funded in part by sponsorship from Champion Petfoods and in part from the association’s own fundraising efforts. … […]

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Champion donates $32,000 to local groups

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two community groups were the recipients of $32,000 in sponsorship monies from Champion Petfoods Monday. The local manufacturer donated $20,000 to the Morinville Festival Society and $12,000 to the Orijen Sabretooths, a basketball club formerly known as the Morinville Road Runners. The donations are part of Champions’ ongoing commitment to support local initiatives… […]

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Raising funds for local sports proves to be snow much fun

by Stephen Dafoe

Cardiff – Though many slo-pitch players would probably wish the snow would just go away so they can put cleats to grass and shale, it did not stop softball players from hitting the snowy fields at Cardiff Hall recently for the annual Sno-Pitch fundraiser for Youth Basketball. Sixteen teams took to eight makeshift diamonds for the yearly tournament, an afternoon of sports followed by an evening of food and music. Parents of local youth basketball players volunteer to make the event a success…. […]

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Community Basketball program success extends to high school

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After seeing his basketball players win 65 straight games, three city and three provincial championships, basketball coach Serge Froment is seeing many of the players he has watched grow up in the game taking to the court at Morinville Community High School. Froment, who is involved with the Morinville Orijen Sabretooths, formerly the Road Runners, is now also coach of the MCHS Senior Girls basketball team, a team who will be hosting a tournament Jan. 30 – Feb. 2…. […]

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Champion champions local champions

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Road Runners program has gone from strength to strength in recent years, growing from a handful of basketball players to more than 100 players this past season. Along the road, the Road Runners’ Midget Girls have accumulated three consecutive City and Provincial Championships and won more than 60 consecutive games… […]