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Drumheller Midget Raptors bottle drive March 15

Drumheller Midget Raptors bottle drive March 15


  The Drumheller Midget Raptors will be heading to Le Crete on Wednesday, March 19 to represent Zone 6 for Provincial Playoffs.  In an effort to offset some of the costs, the Midget Raptors will be holding a bottle drive on March 15, 2014.

  Drop offs can be made at the Drumheller Co-op parking lot from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday March 15, 2014.    Look for the stock trailer and hockey jerseys!  Alternatively, please contact any one of the players or their families or call the Lawrence Residence at 403-823-7781 and leave a message with your address and/or phone number.  
  Pick up will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
  We have players from Drumheller, Munson, Morrin, Verdant Valley, Rumsey, and the Dorothy areas so we can make arrangements to do pick-ups in those areas as well.  Just get in touch with any of the team members or the number above. 
  Please leave your bottles on your front step in a garbage bag if you won’t be home and the boys will be happy to take them off your hands. 
  Any businesses that would like to make a one- time bottle donation to our cause will not be turned away!
  Members of the Midget Raptors Provincial Team are:
Denver Hodge
Derrick Cullum
Joseph Faubion
Justin Schinnour
Justin Wright
Karson Hodge
Landon Brown
Logan Kuefler
Matthew McDougald
Michael Rowbottom
Mitchell Hodge
Reagan Burrows
Ricky Morse
Ryan Cardamone
Ryan Lawrence
Ryan Skytt
Tanner Hedstrom
Thomas Ahner
Tyler Hayes
Zach Weiss
  The Drumheller Midget Raptors truly appreciate all of your support.  The team is looking forward to representing Drumheller and Zone 6 at the Midget C Provincial Tournament.

Practice makes perfect for local skater


Practice makes perfect for local skater

Local figure skater youth Kassidy Powell, shown here practicing at Drumheller’s Memorial Arena. Powell is working on improvements to her short program and practicing triple jumps over the next few months. She’ll be attending a meet at the Ice Palace Figure Skating Club in Edmonton, home club of Canadian Olympic figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond.

14 year-old Pre-Novice skater Kassidy Powell is spending the next few months practicing earnestly on some changes to her skating programs.
    “Right now we’re going to prepare for a competition that’s in the spring in Edmonton,” said Powell’s coach Rhett Myers.
    “We’re working on acquiring a couple new jumps - a couple triples - and working her new programs.”
    Myers explains the key is building power in the program and doing what’s in there successfully, and that the triple jumps will help with more points in the future.
    Powell starting skating at three years old and found she had a knack for figure skating.
    “You have to pass the levels in Can-Skate, and I passed them quickly,” she explained.
    “I was always really into competitions, even when I was younger.”
    Powell recently competed at the Alberta Winter Games in Banff-Canmore, where she placed 8th. She had two days practice, then she was off to The Calgary Winter Invitational, where she won a Bronze medal.
    The skater will be attending the 2014 Sunsational Competition in Edmonton this April.
    The competition is hosted by the Ice Palace Figure Skating Club, home of Canadian Olympic figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond.
    Powell says she admires Osmond’s style - “I like her performance, her dedication and how she connects with the audience.”

Dynos win silver at home tourney

Dynos win silver at home tourney

Matt Herman drives to the hoop versus the Mount Baker Wild Last Saturday. The Dynos won silver a their home tourney.

  The DVSS senior boys Basketball team faced the top 1A school at their home tournament, and came home with the silver medal.

  The Dynos hosted eight teams last Friday and Saturday at their second tournament this year. Their run and gun style pushed them all the way into the final.
  The Dynos faced Whitecourt in the opening round on Friday night at home. The Dynos quick style of swarming defense and solid three point shooting had them easily win 92-66. This put them firmly on the championship side of the draw to face Mount Baker School from Cranbrook. The fast paced Dynos were able to outhustle the bigger Wild to win 90-62.
  This set them up to play Senator Gershaw of Bow Valley in the final. All year the Gators have held on to the top spot in the 1A provincial standings, and on Saturday night they proved why.
  The Dynos came our strong, but slowed down before the half was up.
  “We struggled shooting in the second quarter,” said coach Jeff Messom. “We put ourselves in a big hole, and we’re not able to overcome it.”
  The Gators won 96-74.

 This strong showing by the Dynos is indicative of their play all season.  So far they are undefeated in league play and finish off the regular season tonight (Wednesday) versus Three Hills.
  From there they will be heading to zones at St. Joseph’s  Composite in Brooks. Currently they are ranked second in the zone and  have consistently received an honourable mention provincially at the 2A level.
  “I think the key to our success this year has been the willingness of our players, especially our grade twelves to accept and embrace the unique style of basketball that we adopted this year. Our goal this year was to develop as many players as possible, and to be competitive as we have a very young an inexperienced team,” said Messom.