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Local Titans player accepted into Ontario football academy

Local Titans player accepted into Ontario football academy

Tracker Robinson played faithfully on the Drumheller Titans’ Football team for five years, but will now trade his jersey in to play for Canada Prep Academy’s Raiders.

A Drumheller Titan has been recruited into a noteworthy football program.
    Tracker Robinson, 16, will be attending Canada Prep Academy in St. Catharines, Ontario for his last year in high school.
    “I’m expecting this experience to make me a better player, person, and student. I’m nervous since I’m leaving family and friends behind, but it’s what’s best for me. Canada Prep Academy is my best opportunity to go pro,” Robinson explains.
    In order for their students to reach full potential and propel their football careers beyond the high school level, the academy aims for excellence in both athletics and academics.    
    While attending the academy, Robinson will have the convenience to learn both Canadian and American football, giving him the edge he needs to play in either university league.
    The academy’s unique practice aims ultimately for their students to be successful while they pursue a university football career.
    Their mission statement states, “Canada Prep Academy provides a setting that closely resembles that of a university, ensuring that our students are prepared to balance the lifestyle of a student-athlete at the next level, whether that is NCAA or CIS. Furthermore, we strive to prepare our student-athletes to not only get into university, but to have the skills necessary to balance sport and academics.”
    Robinson will be flying to Ontario August 16, in time for the team’s first practice on August 18. 

Dino Half Marathon numbers running strong

Dino Half Marathon numbers running strong

Racers head to the finish line in last year's Community Futures Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon.


In just under two weeks, numbers have climbed another 100 for the fifth annual Community Futures Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon.
    Registrations for the September 14 races are now at 334 people.
    The numbers break down as 18 people in the full 42k marathon, 153 people registered for the 21k half marathon, 78 people for the Encana 10k run, and 85 people registered for the 5k family fun walk.
    Colin Kloot, event organizer, said the 5k family walk and run registration usually increases closer to the event.
    Organizers note there were 507 people that took part in all of the Dino Half Marathons events.
    Over the first four years of the event, it has raised $53,000 for the Badlands Community Facility.
    Interested volunteers can contact Becky Kowalchuk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 403-820-6202.

Storm delay for slo-pitch tournament?

Storm delay for slo-pitch tournament?

Ryan Jarrett receives a high five from a team mate as he rounds third base after hitting a home run in the Jays and Bad News Beers slo-pitch game in Newcastle.

Bad weather could delay the start of this weekend's slo-pitch tournament at the Newcastle Diamonds.

Organizer Meredy Milke said they'll play through the rain, but not thunder and lightening, so Friday's games may have to be pushed to Saturday. Environment Canada reports a risk of severe thunderstorms in Drumheller and area starting Friday afternoon continuing into the evening.

21 teams are entered in this year's tournament, with teams guaranteed four games in the round-robin style tournament. Teams receive a $25 payout per win.

Each team also nominates their Most Valuable Player for the year.

The tournament is scheduled through to Sunday.