Athletics News

  • SAIT Trojans coach basketball Marty Birky
    December 11, 2017
    The Chinook Sugarbeeters. It wasn’t that long ago that Marty Birky was a Sugarbeeter. Wearing the basketball jersey of Chinook Sugarbeeters, he graduated in 2007 from the Montana high school with an impressive scoring average of 20.7 points-per-game, 2.8 steals-per-game and 2.1 assist-per-games.
  • Kings Eagles badminton player Abigail Ledda
    December 11, 2017
    As a badminton player Valerie Loker represented Canada at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Now as a badminton coach at Edmonton's Royal Glenora, she is passing on her skills to younger students.
  • SAIT Hockey Player Joel Hamilton
    December 11, 2017
    Joel Hamilton has picked up a new hobby...learning how to play a guitar. His goal is to strum Garth Brooks’ 1990 super single “Friends in Low Places.”
  • Former soccer stars trade in cleats for clipboards
    December 11, 2017
    A pair of former Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association soccer stars have kickstarted their coaching careers thanks to the Female Apprentice Coach Program. Kaity Letwiniuk of the Medicine Hat Rattlers and Kelsey Acaster of the Douglas Royals were mentored by their former head coaches this past soccer season.
  • Keyano Huskies Men's Volleyball Blazej Pellowski
    December 04, 2017
    Despite the fact that his hometown of Wroclaw, Poland is roughly 350-kilmoetres from the Baltic Sea, Blazej Pellowski loves beach volleyball. Such is his passion, that the fifth-year Keyano Huskies student/athlete says his “biggest dream” would be “starting a beach volleyball academy here in Fort McMurray.”
  • GPRC Wolve's Women Volleyball Megan Koch
    December 01, 2017
    Her father has nicknamed her Megnado. “It means kind of a tornado,” says Megan Koch of her family moniker.
  • NAIT Ooks hockey player Jake Mykitiuk
    December 01, 2017
    At the age of 16, Jake Mykitiuk packed his suitcase and left home. Home had been St. Albert, Alberta. For the next two years he would call Prince George, British Columbia his “Home Away From Home.”
  • Olds Women's Basketball Brittney Thibeaux
    November 28, 2017
    Fight songs in North American sports, especially those of college and university folk lore, carry a lot of weight. Prior to every Jayhawks men's basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse, 16,000–strong, sing the traditional University of Kansas alma mater "Crimson and the Blue".
  • Concordia Thunder Takeisha and Desmond Wang
    November 23, 2017
    Have badminton racquet will travel. For the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder badminton duo of brother-and-sister Takeisha and Desmond Wang, the sport of their choosing has allowed them to globetrot around the world.
  • Lethbridge Volleyball Player Corissa Mildenberger
    November 23, 2017
    On Wikipedia, its states that Elkford, British Columbia is known for its outdoor recreation with kilometres of hiking trails and cross country ski trails, And if you like indoor facilities, there is the Elkford Aquatic Centre, home of the Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club. All three of these things were and continue to be, an important part of Corissa Mildenberger’s life.
  • Griffins Hockey Player Carley Jewell
    November 23, 2017
    Carley Jewell was an all-around athlete growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. You name the sport? She was on it.
  • Brirecrest Athlete Basketball's Kai Wyatt
    November 21, 2017
    Sneaking out to play Pop Warner Football despite her mother’s wishes, Kai Wyatt soon found her passion for a new sport? Basketball.
  • Augustana Vikings Curler Colton Simard
    November 21, 2017
    ?There's gold in them thar hills?" is a quote sometimes attributed to the California gold rush of 1849. ?There?s gold in them thar rinks?? could be a quote attributed to the Simard family of Chauvin, Alberta. A village in east central Alberta, with a population of 335, it is home of Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) curlers Colton Simard of University of Alberta Augustana Vikings and Ashton Simard of MacEwan University Griffins.
  • Lakeland College Basketball Player Terrell Murdaugh
    November 21, 2017
    As a kid, Terrell Murdaugh would sit on the bench at his dad’s basketball games. To impress his dad’s teammates, he would, in his own words, “Do pushups for money.”
  • CCAA Cross Country Championships
    November 15, 2017
    The SAIT Trojans become only the third Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference s(ACAC) school to claim medals in both men’s and women’s team events at a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Cross-Country Running Nationals.
  • CCAA Men's Soccer Championships Feature
    November 14, 2017
    The 2017 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men's Soccer National Championships had one major difference this year? No Humber Hawks.
  • CCAA Women's Soccer Championships Feature
    November 14, 2017
    For seven years in a row, prior to entering the 2017 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s National Soccer Championship which concluded Saturday in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Elans de Garneau and NAIT Ooks have stood on the podium be it gold, silver or bronze.
  • Augustana Volleyball Player Rae Metrunec
    November 10, 2017
    The Metrunec surname is well-known within the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings athletics community. Jill Metrunec played five years for the women’s volleyball team from 2011-2016. Lee Metrunec had a cup of coffee with the Vikings soccer team in 2014-2015.
  • Portage Voyageurs Gael-Mukeba Lebwele
    November 10, 2017
    Gael-Mukeba Lubwele’s father and mother, Didier and Angel, knew little, if anything, about ice hockey when they moved to Canada from the Congo. “They left the Congo and came to Canada because they wanted a better life and at that time they had a lot of war over there,” said Lubwele, a first-year student/athlete for the Portage College Voyageurs men’s hockey team.
  • ACAC Runners head to CCAA Cross Country Running Nationals
    November 03, 2017
    From playing Chip Potts of Beauty and the Beast in a high school musical, to heading off to a national cross country championship, Rebecca Johnson is proof against the adage that, “ It's Not All It's Cracked Up To Be.”
  • Strom Spikes Sweden
    November 03, 2017
    Keaton Strom admits that he is “a self-proclaimed Nerd…a big video gamer…it distracts my mind from everything.” He is also an aficionado of the silver screen.
  • Wolves and Ooks Head to Soccer Nationals
    November 03, 2017
    For the second year-in-a-row, the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) women’s soccer final featured the same two schools; the host team and three-time defending ACAC champion NAIT Ooks along with the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves.
  • Keyano Huskies Three-peat
    October 30, 2017
    Keyano Huskies become only the third Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) school, since 1983-1984, to win three or more consecutive ACAC Men's Soccer Championships as they defeated the NAIT Ooks 1-0 at Sherwood Park's Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion yesterday.
  • Ooks Blank Trojans 2-0, Face Huskies in Finals
    October 28, 2017
    Sherwood Park, Alta. The #2 NAIT Ooks knocked off the #1 SAIT Trojans 2-0 in the semi-finals of the 2017 ACAC Men's Soccer Championships, at Emerald Hills Sports Pavillion in Sherwood Park.
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