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Aiden Blocka of the Slave Lake Heat dances out of the way of a low pitch from Trevor Vance of the Dirt Bags in Southshore Men’s League action on June 28. The Bags won the game 5 – 4. Blocka…

Leader staff Twenty-seven members of the Slave Lake Sharks attended the Grande Prairie meet June 23. Of 108 swims, personal best times were set in 70 of them – a rate of 65 per cent. According to head coach Jacquie…

Leader staff Mitch Nardi of the East Coast Hockey League’s Rapid City Rush will be the head instructor at the Peak Performance Hockey School again this year. Nardi, a native of Hamilton Ontario, recently graduated from Brock University and before…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Word from someone involved in the attempt to secure a Junior ‘A’ hockey franchise for Slave Lake is that it can still happen, but not without a local investor (or investors) to take ownership. That’s a…
High level of competition for Sharks

Leader staff Six members of the Slave Lake Sharks swim club competed at a meet in High Level on June 16. They raced 24 times and came up with 14 personal best times. The Sharks were ranked third overall in…
Taking a good crack at it

Luke MacAulay of the Slave Lake Dirt Bags launches one high and deep (but not deep enough) in a Southshore Men’s League baseball game against the Slave Lake Cardinals on Friday night, June 22. The Dirt Bags ended up shutting…

Leader staff Members of two Slave Lake area swim clubs competed at meets in Beaverlodge and Fairview on recent weekends, with a parade of impressive results. On top of that, three members of the Slave Lake Sharks qualified for the…

2016 Anglers Cup champs Kevin Schafer and Chris Kindraka pulled in second-place money in the Anglers Cup, with 27.48 lbs. total weight. Presenting is Richard Kresky (centre) of Canadian Tire. Taking third spot in the Anglers Cup this year were…

Submitted The Slave Lake Mosquito Heat won gold on Saturday at the Pembina League Championship in Boyle. In Game 1 the Heat played Barrhead 2 and came up with a 10-8 victory. Carson Maitland, Jace Broadhead and Nico Diaz shared…
All the marbles

Christopher See (left) and Steven See were the winners of the 2018 Canadian Tire Anglers Cup. The pair from the Edson area weighed in a total of 28.4 lbs of walleye over the two days of competition, June 15 and…

Leader staff As reported earlier, Men’s Night at Gilwood Golf Club this year is trying some new things to make it more competitive and fun and it seems to be working. According to our Men’s Night correspondent Kelly Pearson, 72…
Soaked, but happy

The Blue Crew, a slowpitch team made up of people from “around the lake” won the 59th annual Widewater Sports Days competitive slowpitch tournament, in a steady downpour. The Crew did it in dramatic fashion, scoring four runs in the…
Midgets start second round with two wins, one loss

Heat host games this weekend Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Midget Heat boys’ baseball team of Slave Lake managed to get all three games in at High Prairie on the weekend, going 2 – 1. Wins were over High Prairie…

The champs The team of Josh Courtorielle (left) and Aaron van Hoek (right) won the inaugural Larry Dahlgren Memorial Walleye Tournament at Spruce Point on May 27. Their winning four-fish weight was 28.52 lbs. Presenting the cheque are tournament organizers…