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St. Francis Open last archery tourney for season

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Smith, Kinuso, and three Slave Lake schools have archery programs. Smith, Kinuso, St. Francis of Assisi, and possibly Roland Michener were set to compete at the March 14 provincial tournament in Edmonton. This was cancelled due…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader On the sports news front….. there isn’t any. But golfing season isn’t far off, and of all the recreational activities available in the area, it might be one of the safest. That’s what the board is…
Icedogs’ season over; they win on points

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader After finishing first in the inaugural season of the West Division of the Greater Metro Hockey League, the Slave Lake Icedogs knew when their playoffs were to start. They just didn’t know who it would be…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The league of the Slave Lake Icedogs announced a fourth franchise last week. It will be in Fox Creek. According to a release from the GMHL, the as-yet-unnamed team will participate in the 2021 season. Its…
Meet your SL Rams wrestlers: rurals gold medalists

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Recently we reported on two new rural provincial wrestling champions, members of the Roland Michener Rams. One of them is Zane Lightening-Fillion. He’s a five-year member of the Rams, in Grade 11. The other is Grade…
Frosthill Rink wins Kinuso men’s bonspiel A event

Leader staff The same weekend as the Oilmen’s in Slave Lake, Kinuso held a men’s bonspiel, March 6 and 7. “The men really enjoyed having the Sunday off,” says organizer Roberta Hunt. Eleven teams competed, which Hunt was pleased with…
EG Wahlstrom wins first ever Eagles’ Open

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader On Thursday, February 27, E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary School, in Slave Lake, held its first archery tournament- the Eagles’ Open. The home team won the elementary team category, Joussard Lakers came in second, and High Prairie Thunderbirds…

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader It gets this good only once in a while in sport. A good team, rocked back on its heels, recovers, rallies and wins, in front of big crowd of enthusiastic supporters. That’s how it’s supposed to…
Basketball wrap: St. Francis hosts 1A zones

Pearl Lorentzen Lakeside Leader Wabasca hosted two basketball tournaments on February 28 to 29. These were the High Prairie School divisional championship and the Smoky River Junior High Basketball League finals. From Slave Lake, St. Francis senior and junior boys…
AB Taekwondo students win medals in Westlock

Leader staff On February 29, 14 students, from Slave Lake’s AB Taekwondo, won medals at the eighth annual Westlock Taekwondo Tournament. They competed in sparring, poomsae (patterns) and an exhibition. “Their performance was stunning!” says Ava Briones, co-owner of AB…
School basketball season winding down

Leader staff On February 19, Kinuso girls and boys junior high basketball Knights were set to host OPK teams, from Bigstone Cree Nation. Instead, the Knight girls played the Mistassiniy Mustang girls, from Wabasca. Kinuso won. The boys played the…
Brooke and Kailyn – your wrestling medalists

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Wrestling is alive and well at Roland Michener School in Slave Lake and both boys and girls are participating. Some are holding their own at regional and even provincial competitions. For example: as reported last week,…