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The 2019 NTT IndyCar season began earlier this month in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Red Deer native Parker Thompson was there to race in the Indy Pro 2000 category. Meanwhile, a full season commitment will require extended sponsorship support.                                photo submitted

Parker Thompson makes a big splash to start the 2019 Road to Indy race season

Double victories in St. Petersburg indicate 2019 could be Thompson’s best season yet

Two Red Deer athletes have secured spots in Taekwondo for the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.

Red Deer athletes qualify for Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru

The official Pan American Games will be held from July 26th to Aug. 11th

Two Red Deer athletes have secured spots in Taekwondo for the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.
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Boston Bruins Alumni team heads to Red Deer soon for good cause

Game will fundraise for The Mustard Seed and Shalom Counselling Centre

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The Lacombe Rams had trouble penetrating in their Game 2 semifinal game against the Lindsay Thurber Raiders. The Raider’s 76-43 punched their ticket to the 4A Provincials in Edmonton. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Ram boys fall in two games to Raiders; Raider Girls overcome Lightning

Lacombe Rams season ended after being down two starters in Game 2

The Lacombe Rams had trouble penetrating in their Game 2 semifinal game against the Lindsay Thurber Raiders. The Raider’s 76-43 punched their ticket to the 4A Provincials in Edmonton. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
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Lacombe Rams drop Game 1 at home to LTCHS 81-71

Lacombe Rams drop Game 1 at home to LTCHS 81-71

Game 3 will be in Red Deer Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Lacombe Rams drop Game 1 at home to LTCHS 81-71
Lubenson Pannebecker and the Lacombe Rams upset the Hunting Hills High School Lighting 61-51 in City Semifinal action on Feb. 28th, 2019. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Lubenson Pannebecker and the Lacombe Rams upset the Hunting Hills High School Lighting 61-51 in City Semifinal action on Feb. 28th, 2019. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
Team Quebec took home gold at the synchro gymnastic finals Thursday night at the Collicutt Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
Team Quebec took home gold at the synchro gymnastic finals Thursday night at the Collicutt Centre. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express
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Team Alberta earns 17 medals in biggest day to date at Games

Alberta now sits in third place of the medal standings with 81 medals

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Members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 hockey team reunited at Red Deer College to play some road hockey. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Members of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 hockey team reunited at Red Deer College to play some road hockey. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
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Team Alberta adds another 13 medals to their count

This was the most medals earned in a single day at the Games in Red Deer

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Seven medals earned for Team Alberta on Monday

Local athlete Kalena Soehn won the Trampoline gold medal

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Savanna Martel and Kobi Chant of Alberta took the gold in the Pre-Novice Mix in the figure skating dance. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
Savanna Martel and Kobi Chant of Alberta took the gold in the Pre-Novice Mix in the figure skating dance. Carlie Connolly/Red Deer Express
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Team Alberta ends Games strongly with 44 medals in week one

Alberta is currently sitting in second place of the medal standings

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Sylvan Lake’s Megan Cressey misses Freestyle Skiing Big Air podium

Alberta’s Jake Sandstrom captured silver in the men Freestyle Skiing Big Air contest

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Newfoundland and Labrador’s Nick Power looks to inbound the ball against some pressure from Manitoba in the first quarter of their consolation round wheelchair basketball game Feb. 20th. Manitoba went on to win 47-22 at the G.W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Alberta to play for gold in wheelchair basketball

Action-packed first week of Canada Winter Games nearly a wrap

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Nick Power looks to inbound the ball against some pressure from Manitoba in the first quarter of their consolation round wheelchair basketball game Feb. 20th. Manitoba went on to win 47-22 at the G.W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Hee-Won Son of Alberta won gold in the 500m Female Short Track Speed Skating. Photo by Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services

Hee-Won Son takes home gold in 500m Female Short Track Speed Skating

Team Alberta sits in second place overall at the Canada Winter Games

Hee-Won Son of Alberta won gold in the 500m Female Short Track Speed Skating. Photo by Jordie Dwyer/Black Press News Services