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    Rugby, tough opponents but valuable experience

    Best of luck to the 14 strong track team that will participate in the Rocky View Track Championships on Tuesday, May 15 at Foothills Park. Top finishers will qualify for next week’s South Central Zone Championship.

    The boys hosted George McDougall last Tuesday in a league game. The Lakers went down 1-0 on a long, curved shot from the opposition.  Kris Reimer scored our only goal from a penalty shot, due to a hand ball in the box.  Alex Krusina and Brad Avery stood out on defense as they made some excellent defensive clears and carries to keep us in the match.  We had good pressure but couldn’t manage to put a second one in.  Some excellent stops by goalie Johnny Nguyen helped keep the Lakers in the game. This week the Lakers have two league games with playoffs starting next week.

    The boys were up against the Knights of HTA, Okotoks, always one of the top squads in Alberta. Again, our team had to play short but played a strong game. Although they lost the game it was a good learning experience for the boys. Jesse Seddon scored two tries and Gavin Hamilton one. This week the team hosts STS in their final league game of the year. Game time is at 6:30. Come out and support the boys.

    The girls were also up against the tough HTA Knights. Despite losing the game the coaches and players though this was their best game of the year especially considering the opponent. The girls also gained valuable experience by playing a tough opponent. The girls host STS this week, on Thursday at 5:00.

    Congratulations to Theresa Ward who has been selected to play for the U16 Alberta Provincial Rugby Team. Theresa is a grade ten student who has a huge love and passion for the game of rugby. She will be involved in numerous practices, games and events leading to the national championships. Congratulation Theresa.

    The Chestermere School Parents’ Athletic Association is hosting a fund raising golf tournament June 9 at Boulder Creek in Langdon. The registration deadline is May 18. To register go to chestermerehigh.interneteventregistration.com or contact Jerome Poot at HYPERLINK “mailto:ljpoot@telus.net” ljpoot@telus.net

    The parents’ Athletic Association is holding a “Cow Patty Bingo” prior to the Athletic Awards Banquet on Wednesday June 13. This involves setting up a grid on the football field and setting a cow loose. The winner is determined by the square closest to where the cow “poops.” Squares are $20 each and the grand prize is $1000. The cqw will be set loose on the field from 5-6:30. You can purchase a ticket from Lori Zaremba in the business office. All proceeds help support the athletic program at the school.


    Please note that our annual Athletic Awards Night will take place on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30. Food will be supplied and we will be entertained by Chestermere’s own Keister Family Fiddlers. Mark it on your calendar and plan on attending this event.

    [box]BOYS’ ATHLETE OF THE WEEK-Taylor McTaggart
    This week’s Athlete of the Week is Taylor Mc Taggart from the boys’ rugby team. Taylor had a very strong game last week against HTA. He played a strong, physical game. Coach Paxton indicated that Taylor, “did the dirty work needed to win the ball. This led to the backs being able to advance the ball resulting in three tries.” Congratulations Taylor.[/box] [box]GIRLS’ ATHLETE OF THE WEEK-Kyla Cochlan
    Kyla was nominated for the Athlete of the Week by some of her teammates. Kyla helped lead her team this past week with her physical play and overall strength. Her positive attitude and “lead by example” style are inspirational to her teammates. Great work, Kyla.[/box]