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Red Wings prepare for ‘stronger’ season

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings are gearing up for their second season in the West Division of the Greater Metro Junior Hockey League. Training camps for the teams are set to start in September, says Derek…
Willier a Warrior on pitcher’s mound

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Sarah Willier has pitched her way to an athletic scholarship in women’s fastball at a university in the United States. The woman from Sucker Creek Cree Nation east of High Prairie received a scholarship from Westcliff…
Laderoute’s efforts recognized

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Alberta Amateur Baseball Council has recognized a local volunteer for his “significant contributions” in coaching and promoting the sport at the grassroots level. Each week, AABC nominates a deserving individual for it Passion for Baseball…
Willier a Roadrunner that’s hard to catch

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Camryn Willier is following in her older sister’s footsteps on the university women’s fastball diamond. The young bat catcher from the High Prairie area received an athletic scholarship from Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. “I chose…

Following are the results of the 2020 Larry Dahlgren Memorial Walleye Tournament held on the June 20 weekend. Mark Holzworth and Robert Cruel won the tournament with a catch of 31.25 pounds, which was about half a pound better than…
Plenty at ‘steak’ during gun shoot

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The “steaks” were high at the annual Father’s Day Steak Shoot, hosted by the High Prairie Game and Fish Association on June 21. “We had about 40 people participate,” organizer Darrell Basarab says. “Usually we get…

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News The team of Mark Holzworth and Robert Cruel from Lethbridge won the 2020 Larry Dahlgren Memorial Walleye Tournament on the June 20 weekend. Their two-day, total weight [eight walleye] was 31.25 pounds, which was about…
Renegades, Outlaws still playing waiting game

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High school and minor football 2020 seasons remain on hold for the next six weeks as restrictions continue in the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the latest message from High Prairie Renegades’ high school and High Prairie Outlaws’…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Junior hockey teams in High Prairie and Slave Lake could get some more competition after a rival league apparently folded. The High Prairie Red Wings and the Slave Lake Icedogs could add players from four Alberta…
Red Wings draft local stars in GMHL draft

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie Red Wings added more local flavour as the team prepares for the 2020-21 Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League season. Dayton Shantz, of High Prairie, was selected by his hometown team No. 10…
Outlaws, Renegades play waiting game

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie high school and minor football teams are in a holding pattern as they wait to find out if the fall seasons will start as restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic continue. The Renegades high school…
Peavine woman ‘apprentice pro’ at Gilwood

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News Meet Ally Gauchier. She’s young, she’s enthusiastic and she loves golf. She’s the new ‘apprentice pro’ at Gilwood Golf Club near Slave Lake. “I’ve always wanted to do anything that revolves around golf,” says Gauchier,…
Cougars select Shantz in WHL Bantam Draft

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It is the dream of most Canadian born boys to play in the NHL. High Prairie’s Zack Shantz, 15, has taken that first step. Shantz was drafted in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft on April…
Golden slashes entry fee 50%

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Plans are still underway for the 32nd annual Golden Walleye Classic fishing derby near High Prairie on the Labour Day weekend, Sept. 5-6. Organizers are still optimistic the popular event on Lesser Slave Lake will go…

Local organizers pleased after 2020 event cancelled Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie will have to wait two years to host the Canadian Horseshoe Pitching Championships. Scheduled for Aug. 19-22 in High Prairie, the 2020 championships were cancelled by Horseshoe…