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Obrey Motowylo, of Hoadley, is the World Professional Chuckwagon Association Champion for the 2021 season. (Photo by Shellie Scott)

Central Alberta man is chuckwagon world champion

After 16 years as a professional chuckwagon racer, central Alberta’s Obrey Motowylo…

Heritage Junior B Hockey League logo. (Photo courtesy of twitter)

Stettler, Ponoka forgo Junior B season, league adopts vaccine program

The Stettler Lightning and Ponoka Stampeders will not play in the Heritage…

  • Sep 23, 2021
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Samson Cree Nation rodeo coming to Ponoka

By Kevin J. Sabo For Ponoka News Ponoka’s Calnash Ag Event Centre…

Ponoka’s senior Broncs celebrate a win in this file photo. (Photo by Deanna French)

Ponoka football teams win season openers in shutouts

Both the Ponoka bantam and senior broncs football teams won their season…

Ponoka’s senior Broncs celebrate a win in this file photo. (Photo by Deanna French)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka hosts Battle River High School Rodeo

Photos and results

  • Sep 17, 2021
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PHOTOS: Black Elk Cutting Classic

The Black Elk Cutting Classic was held at the Calnash Ag Event…

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Ponoka cowgirl Janae McDougall in the short go at nationals in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo AcentricRodeo)

Ponoka teen has successful barrel racing summer

Local cowgirl does well at provincials, nationals

  • Sep 16, 2021
Ponoka cowgirl Janae McDougall in the short go at nationals in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo AcentricRodeo)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Wild West Chuckwagon Championship returns chuckwagon action to Ponoka

By Kevin J. Sabo For Ponoka News After falling silent for over…

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Heat Four on Thursday, Aug. 2. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Night 1 Wild West Chuckwagon Championship

The 2021 Wild West Chuckwagon Championship at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds are…

Heat Four on Thursday, Aug. 2. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Ice to be ready at Ponoka arena this weekend

After about a month’s delay, the Ponoka Arena Complex’ ice surfaces will…

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Ponoka cowgirl and ABRA Finals 1D winner Aimee Cripps, left. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka cowgirl has clean sweep of ABRA Finals

1D winner Aimee Cripps took home around $7,500 in cash, plus $6,000 worth of prizes

Ponoka cowgirl and ABRA Finals 1D winner Aimee Cripps, left. (Photo submitted)
Ponoka's Zane Lambert puts up one of the first qualified rides Friday in bull riding at CFR 46. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Ponoka’s Zane Lambert wins season-launch cup series event

Ponoka bull rider Zane Lambert’s 90-point ride propelled him to a win…

Ponoka's Zane Lambert puts up one of the first qualified rides Friday in bull riding at CFR 46. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Christina Wiancko (left) and Tara Smith (right) took the gold medal in the 2021 Canadian Pickleball National Finals, which ran from Aug. 10 to 15 in Red Deer. Wiancko and Smith are both members of the Ponoka Picklers pickleball club. (Contributed photo)

Ponoka pickleball duo bring the gold back to Ponoka

By Kevin J. Sabo For the Ponoka News One part tennis, another…

  • Aug 27, 2021
Christina Wiancko (left) and Tara Smith (right) took the gold medal in the 2021 Canadian Pickleball National Finals, which ran from Aug. 10 to 15 in Red Deer. Wiancko and Smith are both members of the Ponoka Picklers pickleball club. (Contributed photo)
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Big Strides ahead for Ermineskin hockey player Kian Littlechild

Kian Littlechild is now playing for the Eagles and attending the Indigenous Sports Academy (ISA)

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An impromptu fall registration night will be held during the Ponoka Community Market on Monday, Aug. 30 instead of at the arena. (File photo)

Fall registration to be held during Ponoka Community Market

Several local groups will be participating on Monday, Aug. 30

An impromptu fall registration night will be held during the Ponoka Community Market on Monday, Aug. 30 instead of at the arena. (File photo)
Chase Staldeker got a hole-in-one on hole No. 15, at 155 yards. He won $25,000 towards the purchase of a vehicle at Ponoka Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. L-R: Tournament director Greg Rowland, club golf pro Ryan Moore, Staldeker, and Jae Stiles, Ponoka Chrysler general sales manager. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Golf Club hosts successful Par 3 Extravaganza

By Kevin J. Sabo For Ponoka News A pair of local charities…

Chase Staldeker got a hole-in-one on hole No. 15, at 155 yards. He won $25,000 towards the purchase of a vehicle at Ponoka Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. L-R: Tournament director Greg Rowland, club golf pro Ryan Moore, Staldeker, and Jae Stiles, Ponoka Chrysler general sales manager. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Dylan Webster, Amanda Sluchinski, Aaron Sluchinski, and Shelby Sluchinski. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka golf team heading to Canadian National Championship

The Ponoka team finished ahead of 22 teams

  • Aug 26, 2021
L-R: Dylan Webster, Amanda Sluchinski, Aaron Sluchinski, and Shelby Sluchinski. (Photo submitted)
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Fall practice starting for Ponoka senior and bantam football teams

Teams welcoming all players who want to try out the sport

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The 1D buckle one lucky winner will go home with at this year’s 2021 ABRA Finals. (Photo submitted)

ABRA Finals barrel racing action returns to Ponoka

Event takes place Aug. 23 to 29

  • Aug 18, 2021
The 1D buckle one lucky winner will go home with at this year’s 2021 ABRA Finals. (Photo submitted)
The Ponoka Broncs sent two players to the recent U16 Selects game. (Photo submitted)

Two Ponoka Broncs selected for U16 Selects exhibition team

By Kevin J. Sabo For the Ponoka News Two Ponoka Broncs football…

  • Aug 13, 2021
The Ponoka Broncs sent two players to the recent U16 Selects game. (Photo submitted)