Crushers win silver

One Ponoka fast-pitch softball team made it to provincials and came back with a silver medal.

One Ponoka fast-pitch softball team made it to provincials and came back with a silver medal.

The U10 Ponoka Crushers played in Josephburg July 5 to 7 and coach Orion Donison was proud of their efforts. “(I was) surprised, yes. Definitely, because we’ve never done this before.”

The competition was fierce with four of their six games going into extra innings. They beat Wetaskiwin in the round robin, eventual gold medal winners.

“It was very tense,” says Donison.

He praised the girls and assistant coaches Cheryl Law and Ron Klinger for creating a strong, unified team. There were two girls from Lacombe who joined the team and everyone made them feel welcome, he said.

“Our girls took them in like they’ve known them for years,” he added.

One of Donison’s training tricks was to give the players a chance to try out every position rather than keep them in one spot. He feels this helped bring strengthen their skills for the provincial games.

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Alberta male team takes silver in Winter Games relay speed skating

Alberta was close behind Quebec in the team relay speed skating finals

Alberta was crowned champions in Wheelchair Basketball at Canada Winter Games

Ontario won silver while Quebec took home the bronze medal

Rabbits saved from barn fire in Ponoka County

The Ponoka County East District Fire Department was called to a barn fire

Bashaw peewee club’s season comes to an abrupt end

Players decide not to go into playoffs without one of their teammates

Ponoka man attacked by dogs issues plea to town council

Troubles with bylaw and handling of court case prompts presentation to council

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

WATCH: Pet therapy brings calmness to Winter Games athletes

Canada Winter Games in Red Deer continue on until March 2nd

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

R&B star has been accused of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years

Child advocacy centre raising funds through Dream Home Lottery

The child advocacy centre in Red Deer uses its resources to help kids all over Central Alberta

Trudeau tells Canadians to listen to clerk in SNC-Lavalin matter

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick delivered a blunt assessment at the House of Commons justice

Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

Robert Mueller is required to produce a confidential report to pursue or decline prosecutions

B.C. woman shares story of abuse with church officials ahead of Vatican summit

Leona Huggins was the only Canadian in the gathering ahead of a historic summit at the Vatican

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

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

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Most Read