Athlete of the Week Bio's

Lloydminster Vandals – AFL Football

The Vandals became the 2010 Alberta Football League Champions and competed for the National title in Ontario.

Brett Morrow – LCHS Barons Football

Defensive captain for the team in his final year.

Kory Chisholm – Lloydminster Bobcats

AJHL player of the week, scored a Hat trick in a Bobcats win.

Drew Bexson – Holy Rosary Raiders Football

4 rushing touchdowns in one game

Kristin Bakewell – Drag Racing

Competed in a provincial drag racing meet

Peggy Sommerfeld - Lakeland College Rustlers – Volleyball

Well rounded in school and volleyball while balancing an active social life

Team Leckie – Curling

Competed at Nationals in Prince Edward Island

Lakeland College Rustlers Men’s Basketball Team

The Rustlers Men’s Basketball team is currently ranked #1 in all of Canada!!! They recently travelled to Vancouver for the Kwantlen Polytechnic University tournament where they had a 3-0 record and won the tournament title!!!

Jade Langenfurth, Emma Dodyk, Haley Leasak, Jenna Merth, Sarah St.Marie, Ryan Dodyk, Donovan Sullivan, Adam St.Marie – Lloydminster Border Blade Speed Skaters

All 8 of these young skaters competed in Calgary on January 15th and 16th and qualified to represent Team Alberta at the National Long Track Championships in Winnipeg on February 5 and 6!!!

Aaron Curwin – Paintball

Aaron spends his free time teaching younger kids leadership and getting them active by playing Paintball at Gopher Hill. He introduces the sport of Paintball to youth and gives them someone to look up to.

Clayton Schlosser – High Performance Air Rifle

Clayton is a member of the Saskatchewan High Performance Air Rifle Team and recently attended the Canadian Air Gun Grand Prix, receiving first in his class!! He has also qualified for the Canada Winter Games in Halifax!!!

Ian McAllister - Lloydminster Jr. B Bandits Captain

Ian became the 1st player in the NEABJHL to reach 50 goals this season. He is also captain of the team, a hard worker and great leader. This is his final year with the Bandits and the team is proud of his accomplishments!!

Yenell Graham – Sno-Cross Snowmobile racing

Yenell captured two 1st place medals and a 2nd place medal at an Ultimate Canadian Motorsports Association event in Weyburn. He defeated competitors from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario!

Nolan and Aidan Merriweather – Freestyle Skiing

16 year old Nolan and his 14 year old brother Aidan of Paynton recently earned the oppurtuinity to represent Saskatchewan at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax in freestyle skiing!!

The Lloyd Comp Boys Curling Team – Curling

Won provincials against a boys team from Red Deer

Lloydminster Bobcats – Junior A Hockey

Coach Brian Curran and the Bobcats had a great 2010-11 season and playoff run!! After upsetting the Grand Prairie Storm in the 1st round, the Cats put up a strong fight against Spruce Grove and proudly represented the Border City!!!

Shaelyn Brown – Explosion Gymnastics

Shaelyn competed in the National Pre-Novice Elite category at the Can-Am Competeion in Saskatoon earlier this month. She placed second on bars, first on vault, first on beam and third on floor and  was first in the all-around!! 

The Staff and Volunteers at Mount Joy 

Mount Joy had its best year ever and it was all due to the staff at the ski hill and all the volunteers who helped with the grooming and maintenance of the hill throughout the winter.  If it wasn’t for those people who donated their time and efforts, the Midwest wouldn’t have Mount Joy. 

The Kitscoty Canucks – Hockey/Fundraising

 Through the recent tournament and fundraising auctions that were held, The Canucks efforts lead to over 23,000 dollars raised for Norman Sewchuk’s wheelchair accessible van!!!  A big thank you goes out to the team for their hard work in raising the money!!! 

Kings Husky’s Red Dogs – CDMFA Football

 The defending Tier 3 Champions opened their 2011 Capital District Minor Football Association season on April 8th with a big 26-24 win over the Mill Woods Grizzlies. 

Donivan Grannum – Team Alberta North Football

 After a tryout in Edmonton, Donivan was selected to represent Team Alberta North.  The running back was one of 160 athletes battling for only 40 spots and he’ll be on the field representing Northern Alberta in the Bantam Bowl in Edmonton during May long weekend!! 

Jordan Sperounes – Team Alberta North Football

Jordan will be joining fellow Red Dog Donivan Grannum on Team Alberta North.  The defensive end tackle was one of 160 athletes battling for only 40 spots and he’ll be on the field representing Northern Alberta in the Bantam Bowl in Edmonton during May long weekend!! 

Tyler Busch – Lloydminster Heat - Hockey

Tylerhas been drafted by the Prince George Cougars in the 2011 W-H-L Bantam Draft. Busch was picked up in Round 8. He led the Lloydminster Heat in scoring during the 2010-11 Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League season with 15 goals and 35 assists for 50 points in 32 games. 

Jake Hotchkiss – Mounties Football

The Lloydminster native was named Offense MVP of the Mount Allison University’s Football Mounties, leading his team to a home playoff game for the first time since 1998.  Jake is also an Atlantic University Sport all-star and a nominee for the CIS All-Canadian award. 

Jerrica Waltz - Vermilion Bantam Tigers

 Jerrica was selected to take part in the Team Alberta training camp for the 2011 National Women’s Under 18 Championship in Quebec this November.  She’s the goaltender for the Vermilion Bantam Tigers and is one of 46 girls trying out for the Team Alberta roster!! 

Kevin Deagle– Lloydminster Bobcats

The 6’3, 190 pound forward has committed to the University of Toronto for the 2011-12 hockey season.  Kevin had 9 goals and 11 assists last season with the Bobcats and will bring strong leadership and physicality to the U of T. 

Chris King – PWM Steel Dodgers

Starting shortstop and infield captain of the Lloydminster PWM Steel Dodgers, batted .400 with 6 RBI’s this weekend in Melfort to help lead the Dodgers to the Ducks Unlimited shootout championship. 

Michael Heffner – Lloydminster Bobcats

The 4 year veteran of the Bobcats in off to the Wentworth Institute of Technology of the NCAA.  Heffner was the leading scorer for the team in last years playoffs and served as Assistant Captain of the Bobcats. 

Brant McAllister – Kitscoty Chaos Drillers

Brant finished 4th in league scoring this year with 35 goals and 27 assists in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League.  The Drillers are part of the Tier II North Division with team from Edmonton and all over the Midwest.  

Jaimee Springer - Javelin

Jaimee is a Lloydminster native and former Lloyd Comp student who will be participating in the Javelin event at the Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops.  She recently was in her first international competition at the Junior Pan Am Games in Florida where she threw for 43.51 meters. 

Russ Nielsen - Wilkie Brewers

Congratulations to Russ for being named the NSRBL’s 2011 MVP.  Russ had a great season in the batter’s box and from the mound.  The league also wants to congratulate the runners up Jason Fetcher and Colby Field.  Both players well deserving with the excellent season they had. 

John “Shamwow” Klassen – Local Boxing

John Klassen had a big night at Lloydminster Proving Grounds on August 20th winning his qualifying bout to move on to beat Matt Willis for the Northern Factory Workwear Middleweight Championship Belt. 

The Jungle Kats - Co-ed Soccer

Congratulations to The Jungle Kats who defeated Finger Lick ‘n Good who finished in 1st at the Lloydminster and District Soccer Association’s adult co-ed year end tournament last month!! 

Travis Wellman – Lloydminster Bobcats

The 17 year old rookie notched his first ever AJHL goal to help the Bobcats get past the Calgary Mustangs 4-3 last weekend.  The Calgary native is new to Lloydminster, having played last season with the Calgary Buffaloes of the Midget Triple A league, having 19 points in 24 games.