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Horseshoe tournament hits target in HP

Richard Froese South Peace News Horseshoes was a big hit at the High Prairie Open singles tournament Sept. 2-3. “We had 64 competitors, including 35 from the local area,” says Ray Prevost, president of the new High Prairie Horseshoe Club,…
Reeling in the top prize of $39,000

Mac Olsen Spotlight   Lloyd Stevens and Ken Porisky were the top prize winners at the 29th annual Golden Walleye Classic. They split the prize of $39,000 after reeling in a combined two-day weight of 27.60 pounds for the tournament,…
Donahue brothers medal in motocross

Richard Froese South Peace News Three young High Prairie men are reaching high in the sport of motocross and collecting trophies along the way. Jacob Donahue finished third in the Vet junior class in the seventh round of the Canadian…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Outlaws kicked off their second bantam football season on a losing note, but recorded a respectable score. The Outlaws fell 36-24 to the Grande Prairie Raiders on Aug. 26 at home in the…
3-Ball Cash Scramble came down to playoff

Tom Henihan Spotlight A good turnout added to level of competition at the Smoky River 3-Ball Cash Scramble Tournament, on August 26. Eleven teams, consisting of thirty-three players took part in the demanding 27-hole event with the winning teams returning…
Renegades show promise in opener

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie Renegades fell 36-8 to the Grande Prairie Mavericks at home to open the high school football season Aug. 31. Jacob Laderoute ran for a 45-yard touchdown on a pass from quarterback Logan…
Big Lakes County Charity golf tournament on par!

Richard Froese South Peace News Health services were supported and local government and business partners connected during the fourth annual Big Lakes Invitational Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 17 at High Prairie and District Golf Course. “We had a great…
Cunningham and Hamelin top senior golfers

Richard Froese South Peace News Vince Cunningham won the men’s championship at the Sir George Bennett Seniors’ Golf Championship at High Prairie and District Golf Course on Aug. 18. Judy Hamelin won the ladies’ championship. “We had 38 golfers and…
Turcotte siblings win High Prairie Open

Richard Froese South Peace News Two siblings were the top winners at the 48th High Prairie Open golf tournament at High Prairie and District Golf Course on Aug. 19-20. Konrad Turcotte of Falher won the men’s championship with a score…

Richard Froese South Peace News Local horseshoe pitchers will welcome competitors from all over the province for the High Prairie Open set for Sept. 2-3. Participants will play in the singles event at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre hosted by…
Renegades set to open new football season

High school football returns as the High Prairie Renegades host the Grande Prairie Mavericks on Sept. 1 at 4:30 p.m. Starting their third season in the Mighty Peace Football, the Renegades are eager to improve on their winless record from…
Outlaws prepare for new season

High Prairie Outlaws kick off their second season in the Peace Country Bantam Football League at home Aug. 26 against the Grande Prairie Raiders at 2 p.m. Winless in six games in 2016, the Outlaws are eager to build their…
Dolphins qualify 26 swimmers for provincials

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Dolphins sent 26 members to the Alberta Summer Swimming Championships last weekend in Edmonton. Swimmers qualified for the provincial finals after the Dolphins finished as the top team at the Peace regional finals…
Horseshoe club pitches new sport in town

Richard Froese South Peace News The new High Prairie Horseshoe Club has pitched itself as a new sport in town with a major tournament set for Sept. 2-3. “It’s an inexpensive recreational sport for all ages to get into,” says…
Young riders compete in High Prairie gymkhana

Richard Froese South Peace News Several local riders competed in the annual High Prairie Gymkhana on Aug. 12-13 hosted by the Thundering Hooves Gymkhana Club at the Elks Pro Rodeo Grounds. About 40 competitors from throughout the province participated in…
Grouard set to get long awaited outdoor skating rink

Richard Froese South Peace News A new outdoor ice rink will soon be going in the ground in Grouard for the coming winter on land leased by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting Aug. 9, county council approved a…

Richard Froese South Peace News Several rodeo champions and winners from the High Prairie area were specially recognized at the 57th Annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo. Town of High Prairie Mayor Linda Cox mentioned many champions and top riders…
Town and county pitch in funds for horseshoe club

Richard Froese South Peace News Town and county councils have pitched in a small amount of funding to the new High Prairie Horseshoe Club to host a tournament in early September. Funding of $200 was approved upon administration recommendation by…
Ride ‘em, cowboy!

Action in the ring thrilled the crowds at the 57th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo on Aug. 1-2. Over the two days, riders competed in various events such as bareback riding, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, bull riding, tie-down roping,…

Following are the results of High Prairie Dolphins’ swimmers at the Peace River Porpoises Swim Meet July 29: Swimmer           Event                            Time  …