Under-11 Thunder stage stirring comeback at home game

By Rob VogtIt was do or die time for the Claresholm Under-11 Thunder hockey team.Trailing 5-4 with time ebbing away, and Claresholm beginning to press, Thunder player Kyden Vandervalk grabbed a loose puck and began to pull away from his Cremona checkers.As he looked to turn a partial breakaway into a full-fledged shot on goal, he was hauled down by … Read more

Basketball ‘A’ boys take league, post-season titles

By Rob VogtThe Willow Creek Composite High School junior high “A” boys’ basketball team completed a perfect season in the South West Junior High Athletic Association by winning the post-season tournament this past weekend after finishing unbeaten and first in the regular season.The Cobras hosted the post-season tournament on Feb. 16 and 17 welcoming teams from Nanton, Fort Macleod, two … Read more

Cobra boys defeat Flyers in home tournament

By Rob VogtIt is not always how you start but how you finish, and the Willow Creek Composite High School senior varsity boys’ basketball team finished strong in their final game of a tournament they hosted this past weekend.The Cobras welcomed teams from Fort Macleod, Brooks, High River, Cardston, Coalhurst, and two from Taber for the tournament held Feb. 9 … Read more

Under-18 Thunder win fundraising game

By Rob VogtIt was an emotional night at the Claresholm Arena last Friday, when the Claresholm Under-18 Thunder were playing for more than a two points in the standings.Instead, on this night they were playing for Tristen Mackin who, not too long ago, had also worn the Thunder jersey.Recently, Mackin suffered serious injuries in a truck rollover, and the game … Read more

Local skaters take home medals from Lethbridge Frozen Fest

By Rob VogtSkaters from the Claresholm Skating Club returned from a weekend event in Lethbridge with a number of medals.The skaters participated in the Lethbridge Frozen Fest 2024 on Saturday, Jan. 20, and achieved the following results:• Emma Chatterton, bronze in STAR2 Freeskate.• Armani Scott, bronze in STAR2 Freeskate.• Minnie Toone, silver in STAR2 Freeskate.• Jordi McLean, bronze in STAR1 … Read more

Under-18 Thunder blast Brooks

By Rob VogtThe Claresholm Under-18 Thunder returned from their Christmas break with a vengeance, smothering Brooks in their lone Tier-3 game in weekend Central Alberta Hockey League action.The Thunder hosted Brooks on Sunday, Jan. 7, winning by a score of 7-1, coming within just under two minutes of shutting them out.Claresholm took control early, pouring in three goals in the … Read more