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New Oiler looks forward to playoff run

New Oiler looks forward to playoff run

For a new Okotoks Junior A Oiler, the stakes have been raised significantly. Moving from the lowly Calgary Mustangs to the first-place team will do that as Okotoks acquired 19-year-old forward Alex Kromm on Dec.
Knights feast on Drillers' egg

Knights feast on Drillers' egg

The Holy Trinity Academy Knights weren’t about to take the Oilfields Drillers lightly in a Foothills Athletic Council Senior boys’ basketball game last week.
Okotoks skater preparing for spin at nationals

Okotoks skater preparing for spin at nationals

An Okotoks-area figure skater had just enough time to give his mom and dad a hug over the Christmas holidays before heading back west to prepare for the national championships.

Okotoks Minor Hockey alums power Team Pacific

For some local hockey players it was a roller-coaster tournament at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Winnipeg.
Improved Falcons win silver in home tourney

Improved Falcons win silver in home tourney

It was a marked improvement but turnovers continued to dog the Foothills Falcons and it proved costly in the final of their home tournament on Saturday.

Bisons start off new year on right foot

After closing out 2010 on a high note, the Okotoks Bisons continued their winning ways in the first game of 2011.
Knights buffaloed out of bronze

Knights buffaloed out of bronze

The Holy Trinity Academy Knights got off to a slow start in the bronze medal game at a girls’ basketball tournament and were buffaloed off the podium.
Okotokian is Canada's King of the Mat

Okotokian is Canada's King of the Mat

An Okotoks wrestler is the King of the Mat. Reid Watkins had a perfect 6-0 record at 74kg for Team Alberta en route to winning the Stu Hart King of the Mat tournament in Milton, ON, on Jan. 8.
Hard-luck running back to speak at Dawgs banquet

Hard-luck running back to speak at Dawgs banquet

The guest speaker at the fourth annual Okotoks Dawgs Awards Banquet has words of inspiration by a Nobel Peace prize winner posted on his website, but they are from an unexpected source.
Roughnecks owner announces plan to sell team

Roughnecks owner announces plan to sell team

For Brad Banister, the Calgary Roughnecks have been a labour of love, but all good things must come to an end. Banister, a resident of Okotoks, announced his plans to sell the National Lacrosse League (NLL) franchise on Jan. 5.