Achievements in sport worth recognizing and remembering
September 4 - Team Canada, which includes Kacie Bosch (Lethbridge), Paige Crozon (Lethbridge), Katherine Plouffe (Edmonton), and Michelle Plouffe (Edmonton), won the FIBA Women's 3x3 series in Montreal, defeating France in the final with a score of 19-18. Paige Crozon was awarded the MVP of the tournament. Read more HERE.
August 28 - Lethbridge athletes medaled at the BMX Canadian National Championships held in Calgary. Riley Lavorato won BRONZE in the Men's Elite, Deborah Williams won GOLD in the 40+ Women Cruiser and SILVER in the 25+ Women 20’’, Richard Petrik won SILVER in the 40-44 Men Cruiser, and Darren Williams won BRONZE in the 50+ Men Cruiser. Full results can be found HERE
August 27 - Team Canada competed at the Racquetball World Championships in Winnipeg. Lethbridge's Coby Iwaasa with his partner Sam Murray of St. Hubert won the SILVER medal in the Men's Team Event, and BRONZE in Men's Doubles. See all the results HERE.
August 20 - The Coulee Classic Dragons +55 Women's Masters Dragon boat team win SILVER at Canadian Dragon Boat Championships held in Montreal at Jean Drapeau Park August 18-21, 2022. The 21-person team consisted of paddlers from Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Taber, Coaldale, Airdrie, and Calgary Full Results HERE LNN story HERE
August 18 - The Canada Summer Games in Niagara were held from August 6-21.
- Angelina Ellis-Toddington (wrestling) finished with individual GOLD and team BRONZE,
- Payton Shields (wrestling) wins team BRONZE,
- Caitlyn Bailes (hammer throw) finished 4th,
- Mackenzie Kennedy (triple jump) finished 12th.
- The men's basketball team with David Hansen and Treydon Barton finished 4th,
- The women's basketball team with Delaney Gibb, Grace Hansen, and Abby Graves finished with GOLD.
- Andreas Troschke (hammer throw) won GOLD,
- Naomi Klassen (hammer throw) 6th,
- Lauchlan Irish (triple jump) 4th,
- Xavier Crosby (discus) finished in 7th place.
- Naomi Leam won the SILVER medal in Women’s 50m Freestyle Special Olympics.
- Team Alberta, with Jacob Sargeant (volleyball) won SILVER,
- Rugby 7s team with Heidi Shaw (manager), Graeme Moffat (coach), Kenzie Kutch, and Kenya Richards finished in 5th place.
- Mathias Gelber - (triathlon) finished 21st in the men's supersprint, and Team Alberta finished 6th in the Mixed Team Relay.
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August 14 - The Alberta Summer Swimming - 2022 Provincial Championships were held August 12-14 in Edmonton. The following Lethbridge athletes won GOLD.
Female 100m Freestyle - Elliot Pilsner-Roberts
Female 100m Medley - Casara Holm
Female 100m Breaststroke - Casara Holm
Female 4 × 50m Freestyle - Alexa Weighill, Rylie Craddock, Jaylyn Fogtmann, Elliot Pilsner Roberts
Female 4 × 50m Medley - Alexa Weighill, Rylie Craddock, Jaylyn Fogtmann, Elliot Pilsner Roberts
4 × 50m Medley - Devlan Sheppard, Casara Holm, Joshua Adams, Kira Armstrong
Male 200m Freestyle - Tyson Chomiak
August 8th - Amazing accomplishments from Lethbridge-connected athletes at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Keyara Wardley (Rugby 7's) finished 4th, Sarah Orban (Track Cycling) silver in Women's Team Sprint, Kelly Deguchi (Judo 52kg) silver, Christa Deguchi (Judo 57kg) gold, Jillian Weir (Hammer throw) bronze, Liz Gleadle (Javelin) finished 4th. MORE ABOUT THE ATHLETES HERE.
August 7th - The Canadian Regional Junior Little League Championships were held in Lethbridge, and the host team, the Junior Bulls, won silver with a 6-2 loss to British Columbia in the championship game. FULL RESULTS HERE. Team BC will represent Canada at the 2022 Junior League Baseball World Series in Michigan, August 12-21.
June 4 - The Winston Churchill High School girls and boys rugby teams both earned gold medals at the 2022 Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA) Rugby XVs Tier 2 Provincial Championships held in Edmonton. Read more HERE.
March 29 - 2 teams from the Lethbridge Ringette association earned provincial championship banners in the U14C and U16B categories. LEARN MORE HERE
March 28 - Seven members of the University of Lethbridge Swim Team competed at the USports Championships in Quebec. The team of seven athletes set a Canadian record, two provincial records, nine school records, earned four All-Canadian awards and earned five medals, securing the program's first national medals since 2005. Medal results: 4 x 100 freestyle relay (SILVER) 4 x 100 medley relay (SILVER), Apollo Hess - 100 m breaststroke (SILVER), 200 m breaststroke (GOLD), 50 m breaststroke (GOLD) and a new Canadian Senior record. For his performances over three days, Hess was named the U SPORTS Rookie of the Year and a First-Team All-Canadian. With the silver medals in the relay events, Chris Alexander, Parker Brown and Raine Arden were named Second Team All-Canadians. READ MORE HERE
March 14 - The Lethbridge Sport Council Achievement Award winners for 2021 were announced. Winners and their biographies can be found HERE. Awards will be presented in person in April.
March 7 - 2022 Alberta Schools Athletic Association Provincial Wrestling - Lethbridge Collegiate Institute wrestlers earned gold in the overall team results in both the female and male 3A categories. The female team finished with 17 points, well above the eight points from second-place Wetaskiwin Composite, while the male team’s 26 points outpaced the 20 points from second-place Vimy Ridge Academy. READ MORE HERE
February 23 - Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame class of 2020 was inducted. Congratulations to Jolene Watson, 1983 Schwartz Angels, Eunice David, Mary Dyck, Cliff Nelson, Howard Rasmussen, Evelyn Beaton (sportsperson of the year) and Nico Pasquotti (sportsperson of the year). Learn more on the LSHoF website HERE.
February 7 - Two athletes, five builders, and four award winners who will join the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Gary Bowie will be inducted as one of 4 ACAC Founding Members receiving the Pioneer Award. Induction Ceremony will be on October 21, 2022.
October 30 - Perry Mirovich and Shawna Kolaczek were honored by the University of Lethbridge when their jersey numbers were retired. READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE
January 2 - 1974/75 Lethbridge Native Sons, 1975 Canada Winter Games and Alberta Junior B provincial champions were inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame. The class was originally introduced as the Class of 2020, after a two-year delay in the ceremony, the AHHF Committee made the decision of recognizing the group as the AHHF Inductee Class of 2022. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TEAM HERE.
December 5 - The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards program recognized Knud Petersen. Stars of Alberta is part of the government’s efforts to recognize and encourage Albertans to support community initiatives. READ MORE HERE
Lethbridge's Olympians and Paralympians
Lethbridge has a rich history of involvement in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Qualifiying to compete at the games is a significant achievement. Read about all of our athletes, coaches, managers and other support persons on our pages linked below.
LSCAA and LSHoF
Every year, the Lethbridge Sport Council and the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame recognize greatness in a multitude of categories. Those award recipients can be found on their respective pages, linked below.
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