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Local man honored for sport dedication
Years of dedication to the sport of trapshooting has landed Ron McConnell a spot in the Alberta Provincial Trapshooting Hall of Fame.
The long-time Brooks resident was inducted on July 26.
He was nominated by Robert Gruszecki, APTA vice president, who described him as a good mentor and leader.
Gruszecki said McConnell does what he does because it is the way it should be done.
“He is a remarkable guy.”
Gruszecki, in his nomination package, said Ron’s accomplishments are many indeed, both as a builder and contributor to trapshooting and as a very accomplished shooter.  Full Story >
U14 boys connect for bronze medals
This past weekend the Grasslands Football Club U14 boys team competed in tier IV provincials in Edmonton. The team was comprised of nine Medicine Hat players and seven Brooks players.
The Medicine Hat players joined Brooks about the middle of June. The boys have practiced together since the third week of June and have bonded very well and gelled as a team in a short period of time.
Tier IV provincials was one tier lower than the Medicine Hat boys would normally of played in, but they found the caliber was very similar. The biggest difference was really the size of the players at tier IV. Many of the teams were much larger than our team.
Friday evening a bad storm rolled through Edmonton with massive wind and rain and all Friday games were cancelled.  Full Story >
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