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RDC Soccer players snap up athlete of the week honours


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Red Deer native Kayla Nesseth enjoyed commanding performances in 2 victories

From RDC Athletics

Red Deer College Athletics is proud to announce the Bedford Food Company Athletes of the Week:

1. Kayla Nesseth – Queens Soccer Hometown – Red Deer, AB Social Work (2nd year)

Over the weekend, Kayla Nesseth’s impact for the Red Deer College Queens Soccer team went beyond goals and assists. The second-year defender played an integral role in two important victories, helping the Queens limit their two opponents to a total of one goal. On Saturday, the RDC Queens shutout the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings 3-0 in Camrose and Nesseth was a force on defence. The Social Work student broke up several of Augustana’s potential offensive opportunities and was a factor limiting the Vikings offence to only five shots on goal. In Sunday’s 2-1 home victory over the Ambrose University Lions, the student-athlete from Red Deer had another outstanding game. Nesseth played all 90 minutes and was once again strong in her own zone, while effectively distributing the ball up field. She displayed a tremendous work ethic and was a supportive teammate. Nesseth’s superb performance helped the Queens (4-4-0) move into a three-way tie for third in the south.

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Lacombe native Nathan Swartz scored in both victories

2. Nathan Swartz– Kings Soccer Hometown – Lacombe, AB Bachelor of Science (1st year)

Nathan Swartz was a key contributor in the RDC Kings Soccer team’s two wins this past weekend. On Saturday in Camrose, the first-year midfielder scored a goal, helping his group take a 6-1 road decision over the U of A Augustana Vikings. The Bachelor of Science student contributed the game-winning- goal on Sunday, leading the Red Deer College Kings to a 3-0 shutout victory over the visiting Ambrose University Lions. He added an assist on the Kings’ second marker. The talented student-athlete from Lacombe made several positive things happen on the pitch offensively and defensively, and many plays ran through him. Swartz played with enthusiasm and determination, and was a leader over the two contests. In only his first Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season, Swartz is an important member of the Kings and one of the reasons his team (6-1-1) sits in a tie for top spot in the south with the Lethbridge College Kodiaks (6-1-1).

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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End of an era for Red Deer Minor baseball Braves

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From Red Deer Minor Baseball Board of Directors

Following many discussions within the Red Deer community, the baseball community, our association members, as well as our board of directors we have made the decision to move forward with rebranding our teams, currently known as the Braves. For our association the Braves name symbolized warrior strength, bravery and resilience, all qualities we were proud to align with; and although the initial moniker of our teams was never intended to carry a derogatory or disrespectful connotation, for some, it has. The topic of our rebrand has been polarizing and arguments both for and against have been passionately presented. We have made the decision to move forward in the direction we feel is best for our association.

In alignment with the membership majority vote, the Red Deer Minor Baseball Board of Directors is excited to announce that we will now be known as the Red Deer Rangers.

The Red Deer Rangers will retain our current navy and crimson colors and will not adopt the colors or logo of the MLB, NHL, or any other Rangers franchise. We are looking forward to forging our own identity and embracing our own look.

As you can appreciate this is a complex initiative that will take time. We will remain the Braves for the 2024 season and aim to have our rebrand complete for the 2025 season.

All participants that submitted the Rangers name during our rebranding poll, will be entered into a draw to receive the first Red Deer Rangers jersey.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this positive endeavor as we create a new inclusive legacy for our association that all can be proud of.

RDMBA Board of Directors

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Red Deer Minor Hockey is proud to announce our new General Manager Lane Moore

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From Red Deer Minor Hockey 

The Red Deer Minor Hockey Board of Directors is pleased & honored to announce, after an extensive search, that Lane Moore has accepted the position of General Manager of Red Deer Minor Hockey.  Lane will start his new role early in the new year & is very excited about leading our organization into the future as we aim to provide a positive learning and maturing experience for all of our young athletes & coaches in a minor hockey setting.

Lane comes into the role of General Manager with an extensive resume, in both hockey and administration.  Lane has led the Bentley school as principal for the last 17 years & was an educator prior to that.  On the hockey side, Lane’s passion for coaching & engaging with young athletes, dates back to 2002.  His most recent involvement as a coach with Red Deer Minor Hockey saw Lane lead the U17AAA North Star Chiefs for 2 seasons (21-22, 22-23).  Prior to his work with Red Deer Minor Hockey Lane served as President of Rimbey Minor Hockey for several seasons.

One of Lane’s biggest strengths is his ability to create highly effective teams by building a common mission & vision & then executing on those through visionary leadership.  These attributes shone through during this General Manager search and we are thrilled for Lane to lead this organization now & into the future as we aim to be one of the premier Minor Hockey Associations in the province.

Lane, his wife Kathleen & their three children Easton, Cooper & Lexi call Red Deer home.  His son Cooper is the captain of Red Deer U18AAA Optimist Chiefs & his older son Easton is pursuing his hockey career and post-secondary studies in Massachusetts.  Please join us in congratulating Lane Moore as the new General Manager of the Red Deer Minor Hockey Commission, welcome Lane!

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