Three days into the competition, Alberta's female beach volleyball, male baseball, and male wrestling teams remain at the top of their pools in preliminary play at the Canada Summer Games.
Cochrane High alumnus Avery Kelly and her teammate Alex Sinik remain undefeated in female beach volleyball after beating Nova Scotia yesterday in straight sets, 21-6 and 21-17. They've won all six of their sets and have scored 129 points to their opponents' 92. It's a day of rest before the playoffs get underway on Thursday.
A 6-1 win over Quebec left Alberta's male baseball team with a perfect 4-0 record. Today they face Manitoba in their final game of the preliminary round. Playoffs get underway Friday and wrap up Saturday. Cochrane's Simon Baker is a member of Alberta's team.
The Alberta male wrestling team, which includes Cochrane's Nicholas Hooper, leads their pool after winning their first three head-to-head matches against Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia. They kick off today with their biggest challenge of the games against Team Ontario, then face Yukon.
Individual wrestling events begin on Thursday. Hooper is in the 70k male weight class.
Other area competitors include Cochrane road cyclist Kaden Colling, Rocky View County's Wyatt Viste, who is on the male box lacrosse team, and Cremona swimmer Erica Poitras.
Road cycling and male box lacrosse begin in Week Two. Swimming is currently underway.
Cochrane's Karen Fommett is a member of the mission staff.
Alberta is fourth in the medal standings with seven gold, two silver, and seven bronze.
The games are being hosted by Ontario's Niagara region.