1 Thru 9: Vimy Ridge Baseball Academy

While many baseball academies have been up and running for several years in Alberta – some for decades – a program in Edmonton is just stepping into the batter’s box for the first time. 

Vimy Ridge Baseball Academy started up a few years ago and players will embark on their inaugural season this year.

To find out what’s going on at the school, we spoke with program director Drew Boyer (who is also the head coach of the Midget AAA Edmonton Cardinals squad) as part of our ongoing “1 Thru 9” series, which sees us pose nine questions to academy directors across the province.

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The Legend of Luch

She admits it’s been on her mind for a while.

But just days before her 29th birthday, Nicole Luchanski announced her retirement.

The Baseball Canada Women’s National Team star and Edmonton native is now ready for the next chapter of her life.

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The Road Warrior

Far away from home, 17-year-old Guillermo Quiroz arrived in Medicine Hat in 1999 to play for the Blue Jays.

What later transpired was a 17-year pro career with a lot of stops and stories.

He recently shared some of them in an episode of the ADS Podcast.

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All In The Family

Some might have found he deserved to be on everyone’s radar a lot sooner.

But with winning Baseball Alberta’s Midget AAA Player of the Year award, Calgary’s Ben Prediger is turning heads.

As it turns out, the family name is synonymous with sports.

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Extra Innings: Let’s Get Down to Bidness

We’re just having too much fun with our online silent auction, so we’ve decided to send it to extra innings.

Here’s what we’ve done. Those who placed winning bids from our original auction have been notified and will be sent their prizes soon. We have eliminated those items from our shopping list and updated the auction. Fear not, there’s plenty of fantastic merchandise still up for grabs!

The “extra innings” portion of the silent auction will end at midnight (MST) on Friday, Dec. 7th. 

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