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Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Past articles by Jason:

Edmonton Prospect reflect on another strong Western Major League Baseball season

Expectations have been raised for the Edmonton Prospects. → Read More

Mavericks unleash bats in rout of Prospects in Game 3 of WMBL semifinal

The Edmonton skies have been smoky all week courtesy forest fires in British Columbia, but after the Medicine Hat Mavericks were finished with the Edmonton Prospects on Wednesday night, the skies were even more hazy. → Read More

Emily Potter back in the fold with Canadian national team after personal struggles

The Canadian senior women’s national basketball team wrapped up their final practice of their second phase of their summer assessment camp at the Saville Community Sports Centre last week wit… → Read More

Beaux Guilbeau helps add pop to Edmonton Prospects bats late in season

Beaux Guilbeau has given the Edmonton Prospects a big boost just as the Western Major Baseball League playoff race is heating up. Guilbeau joined the Prospects on June 30 and has been able to make an instant impact. The Catharge, Tex. → Read More

Edmonton the only Canadian stop for FISE World Series Tour

As a professional BMX rider, Daniel Dhers can be in the conversation as one of the best of all-time. → Read More

Chip off ol' block: Alex Smyth drives to net like dad, former Oilers great Ryan

Ryan Smyth’s had so many incredible hockey memories over the course of his 19-year National Hockey League career, but the beloved former Edmonton Oilers winger is experiencing something extra… → Read More

Rookie fielder making big impact with Edmonton Prospects

Orv Franchuk has been going to baseball games at Remax Field for nearly four decades and this season he has experienced something new. Baseball fans in Edmonton are passionate, but rookie centre fielder Yi-Jia (Percy) Liu has become a fan favourite. → Read More

Canadian veteran Kim Gaucher returns for another stint with national team

Kim Gaucher has given so much to Canadian basketball, no one would have questioned if she walked away after the 2016 Rio Olympics.She has been part of the program since 2001, represented Canada at two Olympics, multiple world championships, and has suited up for her country 205 times. → Read More

New Canadian Elite Basketball League franchise in Edmonton hopes to create buzz

Will it create a big buzz?Canadian Elite Basketball League executives hope so.Edmonton’s newest professional basketball team hasn’t hit the court yet, but the franchise has a team name, logo and head coach. → Read More

Small stature does not impede Edmonton Prospects shortstop

Zane Takhar has spent his whole baseball career proving people wrong. → Read More

Harsh early lesson pays dividends for Prospects first baseman Nick Spillman

Baseball players often make tweaks to their swing or approach at the plate if they’re struggling at the plate.For Nick Spillman, his approach in the batter’s box always seemed to be on track. Defensively he was a player the coaches could rely on too. → Read More

Edmonton Prospects pitcher back stronger this season

Taran Oulton was thrown into a tough situation last year with the Edmonton Prospects but made the most of it. → Read More

Local MMA brawler Victor Valimaki in fight of his life

For nearly two decades as a mixed martial arts fighter, Victor Valimaki put his body through rigorous training, pushing it to the limit preparing for some of the toughest fights in the cage. → Read More

Edmonton Prospects local star selected in Major League Baseball draft

The Edmonton Prospects hold an autograph signing session for every Sunday afternoon game during the Western Major Baseball League season as a way for the team to connect with young fans. → Read More

Edmonton Prospects showing potent offence in victory over Okotoks Dawgs

The Edmonton Prospects have had success the past two seasons playing “small ball.” They work the count. Make pitchers earn their outs. Grind out at-bats and chip away any way they can to score runs.It’s not always flashy, but it’s worked. → Read More

Golden Bears reunite for three-on-three tournament

The Bears are back together again — at least for one more weekend.They’ll always be teammates, but the last time Jordan Baker, Kenny Otieno, Joel Friesen and Mamadou Gueye all stepped on the court together was back in Ottawa at the 2014 CIS national championship bronze medal game as memb... → Read More

University of Hawaii infielder excited to make Edmonton Prospects debut

There may not be a more motivated player on the Edmonton Prospects this season than Daylen Calicdan, and he has yet to play a game.Calicdan learned a lot off the baseball field the past two years, most importantly, the value of hard work. → Read More

Edmonton becoming hotbed for three-on-three basketball

This was Ignacio Soriano’s first visit to Edmonton and if he has his way, it won’t be his last. → Read More

Harry Ainaly star athlete Ajou Ajou sets provincial high jump record

It was a decision Ajou Ajou knew he needed to make on his own.He’s had a dream of earning an college athletic scholarship since he was young and wanted to give himself the best chance to do that.That meant leaving his mom and siblings back home in Brooks to come to Edmonton. → Read More

John Evans to put football on hold after dominating Senior Bowl performance

John Evans sure found a way to make a lasting impression.The Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Rams quarterback was the talk of the 29th annual Football Alberta Senior Bowl on Monday afternoon at Foote Field. → Read More