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Rebels Weekend Wrap Nov 30-Dec1

December 3, 2018

This is the last Rebels Weekend Wrap for the year 2018, with all four Rebels volleyball and basketball teams finishing their fall terms on the road at CMU over the weekend. Read More →

Rebels United Alumni Feature: Nealon Almario

November 28, 2018

We go back to Men’s basketball for this feature on Nealon Almario

Played: for 2 seasons, 2015 – 2016 and 2016 – 2017

Program: Automotive Technician Diploma 2017

Currently workingAudi Winnipeg

Nealon had this to say “Red River College helped me gain all the skills and knowledge to pursue one of my dream jobs. Being part of the Rebels basketball team motivated me to be present in school every day.”

Rebels note: Nealon was part of the eight straight Championship dynasty as a member of the men’s basketball team.

 

 

Rebels Weekend Wrap: Nov 16-17

November 20, 2018

The Rebels Men’s Basketball team conducted a NIAC sweep at home this weekend while the Rebels Women’s Volleyball is in the top spot of the MCAC after a home and home series with St.Boniface. Read More →

Rebels Weekend Wrap Nov 9-10

November 13, 2018

The Rebels women’s volleyball team remains undefeated in MCAC league play while the Rebels men’s basketball teams split a pair of game with a Manitoba rival this past weekend. Read More →

Rebels Men’s Basketball Preview

November 5, 2018

Red River Rebels Men’s Basketball – 2018-19 Season Preview/Profile

Head coach: Scott Kirkpatrick, 4th season

Coach Kirkpatrick

Keys for the Rebels:

Key Additions: Josh Charr (Forward), Garnet McLeod (Forward), Marco Valera (Guard)

Key Returnee: Mark Ridd (Forward), Steve Williamson (Guard), Mitch Podworny (Forward), Aaron Backe (Forward)

Key Losses: Chris Demauleon-Bartolay

Season Preview/Profile: The Red River Rebels men’s basketball team started their defense of their Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) with a split on opening weekend, with a win Saturday and loss on Sunday on the road against the Association Free Lutheran Bible School Conquerors during the first weekend of the 2018-19 MCAC/NIAC (Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) season on Nov. 3-4.

The Rebels have won the MCAC championships twice in the last four seasons (2016, ’18) and head coach Scott Kirkpatrick, in his fourth season and 2016 MCAC Coach of the Year, is not taking anything for granted this season as he stated, “Our goal is to improve throughout the year and be consistent with our work habits as individuals and as a group. Our daily goal is to compete as hard as we can for as long as we can, and to give ourselves an opportunity/chance to win in every drill…the idea is that this carries over into our games and puts us into a position to have a chance to win in every game we play.”

On the 13 player squad, there are new players looking to make an immediate impact and continue the Rebels’ winning tradition. Kirkpatrick feels 6’2” rookie forward Josh Charr, from Fort Richmond Collegiate (Forward), 6’2” sophomore forward Garnet McLeod, from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute and 6’0” rookie guard Marco Valera coming from Kelvin High School are key new additions. Along with those three players, 6’3” sophomore forward Briton Lewis, from West Kildonan Collegiate, 6’0” junior guard Matt Dyck, played at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, and 5’11” second year guard Kyle Queijo, Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute alum, are new additional pieces to this year’s team that will off-set the departure of Rebels’ and MCAC 2017-18 leading scorer Chris Demauleon-Bartolay.

Beside the newcomers, returning players that will be leaned on by Kirkpatrick for the 2018-19 season are 6’7” third year forward Mark Ridd (averaged 10.5 points per game last season), 6’2” junior guard Steve Williamson (averaged 14.8 ppg. last season), 6’1” fourth year forward Mitch Podworny (averaged 11.0 ppg. last season), and 6’4” second year forward Aaron Backe (averaged 7.0 ppg. last season). Ridd and Williamson were also named NIAC All-Stars in 2017-18.

Kirkpatrick felt the second of back-to-back games are a different challenge as players battle fatigue, teams become more familiar in the second game with their opponent and especially when playing in hostile road environments. The head coach also commented on the unique of playing different rules (FIBA in Canada; NCAA in USA) and the wide range of styles of play from each opponent. Red River is a team that will have the ability to adjust and adapt to a style of play to be successful again this year and Kirkpatrick is pushing the team to be seen as one of the top defensive teams in NIAC.

Red River is gunning for another championship season in 2018-19 and the coach’s motto of, “Talent beats hard work when talent fails to work hard” will be shown all season as the Rebels compete hard for another title.

 

 

– By Chris Zuk

Rebels Weekend Wrap- Sept 27-29

October 2, 2018

The Rebels soccer teams passed the halfway mark of the MCAC season this weekend while the Rebels men’s basketball teams hosted a pair of exhibition games to start their season. Read More →

Rebels United Alumni Feature: Taylor Brown

July 6, 2018

We are starting a new feature on our website and social media and are highlighting RRC students that graduated from RRC and played on a varsity sport team at the same time.  Playing sport is a great way to learn and enhance many of the soft skills employers are looking for and a great way to become more engaged with the College.  Over the last eight years we’ve had over 500 students pull on a Rebels jersey and they come form over 150 different RRC programs.  The one thing that unites them all is the Rebels.

Our first feature is on Taylor Brown.

Played RRC Men’s Basketball in seasons from 2012-2017 (5Years)

Graduated from the Business Administration program, majored in Financial Services. With 3 year’s of electivecourses from Applied Counseling. Read More →