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Multi-sport athletes earn Danny Paskal memorial award

F.P. Walshe school honoured two multi-sport competitors Thursday as senior high athletes of the year.

Maizie Meech and Brady Weasel Fat received the Danny Paskal Memorial Award during the school’s Blue and White Night.

The award is presented each year in memory of Danny Paskal, an F.P. Walshe school student who 28 years ago was killed in a car crash.

Master of ceremonies Danica Chabot said the award is presented each year to the athletes who best exemplify the spirit of Danny Paskal.

“Each recipient has a true love of sports; shows a deep desire to improve, learn new skills and strive to reach the highest level of competency possible,” Chabot said. “This year’s recipients are dedicated to a number of sports in and outside of school.”

Chabot said both recipients demonstrate a healthy lifestyle, befitting an athlete.

Maizie Meech was a multi-sport athlete in her Grade 11 year, competing in volleyball, basketball and rodeo.

Maizie competed in breakaway roping and goat tying in high school rodeo, and qualified for provincials.

Maizie placed 18th in all-around standings, 10th in breakaway roping, and sixth in goat tying

At Blue and White Night, Maizie was honoured as the Flyers basketball team’s top defensive player.

Brady Weasel Fat played basketball for the Flyers and on Thursday was honoured as one of the team’s all-stars.

Along with Jan Borras, Brady represented F.P. Walshe school in the Chinook Basketball League’s all-star game.

Outside of school, Brady is a top lacrosse player.

A Grade 12 student, Brady was part of the gold medal-winning Canadian team at the 2024 IIJL Commonwealth Cup, held in February in Melbourne, Australia.

In addition to playing for his Lethbridge team, Brady has represented the Blood Tribe at the 2023 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the Alberta Indigenous Games in Edmonton in 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023 and will take part again this year.

In the summer of 2022 Brady played with the Southern Alberta Sting a travel tournament team that competed in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Brady now plays Tier 2 junior lacrosse with the Southern Alberta Chaos based in Taber and is an affiliate player with the Tier 1 Lethbridge Rockies.

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