May 27th, 2018

Local Sports

Libke back for farewell season with Mavericks

By Ryan McCracken on May 26th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Mavericks starting pitcher Jared Libke is ready to return to the hill at Athletic Park for a third consecutive season, but his love for the city extends well past the mound. The 22-year-old righty joined up with the Mavericks in the 2016 Western Major League Baseball season, when he says owner-general ... Read More »

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Drag strip, speedway will be loud, but nobody louder than Dark Side Racing

By Sean Rooney on May 26th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It’s going to get loud at Medicine Hat’s drag strip and speedway this weekend, but one ride has dibs on loudest. As both local auto racing associations pull out the green flag (or light) on their respective seasons, Calgary drag racer Kelly Fedorowich and her Dark Side Racing squad will get a couple ... Read More »

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Mohawks, Colts through to final

By Sean Rooney on May 26th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney In the end it’ll be the matchup everyone expected in the Southern Alberta High School Baseball League’s Tier 1 final, but darned if the Brooks Buffalos didn’t try to spoil the party. The Buffalos put up seven runs in the second inning of a semifinal against Monsignor McCoy Friday at Athletic Park, but ... Read More »

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Trio medals at national karate competition

By Sean Rooney on May 25th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney A trio of local karate experts have qualified to represent Canada at an international competition in Ireland. Sheridan Mergel, Dat Le and Kade Kleinknecht of Blue Dragon Martial Arts all medalled this past weekend a the World Karate Championships’ nationals in Ottawa and Gatineau this past weekend, displaying a dizzying array of skills. ... Read More »

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Coehoorn’s Corner: Wyrostok has great work ethic

By Sean Rooney on May 25th, 2018

In this edition of Coehoorn’s Corner, I would like to highlight another one of our amazing athletes; Caleb Wyrostok is a local hockey player who has a lot of determination and a plethora of talent to go with it! I love to brag about our Athlete Enhancement Program members, and Caleb makes it very easy ... Read More »

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Toughing it out at zones

By Sean Rooney on May 25th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney As a top-ranked club track athlete, Madison Kane-Rissling shouldn’t have had much to worry about at Thursday’s South Zone championships. On any other week the Grade 12 Monsignor McCoy star could cruise through to provincials. Not so much when she was so sick she could barely speak. And yet, there she was at ... Read More »

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Records fall at junior high city track meet

By Sean Rooney on May 24th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Rotary Track was a hive of athletes as the Medicine Hat junior high track meet turned up numerous new records Wednesday. Notre Dame’s Elic Ayomanor continued his assault on the record books, turning in new city bests in winning the 200 and 400 metre juvenile boys sprints as well as the triple ... Read More »

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Mohawks get production from hoops players

By Sean Rooney on May 24th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Eidan Jonker and Josh Howe might be more familiar with a three-man weave, but had no problem dicing through the opposition on the rugby pitch for Medicine Hat’s Mohawks Wednesday. The two Grade 11 Hat High athletes play basketball for much of the year but are proving dangerous in a second sport, as ... Read More »

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Darts player earns spot at worlds

By Sean Rooney on May 24th, 2018

Note: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that the Medicine Hat duo helped Alberta to second in the Nodor Cup. That was incorrect. This story has been updated to reflect it was the Canada Cup. srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney He’s not the national champion. Didn’t get past the round robin. He’s not the doubles champion. ... Read More »

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Hodgins wins junior stop in Banff

By Sean Rooney on May 23rd, 2018

Medicine Hat News Winning his first weekend on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour this season was apparently a sign of things to come for Ryan Hodgins. The 15-year-old from Medicine Hat didn’t just win his second MJT stop in a row this past weekend in Banff, he ran away with the title. Hodgins shot ... Read More »

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