August 19th, 2017

Sports

Local Sports

  • Tigers’ Kruger lands scouting role with Calgary Flames

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The man responsible for shaping the future of the Medicine Hat Tigers has officially earned his place at hockey’s highest level. Tigers’ senior director of player development Darren Kruger has been in charge of Medicine Hat’s scouting staff for the past three WHL bantam drafts, and the Flames have taken notice. A 12-year [...] Read More »

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  • Brandham set to step in as Mohawks’ new quarterback

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Hat High Mohawks returned to the field Friday night to begin preparing for the upcoming Rangeland Football League season, and with it a third consecutive title defence. While there are some familiar faces missing from the roster, head coach Quinn Skelton is excited about the young men hoping to fill those gaps. [...] Read More »

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  • Vikings out to win by committee

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Crescent Heights Vikings are entering the Rangeland Football Conference season with a new mindset. After settling for a semifinal loss to the Strathmore Spartans last season, Vikings fullback and middle linebacker Creed Willette says the team’s leadership core will be taking a different approach to the year. “A lot of the Grade [...] Read More »

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  • Gas City Grind powerlifting event the largest of its kind in Canadian history

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Amber Hamilton has seen her sport of powerlifting grow exponentially over a span of just two years, and it’s showing no signs of stopping. The third annual 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation’s Gas City Grind will make its way back to Temple Fitness Saturday morning, but this time it will produce the single largest [...] Read More »

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  • Coehoorn’s Corner: The most wonderful time of the year

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Don’t worry; I’m not referring to Christmas time. Its still 28 C as I write this article.Although, this is one of my favourite times of year! September is just around the corner. Students are starting to emerge from their summer slumber,or in some cases, they are excited [...] Read More »

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National Sports

  • Colin Meads, greatest All Black of 20th century, dies at 81

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Colin Meads, a famously tough All Blacks lock hailed New Zealand’s greatest rugby player of the twentieth century, has died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 81. Verna Meads said her husband had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last August. Meads played 55 tests among 133 games for New [...] Read More »

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  • Ignacio Piatti scores twice, Impact beat Real Salt Lake for fourth straight win

    MONTREAL – Ignacio Piatti scored twice for the second straight game to give the Impact a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday, extending Montreal’s winning streak to four games. The victory propelled Mauro Biello’s men into sixth place, and the final playoff position, in the MLS Eastern Conference standings. Piatti, who is in [...] Read More »

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  • Samuel Girard, Kim Boutin qualify for Canada’s short track Olympic team

    MONTREAL – Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin will compete at the 2018 Olympics Games in Pyeongchang after qualifying for the provisional Canadian short-track team on Saturday. Girard, from Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., clinched the first spot in the men’s standings by winning his second-straight 1,000-metre race. Girard has also won each of the first two 500 events [...] Read More »

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  • Blue Jays acquire right-hander Tom Koehler from Marlins for Gutierrez

    TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays acquired right-handed pitcher Tom Koehler from the Miami Marlins on Saturday night for minor league pitcher Osman Gutierrez. Koehler, 31, is 1-5 this season with a 7.92 earned-run average in 12 starts for the Marlins. He was optioned to triple-A New Orleans on July 24, where he’s 1-2 with [...] Read More »

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  • Don Cherry leads seventh inning stretch at Blue Jays game at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO – Canadian hockey commentator Don Cherry showcased his vocal skills Saturday during the Toronto Blue Jays game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cherry, wearing a white suit covered in a red cherry pattern, led the seventh inning stretch by singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” into a microphone from the [...] Read More »

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