May 20th, 2018

Sports

Local Sports

  • Ready for a bigger role

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney He knows there’s still lots to learn about being a professional football player, but Connor McGough is ready to take on a bigger role in his second year with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The 22-year-old Medicine Hat native spent the off-season in Calgary and headed back east this week for training camp. After spending [...] Read More »

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  • Special Olympics: MacDonald golden at bowling nationals

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Special Olympics bowlers wrapped up their time at nationals in Prince Edward Island Friday, with one athlete claiming a gold medal and a team barely edged out of Saturday’s playoff round. Ten-pin bowler Mitchell MacDonald, 27, wound up the all-events champion in his Male 8 division, counting 1,299 pins — [...] Read More »

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  • Sun Devils No. 2 surge to 7-0 start

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Sun Devils No. 2 are winning by committee. Six different players scored to extend the local peewee squad’s Southern Alberta Lacrosse League season-opening winning streak to seven games with a 6-4 victory over the Sun Devils No. 1 Thursday at the Kinplex. While the Sun Devils No. 1 racked [...] Read More »

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  • Training Matters: Bored? Get outside already

    Ah, summer! It does my heart good to see all the physical activity on the local trails, waterways and fields. Driving by the Rotary Track at Crescent Heights lately is inspiring as young athletes run, jump, throw and sweat their way through the various track meets and training for same. The bike trails are getting [...] Read More »

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  • Historic night for Sports Wall

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney After revealing the plaques that will represent them on the Medicine Hat Sports Wall of Fame, Jenna Cunningham and Gay Dubeau were meant to let someone else actually hang them. Let’s say for the sake of this story a man was supposed to do it. Because the women did it themselves, thank you [...] Read More »

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National Sports

  • Titan thriving at Memorial Cup after overcoming low attendance in small market

    REGINA – Jeffrey Truchon-Viel remembers one home game in his early years with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan where a snowstorm resulted in only 300 people attending K.C. Irving Regional Centre. Getting excited to play in a game with a crowd that small was difficult for the Titan team captain, who is in his fourth year with [...] Read More »

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  • Morales pitches an inning of relief as Blue Jays lose to Athletics 9-2

    TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays were having such a hard time on Sunday that they had to turn to an unorthodox choice for a reliever in the ninth inning. Designated hitter Kendrys Morales made his Major League pitching debut in the final inning of a 9-2 blowout loss to the Oakland Athletics. The Blue [...] Read More »

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  • Winnipeg Jets eliminated from NHL playoffs by expansion Vegas Golden Knights

    WINNIPEG – Ryan Reaves scored the game-winning goal and Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves as the expansion Vegas Golden Knights continued their improbable run by defeating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to advance to the Stanley Cup final. Alex Tuch also scored for the Knights, who lost Game 1 in Winnipeg before winning [...] Read More »

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  • Comfort of Calgary draws all-star lineman Derek Dennis back to Stampeders

    CALGARY – Derek Dennis didn’t dye his hair red for Calgary Stampeders training camp, but says he’ll be sporting crimson locks by the season-opener. The man who won the CFL’s outstanding lineman award as a Stampeder in 2016 had green hair last season as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. But the Roughriders abruptly released [...] Read More »

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  • Marcus Semien powers Oakland Athletics past Toronto Blue Jays 9-2

    TORONTO – Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer as part of a four-run fifth inning as the Oakland Athletics thumped the Toronto Blue Jays 9-2 on Sunday. Semien also drove in Oakland’s (25-22) ninth run of the game. The Athletics have won six of their last seven games and improved to 20-12 in their previous [...] Read More »

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