March 1st, 2017

Local Sports

FAME: Timing girls’ training with growth spurts a smart move

By Sean Rooney on March 1st, 2017

Development of female athletes is unique and cannot be equated to male athlete development without careful consideration. To optimally train female athletes, prevent injuries and promote female retention in sport long term, knowledge of female developmental stages is critical. Timing of growth spurts and puberty is vastly different for girls compared to boys. Training regimens ... Read More »

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Maxwell brothers lead the way in the pool

By Sean Rooney on March 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Seventeen Medicine Hat swimmers were in Calgary for Southern Alberta Provincials this past weekend, and one family in particular had a meet to remember. Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club brothers Parker and Munro Maxwell, both 12, combined for five medals, while 11-year-old teammate Kristin Hollingworth added a gold at the Talisman Centre. Parker ... Read More »

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Pair of Hat ringette teams earn spots at under-14 Bprovincials

By Medicine Hat News on March 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Usually Medicine Hat can hope for one team to do well at a provincial tournament per age group. This year, one division will see two Hat teams vying for top spot. In under-14 B ringette zone playdowns this past weekend in Rolling Hills, both the Blaze and Vortex teams won their way ... Read More »

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Recruiter coming

By Medicine Hat News on March 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News High school football players take note: If you want to play at the next level, it’s time to start making connections. Recruiters for junior teams are often milling about but high school coaches will tell you it helps to go and talk to them if you can. To that extent, one junior ... Read More »

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Experienced Rattlers still underdogs

By Sean Rooney on March 1st, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney A year ago they were a relatively young team being fed to the lions of the north. This time around, Medicine Hat College’s women’s basketball team is still the underdog. But they’re not going to be intimidated when they face the NAIT Ooks Thursday in a conference quarter-final at Lethbridge College. “We were ... Read More »

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Hynes, Lacroix both victorious at boxing card in Montana

By Medicine Hat News on March 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News It was two bouts, two wins for Medicine Hat Boxing Club members south of the border Saturday. At Ft. Belnap, Mont. for the Native Golden Gloves, both Josh Hynes and Janick Lacroix scored victories as they continue to pile up W’s. Hynes got past Marani Hale of Minot, N.D. in a 152-pound ... Read More »

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Banner weekend

By Medicine Hat News on March 1st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Maybe it’s not as prestigious as winning the final meet of the year, but a banner is a banner and it took some tremendous performances for Hat High to win another in wrestling. The Hawks went to Edson this past weekend for what’s known as Rural Provincials, a meet that doesn’t allow ... Read More »

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Talons turn it on late in semifinal

By Sean Rooney on March 1st, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney DUNMORE Fans went silent during free throws. Every possession seemed more tense than the last, voices a bit louder and more hoarse as the time ticked down. You could tell Tuesday night’s Southeast Basketball Conference varsity girls semifinal between Eagle Butte and Crescent Heights was in crunch time. It was Jasmin Salmon’s time ... Read More »

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Bulldogs do well at huge indoor track meet

By Sean Rooney on February 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News At one of the biggest track meets they’ll ever compete in, several Medicine Hat athletes proved they belong in an elite field. Three Bulldogs Track and Field Club members were in Idaho earlier this month for the Simplot Games, where more than 1,500 high school athletes make it the highest attended indoor ... Read More »

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Youth volleyball team first at tournament in Calgary

By Sean Rooney on February 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News When it comes to youth volleyball, Medicine Hat and area girls continue to be among the best in Alberta. The South East Alberta Volleyball Club sent four under-14 teams to Calgary for a provincial club tournament this past weekend, which is remarkable enough in itself. More remarkable? The Rattlers Black squad won ... Read More »

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