April 28th, 2017

Local Sports

Local schools finish strong at badminton zones

By Ryan McCracken on April 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A total of 11 local athletes left the court at Medicine Hat High School and the Family Leisure Centre with medals after Wednesday’s Alberta Schools Athletics Association zone badminton championships, with three local schools sending representatives to provincials. McCoy’s Jordyn Fournier helped lead her school to the 3A zone banner with a ... Read More »

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Never settle

By Ryan McCracken on April 28th, 2017

There are two types of people in the world: people who will not settle for anything short of excellence and people who want to get by on the bare minimum. One of the greatest ways that I have found to differentiate these two distinct types of people is to schedule two weekly 6:30 a.m. workouts ... Read More »

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Hat boxer Lacroix to battle for national gold

By Ryan McCracken on April 28th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Janick Lacroix is one bout away from becoming a national champion. The Medicine Hat Boxing Club fighter defeated Ontario’s Steven Drmic via unanimous decision Wednesday night in Quebec City to lock up his place to in Friday’s 70-kilogram junior male gold medal match. Lacroix reached the semifinal by way of a referee-stopped ... Read More »

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Pats knot up Eastern Conference final at 2-2

By Ryan McCracken on April 27th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Regina Pats finally got the best of Lethbridge Hurricanes goaltender Stuart Skinner on Wednesday night at the Enmax Centre. After being held to just five goals and a 2-1 series deficit through the first three games of the WHL’s Eastern Conference final, the Pats broke in Game 4 through to send ... Read More »

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Vikings girls rugby squad showing promise

By Ryan McCracken on April 27th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Crescent Heights Vikings girls rugby team suffered a hard-fought 24-5 loss to Pincher Creek’s Matthew Halton High School on a rainy Tuesday night at the Methanex Bowl, but it didn’t dampen head coach Amber Donnelly’s spirits. “The coaching staff could not be more proud,” Donnelly said in an email. “The Crescent ... Read More »

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Perfect timing for Hat High’s James Nguyen

By Ryan McCracken on April 27th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Language may be a barrier for Hat High’s James Nguyen, but his badminton speaks for itself. While the Vietnamese senior singles player has only been in Canada for three months, he’s been on the court for seven years — and it showed in Wednesday’s undefeated run to gold in the Alberta Schools Athletics ... Read More »

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Hurricanes take 2-1 series lead on Pats

By Medicine Hat News on April 26th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A great start, a bit of luck and the Lethbridge Hurricanes are again a happy bunch in the WHL playoffs. In front of 5,178 fans at the Enmax Centre Tuesday, the Hurricanes beat Regina 3-1 to take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Brennan Menell scored 16 seconds in ... Read More »

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Homecoming at the Methanex Bowl

By Sean Rooney on April 26th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It’s been years since Becky Heninger last saw the Methanex Bowl. Kellsey Mahon never even played there, before or after its massive renovations. On Saturday, both women will line up on opposite sides of the ball in an unexpected, historic homecoming game. “I haven’t seen it, it’s been a long time,” said Heninger, ... Read More »

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Hollander gets a win at Silver Gloves

By Medicine Hat News on April 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News There was some good news and some bad news for the Medicine Hat Boxing Club this past weekend, with one fighter earning a couple wins and another two losses of different sorts. Tim Den Hollander and Kyle Tom were in Cranbrook for the B.C. Silver Gloves tournament. Hollander beat Calgary’s Edgardo Rodriguez ... Read More »

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Colts JV team wins

By Medicine Hat News on April 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News High school baseball action resumed at Athletic Park Monday, with the Monsignor McCoy junior varsity Colts beating Eagle Butte 7-4. Felix Miller had a big night for the Colts, smacking two doubles and scoring twice plus throwing two innings of shutout relief to earn the long save. Miller’s save made a winner ... Read More »

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