June 18th, 2018

Local Sports

Monarchs fall short of final at Mary Oikawa Memorial

By Ryan McCracken on June 18th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs came just shy of punch their ticket to the final after a 6-5 loss to the Calgary Redbirds on Sunday at the Mary Oikawa Memorial American Legion Baseball tournament in Lethbridge. The Monarchs managed to keep the game close — entering the bottom of the ninth trailing ... Read More »

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Sun Devils drop final home game of regular season

By Ryan McCracken on June 18th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Sun Devils closed the book on their home campaign with a frustrating 10-6 loss to the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League-best High River Heat in Tier 2 junior B action Saturday at the Kinplex. The loss left Sun Devils forward Zach Wilson wanting more, but he says the effort is still ... Read More »

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Mavs push streak to 10

By Ryan McCracken on June 18th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Mavericks pushed their streak into double digits with a 15-2 blowout victory over the Fort McMurray Giants on Sunday afternoon at Athletic Park. While Saturday’s road game against the Okotoks Dawgs was snuffed out by a rain delay, the Mavs picked things up back at home Sunday and extended ... Read More »

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Norris mother-daughter duo wins fourth Barrie Shave title

By Ryan McCracken on June 18th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Linda and Kristen Norris keep raising the bar. The mother-daughter duo outlasted Lauren Danroth and Tracy Heller to claim their Medicine Hat Tennis Club-best fourth Barrie Shave Memorial Classic doubles tournament title Sunday with a narrow 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 victory. “We weren’t surprised. We’ve played them multiple times and that’s always how it ... Read More »

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Ridsdale clinches first-ever WPCA victory

By Ryan McCracken on June 18th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Cody Ridsdale was ready to pack it in after another weekend on the track when he heard the news — he’d finally become a World Professional Chuckwagon Association champion. The 31-year-old Edmonton product crossed the finish line exactly one second behind John Walters in Sunday’s main event at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and ... Read More »

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Monarchs off to hot start at Mary Oikawa

By Ryan McCracken on June 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs are off to a hot start at the Mary Oikawa Memorial baseball tournament following an 11-8 victory over the host Lethbridge Elks to kick off the weekend Friday. Jack Suhai kept Lethbridge’s pitchers and hitters on their heels after combining a relief pitching victory with 4 RBI ... Read More »

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Walters sitting pretty through two runs

By Ryan McCracken on June 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News JohnWalters is on pace to reclaim his World ProfessionalChuckwagon Association Medicine Hat title. The Delburne, Alta., product took the top time at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede for a second consecutive night — besting Thursday’s 1:03.28 with a time of 102.27 Friday — to lead the aggregate by nearly two seconds ... Read More »

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Making his mark on the WPCA

By Ryan McCracken on June 16th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken If the World Professional Chuckwagon Association is one big family, Josh Hrynyk is its newest member. The 29-year-old WPCA rookie shook off a tough penalty during Thursday’s opening run at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede with a much stronger Friday. While he’s still a ways off from aggregate leader John Walters, Hrynyk ... Read More »

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Earls climbs to first in men’s outdoor soccer league standings

By Ryan McCracken on June 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Earls Phantoms padded their lead atop the Medicine Hat Senior Men’s Outdoor Soccer League standings with a narrow 3-2 win over the Rattlers Athletic Soccer Club Sunday. Ryan Anstey potted a pair and Brendan Lutz added a third to help sink the Rattlers — who were led by goals from Davin ... Read More »

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Hurricanes to bid for right to host 2020 Memorial Cup

By Nick Kuhl on June 15th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Call it a vision for 2020. On Thursday, the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club officially announced an intention to bid on hosting the 2020 Memorial Cup, the national major junior hockey championship. Confirmation was received by the WHL, who will host the 10-day event next in May 2020, from four franchises: the Canes, ... Read More »

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