August 19th, 2017

Local Sports

Tigers’ Kruger lands scouting role with Calgary Flames

By Ryan McCracken on August 19th, 2017

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

By Ryan McCracken on August 19th, 2017

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

By Ryan McCracken on August 19th, 2017

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

By Ryan McCracken on August 19th, 2017

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

By Medicine Hat News on August 18th, 2017

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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WMBL final needs a fifth game

By Medicine Hat News on August 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Western Major Baseball League final is going the distance. At Edmonton Wednesday, the Swift Current 57’s spoiled the Prospects’ party with a three-run eighth inning, winning 6-4 to knot the best-of-five series at 2-2. Game 5 is tonight, back in Swift Current. A huge crowd of 3,226 at Re/Max Field was ... Read More »

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Slice of the Game: Be careful of your angles when shooting swing-analysis video

By Medicine Hat News on August 17th, 2017

Cellphone technology allows golfers to capture and view high-quality swing footage at a moment’s notice. This would seem like a great way for you to analyze and improve your golf swing. The slow-motion capability and the great visuals certainly can’t hurt you… or can they? Yes, they certainly can. If captured incorrectly, video clips are ... Read More »

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Goalies gear up for season

By Sean Rooney on August 17th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Almost in unison, four goaltenders sprawl on the ice, paddles horizontal with their legs. They get up and repeat the move. And again. And again. Modern goalie training isn’t just about angles anymore, says World Pro Goaltending instructor JF Martel. You’ve got to be smart in dealing with chaos in the crease, and ... Read More »

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High-tech combine helps athletes

By Sean Rooney on August 17th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Back when he was in high school, Justin Scott never had laser beams to help time his 40-yard dash or websites he could send schools his stats from. But he’s bringing all of that and more to the next generation of athletes. On Wednesday Scott —who runs Performance Edge Sport Testing in Medicine ... Read More »

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Hat dragonboat teams race at Calgary event

By Medicine Hat News on August 16th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A pair of Medicine Hat teams were in Calgary for the Sinopec Calgary Dragonboat Race and Festival this past weekend. The Snapdragons and Thunderstrokes each took to the water at North Glenmore Park, their earlier times seeding them into later races. The Snapdragons’ best 500-metre time on the weekend was 2:50.31, earning ... Read More »

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