April 20th, 2018

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Mack, Salmon named Talons’ top athletes

By Ryan McCracken on June 8th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Cole Mack and Jasmin Salmon stole the show on Wednesday night at the Medicine Hat Lodge. The pair of varsity athletes each took home four awards at Eagle Butte High School’s athletics banquet, including male and female athletes of the year. “It means a lot,” said Mack, who also earned the title of ... Read More »

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Tigers sign Hopwo after strong camp

By Ryan McCracken on June 8th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Delta Hockey Academy forward Corson Hopwo moved one step closer to reaching the WHL on Wednesday morning. The 16-year-old Victoria product signed a standard player agreement with the Medicine Hat Tigers after a standout weekend at the team’s prospect camp, and will be vying for a spot on the team’s roster to ... Read More »

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Rattlers to host CCAA golf in 2018

By Medicine Hat News on June 8th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Desert Blume’s long golf season plus Medicine Hat College’s recent success in the sport have combined for a unique opportunity. The Rattlers announced Wednesday they’ve been selected as host for the 2018 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association golf championships — the first time an Alberta school has ever hosted the event. “We look ... Read More »

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Monarchs catcher has team’s trust calling games

By Ryan McCracken on June 8th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Trial and error. That’s the name of the game for Braydon Pudwell. The Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs catcher has been calling his own pitches to start the American Legion AA baseball season, and assistant coach Austin Schibler says Pudwell’s game management has certainly been a strong point. “He knows how to pitch around ... Read More »

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Bitz exactly where he wants to be ahead of MMA debut Saturday

By Sean Rooney on June 8th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Days before he’ll step into the ring in front of thousands of people and an opponent who wants to beat him up, Rick Bitz breathes easily. His daughter plays nearby on a giant tire he’s been throwing around for the past couple hours at Now and Zen Martial Arts. His coach, who’s seen ... Read More »

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FAME: Finding your key to happiness can change a lot

By Medicine Hat News on June 7th, 2017

Reflecting back, my teen years were awesome. Life was going along great. I was happy, I had lots of friends, I was doing well in school and I was MVP in school sports. Really, I had everything. That is until high school and I was hit with many struggles. I hit a brick wall and ... Read More »

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Ending on a high note

By Medicine Hat News on June 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Led by seven all-around winners, it was a pretty impressive final weekend of the season for Salta Gymnastics Club’s competitive athletes. A huge contingent of 37 Hat gymnasts were in Canmore for the Summit Invitational, combining for 54 medals. Many moved up a division, already getting a head start on next year, ... Read More »

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Multi-sport athletes pick up top awards at McCoy

By Medicine Hat News on June 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Monsignor McCoy’s athletes of the year can seemingly do it all. Colts Jace Anton and Sierra Zukowski were named winners of the Brad Jackle Memorial at the high school’s athletics awards banquet Tuesday at Medicine Hat Lodge, their names appearing on multiple rosters throughout the season. Zukowski was part of the Alberta ... Read More »

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Knights downed in doubleheader

By Sean Rooney on June 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat K of C Knights dropped both ends of a doubleheader Tuesday at Jeffries Field, 8-6 and 20-5 to the Vauxhall Spurs. Up by four in the opener, Medicine Hat gave up six runs in the fourth to Vauxhall but clawed a couple back to force an extra inning. But ... Read More »

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First win a no-doubter for Mavs

By Sean Rooney on June 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Mavericks broke the doughnut in a big way Tuesday. A 12-2 win over the visiting Brooks Bombers was the Western Major Baseball League team’s first of the season, ending an 0-4 slump in emphatic fashion. After needing big late-inning surges to keep close in their first few games, an ... Read More »

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