April 28th, 2017

Local Sports

Mohawks picked for Senior Bowl

By Medicine Hat News on April 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A trio of Medicine Hat football players will wind up their high school careers on Alberta’s biggest stage. Mohawks Austin Cross Child, Carter Schlenker and Riley Thomson were all named to the South team that will play in the Senior Bowl May 22 at McMahon Stadium. The 41-man team was picked following ... Read More »

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Waves, Marlin swimmers make finals at Westerns

By Medicine Hat News on April 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News When it comes to Westerns, just qualifying to be there is tough enough. So for a couple Medicine Hat swimmers to get to an event final this past weekend in Calgary was no small feat. Emily Schlenker, Mikaela Wong, Anna Nozewski and Brandt Swaren were all in the pool for the Western ... Read More »

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Bowlers hope to win big

By Sean Rooney on April 25th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney A quartet of Hatters are headed to Calgary this week for a national bowling event. Bernie Greenfield, John Szola, Dennis Porth and Joey Christman qualified for the Canadian 5-pin Bowlers Association Inter-Provincial Team Challenge by winning a regional qualifier back in January. According to Greenfield, competing is in his team’s blood. “We all ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Conference finals all tied

By Medicine Hat News on April 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News To almost no one’s surprise, the WHL’s semifinal series are both knotted up after their first two games. Coming off their memorable Game 7 overtime win in Medicine Hat last week, the Lethbridge Hurricanes got a Game 1 jump on Regina, though it took a great goaltending performance from Stuart Skinner to ... Read More »

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Lots of iron pumped at Festivus Games

By Medicine Hat News on April 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A one-day CrossFit competition had athletes pulling, pushing and testing their limits Saturday in Medicine Hat. The Festivus Games event took place at Badlands CrossFit, with individuals performing in three different workouts, plus a fourth if they advanced to what was essentially a playoff. Gas City CrossFit reported their members’ results from ... Read More »

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Cheer teams happy with zeroes

By Sean Rooney on April 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat News You might think they’d be after 10’s on the scoreboard, but a local cheerleading squad was happy to see zeroes in their last competition of the season. At Edmonton for the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza, the Medicine Hat-based Ultimate Cheer Fusion sent five teams, four of which registered a zero —meaning they had ... Read More »

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Grinding it out: Special teams shine in Sun Devils’ first win of the season

By Ryan McCracken on April 24th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The power play made the difference on the scoreboard, but the penalty kill sealed the deal in the Medicine Hat Sun Devils’ 10-8 win over the Strathmore Venom Sunday at the Moose Recreation Centre. The Sun Devils went 10-for-13 on the kill to help lock up their first win of the Rocky Mountain ... Read More »

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Sweet Feet dance to back-to-back Keith Sykes Memorial titles in gritty final against Kroos Control

By Ryan McCracken on April 24th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It was a fiercely paced final, and that’s exactly how Hugh Lehr remembers his time on the pitch against Keith Sykes. Lehr helped organize the weekend’s seven-a-side Keith Sykes Memorial soccer tournament at Crescent Heights High School, named in the memory of his former rival and teammate. While the title slipped away from ... Read More »

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Different spot for Sun Devils home opener

By Medicine Hat News on April 22nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News It’s home but it’s not for the Medicine Hat Sun Devils this weekend. The junior B lacrosse team hosts two games at the Moose Rec Centre, facing the High River Heat at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and the Strathmore Venom at 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Their first homestand isn’t at the Kinplex due to ... Read More »

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Never far from their thoughts

By Sean Rooney on April 22nd, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Looking out across the pitch, Andrew Darley can still see his best friend. “He would be right there having a beer or over there making fun of the guys,” said Darley, working the concession stand at the Rotary Track Friday night. “That’s the way our soccer community is, everybody is family. We can ... Read More »

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