August 19th, 2017

Local Sports

Callaghan sees CrossFit success

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A year removed from competitive gymnastics, Medicine Hat’s Olivia Callaghan has found a new way to challenge herself: CrossFit. The 17-year-old won an elite CrossFit competition in Coquitlam, B.C. July 28-30, winning every one of the workouts in her teen girls division which included 12 athletes. Callaghan will head to Mount Royal ... Read More »

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Pair of provincial soccer titles

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It was a stellar weekend for Medicine Hat minor soccer teams, as two won provincial titles and a third stepped on the podium for bronze. At Leduc, the Rattlers Athletic Soccer Club under-14 girls won a Tier 3 title, going 4-0. Accoding to online score sheets they wrapped it up with a ... Read More »

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Leaders finish strong at Hat golf club’s championship

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club held its club championship over the weekend, with several winners holding on to opening-round leads through the final 18 holes. Matt Taylor was the men’s winner, firing scores of 72 and 73 on the par-72 layout. That kept him safely ahead of multiple-time winner Kelly Risling, ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: Tiger-Cats’ Austin trying to survive awful stretch in his coaching career

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2017

“When you’re hot you’re hot. When you’re not, you’re not.” So went Jerry Reed’s hit single in 1971. Eighteen years later, I went in to the most delirious dressing room I had ever seen and was hugged by Saskatchewan coach John Gregory and his quarterback Kent Austin. The Roughriders had just defeated Hamilton 43-40 to ... Read More »

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Down and dirty at the drag strip

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It was a great day to get dirty Saturday, and that’s exactly what happened to dozens of trucks at the Medicine Hat Drag Strip. The ninth annual Medicine Hat Bogger’s Mud Bog went off without a hitch, 63 entries mostly making it through the 200-foot bog but only the fastest winning their ... Read More »

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Stovka striving for top of standings

By Ryan McCracken on August 14th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken With just two race days left on the calendar, Mitch Stovka knows he has to make every heat count. The Medicine Hat product saw his lead on the Medicine Hat Speedway’s elite street stock slip in mid-July after winning his first three events to start the summer. While he did enough to work ... Read More »

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Canadian champions

By Ryan McCracken on August 14th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The White Rock All Stars earned a new moniker on Saturday at Lovell McDonnell Field: Team Canada. White Rock held on for a perfect run through the Canadian Little League Championship with Saturday’s 12-5 final victory over Quebec’s Mirabel Diamond Academy and will move on to represent the Great White North at the ... Read More »

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White Rock wins Canadian Little League Championship

By Ryan McCracken on August 12th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com Twitter: MHNMcCracken The White Rock All Stars earned a new moniker on Saturday at Lovell McDonnell Field: Team Canada. White Rock held on for a perfect run through the Canadian Little League Championship with Saturday’s 12-5 final victory over Quebec’s Mirabel Diamond Academy and will move on to represent the Great White North at ... Read More »

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Swift Current 57s advance to another WMBL final

By Ryan McCracken on August 12th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Swift Current 57s came all the way back from a 2-0 series deficit to punch another ticket to the Western Major Baseball League championship series with a 6-4 win over the Weyburn Beavers Friday. Layne Downing earned the win after 1 and 2/3 innings of scoreless work, then Keil Krumwiede entered ... Read More »

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It all comes down to this

By Ryan McCracken on August 12th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Timing is everything. Mirabel Diamond Academy infielder William Brault and Port Arthur Nationals outfielder Danchuk both found the bleachers twice in Friday afternoon’s Canadian Little League Championship semifinal at Lovell McDonnell Field. The difference, Brault’s two swings came with 7 RBI, and included a sixth-inning grand slam that held up as the difference ... Read More »

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