June 19th, 2018

Local Sports

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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Training Matters: The missing ingredient: Get out and play

By Ryan McCracken on June 15th, 2018

As technology advances the human race, it seems the boundaries of human performance have also been expanded. To be a competitive athlete, it is no longer enough to just have talent, or even work hard at your sport. To gain that competitive edge you have to work hard in your sport, do strength and conditioning, ... 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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Going out on his own terms

By Ryan McCracken on June 15th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Cliff Cunningham is going out on his own terms. A little more than two years ago, the Devon, Alta., product was diagnosed with throat cancer and went under the knife — placing his World Professional Chuckwagon Association career in jeopardy. While what followed was a grueling road to recovery, the now 65-year-old returned ... Read More »

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Mavericks stretch winning streak to nine games

By Ryan McCracken on June 15th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Mavericks held off a late push from the Okotoks Dawgs to secure their ninth straight victory with an 8-3 win on Thursday night at Athletic Park. Trailing 8-0 through seven innings, the Dawgs managed to put up a three-spot in the eighth before loading the bases and bringing the ... Read More »

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Mavericks keep winning streak alive with thrilling win over Dawgs

By Medicine Hat News on June 14th, 2018

The Medicine Hat Mavericks extended their winning streak to eight games in epic fashion on Wednesday night at Athletic Park. After trading blows with the Okotoks Dawgs to trail 6-5 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, the Mavericks rallied for five runs — capped off by a bases-clearing triple off the bat of catcher ... Read More »

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