April 29th, 2017

Local Sports

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 »

Be the first to comment!

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 »

Be the first to comment!

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 »

Be the first to comment!

Team celebrates big year

By Sean Rooney on April 21st, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It was a night for reflection, and a night for fun for members of the Medicine Hat Tigers. Two nights after their season came to an end, the team looked back on a historic campaign at their awards banquet before breaking to go and party the night away. Chad Butcher, named the team’s ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Training Matters: Coaches have role to play in athlete nutrition

By Medicine Hat News on April 21st, 2017

I recently presented to female coaches from the Females in Action Moving and Empowering development program. The program focuses on building skills and confidence for new female coaches by pairing them up with an experienced coach who can provide some mentorship. The cool thing about this program is that besides focusing on coaching skills they ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Colts meet their match in Arizona

By Medicine Hat News on April 21st, 2017

Medicine Hat News So much for Monsignor McCoy’s unbeaten run in Arizona. The Colts fell to 3-1 in their week-long trip to the U.S. Wednesday, losing 9-1 to the Scottsdale Reds. Tyran George struck out six in four innings but the Reds scored six times during that span, while Colts hitters weren’t able to get ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

First-year assistant Fox helped improve PK

By Ryan McCracken on April 20th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The penalty kill was an area of pride for the Medicine Hat Tigers this season, and much of the unit’s success can be attributed to the aggressive mentality instilled by assistant coach Bobby Fox. While the Tigers held the league’s second-worst penalty kill last season, Fox quickly changed that by bringing a whole ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Colts now 3-0 on Arizona trip

By Medicine Hat News on April 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Monsignor McCoy’s Colts baseball team improved to 3-0 in their trip south on Tuesday, beating another team in Arizona. McCoy had to come from behind against the Player’s Choice Academy squad in Phoenix, but prevailed by an 8-3 score. A two-run fourth plus a four-run seventh coincided with Kayden Berndt coming on ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Prkusic, Bandits sweep AJHL final

By Medicine Hat News on April 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A special season for the nearest junior A club to Medicine Hat continued Tuesday night as the Brooks Bandits, led by Medicine Hat’s Nick Prkusic, won the Alberta Junior Hockey League title for the second straight year. Prkusic, the team’s captain, had two goals and an assist in a 4-1 win in ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Three overagers, at least seven others won’t be back with Tigers next season

By Sean Rooney on April 20th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Their eyes, red with emotion and weary from battle, told you everything you needed to know. It’s never easy saying goodbye, but that’s what three Medicine Hat Tigers had to do Tuesday night following a Game 7 loss to the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Plenty more will do so in the upcoming months as the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!