August 19th, 2017

Local Sports

Backs to the wall

By Sean Rooney on August 10th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney EDMONTON They’re not a heavy-hitting team, but the Edmonton Prospects hit the one they needed over the heads of the Medicine Hat Mavericks to earn a 4-3 win Wednesday. Jake Lanferman slugged an 0-1 curveball from Connor Deeds over the head of centre fielder David Salgueiro in the ninth inning, completing a comeback ... Read More »

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Field of corn: Superstition keeping mood light for Mavs

By Sean Rooney on August 10th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney CORN FIELD Medicine Hat Mavericks fans may have noticed there’s a new symbol around the team since playoffs started. A husk of hope, if you will. A kernel of courage. A stalk of salvation. Ever since a late-inning comeback two weeks ago, corn has become the good luck charm buttering up the team’s ... Read More »

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Semifinal matchups set at Canadian Little League Championship

By Ryan McCracken on August 9th, 2017

The Canadian Little League Championship’s semifinal matchups are set after White Rock’s 6-5 win over Quebec’s Mirabel Diamond Academy on Wednesday at Lovell McDonnell Field. After a perfect run through the round robin stage of the tournament, the White Rock All Stars (6-0) will host the Lethbridge Southwest All Stars (3-3), while Mirabel (4-2) will ... Read More »

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Mavericks mowed down

By Sean Rooney on August 9th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Erik Sabrowski continues to be the Edmonton Prospects’ not-so-secret weapon. The big left-hander retired the first 18 batters he faced Tuesday at Athletic Park, dominating the Medicine Hat Mavericks’ esteemed batters like nobody else has all summer. Edmonton won Game 2 of the Western Major Baseball League’s Western Conference finals 9-0, tying the ... Read More »

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From K9s to Ice Dogs: Hatter treating pro-hockey reffing with utmost respect

By Medicine Hat News on August 9th, 2017

bpenton@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrucePenton Some people get to the top of their profession by taking an escalator, says Medicine Hat’s Chris Schlenker. Others, like himself, have to take the stairs. Schlenker is one of only 33 National Hockey League referees and it was hard work and attitude, he says, that helped get him to the top of ... Read More »

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Watson in to hurdles final

By Medicine Hat News on August 9th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Sage Watson has made her first ever world championship final. The Seven Persons product was second in her 400 metre hurdles semifinal heat at London, England Tuesday, finishing in 55.05 seconds. The top two in each of three heats plus two others advanced to Thursday’s final. “Made it to the Final!!!!” she ... Read More »

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Major AA team wins Alberta championship

By Medicine Hat News on August 9th, 2017

Medicine Hat News While one team competes at nationals on home turf, another group of Medicine Hat’s top 11- and 12-year-old baseball players were in Calgary this past weekend competing for a different title. The major AA all-stars won the Alberta district title Sunday, defeating the host Rocky Mountain Little League 15-3. Medicine Hat’s only ... Read More »

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Top four teams already certain for national finals

By Medicine Hat News on August 9th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The math is pretty simple heading into the last day of round robin play at the Little League Canadian Championships in Medicine Hat. Four teams have already booked their spot in Friday’s semifinals, but the matchups are still undecided. B.C. champ White Rock improved to 5-0 with a 12-2 win over Alberta ... Read More »

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Legion teams hand out awards

By Medicine Hat News on August 9th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s American Legion baseball teams handed out plenty of hardware Tuesday, capping their season with an awards night. At Higdon Hall, the Monarchs, Knights and Majestics all named MVP’s, top pitchers, most improved and hardest-working players plus some awards specific to the teams. For the AA Monarchs it was Braydon Pudwell ... Read More »

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Watson runs to semifinal at worlds

By Medicine Hat News on August 8th, 2017

Medicine Hat News On the world stage once again, Sage Watson continues to impress. The 23-year-old from Seven Persons finished second in her 400 metre hurdles qualifying heat at the world track and field championships in London, England Monday. She’ll race in semifinals tonight, looking to make Thursday’s finals. Watson, running in the third lane ... Read More »

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