June 26th, 2017

Local Sports

Seizing the moment

By Ryan McCracken on June 19th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It was a small window of opportunity, but Luke Tournier seized it on Sunday at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. The reigning World Professional Chuckwagon Association champion entered the final turn of the main event trailing both Kurt Bensmiller and Doug Irvine, but Tournier saw that Bensmiller had a late outrider and ... Read More »

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Rattlers on CCAAhonour roll as well

By Medicine Hat News on June 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News In addition to being recognized provincially, Medicine Hat College’s student-athletes have earned national nods for their work in the classroom as well. The college announced in a press release Friday that the same 41 receipients who were named as Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference honour roll members earlier this month also qualify for ... Read More »

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Horse dead after crash

By Ryan McCracken on June 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Friday night started on a sombre note for fans and riders alike at Day 2 of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association races at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede grandstand. DeWinton’s Dayton Sutherland and Warburg’s Blaid Flad collided entering the final turn of the first heat, sending both racers tumbling to the ... Read More »

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Monarchs downed

By Medicine Hat News on June 17th, 2017

Alberta Newspaper Group LETHBRIDGE Some solid arms and sound defence has put the Lethbridge Elks in the win column to start the Mary Oikawa Memorial Tournament. The Elks doubled up the Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs 6-3 to kick off the tournament Friday afternoon at Spitz Stadium. Lethbridge’s Wyatt Tomalty threw five innings on his way ... Read More »

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Spots at championships on the line

By Ryan McCracken on June 17th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Hundreds of young swimmers swarmed the Family Leisure Centre Friday night for the Southern Alberta Provincials long course meet with plenty of merits at stake. Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club coach Jilayna Stigter says her swimmers will be racing for the chance to compete at the Swim Alberta Summer Championships in July, and the ... Read More »

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Knights solid in victory

By Medicine Hat News on June 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Everything went right for the K of C Knights as they began a doubleheader Friday night against the Fort Macleod Royals. Stingy defence, timely hitting and excellent pitching combined for a 9-2 win, the team’s third in a row. Starting pitcher Easton Brooks only gave up one hit and struck out six ... Read More »

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One horse dead after crash at WPCA races

By Ryan McCracken on June 16th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Friday night started on a sombre note for fans and riders alike at Day 2 of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association races at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede grandstand. DeWinton’s Dayton Sutherland and Warburg’s Blaid Flad collided entering the final turn of the first heat, sending both racers tumbling to the ... Read More »

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Training Matters: A trio of tips for summer sports nutrition

By Medicine Hat News on June 16th, 2017

The school year is coming to an end, and for many young athletes so is their competitive season. As I have met with our athletes in the Alberta Sport Development Centre program, we have discussed how they will maintain their training and nutrition goals over the summer. Some challenges that arise are the change in ... Read More »

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Out for a repeat: Strong start for reigning Hat chuckwagon champ

By Ryan McCracken on June 16th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Bonnyville’s Doug Irvine always seems to hit his stride in the Gas City. The reigning champion of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association’s stop in Medicine Hat opened up his title defence weekend with a fourth-place time Thursday night at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede, and says it’s a great time of the ... Read More »

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Bats come alive for Mavericks in landslide win over Dawgs

By Ryan McCracken on June 16th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney The top-hitting team in the Western Major Baseball League continued to dole out damage Thursday night. This time, their pitching and defence came through, too. The heavy-hitting Medicine Hat Mavericks blasted their way to an 18-7 win over the visiting Okotoks Dawgs in front of 911 fans at Athletic Park, knocking around Dawgs ... Read More »

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