February 27th, 2017

Local Sports

Lysiak’s No. 9 to be retired Feb. 25

By Ryan McCracken on February 16th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers will further cement Tom Lysiak’s legendary status next weekend at the Canalta Centre. The longtime Tiger great will become just the second player in team history to receive the honour of having his number retired to the rafters during Medicine Hat’s game on Feb. 25 against the Brandon Wheat ... Read More »

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Marlins rake in medals in Red Deer

By Medicine Hat News on February 16th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It’s time to make headway if you’re a swimmer, and several did just that this past weekend in Red Deer. At the Catalina Valentine Invitational, Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club athletes combined for a ton of podium finishes. With zones later this month in Calgary and provincials next month in Edmonton, getting faster ... Read More »

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Tigers win their fifth in a row

By Ryan McCracken on February 16th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It took a while, but the Medicine Hat Tigers found a way to beat Griffen Outhouse before it came back to hurt them. While Medicine Hat held the Victoria Royals to just two shots in the opening frame, it seemed to take a second-period scare to kick the Tabbies into gear. Top defencemen ... Read More »

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Colts get belated tourney title

By Medicine Hat News on February 16th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It was a tournament final a couple weeks late, but the winner didn’t really come as a surprise if the newest high school basketball rankings are any indication. On Monday in Dunmore, Monsignor McCoy’s varsity girls beat Eagle Butte 84-49 in what was billed as both a league contest and the belated ... Read More »

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Tigers hang on for win over Royals

By Ryan McCracken on February 15th, 2017

It took a while, but the Medicine Hat Tigers found a way to beat Griffen Outhouse before it came back to hurt them. While Medicine Hat held Victoria to just two shots in the opening frame, it seemed to take a second-period scare to kick the Tabbies into gear. Top defencemen Clayton Kirichenko and Kristians ... Read More »

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CrossFit teams strike gold

By Medicine Hat News on February 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Gas City CrossFit had a momentous weekend in Calgary, sending not one but two teams to the top of the podium. At the Western Classic, the women’s duo of Jessie Jans and Brittny Jordan won their 14-team scaled division. In the men’s prescribed division, Ben Suranko paired with Calgarian Jeff Kubik to ... Read More »

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Rattlers looking good heading to futsal finals

By Medicine Hat News on February 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News They haven’t yet broken through with an outdoor soccer title, but there seems to be no stopping Medicine Hat College’s women when it comes to the indoor version of the sport. The Rattlers have won the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference title the last three years running, and this past weekend went 3-1 ... Read More »

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Wolves lead the charge again

By Medicine Hat News on February 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Already established as one of the best club teams in the province, the Seven Persons Wolves opened their season by proving they’ll be a contender again. The under-15 girls team, which was second in the province as an under-14 squad last year, took silver at the Alberta Volleyball Association’s first premier tournament ... Read More »

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FAME: Coaches need different tools to keep girls involved in their sport

By Medicine Hat News on February 15th, 2017

In the spirit of the Females in Action Moving and Empowering coach development program kicking off last week, I’d like to highlight a few special considerations for coaching the young female athlete. Girls are more likely than boys to quit sports by age 12; acknowledging differences between girls and boys in minor sport and adjusting ... Read More »

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Champs on home ice

By Ryan McCracken on February 14th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken There’s nothing quite like a gold medal to get a team pumped up for provincial playdowns. The Medicine Hat Attack ringette team clinched Ed Horvath Interprovincial Classic under-14 A gold on Sunday at the Kinplex with a 6-2 victory over the Calgary Northwest Allegro, and head coach Marty Robinson says it’s sure to ... Read More »

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