May 24th, 2018

Local Sports

Junior darts players headed to nationals

By Sean Rooney on May 11th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney There are a lot of skills required to be a provincial champion in darts. Hand-eye coordination. Focus. And, of course, math. Two junior players from Medicine Hat have proved they’ve got those and more, and the benefit isn’t just that they get to go to Drummondville, Que. May 16-21 for youth nationals. “When ... Read More »

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Mohawks start drive for five

By Ryan McCracken on May 11th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Hat High Mohawks football team officially started their drive for five with an impressive outing at Thursday’s high school football jamboree at the Methanex Bowl. Hat High has strung together four consecutive Rangeland Football Conference championships to solidify their status as the team to beat entering next fall. While the position leaves ... Read More »

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Hodgins wins junior tourney for second year in a row

By Sean Rooney on May 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News For the second year in a row, Medicine Hat’s Ryan Hodgins has started the junior golf season with a win. The 15-year-old fired a final-round 6-under 65 Sunday to claim first in his division at the Maple Leaf Junior Tour’s Alberta Spring Classic in Lethbridge. Hodgins, now at the bottom of the ... Read More »

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Rubins living the dream

By Ryan McCracken on May 10th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Kristians Rubins spent the past two years building a name for himself in the Western Hockey League —and last week he got to bring a taste of that action back home to Latvia. The 20-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman closed the book on his major junior career last month but immediately moved into ... Read More »

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Colts cutting back on football injuries with new equipment

By Ryan McCracken on May 10th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The McCoy Colts are on the cutting edge of the gridiron. The varsity football team returned to the field at McCoy for spring camp this week and were greeted with a new set of training equipment geared toward instilling proper fundamentals while cutting down on the potential for injury. “It’s a mobile tackling ... Read More »

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Colts steamroll to 16-0 win over Talons in five frames

By Sean Rooney on May 9th, 2018

Medicine Hat News It was a one-sided affair at Athletic Park Tuesday as the Monsignor McCoy Colts beat Eagle Butte’s Talons 16-0 in a mercy-rule shortened high school baseball game. Eagle Butte managed just one hit off McCoy pitcher Ethan Boutkan, a first-inning triple by Eric Lust. But he was stranded on third and the ... Read More »

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Mavericks’ roster shaping up

By Sean Rooney on May 9th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney With a little more than three weeks until the first pitch of the Western Major Baseball League season, the Medicine Hat Mavericks know they’ll have some familiar faces in the dugout. But as it is every summer, there will also be a lot of introductions. “I’m excited about it,” said head coach Andrew ... Read More »

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Club teams finish strong at provincials

By Sean Rooney on May 9th, 2018

Medicine Hat News It was a fantastic weekend for Medicine Hat’s club volleyball teams as they wrapped up provincial tournaments in Calgary and Edmonton. Between 16-under and 15-under girls divisions, there was a gold medal winner, a silver and a fourth-place top-division finish that might be the best ever for a South East Alberta Volleyball ... Read More »

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Nine gymnasts top divisions in Okotoks

By Sean Rooney on May 8th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Provincials might be the high point of the gymnastics season but there are still meets afterwards in the competitive circuit, and Medicine Hat’s Salta Gymnastics Club members took full advantage of one this past weekend in Okotoks. At the Mountain Magic Invitational, Salta kids combined for 62 medals and nine all-around champions ... Read More »

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Rugby team tops in Vulcan

By Sean Rooney on May 8th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Their ultimate goal is a banner, but Medicine Hat’s high school boys rugby team now has a trophy to show for their efforts thus far this season. The Mohawks — made up of players from all three Hat high schools —came out victorious at the Star Trek Tournament in Vulcan this past ... Read More »

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