August 23rd, 2017

Local Sports

Hatters win bronze at junior Little League nationals

By Ryan McCracken on August 11th, 2017

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.com Following a tough semifinal loss to Ontario Wednesday at the Junior Little League Canadian Championship, Alberta coach Bob Rath spoke of the importance of bouncing back in a game the next day with a medal still on the line. On the final day of Nationals and with a bronze medal still ... Read More »

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All she wrote

By Sean Rooney on August 11th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Every time the Medicine Hat Mavericks had something go their way Thursday, the Edmonton Prospects fought back. In the end, the Mavs couldn’t stay ahead. And so their season is over, an 8-4 loss at Re/Max Field as the Prospects move on to the Western Major Baseball League finals. “Tip your cap, I ... Read More »

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Watson finishes sixth in world championship 400-metre hurdles

By Ryan McCracken on August 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Seven Persons sprinter Sage Watson finished sixth on the planet in the women’s 400-metre hurdles on Friday at the International Association of Athletics FederationsWorld Championship. The 23-year-old Hat High alumnus clocked in with a time of 54.92 seconds, 1.85 seconds behind champion Kori Carter, of the United States, 1.18 off the podium ... Read More »

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Little League semifinal matchups set

By Ryan McCracken on August 10th, 2017

Medicine Hat News 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 ... Read More »

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Storybook finish for Hat

By Ryan McCracken on August 10th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Coming up to the dish in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s round robin conclusion at the Canadian Little League Championship, Medicine Hat’s Evan Morrison knew it would be his last at-bat with the team —so he made it count. Morrison dodged two pitches at helmet-level before crushing a grand slam to straight-away centre ... Read More »

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Junior AAA squad falls in Little League national semifinal

By Ryan McCracken on August 10th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s junior AAA baseball team came four runs shy of a national final in Wednesday’s 7-3 loss to Ontario at the Canadian Little League Championship in Lethbridge. “Today they scored seven runs and didn’t earn one, so that’s tough to take, between walks and errors,” said Hat coach Bob Rath. “Our ... Read More »

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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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