February 21st, 2018

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Koenig, Hodgins move up standings

By Medicine Hat News on July 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It was moving day at the Alberta Golf junior championships, and Lauren Koenig was headed up the leaderboard. At Coal Creek Golf Resort east of Edmonton Wednesday, the Connaught Golf Club member shot a 6-over par 78 to jump into eighth place in the junior girls standings. Calgary’s Kehler Koss stayed in ... Read More »

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Ex-Rattler gets into coaching

By Medicine Hat News on July 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Kaity Letwiniuk came to Medicine Hat College as a top soccer player, and now she’s aiming to be a top coach. Who better than the Rattlers’ long-time bench boss to help her get there? The Swift Current native was announced last week as being accepted into the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Female ... Read More »

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Libke does his thing, Mavericks win

By Medicine Hat News on July 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Jared Libke was the Medicine Hat Mavericks’ ace last year, and he’s heating up at the right time in 2017 as well. The Saskatoon native struck out seven Edmonton Prospects in eight innings and the Mavs won 10-3 at Athletic Park Wednesday. A five-run sixth inning keyed by Tanner Helms’ leadoff double ... Read More »

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Ballplayers happy with the dry heat

By Sean Rooney on July 6th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney When the mercury soars this high — well, honestly, most of the guys on Western Major Baseball League rosters finally feel like they’re at home again. Given how the summer’s gone for a few of them, it’s already been a hot summer anyhow. There were a few umbrellas in the stands at Athletic ... Read More »

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Mickey medals, learns on track

By Sean Rooney on July 6th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney She’d practised for months, flown all the way to Ottawa to compete for a national title, but all that mattered Tuesday morning was whether Sarah Mickey could pull herself up. The Redcliff athlete was all set for her para seated discus event at the Canadian Track and Field Championships. But every time she’d ... Read More »

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Mickey silver at track nationals

By Medicine Hat News on July 5th, 2017

Medicine Hat News At the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Ottawa Tuesday, Redcliff’s Sarah Mickey won a silver medal in para seated javelin. Mickey, who was on the national women’s sledge hockey team before finding success in track and field, threw the javelin 12.35 metres. That was third-best in distance among six competitors in ... Read More »

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Junior golfers begin provincials

By Medicine Hat News on July 5th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A handful of Hat junior golfers are going for provincial titles this week. The 54-hole Alberta Junior Championships began at the Coal Creek Golf Resort east of Edmonton Tuesday, with competitors eyeing spots at nationals as well. Lauren Koenig, now a member at Connaught, is tied for 10th place in junior girls. ... Read More »

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Major AA team edged out for bronze in Airdrie

By Medicine Hat News on July 5th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The weekend started with a loss and ended with one, but overall things went pretty well for Medicine Hat’s major AA baseball team at a tournament in Airdrie this past weekend. Medicine Hat finished fourth after losing 14-13 to Calgary Fish Creek in Monday’s bronze medal game, but what they did to ... Read More »

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Under-17 tournament bid a go

By Sean Rooney on July 5th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Some of the best up-and-coming hockey players in the world could be coming to Medicine Hat if a bid to host the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge here in 2018 is successful. A 13-member team led by chair Ron Webb got city council’s full support Tuesday night, and they’ll know before this year’s event ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: Football a huge part of our history as a country

By Medicine Hat News on July 4th, 2017

Happy 150th Canada! Recently newspapers carried a spread about great Canadians, including athletes. No football player was mentioned. Not Canada’s athlete of the half century Lionel Conacher who played for the Argos on a Saturday afternoon and the Maple Leafs at night; not the China Clipper, Normie Kwong, no recollections of Russ Jackson or Dan ... Read More »

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