October 17th, 2017

Local Sports

Buzzer beater sinks Colts in zone final

By Ryan McCracken on March 13th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The McCoy Colts girls varsity basketball team dropped an absolute heartbreaker on their home court Saturday afternoon, falling 73-71 to the WR Myers Rebels in the 3A south zone final after holding the lead in the dying moments of the game. While they fell short of the banner, the Colts will have a ... Read More »

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Arena of dreams: Local hockey fans relish the chance to skate with stars

By Ryan McCracken on March 13th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Love them or hate them, there’s no denying the storied history of the Montreal Canadiens. It’s what made Saturday’s Canadiens Alumni Tour matchup against the local Medicine Hat Blues at the Canalta Centre such a spectacle to behold — with the former Habs in attendance boasting more Stanley Cup rings to their credit ... Read More »

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So close: Hounds fall one shot shy of SCAHL south final

By Ryan McCracken on March 13th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Hounds came all the way back from the brink to force overtime against the top-seeded Wheatland Chiefs in the South Central Alberta Hockey League’s south semifinal Saturday at The Arena, but the dream fizzled out in the extra frame. Robert Butterwick stopped the Hounds comeback in its tracks with less ... Read More »

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Tigers clinch Central Division for first time since 2007

By Ryan McCracken on March 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Tigers are Central Division champions. Michael Bullion stopped 28 shots in a 4-0 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings at Rogers Place, while the Calgary Hitmen kept their own playoff hopes alive in a 5-2 win over the Hurricanes — snuffing out Lethbridge’s bid for the central crown. It’s been 10 ... Read More »

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Curling club, McCoy get needed cash

By Mo Cranker on March 11th, 2017

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Local MLA Bob Wanner presented two cheques to two sporting organizations Friday afternoon in hopes of lightening the financial load on the groups. The first cheque for $33,345 was presented to Monsignor McCoy High School as part of the Community Initiatives Program Grant, which will help cover hosting costs of ASAA provincial basketball ... Read More »

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Tickets to provincials punched for local teams

By Sean Rooney on March 11th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney You go to provincials! You go to provincials! Not everyone punched their ticket Friday, but it sure seemed that way for Medicine Hat basketball teams. Led by the Hat High 4A squads coming through in must-win games in Lethbridge, at least four sides will have extra practices next week in advance of Alberta ... Read More »

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Salta athletes busy racking up medals

By Medicine Hat News on March 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It’s been a busy two weeks for Medicine Hat’s Salta Gymnastics. The gym held its annual Cactus Classic at the end of February, 29 athletes combining for 72 medals. Then this past weekend in Airdrie 10 athletes combined for seven podium finishes. The most decorated Salta athlete between the two events was ... Read More »

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Provincial indoor titles for three Bulldogs

By Medicine Hat News on March 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Three Medicine Hat athletes won events at the Alberta Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend in Edmonton, but it’s hard not to note one that stood out. Lewis Benoy of the Bulldogs Track Club won high jump and triple jump and was third in long jump at the prestigious meet, which ... Read More »

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Hounds could use a bit more offence

By Ryan McCracken on March 11th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Their goaltending has been nothing short of top notch, but the offence has certainly been hard to come by for the Medicine Hat Hounds. The Hounds escaped with a 1-1 tie against the Foothills Bisons in their second game of South Central Alberta Hockey League post-season after trailing for the majority of the ... Read More »

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Rattlers can still claim bronze at nationals

By Sean Rooney on March 11th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney A medal is still on the table for the Medicine Hat College Rattlers men’s volleyball team. After a devastating five-set loss in their opening match at Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association finals in London, Ont., the Rattlers had a better time finishing in Friday’s 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-23) win over the Holland Hurricanes. The ... Read More »

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