October 21st, 2017

Local Sports

Vikings make the right adjustments

By Ryan McCracken on January 13th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Crescent Heights Vikings varsity girls basketball team held off a late push from the Brooks Buffalos to secure a 59-45 victory in Southeast Basketball Conference action Thursday night. Smart shot selection and sound ball movement made the difference down the stretch for Crescent Heights Thursday. While the Buffalos managed to dig in ... Read More »

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Tigers’ new blueliner Henderson a good fit so far

By Ryan McCracken on January 13th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken There’s nothing like instant chemistry. So when Jordan Henderson learned he was not only on his way to a nationally recognized team — and that he would be paired up alongside minor hockey teammate Ty Schultz — he was more than happy to call Medicine Hat his new home. “We’d always text each ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Don’t neglect the mental component of your game

By Medicine Hat News on January 13th, 2017

It’s been five years since I wrote my first Training Matters article. Lots has changed over the years, but one thing has remained the same: No matter the athlete, the sport, the level, or the event they’re preparing for, mental preparation must be taken seriously. I stand behind that statement and stress the importance of ... Read More »

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New Mavericks coach announced

By Ryan McCracken on January 13th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Mavericks are putting their stock in new blood for the second season in a row. Mavs owner and general manager Greg Morrison firmed up his new coaching staff Thursday afternoon, and the appointment of Michael Thompson as the team’s new field manager marks the team’s second-straight rookie coach to run ... Read More »

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Big cats slow down Tigers

By Ryan McCracken on January 12th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken A pair of big deadline deals seemed to be just what the Prince George Cougars needed to knock the Medicine Hat Tigers off their stride Wednesday night at the Canalta Centre. Medicine Hat’s usually potent third period effort was held quiet Wednesday, as Radovan Bondra and Jared Bethune potted the only goals of ... Read More »

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Milne commits to one team of Cougars, helps beat another

By Sean Rooney on January 12th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Early in her first high school basketball league game of the season, it was easy to spot Kaesha Milne. Aside from being Hat High’s tallest player at six feet, the Grade 12 forward seemed to be everywhere on the court. Multiple steals, a blocked shot, running up and down the court as the ... Read More »

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Habs alumni to play in Hat

By Medicine Hat News on January 12th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Montreal Canadiens fans are everywhere, and the team’s alumni know it. That’s why they’re coming to Medicine Hat March 11 for an exhibition game. The stop at Canalta Centre was announced Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Food Bank, which will receive a portion of the proceeds when the oldtimers match up against ... Read More »

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Couple strikes gold, silver at big tourney

By Medicine Hat News on January 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A Medicine Hat couple competed in one of the biggest pickleball tournaments in the province and proved they’re real contenders. Nancy and Ed Dick combined to take second place in their doubles division at the Lexus South Point Winter Classic in Edmonton Saturday, following up a gold medal for Nancy in women’s ... Read More »

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Ringette: Long weekend for under-12’s

By Medicine Hat News on January 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News After six ringette games in three days it’s safe to say Medicine Hat’s under-12 Element players were exhausted. In particular, goalie Rheagyn Heinrichs. Heinrichs carried the load, facing a total of 162 shots as her team went 3-3 to finish fourth in their division. The weekend started well with wins of 5-1 ... Read More »

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WMBL champs go by new name

By Medicine Hat News on January 11th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Following the trend of sports teams abandoning potentially racist undertones, the Swift Current Indians are no more. The Western Major Baseball League team will now be known as the 57’s. The new name and logo, sporting orange and green colours and a baseball with wheat-patterned stitching, were unveiled Tuesday. Their new name ... Read More »

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