June 25th, 2017

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Tigers get a fresh start

By Ryan McCracken on September 23rd, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The day has finally arrived. After their longest off-season in more than a decade, the Medicine Hat Tigers are set to drop the puck on the 2016-17 WHL season with a clean slate and a positive outlook. “It’s an exciting time of the year. We get to get back after it, after last ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Sit down, take a deep breath

By Medicine Hat News on September 23rd, 2016

What is the one thing that our life is centered around, regardless of age, nationality, religion, or any other factor? The one thing that is the only thing that starts and maintains life? OK, maybe not the only thing, but definitely one of only a few things. Did you guess breathing? Well then you are ... Read More »

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Slice of the Game: Getting ready for tournament play means not changing your swing

By Medicine Hat News on September 22nd, 2016

Every September, much of my time is spent working with the rookies on the Medicine Hat College Rattlers golf teams. What exactly are we working on and would it be beneficial to you? I teach them how to properly prepare for a tournament, which is a skill many players lack. Once you have a solid ... Read More »

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Hard work pays off for MacPherson

By Ryan McCracken on September 22nd, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Dylan MacPherson didn’t take the easy route to major junior hockey. The 18-year-old Redcliff native served a three-year tenure with the Southeast Athletic Club Tigers during a difficult chapter in the program’s history. Despite watching several teammates take the call to play elsewhere, such as the Alberta Junior Hockey League, MacPherson stuck around, ... Read More »

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Racquet fans faring well at pickleball

By Medicine Hat News on September 21st, 2016

Medicine Hat News Already successful tennis players, the Medicine Hat duo of Trevor Riddell and Cory Streifel are showing they’re pretty good at the sport’s close cousin, pickleball. Riddell and Streifel were among a handful of Hat players in Okotoks for a tournament this past weekend, going 5-1 to claim top spot in their men’s ... Read More »

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Nelson, Kallis pair up to win silver

By Medicine Hat News on September 21st, 2016

Medicine Hat News Local CrossFit competitors were in Saskatoon this past weekend, with a couple of them reaching the podium at the Bridge City Beatdown. Miranda Nelson and Melissa Kallis paired up to finish second out of 40 teams in the women’s scaled division. Meanwhile Ben Suranko, in a 27-man invite-only elite division, placed fourth. ... Read More »

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FAME: More women needed on Medicine Hat Sports Wall of Fame

By Medicine Hat News on September 21st, 2016

Graham Kelly was recently the 21st person inducted to the Medicine Hat’s Sports Wall of Fame which recognizes community leaders for outstanding success or contributions in sports. As I marveled at this tremendous accomplishment and admired his plaque on the wall, I also made a key observation: out of 21 inductees, only two are female. ... Read More »

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Drag racing season down to the wire

By Medicine Hat News on September 21st, 2016

Medicine Hat News It’s down to the wire and the action was hot this past weekend at the Medicine Hat Drag Strip. In a makeup weekend due to rainouts, racers tried to earn points before this weekend’s series finales take place. That made for some fast times and lots of nerves at the start line. ... Read More »

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Talons win in Lethbridge

By Medicine Hat News on September 21st, 2016

Medicine Hat News So far, so good for Eagle Butte’s varsity boys volleyball team. The Talons won a tournament in Lethbridge this past weekend, a familiar start to their campaign after winning the exact same event a year ago. After getting through three round robin matches and two playoff games at the Lethbridge College tourney, ... Read More »

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Alberta Winter Games: All roads lead to Medicine Hat

By Sean Rooney on February 13th, 2016

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Athletes are on their way. Food is being prepared. Programs are printed. Venues are ready. The stage is set for the Alberta Winter Games. How does it feel after two years of planning to be on the precipice? “I think more excitement, I don’t think we’re really nervous at all,” said Games manager ... Read More »

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