April 20th, 2019

Local Sports

Summer swim club starts up

By SEAN ROONEY on April 20th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney The Medicine Hat Manta Rays are reviving the concept of a summer swim club in the city. Five years after the Hurricanes last operated, a group of coaches led by Glen Mori have started up the Rays. They aim to be an introductory competitive club for young athletes not ready for the full winter ... Read More »

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Half-dozen off to Junior Bowl

By Medicine Hat News on April 20th, 2019

A half-dozen local football players have been chosen to take part in Football Alberta’s first-ever Junior Bowl next month. Xavier Bueckert, Walker Entz, Abdul Kiawen, Blake Rose, Lucas Semrau and Tesema Veurink were all named to Team South following a tryout camp in Calgary. The game takes place May 20 at McMahon Stadium, following a ... Read More »

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Mohawks pick up win over Clippers

By Medicine Hat News on April 20th, 2019

Hat High’s boys rugby team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 29-10 win over LCI Wednesday. At the Methanex Bowl, Lachlan Hardiker scored 14 points for the Mohawks, while Elijah Kava, Zack McGregor and Musa Suleman all added tries. In the junior varsity game that followed, Hat High earned a 25-15 win. Hat ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Sports have certainly changed

By ED STILES on April 20th, 2019

At the risk of being seen as one, I would like to share the definition of a curmudgeon – a crusty, ill tempered and usually old man, opinionated, stubborn, a killjoy, a wet blanket. The other day I had the pleasure of a conversation with a curmudgeon, let’s call him Curtis, who checked all the ... Read More »

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Ready for the rematch

By SEAN ROONEY on April 20th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney Some people replay a loss in their mind over and over again, wondering what they could’ve done differently. Janick Lacroix gets to hit the replay button on his phone to do it. That’s what happens when your fight gets broadcast on national TV. “I’ve studied a lot, I watch it just about every day,” ... Read More »

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Mohawks felled in San Diego

By medicinehatnews on April 18th, 2019

They haven’t won a game in San Diego but that’s not to say the Hat High Mohawks haven’t played well according to their head coach. Lyall Foran wrote that “luck hasn’t been on their side,” during the past few days, as the Hat bats have remained cool in the face of tough American pitching. They ... Read More »

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Cheerleading teams compete hard at Edmonton championships

By Medicine Hat News on April 18th, 2019

The Medicine Hat-based Stingerz cheerleading club wound up their last competition in Canada this season, an important qualifier given where they’re headed in a month’s time. The club’s open Killerz team took a first-place banner home from the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza in Edmonton, capping off a successful two-week span. A night after the Stingerz’ mini ... Read More »

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Surprise spot at provincials: Talons’ Heller among those advancing

By SEAN ROONEY on April 18th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney Second at the city meet last week, Eagle Butte’s Aiden Heller didn’t figure he’d be staring down a shot at provincials Wednesday at the South Zone high school badminton championships. With only the top-two finishers advancing to the Alberta Schools Athletic Association finals in Calgary May 3 and 4, and all the Lethbridge and ... Read More »

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Watson on relay team looking to make noise

By Medicine Hat News on April 18th, 2019

Seven Persons’ Sage Watson has been named to Canada’s team for the IAAF World Relays track meet next month in Japan. Watson, who memorably anchored Canada’s 4×400 women’s team to fourth at the Rio Olympics, still lists the 400 metre hurdles as her main event; she’s ranked seven in the world in it currently. But ... Read More »

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Mohawks getting great experience at tournament in San Diego

By Medicine Hat News on April 17th, 2019

One week into the local high school season, the Hat High Mohawks are already on the move for a rare road trip to the United States. The Mohawks are in San Diego this week for a tournament, losing their first two games but more importantly learning lots thanks to tough competition. On Monday they fell ... Read More »

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