August 17th, 2018

Local Sports

Hatter Hodgins takes second at Maple Leaf IPC

By Ryan McCracken on August 17th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Ryan Hodgins fell three strokes shy of a title at the Maple Leaf Junior Tour International Players Championship in Jasper. The 16-year-old golfer entered the third round of the junior boys division tied for second place alongside Australian Corey Lamb, but it was the Aussie who climbed the leaderboard to ... Read More »

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Mavs sell out for first time in team history

By Ryan McCracken on August 17th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken More than 2,000 Hatters agree, nothing compares to that all-or-nothing feeling. The Medicine Hat Mavericks took home the Western Major Baseball League championship in front of the largest crowd in franchise history with Thursday’s 8-2 Game 5 victory over the Regina Red Sox — with 2,200 tickets sold and hundreds more lining the ... Read More »

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Caine, Dray opt out of Japan ball trip in favour of WMBL final

By Sean Rooney on August 17th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Jumpei Akunama couldn’t help but laugh at the situation two of his Medicine Hat Mavericks teammates found themselves in Thursday. The Japanese pitcher had figured out that Barry Caine and Jordan Dray — both University of British Columbia Thunderbirds players — were supposed to be in Tokyo this week. Small world, he wrote ... Read More »

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Mavericks clinch WMBL title with Game 5 win over Regina

By Sean Rooney on August 17th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney With the biggest crowd at Athletic Park in a quarter century cheering them on, the Medicine Hat Mavericks delivered a Western Major Baseball League title Thursday night. An 8-2 win over the Regina Red Sox gave the host side a 3-2 series victory, spurred on by a sold-out crowd of 2,200, including 200 ... Read More »

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Mavericks win WMBL championship

By Ryan McCracken on August 16th, 2018

SEAN ROONEY srooney@medicinehatnews.com Twitter: MHNRooney With the biggest crowd at Athletic Park in a quarter century cheering them on, the Medicine Hat Mavericks delivered a Western Major Baseball League title Thursday night. An 8-2 win over the Regina Red Sox gave the host side a 3-2 series victory, spurred on by a sold-out crowd of ... Read More »

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Coming home for Game 5

By Sean Rooney on August 16th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Hands up if you saw this coming: Game 5, tonight at Athletic Park with the Medicine Hat Mavericks having lost twice in a row to the Regina Red Sox. OK Sox fans, we see you. The Western Major Baseball League season is going the distance after the loose-as-can-be Sox won 9-5 at Currie ... Read More »

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Legion teams look back on fun summer

By Sean Rooney on August 16th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It wasn’t the best season by the win-loss records, but that’s not to say it wasn’t a successful one for Medicine Hat’s two American Legion baseball squads. The Moose Monarchs missed the playoffs by essentially a run, while the K of C Knights were ousted quickly in their post-season, but players and coaches ... Read More »

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Quartet of Hat athletes gets experience at Legion track nationals

By Sean Rooney on August 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News For many Medicine Hat athletes, last week’s Legion Nationals in Brandon, Man. were their first taste of Canada-wide competition in track and field. While only one wound up with a medal, that’s not to say they didn’t all gain valuable experience. Elic Ayomanor helped an Alberta team to third in the under-16 ... Read More »

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Tigers trade hometown overager White to Ice

By Sean Rooney on August 15th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It was a dream come true for Jaeger White to play for his hometown team, but the numbers simply didn’t add up for him to finish his WHL career with the Medicine Hat Tigers. The 20-year-old forward was traded to the Kootenay Ice Tuesday for a conditional draft pick, after spending one season ... Read More »

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Wilson sticks thorn in Mavs’ side

By Sean Rooney on August 15th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Living on the edge finally came back to bite the Medicine Hat Mavericks. Once again the Mavs got behind early against the Regina Red Sox, but on Tuesday they stayed there, falling 12-1 in Game 3 of the Western Major Baseball League finals. They still lead the best-of-five championship series 2-1 and will ... Read More »

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