April 20th, 2019

Local Sports

Medallists get good lessons at gymnastics provincials

By SEAN ROONEY on April 17th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney Sometimes things don’t quite go as planned at the biggest event of the season. Though two of its athletes medalled at the Alberta Gymnastics Federation’s provincial championships this past weekend, Medicine Hat’s Salta Gymnastics Club is looking more at what they learned and what’s to come for their bright young stars. “These guys have ... Read More »

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Schedule for World Under-17 Hockey Challenge gets released

By Medicine Hat News on April 17th, 2019

The schedule is set for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Medicine Hat and Swift Current. Hockey Canada released the information Tuesday morning via press release, setting an all-Canadian matchup for opening night at Canalta Centre Nov. 2. Meanwhile the third Canadian team will play defending champion Russia in Swift Current. “Kicking off the 2019 ... Read More »

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Lacroix wins tune-up bout

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

Janick Lacroix geared up for boxing nationals with a tough test south of the border. Lacroix, the defending national junior middleweight champion, was in Hamilton, Montana Saturday where he edged state champion Bryson Kearny in the main event at U.S. Junior Olympic qualifiers. “Janick ended up the winner but very close fight and a real ... Read More »

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Mega Tournament wraps up

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

The eighth annual Mega Tournament for local badminton wrapped up Saturday night with plenty of winners among the 669 athletes involved. But it was Irvine School that claimed the biggest trophy of the event, named aggregate champion. Led by four division champions, Irvine had more total points than anyone else in the two-day event, which ... Read More »

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Søgaard moves up a spot in draft rankings

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

A tremendous finish to the season has seen Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Mads Søgaard go even higher on the depth charts ahead of June’s NHL draft. The Danish netminder is now second – up from third in January – among North American goalies in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings released Monday. After a rough time ... Read More »

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AMAC’s Vetter makes a final

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

Medicine Hat swimmer Delrae Vetter made a final at the Western Canadian Championships in Edmonton this past weekend, part of a half-dozen athletes from the Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club. Vetter, in the 13 – to 15-year-old age group, touched the wall in a rare tie for sixth place in the girls 400 metre freestyle. Her ... Read More »

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Callan brothers make Alberta team

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

On the heels of a half-dozen Medicine Hat football players earning a spot at the Senior Bowl and two more named to the provincial under-18 roster, a pair of brothers were selected for a third team with a big summer trip involved. Hat High’s Dylan and Aayden Callan made Football Alberta’s under-17 team headed to ... Read More »

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Volleyball tournament brings sense of community

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

Odds were good it would be two Medicine Hat teams in the final of the South East Alberta Volleyball Club’s event in Dunmore Sunday night. After all, six of the eight teams were either SEAVC or the newly minted Medicine Hat Volleyball Club. As it turned out, SEAVC’s Rattlers Black beat Rattlers White in the ... Read More »

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Fencer gold in Saskatchewan

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

A week after competing in Alberta provincials, local fencer Hudson Ma went to Regina to see how he’d fare in Saskatchewan’s championships. Pretty well, it turns out. The AAA Fencing Club dueller won the under-13 mixed foil event, then took third in sabre. He was only 13th out of 20 in foil when Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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Ex-Mavericks pitcher Webb called up to big leagues with Atlanta

By SEAN ROONEY on April 15th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney He readily admits his team had little to do with it, but Medicine Hat Mavericks owner Greg Morrison is a proud papa nonetheless. On Sunday, Jacob Webb – who threw for the college-age summer baseball team in 2012 and 2013 – was called up to the Atlanta Braves. It’s the first time an ex-Mavericks ... Read More »

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