July 22nd, 2018

Local Sports

Lawn bowling greens reinvigorated

By Sean Rooney on July 19th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It was a lawn gone wrong. Ever since the Medicine Hat Lawn Bowling Club got its surfaces redone some nine years ago, the quality of the greens gradually went downhill. It got so bad that club members were forced to stop using the eight lanes on the surface closest to the clubhouse this ... Read More »

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Ross ready for the national stage

By Sean Rooney on July 19th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It’s the end of the third inning and K of C Knights catcher Reece Whelen was at bat, so someone needs to warm up the pitcher while he gets his gear on. The backup catcher strolls out, blonde ponytail blowing behind her. Nobody thinks anything of it. For years this has been the ... Read More »

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Mavericks suffer walk-off defeat

By Ryan McCracken on July 19th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Mavericks had a three-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Edmonton Prospects on Wednesday at ReMax Field. Tony Olson scored on an error in the 10th to break open a tie game and snuff out Medicine Hat’s lengthy comeback attempt with a 7-6 walk-off. Nick Spillman put ... Read More »

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Knights felled twice by Lethbridge Miners

By Sean Rooney on July 18th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Their bats may be showing some progress but the K of C Knights still can’t get a win over their Highway 3 rivals. The Lethbridge Miners escaped Athletic Park with a doubleheader sweep Tuesday, beating the host Knights 8-6 and 16-4. Lethbridge is 5-0 head-to-head against Medicine Hat this summer. “Our bats are ... Read More »

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Tigers’ new assistant comes full circle

By Sean Rooney on July 18th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Ryan Smith’s first experience in Medicine Hat came as a 14-year-old invited to a Tigers training camp. Three decades later, the Manitoba product is going to have his second stint with the team start at camp again. Only this time, he’s an assistant coach. Smith, 44, was named the Tigers’ newest coach Tuesday, ... Read More »

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Tigers hire new assistant coach

By Chris Brown on July 17th, 2018

The Medicine Hat Tigers have found a new assistant coach. The team announced today the hiring of Ryan Smith, who spent the last three season as associate coach with the Swift Current Broncos. The Broncos won the Ed Chynoweth Cup this season. “I am very excited and proud to be a Tiger and to join ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: Lulay can still get it done for Lions

By None on July 17th, 2018

After beating B.C. 41-19 in Winnipeg, the Blue Bombers swaggered over-confidently into the Lions’ den only to find that kitty has claws. In contrasting halves, the Red River boys continued their dominance by running up a 17-0 lead after 30 minutes. Then a rusty pivot with red hair, Travis Lulay, engineered 20 unanswered points to ... Read More »

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Libke solid in victory

By Sean Rooney on July 17th, 2018

Medicine Hat News After his last start, Medicine Hat Mavericks pitcher Jared Libke said he’d like to throw with a bit more control the next time out. He ought to be happy about how things went in Brooks Monday night. Libke only walked one batter and gave up three hits in seven innings of a ... Read More »

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Rattlers name two new soccer coaches

By Sean Rooney on July 17th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Medicine Hat College is officially moving on from its long-time, award-winning soccer coach —and, for that matter, a one-coach system. Jim Loughlin’s name was nowhere to be seen in Monday’s press release announcing Ian Tully to run the men’s team and Stephen Newton for the women’s. Loughlin —hired in 2004 as the men’s ... Read More »

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Under-16 Thunder take bronze at softball provincials

By Sean Rooney on July 17th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Thunder won bronze at under-16 B softball provincials, and very nearly had a spot in Sunday’s final. In the town of Calahoo, the Thunder forced an extra inning and had a runner at third base to force a second but fell 14-13 to the Sedgewick Oilers in their semifinal. ... Read More »

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