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Inside the CFL: Bombers appear to be on their way up the standings

By Medicine Hat News on May 30th, 2017

Last year the Winnipeg Blue Bombers ended a four year playoff drought by finishing third in the Western Division. Everything was going well against the hometown Lions in the semifinal, up 28-12 in the third quarter. But B.C., led by sophomore quarterback Jonathon Jennings, roared back and took a 32-31 lead with 1:06 left in ... Read More »

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Mavericks hit the ground running

By Sean Rooney on May 30th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney If one day on the field is any indication, you’d be reading too much in to how this summer’s version of the Medicine Hat Mavericks might fare. While new head coach Michael Thompson was happy with the team’s first workout at Athletic Park Monday, the only real answers for a side with four ... Read More »

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First-year black belt does well in elite division at taekwondo nationals

By Sean Rooney on May 30th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Athletes from Medicine Hat’s Fire Dragon Taekwondo brought home 45 medals from the national championships in Calgary this past weekend, including two in a top-end division. Ten-year-old Nathan Seto, who’s had his black belt for only a year, was second in sparring and third in Poomsae (forms) for the 11-and-under elite group. After ... Read More »

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Heller repeats as men’s singles champion

By Ryan McCracken on May 29th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Calvin Heller retained his crown as the men’s open singles champion at the Medicine Hat Tennis Club’s City Singles Tournament on Sunday afternoon. Heller, the top-seed as the reigning champion, clinched a straight sets victory over Craig Weich, 6-2, 6-1, to clinch the title a year after defeating Trevor Riddell in a ... Read More »

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Sun Devils drop fifth straight in blowout loss to ‘Cudas

By Ryan McCracken on May 29th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The hard times keep coming for the Medicine Hat Sun Devils. After bouncing back from an 0-2 start to the season with a three-game winning streak, the Devils have fallen into a tailspin — dropping their fifth straight Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League Tier 2 junior B contest in a 15-4 blowout to ... Read More »

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Koska brothers out to top hobby stock

By Ryan McCracken on May 29th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Off the track, Jason and Jareme Koska are a typical pair of brothers, but that all changes when the green flag falls. The local drivers have been on each other’s heels at the Medicine Hat Speedway for the past four seasons. While they help each other out in the pits and hope to ... Read More »

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Local teams fall early at high school baseball championships

By Ryan McCracken on May 29th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A repeat championship at the Southern Alberta High School Baseball League championships just wasn’t in the cards for the Hat High Mohawks. After working through last season’s playoff bracket as a low seed and clinching an underdog title, the Mohawks fell two wins shy of retaining the crowd on Friday in Vauxhall, ... Read More »

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Schneider looking forward to fresh start in Calgary after frustrating end to season

By Ryan McCracken on May 27th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Nick Schneider has been dealt a new hand. After struggling through the second half of the Medicine Hat Tigers season and losing the starting goaltender’s job to Michael Bullion, Schneider will get the chance to start from scratch with the Calgary Hitmen. “It’s a fresh start,” said Schneider, who was shipped to the ... Read More »

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Hatter Bartman reflects on hockey life ahead of Alberta Sports Hall of Fame induction

By Sean Rooney on May 27th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney They were arguably the best college hockey team the province, maybe even the country, has ever seen. But none of the NAIT Ookpiks’ 33 wins in the 1984-85 season are what Medicine Hat’s Jamie Bartman remembers. Instead, it was an 11-day foray into Switzerland. “I was so fascinated with Europe,” said the now ... Read More »

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Decisions, decisions

By Ryan McCracken on May 27th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The goaltending picture just got a little clearer for the Medicine Hat Tigers, but there’s still plenty left to be determined. Tigers head coach and general manger Shaun Clouston sent impending overage netminder Nick Schneider to the Calgary Hitmen on Friday morning, leaving Medicine Hat with three game-ready goaltenders heading into the next ... Read More »

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