July 17th, 2018

Local Sports

Decades later, MacKinnon a champ again

By Sean Rooney on July 11th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Five years ago, Shawn MacKinnon got back in to high-level competitive bowling. He’d only been away from the scene a few decades. Last week, the 48-year-old became a national champion for the second time. His first was in 1984. “I started thinking about it when I won provincials back in March,” said MacKinnon. ... Read More »

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Royals unstoppable in doubleheader sweep

By Sean Rooney on July 11th, 2018

Medicine Hat News It wasn’t as though their pitchers were out of control, or even that they were throwing meatballs to home plate. The Moose Monarchs’ defence wasn’t shabby, either. It’s just that the Billings Royals kept finding green, at-bat after at-bat. The Royals could seemingly do no wrong in the fifth inning of a ... Read More »

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Mavericks rained out in Regina

By Sean Rooney on July 11th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Mavericks got a step closer to the playoffs, even though they didn’t play. Despite their scheduled game in Regina called off due to thunderstorms in the area, the Mavericks’ magic number for guaranteeing a spot in the Western Major Baseball League post-season shrank to three when Brooks lost 6-4 ... Read More »

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Majors go 2-2 in home tourney

By Sean Rooney on July 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News It was an up-and-down weekend for the Saamis Rotary Majors baseball team, which hosted its annual AAA tournament but had to settle for fifth place. After losing 15-12 Friday to Calgary’s Bow Ridge, the Majors chalked up a solid 13-7 win over Calgary Fish Creek Saturday afternoon. They were up 10-1 heading ... Read More »

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Under-12 softball team wins twice at provincials

By Sean Rooney on July 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The first of Medicine Hat’s softball teams took their shot at a provincial title this past weekend, coming up just short of the medal round. The Thunder were in Edmonton for the under-12 D championships and went 2-2, including an absolutely wild opening game. Julia Plouffe’s home run and Jordan Weisgerber’s ground ... Read More »

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Ayomanor shows his track legs in football

By Sean Rooney on July 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Watch out, world. Elic Ayomanor is not slowing down. The 15-year-old Medicine Hat athlete helped Alberta to two straight wins at Football Canada’s Under-16 Western Challenge this past week in Edmonton, capping a 47-21 gold medal win over Manitoba Saturday with three touchdowns. Already headed to the Legion national track and field ... Read More »

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Dawgs prove dangerous

By Sean Rooney on July 10th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney They could clinch a playoff spot by the end of the week, but the Medicine Hat Mavericks started it off with a high-intensity potential playoff preview. The Mavs lost at home for the second time in three days Monday, a 6-5 decision to the Okotoks Dawgs which ended with the teams nearly fighting ... Read More »

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Cypress nearly passes Hat in medal count at games in Taber

By Sean Rooney on July 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Cypress County nearly did the unthinkable at the Southern Alberta Summer Games: they almost got more medals than Medicine Hat. Despite a smaller team, the Cypress crew totalled 85 medals (34 gold, 28 silver, 23 bronze) at the games this past weekend in Taber, just two shy of Medicine Hat’s 87 (41 ... Read More »

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Hatters return from pickleball nationals as gold medallists

By None on July 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A pair of Medicine Hat pickleball players can call themselves national champions. Carolyn Snyder and Ruthmary Hollis won gold in Kelowna at the Pickleball Canada Organization’s national championships Sunday, taking top spot in the women’s 3.0 skill level division. The duo won all five of their games, including a 2-0 (11-2, 11-4) ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: Tough to explain Riders thus far

By None on July 10th, 2018

What a great special teams tackle by Medicine Hat’s own Connor McGough last Thursday at Mosaic Stadium. It was 13-12 for the Cats with less than three minutes to go. He made sure Roughrider returner Christion Jones didn’t give his team good field position for the final push. He did his part but Roughrider Brandon ... Read More »

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