July 22nd, 2018

Local Sports

Ex-coach takes over as Cubs president

By Sean Rooney on July 13th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney A dozen years after he first became coach of the Medicine Hat Travelodge Cubs, Dave Kowalchuk is taking over as the junior B hockey team’s president. He’s wasting no time in trying to transform the club’s fortunes, both on and off the ice. “We’re going to recruit here hard, try to build a ... Read More »

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Ross named to team Canada women’s squad

By Ryan McCracken on July 13th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat K of C Knights catcher Kaitlyn Ross is ready to make her mark on the international stage again. The Redcliff product and Medicine Hat Little League graduate was named to the Canadian national women’s baseball team following selection camp in Montreal this week and will move on to compete for ... Read More »

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Slice of the Game: Start drinking (water) long before that hot summer day’s round of golf

By None on July 12th, 2018

Golfers spend their winter months dreaming of summer heatwaves, yet when the thermometer goes up, all too often, their scores do as well. The summer sun is out in full force this week; however, its impact on your game may not always be a positive one. Long-term exposure to excessive heat will leave you dehydrated. ... Read More »

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Whitecaps growing the game

By Ryan McCracken on July 12th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club has embedded itself in the Gas City this week, aiming to grow the beautiful game while identifying some of Southern Alberta’s top talent on the pitch. The Whitecaps youth soccer skills camp runs through the week at Medicine Hat College, catering to players from U11 to U17, and ... Read More »

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Cervantes shuts down Red Sox

By Sean Rooney on July 12th, 2018

Medicine Hat News An extra day’s rest in Regina worked wonders for the Medicine Hat Mavericks. After their Tuesday game against the Red Sox was cancelled due to thunderstorms, the Mavs made efficient work of a 6-0 win Wednesday to begin a scheduled doubleheader before edging a 3-2 win to close out the night. Jaymon ... 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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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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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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