August 16th, 2018

Local Sports

Vandette goes low, wins national title

By Ryan McCracken on August 3rd, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @McCracken Christopher Vandette made history on multiple fronts at Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club Thursday. Trailing by six strokes after three rounds at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship, Vandette says he knew he would need to make up at least four in order to force a playoff in Thursday’s finale — so he ... Read More »

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CanadianJuniors ‘an extraordinary success’ for Hat club

By Ryan McCracken on August 3rd, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken After four rounds and a finish for the ages, Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club general manager Cam Jacques is happy to call the 2018 Canadian Junior Boys Championship “an extraordinary success.” The local links played host to 156 young golfers from across the nation for an incredibly close tournament that Jacques says ... Read More »

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Hat juniors top Sooners at nationals

By Ryan McCracken on August 2nd, 2018

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s junior AAA All-Stars jumped back to .500 at the Junior Little League Canadian Championship with an 8-7 victory over the Atlantic Sooners on Wednesday in Lethbridge. Hayden Hall picked up the victory after entering in relief of Payton Eddy in the second and holding the Sooners to one run on ... Read More »

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Tigers’ Williams cracks Canadian roster

By Ryan McCracken on August 2nd, 2018

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat Tigers forward Josh Williams will represent Canada at the Gretzy Hlinka Cup next week in Edmonton and Red Deer. The 17-year-old Langley product was one of 11 Western Hockey League players selected to Team Canada for the eight-country tournament after a strong rookie season in the Gas City and an ... Read More »

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Nine golfers within three shots of the lead entering final round at Canadian Junior Boys Championship

By Ryan McCracken on August 2nd, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Sitting five shots back of the lead, Luc Warnock knew he needed a big round to get back in the thick of things at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship — and he got it. The Windsor product went four-under through his first five holes before finishing the third round with a two-under 69 ... Read More »

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Mavs’ Murphy named WMBL coach of the year

By Sean Rooney on August 2nd, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney One of the best regular season performances in Western Major Baseball League history was rewarded Wednesday. Andrew Murphy was named the league’s coach of the year after his Medicine Hat Mavericks put up a 38-9 record — second only to the 2013 Mavericks who went 39-7. “Early on we did a really good ... Read More »

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Bulls take Game 2

By Sean Rooney on August 2nd, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Once again the Lethbridge Bulls got an early home run and kept the Medicine Hat Mavericks from breaking out. But in Wednesday’s second game of the Western Major Baseball League playoffs, that home run came with someone else on base, plus they got a masterful pitching performance to win 5-2 and knot the ... Read More »

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Mavs top Bulls in Game 1

By Sean Rooney on August 1st, 2018

SEAN ROONEY srooney@medicinehatnews.comTwitter: MHNRooney Jordan Dray knew it was do or die. With two Lethbride Bulls in scoring position and one out in the sixth inning Tuesday, Jaret Semeniuk laced an Alex Dafoe offering to far right field. With the Medicine Hat Mavericks hanging on to a 3-2 lead, Dray had to make a snap ... Read More »

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Pickleballers converge for Showdown in the Hat

By Sean Rooney on August 1st, 2018

Medicine Hat News Hordes of pickleballers kept the courts in Strathcona busy this past weekend, with the annual Showdown in the Hat involving dozens of teams from across the province. While doubles events were split into age groups, the singles competitions held Friday and Sunday were all-ages. Kim Layton won the women’s over Becks Dudley, ... Read More »

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Vetter puts up PBs

By Sean Rooney on August 1st, 2018

Medicine Hat News To get a personal best early in the swim season is no big deal. To do it on the biggest stage of your season? That’s what Delrae Vetter did this past weekend. At the Canadian Junior Championships in Winnipeg, the Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club star didn’t just get one personal best, she ... Read More »

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