February 18th, 2019

Local Sports

FAME: Important to keep sports fun first and foremost

By None on February 6th, 2019

Recently, I had the incredible honour of attending the 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association’s annual convention in Dallas, Texas. Being surrounded by an overwhelming wealth of knowledge in over 6,600 coaches and presenters was surreal; many of them were from high levels of coaching in the MLB, minors and Division 1 college. One subject was ... Read More »

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Wheelchair team gets valuable experience

By None on February 6th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Ask Angus Horsburgh how many points he scored as Medicine Hat’s wheelchair basketball team hosted a tournament this past weekend, and he honestly doesn’t know. What he does know is that his younger brother Anson made one more basket than he did. Angus, 15, and Anson, 12, are as relentlessly competitive as you’d ... Read More »

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Panthers Classic indoor meet Saturday

By Sean Rooney on February 6th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney In its third year, the Panthers Classic indoor track meet still offers a chance for anyone, competitive or not, to see what they can do on the Family Leisure Centre’s track. But with the host Panthers growing their numbers all the time, it also comes at an important time of year. “It is ... Read More »

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Ringette: Surge wins one, loses one to Calgary team at Kinplex

By None on February 6th, 2019

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Surge under-12 ringette team earned a split on home ice at the Kinplex Saturday. Facing the South Calgary Blaze, the Surge won 5-2 and lost 4-2 in a doubleheader. In the opener, Kyree Stern-Rebmann got the win in net while Grace Ammann, Jaida Waldagger, Hayley Grad, Mackenzie Tindall and Ryleigh ... Read More »

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Rattlers soccer coach resigns, ex-player Rodrigo Tavares takes over men’s team

By Sean Rooney on February 6th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Less than seven months after he was named head coach of Medicine Hat College’s men’s soccer team, Ian Tully has moved on from the Rattlers. Tully, introduced to replace interim coach Travis Hyde on July 16, 2018, resigned Monday having led the team through the outdoor season plus a weekend of competition in ... Read More »

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Minor hockey: Bantam AAA’s stop slide with win over Airdrie

By None on February 5th, 2019

Medicine Hat News The losing skid is over for the South East Athletic Club’s bantam AAA hockey team, and not a moment too soon. The Tigers beat the Airdrie Xtreme 6-3 at Hockey Hounds Arena Saturday, the team’s first league win since Dec. 15. For the second game in a row the home team got ... Read More »

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Hat curling team earns spot at provincials on home ice

By Sean Rooney on February 5th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Connor Zeidell had his draw weight working, which spelled trouble for the other teams at the Alberta under-18 curling qualifier in Calgary this past weekend. After winning one of the two spots, his team gets to play on home ice next month at provincials. Zeidell, with third Cole Lewis, second Bryson Helmle and ... Read More »

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Provincial, world games are coming quick for local Special Olympians

By Ryan McCracken on February 5th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Christine Sullivan and Mitch MacDonald are nearly on top of the world. The pair of Medicine Hat athletes will be making the trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on March 5 to compete on behalf of Canada at the Special Olympics World Games after punching their ticket to the biggest ... Read More »

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Rattlers hang onto second place in ACAC South with win over Clippers

By Ryan McCracken on February 4th, 2019

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Rattlers men’s basketball team held onto second place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference South Division standings with a 96-82 victory over the Briercrest Clippers on Saturday in Caronport, Sask. Jaamel Slack went 5-for-8 from outside the arc and 14-for-22 from the field for 34 points, while Arthur Rosa ... Read More »

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Hamblin, Chyzowski share the wealth

By Ryan McCracken on February 4th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken James Hamblin and Ryan Chyzowski reached a pair of milestones together on Saturday night at the Canalta Centre. The two Medicine Hat Tigers forwards combined to set up Ryan Jevne’s second-period tally and push Hamblin to 100 career assists while lifting Chyzowski to 100 career points en route to a 5-0 victory. “It’s ... Read More »

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