August 25th, 2019

Local Sports

Vessella on summer in Medicine Hat: ‘It’s the whole package’

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 12th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Tom Vessella couldn’t help but get romantic when reflecting on his summer of baseball in the Gas City. The Medicine Hat Mavericks head coach was forced to close the book on his first season with the Western Canadian Baseball League club following Saturday’s 3-0 loss to the Lethbridge Bulls at Spitz Stadium. But even ... Read More »

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Watson claims silver with Team Canada in 4×400

By Medicine Hat News on August 12th, 2019

Sage Watson draped another medal around her neck at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru this weekend. The 25-year-old Seven Persons sprinter helped Canada clinch silver in the women’s 4×400-metre relay Saturday evening with a combined time of 3:27.01, adding to her gold earned Thursday in the 400-metre hurdles. Watson took the baton with ... Read More »

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Hatters drop opener at World Series

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 12th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat AAA All-Stars – also known as Team Canada – were dealt a 4-0 loss by Puerto Rico to open the Junior Little League World Series on Sunday in Taylor, Mich. Hat starter Kevan Schafer managed to hold his opponents to a scoreless stalemate through the first three innings, but Puerto Rico’s ... Read More »

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Mavericks shut out in season-ending loss to Bulls

By Ryan McCracken on August 10th, 2019

There will be a new Western Canadian Baseball League champion this summer.  After rallying to force a winner-take-all Game 3 in their first-round playoff series against the Lethbridge Bulls, the reigning champion Medicine Hat Mavericks were shut out in a season-ending 3-0 loss on Saturday night at Spitz Stadium.  Bulls starter Dylan Emmons kept Medicine ... Read More »

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Local under-15 girls squad set to defend home turf at Alberta Soccer Championship

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 10th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Rattlers Athletic Soccer Club’s under-15 Tier 3 girls squad has been waiting all year to play a meaningful game on home turf. Well, it doesn’t get much more meaningful than the Alberta Soccer Championship. “It’s honestly really exciting because it’s not often that we get many teams to drive out here because they ... Read More »

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Mavericks force Game 3

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 10th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken This one’s going the distance. Facing elimination in just their second game of the Western Canadian Baseball League post-season, the Medicine Hat Mavericks withstood the elements to snatch a 7-1 victory from the grip of the Lethbridge Bulls on Friday at Athletic Park and force a winner-take-all Game 3. “Rivalries are a great thing ... Read More »

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Mavericks face uphill climb

By Nick Kuhl on August 9th, 2019

nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com@NKuhlHerald It is just one game into the playoffs, but the Lethbridge Bulls are already only one game away from the second round. And the Medicine Hat Mavericks are on the brink of elimination. Bulls DH Kaleb Warden hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth off Mavs reliever Junior Pimentel as ... Read More »

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Training Matters:

By Ed Stiles on August 9th, 2019

Prepare the body! Sorry to all the old school non-believers out there who think that things like stretching, foam rolling and warming up are just another coddling of soft kids and a waste of time. Twenty years ago, I agreed with you. But the reality of today’s youth is that they simply don’t move like ... Read More »

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A city behind them: Hatters come out to support All-Stars ahead of Junior Little League World Series

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 9th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The city came out in support of the Medicine Hat AAA All-Stars on Thursday evening at Jeffries Field. The local ball team recently became the first Hat squad in history to punch their ticket to the Junior Little League World Series, and on Thursday they welcomed an overwhelming amount of support from at a ... Read More »

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Watson wins gold at Pan Am Games

By Medicine Hat News on August 9th, 2019

Sage Watson wrote another chapter into her storybook summer with a gold medal at the Pan American Games Thursday in Lima, Peru. The 25-year-old Seven Persons sprinter bested the field to take the top of the podium in the women’s 400-metre hurdles with a season-best time of 55:16. Watson placed second in the semifinal with ... Read More »

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