August 16th, 2018

Local Sports

Tough misses and rough terrain tell second-round story at Canadian Juniors

By Sean Rooney on August 1st, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It’s the short misses that really hurt, and there were a lot of them on the greens at Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club Tuesday, as the Canadian Junior Boys Championship reached the half-way point. Only three players remained under par through 36 holes, including Lacombe’s Brady McKinlay, who eagled the par 4 ... Read More »

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Juniors get first win at nationals

By Sean Rooney on August 1st, 2018

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s junior AAA baseball team improved to 1-2 at nationals Tuesday, and it wasn’t even close. At Lethbriddge, the Alberta champions invoked the mercy rule on the British Columbia representatives, winning 13-1 in five innings. A 10-run third inning was highlighted by Kayden Hleucka’s grand slam. The day couldn’t have gone ... Read More »

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Hot start to the week for some

By Sean Rooney on July 31st, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney A sample size of three is hardly scientific, but it did seem like scoring was inversely related to water consumption in the first round of the Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championship. On a sweltering Monday at Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club, the temperature soared into the mid-30’s while 10 of the 156 ... Read More »

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Freak injury the only bad news for Mavs entering series

By Sean Rooney on July 31st, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney On paper it’s pretty straightforward. The Medicine Hat Mavericks won all six games they played against the Lethbridge Bulls this summer, have the second-best record ever in the Western Major Baseball League, with the best offence, second-best defence and all the confidence in the world. The Bulls had the better record last year ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: Odd decisions continue to plague the Riders

By None on July 31st, 2018

After playing Eastern opponents their first five games, both the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders were anxious to get down to serious business and see how they match up. The teams met Saturday night in Regina under a late-rising full moon, perfect for a strange night. Both clubs were missing key players: the Riders, superb ... Read More »

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Toth’s sibling rivalry

By Ryan McCracken on July 31st, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It may not have been his first, but Saturday’s Wally Trophy victory was certainly one of the sweetest Zach Toth has ever won. The 20-year-old pro bike drag racer defeated his father in Saturday’s National Hot Rod Association Northwest National Open Series semifinals before beating out his older brother in the final to ... Read More »

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Mavericks to meet Bulls in first round after finishing atop WMBL standings

By Ryan McCracken on July 30th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Mavericks locked up the best record in the Western Major Baseball League with a pair of victories on the road this weekend —now it’s time to make it matter in the playoffs. The 38-9 Mavericks will open the playoffs Tuesday at Athletic Park against the 19-29 Bulls after sweeping the ... Read More »

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Gardner shines on showdown Saturday

By Ryan McCracken on July 30th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken When Jacob Gardner saw the draw for Saturday’s Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede bull riding finale, he couldn’t help but get excited. Having been on the back of Tippin’ Point a few times in the past, the Dawson Creek cowboy says he knew if he did his part the bull would put him ... Read More »

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Rodeo News inducted to Hall of Fame in front of Stampede crowd Saturday

By Ryan McCracken on July 30th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Fans in attendance at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede rodeo Saturday got to witness a chapter in the history of the sport with the induction of saddle bronc Rodeo News into the Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame. Rodeo News made a name for himself as one of the circuits meanest broncs ... Read More »

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Juniors excited for nationals

By Sean Rooney on July 27th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Nolan Burzminski makes a tiny adjustment to his grip and suddenly he’s bombing his driver further than his playing partners. But on the second shot at Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club’s long 15th hole Thursday, Ryan Hodgins sticks his approach to within five feet, and he lets Burzminski and Caleb Kinch know ... Read More »

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