January 27th, 2020

Sports

Local Sports

  • Clippers stay perfect: Rattlers women’s basketball team wins one set, but falls short of stopping Briercrest’s perfect season

    The Medicine Hat Rattlers women’s volleyball team managed pick up a set against undefeated Briercrest – just the fourth team to accomplish the feat in 17 matches this season – but they ultimately fell short of knocking the unstoppable Clippers off their pace in a 25-13, 25-17, 24-26, 25-18 loss at the Snake Pit. Outside [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Blades brush off three-goal deficit, come back to beat Tigers

    The Medicine Hat Tigers watched a three-goal lead vanish on Friday night at the SaskTel Centre. After taking over the commanding lead just past the halfway point of the second period, the Tigers allowed five goals over the next 11 minutes of ice time before falling 6-5 to the Saskatoon Blades. Tristen Robins finished with [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Tigers heading back East

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Crunch time has officially arrived for the Medicine Hat Tigers. Trailing the Edmonton Oil Kings by 11 points for the Central Division lead with 24 games left in the regular season, Hat assistant coach Ryan Smith says the time is now to start climbing. “It doesn’t get any easier after Christmas. People don’t realize [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Rattlers men’s volleyball team fighting to stay in the playoff hunt

    The Medicine Hat Rattlers men’s volleyball team will be aiming to bounce back into the win column and keep their playoff hopes alive when they welcome the Briercrest Clippers to the Snake Pit tonight at 8 p.m. The Rattlers (4-12) sit 12 points behind the Clippers (10-6) for the fourth and final playoff berths up [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Bulldogs hit indoor meet in Edmonton

    Indoor track season continued for the Bulldogs Track and Field Club this past weekend with a meet in Edmonton. Orin May had a standout meet, finishing second in the 60 metre hurdles for the under-20 division and third in the 60 metre sprint. He was a hundredth of a second away from the podium in [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

National Sports

  • Kobe Bryant and daughter among those killed in chopper crash

    CALABASAS, Calif. – Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died near Calabasas, California, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Manitoba goes unbeaten to capture Canadian junior women’s curling title

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Manitoba third Karlee Burgess captured a record third Canadian women’s junior title on Sunday, helping Mackenzie Zacharias’s team earn the victory. Zacharias beat Alberta’s Abby Marks 10-3 in the final, capping an 11-0 tournament for Manitoba. Burgess, 21, was on two national championship teams from Nova Scotia (2016 with Mary Fay and [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Mary-Anne Arsenault beats curling legend Colleen Jones in Nova Scotia final

    DARTMOUTH, N.S. – Colleen Jones fell just short in her bid to skip a Nova Scotia rink at the Canadian women’s curling championship at the age of 60. Jones, a six-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion, lost 7-4 to Mary-Anne Arsenault in the Nova Scotia final on Sunday. Arsenault’s team will now represent Nova Scotia [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Decision on top Canadian canoeist’s doping case set to be revealed

    MONTREAL – One of Canada’s top 2020 Olympic medal contenders is expected to find out a decision on a doping case affecting her status for Tokyo on Monday. Canoeist Laurence Vincent Lapointe is slated to speak at press conferences in Trois-Rivieres, Que., and Montreal after the International Canoe Federation releases a decision on her case. [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Canada’s basketball community mourns Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

    In his 40 years in basketball, nothing Chuck Swirksy has seen compared to Kobe Bryant’s performance against the Toronto Raptors. The broadcaster reminisced about Bryant’s 81-point game against the Raptors on Sunday, shortly after the news broke that the Los Angeles Lakers great had died in a helicopter crash at the age of 41. Bryant’s [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago