August 14th, 2018

Local Sports

Buono still working hard for Lions

By None on August 14th, 2018

I went into the visiting team’s coaching room to console my old friend Wally Buono, whose Lions had just lost to Calgary 27-18, their fourth defeat in five games. The winningest coach of all-time was staring sadly at the floor but when he saw me he broke into a big smile and came over to ... Read More »

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Mavs a win away

By Sean Rooney on August 14th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney One more win and the title is theirs. The Medicine Hat Mavericks beat the Regina Red Sox 6-4 Monday at Athletic Park, taking a 2-0 lead in the Western Major Baseball League’s best-of-five championship series to Saskatchewan Tuesday with the hopes of a late-night ride home to remember. “We’ve still got to take ... Read More »

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Mountain biking showdown registration nears

By Sean Rooney on August 14th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The registration deadline is coming up for the biggest local mountain biking race of the year. The Battle Creek Showdown happens Saturday, Aug. 25 in Elkwater, showcasing a brand new trail and kids event, but you’ve got to sign up by Aug. 19 if you want to take part. The 670 Collective ... Read More »

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Soldier wants to ride at 2020 Olympics

By None on August 14th, 2018

Justin Seward Alberta Newspaper Group It’s a rare feat that CFB Suffield Cpl. Phil Brunelle is trying to accomplish, but it’s a task he is up for. Brunelle is trying to qualify for Canada’s equestrian show jumping team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He believes no soldier has been on the team in ... Read More »

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Mud bog event turns 10 with plenty of torque, winners at drag strip

By Sean Rooney on August 14th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The 10th anniversary of the Medicine Hat Boggers’ annual mud bog event saw dozens of trucks slog through a giant pit trying to reach the other end. On Saturday at the Medicine Hat Drag Strip, contestants in five divisions. Amber Gallup of Redcliff won the stock class ahead of Dylan Yanke (Medicine ... Read More »

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Youngster Wilkie wins Darryl Adams Memorial

By Ryan McCracken on August 13th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Fourteen-year-old Kaylee Wilkie was in the mix with some of the Medicine Hat Speedway’s top drivers this weekend, and she came out on top with the coveted Darryl Adams Memorial trophy for most points across all four classes in action. The young Evolution Cup car driver kept the pace in eight races over ... Read More »

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Mavs take early edge over Red Sox in WMBL final

By Ryan McCracken on August 13th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Go big or go home seemed to be the mantra of the Regina Red Sox Sunday night. Death by a thousand cuts was the familiar refrain from the host Medicine Hat Mavericks. The Western Major Baseball League’s Eastern Division representative in the championship finals put three balls over the fence at Athletic Park, ... Read More »

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Birdie streak earns Werre Hat club championship

By Ryan McCracken on August 13th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Ryan Werre sank birdies on seven consecutive holes to earn the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club championship in Sunday’s second round. Werre started up the streak on the fifth hole and kept dropping birdies through the 11th before finally evening out. Werre finished the day at 66 to close out at ... Read More »

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WMBL investigating eligibility of Prospects pitcher

By Ryan McCracken on August 11th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney When the Edmonton Prospects went to their bullpen with the season on the line, few people knew who was wearing the No. 41 jersey. After Braeden Alleman shut down the Medicine Hat MavericksThursdaynight for 6 1/3 innings and helped force a fifth and deciding semifinal series gameFriday, there were a lot of questions ... Read More »

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Drivers set to strive for perfection at Darryl Adams Memorial races

By Ryan McCracken on August 11th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Dozens of drivers will be striving for perfection at the Medicine Hat Speedway this weekend. Drivers from five classes descend on the track for the two-day Darryl Adams Memorial — a weekend dedicated to the memory of a former Speedway champion, and one president Rick Jondreau says always brings out the best in ... Read More »

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