April 19th, 2019

Local Sports

Mohawks felled in San Diego

By medicinehatnews on April 18th, 2019

They haven’t won a game in San Diego but that’s not to say the Hat High Mohawks haven’t played well according to their head coach. Lyall Foran wrote that “luck hasn’t been on their side,” during the past few days, as the Hat bats have remained cool in the face of tough American pitching. They ... Read More »

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Cheerleading teams compete hard at Edmonton championships

By Medicine Hat News on April 18th, 2019

The Medicine Hat-based Stingerz cheerleading club wound up their last competition in Canada this season, an important qualifier given where they’re headed in a month’s time. The club’s open Killerz team took a first-place banner home from the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza in Edmonton, capping off a successful two-week span. A night after the Stingerz’ mini ... Read More »

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Watson on relay team looking to make noise

By Medicine Hat News on April 18th, 2019

Seven Persons’ Sage Watson has been named to Canada’s team for the IAAF World Relays track meet next month in Japan. Watson, who memorably anchored Canada’s 4×400 women’s team to fourth at the Rio Olympics, still lists the 400 metre hurdles as her main event; she’s ranked seven in the world in it currently. But ... Read More »

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Surprise spot at provincials: Talons’ Heller among those advancing

By SEAN ROONEY on April 18th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney Second at the city meet last week, Eagle Butte’s Aiden Heller didn’t figure he’d be staring down a shot at provincials Wednesday at the South Zone high school badminton championships. With only the top-two finishers advancing to the Alberta Schools Athletic Association finals in Calgary May 3 and 4, and all the Lethbridge and ... Read More »

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Mohawks getting great experience at tournament in San Diego

By Medicine Hat News on April 17th, 2019

One week into the local high school season, the Hat High Mohawks are already on the move for a rare road trip to the United States. The Mohawks are in San Diego this week for a tournament, losing their first two games but more importantly learning lots thanks to tough competition. On Monday they fell ... Read More »

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Medallists get good lessons at gymnastics provincials

By SEAN ROONEY on April 17th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney Sometimes things don’t quite go as planned at the biggest event of the season. Though two of its athletes medalled at the Alberta Gymnastics Federation’s provincial championships this past weekend, Medicine Hat’s Salta Gymnastics Club is looking more at what they learned and what’s to come for their bright young stars. “These guys have ... Read More »

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Schedule for World Under-17 Hockey Challenge gets released

By Medicine Hat News on April 17th, 2019

The schedule is set for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Medicine Hat and Swift Current. Hockey Canada released the information Tuesday morning via press release, setting an all-Canadian matchup for opening night at Canalta Centre Nov. 2. Meanwhile the third Canadian team will play defending champion Russia in Swift Current. “Kicking off the 2019 ... Read More »

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Mega Tournament wraps up

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

The eighth annual Mega Tournament for local badminton wrapped up Saturday night with plenty of winners among the 669 athletes involved. But it was Irvine School that claimed the biggest trophy of the event, named aggregate champion. Led by four division champions, Irvine had more total points than anyone else in the two-day event, which ... Read More »

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Søgaard moves up a spot in draft rankings

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

A tremendous finish to the season has seen Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Mads Søgaard go even higher on the depth charts ahead of June’s NHL draft. The Danish netminder is now second – up from third in January – among North American goalies in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings released Monday. After a rough time ... Read More »

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AMAC’s Vetter makes a final

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

Medicine Hat swimmer Delrae Vetter made a final at the Western Canadian Championships in Edmonton this past weekend, part of a half-dozen athletes from the Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club. Vetter, in the 13 – to 15-year-old age group, touched the wall in a rare tie for sixth place in the girls 400 metre freestyle. Her ... Read More »

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