August 24th, 2019

Local Sports

Import delivered: Brinkman hoping to become Gas City’s second Danish superstar

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 24th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Last season Jonathan Brinkman watched friend and Danish teammate Mads Søgaard go from a new import with the Medicine Hat Tigers to a drafted prospect of the Ottawa Senators – and now he’s hoping to capture a bit of that magic for himself. The 18-year-old left-winger officially signed a standard player agreement with the ... Read More »

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StFX set to open new sports academy

By JEREMY APPEL on August 24th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel St. Francis Xavier School has been gearing up for the inaugural year of its sports academy. Principal Nick Gale told the News that although there are several sports academies in the region, St. Francis Xavier’s is unique because its students don’t have to choose a specific sport to focus on. “We’re the multi-sport one,” ... Read More »

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Plenty of action at strip, Speedway this weekend

By Medicine Hat News on August 24th, 2019

Gearheads are in for a weekend of thrills at both the Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association strip and the Speedway this weekend. The Medicine Hat Speedway will welcome Drift Amigos to the oval track Saturday – joining the evening’s rumblebee, busybee, elite street and hobby stock racing – for a special spectacle of rubber-burning action. ... Read More »

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McCoy tops Chinook in pre-season football

By Medicine Hat News on August 24th, 2019

Josh Cockill kicked a game-winning field goal from 27 yards out to give the McCoy Colts a taste of victory in a 10-9 pre-season nailbiter over the Chinook Coyotes in high school football action Friday in Lethbridge. Toras Brooks-Kirsch gave McCoy a 7-3 lead at the half with a 65-yard touchdown run before Cockill booted ... Read More »

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Canada defeats Puerto Rico at World Cup qualifier

By Medicine Hat News on August 24th, 2019

Team Canada picked up a 9-7 victory over Puerto Rico at the women’s baseball World Cup qualifier in Aguascalientes, Mex. on Friday, though Redcliff’s Kaitlyn Ross didn’t start for the red and white. Canada (4-2) will take on Mexico Saturday before the medal games on Sunday... Read More »

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Talons chasing 15th cross country zone title in 16 years

By Alta Newspaper Group on August 24th, 2019

Members of the Eagle Butte High School cross country team were back on the Echo Dale Regional Park trail training last week in preparation for what will be a busy season. The team will chase its 15th 3A South Zone title in the last 16 years as hosts of the Oct. 9 event. The black ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Food tips for college athletes on a budget

By Kimberlee Brooks on August 23rd, 2019

Many of the athletes we work with at the Alberta Sport Development Centre – Southeast go on to play at a post-secondary level. Along with balancing classes at school, training schedules, practices and games, student athletes also need to eat to fuel their performance. Often shopping for food comes with a limited budget which can ... Read More »

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Free ringette event Sunday

By Medicine Hat News on August 23rd, 2019

Not sure if ringette is your thing? Medicine Hat Ringette is holding a free event to let youth try the sport before committing to it for the winter. This Sunday at the Family Leisure Centre, all kids from four to 18 years old need is skates, gloves and a helmet, plus they need to pre-register ... Read More »

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National champ: Hat’s Sundholm part of Calgary lacrosse team’s huge win

By Medicine Hat News on August 23rd, 2019

He’s made the drive from Calgary to Medicine Hat more times than he can count, but Wednesday’s trip had a different feel to it for Logan Sundholm. The 20-year-old came home unsure of what lies ahead, but content he made the most of his time in lacrosse over the past five years. Finishing with a ... Read More »

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Husband-wife team wins

By Medicine Hat News on August 23rd, 2019

Wes Bresee has certainly caught the lawn bowling bug. Now he’s passed it along to his wife. Playing in the Medicine Hat Lawn Bowling Club’s novice tournament for players with five years or less experience, Wes and Jean Bresee topped the charts earlier this month. They went 5-0 in the six-team round robin tournament Aug. ... Read More »

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