June 18th, 2019

Local Sports

Mavericks staying positive through six-game slide

By Ryan McCracken on June 17th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Mavericks have found themselves in a rut, but head coach Tom Vessella says they hold the tools to dig their way out. The Mavericks followed up a 15-3 loss to the Beavers Saturday in Weyburn with a spirited effort in an eventual 5-4 setback to the Moose Jaw Miller Express on ... Read More »

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Kurt Bensmiller’s win was eight years in the making

By Ryan McCracken on June 17th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Eight years ago, Kurt Bensmiller made history by setting the World Professional Chuckwagon Association track record in Medicine Hat — but on Sunday he finally became the Gas City champion.  After reaching the championship heat for the fourth time in the past nine seasons, the two-time reigning world champion managed to edge brother-in-law Vern ... Read More »

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Barrie Shave a smash hit

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on June 17th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Barrie Shave Tennis Classic offers participants and spectators a wide range of reasons to get involved – from sons and dads competing together over Father’s Day weekend, to simply enjoying the warm weather with friends – but the one that stands out above the rest is the chance to come together as a ... Read More »

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Mavs drop fourth straight

By Medicine Hat News on June 15th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Mavericks took the Western Canadian Baseball League leading Weyburn Beavers into a deadlocked ninth inning, but fell victim to Jack Barrie’s 8-6 walk-off homer for their fourth consecutive loss. Mavericks reliever Flynn Ridley settled for the loss after allowing the winning two runs on three hits with three strikeouts over the final ... Read More »

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‘The right decision was made’: WPCA announces Medicine Hat event will conclude Sunday despite Thursday’s cancellation due to weather

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on June 15th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The battle for a berth into Sunday’s dash for cash just got a little more interesting. After inclement weather forced the World Professional Chuckwagon Association to cancel its first of four days in Medicine Hat following eight heats Thursday, the event will continue as planned – though any completed races from Day 1 will ... Read More »

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Knights open doubleheader with tough loss to Spurs

By Medicine Hat News on June 15th, 2019

The Medicine Hat K of C Knights were dealt a tough 12-2 loss to open their A American Legion Baseball doubleheader against the Vauxhall Spurs on Friday night at Athletic Park. While the Knights struck for a pair in the sixth to cut Vauxhall’s 4-0 lead in half, the Spurs responded with eight unanswered runs ... Read More »

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Mavericks felled

By Medicine Hat News on June 14th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Mavericks dropped their third game in a row Thursday, a narrow 4-3 decision to the Weyburn Beavers. At Weyburn to start a three-game set, the Mavs didn’t score until the sixth inning, but couldn’t get the clutch hits needed to pull even or ahead. Starting pitcher Jaymon Cervantes struck out eight in ... Read More »

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Tigers sign D Nolan

By Medicine Hat News on June 14th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Tigers announced Wednesday they have signed 15-year-old defenceman Ryan Nolan to a standard Western Hockey League player agreement. Nolan – who joined the Tigers as a third-round selection, 56th overall, at the 2019 bantam draft – recorded eight goals and 16 assists in 31 games with the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League’s ... Read More »

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Shave tourney popular as ever

By Medicine Hat News on June 14th, 2019

It’s not a milestone year but the Barrie Shave Classic tennis tournament is going big anyhow. The 21st annual doubles event – played in honour of its namesake who died from pancreatic cancer – began Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Tennis Club with almost 50 teams signed up. Competition should be tight but the reason ... Read More »

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Vikings look to past, future

By SEAN ROONEY on June 14th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney Their high school careers may be over, but the major award winners at Crescent Heights’ athletic banquet got one last hurrah before moving on to what’s next. “It’s probably the biggest achievement I’ve ever accomplished,” said Kaden Wagner, the Lyle Flynn Memorial recipient. “It’s an honour to be part of such a big group ... Read More »

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