August 5th, 2020

Local Sports

Solar project set to break ground will produce up to 39 megawatts

By Medicine Hat News on August 1st, 2020

A new utility-scale solar project will begin construction southwest of Medicine Hat this month, according to a release from BluEarth Renewables. BluEarth announced it has signed a power purchase agreement with Bullfrog Power to “directly support the construction” of the 39-megawatt Burdett and Yellow Lake Solar Project, which could commence commercial operations as early as ... Read More »

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Broncs and Honky Tonks rodeo officially called off

By Medicine Hat News on July 31st, 2020

There will be no Broncs and Honky Tonks at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede this year. The indoor spring rodeo, originally scheduled for April – then re-scheduled to Sept. 18-20 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – was officially cancelled Thursday, the local Stampede announced in a press release. “The rodeo committee volunteers ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat Sport and Event Council conducting survey for local athletes and families

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on July 30th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Sport and Event Council is reaching out to Medicine Hat’s athletes and their families to help determine the best course of action for returning to play across the city. Sport and Event co-ordinator Kara Brake says the council has already seen plenty of feedback through its online survey for athletes and ... Read More »

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Bubble hockey: Five Tigers alumni on NHL rosters entering post-season

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on July 29th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Western Hockey League season may have been cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still five Medicine Hat Tigers alumni competing for the Stanley Cup inside the NHL bubble. The Edmonton Oilers lead the league with two former Tigers on their active roster in defenceman Kris Russell and centre Tyler ... Read More »

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In it for the long run: Rattlers add cross country team to athletics program

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on July 28th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat College Rattlers will be home to a brand new cross country running team when the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference inevitably resumes play in 2021. After years of hearing from the city’s cross country running community and watching promising student athletes opt to take their post secondary careers elsewhere, MHC’s manager of ... Read More »

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Valk slays links for Amateur title

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on July 24th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Michael Valk was simply untouchable Thursday at Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club. Entering the third and final day of the Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship in a three-way tie for the lead, Valk matched the course record with a 6-under 65 to clinch the provincial title with a five-stroke edge on runner up Hunter ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Planning smart meals for athletes during COVID competition

By Kimberlee Brooks on July 24th, 2020

As youth athletes start to return to some preliminary games and tournaments they will be travelling to other cities and communities. Eating well on the road is important to support their performance. With our new COVID-19 environment, planning ahead will be key. Venues hosting events will have new protocols in place. Tournaments and games may ... Read More »

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Valk tied for lead with one to go

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on July 23rd, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Michael Valk is one good round away from a provincial championship. The 21-year-old Hatter posted a 1-under 70 Wednesday to move into a tie for the lead at 3-under entering today’s third and final round of the Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship, hosted by Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club. “Any time you’re tied for ... Read More »

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Rare double-eagle at Hat Club’s hole No. 17

By Medicine Hat News on July 22nd, 2020

Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club was home to an albatross last month. The local course has confirmed that Troy Hieb completed the double-eagle on the par-5 Hole 17 back on June 24, using a hybrid club to hole out on his second shot. Local courses are encouraged to submit hole-in-one and albatross reports to ... Read More »

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Region’s racers do well at weekend drag strip event

By Medicine Hat News on July 22nd, 2020

Local drivers did well to defend home turf with coveted Wally trophies up for grabs in the NHRA National Open this past weekend at the Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association strip. Redcliff’s Rick Wagenaar won Saturday’s super comp event by defeating Vegreville’s Grant Durie, while Medicine Hat’s Dave Toth won the motorcycles and sleds event ... Read More »

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