June 24th, 2018

Local Sports

Lacrosse: Junior Devils drop two close ones at Kinplex

By Medicine Hat News on June 20th, 2017

Medicine Hat News A close pair of games didn’t go the way of the Medicine Hat junior B Sun Devils this past weekend. The lacrosse team fell 13-12 in overtime to the Calgary Axemen Satuday, then 10-8 to the Red Deer Renegades Sunday. Special teams were a huge part of Saturday’s story, though not the ... Read More »

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Always on his mind

By Ryan McCracken on June 19th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Every day on the baseball diamond is a chance for Frank Podkul to remember his father. The Medicine Hat Mavericks designated hitter lost his dad in the fall of 2013 and says every game since has served as a conduit to keep the two connected. So when his Mavs suited up for their ... Read More »

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Monarchs settle for second at Lethbridge tournament

By Ryan McCracken on June 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs came one run short of a championship at the Mary Oikawa Memorial baseball tournament on Sunday in Lethbridge. After dropping their tournament opener to the host Lethbridge Elks on Friday, the Monarchs stormed back up the ladder with three straight wins, including an 18-8 blowout over the ... Read More »

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Seizing the moment

By Ryan McCracken on June 19th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It was a small window of opportunity, but Luke Tournier seized it on Sunday at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. The reigning World Professional Chuckwagon Association champion entered the final turn of the main event trailing both Kurt Bensmiller and Doug Irvine, but Tournier saw that Bensmiller had a late outrider and ... Read More »

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Crockford, Pretzlaw win Barrie Shave women’s title

By Ryan McCracken on June 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Gina Crockford and Wai-Cheng Pretzlaw held on to outlast Linda Norris and Kristen Norris and hoist the Barrie Shave Memorial Classic doubles tournament women’s championship on Sunday at the MedicineHat Tennis Club, 6-4, 7-5. The top-seeded Norris squad mounted a strong pushback effort in the second set. While Kristen suffered an injury ... Read More »

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Horse dead after crash

By Ryan McCracken on June 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Friday night started on a sombre note for fans and riders alike at Day 2 of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association races at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede grandstand. DeWinton’s Dayton Sutherland and Warburg’s Blaid Flad collided entering the final turn of the first heat, sending both racers tumbling to the ... Read More »

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Monarchs downed

By Medicine Hat News on June 17th, 2017

Alberta Newspaper Group LETHBRIDGE Some solid arms and sound defence has put the Lethbridge Elks in the win column to start the Mary Oikawa Memorial Tournament. The Elks doubled up the Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs 6-3 to kick off the tournament Friday afternoon at Spitz Stadium. Lethbridge’s Wyatt Tomalty threw five innings on his way ... Read More »

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Spots at championships on the line

By Ryan McCracken on June 17th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Hundreds of young swimmers swarmed the Family Leisure Centre Friday night for the Southern Alberta Provincials long course meet with plenty of merits at stake. Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club coach Jilayna Stigter says her swimmers will be racing for the chance to compete at the Swim Alberta Summer Championships in July, and the ... Read More »

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Knights solid in victory

By Medicine Hat News on June 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Everything went right for the K of C Knights as they began a doubleheader Friday night against the Fort Macleod Royals. Stingy defence, timely hitting and excellent pitching combined for a 9-2 win, the team’s third in a row. Starting pitcher Easton Brooks only gave up one hit and struck out six ... Read More »

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Rattlers on CCAAhonour roll as well

By Medicine Hat News on June 17th, 2017

Medicine Hat News In addition to being recognized provincially, Medicine Hat College’s student-athletes have earned national nods for their work in the classroom as well. The college announced in a press release Friday that the same 41 receipients who were named as Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference honour roll members earlier this month also qualify for ... Read More »

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