April 24th, 2019

Local Sports

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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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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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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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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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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Callan brothers make Alberta team

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

On the heels of a half-dozen Medicine Hat football players earning a spot at the Senior Bowl and two more named to the provincial under-18 roster, a pair of brothers were selected for a third team with a big summer trip involved. Hat High’s Dylan and Aayden Callan made Football Alberta’s under-17 team headed to ... Read More »

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Volleyball tournament brings sense of community

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

Odds were good it would be two Medicine Hat teams in the final of the South East Alberta Volleyball Club’s event in Dunmore Sunday night. After all, six of the eight teams were either SEAVC or the newly minted Medicine Hat Volleyball Club. As it turned out, SEAVC’s Rattlers Black beat Rattlers White in the ... Read More »

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Lacroix wins tune-up bout

By Medicine Hat News on April 16th, 2019

Janick Lacroix geared up for boxing nationals with a tough test south of the border. Lacroix, the defending national junior middleweight champion, was in Hamilton, Montana Saturday where he edged state champion Bryson Kearny in the main event at U.S. Junior Olympic qualifiers. “Janick ended up the winner but very close fight and a real ... Read More »

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