August 16th, 2018

Local Sports

Mavs take early edge over Red Sox in WMBL final

By Ryan McCracken on August 13th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Go big or go home seemed to be the mantra of the Regina Red Sox Sunday night. Death by a thousand cuts was the familiar refrain from the host Medicine Hat Mavericks. The Western Major Baseball League’s Eastern Division representative in the championship finals put three balls over the fence at Athletic Park, ... Read More »

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Birdie streak earns Werre Hat club championship

By Ryan McCracken on August 13th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Ryan Werre sank birdies on seven consecutive holes to earn the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club championship in Sunday’s second round. Werre started up the streak on the fifth hole and kept dropping birdies through the 11th before finally evening out. Werre finished the day at 66 to close out at ... Read More »

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Youngster Wilkie wins Darryl Adams Memorial

By Ryan McCracken on August 13th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Fourteen-year-old Kaylee Wilkie was in the mix with some of the Medicine Hat Speedway’s top drivers this weekend, and she came out on top with the coveted Darryl Adams Memorial trophy for most points across all four classes in action. The young Evolution Cup car driver kept the pace in eight races over ... Read More »

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WMBL investigating eligibility of Prospects pitcher

By Ryan McCracken on August 11th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney When the Edmonton Prospects went to their bullpen with the season on the line, few people knew who was wearing the No. 41 jersey. After Braeden Alleman shut down the Medicine Hat MavericksThursdaynight for 6 1/3 innings and helped force a fifth and deciding semifinal series gameFriday, there were a lot of questions ... Read More »

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Drivers set to strive for perfection at Darryl Adams Memorial races

By Ryan McCracken on August 11th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Dozens of drivers will be striving for perfection at the Medicine Hat Speedway this weekend. Drivers from five classes descend on the track for the two-day Darryl Adams Memorial — a weekend dedicated to the memory of a former Speedway champion, and one president Rick Jondreau says always brings out the best in ... Read More »

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Mavericks break Aug. 10 curse

By Sean Rooney on August 11th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Up in the press box before the biggest game of his Western Major Baseball League career, Colton Wright was hot. Not temperature hot, like the 40-plus Celsius weather for Friday’s Game 5 at Athletic Park. Mad hot, outraged that his Medicine Hat Mavericks were even needing a deciding game in their semifinal series ... Read More »

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WMBL investigating use of Prospects pitcher

By Sean Rooney on August 10th, 2018

SEAN ROONEY srooney@medicinehatnews.com Twitter: MHNRooney When the Edmonton Prospects went to their bullpen with the season on the line, few people knew who was wearing the No. 41 jersey. After Braeden Alleman shut down the Medicine Hat Mavericks Thursday night for 6 1/3 innings and helped force a fifth and deciding semifinal series game Friday, there were a ... Read More »

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Quenneville spending ice time with family ahead of first pro season

By Ryan McCracken on August 10th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken On the cusp of his first professional season, David Quenneville is spending time with his family. The 20-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman signed a three-year entry-level contract with the New York Islanders in April, and made his professional debut in a three-game stint with the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers to close ... Read More »

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Hat powerlifter Sullivan wins four gold at Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

By Sean Rooney on August 10th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney She’s not getting any younger but Medicine Hat’s Christine Sullivan keeps showing she can lift with the best of them. The 51-year-old swept her competition at the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Nova Scotia last week, winning four gold medals. Considering she only had a silver and three bronze from her last ... Read More »

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Wild pitch forces deciding Game 5

By Sean Rooney on August 10th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Aug. 10 has not been kind to the Medicine Hat Mavericks. Each of the past three years it’s the date on which their season has come to an end. It looms large again after the Edmonton Prospects dramatically forced Game 5 in their Western Major Baseball League semifinals. The Prospects beat the Mavs ... Read More »

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