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Athletes young and old doing well at summer games in Brooks

By Medicine Hat News on July 8th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Hundreds of Medicine Hat and Cypress County athletes are in Brooks this weekend for the Southern Alberta Summer Games, and dozens had already won medals in the annual games’ opening two days. As of Friday morning Cypress had a total of 63 medals and Medicine Hat 60 —both trailing the host County ... Read More »

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Bocce great example for games

By Ryan McCracken on July 8th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The first event of the Alberta Summer Games Special Olympics was quite fittingly its most inclusive. The sport of bocce allows athletes of all levels of skill and motor function to compete across its various divisions. Medicine Hat Special Olympics bocce coach Vincent Paiement says it’s “the type of sport that absolutely anyone ... Read More »

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Spirit overflows fieldhouse

By Ryan McCracken on July 8th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken There was no shortage of spirit inside the Cypress Centre fieldhouse on Friday night. More than 1,000 people packed the building to officially kick off the Alberta Summer Games Special Olympics with an opening ceremony featuring live entertainment, uplifting messages and an appearance from Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater Catriona LeMay Doan. “You ... Read More »

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Coehoorn’s Corner: Simplicity key to strong athletic development

By Medicine Hat News on July 7th, 2017

I am the father of a 22-month-old daughter whose favorite television show is Elmo. She knows all of the characters on the show and can say all of their names. There is one character in particular by the name of Mr. Noodle. Mr. Noodle has a hard time grasping simple tasks at first, but over ... Read More »

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Let the Games begin

By Sean Rooney on July 7th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney They’re hooting and hollering, all smiling and about as genuine as you can get. And this is just an interview. Imagine how it’s going to be once Medicine Hat’s Special Olympians take centre stage this weekend. “I’m nervous, because I’m excited,” says Brydon Marchand. “It will be awesome.” The home team is more ... Read More »

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Tigers making impacts at various NHL development camps

By Ryan McCracken on July 7th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken With team success comes individual success. It’s a mantra heard up and down the Medicine Hat Tigers roster over the past season, and nearly a dozen at various NHL development camps are now reaping the fruits of their combined labour. “It just shows how deep we were this year. It obviously explains why ... Read More »

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Near-record temperatures expected for Games

By Sean Rooney on July 7th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney For more than 900 athletes and 700 volunteers, the Special Olympics Summer Games in Medicine Hat represent the culmination of months of hard work and dedication. With near-record temperatures greeting them here this weekend, organizers are going the extra mile to make sure everyone’s safe while making memories. “We are pretty lucky, only ... Read More »

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Hatter Koenig falls shy of golf title

By Ryan McCracken on July 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Lauren Koenig had to be aggressive if she was going to make a run at a provincial junior golf title, but that can also get you in trouble. The Connaught Golf Club member shot a final-round 85 at the par 72 Coal Creek Golf Resort Thursday, finishing tied for ninth at the ... Read More »

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Koenig, Hodgins move up standings

By Medicine Hat News on July 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It was moving day at the Alberta Golf junior championships, and Lauren Koenig was headed up the leaderboard. At Coal Creek Golf Resort east of Edmonton Wednesday, the Connaught Golf Club member shot a 6-over par 78 to jump into eighth place in the junior girls standings. Calgary’s Kehler Koss stayed in ... Read More »

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Ex-Rattler gets into coaching

By Medicine Hat News on July 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Kaity Letwiniuk came to Medicine Hat College as a top soccer player, and now she’s aiming to be a top coach. Who better than the Rattlers’ long-time bench boss to help her get there? The Swift Current native was announced last week as being accepted into the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Female ... Read More »

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