July 5th, 2020

Local Sports

Mavs teaching kids in lieu of cancelled season

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on June 17th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken There’s no banter in the dugout and no celebrations in the stands, but the Medicine Hat Mavericks coaching staff is still keeping baseball alive this summer. Offering private lessons in small groups with plans to expand as provincial guidelines allow, Mavericks owner and general manager Greg Morrison admits it isn’t the same type of ... Read More »

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Soccer teams could be competing by end of June

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on June 17th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken It’ll look a little different, but soccer is planning a return to the local pitches by the end of the month. Medicine Hat Soccer Association executive director Robert Cavicchia says the Alberta Soccer Association recently announced it will be moving into Phase 2 of its return-to-play plan on June 19 following the provincial government’s ... Read More »

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Sillinger preparing like any other year

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on June 16th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Cole Sillinger is keeping busy. With so much uncertainty in the sports world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 17-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers forward says he isn’t sure when he’ll be back on the ice in the Gas City, but he’s been training as though the season will be kicking off as ... Read More »

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Cubs’ HJHL looks to be bigger, better upon return

By Medicine Hat News on June 16th, 2020

The Heritage Junior Hockey League is optimistic it will return to the ice for a 2020-21 season, even stronger than it was before. The junior B hockey league announced Saturday that it has been in contact will all of its member teams, as well as Alberta’s junior B chair and the province’s four other league ... Read More »

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Bourassa, Smith win Brad Jackle Awards

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on June 13th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Reese Bourassa and Ethan Smith may not have closed out their high school playing careers the way they wanted, but they’ll both be looking back fondly on their time as McCoy Colts. Bourassa and Smith played for McCoy’s girls and boys basketball teams – both of which won their league championships on the same ... Read More »

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Bubu Benjamin named Colts top baller

By Medicine Hat News on June 12th, 2020

Bubu Benjamin has collected the title of McCoy Colts varsity boys basketball team MVP, the school announced Thursday on Facebook. Benjamin was joined in the social media spotlight by top defensive player Seth Fandrick, rookie of the year Holden Lehr, and co-MVPs with the least recognition Ethan Smith and Kam Roberts. BJ Jul and Brooklyn ... Read More »

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Hat High honours top athletes, teams

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on June 12th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat High School celebrated its athletes with an online video banquet, peppered with highlights and tributes to the accomplishments of students through a COVID-19 shortened athletics season. Ethan Egert and Taya Karsten led the way as athletes of the year after a pair of dominating multi-sport seasons at Hat High. “It feels good. ... Read More »

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Sillinger was on the selection camp list for cancelled Hlinka Gretzky Cup

By Medicine Hat News on June 12th, 2020

Medicine Hat Tigers forward Cole Sillinger has been recognized as one of 46 players who were invited to Canada’s under-18 selection camp for the now-cancelled Hlinka Gretzky Cup. While the camp will not be held, Hockey Canada’s senior vice president of national teams Scott Salmond said in a release that it was important to recognize ... Read More »

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McCoy Colts honour volleyball stars

By Medicine Hat News on June 11th, 2020

Medicine Hat News Brooklyn Schafer was named the most valuable player on the McCoy Colts varsity girls volleyball team, the school announced Wednesday on Facebook. Mikayla Clarke was also honoured with the title of most valuable with the least recognition, while Claire Holt and Brookelyn Kuhn shared rookie of the year. Justin Barcelonia was named ... Read More »

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CHHS Vikings host virtual awards banquet on June 18

By Medicine Hat News on June 10th, 2020

Crescent Heights High School will be taking a different approach to its athletic awards this year. While many teams and schools have opted to announce their awards through social media as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Crescent Heights will host an online banquet for athletes through Zoom on June 18. Coaches will present awards ... Read More »

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