August 16th, 2018

Local Sports

Fuel yourself for the season to come

By None on August 10th, 2018

For many athletes the summer months are a key time for off-season training. Healthy snacks and meals are important to provide enough energy and protein for athletes to train and build strength and endurance. But with the summer heat we experience in Southern Alberta it can be challenging for anyone, including athletes, to want to ... Read More »

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Olympic dreams

By Sean Rooney on August 10th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Kyla Leibel remembers being 10 years old, huddled around a computer screen in the Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club’s office upstairs at the Family Leisure Centre. They were watching teammate Tianna Rissling compete for a spot at the Olympics. Six years later, Leibel finds herself on a similar path as someone she idolized. “I ... Read More »

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Grabbing hockey by the horns

By Ryan McCracken on August 9th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Driving up to the Family Leisure Centre Wednesday you might have thought there was a rodeo school going on. Kids outside gleefully roping fake calves. Inside, rodeo legend Robert Bowers held court with room-fulls of youth, telling stories of his days at the National Finals Rodeo and showing off the cheque for $85,677 ... Read More »

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Mud Bog returns to strip for 10th summer

By Ryan McCracken on August 9th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Things are about to get dirty at the Medicine Hat Drag Strip. The Medicine Hat Boggers Mug Bog returns to the local strip for 10th consecutive year of filth-flinging fun on Saturday afternoon, and organizer Derek Yanke says the action seems to ramp up on annual basis. “Every year it seems our crowd ... Read More »

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Patience pays off in Game 3

By Ryan McCracken on August 9th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Patience, they preached after giving up a seven-run inning Tuesday. Patience, they preached again after going down three runs Wednesday. Finally, the Medicine Hat Mavericks rewarded themselves, staying the course and exploding for a 14-3 win over the Edmonton Prospects in Game 3 of their Western Major Baseball League semifinal series. Now up ... Read More »

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Life, golf aren’t always fair

By None on August 9th, 2018

Golf is a metaphor for life. I have been in and around this great game since 1986, and to this day, it still continues to teach me countless lessons about myself, life, relationships and happiness. What exactly has the game reminded me of recently? Enjoying myself each and every day has more to do with ... Read More »

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Routine matters in baseball, even before the game starts

By Sean Rooney on August 8th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney There’s Sal Rodriguez, serious look on his face, headphones on, sitting in the first seat of the first row in section C. Go around to the patio at Athletic Park 90 minutes before game time and there’s Jared Libke, arms on the rail, staring out at the field. And Jaxson Hooge in one ... Read More »

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Big inning sinks Mavericks

By Sean Rooney on August 8th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney They say hitting is infectious. So when the Edmonton Prospects got a couple in Tuesday’s playoff game against the host Medicine Hat Mavericks, the bug spread. An eight-hit, seven-run third inning propelled the Prospects to a 7-6 win at Athletic Park, earning the exact road split in the best-of-five Western Division finals they’ve ... Read More »

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Bonus power wins Game 1

By Sean Rooney on August 7th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney David Salgueiro might be known for his feet, but the Medicine Hat Mavericks centre-fielder is doing damage with his bat in these playoffs too. Salgueiro swung, flipped his bat about seven feet in the air and watched his two-run home run sail over the fence in the fourth inning of Monday’s Western Major ... Read More »

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Hat team wins oldtimers baseball title in Charlottetown

By Sean Rooney on August 7th, 2018

Medicine Hat News They’ve hosted the tournament three times but only one Medicine Hat team had ever won at the Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation championships. And now there’s a second. The Medicine Hat Oilmen beat the Regina Drifters 13-0 Monday in Charlottetown, P.E.I. to claim the 43-over division Tier 2 crown. The Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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