July 11th, 2020

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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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McCoy Colts hand out football hardware

By Medicine Hat News on June 10th, 2020

Receiver Haedyn Davies has been named the most valuable player on this year’s turnaround McCoy Colts football team. The news was announced through Monsignor McCoy High School’s Facebook page Tuesday afternoon, just a few weeks after Davies signed on to continue his career with the Canadian Junior Football League’s Calgary Colts. Ethan Smith took home ... Read More »

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Cottonwood Coulee founding owner finds new partnership

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on June 9th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course is looking to the future without letting go of the past. Three of the course’s four original partners recently made the decision to move on from their roles, but Marion Woolfrey says she couldn’t bring herself to step away from the links that serve as the legacy of her late ... Read More »

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McCoy begins its week of awards

By Medicine Hat News on June 9th, 2020

The Monsignor McCoy Colts began announcing recipients of the school’s annual athletic awards via Facebook on Monday. Cross country was in the spotlight first, with Bree Becker taking the title of most valuable player. Ryan Hodgins was then named MVP for golf. McCoy will announce its annual football award winners today at noon on Facebook... Read More »

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Eagle Butte High honours its top Talons

By JUSTIN SEWARD, ALBERTA NEWSPAPER GROUP on June 6th, 2020

While Eagle Butte High School could not host an in-person banquet to recognize its athletes’ achievement this year, the school was able to hand out awards through social media on June 3. The Male Athlete of the Year award was shared between William Baird, Gavin Derkson, and Aiden Heller. Baird was the first six-sport athlete ... Read More »

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Twist and Flip navigates COVID, celebrates a birthday

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on June 6th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Aerobatic activities at Twist and Flip Gymnastics may be on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that won’t stop staff and gymnasts from celebrating five years in Redcliff. Twist and Flip owner Randy McMullen says the gymnastics centre officially entered the public eye on June 4, 2015. Oh, how the time – and ... Read More »

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Boxell using downtime to heal up for MMA’s return

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on June 5th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Colton Boxell is still finding ways to keep himself sharp. The local mixed martial artist spent the month of May completing a gruelling 30-day test of his mettle, and even with a few injuries, the 28-year-old welterweight came out on top. “I kind of worked through it,” said Boxell, who completed 30 Murphy workouts ... Read More »

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Little League officially cancelled

By Medicine Hat News on June 5th, 2020

Medicine Hat Little League has officially cancelled its 2020 spring baseball season and all-star programs, though it is still holding out hope for fall ball. The announcement was made through a press release Thursday, stating the decision was not an easy one for the board to make. “This decision was not made lightly and it ... Read More »

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McCoy Colts awards next week

By Medicine Hat News on June 5th, 2020

The Monsignor McCoy Colts will be honouring the achievements of their high school athletes online next week in lieu of an in-person banquet. McCoy will begin announcing award recipients through the school’s Facebook page starting with cross country and golf on Monday at noon. Football takes centre stage Tuesday, followed by volleyball Wednesday and basketball ... Read More »

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Drag strip remains closed

By Medicine Hat News on June 2nd, 2020

The Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association was forced to call off its season opener – which was scheduled to take place over the weekend – due to provincial guidelines. The local strip was hoping to move forward with a season opener in compliance with outdoor recreational guidelines under Stage 1 of the provincial relaunch plan, ... Read More »

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