October 1st, 2020

Local Sports

Hat Lawn Bowling Club pushes into playoffs

By Medicine Hat News on August 29th, 2020

Wes and Jean Bresee clinched the Medicine Hat Lawn Bowling Club’s J. Gibson Trophy last week as champions of the pairs round robin league, but there are still playoffs ahead. Three of the four teams involved tied for top spot with a 2-1 record, but the Bresee duo broke the tiebreaker with the strongest point ... Read More »

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Cubs hire Randy Wong as head coach and GM

By Ryan McCracken on August 28th, 2020

The Medicine Hat Cubs announced Friday that they have hired Randy Wong to serve as head coach and general manager of the junior B hockey club. Wong comes to the team with previously established ties after guiding the Medicine Hat Hounds U18 AA squad to a provincial championship in 2019, then sending a significant crop ... Read More »

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Rattlers hire cross-country coach

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 28th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken When Bill Corcoran moved from Grande Prairie to Medicine Hat last winter, he knew he wanted to be part of the region’s rich cross-country community – but he had no idea he’d become one of its central figures. Medicine Hat College announced Thursday that Corcoran — who served as coach of Grande Prairie Regional ... Read More »

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Dopp leads locals with back-to-back victories at drag strip this weekend

By Medicine Hat News on August 28th, 2020

The Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association continued its season with another weekend of high-octane action at the local strip. Medicine Hat’s Darian Dopp led a strong local showing with back-to-back victories in the Junior Street event, driving his 2006 Dodge Magnum to wins on Saturday and Sunday ahead of runner up Justus Schaan of Dunmore. ... Read More »

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Ringette planning its return

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 28th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Ringette players can start getting exciting for an upcoming season of development and competition on the ice. While there will be no Ed Horvath Interprovincial Ringette Tournament due to public health guidelines, practices are scheduled to begin in mid-October in preparation for the newly-formed Sunny South League – a partnership between Medicine Hat Ringette ... Read More »

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Norris, Heller win Hat Open titles

By Medicine Hat News on August 25th, 2020

Kristen Norris defended her crown for a third consecutive Medicine Hat Open women’s singles championship this weekend. Norris held on for the title in a gruelling final with Dannan McElroy-O’Driscoll on Saturday at Medicine Hat Tennis Club. After taking the first set 6-4, Norris fell by the same margin in the second before rallying to ... Read More »

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U19 Thunder end season on a high

By Medicine Hat News on August 25th, 2020

The Medicine Hat Thunder U19 fastpitch team closed out its season by sweeping a doubleheader against Strathmore, 4-1 and 11-2, on Saturday in Redcliff. Mia Kelly was a force on the mound, pitching all 10 innings on the day and allowing just three runs on four hits while fanning 13 batters. The defence behind Kelly ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: League has nine months to reinvent itself

By Graham Kelly on August 22nd, 2020

I know many Medicine Hatters share my disappointment in the cancellation of the 2020 CFL campaign. Although the pandemic made playing this year a longshot, the fumbling, bumbling league commissioner Randy Ambrosie virtually guaranteed the Grey Cup would not be contested for the first time since 1919. Given the amount of money the Feds are ... Read More »

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Cubs part ways with GM Kowalchuk

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 21st, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Cubs board of directors has voted to release general manager Dave Kowalchuk from his position. Kowalchuk spent eight years with the Cubs between 2006 and 2020, including the past two seasons as general manager. Cubs president Troy Sandau says the decision was strictly financially-based, as the team will look to combine ... Read More »

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Training Matters: What exactly is mental toughness?

By Brittney Nyrose on August 21st, 2020

Mental toughness is a widely used term in the sport community. “Oh that athlete is mentally tough,” or “he/she lost because they weren’t mentally tough” are some common phrases we hear in sport. But what exactly is mental toughness? Some people mistakenly believe that mental toughness is not showing any emotion. Being tough, strong, rugged. ... Read More »

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