August 25th, 2019

Local Sports

MacPherson’s speed turning more heads

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 16th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Dylan MacPherson keeps on turning heads. Given the opportunity to take on a first-round NHL draft pick in a fastest skater competition at the South Alberta Hockey Academy’s high performance camp in Irvine this week, the 21-year-old Redcliff product and former Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman seized the opportunity to leave Emerson Etem in his ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Warm-up help – the conclusion

By Ed Stiles on August 16th, 2019

Continuing on the path to preparation for intense movement; last week we discussed why today’s youth may require a more specific warm-up than youth of days gone by. I also told you that some deep tissue massage and static stretching works wonders to dial down the tight overactive tissues. This week we take the next ... Read More »

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Hodgins finishes 41st at Canadian junior golf championships

By Medicine Hat News on August 16th, 2019

Medicine Hat’s Ryan Hodgins climbed 19 spots to finish the Canadian junior golf championships tied for 41st place after shooting a two-under 70 in Thursday’s final round at Covered Bridge Golf and Country Club in New Brunswick. The fourth-round 70 – Hodgins’ best of the week after opening the tournament with a 72 Monday and ... Read More »

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Busy summer for twin Hatters

By Medicine Hat News on August 16th, 2019

It’s been a busy summer for the Callan brothers, but they’re hardly complaining. Aayden and Dylan, twins headed into their Grade 10 year at Hat High, have taken part in both football and wrestling camps, set track and field records during the junior high season and won’t have much time to rest before the school ... Read More »

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Regina, Okotoks to play in WCBL final

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2019

The Regina Red Sox relied on their ace to get to the Western Canadian Baseball League finals, which means he’s not likely to see another inning if they wind up as champions. On home field for the deciding Game 3 of their WCBL semifinals against Swift Current Wednesday, Regina won 2-0 on the strength of ... Read More »

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Rough round for Hodgins at nationals

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2019

With one round to go in the Canadian junior golf championships, Medicine Hat’s Ryan Hodgins isn’t in position to place, so he gets to enjoy one last round in New Brunswick with the pressure off. Hodgins shot a 3-over 75 Wednesday at Covered Bridge Golf and Country Club, now tied for 60th place through 54 ... Read More »

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Slice of the Game: The quest for more power, part 1

By Trevor Moore on August 15th, 2019

Are you looking to add some additional yardage to your game this summer? The thirst for more yardage is as old as the game itself. This week was not much different than most in that regard. A common theme for me with clients this past week was the pursuit of more power and distance. I ... Read More »

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Pair of local track stars medal at Legion nationals

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2019

Before he heads south of the border to pursue his football dreams, Elic Ayomanor had one last thing to cross off his list of athletic achievements. The Medicine Hat athlete won a gold medal at the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships in Nova Scotia this past weekend, pairing with three other sprinters to ... Read More »

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Rattai moves to front office with the Mavs

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2019

Nolan Rattai’s calm, businesslike demeanour was the perfect yin to some of the Medicine Hat Mavericks’ more extroverted yang teammates over the years. He hopes he can keep getting it done for the team even though his playing days are over. Rattai has signed on to be the Mavs’ assistant general manager for next season, ... Read More »

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Hodgins handily makes the cut

By Medicine Hat News on August 14th, 2019

Ryan Hodgins more up the leaderboard at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship golf tournament in New Brunswick Tuesday. The Medicine Hat player fired his second-straight even-par 72 at Covered Bridge Golf and Country Club, now tied for 40th place and safely under the cut line. Hodgins had a wild front nine, with four birdies, a ... Read More »

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