September 18th, 2021

Local Sports

Hat High Hawks embracing new league

By James Tubb on September 8th, 2021

The Hat High Hawks are off to a great start this season against their new competition. The Hawks announced earlier in the year they would be among seven teams joining the Southern Alberta Division I league next season. As a result, they are playing exhibition games between the seven teams while also playing in their ... Read More »

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Cubs put emphasis on mental health ahead of season

By JAMES TUBB on September 6th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The Medicine Hat Cubs are starting their season with a strong message: know when to ask for help. On the second day of the Cubs’ main camp, the team hosted a mental health seminar for all players and staff. The seminar, put on by the Canadian Mental Health Association, was the idea of head ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: Labour Day Classic, Boksteyn Bowl highlight weekend of football action

By Graham Kelly on September 3rd, 2021

Last Sunday’s appearance in Winnipeg was Calgary’s first road game in 666 days, an ominous number with Biblical implications. According to one expert, the appearance of the sacred number 666 is a sign there is a slight imbalance in your life. Heading into the contest, Stampeder place kicker Rene Paredes was perfect. Hadn’t missed all ... Read More »

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Colts and Vikings honour former coach in first annual Rick Boksteyn bowl

By James Tubb on September 3rd, 2021

It was a football game that Rick Boksteyn would have loved. The two teams he helped coach at different times over 36 years, the McCoy Colts and the Crescent Heights Vikings, met Thursday night in the first ‘Boksteyn Bowl.’ A once per season game put in place to honour the memory of Boksteyn, who passed ... Read More »

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Special Olympic athletes say goodbye to president

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on September 2nd, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Special Olympics athletes bid their coach and president farewell on Monday evening at the local lawn bowling club. Funk spent the past four years as president and has been a volunteer with local Special Olympics organization for another two. Looking back on the stretch, Funk says she has nothing but fond memories. ... Read More »

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Bresees win second straight pairs title at lawn bowling club

By Medicine Hat News on September 2nd, 2021

Wes and Jean Bresee won their second straight H.J. Cove Memorial Trophy this week at the Medicine Hat Lawn Bowling Club. The Bresee duo completed the run to back-to-back championships with a tense 7-6 victory over Barb and Curt Moll in the final. Bill Cuthill and Joan Theriault earned the B side title with a ... Read More »

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Ayomanor commits to Stanford

By JAMES TUBB on September 2nd, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb One of Medicine Hat’s top football stars has committed to play in the NCAA. Elic Ayomanor announced via Twitter Friday that he would be committing to the University of Stanford in California. “Stanford for me, was just the perfect balance between academics and football. Even more so, it had both at a very high ... Read More »

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A solid season of ball comes to an end for Minor and Senior AA All-Stars

By JAMES TUBB on September 1st, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb Even without any hardware, the Minor and Senior AA all-Stars’ seasons were a success. Both teams wrapped up their year this past weekend and were simply happy to even be able to play baseball this season. “The kids played really hard and learned a lot this year,” said Minor AA coach Greg Elgie. The ... Read More »

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A new football tradition: Colts, Vikings to honour fallen coach in Thursday’s Rick Boksteyn Bowl

By JAMES TUBB on September 1st, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb Crescent Heights and Monsignor McCoy’s football game Thursday night will be an emotional one. The teams will face off in the first ever Rick Boksteyn Bowl, a one-game bowl in honour of the McCoy Colts’ former coach, Rick Boksteyn, who passed away last year. “When he passed away, it was a big hit to ... Read More »

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Bulldogs athletes close out season on a high in Calgary

By Medicine Hat News on September 1st, 2021

Three athletes from the Medicine Hat Bulldogs Track and Field Club closed out their summer seasons with podium finishes at the Calgary Summer Finale this weekend. U20 athlete Justina Renke won gold in both the senior women’s female discus and javelin events, as well as a third-place finish in shot put, while Laine Gauthier finished ... Read More »

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