April 21st, 2019

Local Sports

Mohawks pull away from Colts late

By Medicine Hat News on April 10th, 2019

Edit: The printed version of this story incorrectly stated the McCoy team was the junior Colts. There is no junior varsity Colts baseball team this year. Monsignor McCoy’s varsity Colts had a tall task Tuesday night, and it went pretty well for six innings against the Hat High Mohawks. Trouble is, they were playing seven. ... Read More »

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FAME: Warm-up science has good news for female athletes

By Katelyn Westerlund on April 10th, 2019

kwesterlund@ridgespinesport.com As a coach, the first priority and responsibility they should have to the team is athlete safety. Injury prevention is a key aspect of athlete safety. Certainly not every injury is preventable. But what if it were possible to significantly reduce the chance of athletes’ injuries with something as simple as tweaking a warm-up ... Read More »

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Mohawks win season-opening baseball tourney

By Medicine Hat News on April 9th, 2019

It might have been the first tournament of the season, but there’s no time like the present for Hat High’s baseball team. The Mohawks went 3-0 to claim top spot in the FAQ Technology Solutions Icebreaker Tournament, with the key decision being a 9-8 win over Monsignor McCoy Saturday afternoon. At Jefferies Park, the Colts ... Read More »

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Salta gymnasts performed at top level as club hosted Alberta championships

By Medicine Hat News on April 9th, 2019

As hosts for the Alberta Compulsory Championships, the Salta Gymnastics Club sure did show off – in the best way possible. The Medicine Hat team saw seven of its athletes take first place all-around medals at the Cypress Centre this past weekend, with plenty more adding podium finishes to put smiles on the faces of ... Read More »

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Pancoast glad to start season in Hat

By JUSTIN SEWARD on April 9th, 2019

Medicine Hat’s annual Broncs and Honky Tonks Spring Rodeo was held last weekend and is a kickoff for many riders to their rodeo circuit season. Cypress County team roper Jared Pancoast says the first rodeo on his home turf to begin the season was exciting. “If a person can have some luck at the very ... Read More »

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Wrestling, football converge: Campbell goes to wrestling nationals as six Hat players picked for Senior Bowl

By SEAN ROONEY on April 9th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney Wrestling nationals and high school football all-star tryouts should have nothing to do with each other on a normal weekend. For Zach Campbell, they were a unique conundrum. The Grade 12 Hat High athlete had to pick between nationals in a sport he only began competing in this year and Senior Bowl tryouts, where ... Read More »

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Fencing provincials a feast for the senses

By SEAN ROONEY on April 8th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney The opera of beeps, buzzes and clashing swords was music to the ears. The white-clad competitors, but for their black face shields and often-colourful footwear, were in sharp contrast to the dozen or so blue lengthwise mats at the Family Leisure Centre gymnasium. For the first time in 23 years, the Alberta Fencing Association’s ... Read More »

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Rodeo winds up with big rides and quick times

By Medicine Hat News on April 8th, 2019

The first big rodeo of the Canadian season is in the books. Medicine Hat’s annual Broncs and Honky Tonks Indoor Pro Rodeo wrapped up with performances Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Cypress Centre, with lots of high scores and low times earning money. Garrett Green (Meeting Creek, Alta.) closed out the Sunday show ... Read More »

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Icebreaker Tourney starts off high school ball

By Medicine Hat News on April 6th, 2019

High school baseball season got underway Friday, but the scores were far less important to just getting out there and playing. The Icebreaker Tournament, as it’s been dubbed, opened with all four local teams plus Brooks playing a purely round-robin event. Hat High coach Lyall Foran said modified rules such as five-inning games, plus run ... Read More »

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Elliott a double threat

By SEAN ROONEY on April 6th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney The big names were in the money early at the Broncs and Honky Tonks Indoor Spring Rodeo, and some of them were even trying to double-dip. Clay Elliott put up the best saddle bronc score of the first day, an 88 aboard Kesler’s Gone Country, then hopped on a friend’s horse and gave tie-down ... Read More »

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