October 1st, 2020

Local Sports

Thunderbuck in the Badlands cancelled, new event in 2021

By Medicine Hat News on August 20th, 2020

Thunderbuck in the Badlands will have to wait. Despite getting promoted to the Monster Energy Tour last month, Professional Bull Riding Canada opted to cancel the event planned for Sept. 26 at the Canalta Centre in a Wednesday release. Another date for Thunderbuck in the Badlands has been scheduled for May 15, 2021. “We appreciate ... Read More »

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Willoughby cracks Top 10

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 20th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken When Zaynna Willoughby began track and field at the age of seven, she hoped to follow the path forged by local Olympian Sage Watson. Now 14 years old, Willoughby is well on her way. The Medicine Hat Panthers Track Club sprinter was recently honoured with a spot on Athletics Alberta’s Top 10 list of ... Read More »

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School athletics planning return

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 19th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Competition will have to wait, but student-athletes at Hat High and Crescent Heights will be able to return to the gridiron for football practices as of Sept. 1. Medicine Hat Public School Division superintendent Mark Davidson says he spoke with coaches from schools across the district Monday, and outlined three main goals for in-school ... Read More »

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Risling aces Hole 7 at MHGCC

By Medicine Hat News on August 18th, 2020

Local golfer Kelly Risling added another feather to his cap on Saturday at Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club. Risling is a member of the Medicine Hat Sports Wall of Fame and has won dozens of local tournaments as well as the 1996 mid-amateur championship. Saturday’s perfect shot – using a wedge on the course’s ... Read More »

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U16 Thunder split weekend to close out fastball season

By Medicine Hat News on August 18th, 2020

The Medicine Hat under-16 Thunder split a pair of games in Olds this weekend to close out their summer fastball season. After taking down the Olds Pistols 11-9, Medicine Hat dropped a 15-5 game to the Strathmore Thunder in a gruelling battle under the blazing sun. “Despite matching Strathmore’s hit total, the Hatters couldn’t quite ... Read More »

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Edwards takes two at Speedway

By Medicine Hat News on August 18th, 2020

Dale Edwards drove his No. 10 car to back-to-back Baby Grand victories over the weekend at the Medicine Hat Speedway. Racing in front of limited spectators, Edwards edged out runner-up Doug Voisey on both Saturday and Sunday, while Rick Jondreau took third Saturday, and Dave Deschner snagged the spot Sunday. In the Elite Street stock, ... Read More »

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Ulrikson sinks another ace

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2020

Longtime Paradise Valley Golf Course member Ivan Ulrikson is having a summer to remember on the local links. After achieving his first hole in one at the par-3 course a few years back, Ulrikson repeated the feat earlier this season then added another on Friday with a perfect 120-yard shot on Hole 3 using a ... Read More »

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ASAA postpones all fall provincial championships until Stage 3

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2020

The Alberta Schools Athletics Association’s executive committee has opted to postpone all its fall provincial championships until Stage 3 of the Alberta government’s relaunch strategy kicks into action. ASAA made the announcement Thursday afternoon, adding member schools can hold in-school practices only if permitted by their school jurisdictions, while scrimmages and competition between schools will ... Read More »

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Back between the pipes: Local netminders return to the ice at World Pro Goaltending camp

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 14th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Local goaltenders have been putting in work for a potential upcoming season at this week’s World Pro Goaltender camp, held at the Family Leisure Centre. COVID-19 has created a number of challenges for young athletes, but World Pro Goaltending head instructor Marcus Beesley says the camp’s young netminders haven’t missed a beat after having ... Read More »

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Summer of success: Local golfer wins trio of titles

By Medicine Hat News on August 13th, 2020

Jean Nitchke clinched a triple crown over the weekend at Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club. The local golfer shot an 83-86-169 to win the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club senior ladies’ title for her third golf championship of the season. The big weekend followed up a victory at the Connaught Golf Club championship, ... Read More »

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