July 11th, 2020

Local Sports

Academy coaches excited: Desjardins to coach boys, Vossen girls under-18 hockey teams

By Ryan McCracken on May 30th, 2020

Evan Vossen is ready to bring elite female hockey back to Medicine Hat. The former Banff Hockey Academy male prep head coach will be making the trip across Alberta to join South Alberta Hockey Academy as head coach of the first AAA female hockey program the Gas City has seen since 2012. “Knowing that there’s ... Read More »

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Rooney Tunes: That’s all folks

By Ryan McCracken on May 30th, 2020

Glen Smeby was one of the first people to greet me to Medicine Hat. I walked in to Athletic Park on May 4, 2004 to cover a high school baseball game and the local real estate agent cracked a joke: “Hey, are you the Calgary Sun guy here to cover the game?” “Well no, I’m ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Protein intake important for young athletes

By Kimberlee Brooks on May 29th, 2020

With COVID-19 restriction many young athletes are on the sidelines not able to compete in their sport. Instead athletes are looking at creative ways to train, work on skills and stay conditioned to be ready to play again when restrictions lift. With summer training, athletes want to be sure they are getting enough protein in ... Read More »

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See you another time

By Medicine Hat News on May 29th, 2020

On a day the Medicine Hat Mavericks were to play their home opener at Athletic Park, owner Greg Morrison was throwing batting practice. The left-hander often does during the Western Canadian Baseball League season, especially when the opposing team lists a southpaw as its starting pitcher. But Thursday, there were no fans. The players he ... Read More »

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Watson stays on track

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on May 28th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Television may be nearly devoid of live sports, but if you drive by Rotary Track at the right time you just might see an Olympian at work. Local Olympic hurdler Sage Watson has been riding out the pandemic at home with her family, and spending a few days each week training for the postponed ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Finding ways to keep your body in high gear

By Ed Stiles on May 27th, 2020

Emerging athletes are in a tough spot in these unprecedented times. Not only have their entire social, academic, and home lives been turned upside down but the world of amateur sport is also in complete lockdown. Young people whose lives revolved around the socialization, camaraderie, joy of movement, training and competition are faced with the ... Read More »

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Rattlers repeat with national award win

By Medicine Hat News on May 27th, 2020

For the second year in a row, Medicine Hat College’s athletics department has earned a national award for community service. Following a win for their volunteerism in 2019, the Rattlers were honoured this time for what they did for gender equity during a pair of conference championship tournaments. Hosting both women’s volleyball and basketball finals ... Read More »

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Getting back on the gridiron: Chayce Davies to join brother Haedyn with Calgary Colts

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on May 27th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken A year away from competition couldn’t keep Chayce Davies out of the Canadian Junior Football League. The 19-year-old Medicine Hat product stepped away from the gridiron game to focus on his education this season. But Davies says he never lost sight of a potential return to the game, and this weekend the Calgary Colts ... Read More »

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Another hole in one at Paradise Valley

By Medicine Hat News on May 26th, 2020

The latest hole in one recorded at Paradise Valley Golf Course comes courtesy of Gordon Wallsmith. Wallsmith aced the 18th hole Sunday. He used a 9-iron on the 140-yard hole. Local courses are always welcome to submit hole in one reports to sports@medicinehatnews.com... Read More »

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First hole in one of the year at Paradise

By Medicine Hat News on May 21st, 2020

Nikki Mellor Huber has the distinction of scoring the first hole in one of the season at Paradise Valley Golf Course. Huber aced her first hole Wednesday with a 9-iron. The 87-yard opener gets a lot of hole in ones recorded, but given the unique nature of this season there haven’t been as many chances ... Read More »

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