April 21st, 2019

Local Sports

Barrel racing life suits Cora Wutch perfectly

By JUSTIN SEWARD on April 6th, 2019

news@cypresscourier.com When Cora Wutch got up on the saddle at the age of nine, she knew she wanted to be a barrel racer. The Cypress County cowgirl has made her hobby a full-time job since 2012 and was in the midst of preparing her horse Lou for another Broncs and Honky Tonks indoor rodeo Friday. ... Read More »

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Teammates finish 1-2 on opening day

By SEAN ROONEY on April 6th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney All season long, Chelsia Cooper and Deija Gehring have pushed each other, with the results to prove it. The two Medicine Hat gymnasts were again on top of the leaderboard Friday night as the Alberta Compulsory Championships began at the Cypress Centre Pavilion. “Sometimes we do our routines, we try to score each other,” ... Read More »

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Special Olympians bowl their best

By Medicine Hat News on April 6th, 2019

Medicine Hat’s Special Olympics crew was in Lethbridge last weekend for a tournament, and to no surprise they were all smiles. The 17 bowlers combined for seven first-place finishes, three seconds and five thirds on their respective lanes, then won eight medals for their pins over average results at the banquet that followed. Christine Sullivan, ... Read More »

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Banner season: Medicine Hat minor hockey teams bask in the glow of a uniquely successful campaign

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on April 5th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Winning a provincial or league championship can be a once in a lifetime achievement – so when 11 different Medicine Hat hockey teams took home titles this season, it was cause for celebration. More than 150 players and coaches gathered to fill the ice at the Canalta Centre Thursday night, bringing together the city’s ... Read More »

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Broncs and Honky Tonks: Finkbeiner looks forward to Gangster

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on April 5th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Wacey Finkbeiner will be out for vengeance when the chute opens on the bull riding event at the Broncs and Honky Tonks Indoor Spring Rodeo Sunday at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. The 26-year-old Hatter was bucked off Kesler bull Chicago Gangster when they met in Dawson Creek last summer, but Finkbeiner is ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Pushing through isn’t an easy skill to improve, no matter your age

By COURTNEY MARCHESIN on April 5th, 2019

courtneymarchesin@gmail.com Perseverance is, by definition, the continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition (Merriam-Webster, 2019). The idea that no matter what is happening, you will keep trying. However, we’re faced with so many obstacles on a day-to-day basis, perseverance becomes a difficult and rare quality amongst athletes. Maybe not entirely, ... Read More »

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Big meet at Cypress Centre this weekend

By SEAN ROONEY on April 5th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney A brand new Alberta Gymnastics meet will jump and twist its way into the Cypress Centre this weekend, and Medicine Hat’s athletes are ready to see how they stack up in it. The Alberta Compulsory Championships begin at noon today with 320 athletes in action through two days. “I’m going to try and do ... Read More »

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Hamblin, Søgaard share Tigers’ MVP honours

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on April 4th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers paid tribute to their best on Wednesday night at Medicine Hat Lodge. James Hamblin and Mads Søgaard shared the top honours of MVP and playoff MVP after bolstering Medicine Hat at both ends of the ice and carrying the team into their third consecutive post-season. “It’s something that you kind ... Read More »

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Hat’s Boxell makes surprise jump to pro mixed martial arts

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on April 4th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Colton Boxell is going pro. The local mixed martial artist was scheduled to compete at the Canadian Amateur National Championship later this month, but on Monday a different opportunity came knocking. Boxell will still be in the cage at the Lethbridge Servus Sports Centre on April 12, however instead of competing in the amateur ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat’s Michael Clarke reflects on his season in Humboldt

By SEAN ROONEY on April 4th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney Michael Clarke came to Humboldt knowing he was in for a season unlike any other. How would he handle the spotlight? What about the emotion of following in the footsteps of the worst hockey tragedy in Canadian history? And how do you help lead a group with only two returnees? Now that it’s over, ... Read More »

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