June 18th, 2019

Local Sports

Injuries end Hat High’s rugby season early

By SEAN ROONEY on June 6th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney A promising season for high school rugby has ended with a whimper. Hat High’s boys did enough to qualify for provincials this weekend in Lethbridge, but aren’t going after their roster was decimated by injuries. Meanwhile, the city-wide girls team based at Crescent Heights never made it past the regular season. Coach Georgia Bull ... Read More »

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Mavs’ Ponticelli silences Prospects in return to starting role

By SEAN ROONEY on June 6th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney It had been two years since Brandon Ponticelli started a game. If this is what he can do, expect to see him start quite a few more for the Medicine Hat Mavericks. The junior from Kansas University didn’t let up a hit until the sixth inning Wednesday in a 3-1 win over the Prospects ... Read More »

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Great finish for junior high track

By Medicine Hat News on June 5th, 2019

The junior high track and field season came to a close Tuesday with the South Zone meet at Medicine Hat’s Rotary Track. Visiting schools claimed the four team titles, but plenty of hometown athletes had great showings including a few zone records. Alexandra’s Tesema Veurink won a midget boys aggregate title, winning three gold and ... Read More »

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Club teams combine for seven gold medal finishes

By Medicine Hat News on June 5th, 2019

Medicine Hat club soccer teams were in Saskatoon in late May for a tournament, with seven of eight Rattlers sides placing first. At the Hollandia Cup May 24-26, there weren’t many losses to report as teams frorm under-11 all the way up to under-19 hoisted trophies. Under-19 boys The under-19 boys beat Prince Albert’s Celtics ... Read More »

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Monarchs lose

By Medicine Hat News on June 5th, 2019

One bad inning sunk the Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs Tuesday. At home to the Lethbridge Elks, the Monarchs trailed 2-1 entering the fourth inning at Athletic Park. But a six-run Elks outburst changed things dramatically. A passed ball and a two-run single from Brendan Schulz capped the top of the fourth, ending Heyden Harrison’s night ... Read More »

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Mavericks take it to Prospects

By Medicine Hat News on June 5th, 2019

Junior Pimentel was dominant as the Medicine Hat Mavericks got back in the winner’s circle Tuesday in Edmonton. Pimentel, in his second year with the Mavs, struck out 10 Prospects as the visitors earned a 14-3 win. Tuesday had some good news and some bad news for Medicine Hat. Monday’s collision between outfielders left returnee ... Read More »

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Mavericks lose game, possibly more

By Medicine Hat News on June 4th, 2019

A bad night got a whole lot worse for the Medicine Hat Mavericks Monday when two key players collided and were forced to leave their game against the Lethbridge Bulls. Returning centre-fielder Julien Ly and first-year utility man John Velasco were hurt in the sixth inning of what wound up as an 11-4 loss to ... Read More »

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Tigers sign prospect from Rybinski trade

By Medicine Hat News on June 4th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Tigers have shored up a piece of the deal that sent Henrik Rybinski to Seattle in January. Aidan Brook signed a WHL player agreement with the Tigers, according to a press release Monday. Brook, a Thunderbirds fourth-round draft pick from 2018, was part of the deal that included a 2020 draft pick ... Read More »

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Team bonding over NBA Finals

By SEAN ROONEY on June 4th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney When the public address announcer told fans at the Medicine Hat Mavericks’ home opener last Thursday that the Toronto Raptors had won the first game of the NBA Finals, a few Mavs players were jubilant. Not just because they’re Canadian, either. There was $5 at stake. “We’ve got Cali boys here, Canadians trying to ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: Bombers fans hope this is the year; Lions start new era

By Medicine Hat News on June 4th, 2019

The end of an era in CFL football came last November when Wally Buono retired as the head coach of the B.C. Lions. It will be the end of an era in Winnipeg football this November if the Blue Bombers fail to reach the Grey Cup. Winnipegers want a winner. They were disappointed in April ... Read More »

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