November 21st, 2019

Local Sports

Pythons set to host provincial semifinal

By Alta Newspaper Group on November 7th, 2019

The Redcliff-based Parkside Pythons are back on top of the local bantam football ranks after winning the Rangeland Football Conference’s junior circuit title 48-31 over the Medicine Hat Hawks this past Saturday at the Methanex Bowl. The 11-0 team will now host Stettler in a provincial Tier 2 semifinal this Saturday at noon. “It’s new,” ... Read More »

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College coach leaves mid-way through the season

By Medicine Hat News on November 6th, 2019

Before his fifth season as Medicine Hat College men’s volleyball coach, Mark Porter knew he didn’t have the energy to keep going with it. Instead of finishing off the campaign, the 53-year-old decided to quit mid-way through. “I hate bailing on them,” said Porter, hired in 2015 and leaving both his post as coach and ... Read More »

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Quarter-final matchups set at World U-17 Hockey Challenge

By Medicine Hat News on November 6th, 2019

When is a win not really a win? For Team Canada Black, it’s when you beat the vaunted Americans but needed a third-straight overtime session to do it. Danny Zhilkin’s second straight game-tying goal with Canada’s net empty in as many days led to Shane Wright’s winner Tuesday at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in ... Read More »

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Dawgs claim junior high A volleyball title

By Medicine Hat News on November 6th, 2019

There were some thrilling finishes in the Medicine Hat junior high A girls volleyball playoffs Monday night, but at the end it was the top seed left with the top prize. At St. Mary’s, the Notre Dame Dawgs claimed the title, needing a deciding third set to beat No. 3-ranked Parkside Pythons 2-1 (25-22, 21-25, ... Read More »

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Ringette: Ducks silver at Regina tourney

By Medicine Hat News on November 6th, 2019

Medicine Hat teams earned a pair of playoff appearances at the Regina Elite Tournament this past weekend. The under-19 Mighty Ducks came in second in their division, while the open A Smash took fourth in theirs. For the Ducks, a busy two days saw them play six times, culminating in Sunday’s 8-6 loss to the ... Read More »

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Junior Colts cap off perfect season

By Medicine Hat News on November 5th, 2019

Monsignor McCoy’s Colts finished off an unbeaten season in the South East Zone Volleyball League’s junior boys division, but it wasn’t easy. The Colts dropped Hat High 2-0 (25-20, 25-19) in Monday’s playoff final on home court, following a 2-1 (22-25, 25-15, 15-13) win over St. Mike’s in the semifinals earlier in the evening. “It ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: Stamps still dangerous as second place

By Medicine Hat News on November 5th, 2019

After Saskatchewan lost in Calgary Oct. 11, to finish first, the Stampeders had to, as coach Craig Dickenson put it, “stub” their toe while his team ran the table against B.C. and Edmonton. That’s exactly what happened. Calgary split their games with Winnipeg and eked out a win on the West Coast to host the ... Read More »

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Performing on the big stage

By Medicine Hat News on November 5th, 2019

For some, the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge may be the biggest stage they ever play on. For others, it’s an early step on the road to greatness. Either way, the games in Medicine Hat and Swift Current this week are a big deal for the 15- and 16-year-olds taking part. “Probably it’s the best tournament ... Read More »

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Cubs downed on home ice by Vipers

By Medicine Hat News on November 5th, 2019

For the first time in a month, the Medicine Hat Cubs didn’t garner a point. On Sunday at the Kinplex, the junior B hockey team fell 5-2 to the visiting Red Deer Vipers. Justin Paarup sealed his hat trick with an empty-netter, while Jarvis Gaume and Easton Roberts also scored past Cubs netminder Dawsen Savage. ... Read More »

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Minor hockey: Midget AA’s start homestand well

By Medicine Hat News on November 5th, 2019

They only had one game on the weekend, but the Jasper Homes Hounds made it count. The Medicine Hat midget AA hockey team didn’t let up in a 10-1 win over the Central Alberta Selects Saturday at the Kinplex, beginning a five-game homestand on the right note. Nate Hoffman made 22 saves, taking his shutout ... Read More »

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