October 26th, 2020

Local Sports

Ringette planning its return

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 28th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Ringette players can start getting exciting for an upcoming season of development and competition on the ice. While there will be no Ed Horvath Interprovincial Ringette Tournament due to public health guidelines, practices are scheduled to begin in mid-October in preparation for the newly-formed Sunny South League – a partnership between Medicine Hat Ringette ... Read More »

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Norris, Heller win Hat Open titles

By Medicine Hat News on August 25th, 2020

Kristen Norris defended her crown for a third consecutive Medicine Hat Open women’s singles championship this weekend. Norris held on for the title in a gruelling final with Dannan McElroy-O’Driscoll on Saturday at Medicine Hat Tennis Club. After taking the first set 6-4, Norris fell by the same margin in the second before rallying to ... Read More »

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U19 Thunder end season on a high

By Medicine Hat News on August 25th, 2020

The Medicine Hat Thunder U19 fastpitch team closed out its season by sweeping a doubleheader against Strathmore, 4-1 and 11-2, on Saturday in Redcliff. Mia Kelly was a force on the mound, pitching all 10 innings on the day and allowing just three runs on four hits while fanning 13 batters. The defence behind Kelly ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: League has nine months to reinvent itself

By Graham Kelly on August 22nd, 2020

I know many Medicine Hatters share my disappointment in the cancellation of the 2020 CFL campaign. Although the pandemic made playing this year a longshot, the fumbling, bumbling league commissioner Randy Ambrosie virtually guaranteed the Grey Cup would not be contested for the first time since 1919. Given the amount of money the Feds are ... Read More »

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Cubs part ways with GM Kowalchuk

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 21st, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Cubs board of directors has voted to release general manager Dave Kowalchuk from his position. Kowalchuk spent eight years with the Cubs between 2006 and 2020, including the past two seasons as general manager. Cubs president Troy Sandau says the decision was strictly financially-based, as the team will look to combine ... Read More »

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Training Matters: What exactly is mental toughness?

By Brittney Nyrose on August 21st, 2020

Mental toughness is a widely used term in the sport community. “Oh that athlete is mentally tough,” or “he/she lost because they weren’t mentally tough” are some common phrases we hear in sport. But what exactly is mental toughness? Some people mistakenly believe that mental toughness is not showing any emotion. Being tough, strong, rugged. ... Read More »

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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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