February 21st, 2017

Local Sports

Boxing’s great ambassador

By Lethbridge Herald on February 16th, 2017

Local boxing legend Kai Yip passes away A special ‘Good Sport’ column by Dylan Purcell Kai Yip won titles, represented Canada and coached Olympians. He tamed dragons, built rings and tore them down, too. He had a key to the city and seats in the Lethbridge, Alberta and Canadian Amateur Boxing halls of fame. He ... Read More »

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Laker girls win at home

By Jensen, Randy on February 16th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Stirling Lakers earned a home win during Deep South Basketball Conference girls’ action Wednesday night. Amy Mazutinec struck for 23 points as Stirling posted a 77-22 decision over the Claresholm Willow Creek Cobras. Sadie Nelson chipped in with 14 points and Savannah McKee had 12. Emily Chartand led the Cobras with 10 ... Read More »

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Curling zones draw in

By Woodard, Dale on February 16th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald The South Zone High School Curling Championships drew to a close Wednesday afternoon at the ATB Centre. The Chinook Coyotes curling teams won a pair of gold medal games. In the girls championship, the Coyotes defeated Claresholm Willow Creek 6-3, while in the mixed finals, Chinook edged the Vulcan County Central Hawks 7-6. ... Read More »

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LCI Clippers stay undefeated with win over Medicine Hat Kwahommies

By Woodard, Dale on February 16th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald The LCI Clippers girls basketball team remains undefeated. The Clippers headed to Medicine Hat and defeated the Kwahommies 67-62 during Southern Alberta High School Girls Basketball League action Wednesday night. The win improves the Clippers to 7-0, while the Kwahommies are 4-4. Leading the Clippers in the road win was Jocelyn Neilson with ... Read More »

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Zone tourneys loom near

By Submitted Article on February 15th, 2017

This week’s ‘High School Notebook’ column by Dave Wells If you are a fan of the associated Southern Alberta High School Girls and 4A Boys Basketball Leagues (www.SouthHoops.ca) it’s prime time baby. The loops are down to the final three weeks of regular season action. Being separate leagues there are some nuances at play, but ... Read More »

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Sports Dinner lands Gaston, Gruber

By Schnarr, J.W. on February 15th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A pair of Toronto Blue Jays greats are on the menu for an annual fundraising event helping local sports development. This year, the fourth annual Legends of Sports Dinner, hosted by Under the Lights Sports and Entertainment, will feature Cito Gaston and Kelly Gruber. Kevin Kvame, president of Under the ... Read More »

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Midget Canes go 0-1-1

By Jensen, Randy on February 14th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Midget AAA Hurricanes went 0-1-1 on the road in Alberta Midget Hockey League play last weekend. The Hurricanes were defeated 5-2 by the Leduc Chrysler Oil Kings Saturday before battling the Edmonton MLAC Beverly Optimists to a scoreless tie Sunday afternoon. With the loss and the tie, the Hurricanes are 7-20-5 ... Read More »

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Sugar Queens upend Willow Creek Cobras

By Jensen, Randy on February 14th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Picture Butte Sugar Queens defeated Claresholm Willow Creek Composite Cobras 68-39 in Deep South Basketball Conference girls’ play Monday. Vanessa Boone led the Sugar Queens with 20 points while Reegan Molenaar and Jayme Velthuis added 19 and eight points respectively. Kelby Keeley responded with 21 for the Cobras and Emily Chartrand added eight. ... Read More »

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Talent shines outside the sports arena

By Jensen, Randy on February 14th, 2017

A ‘Good Sport’ column by Dylan Purcell It’s easy to find the exceptional in hockey. The best find a way, and there are plenty of people paid good money to find them. Even through a miasma of crazy parents, rising costs and social politics, a boy who is good enough and lucky enough will make ... Read More »

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Golden Hawks roll to victories

By Jensen, Randy on February 14th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Val Matteotti Golden Hawks capped off their Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League regular season with a trio of wins. Playing three games in as many days, the Golden Hawks downed the Airdrie Xtreme 5-3 Friday night at the ATB Centre, headed to Calgary and doubled the Royals 6-3 Saturday, and returned ... Read More »

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Minor midget Canes sweep Red Deer teams

By Jensen, Randy on February 14th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Headwater minor midget AAA Hurricanes posted two wins in Red Deer last weekend. The Canes shut out the Red Deer TBS Chiefs 4-0 on Saturday and capped a four-point road swing with a 6-3 decision over the Red Deer Northstar Chiefs. The wins improve the Hurricanes record to 24-1-6 to keep ... Read More »

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