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Back in full swing — high school baseball returns to the diamond

By Lethbridge Herald on April 15th, 2015

Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comBaseball is back at Spitz Stadium.It’s still more than a month until the Lethbridge Bulls open their season, but high school baseball action commenced Tuesday.Beginning in 2014, the four Lethbridge teams — CCH, Chinook, LCI and Winston Churchill — along with Raymond, decided to create a new circuit dubbed the Lethbridge Regional High ... Read More »

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Kodiaks celebrate awards night

By Lethbridge Herald on April 14th, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALDSuccess was the name of the game for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference in 2014-15. The basketball teams won national medals and provincial banners while the indoor track team won a provincial title and the golf team dominated, including picking up golfer of the year in both genders. The cross-country ... Read More »

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LRC offers rugby options

By Lethbridge Herald on April 14th, 2015

Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe high school rugby starts tonight.Lethbridge’s Ashley Steacy was just named captain of Canada’s senior national team at this weekend’s  Womens Sevens Series event in Langford, B.C.And the Lethbridge Rugby Club is hoping to catch that wave, too.The LRC is holding its first night of mini rugby tonight at Palliser Field (3305 9th Avenue ... Read More »

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Wind plays havoc on PBA Dawgs in opening weekend

By Lethbridge Herald on April 13th, 2015

Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comWind gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour blew away any chance of the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs enjoying their home-opening weekend. The blustery conditions resulted in a circus every time a ball popped up off a bat and eroded the patience of almost everyone who stopped in to catch the PBA Dawgs ... Read More »

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PBA starts Sunday

By Lethbridge Herald on April 10th, 2015

Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs get their Canadian college baseball season started on Saturday. The organization, housed at Lloyd Nolan Yard and coached by Todd Hubka, are the four-time defending champions of the Canadian College Baseball Conference. They’ve won every year since Hubka was named coach in 2011.“The fellas feel that pressure,” said Hubka ... Read More »

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Sport Council to hand out awards – banquet goes Tuesday night

By Lethbridge Herald on April 9th, 2015

Lethbridge HeraldThey’ve already known the results for several weeks, but soon they will be formally recognized.The Lethbridge Sport Council (LSC) announced last month the winners of its fifth annual Achievement Awards, handed out for contributions to sport in Lethbridge in 2014. The award ceremony will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre ... Read More »

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Stoking the competitive fire

By Lethbridge Herald on April 7th, 2015

Good Sport: By Dylan Purcell Aron Ghebreyohannes was left out of sports growing up. Left to wait in the library because he is blind. The Lethbridge College student and member of Canada’s senior men’s goalball team was there to illustrate his sport, designed specifically for blind athletes. It involves two teams flinging a three-pound rubber ... Read More »

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Steacy, Veldman earn Kinsmen sports honours

By Lethbridge Herald on April 2nd, 2015

Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeheraldcom Kim Veldman and Jim Steacy each came out of local high schools as heralded and much-recruited athletes. They both decided to stay in Lethbridge, and on Wednesday, they were named the Kinsmen Club of Lethbridge sportsmen of the year. Steacy won a gold medal in the hammer throw at the Commonwealth ... Read More »

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Spring has sprung — horse racing begins May 9-10

By Lethbridge Herald on April 2nd, 2015

Garry Allison Rocky Mountain Turf Club With the balmy spring-like weather in Lethbridge and district the past while it is only natural one’s thoughts would turn to the Rocky Mountain Turf Club’s Spring horse racing schedule. While racing doesn’t begin until May 9-10, true race fans have been spurred on by our taste of spring ... Read More »

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A winning meeting

By Lethbridge Herald on March 31st, 2015

Good Sport: By Dylan Purcell A lack of victories is a big reason the Lethbridge Hurricanes have found themselves in financial distress over the past six playoff-less seasons. The losses off the ice have been even more staggering, as the Canes have seen a million-dollar reserve and that amount again fly out the door. So ... Read More »

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Harper turns in big performance at Chinook Open

By Lethbridge Herald on March 30th, 2015

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Darcie Harper had a hunch she was going to put in a good performance. As the 16-year-old figure skater hit the ice at the Chinook Open Saturday afternoon at the Civic Centre, that’s exactly what happened. “Yesterday I ended up first overall in my event,” said Harper, a student at ... Read More »

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