January 17th, 2019

Sports

Local Sports

  • Cardston Cougars earn victory at CCH

    lethbridge herald Five players scored into double figures as the Cardston Cougars posted an 88-60 victory over Catholic Central Cougars in Southern Alberta High School Girls Basketball League play Wednesday night at CCH. Madison Barfuss scored 22 points for the winners, while Hanna Nunn and Lauren Wolsey both netted 18. Melissa Carter and Jill Leishman [...] Read More »

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  • Former Canes hope to return for University Cup

    Ron Devitt FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Former Lethbridge Hurricanes Riley Sheen and Matt Alfaro are hoping to pay a return visit to Lethbridge in March. Both Sheen and Alfaro graduated from the Western Hockey League’s Hurricanes and now play with the University of Calgary Dinos. And while they realize it’s a bit of a [...] Read More »

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  • Hat to host U17 event

    Sean Rooney Southern Alberta Newspapers Group -MEDICINE HAT srooney@medicinehatnews.com Nearly three years in the making, the biggest hockey event ever to come to Medicine Hat was finally announced Wednesday. The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will be co-hosted by the Gas City and Swift Current Nov. 2-9, 2019, with organizers saying both the gold- and bronze-medal [...] Read More »

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  • Canada Winter Games Torch Relay visits city

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A small but enthusiastic crowd turned out in frigid weather Wednesday afternoon to welcome the Canada Winter Games Torch Relay to the Enmax Centre. This year’s games will be held in Red Deer, and the relay served as the unofficial send off for the 10 local athletes and about half [...] Read More »

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  • Badminton, curling and wrestling on the menu

    This week’s ‘High School Notebook’ column by Dave Wells Badminton’s Alberta Schools Athletic Association season of play has  begun, joining wrestling and curling. Curling zones are set for Feb. 4-5 in Lethbridge, with provincials  March 7-9 in St. Paul. Local wrestlers begin ASAA competition in rural provincials, hosted  this year by LCI, Feb. 22-23. Qualifiers [...] Read More »

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National Sports

  • Olympic medallist snowboarder Max Parrot diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

    MONTREAL – Olympic medallist snowboarder Max Parrot has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer. Canada Snowboard made the announcement Thursday, saying the 24-year-old from Bromont, Que., was diagnosed Dec. 21 after undergoing a biopsy 10 days earlier. In a release, Parrot said in November he noticed a lump in his neck and [...] Read More »

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  • Former Montreal Alouettes receiver Tim Maypray dies at the age of 30

    Tim Maypray, who was a receiver with the Montreal Alouettes during their 2010 Grey Cup season, has died. He was 30. Virginia Military Institute, a school where Maypray played and later served as an assistant coach, announced Thursday that Maypray had passed away Tuesday. The cause of death was not available. VMI said Maypray spent [...] Read More »

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  • Canada’s Georgia Simmerling returns to cycling after serious injury

    CAMBRIDGE, New Zealand – Just under a year after breaking both her legs during a World Cup ski cross event, Canada’s Georgia Simmerling is set to return to the top level of another sport – cycling. The 29-year-old native of West Vancouver, B.C., will make her return to the Canadian national track team Friday through [...] Read More »

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  • Toronto FC heads for warmth of California to start training camp in earnest

    TORONTO – After medicals and two days of fitness training indoors in the frigid north, Toronto FC heads to the warmth and real grass of California on Friday to start training camp in earnest. For coach Greg Vanney, it’s a chance to implement lessons learned last year when Toronto reached the final of the CONCACAF [...] Read More »

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  • Another McKeever steps onto cross-country skiing’s international stage

    Xavier McKeever’s earliest memory of cross-country skiing with his parents is being used as a training aid. Robin McKeever and Milaine Theriault towed their toddler instead of a tire up hills during workouts. “I’d be on my alpine skis and they’d tow me up and I’d ski down the hill,” Xavier said. “That was pretty [...] Read More »

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