August 14th, 2020

Local Sports

Former CCH coach passes away

By Sulz, Dave on August 13th, 2020

Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com Rick Credico, who helped produce football champions at Catholic Central High School as a player and a coach, has passed away at age 68 after a lengthy battle with ALS. Credico attended CCH in the late 1960s, starring as an offensive tackle and defensive lineman with the Cougars. He wound ... Read More »

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Pronghorn connections help Stingers win CEBL title

By Yoos, Cam on August 11th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Jermaine Small and Zac Overwater’s Canadian Elite Basketball League title with the Edmonton Stingers came with minimal fanfare. At least judging by the empty seats they played in front of. But when Small – the new head coach of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s basketball team – and Horns ... Read More »

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Canada’s top judokas in city practising with an eye on Olympics

By Woodard, Dale on August 8th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It wasn’t quite the 30th birthday present Antoine Valois-Fortier had hoped for. Still, the 30-year-old member of Judo Canada’s goal for a third Olympic berth remains the focus, albeit a slightly delayed one. Valois-Fortier, who hails from Quebec City, and the rest of the Judo Canada team have called Lethbridge ... Read More »

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WHL backs up regular season

By Woodard, Dale on August 7th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The start of the Western Hockey League season has been bumped back two months. In keeping an eye on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that shut down the season in March prior to playoffs, the WHL announced Thursday it is now scheduled to open its 2020-21 regular season on Dec. 4. ... Read More »

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Evans doesn’t let pandemic slow heptathlon aspirations

By Woodard, Dale on August 6th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com He just ran his first heptathlon and has yet to run a decathlon, but Ryan Evans is already measuring up. The 17-year-old multi-sport athlete and quarterback for the LCI Rams football team completed a locally-arranged heptathlon by coach Bertil Johansson last week at the Civic Centre track and the University ... Read More »

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Pandemic-era activity leads to Summer Fun Bins program

By Herald on August 5th, 2020

Lethbridge Sport Council Lethbridge Sport Council partnered with Lethbridge Plays to give families an accessible, free and fun new way to play this summer. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our usual sport and recreation activities. Most were cancelled or modified. This resulted in many people participating less or differently in physical activity. While we believe ... Read More »

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Edmonton Sting surge into first place at CEBL tournament

By Woodard, Dale on August 1st, 2020

Lethbridge The Edmonton Sting enjoyed at strong first week in Candian Elite Basketball League play. The Sting – led by new University of Lethbridge Pronghorns head coach Jermaine Small – edged the Niagara River Lions 87-86 in action Friday afternoon in St. Catharines, Ont. to improve to 3-1 and into at least a share of ... Read More »

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Edmonton hopes for hub-city benefits

By Woodard, Dale on August 1st, 2020

THE CANADIAN PRESS – EDMONTON Across the street from Rogers Place, a pub patio was prepped with picnic tables and television screens slung above them Friday. On the eve of the 2020 NHL playoffs, numerous downtown Edmonton eateries had outdoor spaces ready for whatever being an NHL hub city could bring them. What kind of ... Read More »

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Diaz signs contract with Minnesota Twins

By Woodard, Dale on July 31st, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Willy Diaz’s baseball career has taken a huge step forward. But the shortstop for the Prairie Baseball Academy knows he now has to work harder than ever. The 20-year-old who came to Canada four years ago from his native Dominican Republic inked a contract with the Minnesota Twins earlier this ... Read More »

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Neufeld captures city amateur title

By Woodard, Dale on July 30th, 2020

Lethbridge He had to play a little extra golf to do it, but Jeff Neufeld is this year’s Lethbridge City Amateur golf champion. Tied with Justin Nagy after the second round Sunday afternoon at the Henderson Lake Golf Club with scores of 135, Neufeld emerge victorious in the playoff. Nagy led the field after Saturday’s ... Read More »

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Small, Stingers zone in on title

By Woodard, Dale on July 25th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Jermaine Small and the Edmonton Stingers are in the zone. They’re going to stay there for the next two weeks and when they emerge they plan to be Canadian Elite Basketball League champions. Small – who earlier this year became the new head coach for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns ... Read More »

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