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Iwaasa wins two gold at racquetball Junior Nationals

By Lethbridge Herald on May 13th, 2015

Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comCoby Iwaasa is pretty handy with a racquet.His four consecutive national U18 junior singles titles, and his 2015 Sherman Greenfield award for the male athlete who best exemplifies personal excellence and sportsmanship both on and off the court, should provide sufficient proof of that.Lethbridge’s Iwaasa recently returned from the Canadian Junior National Racquetball ... Read More »

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LMHA introducing no-hit bantam league

By Lethbridge Herald on May 13th, 2015

Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comTaking the hitting out doesn’t mean taking the fun out.At least that’s one of the goals for the development of Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association’s new non-contact hockey league for bantam-aged players.  LMHA general manager Keith Hitchcock said the new no-hit league will begin operations in the fall, alongside that level’s existing elite, tier ... Read More »

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Wednesday’s High School Notebook column: Track and field provincials a true spectacle

By Lethbridge Herald on May 13th, 2015

By Dave WellsTrack and field is undoubtedly one of the purest sports on Earth. After all, it’s simply known as “athletics” in Olympic parlance.The local school season is underway. This year the grand finale is the Alberta Schools Athletic Association High School Provincial Track and Field Championships, in Lethbridge June 5-6 at the commodious University ... Read More »

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Tuesday’s Good Sport column: Draft pick commits to ‘Canes

By Lethbridge Herald on May 12th, 2015

Dylan PurcellLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comYou’ve got to do the “little things” right, according to popular sports-cliche wisdom.The Lethbridge Hurricanes took care of one of those little things on Monday when they announced the signing of five-foot-nine, 160-pound defenceman Calen Addison. Addison is the Brandon AAA Wheat Kings star the franchise selected second overall at last Thursday’s WHL ... Read More »

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Hurricanes’ fate will be decided on June 1 — special meeting to be held in Enmax Centre lounge

By Lethbridge Herald on May 12th, 2015

Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe future of the Lethbridge Hurricanes will be decided on June 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Enmax Centre lounge. The Hurricanes have announced a special meeting of their shareholders to vote on the possibility of a vote to sell the franchise. The vote is on a special resolution that the board call a ... Read More »

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PBA wins another title — Dawgs win fifth consecutive CCBC championship

By Lethbridge Herald on May 11th, 2015

Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs won their fifth consecutive Canadian College Baseball Conference Championship title Sunday at Spitz Stadium.The Dawgs beat the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute  Mariners 5-3, wrapping up another CCBC championship and finishing the tournament undefeated thanks in large part to pitching and defence. The Dawgs allowed just nine runs in five ... Read More »

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Dawgs win two

By Lethbridge Herald on May 8th, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALDIt’s still early at the Canadian College Baseball Conference championship tournament, but the local Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs are already getting it together.The Dawgs struggled to consistently put together their defence, hitting and pitching despite a 20-8 regular season record. They still finished atop the regular season standings but it gave them cause for concern ... Read More »

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Wednesday’s High School Notebook column: Morgan Munroe gains historical ASAA status

By Lethbridge Herald on May 6th, 2015

By Dave WellsFrom my quick research Marge Clarke, Jim Whitelaw, Leroy Walker, Glen Magneson, Marg Derbyshire, Jim Steacy, the Ralph Family and Dean Rook, along with Alberta Schools Athletic Association founders Grant Jensen, Jim Day, Lyman Jacobs, Jim Blumell — and yes, again Jim Whitelaw — comprise a veritable Murderer’s Row of area folk who ... Read More »

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Morgan Munroe gains historical ASAA status

By Lethbridge Herald on May 6th, 2015

Dave Wells From my quick research Marge Clarke, Jim Whitelaw, Leroy Walker, Glen Magneson, Marg Derbyshire, Jim Steacy, the Ralph Family and Dean Rook, along with Alberta Schools Athletic Association founders Grant Jensen, Jim Day, Lyman Jacobs, Jim Blumell — and yes, again Jim Whitelaw — comprise a veritable Murderer’s Row of area folk who ... Read More »

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Good Sport: SELL, SELL, SELL

By Lethbridge Herald on May 5th, 2015

By Dylan PurcellWestern Hockey League commissioner did not equivocate when he addressed shareholders of the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Monday night at the Enmax Centre lounge.It is time for the franchise to be sold into private ownership. Robison addressed a few hundred shareholders and said without any doubt or qualification that the WHL and its board ... Read More »

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Hall of Fame banquet hits all the right notes

By Lethbridge Herald on May 4th, 2015

Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comCal O’Brien deftly avoided taking any credit for a Hall of Fame life, Pius Labolevech is pretty sure his dentist is building a million-dollar home thanks to his teeth and Dave Wells? Well, Dave Wells loves his mom.Add in third-generation Hall of Famer Darin Gibson cracking wise about his dad, Billy Gibson, “slipping one ... Read More »

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