May 9th, 2021

Sports

Local Sports

  • Pronghorns newest signing brings a can-do attitude

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com Perhaps no one would be surprised if the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s basketball team’s latest recruit arrived complete with a lunch pail and work boots. This much is certain, Chloe Deklerk has put in the work to make the step up to the Canada West. On the same day it was announced [...] Read More »

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  • Golfers limited to close contacts amid restrictions

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com Even with the latest COVID-19 crackdowns announced earlier this week, golfers can still get in the swing of things, albeit with a select group. On Thursday, provincial health authorities announced that, starting Monday, restrictions will be placed on who golfers can play with. “At this time, outdoor sport and recreation activities like golf [...] Read More »

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  • Pronghorns eyeing a return to action this fall

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com It’s a very welcome green light for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns athletics. Following their virtual Canada West AGM Tuesday and Wednesday, Canada West institutions announced their intent to return to conference play for the 2021-22 season in an alternative format after losing the entire 2020-21 season to the COVID-19 pandemic. The alternative [...] Read More »

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  • Tetachuk hits half-century mark

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com Even in a shortened season, Carl Tetachuk managed to hit a statistical milestone before it ended. For the third-year goaltender for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, that involved hitting the half-century mark as the hometown boy made good, backstopping the Canes to a 6-3 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers last Saturday in Medicine Hat [...] Read More »

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  • Canes captain Kambeitz closes his junior career on familiar territory

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com For Dino Kambeitz – and every graduating 20-year-old across the Western Hockey League – it probably wasn’t quite the end to his major junior career that he envisioned. Playing in a COVID-19-ravaged 2021 WHL season, the product of Parker, Colorado’s final season consisted of 24 fanless games against exclusively Central Division opponents with [...] Read More »

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National Sports

  • Canadian rider James Piccoli finishes runner-up in Tour of Rwanda

    KIGALI, Rwanda – Canadian rider James Piccoli finished runner-up Sunday in the Tour of Rwanda The 29-year-old from Montreal was third in the general classification going into the eighth and final stage of the race. He moved into second place overall after finishing second to race winner Cristian Martin Rodriguez in Sunday’s 75.3-kilometre finale – [...] Read More »

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  • Medina Spirit could lose Ky. Derby win; track bans Baffert

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert immediately on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport. Baffert denied all wrongdoing and promised to be fully transparent [...] Read More »

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  • Tortorella out after 6 years as Columbus Blue Jackets coach

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have mutually agreed to part ways with John Tortorella, the franchise’s winningest coach, following a six-year tenure, the team announced Sunday. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the decision a day after the Blue Jackets (17-26-12) finished last in the Central Division, concluding their season with a 5-4 overtime [...] Read More »

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  • Canada international Matt Heaton enjoying life in Major League Rugby with Rugby ATL

    Having spent time playing in England, Canadian international flanker Matt Heaton wanted a new challenge in the wake of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Major League Rugby in North America beckoned. “I’d been watching the league while I was in the U.K. still and I was kind of at a crossroads with where I wanted [...] Read More »

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  • Americans beat Sweden for world curling bronze, Russia meets Switzerland for gold

    CALGARY – American Tabitha Peterson defeated Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg 9-5 on Sunday to win bronze at the world women’s curling championship. Peterson scored five points in the seventh end to put the game out of reach. Defending champion Silvana Tirinzoni was scheduled to play Russia’s Alina Kovaleva for the gold medal later in the day [...] Read More »

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