Pickleball is coming to Three Hills

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America and is becoming popular not just with the baby boomer population, but with increasing numbers of young people too. It is a sport that is both physical and social, and is easily learned. It combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is played on a court smaller than a tennis court, with a lower net, and it uses a solid paddle 24” in area, with plastic wiffle balls. Both singles and doubles can be played, although dou

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Acts Gym sets records at The Grind

On Saturday, August 19, athletes representing Acts Gym, in Three Hills, travelled to Medicine Hat to compete in The Grind Annual Power-lifting Competition. Acts Gym owner, Jason Thompson, was very pleased with everyone who competed. “Considering that this was the first competition for some of the lifters, they did very well.” Jason set National records in his age/weight category with a 555lb squat and a 650lb deadlift, as well as a record for overall total. Pat Cullum won his class

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Thrashers host tryouts for ‘17/18 Season

The Three Hills Thrashers Jr B hockey team started their tryouts last night at the Three Hills Arena. After a conditioning camp last weekend, Head Coach Ian Hall and his staff will evaluate players over the next few weeks – including last night, tonight, and tomorrow with exhibition games scheduled later in September. Hall expects about 50 young men will be competing for spots after seeing 30 at conditioning camp. There are only 11 players returning from last year’s squad, a team th

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Record-setting Goaltender Martin re-signs with K-Wings

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Kalamazoo Wings, ECHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, have re-signed goaltender Joel Martin to a contract for the 2017-18 season.

Martin, 34, returns to the Wings for his ninth season with the team and 14th professional campaign in 2017-18. The veteran goaltender appeared in 41 games last year, posting a 19-18-2 record, with a 3.18 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage.

The native of Three Hills, Alberta, has made the ECHL and K-Wings’ record bo

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