Local MMA fighter remains undefeated

Donovan Hack posts a win over Andrew Marsden at a fight in Red Deer.

Donovan Hack remained undefeated with a win over Andrew Marsden at a recent fight in Red Deer.

Donovan Hack remained undefeated with a win over Andrew Marsden at a recent fight in Red Deer.

Fighting out of Cranbrook’s own House of Pain Combat Academy, Donavon Hack once again proved that hard work, skill and determination pay off when it comes to being tested in the cage. For the fourth time Donavon stepped into the cage and showed that he is a force to be reckoned with as an amateur MMA fighter. Donavon faced Andrew Marsden in a dramatic three round battle and won a split decision in a bloody war.

The fight was a true grinder’s battle with both men going for broke in an attempt to find glory. Hack cleanly won the first round, but Marsden came back in the second rocking Hack with a hard punch to the nose. However Hack remained composed and overcame a tough round to squeeze out the victory at the end of a hard fought third round.

Both men showed great heart and great respect and the announcers were commenting on the pace and grittiness of the fight. Hack now has a perfect 4 and 0 amateur record and will be going on to bigger and better things. If Hack continues working this hard who knows how far this young man will go in the world of MMA.

As a side note, Donovan Hack, not being one to just sit back and rest after a hard won victory went to Lethbridge AB one week later to participate in a grappling tournament held at Lee Mein’s Canadian Martial Arts Centre. Donovan took a bronze medal and fellow House of Pain fighters also took home some hardware; Curtis Blackmore won silver, Mike Seguin won bronze, Dillon Hack took gold and Logan Burke won silver.

House of Pain Coach Mike Corrigan obviously has the recipe for success, look for the House of Pain fighters to show their mettle in Cranbrook’s upcoming Battle for the Border 3.


Just Posted

City council deferred moving forward on a proposed development in Wildstone, requesting a meeting with the developer to get clarification on project details. Photo submitted.
Cranbrook city council debates proposed Wildstone development

Cranbrook city council held off on moving forward with a proposed apartment… Continue reading

Interior Health is reporting a COVID-19 exposure at Selkirk Secondary in Kimberley. Bulletin file.
COVID-19 case identified at Selkirk Secondary in Kimberley

Interior Health is conducting contact tracing

Cranbrook Arts will finally open the doors to their brand new gallery space on Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 4pm. To see what is behind these doors, be sure to check out the exhibit, Kootenay's Best, running until Labour Day weekend. (Cranbrook Arts file)
Cranbrook Arts’ inaugural exhibit, Kootenay’s Best, opens this Friday

The exhibit features over 50 Kootenay-based artists and will run until Labour Day Weekend

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League met for their AGM and announced a number of new initiatives, new awards and changes in their executive committee, as well as the starting date for the 2021-22 season. Paul Rodgers file.
KIJHL announces start dates for 2021-22 season

Season set to begin Oct. 1 with league still following all health guidelines

Calvin Dickson photo.
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for East Kootenay

Conditions favourable for the development of thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Grace (left), a caribou that was born in a maternal pen north of Revelstoke, is alive and well said the province. It appears she even has a calf. Maternity pens aim to increase caribou calf survival by protecting them from predation until they are older and less vulnerable. (Contributed)
For the first time in years, caribou numbers increasing near Revelstoke

North herd growing but south herd still concerning

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

Kelowna General Hospital. (File photo)
COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital declared over

Three people tested positive for the virus — two patients and one staff — one of whom died

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

The B.C. government’s vaccine booking website is busy processing second-dose appointments, with more than 76 per cent of adults having received a first dose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations stable for Tuesday

108 new confirmed cases, 139 in hospital, 39 in intensive care

Most Read