Morrin School continues to dominate the curling world and is heading back to the provincials.
The girl’s high school team consisting of Shelby Primrose, Kayla Adams, Taylor Olmstead and Amanda Holowath won the 2017 south central zone competition in Chestermere on February 10 and 11. In fact, this is the fifth straight year they have won. This qualified them for provincials where they have won the last two times.
Coach Betty Primrose explains she has been coaching for five years.
“On this team that I have now, one has been there for four years, one for two years and one is new,” she said. “They are very dedicated.”
Primrose says this season they have been training since November and to prepare, they have been competing at a number of U18 spiels.
“That brought their level of play up amazingly,” she said. “There are not many school spiels anymore so we just go to Calgary and Red Deer where the competitive teams go.”
Provincials are in Lethbridge starting Thursday, March 2. There are eight teams coming from across the province.
She feels the team is within reach of a three-peat.
“Most high school players don’t curl with each other competitively. We are fortunate as we have four curlers from the same school. Many of the school teams that play don’t curl together a lot,” she said.
She adds the Rumsey Ag Society has been supportive to the team.
“The Rumsey Ag Society is amazing. I started a junior curling program for grade 4 and up. They go to school in Morrin but take the bus after school to Rumsey and the Ag Society never denies us ice time.”
After high school, the sky is the limit. Primrose says her daughters have gone to curl at Red Deer College, and her eldest went on to win the national competition.