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Last updateWed, 21 Jun 2017 10pm

Morrin curlers looking for provincial three-peat

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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.

Canalta Novice Raptors end regular season with victory

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The Canalta Novice Raptors ended the regular season Saturday morning on a high note, topping Brooks.
    The Raptors have been playing strong all season, and Saturday they hosted Brooks.  Scoring wasn’t a problem for the young team as they cruised to an 11-3 victory.
    Nathan Grenville had an impressive six goals and one assist and Brennen Norman had two goals and three assists, Zachary Jarrett had a goal and an assist, and Rhett Straub and Eric Schrock each had a goal.
    “It was a great way to end the regular season,” said coach Ryan Jarrett.
    With this victory, the Raptors finished the regular season in fourth place and will be facing Claresholm in the first round of playoffs.
    “We have home ice advantage in our series against Claresholm,” said coach Jarrett. “We split with them in the regular season. Our boys will have to be on their game for sure to get a win.”
    He says the team is playing well as it heads into the postseason.
    “The effort level is there, the compete level is there, which is really good when you have kids this age,” said Jarrett.
    “Our main focus for this year was that we set a goal to make the playoffs, as a young team. We accomplished that, so now let’s see how we do.”

The Raptors play Game 1 versus Claresholm this Saturday at 11:15 a.m.

Dynos boys junior B compete at DVSS tournament

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The boys Junior B Dynos Basketball team played during the tournament held at DVSS over the weekend of February 10 and 11.

Brady Bosch and Julian Doucette of the Junior Dynos battled it out with the Hugh Sutherland Kodiaks during their second game in the tournament. The Dynos played three games during the tournament, losing the first and second games.

Head coach Michael Lee-Chong said, “The tournament went well. We did not perform to well in our first game against Chestermere. However we played well in our second game against Westmount, who was by far the best team in the tournament. We held them tied at halftime which was a good accomplishment but ended up losing it in the second half. We defeated Hugh Sutherland in our last game in a nail biter that ended up 46-45.”