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DVSS junior basketball season winding down

DVSS jr basketball tournament

The DVSS girl’s Junior A team won two out of three games played last weekend in tournament play.
    Head coach, Jeff Messom said, “Over the weekend the Junior A Girls went 2 and 1. The girls won their first game 36-35 over Duchess, after trailing by 11 points to start the fourth quarter, to score 21 points in the fourth and to take a 1 point victory.”
    In the second game, the Dynos fell to Westmount 41-36. There was some poor free throw shooting in the 4th quarter, only going 2 of 12 from the line.
    After their loss to Westmount, Gabby Thomson, from the Junior Dynos told The Mail, “We gave a good effort but we had a lack of focus.”
Brooklyn Lotz, also from the junior Dynos said, “It was a hard fight but we tried our best but in the end, sadly it just wasn’t enough.
    According to Messom, “In the last game the Dynos took on a league rival, Three Hills, who they beat on Thursday by 2 points in Three Hills. This was another close game going into the 4th quarter, but the girls picked up their defensive play and beat Three Hills 31-23.”
    The tournament took place shortly after the girls Junior A team travelled to Three Hills on Thursday, February 9.
    Messom said, “The Junior A girls started off strong and finished the opening quarter with a 14 -2 lead. In the second quarter the girls struggled to score, allowing Three Hills to close the gap. In the second half the girls continued to have moments of strong play mixed with moments of sloppy play. In the end, the girls managed to win a nail biter 33-31.”
    The girls Junior A team next see action at home on Thursday, February 23 versus PCA, at 4:15. Friday, February 24, the girls Dynos play in a mini tournament against two strong opponents in JC Charyk and Crowther Memorial before taking a break for a week.

Junior Bonspiel ends in tie

Three hills jr curling

    Drumheller hosted a Junior Curling Bonspiel January 28.
    The athletes were ages eight to 17 and there were 12 teams in attendance. Teams from Drumheller, Delia, Three Hills, Disbury, Crossfield, Sundre and Calgary all competed for the top place. First place ended up being shared by one of the Three Hills teams and Calgary through a two way tie.
    Third place went to the Delia team that consisted of Kenzie Olmstead, Jensen Battle, Presley Battle, and Sonya Nielsen. Disbury took fourth place and fifth place was tied between the Prairie team and the younger Delia team.
    Heather Little, tournament organizer, said, “The Drumheller team suffered three losses but had some close games. They gained some valuable experience.”
    Little said, “The tournament went well. We doubled the number of teams that we had from last year and everyone had fun.”


Mastel Raptors host home tourney

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    The Mastel Transport Midget Raptors are on the home stretch of their season and hosted six team tournament.
    The Raptors invited Bow Island, Lomond, Fort Saskatchewan Strathmore and a Calgary team.
     “Our luck didn’t go our way, out of six teams we ended up in the C-final versus Fort Saskatchewan, and won it,” said coach Doug Hodge.
    League rivals Lomond and Bow Island ended up in the Championship game.
    “Bow Island won. That was a good game because they haven’t beat Lomond all year,” said Hodge.
    Coach Hodge said the team played well, but in their games, they found themselves playing from behind.
    “We would spot them four points within 10 minutes of the game and then we had to fight back,” he said. “We played hard and everything, but the other teams just played good too.”
    In league play, the Raptors have a 6-5 record, most recently topping Kneehill 5-3. They have just three games left before playoffs.
    In provincial playdowns, the Raptors faced Duchess in the first round but were beat out.