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Junior A Girls Dynos advance to league final


he DVSS Junior A Girls Basketball team is on their way to the league finals.

The Grade 8-9 Dynos have had a strong finish to their season and on Tuesday night, February 28, took the court versus Three Hills in the semifinal game.

Led by 19 points from Gabby Thomson and 10 points from Brooklyn Lutz, the Dynos walked away with a 42-33 win.

The team has been playing strong all season with a tournament win in Three Hills. Last week to prepare for the league playoffs, they squared off against Crowther Memorial of Strathmore and JC Charyk in exhibition play.

They played well but fell to Crowther Memorial 39-28. They then took on a tough JC Charyk and won the close contest with a score of 35-31. This was an improvement as they fell to the Hanna team a couple of weeks earlier 24-20.

The team is back on the court for the league final this coming Tuesday, March 7.

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.