Junior curlers earn medals at zones

Both the boys and girls Broncs curling teams earned medals at last weekend’s zones challenge in Ponoka Feb. 27 and 28.

Taking the shot: Lead Darcy Hoogers

Taking the shot: Lead Darcy Hoogers

Both the boys and girls Broncs curling teams earned medals at last weekend’s zones challenge in Ponoka Feb. 27 and 28.

The girls finished winning silver with a score of 8-7 against Chauvin. Neither team let up on the pressure said coach Kelly Smith. Chauvin won zones last year and Smith said the girls were eager to take the win. “We were tied going into the eighth (end),” the coach said.

The goal was to keep the pressure on Chauvin by keeping as few rocks in play as possible and then take the steal on the last end as their opponents had the hammer. “We needed to try and come in and steel a point.”

The boys earned a bronze medal in their game against Wetaskiwin. While coach Cody Moench was unable to be there for the bronze medal game, he is pleased with the overall performance of the team.

“Their season started off pretty rough . . . but they have come a long way,” said Moench.

He said playing weekly with their league and taking part in different bonspiels helped improve their skills and team communication.

“They played in districts to get to zones and they did very well to place,” said Moench.

Results:

Girls: First, Dr. Folkins (Chauvin); second, Ponoka; third, Hunting Hills; fourth, Provost; fifth, Wetaskiwin; sixth, Bentley/Notre Dame

Boys: First, Notre Dame; second, Bawlf; third, Ponoka; fourth, Wetaskiwin; fifth, Spruce View; sixth, Eckville; seventh, Bentley

Mixed: First, Lacombe; second, Dr. Folkins (Chauvin); third, Bawlf; fourth, Hay Lakes; fifth, Camrose/Notre Dame; sixth, David Thompson/Hunting Hills