Moose Jaw hosting districts this weekend
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Jasmine Dalgarno, Shelby Gadd and Kelsey Balog (L-R) from Cornerstone Christian School try to get a rock to curl to the button during high school curling playoffs on Wednesday afternoon at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman
The teams are set for the city championship. With everything on the line, six teams will determine their fate this afternoon in high school curling action.
Playoff action continued on Wednesday afternoon at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre as the teams battled for the final two spots.
In the boys division, Peacock and Central will compete for the title (4 p,m., Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre). Peacock is undefeated so far after beating Vanier and Central earlier in the week. Central finished the double-knockout round with a win and a loss. Vanier finished with two losses.
“If Central manages to beat Peacock, they will have to play again in order to see who will be the city champion,” stated league commissioner Patricia Yeske. “Peacock was a bit of an upset as I believe Central hasn’t lost a game this year.”
In the girls division, Peacock and Cornerstone will play each other in the city final (4 p.m., Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre). Peacock is also undefeated so far in the playoffs after beating Vanier on Tuesday. Cornerstone finished with a 1-1 record and Vanier had one win and two losses.
“If Peacock manages to win, they will be city champs, but if Cornerstone wins, they will have to play two games,” said Yeske.
Kendra Vanstone is the skip for the Cornerstone rink and she is not new to curling, but the other three girls, Jasmine Dalgarno, Shelby Gadd and Kelsey Balog started for the first time this season.
“Kendra encouraged the others to come out. They are all very dedicated, very determined and eager to do well,” said Yeske. “It is the first time that Cornerstone has had a team in eight years. We were thrilled when the school called us and said they had a team, but needed a coach.”
In the mixed division, Vanier and Peacock 1 will face off with hopes of being named city champions. (4 p.m., Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre).
“These two teams are in the same situation, as Vanier is undefeated and is the team to beat,” she said.
Earlier in the week, Vanier defeated Central and Peacock 1. Central finished with two losses and Peacock 2 finished with a 1-2 record. Peacock 1 finished with a 2-1 record to advance to the final.
For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.