Trio of local rinks in A final at high school district curling playdowns

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Kendra Vanstone from Cornerstone delivers her final stone in the sixth end Friday during the South Central district curling playdowns.

It will be a Moose Jaw city final rematch Saturday when Peacock and Vanier meet in the mixed A final at the South Central district curling championships at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre.

The two local teams met Thursday for a city title and they will meet again at noon to determine the district champion. The loser of that game will drop down to the B final to compete for the second berth in next weekend’s regional playdowns.

Vanier’s city championship rink of Stacey Light, Jonathon Wells, Kaitlin Corbin and Devon Schweiger advanced to the final with a win over Central Butte.

Peacock’s rink of Carson Ackerman, Karlee Fessler, Derek Tremblay and Amanda Bartel beat Avonlea and then Coronach to advance to the final.

In the boys draw, Central’s city championship rink of James Barkway, Matt Barre. Josh Blandford and Brett Prokopchuk also advanced to the A final.

They beat Lafleche and will now face Assiniboia at noon.

Peacock’s rink of Daniel Mutlow, Curtis Munro, Benny Brassard and Matthew Pippus lost their opening game to Avonlea.

They beat Lafleche in the B side and will face Avonlea again to advance to the B final against the A side loser.

In the girls’ event, Peacock’s city winning rink of Shaelynn Sperling, Emily Farago, Brittany Johnson and Laura Duncan advanced to the A final with a win over Gravelbourg. They will face Assiniboia.

Cornerstone’s team of Kendra Vanstone, Kelsey Balog, Jasmine Dalgarno, Shelby Gadd and Karlie Lucas finished a great season with a pair of losses.

It was the first season of curling for four of the five girls, but the managed to advance to the city final and to the district playdowns. They lost to Assiniboia in the A event. In the B event they scored a three-ender in the seventh to cut into the deficit they faced, but were unable to complete a comeback against Gravelbourg.

Geographic location: Avonlea, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia Gravelbourg

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