Peacock wins girls title

Katie Brickman
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Teams headed to districts this weekend

The Peacock girls curling team had to go one more day, but it was well worth it.

Peacock won the girls curling city title on Thursday afternoon at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre. The team includes from left to right; Donna Ackerman (coach), Amanda Bartel, Brittany Johnson, Laura Duncan, Haley Spencer and Ciera Sparks. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman

The rink of Amanda Bartel, Brittany Johnson, Laura Duncan and Haley Spencer defeated the rink from Cornerstone 8-4 to win the girls curling city title on Thursday evening.

It was the final game of high school league playoffs at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre.

“It felt really good to be able to have played these guys so much because we are so close with them,” said Bartel.

These two teams faced off on Wednesday in the A/B final.

Peacock won that game 7-5 to force another game on Thursday.

Cornerstone was the No. 1 seed going into the double-knockout format playoffs.

“It was a really strong battle,” said Johnson. “We fought to the finish with these guys. They are a great competitors for us. We really enjoyed playing against them.”

It was a close matchup in both games that went the distance with both teams leaving a lot of rocks in play in some ends.

“We just played a clean game. We tried to get rid of all the clutter in the house,” said Johnson.

Both teams will now head to Central Butte this weekend to compete at the district tournament.

The Peacock rink is hoping these playoffs games will bring them some momentum to do well in districts.

“We hope we have built some courage for districts,” said Johnson. “We are probably going to see a lot of strong teams, so hopefully we can finish really strong.”

The goal for the team is to finish with a high enough seed to come back and compete for regionals in Moose Jaw in their local rink.

Peacock 1 won the boys curling final on Wednesday and Vanier won the mixed curling title on Tuesday.

The boys team will head to Avonlea for districts and the mixed teams will also head to Central Butte.

The regional tournament for all three divisions will be held at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre on Feb. 14 and 15. There is a fee of $5 per day for adults and $3 per day for students in Grade 7-12.

There will be a total of 24 teams, as each district sends the top two teams in each division.

The top two teams at districts will head to provincials in late February.

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