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Digby high school mixed senior curlers qualify for provincials

<p>The DRHS senior mixed curling team of skip Bailey Ross, third Matti Goodwin, second Zachery Robinson, lead Hannah Pothier qualified for provincials with their second place showing at Regionals on Feb. 9.</p>
<p>The DRHS senior mixed curling team of skip Bailey Ross, third Matti Goodwin, second Zachery Robinson, lead Hannah Pothier qualified for provincials with their second place showing at Regionals on Feb. 9.</p>

DIGBY – The DRHS Mariners mixed seniors curling team has qualified for provincials.

And that despite being one of the youngest teams at Regionals this past weekend in Wolfville.

Only skip Bailey Ross and alternate Christ Getchell are in Grade 10; third Matti Goodwin, second Zachery Robinson and lead Hannah Pothier are all only in Grade 9.

“The other players almost all had on their grad sweaters,” said Ross. “I think the youngest player we played against was one Grade 10 student on the Parkview team.”

The Mariners finished first in round robin play on Saturday, Feb. 7 with a 3-1 record.

Because of weather delays the Mariners played the final on Monday, Feb. 9 against Parkview and lost 10-4.

However the Mariners beat Parkview 7-5 in round robin play and were especially proud of the win.

Parkview’s skip Mary Fay skipped the Nova Scotia junior womens championship team in 2014 and went on to win a bronze at the Canadian Juniors.

“That gave us a confidence boost,” said Ross. “If we can beat a Canadian Junior Bronze medallist, we can do pretty well at provincials.”

As part of their preparation for provincials, the Mariners are going to enter in the Shamrock Bonspiel in Digby in March.

“We can learn a lot playing against the adults and it means more practice and more time in competition,” said Ross.

The Mariners will play against eight other teams at high school provincials March 26 to 28 in Truro.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

And that despite being one of the youngest teams at Regionals this past weekend in Wolfville.

Only skip Bailey Ross and alternate Christ Getchell are in Grade 10; third Matti Goodwin, second Zachery Robinson and lead Hannah Pothier are all only in Grade 9.

“The other players almost all had on their grad sweaters,” said Ross. “I think the youngest player we played against was one Grade 10 student on the Parkview team.”

The Mariners finished first in round robin play on Saturday, Feb. 7 with a 3-1 record.

Because of weather delays the Mariners played the final on Monday, Feb. 9 against Parkview and lost 10-4.

However the Mariners beat Parkview 7-5 in round robin play and were especially proud of the win.

Parkview’s skip Mary Fay skipped the Nova Scotia junior womens championship team in 2014 and went on to win a bronze at the Canadian Juniors.

“That gave us a confidence boost,” said Ross. “If we can beat a Canadian Junior Bronze medallist, we can do pretty well at provincials.”

As part of their preparation for provincials, the Mariners are going to enter in the Shamrock Bonspiel in Digby in March.

“We can learn a lot playing against the adults and it means more practice and more time in competition,” said Ross.

The Mariners will play against eight other teams at high school provincials March 26 to 28 in Truro.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

And that despite being one of the youngest teams at Regionals this past weekend in Wolfville.

Only skip Bailey Ross and alternate Christ Getchell are in Grade 10; third Matti Goodwin, second Zachery Robinson and lead Hannah Pothier are all only in Grade 9.

“The other players almost all had on their grad sweaters,” said Ross. “I think the youngest player we played against was one Grade 10 student on the Parkview team.”

The Mariners finished first in round robin play on Saturday, Feb. 7 with a 3-1 record.

Because of weather delays the Mariners played the final on Monday, Feb. 9 against Parkview and lost 10-4.

However the Mariners beat Parkview 7-5 in round robin play and were especially proud of the win.

Parkview’s skip Mary Fay skipped the Nova Scotia junior womens championship team in 2014 and went on to win a bronze at the Canadian Juniors.

“That gave us a confidence boost,” said Ross. “If we can beat a Canadian Junior Bronze medallist, we can do pretty well at provincials.”

As part of their preparation for provincials, the Mariners are going to enter in the Shamrock Bonspiel in Digby in March.

“We can learn a lot playing against the adults and it means more practice and more time in competition,” said Ross.

The Mariners will play against eight other teams at high school provincials March 26 to 28 in Truro.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

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