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DRHS curlers finish seventh at provincials

<p>The DRHS Mariners senior mixed team is made up of skip Bailey Ross, third Matti Goodwin, second Zachery Robinson, lead Hannah Pothier and alternates Chris Getchell and Addie Hersey.</p>
<p>The DRHS Mariners senior mixed team is made up of skip Bailey Ross, third Matti Goodwin, second Zachery Robinson, lead Hannah Pothier and alternates Chris Getchell and Addie Hersey.</p>

TRURO – Digby Regional’s senior mixed curling team ended up seventh at provincials.

The Digby curlers lost two matches in a row to exit the double elimination tournament early but skip Bailey Ross says they gained some valuable experience.

“We learned the importance of capitalizing on the other team’s mistakes, that’s for sure,” he said. “This team will all be seniors next year, so, depending on tryouts, we could all be back here.”

The DRHS Mariners senior mixed team is made up of Ross, third Matti Goodwin, second Zachery Robinson, lead Hannah Pothier and alternates Chris Getchell and Addie Hersey.

Their coach is David McNutt.

The Mariners lost their first game 7-4 on Thursday, March 19 to J.L. Ilsely.

“They made a couple mistakes which we failed to capitalize on and when we made a mistake they took advantage of it,” said Ross. “They dominated and hung on to win.”

The skip for J.L. Ilsely was Matthew Manuel, who captained Team Nova Scotia’s mens team at the Canada Winter Games.

The Mariners’ next game, that same afternoon, was against Auburn.

Ross said he made two mistakes that gave Auburn eight points in two straight ends.

In the third end, Auburn sat four and Ross tried a hit to get one point but crashed on a guard and bumped it up into the rings to give Auburn five.

“Then in the next end I had to draw to the four foot for one but I came up short by two inches and gave them three more,” he said. “That’s why curling is considered a game of inches.”

That ended the Digby team’s run but Ross said it was nonetheless a good time.

"We had a lot of fun and can't wait to try again next year,” he said.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

The Digby curlers lost two matches in a row to exit the double elimination tournament early but skip Bailey Ross says they gained some valuable experience.

“We learned the importance of capitalizing on the other team’s mistakes, that’s for sure,” he said. “This team will all be seniors next year, so, depending on tryouts, we could all be back here.”

The DRHS Mariners senior mixed team is made up of Ross, third Matti Goodwin, second Zachery Robinson, lead Hannah Pothier and alternates Chris Getchell and Addie Hersey.

Their coach is David McNutt.

The Mariners lost their first game 7-4 on Thursday, March 19 to J.L. Ilsely.

“They made a couple mistakes which we failed to capitalize on and when we made a mistake they took advantage of it,” said Ross. “They dominated and hung on to win.”

The skip for J.L. Ilsely was Matthew Manuel, who captained Team Nova Scotia’s mens team at the Canada Winter Games.

The Mariners’ next game, that same afternoon, was against Auburn.

Ross said he made two mistakes that gave Auburn eight points in two straight ends.

In the third end, Auburn sat four and Ross tried a hit to get one point but crashed on a guard and bumped it up into the rings to give Auburn five.

“Then in the next end I had to draw to the four foot for one but I came up short by two inches and gave them three more,” he said. “That’s why curling is considered a game of inches.”

That ended the Digby team’s run but Ross said it was nonetheless a good time.

"We had a lot of fun and can't wait to try again next year,” he said.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

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