Nine teams competed in the day long High School Curling Championships at the Community First Curling Centre on Saturday.
In the boys division final, Team Lemieux of St. Mary’s claimed the Boys City Curling Championship with a 10-1 victory over Team Masters from Superior Heights. The St. Mary’s team is made up of skip Nick Lemieux, vice Jacob Reid, second Andrew Berg, and lead Taylor Longo. After a low scoring start to the game, St. Mary’s stole two in the fourth end and singles in the fifth and sixth ends to move ahead 6-1. A final steal of 4 more sealed the win.
Superior Heights is skipped by Michael Masters with vice James Mesich, second Nathan Erkkila and lead Devin Moore. They had defeated the same St. Mary’s team 8-2 earlier in the day to advance directly to the finals. St. Mary’s then had to earn their place in the finals by defeating White Pines in the semis, who had previously eliminated Notre Dame du Sault in the quarter-finals.
Both St. Mary’s and Superior Heights will compete at NOSSA being held in Sault Ste. Marie on Feb. 23 & 24.
In the girls division, Team McLean of Superior Heights claimed the Girls City Curling Championship. The team is skipped by Emma McLean with vice Erin McLean, second Catherine Mesich and lead Madeline Coutu.
After splitting the first two games, Superior Heights won the final game by a score of 9-4. Superior Heights opened the scoring early with a steal of 5 in the first and another one in the second. Korah, skipped by Alicia Simbirski with vice Anik Graves, second Kasia Dubreuil and lead Winter Jordan, fought back with a single in the third, and steals in the fourth, fifth and sixth ends. Superior Heights took two in the seventh and one more in the eighth for the win. Both girls teams will advance to NOSSA.
Team Fiset of Korah was the Consolation winner with a victory over Team Colosimo of St. Marys. Korah had previously defeated Team Palarchio of St. Marys to advance to the finals. The team, consisting of skip Ethan Fiset, Caelan Kingston, and Mitchel Jalak played a back and forth game which was tied 7-7 after 7 ends. Korah buried one to score in the eighth end for a final score of 8-7.