by Blythe Servant
The first day of NOSSA curling wrapped up at the Community First Curling Centre today. Eight boys teams and eight girls teams are competing for a berth at OFSAA Curling being held in North Bay early in March.
In the boys division, St. Mary’s defeated Widdifield of North Bay by a score of 8-6 to remain undefeated. It was a very close game in which St. Mary’s was able to steal 2 points in the eighth end for the win when Jake Reid, throwing skip rocks, made a hit and roll to bury behind a guard. St. Mary’s will move on to play Central Algoma Secondary School, who defeated St. Charles from Sudbury by a score of 7-4. St. Charles has moved onto the Consolation Round.
In other boys action, Espanola defeated Superior Heights by a score of 7-4 and will go on to play Widdifield. Superior Heights has moved to the Consolation Round along with Notre Dame who will face St. Charles.
In girls play, Superior Heights defeated Widdifield from North Bay by a score of 10-3 to stay alive. They will play Lo-Ellen from Sudbury, who had been previously undefeated but lost to St. Charles from Sudbury in the afternoon draw by a score of 12-4. St. Charles will play Jeunesse-Nord who defeated Manitoulin by a score 8-6.
In the girls Consolation Round Korah will play Manitoulin and Algonquin will take on Widdifield.
Play continues at 8:30 on Wednesday morning.