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Lampman School wins provincial mixed high school curling title

HANLEY - Lampman School has another athletic accomplishment to celebrate.
The Lampman School Grizzlies won the provincial open mixed high school curling title.

HANLEY - Trevor Willock was an immensely proud coach when the Lampman School Grizzlies won the high school mixed curling provincial title in Hanley.

Willock and his wife Dawn took the team to provincials on March 10-11 after the Lampman curlers placed second in the regional qualifier on March 3-4 in Lampman.

Provincials had a round-robin format that began Friday morning.

The first game Lampman played was at 11 a.m. against Meadow Lake. They squeaked past this team with an 8-6 victory.

At 3 p.m. Lampman would take to the ice again, this time facing Moose Jaw. They easily took this game 12-6.

The final round-robin game would be played at 7 p.m. against Tisdale. This was a landslide for Lampman, winning 9-2.

Lampman would now head into the semifinal round on Saturday with three wins under their belts. This game was against Maple Creek and after six ends, Lampman won 9-4, putting them in the final with an undefeated record.

On Saturday evening at 7 p.m. while 30 friends and family looked on, Lampman would hit the ice one last time for the gold against Hanley.

According to Willock this was a back-and-forth game, but they managed to keep stealing points and taking the lead.

Willock said the kids gave it their all for the provincial gold medal game and it paid off with them winning 5-3. Team members were Jayden Fleck, Jamie Johnson, Tye Farnsworth, Sydney Willock and Mathias Fornwald

These kids have been curling since they were around four years old, said Willock, and they are very dedicated to the game.

They showed a lot of heart and sportsmanship in each game they played, he said. They played the best they could, and it showed with them not losing one game.

This is the first time in many years that the provincial gold has come home to Lampman.

“These kids are great role models that love the game of curling,” Willock said.

The Willocks have been involved with curling for several years.

Next year the provincials will be hosted in Lampman.