Mor­rin curlers look­ing for pro­vin­cial three-peat

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail photo sub­mit­ted

Mor­rin School con­tin­ues to dom­i­nate the curl­ing world and is head­ing back to the provin­cials.

The girl’s high school team con­sist­ing of Shelby Prim­rose, Kayla Adams, Tay­lor Olm­stead and Amanda Holowath won the 2017 south cen­tral zone com­pe­ti­tion in Ch­ester­mere on Fe­bru­ary 10 and 11. In fact, this is the fifth straight year they have won. This qual­i­fied them for provin­cials where they have won the last two times.

Coach Betty Prim­rose ex- plains she has been coach­ing for five years.

“On this team that I have now, one has been there for four years, one for two years and one is new,” she said. “They are very ded­i­cated.”

Prim­rose says this sea­son they have been train­ing since Novem­ber and to pre­pare, they have been com­pet­ing at a num­ber of U18 spiels.

“That brought their level of play up amaz­ingly,” she said. “There are not many school spiels any­more so we just go to Cal­gary and Red Deer where the com­pet­i­tive teams go.”

Provin­cials are in Leth­bridge start­ing Thurs­day, March 2. There are eight teams com­ing from across the prov­ince.

She feels the team is within reach of a three-peat.

“Most high school play­ers don’t curl with each other com­pet­i­tively. We are for­tu­nate as we have four curlers from the same school. Many of the school teams that play don’t curl to­gether a lot,” she said.

She adds the Rum­sey Ag So­ci­ety has been sup­port­ive to the team.

“The Rum­sey Ag So­ci­ety is amaz­ing. I started a ju­nior curl­ing pro­gram for grade 4 and up. They go to school in Mor­rin but take the bus af­ter school to Rum­sey and the Ag So­ci­ety never de­nies us ice time.”

Af­ter high school, the sky is the limit. Prim­rose says her daugh­ters have gone to curl at Red Deer Col­lege, and her el­dest went on to win the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

(l-r) Margie Bre­mer presents medals to skip Shelby Prim­rose, third Tay­lor Olm­stead, sec­ond Kayla Adams, lead Amanda Holowath and coach Betty Prim­rose.

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