For the third time in as many years, the curlers from Glengarry District High School are champions of The Glengarry News High School Curling Challenge.
The 2018 edition, which was held Dec. 7 at the Lancaster Curling Club, marked the 14th year of the event, that sees mixed teams from the county’s four high schools compete in a friendly day-long bonspiel.
After four draws, the Gaels were perfect at 4-0, with only Char-Lan still able to catch them.
As luck would have it, their ‘A’ teams met in the fifth draw, playing to a tie, leaving it to the ‘B’ squads from each school to decide matters in the sixth and last draw.
The Crusaders needed a strong win to wrestle the hardware away from the Gaels, but it wasn’t to be, as Glengarry prevailed 4-1, and overall on the day, on points, 100 to 67.
CHAMPS: GDHS’ curlers won the 14th edition of The Glengarry News High School Curling Challenge. From left are lead Liam Filion, second Brenna MacDonald, third Camden Van Loon, skip Kristen MacRae, skip Addison Hay, second Craig Van Loon, lead Breanna Lalonde, and coach Anne MacDonald. Absent from image: coach Lindsey Howes and third Brooke Lapierre.
HELPING HANDS: Char-Lan’s Duncan McRae joins a team of le Relais girls for a game. Seen here with him are, from left, Kacie Byam (from Char-Lan, watching), and les Rapides Alexa MacLeod and Emmi Larocque (releasing her stone).