The two local teams at the OFSAA boys/girls Curling event are off to decent starts at the event which is taking place here in North Bay (Granite Club) and in Sturgeon Falls this week.
The Widdifield boys team, made up of Chris Bowman (Skip), Tanner Johnson (Vice) Andrew Hong (third), Will Patterson (lead) and Russell Hewitt (fifth), just missed out on the OFSAA bronze medal last year.
The Wildcats boys are off to a 2-1 record while the girls team has a 1-0 record as they will play two games today (11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.).
The Wildcat girls team is led by Skip Kate Sherry, Aaliyah Bieuz (Vice), Kaedyn Felske (Third) and Bailey Hargrave (Lead).
A total of 38 teams are competing for OFSAA gold this week with 18 boys teams and 20 girls teams on the pebbled ice.
OFSAA convener Sean Mullan says a handful of local players from Franco-Cite and Algonquin have also gotten into action as emergency replacements.
They include Algonquin’s Stephanie Pigeau, who filled in with Bishop Allen Academy. Sophie Larocque, from Franco, played with Easter Northumberland S.S. and Nathalie Larocque, also from Franco, played for Centre Wellington D. H. S.
Quarterfinals will begin on Friday all at the Granite Club and then on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. the semi-finals will take place and the bronze and gold medal games will take place at 1 p.m.
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