Curling teams advance
TEMISCAMING — Three teams have qualified for the next round after this weekend’s Eastern zone Briar playdowns at the Temiscaming Curling Club.
Teams skipped by Scott Patterson, CFB Curling Club, Dave McKnight Powassan Curling Club and Art Trudel, Mattawa Curling Club have advanced to the next round in Espanola.
Patterson finished at 4-1 and McKnight and Trudel were 3-2.
Mark Brown of the Granite Club and Carl Woodbury of the host club were 2-3 and Rick Miller of the Granite Club was 1-4.
Going into the last round, all six teams had a shot at advancing, but a playoff was not necessary as Brown scored three with his last shot double takeout in the final end to defeat Woodbury and McKnight stole one in the final end against Miller.
Patterson 9 Woodbury 6; Brown 8 Miller 2; McKnight 7 Trudel 3
Woodbury 8 Miller 2; Patterson 5 McKnight 3; Trudel 11 Brown 6
Trudel 10 Woodbury 3; McKnight 9 Brown 4; Patterson 7 Miller 6
Patterson 8 Brown 4; Miller 6 Trudel 5; Woodbury 8 McKnight 0
Trudel 8 Patterson 4; McKnight 8 Miller 7; Brown 10 Woodbury 9.
Barons win consolation
HAMILTON — The Algonquin Barons senior girls volleyball team won the consolation
title at the 12-team McMaster University high school invitational here on the weekend.
The Barons placed in the bottom half of their pool which consisted of perennial Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations contenders and eventual tournament finalists from Chatham, the Chatham Kent Hawks and John McGregor Panthers.
In the consolation side of the playoff draw, Algonquin defeated the Southwood Sabres of
Cambridge 2-0, 26-24 and 28-26. They then moved past Glencoe Gaels 2-0, 25-17 and 25-13.
In the final match, the Barons defeated Windsor’s F.J. Brennan Cardinals 2-0, 25-18 28-26.
Algonquin’s Karine Morton was selected to the tournament’s six-member all-star team.
Arnold ninth in figure skating
Two local figure skaters competed at the BMO Skate Canada senior national championships.
Ryan Arnold of the South River Figure Skating Club placed ninth in the junior men’s category out of 21 competitors.
Alice Graham of the North Bay Figure Skating Club and her partner Iliya Koroshev of the Vancouver Sunset Figure Skating Club were 14th in the junior ice dance competition.
There were 20 teams in this division.