The Strathmore High School (SHS) mixed curling team and girls curling team both had success at provincials.
During the weekend at provincials in St. Paul the mixed curling team earned fourth place, while the girls curling team earned silver.
According to Michelle Ledene, coach for the teams and teacher at SHS, the girls team feels thrilled about winning silver. She said, “would we have liked gold absolutely, but we’ve got maybe next year to look forward to.”
Ledene spoke about the mixed team, “they didn’t get off quite to the start that they had hoped for, but at the same time proud of how they did.” Ledene went on to say, “they are proud of what they did, fourth in the whole province that's nothing to be ashamed about, that's a really great standing.”
Ledene said, the mixed team struggled a bit at first, but then they won their last two round robin games and two tie breaker games, which brought them into the semi final game. She said the girls dominated in all of the games they played in. Ledene said, “both teams were extremely competitive, both teams were right up at the same level of any team in this province.”
Ledene said that girls, mixed, and boys curling teams performed phenomenally for the whole season. She said, “they have done so well, we couldn’t be prouder of them. The amount of time that they put in, they even went over to the rink and practiced on their own time. These kids are just keen and their performance this year was just awesome.”
“Brad Steele and myself are their current coaches, but some of the kids are on competitive teams, and others are still in the junior program. Their parents are helping, their grandparents are helping. It truly is a community win for Strathmore,” she said.
Ledene said, “almost all of our high school curlers are products of our Strathmore and District Curling Club’s juniors program, and we have been so fortunate to reap the benefits of community coaches, parents, and even grandparents being involved over the years in developing solid skills with our curlers.”