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  • Chestermere High School Athletics MARCH 11

    utley Prov. Curling 1The winter sports season is now over, with the conclusion of basketball and curling. The spring sports season will be ramping up the next few weeks.


    On March 6th the Chestermere High Mixed Curling team consisting of Cole Lewis, Christina Maida-Cook, Redmond Everett, Tori Brown and Sarah Brown travelled to St. Paul  to participate in ASAA High School Curling Provincials. The provincial lineup consisted of the 10 top mixed high school curling teams in Alberta. At the banquet the curlers had the opportunity to meet, ask questions and get pictures with Olympic curlers  Rachel Homan and Marcel Larocque. While the team wasn’t victorious, it was a great experience for both players and coaches. This team will go down in history as the first zone champion to participate in the Provincial Championship.


    The Senior Girls competed in the Zone playoffs this past week.  On Tuesday night, the girls played FCHS in Okotoks.  The Lakers played tough in the first half going into halftime down 37-36.  After a rough third quarter, they ended up dropping the game 73-56.  Kiah Isbister led the team in scoring with 15 points and 3 3-pointers followed by Haylee Bailey who scored 11 .  The next night, the Lakers took on HTA, also from Okotoks.  The girls got off to a slow start and found themselves down 32-16 at half.  The girls were able to hit some shots and get their defense going,  but it was just not enough for the Lakers, losing 52-46.  Jenna Merhi led the team in scoring with 21 points and 5 3-pointers in her final game.  Hannah Merhi followed with 13 points. This ends the girls season.  This team was made up of girls who never quit and continued to improve.  It was a great season and the Lakers look to come back even stronger to challenge for a divisional and zone championship next year.  A special thank you goes out the graduating Grade 12’s:  Amy Alexander, Shaelynn Doughty, Paige Grabmuller, Jenna Merhi, and Morgan Wakeford.  They will definitely be missed!


    The Varsity Lakers finished their season with the South Central Zone tournament, this past weekend. On Wednesday the Lakers lost a close game to the HTA Knights in the 4A Zone semi-finals. On Thursday the Lakers beat the George MacDougall Mustangs 88-63 in the bronze medal game. The coaches would like to thank everyone for the support this season.


    The Lakers football team has begun their off-season training program at Chestermere High. Any current students of CHS or any grade 9 students interested in playing for the Lakers next season can contact Coach Ledieu at sledieu@rockyview.ab.ca for more information on the training program and on spring camp scheduled for May.


    Our committee is working hard to raise funds for the Chestermere Athletic Park Upgrade Project.  We are having an Information Session at CHS on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00. Come out and see the plans for this exciting project. We will be giving details on all aspects of the project.


    Shooting Stars will once again be running a spring basketball program for girls. Details will be announced shortly. This program is for girls in Grades 5-12. If you would like to be put in the email address book, to receive information, please email me.