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  • Chestermere High School Athletics March 4

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    for the zone championships, this week. Best of luck to the mixed curling team in Provincials.


    The Varsity Boys had a busy week taking on the Springbank Phoenix on Thursday in a semifinal match, in which the Lakers won 75-32. They honored their 6 graduating players. The Lakers then lost a very physical game with Cochrane in the Rocky View finals. The Lakers now turn their attention to the South Central Zone Championships at Foothills Composite where they take on the Holy Trinity Knights on Wednesday at 7:30.


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    The Senior Girls hosted Springbank in quarter-finals playoffs on Tuesday night.Although they started out slow, the girls were able to beat Springbank 57-42 and move on to a rematch with the #1 seeded Bow Valley.Both teams came out strong from the start, and by the end of the third, it was a 3 point game.  In the 4th quarter, Chestermere turned up the defensive intensity and were able to pull away  beating  them on their home floor, 55-45.  This put the Lakers in the championship game against the Cochrane Cobras.  The girls came out flat and quickly fell behind to Cochrane’s size and intensity.  At the half, the Lakers were down 16 and looked to be out of it.  Once again, their defense and some great shooting by Morgan Wakeford and Kiah Isbister (who both had four 3-pointers in the game) pulled them within 3 in the third quarter.  In the fourth quarter, the Lakers ran out of gas and lost to Cochrane 60-45.  Although it wasn’t the result the girls were looking for, it was still a very impressive finish for this team.  The Lakers now travel to Okotoks for the 4A Zone Championships this week.


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    At half time of the Springbank playoff game the 5 graduating seniors were honoured for their contribution to the program. The girls were presented with flowers and a picture plaque of them in game action. Honoured were: Amy Alexander, Shaelynn Doughty, Jenna Merhi, Paige Grabmuller and Morgan Wakeford. All five girls are making a huge contribution to the Senior Girls team this year. As well, they were all members of the JV team that won the divisional and zone championship two years ago. Best of luck to all of you. Your coaches are very proud of you.


    The JV Girls team took on Croxford Wednesday night in round 1 of the Rocky View playoffs. The girls fought hard and played their game but were unable to come out with the win. They are sad to see the season come to an end, but look forward to the spring season coming up. Player of the week goes to Arianna Kasha for her determination and no quit attitude.


    Best of luck to the mixed curling team who is competing in the ASAA Provincial Championships this weekend. Results and pictures next week.


    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.  On Tuesday, March 5th we are doing a presentation to the County of Rocky View. Our Facebook page is now open and has a great deal of information on it. We are having an Information Session at CHS on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:30. Come out and see the plans for this exciting project. We will be giving details on all aspects of the project.


    There will be an all years reunion for all Chestermere alumni football players. We have a 45 year history of football and have never done a reunion. All former players, coaches, managers, trainers, and parents are invited to attend. The date for the event is Saturday, May 4th. Location and more details will be provided later. Please send me an e-mail if you would like to receive information on this event.


    Chestermere had been known for strong basketball teams for many years. We have also never done a reunion. This event will be open to all female and male alumni. Chestermere has had teams for almost 60 years. I will confirm the date in the next few weeks, but we are looking at Saturday, June 15th. Please email me to get put on the distribution list.


    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. This program will have three levels and will involve players in Grades 5-12.