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Cramahe teen places third in Ontario

curlersCramahe teen Jessica Carr was one of four ENSS girls who teamed to take third in the Ontario Curling Championships this weekend. Jessica, along with vice, Elizabeth Harder, lead, Katie Draper and skip, Allison Wight won three of five draws to earn their bronze medal in Orangeville.


On February 16 the girls opened with a convincing 7-4 in over I E Weldon Secondary. In their second draw the ENSS girls lost 8-3 to Parry Sound.


Back on the sheet on Friday, they toppled Central Elgin 9-0, scoring two in each of the first four ends of the five-end shortened game.


Facing Newmarket High School in the semi finals on Saturday, the local girls lost 9-4, putting themin the consolation final, where once again they were up against Parry Sound.


But this time it was a different story with the ENSS rink cruising to a 9-4 victory and a spot on the podium.


Boys have competed for the Ontario School Curling Championships since 1948, making them the oldest competed for trophy in high school sports in Ontario. The championships have been open to girls since 1998. No ENSS team has ever won the title.


Three of the four girls on this year's championship team from Orillia were also on last year's winning rink.


Eight Boys and Eight Girls high school teams from across Ontario compete for the coveted Gore Trophy and Gore Crystal. The qualification process begins with the Zone Qualifiers in December or January.


The competition is open to all male and female students enrolled full-time in the year of competition. They must be in regular attendance, making satisfactory academic progress and meet all OFSAA eligibility requirements.


Winners in each of the Zone Qualifiers then advanced to the Regional Playdowns (Feb. 4-5) - it is from there that the teams competing at the Provincial Championships were selected.


Next stop for the ENSS girls is the runup to the OFSAA playdowns held this year in March.