Martensville, Rosthern, Aberdeen capture high school curling district crowns

Tanner Johnston throw the rock for Martensville High, while teammates Taylor Warren and Rylan Gabruck get ready to sweep during CVAC district championships in Dalmeny February 8

Central Valley Athletic Conference (CVAC) senior curling teams battled it out during district playoffs at the Dalmeny Curling Club on February 8.

Martensville High took home the district championship in the boys tournament, while  Rosthern High won the girls category and Aberdeen team 1 was the champion of the mixed division. Those teams earned a spot at the SHSAA Region D Tournament, which is in Meadow Lake on March 1 and 2.

There were four teams that competed in the boys event and with limited teams in the competition the bracket began with the A-side semifinal.

Waldheim School earned an 8-4 win over Rosthern Junior College (RJC) team 1, while Martensville also picked up an 8-4 victory over RJC team 2. Martensville defeated Waldheim 8-3 in the A-final, dropping Waldheim to the B-side final.

After RJC 1 beat RJC 2 7-2 in B-semifinal, RJC 1 was matched up against Waldheim in the B-final, where Waldheim earned an 8-3 victory, to a clinch berth at the SHSAA Region D Tournament.

There were also four teams in the girls competition and just like the boys event, the bracket began with the A-side semifinal. Allan Composite defeated Walter W. Brown High (Langham) 5-4 after scoring one point in the final end, while Rosthern scored four in the last two ends of its matchup against to Clavet to earn a 5-3 victory.

Teagan Knoll and Kelsey Deptuck of Rosthern High guide the rock during the CVAC District Championships at the Dalmeny Curling Club on February 8

Rosthern scored seven points in the last three ends of the A-final against Allan, bouncing Allan to the B-final.

Langham defeated Clavet 5-1 in the B-semifinal, but dropped a 10-4 decision to Allan in the B-final. With that win Allan advanced to regionals.

The mixed event featured four teams and the competition started with the A-side semifinals. Aberdeen team 1 beat RJC 10-3 while Aberdeen team 2 picked up a 6-4 win over Hanley.

Aberdeen 1 earned an 11-1 victory over Aberdeen 2, dropping Aberdeen 2 to the B-final. After RJC defeated Hanley 14-0 in the B-semifinal, RJC was matched up against Aberdeen 2 in the B-final, where RJC emerged victorious 12-8 and advanced to regionals.