Panthers pounce on curling bronze
Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary's boys team has taken third place at the B.C. high school curling championships.
Representing Zone 3, the Panthers won the final round robin game in Kamloops, against Frances Kelsey Secondary, forcing a tie-breaker between Coquitlam's Centennial Secondary, Frances Kelsey Secondary and Lord Tweedsmuir.
Tweedy then lost to Frances Kelsey in the tie-breaker, and Frances Kelsey went on to lose to Centennial in the final game.
Tweedsmuir's Tyler Tardi, Jordan Tardi, Rhett Hildenbrandt and Liam Purgavie had to play without the team's 5th, Brad Hildenbrandt, because he was busy winning a bronze medal at the B.C. high school wrestling provincials in Comox at the time.
It's the Panthers' best showing at the provincials in nearly two decades. The team landed in fifth place in 1995/96, and placed seventh the following year.
On the girls side, North Delta's Seaquam Secondary claimed this years provincial high school curling championship for Zone 3.
Representing the school were Sarah Daniels, Megan Daniels, Megan Bourassa, Heather Sinclair and coach Ernie Daniels.