Truro rink claims junior curling provincial title

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CHESTER - Truro's Mary Myketyn-Driscoll is the 2012 Nova Scotia junior girls provincial champion.

The Mary Myketyn-Driscoll rink from the Truro Curling Club is the new provincial champion in girls curling. The team, comprised of coach Jim Burgess, from left, lead Sara Sears, second Mackenzie Proctor, third Taylor Clarke and Myketyn-Driscoll, captured the title by defeating Emily Dwyer in the final draw of the championships held Monday at the Chester Curling Club.

 

Myketyn-Driscoll, along with mate Taylor Clarke, second MacKenzie Proctor and lead Sara Sears, captured the title here Monday with an 8-6 win over last year's champion, Emily Dwyer of Mayflower.

Myketyn-Driscoll scored three in the ninth and stole one in the tenth in the win, earning the Truro rink a spot at the 2013 M&M Meat Shops Junior Canadian Championship in Fort McMurray, Alberta, from Feb. 2 to 10.

"It's very exciting. We're a little overwhelmed right now," said Myketyn-Driscoll, a 19-year-old Dartmouth native who started playing for the Truro team last year when she was attending the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. "It was a tough game.

"We've been working so hard the last two years to bring this team rogether."

To make it to the final draw at the provincial championship, Myketyn-Driscoll defeated Chester's Mary Fay 11-4 in the semifinal. Karlee Burgess of Hilden plays second on the Fay rink.

The Truro rink ended the championship series with a 6-2 record.

Myketyn-Driscoll praised the contributions of coach Jim Burgess.

"He's unbelievable. He's at the club every day. We couldn't have done as well as we did without him."

 

Geographic location: Fort McMurray, Alberta

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