TRURO - Titles are on the line today for Truro's representatives at the Nova Scotia Junior Curling Championships at Lakeshore Curling Club.
Mary Myketyn-Driscoll's Truro rink. From left are coach Jim Burgess, lead Sarah Sears, second Mackenzie Proctor, mate Taylor Clarke and skip Mary Myketyn-Driscoll. Submitted photo
HL: Truro teams in semis today
Defending girls champion Mary Myketyn-Driscoll (3-2) could be sent straight to the 2 p.m. final should Mayflower’s Emily Dwyer (4-2) beat Hayley McCabe (4-2) in last night’s late draw. Results were unavailable at press time. Visit trurodaily.com for updates.
A McCabe win in the late game would send her to the final, forcing Myketyn-Driscoll and Chester’s Mary Fay (4-2) to battle in today’s 9 a.m. semifinal.
Hilden’s Karlee Burgess tosses second stones for Fay.
Either way, Myketyn-Driscoll knows her team will have to be on its game to reach its goal of winning back-to-back crowns.
“We just have to get back to the way we were playing early on,” the 20-year-old Dartmouth resident said.
The Myketyn-Driscoll foursome, which also includes Hilden’s Taylor Clarke, former Truro resident Mackenzie Proctor and Brookfield’s Sarah Sears, comes into today on the heels of 10-2 and 10-3 losses to Dwyer and Fay respectively after winning the A bracket earlier in the event.
“We had a couple rough ends,” Myketyn-Driscoll said. “We just have to pull it together, put those behind us and keep our eyes on the goal.”
Colchester’s Olivia Dennis is also a mate to Chester’s Micayla Dorey, who has been eliminated.
In boys action, Truro’s Scott Babin (4-2) takes on Mayflower’s Matthew Manuel (4-2) in a semifinal matchup at 9 a.m. to see who moves on to meet Windsor’s Robert Mayhew (5-1) in the final.
Babin, joined by Stewiacke’s Jonathan Crouse, Hilden’s Andrew Burgess and Alex MacNeil, won the title last year with Mayflower’s Stuart Thompson.
Babin met Mayhew in Monday’s late game and lost 8-4.
Coach Craig Burgess said the team is clicking and likes its chances, despite meeting some stiff competition.
“The guys are confident and I feel confident that we’ll continue what we’ve been doing,” he said.
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