SCA squads nominated for junior team of the year award

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Following is the second in a series of profiles highlighting this year's nominees for the 30th annual Truro Sport Heritage Society Awards Dinner March 6 at the Best Western Glengarry. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for students and are available by contacting Farida at 897-4799 or by emailing

Century Honda Outstanding Junior High Team

South Colchester Academy Wolves girls curling

The SCA Wolves girls curling team put together a squad of six players who competed in the district championship against three other local junior high schools.

The Wolves had a few practices before playing in districts, and all players improved quite quickly.

SCA captured the district title by posting a 2-0 record to advance to the Northumberland region championship.

At regionals, the Wolves started strong by defeating Truro in the semifinal and later defeated New Glasgow in the final to capture the regional banner.

The team consisted of skip Karlee Burgess, third Rebecca Rankine and four girls who rotated at the front end - Erica Robertson, Shanea Hill, Chloe Bowers and Emily Melvin. They were coached by Allyson Burgess.

It was the first time participating in a curling tournament for four of the girls, and they embraced the opportunity quickly and with enthusiasm.

South Colchester Academy Wolves boys soccer

The SCA Wolves boys soccer team competed in the Northumberland region league and posted a record of 5-3 in the regular season for a second-place finish.

At the district championship, the Wolves pulled together to defeat the No. 1-ranked Central Colchester Bears 3-2 to capture the district championship on penalty kicks.

In the Northumberland region tournament, the Wolves started strong by defeating Oxford 6-0 in the semifinal to set up a final match against host Pugwash.

SCA defeated Pugwash 3-0 in the final to capture the school's second consecutive regional championship. It was the first time a junior boys team from Brookfield has won back-to-back regional banners.

The team came together nicely as the season progressed and younger players stepped up and learned from the older players.

The SCA team was known by officials as "very sportsmanlike, incredibly clean, skilled team and a very polite group of young teenagers."

Geographic location: Northumberland, New Glasgow

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