Red Hawks boys’ curling team three-peats as Kawartha Champs
Published Feb. 25, 2020
Seven curling teams entered the Kawartha High School Curling Championships in Omemee held from Feb. 18 to 19, but the Red Hawks boys’ curling team left as the best of the field, dominating their opponents in the final on Feb. 19.
The win came only two days after winning the provincial championship title in the Ontario School Provincial Curling Championship, which included a long round trip drive to and back from Chatham. The Hawks entered play as the defending Kawartha champions and received a bye into the semi-finals on Tuesday.
The weary Red Hawks team of skip Jacob Dobson, vice Liam Little, second Corin Gervais, and lead Owen Nicholls dug deep and defeated LCVI 7-4 in eight ends, earning a trip to the Kawartha finals.
On Wednesday, Feb. 19, the boys won the championship final against I.E. Weldon, 7-2 when their opponents conceded after six ends.
This is the third Kawartha championship title win for Dobson and Little, and the second win for Gervais. The team, which is coached by Darrell Dobson, Hugh Nichol, and Russ Duhaime, will now represent Kawartha at Central Ontario Secondary Schools Association regional championship scheduled for March 9. The second place finishing St. Peter Saints boys’ curling team has also advanced to COSSA.
COSSA was originally scheduled to be at the Haliburton Curling Club, but due to the TLDSB policy that teachers are not currently able to supervise extracurricular activities during the school day, the event will be instead hosted by St. Thomas in Lindsay.
The Hawks were able to attend the Kawartha championship because retired teacher Melissa Stephens was willing and able to chaperone and coach.
Information provided by Darrell Dobson