Zone 7’s curling team consists of skip Sean Turney

Curlers training to rock in Penticton

Since October, five Smithereen teens have been working hard to prepare for the BC Winter Games in Penticton.

Since October, five Smithereen teens have been working hard to prepare for the BC Winter Games in Penticton.

The team consists of skip Sean Turney, third Matthew Steventon, second Evan Doyle, lead Oliver Kildaw and fifth Spencer Walton.

“We’ve been working since October on curling and playing games,” said head coach Laurence Turney, speaking at the Smithers Curling Centre.

“They’re in the men’s league so they prep through that and we practise two to three times a week, at least an hour per practice, an hour-and-a-half on the weekends.”

Turney and assistant coach Gina LaHaye will also accompany the boys down to Penticton Feb. 25-28. They are currently focusing on perfecting the boys’ skills.

The team will flew out this Wednesday and will have their competitions Friday and Saturday.

They will go through orientation Thursday and practise while other teams trickle in.

Zone 7’s female curling team will come from Fraser Lake.

 

Read the full story in the Feb. 24 edition of The Interior News.

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