The Ballenas Whalers girls curling team (from left) Amanda Litton, Zoe Togerson (lead), Teya Vega (second), coach Rocky Morrill and Michaela Morrill. — Submitted photo

Ballenas Whalers girls rink finishes second at B.C.’s

Ballenas Whalers girls curling team nearly surpassed their goals at the B.C. High School Curling Championships in Maple Ridge.

Their goal was to finish in the top three, which they did. But they nearly went home with gold medals around their necks.

Led by skip Amanda Litton, the Whalers came close to finishing first when they lost 7-6 against Kelowna Secondary in the final.

It would have been Litton’s crowning moment as this was her last year competing in high school curling. She has been on the Island-champion Whalers team for five years and this was her fifth provincial appearance.

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The other members of the Whalers team were Zoe Togerson (lead), Teya Vega (second), and Michaela Morrill. They are coached by Rocky Morrill. This was also Vega’s final year with the Whalers.

Despite finishing second, the Whalers can still be proud of the achievements at the B.C.’s.

They played seven games and won six.

“I thankful that Amanda and Teya got to go out with a bang for their last high school curling provincials,” said Torgerson, who played in her first-ever provincial championships.

Torgerson said it was an exciting and memorable provincials.

“It was a great experience to get to meet different curlers from around the province and to see all the different strategies that appeared in the games,” said Torgerson. “I will take this experience with me through the rest of my curling career. I am looking forward to future curling provincial opportunities.”

Kwalikum Kondors boys curling team also competed at the provincials. It was their second trip the B.C.’s.

The Kondors rink that consisted of Isaac Brightland, Jackson Nowak, Cam Hunter and Eli Bodnaruk faced some tough opposition but did their best to finish seventh overall.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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