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KSS Owls prevail over GESS Coyotes for Valley curling title

Bronze-medal winners the past two years, the Kelowna Owls will have an opportunity to go for gold at the B.C. School Sports girls curling championship in Maple Ridge Feb. 27-March 1.

<who>Photo Credit: Contributed </who>The KSS Owls were undefeated in five games on the way to winning the Okanagan Valley championship in Kamloops. Members of the team representing the Thompson-Okanagan at the B.C. School Sports provincial championship are, from left, coach Bob Harris, Vivian Schmeekle, Megan Sergerie, Erika Ellis, and Katelyn McGillivray (skip).The Kelowna Secondary School foursome, skipped by Katelyn McGillivray, went undefeated in five games at the Okanagan Valley championships on the weekend at the Kamloops Curling Club. earning the right to represent the zone at the provincial competition.

An 8-2 victory over the George Elliot Coyotes of Lake Country in the title match earned the Owls the title in a Valley-wide competition that also included rinks from South Kam, NorKam, Valleyview, Westsyde and Sa-Hali.

Other members of the KSS rink, coached by Bob Harris, are Vivian Schmeekle, Megan Sergerie and Erika Ellis.

<who>Photo Credit: Contributed </who>The George Elliot Coyotes earned a berth in the Okanagan Valley final in Kamloops. They finished second in their pool and fought their way to the final against KSS. Members of the GESS rink are, from left, Ella Casparis (second), Abby Otteson (skip), Dave McGarry (coach), Jaiden Lloyd (third) and Lisa Halston (lead).The George Elliot foursome, skipped by Abby Otteson (Lisa Halston, Ella Casparis, Jaiden Lloyd) finished second in pool play while defeating Sa-hali and NorKam in the playoffs for the right to meet KSS in the title match.

Meanwhile, the Elliot boys placed third in their pool at the Valley championship and were then eliminated by the eventual Okanagan champions from Sa-hali.

Members of the GESS team, skipped by Marcus Bulman, are Jaxson Gibbings, Lorne Dutka and Hayden Betterman.

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