Berwick junior curler shares in U21 title

Nancy Kelly
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Jennifer Smith headed to nationals in January

Jennifer Smith of Berwick, second from left, and skip Mary Fay, left, and teammates Karlee Burgess and Janique Leblanc captured the 2014 women’s title at the 2014 Nova Scotia U21 Junior Provincials, held Dec. 27 to 31 at the Lakeshore Curling Club in Lower Sackville.

A junior curler from Berwick was part of the foursome that captured the women’s title at the 2014 Nova Scotia U21 Junior Provincials.

Jennifer Smith plays the third position for the Mary Fay rink from the Chester Curling Club. The team also consists of second Karlee Burgess of Truro and Halifax lead Janique Leblanc. The foursome is coached by Andrew Atherton.

Team Fay went 6-2 at the provincial championship, held at the Lakeshore Curling Club in Lower Sackville Dec. 27 to 31. The team’s only losses came against host club entry Haley McCabe, who was eliminated in semi-final action against Mayflower’s Emily Dwyer. Fay downed Dwyer to reach the final against Mary Myketyn-Driscoll’s Truro-based team, which won the event in 2013. Fay dominated throughout the match, winning in seven ends by a score of 9-4.

The men’s title was claimed by Robert Mayhew, who attends Acadia University, and teammates Michael Brophy, Matt Jackson and Ben Creaser. Team Mayhew, which curls out of the Windsor Curling Club, posted a 7-1 win-loss record at the event.

The winners of the provincial event will represent Nova Scotia at the 2014 Junior National Curling Championships, being held Jan. 18 to 26 in Liverpool.

Organizations: Chester Curling Club, Lakeshore Curling Club, Acadia University Windsor Curling Club

Geographic location: Truro, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia Liverpool

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  • Lynn Ferguson
    January 01, 2014 - 13:22

    CONGRATULATIONS! WOW! All of your hard work has payed off Jennifer......we are so proud of you. We are hoping to come see some of your games at the Nationals. Best of luck to you and the team......Berwick has its eyes on you.