FORT FRANCES – The North Dundas District High School girls’ curling team enjoyed a successful OFSAA tournament in Fort Frances, Ont. last week.

After dominating the competition in Morrisburg for the SD&G championships, the team did the same at the EOSSA tournament in Cornwall earlier in the month.

The results led the team to OFSAA, which was held in the northwestern Ontario town from Wed., March 21 to Sat., March 24.

The North Dundas rink began their tournament by dropping a pair of games on the opening day.

The first was a 7-5 loss in extra ends to Medway High School. The girls then faced a tough squad from Parry Sound who defeated North Dundas 10-2.

The team rebounded from a tough first day by knocking off Cameron Heights 7-2 and Lockerby 6-4.

North Dundas needed to win in their final game of pool play and they did just that. The girls played a solid game and drubbed St. Marguerite D’Youville by a score of 8-1.

The victory qualified the team for the quarterfinal Fri., March 23 against All Saints. Both teams battled back and forth for most of the game until All Saints came out on top 7-5.

By making it to the quarterfinal, the team can say they are one of the top eight teams in all of Ontario.

The success in Fort Frances capped off a successful curling season for the girls. Before dominating the SD&G championship and EOSSA, the team captured the Gore Mutal Schoolboy/Girl Zone 1 curling championship held in Winchester Fri., Dec. 8.

Team members were Grace Cave (skip), Chloe Ziegler (lead), Allison Roach (vice) and Taryn Cooper (second).

The girls were coached by James Cave and Melissa Cooper.

James Cave (left), Grace Cave, Allison Roach, Taryn Cooper, Chloe Ziegler, Leeann Chamberlain and Melissa Cooper posed with their OFSAA banner during the provincial championships held in Fort Frances, Ont., last week. Courtesy photo