Rachelle Pidherney-Off to the Scotties

New Sarepta’s teacher Rachelle Pidherny will be joining her teammates on the Val Sweeting Rink in Montreal in early February as they won the right to represent Alberta on January 12, 2014 by defeating the Cheryl Bernard rink from Calgary in the championship game.
    The Alberta Tournament of Hearts Championship was held in Sylvan Lake and saw the Sweeting Rink go through the tournament undefeated. Winning five games in a row was not easy and says much about the development of Rachelle and her teammates into one of the finest rinks in women’s curling.
    Their most difficult game was the A/B semifinal where they held off the Heather Nedohin rink 6 to 5 to advance to the championship final game. Here they met the Cheryl Bernard Rink who advanced to the championship game who defeated Nedohin. 
    In the championship Rachelle’s rink scored 3 in second end, but going into the seventh end the score was 4 to 3 in favor of the Sweeting Rink. In the seventh they scored 2 and took a commanding lead. When they scored another two in the ninth end it was time for the Bernard Rink to shake hands and the trip to Montreal and the National Scotties Tournament of Hearts was ensured with the 8 to 4 victory.
    Rachelle and teammate Joanne Courtney have been identified as two of the best sweepers in Canada and this weekend they proved their worth as their sweeping was responsible for many of the key shots made by Skip Sweeting.
    At the Scotties Tournament of Hearts the team will start the championships on Saturday, February 1st when they face the Territories and then British Columbia. Should Rachelle and her teammates capture the Canadian title they would have one more trip in mind and that would be to compete in the World Championships to be held in St John, New Brunswick in March. But, there are a lot of games before that happens and the team’s attitude is to take one game at a time and it has been successful in getting them to the nationals!

 

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