Bentley runners earn school a 1J banner, curling start delayed

By June Norvila

Bentley School cross-country events have wrapped up for another season.

The junior high cross-country team won the Wolf Creek 1J Schools banner after competing at the Lacombe Junior High School in early October.

Ian Lush won the 1J Grade 6 boys 2 K, with Nathan Swartz 16th, Tanner Hueppelsheuser 19th, and one other Bentley participant in a total field of 42 runners.

Out of 38 competitors in the Grade 6 girls 2 K category, Jayde Rehbein placed third, Kaitlin Swartz sixth, Taylor Hand 16th and Victoria Pacholko 17th with two others from Bentley competing in the class.

In the Grade 7 girls 2 K, from among 43 competitors, Alyssa Hyink placed eighth for 1J schools. There were nine others from Bentley.

Kai Poffenroth placed 10th in the 1J Grade 7 boys 2 K event out of 57 runners, with four others participating from Bentley.

Out of 32 runners in the 1J Grade 8 girls 3 K class Brianna Laplante placed 14th, Hayley Bickford 17th and there were three others from Bentley competing.

There were 59 runners in the Grade 8 boys 3 k event. Tyson Neumeier placed 11th in the 1J category. There were nine other Bentley competitors.

Erin Seater won the 1J Grade 9 Girls 3 k class. Hayley Lush placed eighth out of 46 runners.

Andy Boettger placed 10th and Peter Mueller 14th for the 1J Grade 9 boys 3 k. There were 39 competitors in total.

Schools in the 1J category were Bentley along with Bluffton, Eckville, Clive, Crestomere, Mecca Glen, and more.

The Bentley junior high team finished second at CWAJHAA on Oct. 15 at Big Valley.

Bentley competitors included Grade 6 girls Victoria Pacholko who placed fourth and Kaitlin Swartz who placed fifth for 1J schools.

Grade 7s were Kai Poffenroth who won the 1J boys event and Alyssa Hyink who placed third in the girls, in the Grade 8 girls Hayley Bickford placed seventh, and for 1J Grade 9s girls Erin Seater placed first, Sevan Schmidt was third and Hayley Lush came in fourth. Peter Mueller placed 10th in the Grade 9 boys 1J.

The Bentley senior high cross-country team also did well. They finished second at zones and were fifth out of thirty-two 1A schools at provincials.

Bentley curling has delayed start

The Bentley Curling Club lobby, lounge area and bathrooms are sporting a fresh coat of paint and the floors have been stripped and resealed in anticipation of the coming season.

Head icemaker will again be Bryan Sautner and lounge manager remains Colleen Peterson.

Regular league play was scheduled to start on Oct. 26 but mechanical problems with the ice plant at start up has caused a delay. Repairs are on order and a new reconditioned plant is coming from Quebec. It is hoped curling can start by Nov. 9. Teams will be notified when the ice is ready.

The club recently held their fall general meeting in the curling rink lounge.

All curling fees are to remain the same as last year. No hike in price was proposed for drinks at the lounge.

Out of those who qualified by paying their fees at the meeting, the winner of the half-price curling fee for the season, was Daryl Peterson.

Curling club directors for the coming season are Harvey Brink, Dwight Homan, Gord Mydland, Lynda Petten, Cecil Galloway, Colin Scholze, Martin Wilson, Norm Rieu, and one more to be added.

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