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Rylie Paul rink finishes second at U18 curling provincials

Kakabeka Falls Curling Club foursome gave up steals in the third and fourth
Team Paul is representing Kakabeka Falls Curling Club at the Northern Ontario Curling Association U18 playdowns in North Bay, Ont. From left: Lily Arignello, skip Claire Dubinsky, third Rylie Paul and second Bella McCarville. (submitted photo)

NORTH BAY — Rylie Paul's Kakabeka Falls Curling Club rink came up just a little short in its bid for a provincial under-18 curling championship. 

Silver was good enough to earn them of two Northern Ontario spots at nationals. 

Paul's foursome, skipped by Claire Dubinsky, dropped a 7-4 decision to Sudbury's Mia Toner in Sunday's championship final, giving up steals of two in the third and fourth ends at the Granite Curling Club in North Bay, Ont. 

The Paul rink, which also includes lead Lily Ariganello and second Bella McCarville, earlier in the day knocked off Timmins' Deanna Chilton 8-4 in the semifinal round. 

On the boy's side, Thunder Bay's Josh Hari rink did not advance to the playoffs, the 11-year-old skip going 0-4 in his first provincials. Thunder Bay's Jackson Dubinsky and Adam Wiersema were part of the winning Rajala rink, and will also head to nationals, which take place in Timmins from Feb. 5 to Feb. 11. 

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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