Thurber boys and girls take bronze at handball provincials

The Lindsay Thuber girls and boys squads both won bronze in the Alberta high school team handball championships at Edmonton during the weekend.

The Lindsay Thuber girls and boys squads both won bronze in the Alberta high school team handball championships at Edmonton during the weekend.

The girls placed second in their pool after falling 14-11 to Edmonton Eastglen and beating Sherwood Park Bev Facey 19-7.

From there, the Thurber team defeated Red Deer rival Hunting Hills Lightning 19-8 in a quarter-final, fell 26-18 to eventual champion Edmonton Harry Ainlay, and downed Bev Facey 10-9 in the bronze-medal game.

The Lindsay Thurber boys won bronze with a 29-19 victory over Drayton Valley.

Lindsay Thurber was in a three-way tie for second place in pool play, losing 25-24 to Edmonton Percy Page and earning an 18-18 tie with Edmonton Lillian Osborne.

The Thurber boys then beat Eastglen 29-28 in quarter-final play and dropped a 31-29 semifinal decision to eventual champion Bev Facey.