Junior reachesnational event

Hudson junior Andrew McDonald recently qualified again with his team for the 2017 age 18-and-younger Curling National Championships in Milwaukee, Wisc.

This year, the competition has expanded from age 21-and-young curlers to now include an additional age 18-and-younger championship to allow for growth of the sport.

The age 21-and-younger tournament took place in January. McDonald's team will compete in the age 18-and-younger tournament, which takes place March 8 to 12.

McDonald curls for the Mayfield Curling Club and still competes with his team out of the Midland Curling Club in Michigan.

The Great Lakes Curling Association covers several states, including Michigan and Ohio, which allows the athletes to put together teams across the region.