ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — For the love of spinning granite, why is Rachel Homan always so damned serious?
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Remember that scene in the best sports movie ever, Seabiscuit, when the loopy radio man loses his mind upon learning the star race horse’s injured jockey would be replaced by the most decorated rider available?
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Maybe the 10th time is the charm for Kerry Galusha.
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Michelle Englot’s rink is keeping up with the Joneses just fine so far.
ST. CATHARINES — Trading pins, bagpipes, cowbells, and the 50/50 draw. These are the curling traditions which have come to the Meridian Centre.
The ice got a little frosty Saturday afternoon during the opening draw of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
During the curling season, there are many opportunities for avid curlers to participate in bonspiels outside their home clubs. Friends from one curling club can play with friends from another club or organization.
Last Friday afternoon, despite severe snow squalls in the area, 40 curlers showed up at Barnfield Point Recreation Centre to curl in the regular Friday afternoon mixed tag draw.Each week, players start arriving just after noon and hang their nametags on the tag draw board, placing it on a hook beside the name of the position they normally play on a
Glenn Howard won his 17th Ontario Tankard curling championship Sunday at the Cobourg Community Centre.
Lots of opportunities arise during the winter months for members of curling clubs to enjoy the sport they love.
Dinner tasted a whole lot better for Mike Harris and his crew on Wednesday.
In late November, zone playdowns for Special Olympics curling were held at the Orillia Curling Club. As a result of placing first in their division, Team Chamberlain from the Orillia Sunshine Rockers went to Walkerton earlier this month with five curlers to curl in the South West Ontario qualifier.
The second half of the curling season at the Orillia Curling Club began early in 2017 with all sections either picking up right after they left off before the holidays or starting all over with new teams.
Curling activities at the Orillia Curling Club were in full swing throughout December.
Another successful “newbie” bonspiel, organized by Wendy Lou Paquette and her committee, was held last weekend at the Orillia Curling Club. Experienced curlers played as skips and vices and 24 new curlers played as the front ends (seconds and leads).
On Oct. 30, Allison Flaxey overcame curling odds to win the first Masters tournament of the season, defeating defending champion Rachel Homan 6-3 in Ottawa.
Last Saturday, the Special Olympics qualifying games in curling were held at Barnfield Point Recreation Centre, hosted by the Orillia Sunshine Rockers.
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The senior men section held their first mini-bonspiel Nov. 2 at the Orillia Curling Club.