Adult Curling

Week 2 of the Northwest Arena Fall Backyard Curling Leagues, sponsored by Dot’s Gift Boutique, continued last week.


Pepsi Banger-Z went 2-0 beating Pepsi Rockstar-Z, 44-41, and Scuba Crew, 33-30, with Jamie Billquist and Jon Bernard leading the way. Shoeless Joe’s Pub also went 2-0 as it defeated the Stone Cold Curlers, 47-45, and CurlRona, 53-38, as the husband-and-wife team of Joe and Teresa Jackson were the top curlers.

Stone Cold Curlers bounced back with a 47-33 victory over Legion of Broom, with Alex Miller being their leading curler. Curling Me Softly ended up going 1-1 with a victory over the Rockstar-Z, 45-33, with strong play from Julie Fye and Cindy Wilson.

Legion of Broom evened up their record with a close 43-42 win over CurlRona, as Cecil Miller led the way. Scuba Crew knocked off Curling Me Softly, 40-32, as Tony Stellato was the top scorer.


On the Rocks got in the win column in a big way, as they went 2-0 this week with wins over Joe’s Slammers, 46-28, and Always Late, But Worth the Wait, 41-38, with Dan Gustafson leading the way.

Also going 2-0 were the Rolling Stones, as Mark Baglia and Steve Cramer led the way over Mary’s Smooth Red Curlers, 35-34, and The Outsliders, 45-38. The Outsliders rebounded with a win over Stone Cold, 54-44, with their top curlers Jordan Coccognia and Joe Hinman. Keeping their record perfect on the year was Short & Curly, as they defeated Always Late, But Worth the Wait, 53-40, and Joe’s Slammers, 46-36, as Jamie Smith led the way.


Merrill Lynch Cirls continued at the top of the standings with their win over Rocks on, Rocks off, 42-37, behind strong play from Dawn and Sadie Stuart.

Going 2-0 on the night, were the TRCurlers as they also bested Rocks on, Rocks off, 46-37, and Hindy’s Hurlers, 44-27, with star performances from Kevin Anderson and Beth Jermain. Other teams going 1-1 on the night were Golfers on Ice being led by Charlie Beach and Jim Gustafson; Home Despots knocking off league-leading Merrill Lynch Cirls, 31-29, with strong play from Casey Colburn; and Hindy’s Hurlers defeating Golfers on Ice, 38-35, with Liz Hinderleider being the first.


The Brush Offs remain undefeated after two weeks of play with wins over Paving Ice, 51-20, and Lewis and Lewis, 51-34, with Steve Shelters and Nick Kahanic being the top curlers. Lewis and Lewis bounced back with a victory over Sky Rocketeers, 27-25, as George Panebianco and Andy Sandstrom led the way.

The Cremators also went 2-0 on the week as they defeated Throwing Stones, 34-24, and Jamestown Hammers, 31-26, with strong play from Liz Feronti. Throwing Stones evened their record with a win over Curls Gone Wild, 41-29, as Rob Brown led the way. Also going 1-1 on the night and defeating Curls Gone Wild was Jamestown Hammers with Kristen Darr being the top curler. Curls Gone Wild had a stellar performance from Amy Hook. Kevin Gastol paved the way for Paving Ice, as they secured their first-ever win as they bested the Rocketeers in a close one, 34-32.


Peterson’s Candies/Neil’s Propane jumped up in the standings this week going 2-0, by defeating previous unbeaten Dot’s Gift Boutique, 39-38, in overtime as Tim Sturges slid the deciding stone.

Recording their first two wins of their curling careers was The Joly Riches as they defeated the Rolling Rocks, 48-21, and New Kicks, 42-33, with Sara Joly and Anne Rich showing their curling prowess. All going 1-1 this week were Dot’s Gift Boutique, Rolling Rocks, Oldies but Goodies and Ready to Rock, as they were led by, Bryan Olson, Rob White, Greg Anderson and Paul Silzle, respectively.


The Harvii Curlers broke the century mark by scoring 108 points in their two victories over Sweeping Beauties, 63-22, and the Button Mashers, 45-23, as they were led by Reid VanEvery.

The Seminar Group remained on top of the division, remaining undefeated with their two wins over Justin Other Team, 46-42, and Fruit of the Brooms, 48-42, as Bryan Olson and Wayne Rishell were their top curlers. The Elks Club received outstanding play from “The Coach” Tim Anderson and Matt Hartwig as they bested Freezerburn, 25-22, and The Chestnuts, 41-32. Fruit of the Brooms won a nail-biter, 35-33, over 4 Below Haggy’s Bar & Grill, 35-33, on Frank Fuller’s final game-winning stone.

4 Below bounced back in their second game as they defeated We’ve Got the Stones, 48-37, with Terry Garvin carrying the load. We’ve Got the Stones won a close one in their opening match against The Chestnuts, 40-38, where Jenn Beebe led the Stones and Barb Lyons carried The Chestnuts. The Baby Broomers earned their first-ever victory over the Button Mashers, as they eeked out a, 31-30, win as Stephanie Johnson was her team’s top curler. Freezerburn avenged their loss by defeating the Baby Broomers, 47-31, as Steve Tanner led the charge.


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