Curling Leagues

Week 5 of the Northwest Arena Winter Backyard Curling Leagues sponsored by Dot’s Gift Boutique had standings all shaken up in each league with some teams on the rise and others falling down the hill.


12 Ounce Curls made a push to potentially claim first place heading into the final couple of weeks. Jeff Housler and Shawn Whitner made this possible with victories against Scoreless Hacks 22-17 and Rowers on Ice 38-28.

Todd Frangione and Cecil Miller III brought the offensive firepower for Legion of Broom. They looked to be unstoppable versus Pepsi 2 38-32 and Gren’s Growlers 39-23.

Jeff Miraglio and Julie Fye cooked up one of the better nights for Curling Me Softly. They hit the .500 mark by taking down Scoreless Hacks 37-32 and Fruit of the Brooms 16-12.

Tod Szczech paved the way as TRCurlers snuck past Pepsi 1 32-30.

However, it was Pepsi 1 with the upset of the night. Ty Natali called his shot in overtime to upset top-seeded Brewster’s Bros. 40-39.

Matt LaBaron and Brewster’s Bros. responded with a 35-19 win over Curl Jam.

Blaire Feichter anchored the ship for Curl Jam on a split night. They defeated the Cheese Curls 18-15.

Later on, it was Norine Cramer and Fruit of the Brooms who annihilated the Cheese Curls 38-17.

Claire Tomassini captained Gren’s Growlers in a trench battle with Shoeless Joe’s Pub 19-14.

Rowers on Ice were able to shock Shoeless Joe’s Pub as well, 38-37 behind Nicole Roma.


Sue Arnold and Sour Pickles are a couple of weeks away from a perfect season. They had no issues with Lakeshore Paving 29-15.

Stark Gravel has sole possession of second place thanks to Don Abramson and James Lacki. The duo came together to shut down LaMancuso-Arndt 28-19 and Lakeshore East 20-6.

Chill Seekers put together an undefeated night in dramatic fashion. Initially, Tessa Johnson helped fend off Snow Good at This 30-21. To tie a bow on everything, Michelle Cresanti led a comeback for the ages against Frozen Fish 21-20.

Kim Spillane and Austin Johnson put on a show to keep Team Auto Credit in the mix. It wasn’t easy, but they survived Pickle Pushers 31-25 and The Cold Snap 27-24.

Rock Slide got a head of steam heading into the second half of the season. Sharron Burak, alongside Jill O’Brien, engineered victories in the trenches over The Cold Snap 13-7 and LaMancuso-Arndt 17-13.

Nancy White and Pickle Pushers clamped down on Tree Huggers 28-11.

Frozen Fish had a much more difficult time with Tree Huggers. It was Nathan Welker who found a way to finish the job 18-17.

Lakeshore Paving won the battle of business against Lakeshore East 16-13 and the credit goes to Stacy Felton.


David Mazzone and Jen Baudo gave Drunken Sliders a boost to be in first place comfortably. They had to avoid two upsets against Hackin Up Stones 25-22 and We Love Beer 31-30.

Bob Drake continues to lead the charge for Knuckle Draggers. He ensured a rout of We’ve Got the Stones 27-11 and a barnburner win versus Head For the Mountains 43-41.

Rolling Stones climbed the ladder thanks to Sandy Stimson and Chris Baglia. Their efforts delivered much-needed results in the matchups with Stone Cold Maidens 33-19 and Hindy’s Hurlers 25-23.

Seth Johnson and Matt Robbins had things in control for Henry James. They showed no signs of mercy against Hackin Up Stones 42-29 and Girls with Stones 20-6.

Mike Latone kept the ship afloat as Head for the Mountains brought down Hindy’s Hurlers 31-24.

Matt Beebe read the ice well and his consistent shooting led to a big We’ve Got the Stones win, 38-33 over Geriatric Curling Machine.

Tom Lassen repaired G.C.M. after the loss and single-handedly wrote off J-1 Auto 39-20.

Nate Ford, the man who’s shown up night in and night out for J-1 Auto, came through again. He piloted his squad to pull away from Girls with Stones 38-31.

Nancy Tuccio and Stone Cold Maidens clamped down on Had a Few toward the end and they notched a 28-24 win.

Mike Youngberg and Had a Few won the battle with We Love Beer 27-24.


The Brush Offs have established a solid three-game cushion on the rest of the league through five weeks. This was in large part due to Nick Kahanic and Pat Smith. The dynamic duo got the job done versus 12 oz. Curlers 15-12 and Got Stones 33-24.

Scott Mekus and Smokin Rocks had to grind out a couple in the trenches with Curls Gone Wild 15-9 and Team No Name 20-19.

Jeff Wahl and Dan Challingsworth got Rand Machine well-oiled and back on track down the stretch. They had to resist The Ice Men 25-16 and In the House 19-14.

Curling Me Softly had their best night behind Kyle Benish and Pete Pillieteri. The pair combined forces to survive In the House 23-20 and Curls Gone Wild 26-20.

Kevin Gastol anchored things down for 12 oz. Curlers to split the night against HALLFAW 31-14.

Cindy Fawcett and Kimmy Hallquist responded with great force. HALLFAW shut down Perfect Stones 25-6.

Molly Gustafson and The Ice Men doubled up Curling Q’s 20-10.

Chip Perkins and Curling Q’s regrouped to sprint past The Rolling Stones 24-10.

Jeff Levenson picked up the offense so The Rolling Stones could vanquish Perfect Stones 21-13.


12 oz. Curlers is holding onto first place by a thread. Chirs Dole showed up in both games for a perfect night versus Barney’s Hoof Trimming 33-25 and Ice & Easy 20-11.

Cold as Ice is hot on the trail thanks to Bill and Sandy Everson. Sandy started out by dismantling Haggy’s Jr. Curling 18-9. To cap things off, Bill boasted the ice in his veins and shocked The Flintstones in overtime 18-15 with the game winner.

Sub Zero was on the right side of two nail-biters to catapult in the standings. Dave Currie engineered an 18-16 victory over Game of Stones. Then it was Fran Carlson’s turn, who displayed clutch DNA to wave goodbye to Shawbucks 31-30 in extra time.

Larry Troutman and Shawbucks were able to escape The Dot’s Men 20-16.

Steve Chambers and The Dot’s Men eventually pulled through in their 30-27 conquest of Six Stones and a Stick.

Down by six after the fourth end, Brittany Reitz delivered 10 in the fifth, completing the comeback for Six Stones and a Stick against Curl Power 23-21.

Chrissy Silzle and Curl Power detached from the grips of UPMC 22-13.

Todd Williamson reorganized things for UPMC. They rocketed Curling Queens 30-11.

In one of the oddest games in backyard curling you’ll ever see, Kayla Farden was the hero. A single-digit, low-scoring affair headed into overtime and Farden struck gold for Curling Queens to take down The Flintstones 9-8.

Beth Hagglund showcased her prowess on the ice as Haggy’s Jr. Curling stifled Barney’s Hoof Trimming 25-13.


Sweeping Beauties knocked off the undefeated 2 Curls & 1 Cup 32-26 and then defeated the Button Blasters 17-10 behind the strong play of Beth Snow and Kathy Ludwig.

Cold Beer Here took back the top spot with two wins over the Bemus Boulders 30-21 and Ba Na Ma Na in overtime 30-27 as Elliott DeLeon had the game-winning stone.

Rob White and the Seminar Group slayed all the Dragons with two victories over the Bemus Sliders 45-43 and the Bemus Boulders 39-29.

Curlew’s found their way out of the cellar with two wins over On the Rocks 42-34 and Curl Jam 24-13 as Stephanie Johnson and Karen Bloomquist were stellar and showed off their outstanding stickwork.

Curl Jam opened up their night with a 37-34 win over Lion and Bears as Kenny Kaltenbach was in the house all night.

Nick Lucas led Tracy’s Dog past Frost Bitten Twice Shy 41-26.


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