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Hatspiel Continues, Learn to Curl Begins This Busy Saturday Night

clublogonobkgIn the words of Frank Costanza, Anthracite Curling Club is “going to be all over that shuffleboard court” on Saturday.

The “shuffleboard court” of course, being the Toyota Sportsplex in Wilkes-Barre. We’re going to be there pretty much all day and we’re shutting the place down at night.

It’s your first chance to get fully immersed in the sport of curling or it could just be your chance to fulfill your curiosity about the game. Continue reading

Updated Olympic Curling Standings

The U.S. is finally off the schnide and the win over Denmark could signal a change in momentum.

Right now, all 10 teams have played 3 draws. There are three runaway teams at the moment: China, Norway, and Sweden. Great Britain is 2-1 and in the critical fourth place in the standings.

Each team will play 9 games. There are two teams without a win and that leaves four other teams at 1-2, including Team USA. Continue reading

A Medal Would Cap Three Great Olympic Careers, Plant Seed For Future

Erika Brown competed in the 1988 Olympics and returns to the Sochi Olympics with medal aspirations. (Team USA Photo)

Erika Brown competed in the 1988 Olympics and returns to the Sochi Olympics with medal aspirations. (Team USA Photo)

Erika Brown will lead the Team USA Women’s curling rink into the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Her team surely will be one of the most veteran at the Games. In fact, Lead Ann Swisshelm is the oldest American athlete at the Sochi Games. She’s 45. Second Jessica Schultz is the youngest on Team Brown at 29. Together, Team USA has a combined six previous Olympics appearances.

If you believe in great stories being made at the Olympics, then Team USA is the one to root for this year. Continue reading

Shuster Gets Chance At Olympic Redemption

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Here’s a quick glimpse at the Team USA Men’s Curling team.

This year, the Stars & Stripes will once again be led by Skip John Shuster. Shuster is 31 and from Duluth, Minn. He was skip of Team USA at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He won a Bronze Medal as Lead for Pete Fenson at the 2006 Torino Olympics. Continue reading

A Quick Primer on Curling

The Olympics are hours away and that means the start of curling competition.

So you’ll be watching and wondering just what the heck is going on out there. Here’s a quick video primer composed by the the Olympics to help you understand the game a little bit better …