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

If All Else Fails, BEAT CANADA!

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It has been a rough 2014 Sochi Olympics for Team USA Curling. And if there’s one thing that could make it all worthwhile it would be to BEAT CANADA!

Coming into play on Sunday, the Men’s team is at 2-4 in the Round Robin with three draws remaining. Technically, they’d need a different type of Miracle on Ice to make the Playoffs and Medal Round. Continue reading

Team USA Women Get First Win At Sochi

It’s been a tough start for Team USA Curling at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Coming into play on Thursday, the Men’s team was actually riding a high after defeating Denmark to finally put a number in the Win column. The Women’s team, however, was still in search of its first victory.

A day later, we can report that each gender of Team USA curling now has a win at the Sochi Games. The outlook, though, remains grim. But we’re Americans and we can rebound. 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

Rough Starts For U.S. Teams

Team USA certainly had visions of a different beginning to the Round Robin portion of the 2014 Sochi Olympics curling tournament.

Both the Womens’ and Mens’ teams lost their opening draws today (Monday) in front of packed houses at the Ice Cube curling center in Sochi. The Swiss women overcame a very slow start and defeated Team Erika Brown, 7-4.

The U.S. Men lost by the same count to Norway later in the day. The Americans could only score one point after the 4th end in that draw.  Continue reading