Chestnuts Roasting: WINOs wins 4th straight; C&Ds, BHL keep winning

Let’s compare one more thing to the actual heat outside … the race for the lead in the Chestnut Division standings, and that playoff berth.

After action in Week 8 of Anthracite Curling Club’s 2010 Summer league, C&Ds still has the lead it’s held from the beginning of the season, but two teams have formally announced their presence in the race.

Eddie Perrino has his troops ready for battle after suffering their first defeat last week. His C&Ds squad knocked Schuylkill Squirrels from the top spot in the Buckwheat Division with a 13-4 win. C&Ds suddenly faces some stiff competition in the Chestnut Division, with two hot teams following right behind them.

The Squirrels find themselves alone in second place for the first time this season following the loss, and must wait until July 27 for redemption. The Squirrels have two games remaining in the regular season, and have one more loss than leaders Stone Cold.

C&Ds (13): Eddie Perrino (S), Shawn Harkins (V), Chris Glaser (2), Cydney Faul-Halsor (L). Schuylkill Squirrels (4): Joshua Sophy (S), Kimm R. Montone (V), Anne Friedman (2), Chris Martinelli (L).

WINOs remains the league’s hottest team after topping MLC, 6-5, Tuesday night. Winners of four-straight, WINOs is just a game behind C&Ds in the Chestnut Division with three games to go.

MLC holds the unofficial record of losing one-point decisions this season. Despite the string of bad luck, it still has chances of reaching the postseason, just three points from first place.

WINOs (6): Lyle Kerrick (S), Monica Lynn (V), Jim Shedlarski (2), Kurt Maas (L). MLC (5): Russell Keeler (S), Michael Detweiler (V), Annmarie Steber (2), John Jagozinski (L).

Boss Hog-Line picked up a needed win last night, 9-3, over Team RAMROD, keeping its sights on the top of the Chestnut Division standings. BHL has won consecutive games and is over the .500 mark for the first time since the first game of the season. BHL still has four games remaining in the regular season, among the most in the league.

RAMROD had its playoff lifeline extended presumably to the end of the season courtesy of other losses in the division. RAMROD has three games remaining, including a season finale against Buckwheat Division leaders Stone Cold.

Boss Hog-Line (9): Dan Grassi (S), Thom Kivler (V), Matt Loftus (2), Dave Cawley (L)*. Team RAMROD (3): John Q. King (S), Russell Dehaut (V), Brandon Jackson (2), Stacey Berkoski (L). (* – Cawley substitute for Drew Salko.)

JEMM kept its playoff hopes very much alive with a convincing win over the Whippersnappers, 9-1. The team is keeping up with a very competitive division that’s still led by Lyons. The win evens the team’s record on the year at 3-3, just a point behind Lyons and Goody’s.

Whippersnappers dropped its second game of the season, and second consecutive, dropping one point behind Fifteen in the Steamboat Division. This was the Whippersnappers’ game in-hand on Fifteen, which was idle this week. Each has three regular season games remaining to decide that division.

JEMM (9): Mark Taber-Miller (S), Ashley Fetterman (V), Erica Snarski (2), Mike Rodak (L). Whippersnappers (1): John Guttmann (S), Benjamin Becker (V), Kyle Monto (2), David Guttmann (L).

Goody’s forced a statistical dead-heat with Lyons in the Stove Division with a third consecutive victory, topping Work Study, 5-1. After dropping two straight at the beginning of the season, Goody’s is one of the league’s hottest teams at the moment, but has played one more game than division leaders, Lyons.

Work Study’s loss drops the team to 3-3 on the season, but the team remains alive-and-well in the Steamboat Division standings, thanks to other results Tuesday. Work Study is still just one game from first place while sitting in third.

Goody’s (5): Geoff Guttmann (S), Mary Guttmann (V), Eileen Baessler (2), Bruce Baessler (L). Work Study (1): Dylan Cawley (S), Dana Griesback (V), Matt Kuscavage (2), Monica Ogozaly (L).

Blarney appears to have found winning form after losing its first four draws. Tuesday, it took down Cracked Ice in convincing fashion, 9-3. The team still has its work cut out for them if they have plans on reaching the postseason.

The same goes for Cracked Ice, which is still bottom on the Chestnut Division table after losing two consecutive games.

Blarney (9): Dan Kilker (S), Barbra Kilker (V), Eric Rector (2), Tierney Lyons (L). Cracked Ice (3): Ted Karampilas (S), Charlie Hick (V), Char Hick (2), Mariana Tardillo (L).

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