Lancaster Pharmacy grabs business bonspiel crown
The Lancaster Curling Club held its annual business bonspiel last week, with the Lancaster Pharmacy rink claiming top honours.
The group was skipped by Blake O’Connor and included Tara MacArthur as third, Derrick Hampton as second, and Crystal Hampton as lead.
The Feb. 1-3 bonspiel, organized by Chantal Sansoucy, featured 18 teams, each playing two draws.
There was a tie for second place overall, between Ferme NGG and Corput Plumbing.
The former rink included skip Guy Dubeau, third Charles Osborne, second, Stephanie Osborne, and lead Angie Beehler.
The Corput crew was skip Bruce Andrews, third Erik Charbonneau, second Colleen MacCulloch, and lead Peter Watson.
Munro Agromart had the highest score in game two, after losing its opening match. The rink comprised skip Doug Fraser, third Jimmy Davis, second Dean Fraser, and lead Will Lang.
The Seaway Valley minor atom ‘A’ Rapids head into the playoffs on a high note. The Rapids, who finished sixth and will face the third- place Eastern Ontario Cobras in the first round of the playoffs, are coming off a pair of wins and a draw to close out the regular season.
On Jan. 30 in Spencerville, Seaway scored a 3-0 victory over the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings. Vinny Anderson, Sam Pilon, and Nolan Menard scored, as Landon Van Loon recorded the shutout. Menard finishes the season tied for second in league scoring, with 35 points.
On Feb. 2 in Cornwall, it was Logan Pyke’s turn to record the shutout, in a 2-0 triumph over the Cobras. Caleb Grady and Houston Johnson scored for the Rapids.
To conclude the regular season, Seaway skated to a 1-1 draw with Gloucester Rangers Green, on Feb. 3, as Brady Bell notched the Rapids goal.
The Rapids and Cobras start their series on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in Rockland, and game 2 will be on Saturday in Cornwall.
Volleyball wraps up Friday
Tagwi will host the regular-season finale of high school girls volleyball, on Friday, Feb. 9, starting with the Warriors versus Char-Lan at 11 a.m. Holy Trinity, St. Joseph’s, and St. Lawrence will also have teams competing at the tourney.
IN FOCUS: Patti McLeod, of Team Alltech, eyes the path of her rock, as sweepers Liza Desjardins, left, and Cheryl Lariviere prepare to go the work, in the business bonspiel, at the Lancaster Curling Club.