Local curling archive






March 10, 2020

Last shot sends Eagles to OFSAA curling with WOSSAA gold

WOODSTOCK, ON. - Morgan Kerr took her time getting set in the hack, took a few deep breaths and then focused on her shot. The last rock of the end. Trailing 6-4, the East Elgin Eagles had five stones in the house, but the team's skip needed to remove, or at least tap back, the one rock belonging to the Clinton St. Anne's Eagles. With senior Caitlyn Evely directing the sweepers, Kerr made a perfect shot to score three, for an Eagles' 8-6 win in the WOSSAA girls' curling gold medal game and a spot at OFSAA.
*OFSAA, scheduled for March 25-28, in the Durham region, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more



March 2, 2020

Johnston rink semifinalists at Winter Games

ORILLIA, ON. - Charlotte Johnston and her rink out of the London Curling Club, advanced to the under-18 women's division semifinals at the Ontario Winter Games. Johnston, a Grade 10 student at Parkside Collegiate Institute (PCI), skipped her rink to a 3-2 round robin record, but lost to Sudbury's Bella Croisier in the semifinals. Emily Deschenes, from the Manotick club, won the gold medal, defeating Croisier.


February 23, 2020

Middaugh and Rajala take senior provincial curling crowns

ST. THOMAS - Sherry Middaugh repeats and Howard Rajala is now a three-time champion. Middaugh and her rink from the Thornhill Curling Club, successfully defended their title defeating fellow Thornhill rink Colleen Madonia, 6-3, in the women's final, at the provincial championships, at the St. Thomas Curling Club. For Middaugh's three teammates it's a dynasty as they were part of Madonia's winning rink in 2018. Rajala defeated Ingersoll's Bob Armstrong, 7-5, in the men's final, for his third crown in eight years, adding to titles in 2017 and 2013. Both Ontario champions move on to the National senior championships, in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, March 16-22.nal.

Read more



February 22, 2020

St. Thomas hosting men and women's senior curling provincials

ST. THOMAS - It is a step to hosting the biggest curling event in Ontario. Since Wednesday for five days, the St. Thomas Curling Club has been hosting the Ontario Curling Association men and women's senior provincial championships.
For the club, it's a prelude for when St. Thomas host the 2021 Men's Tankard and Women's Scotties in late January. That would bring notable names such as John Epping, Glen Howard and Rachel Holman to the Railway City.
Sherry Middaugh looking to defend her senior title, went undefeated in the round robin with a 7-0 record, earning a spot directly in the women's final. A tie-breaker gave Ingersoll's Bob Armstrong a berth in the men's final.

Read more



November 26, 2019

Sinclair rink defends Belles & Brooms Bonspiel title

ST. THOMAS - Dale Sinclair joins a select group of repeat champions at the Belles & Brooms Bonspiel.
Sinclair and teammates Carol Johnson, Rosemary Gowman and Bernie Gillet, representing the Port Perry curling club, won the A flight division for a second consecutive year, defeating Highland Curling Club's Ruth Alexander in the final. A four spot in the fourth end carried the Sinclair to a 8-1 victory. Alexander herself won back to back in 2013 and 2014 and then took the top award again in 2016.

Read more



November 25, 2019

Forty-first annual Belles & Brooms sweeps in

ST. THOMAS - Twenty four teams from curling clubs across southern Ontario are competing in th 41st annual Belles & Brooms Bonspiel, a two day event at the St. Thomas Curling Club.
The host club has four teams competing while the Aylmer curling club is represented by the Judy Van Ymeren rink. Looking to repeat is last year's A flight champion, the Dale Sinclair rink from Port Perry.

Read more



March 5, 2019

Parkside takes home silver from WOSSAA girls' curling

VANASTRA, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders are WOSSAA silver medalists in girls' curling. Clinton Central Huron won gold, defeating Parkside, 6-3, in the girls' final, at the Vanastra Curling Club.
Parkside beat London CCH, 10-4, in the semifinals. London Montcalm took the bronze medal. On the boys' side, Tillsonburg Glendale is heading to OFSAA, defeating London Oakridge, in the final. South Huron grabbed the bronze medal.



February 27, 2019

Parkside upends Central Elgin in South-East girls' curling final

ST. THOMAS - It took three attempts but the Parkside Stampeders finally beat the Central Elgin Titans and it came in the championship game. Parkside captured the TVRA South-East girls’ curling title, defeating Central Elgin, 7-5, in the final, at the St. Thomas Curling Club. The Stampeders’ team of Johnston and Allison Young, both in Grade nine and Grade 12 students Felicia Fernades and Audrey Moore, now head to WOSSAA, at the Vanastra Curling Club, south of Clinton, March 5th.
On the boys’ side, Tillsonburg Glendale Gemini won a fourth consecutive South-East crown, beating East Elgin for a third year in a row.

Read more



November 27, 2018

Curtis rink takes home Belles & Brooms Bonspiel title

ST. THOMAS – Dale Curtis showed why she is the skip of the 2018 Masters Women's provincial curling champions that placed fourth at Canadians. Curtis, from the Port Perry curling club and her rink of Rosemary Gowman, her third from the provincial team, Carol Jackson and Bernie Gillett, won the 40th annual Belles & Brooms bonspiel, beating the Tina VanderWallen-Howey skipped rink out of the Tillsonburg Curling Club, in the A flight final, at the St. Thomas Curling Club.  Judy Vanymeren, Lisa Mervis, Bertha Stricklan and Bozena Boadway, out of the Aylmer Club won the B final.

Read more




November 26, 2018

Belles & Brooms Bonspiel celebrating 40 years

ST. THOMAS. –  For 40 years the Belles and Brooms Bonspiel has been one of the premier events at the St. Thomas Curling Club. From across the province of Ontario, 24 teams each year compete in the two day event. The 40th edition features Dale Curtis, skip of the provincial ladies masters rink, along with St. Thomas teams with skips Pat Quinn, Sandi Coombs, Beth Kewley and Anne Meeuse. Aylmer teams have skips Christa Brouwer and Ferne Taggart.

Read more

March 6, 2018

Lady Titans fourth at WOSSAA curling

ALYMER, ON. – The Central Elgin Titans' girls' team finished fourth at WOSSAA curling, losing 9-8, in an extra end to the London CCH Crusaders, in the bronze medal game. The Titans led 8-3 after four ends, but the Crusaders, scored two in the sixth, one in the seventh, before stealing two points to tie, in the eighth end. In the semifinals, Listowel District beat Central Elgin. A week ago, the Titans won the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East championship, defeating Woodstock Huron Park in the final.

Read more


January 10, 2018

Last season's finalists lead South-East curling again

ST. THOMAS –  High school curling is in full sweep of the broom, with last year's boys and girls' TVRA South-East finalists, leading the way again this season. The East Elgin Eagles, the reigning South-East champs, skipped by Caitlyn Evely, sit atop the girls' standings, with a 4-0 record. The Eagles face Woodstock CI (3-0), on January 17. On the boys' side, East Elgin is 4-0, while Tillsonburg Glendale is 4-1. In the rematch of last year's South-East final that Glendale won, 10-9, the Eagles earned some revenge this season, beating Glendale, 7-5, last month. The Parkside Stampeders hosted the Dorchester Beavers today, at the St. Thomas Curling Club.

Read more



March 6, 2017

Phoenix rise to shoot down the Eagles

LONDON, ON. –  It wasn't quite rise of the Phoenix, but Central Huron did step up to grab curling supremacy in this region. The Central Huron Phoenix, from Clinton, won both the girls and boys' titles, at the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) curling championships, hosted by the London Curling Club. In the girls' final, a pair of four point ends carried Central Huron over the East Elgin Eagles, 10-5. On the boys' side, Central Huron won the WOSSAA crown, edging Tillsonburg, on last rock.

Read more



March 1, 2017

Lady Eagles ice WCI for TVRA S-E curling crown

INGERSOLL, ON. –  The East Elgin Eagles came within inches of qualifying two teams for the WOSSAA curling tournament. The Eagles' ladies, undefeated in league action all season, handily iced Woodstock CI, 13-1 in six ends, for the Thames Valley Region Athletic South-East title, at the Ingersoll Curling Club. Leading 3-1 early, the Eagles scored three in the fourth end, two more in the fifth, before finishing off WCI with a five spot in the sixth end. In the boys' final, the Eagles battled the Glendale Gemini, from Tillsonburg, right to the last rock of the eighth and final end. But it was the East champions pulling out a 10-9 win. WOSSAA is Monday, March 6, at the London Curling Club.

Read more



November 23, 2016

Titans win twice in curling

ST. THOMAS – The Central Elgin Titans won both the boys and girls' games against the Parkside Stampeders, in TVRA curling, at the St. Thomas Curling Club.

Read more