In Trail Retiree Men’s Curling this week, the Freschi rink’s third, Frank Jorgenson, took the reigns and rode his team to victory on Monday.
As a result, the Freschi front end was particularly sharp, setting up each end so that the Coleman foursome was always facing tough shots. Jorgenson was able to seal the deal and ended up winning the game 10 – 4.
In a see-saw battle, the Koyanagi rink jumped out to a 4 – 0 lead after two ends but the Horan rink fought back with four points in the third end and a steal of one in the fourth to take a 5 – 4 lead. Koyanagi, however, was not to be outdone and came back with three in the fifth, and a steal of two in the sixth end to go up by four.
But the Horan foursome replied, taking two in the seventh and stealing a pair in the eighth to make it a 9-9 game.
In a battle of the two bottom dwellers, a close game was the likely outcome, and they did not disappoint.
The Drinnan team started with a flourish and scored three in the first end. Yet, the Bamford team battled back to score four points over four ends to lead 4 – 3 after five. The teams traded single points in the sixth and seventh ends but the Drinnan team finished like they started, with a flourish, stealing two in the eighth end to win the game 6 – 5.
Retirees interested in curling, getting out of the house twice a week, and making the winter fly is invited to come watch a game on Monday or Wednesday between 1 and 3 p.m. at the Trail Curling Club. Knees or hip keeping you from getting down in the hack? About half of the retirees use a ‘stick’ that eliminates that bending.