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Squirrels hold first, chase Boss Hog-Line with complete effort June 2, 2010

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When is a point against a good thing? When it’s not three points against, of course.

The Blind Squirrels allowed Boss Hog-Line its second point in the 2nd end, but never looked back after that en route to a 6-3 win Tuesday night in Anthracite Curling Club 2010 Summer League action. The win puts the Squirrels (2-0-1) atop the Buckwheat Division going into next week’s League sabbatical. (more…)

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Squirrels aiming to foil Boss Hog’s plans June 1, 2010

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The Blind Squirrels return to the ice tonight seemingly with its toughest test of the season ahead of them. Tonight at 8 on Sheet 3, Schuylkill County’s curlers face Boss Hog-Line, a big winner in its only draw of the season.

The Squirrels haven’t been on the ice at Coal Street Park in Wilkes-Barre for more than 10 days when they did all they could to force a tie against Stone Cold, 4-4. In its first and only draw, Boss Hog-Line defeated Team XVI, 12-0. (more…)

Squirrels turn away Team RAMROD on quirky ice May 14, 2010

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The new Zamboni at the Coal Street Ice Complex looked good in its garage, but its unpredictable solution to Thursday night’s curling surface left many frustrated or confused at the end of the first night in Anthracite Curling Club’s first night of League play.

Schuylkill Blind Squirrels capitalized on one of the few predictable ends during its prime-time draw with division foes Team RAMROD, scoring four points in the 3rd to secure a 9-3 win. The Squirrels are 1-0 and in first place in the Buckwheat Division of ACC League play. The team curls next week at 8 versus another division foe, Team 4. (more…)

League schedule, conference alignments announced by Anthracite Curling Club May 12, 2010

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Schuylkill Blind Squirrels faces its first league test this Thursday night at 8 when the team faces friends Team Ramrod.

Both squads are aligned in the Buckwheat Division of the Fell Conference, which we presume is the Norman Fell Conference (?). Ok, maybe not.

According to releases from club management, the regular season will be conducted over the next three months, and the Squirrels will play nine draws. There are 16 teams in four divisions and two conferences. Division names are derived from sizes of coal nuggets, and the conferences are named in honor of anthracite pioneers, or Jack Tripper’s landlords.

Division champions will face each other in the Conference championships of the first round of playoffs, and those winners will meet to determine the league champion in August.

WATCH: More highlights from match vs. JEMM May 11, 2010

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Blind Squirrels Skip Joshua Sophy makes up for this sloppy delivery by dropping the stone near the button. This gave the team shot rock, and because it bounced an opponent’s stone from the house, the team was sitting on another two points.

A missed shot followed, so Sophy only had to drop a conservative second shot in the guard zone to score the points.

WATCH: Highlights from last Thursday’s match May 9, 2010

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Here are some video clips in stunning Standard Definition: (more…)

Squirrels get monkey off back with 10-3 win May 7, 2010

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Winner, winner. Taco dinner.

After last week’s heart-breaking loss at the hands of WINOs, anticipation was pitched for Thursday evening’s 6 p.m. draw against JEMM.

When sub-Skip Joshua Sophy’s final shot in the seventh end went awry, the Squirrels earned just a point that frame and lost the draw, 5-4. With that bitter taste still on their tongues, the team entered its final match of Anthracite Curling Club’s Mini-League hungry for its first taste of victory.

Instead, the team waited.

And waited.

And then started, and waited. (more…)