2012 Tubie photos
On Monday June 18th the Seaway Kickers U18 girl’s soccer team hosted the Nepean Hotspurs.
It was the Hotspurs who had handed the Kickers their only loss of the season in an early match and Seaway was looking for a big win. And it was a big win they got, by a 4-0 count.
Ashley Smith got it rolling when she picked up a rebound off a save by the Nepean keeper. Smith made a good pass to Sarah Gudlaugsson who scored into the open net.
After a good defensive play, Leah Wells passed the ball through to Kaitlyn Geurkink who scored bottom left corner.
The third goal was a great individual effort by Kaitlyn Geurkink, who had a nice run up the left side and surprised the Nepean keeper with a strong left foot shot.
Mid-fielder Kaitlyn Merkley had a nice pass and setup for Jessica Hartle, but she just couldn’t finish.
The final goal of the game came off a Nepean goal kick which was intercepted by Lesley-Ann Tupper who dangled around the defence and scored through the keeper’s legs.
The Kickers had very nice passes and controlled the ball well. Emily Vanveen was strong on the free kicks, and Keepers Jade Millward and Kailyn Douglas earned the shutout.
Next game is June 25th, at 6:30 p.m. in Iroquois at Seaway High School.
Our senior ladies were out again at bonspiels last week. Alice and Cheryl Thompson, Betty Locke and Sandra Beckstead were in Alexandria for their annual ladies’ bonspiel, renewing acquaintances with a team from Valleyfield, Quebec, (the overall winners,) and the rest from Eastern Ontario.
Our ladies had a pleasant day, although they dropped their morning match against a team from R.C.M.P. and also their afternoon game against Cornwall. Lunch was good, St. Patrick’s Day was the theme, and the weather was fine, so it was another happy outing for the ladies from the Morrisburg club.
The women were curling again last Thursday, with three teams competing in Winchester’s Grandmothers’ bonspiel.
Susan McIntosh, Kathy Norg, Betty Locke and Leanne McCooeye won their matches against Prescott in the morning and Carleton Heights in the afternoon and finished first overall in the bonspiel.
Greta McGann, Claire Locke, Joanne Baker and Linda Murphy won their morning match against Carleton Place, but lost against Buckingham, Quebec. Still, they made it to the prize table along with Susan’s team.
Alice Thompson, Pat Foley, Sandra Beckstead and Nelda Hickman dropped both of their matches, against Carleton Heights in the morning and an R.A. team in the afternoon.
This was an all-day event, with a light breakfast, followed by lunch and dinner, with some curling in between times. Ask some of our local ladies about their grandchildren. Perhaps they’ve hidden some grandmother/grandchild stories from us.
On Saturday, Gretta McGann, Cheryl Thompson, Betty Locke and Linda Murphy were in Prescott for the Ladies’ Invitational Bonspiel there. They dropped their morning match by a point against Manotick, had a fine lunch, with a St. Patrick’s Day theme, and then went out to do battle with a Prescott foursome, which they won, finishing in second place on the day.
Our senior men hosted Winchester for a friendly bonspiel last week. These friendlies consist of three games in the morning followed by a lunch, before the guests head back to their home club.
Representing us were Pete Zeran, Ted Harriman, Maurice Kolff and Paul Dobry, who tied their match, and George Rutley, Arnold Barkley, Paul Gunther, Pete Byvelds, who lost theirs. Our third team of Don O’Brien, Len Bellamy, Glenn Cougler and Robert Martin defeated the visitors. Well done, fellows.
As usual, it was a pleasant day, with good curling, good food, and a chance to visit with friends. We’ve three more teams off to Cornwall for another friendly this week.
Robert Houze, Mahlon Locke, Joe McCooeye, John Toonders and Bev McQueen had their first game in the City of Ottawa Bonspiel last Thursday. They went on to play a total of seven, finally being eliminated on Saturday night. They won one more game than last year, and impressed with their play. Some great curling, fellows!
On Saturday, Susan McIntosh and her committee hosted her last two-person bonspiel of the year at the club, this time with a St. Patrick’s Day theme, including Irish stew! Jim and Wendy Casselman took the “C” division honours over Ron Beaupre and Pete Byvelds, Kathy and Ian Wilson triumphed over Kathy and Anjo Norg in “B”, and Paul St. Pierre and Ginette Gadbois defeated Wally Baker and Al Harriman for the “A” title. Congratulations and thanks to all involved in this money-maker for the club.
Good curling to all!
It was another milestone for two of our senior curlers last week, as a crew from CJOH television dropped in to feature two of our over-ninety curlers, Dwight Gilmer and Eric Orgee. These men have been athletic all of their lives, and it’s an inspiration to the rest of us to see them still active at this age. Keep going, fellows! Remember, Jim Fraser was well over 100 when he retired. The segment should air Friday night during the sportscast on the early news.
Speaking of Jim Fraser, the final senior men’s draw was completed last week, and the trophy named in Jim’s honour was won by – wait for it – Sid Morrell, along with Len Bellamy, Paul Gunther and John Walsh (who had to drop out early in the draw). Some people have beaten Sid, but not often.
Coming in a close second was another top curler, Don O’Brien, with Raymond Benoit, Gerry Thompson and Charlie Farlinger. Organizer Dave King has set up a fine season for us, and we thank him for this, and for the special events he has also arranged. These include the friendlies, the two-person senior bonspiels and other events.
Our senior men visited Cornwall last week for their final friendly matches of the season. The club can accommodate six teams at once, so three from Winchester joined us against the Cornwall hosts.
It’s always good to renew acquaintances and make new friends at these events, and with about 50 curlers present, there were a lot of them. During conversation at lunch we learned that next year Cornwall’s new curling facility will be completely paid for, with $200,000 in reserve. Not bad for a 134 year-old club!
Now to the bad news: our local fellows lost every match. Winchester fared a bit better, winning one game. For the record, the victims were: Martin Schneckenburger, Rick McKenzie, Fred ‘Boomer’ Langlotz and Steve Thompson; George Rutley, Doug Jarvis, Karl Duncan and Dwight Gilmer; Dave King, Ron Brown, Keith Robinson and Ted Harriman. In spite of our lack of success on the ice, we had a very pleasant day, and look forward to more of these events next year.
Last Friday, two teams of senior men drove to Kingston for their final bonspiel of the year. Jack Barkley, Dave King, Doug Jarvis and George Rutley beat a Perth foursome in the morning, and a Brockville team in the afternoon, finishing second on the ‘B’ side.
Sid Morrell, Raymond Benoit, Neil Williams and Al Herriman defeated Carleton Place in their first match, but had a tougher time in the afternoon against a fine Kingston team. Sid had to tap a rock back in the final end to extend the match, but the rock slid one inch too far. As a result, they finished seventh. Still, they each got a small box of steaks for their trouble – not as big a prize as the steaks Jack and his gang brought home, but excellent prizes all the same.
The fellows had high praise for the Royal Kingston Curling Club. They raved about the beautiful facility, the prizes, and the meal the club put on. It was a fitting end to the season for the men, who, aside from the skins games they’ll play at our club this week, have finished for the season.
Curling in the ladies’ Tuesday afternoon curling and their Wednesday night league have finished, with no winner declared in either case, but a sociable wind-up to their seasons, as usual
The daytime mixed curling on Thursday mornings finishes tomorrow, followed by the usual luncheon and trophy presentation for the ten-team league. Good curling to all!