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Blind Hackers win Lake Tahoe Epic Curling championship

Tribune staff report
The Rockin’ Hazard Guys and Rockin’ Hazard Gals join together after facing off in the last week of the Lake Tahoe Epic Curling season Sunday at SLT Ice Arena.
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LTEC Final Standings

Blind Hackers 5-1

Yes We Macan 4-1-1

Rockin’ Hazard Guys 4-2

Rockin’ Hazard Gals 3-3

Team Newbie 2-4

Red Hut 1-4-1

Fishsticks 1-5

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe Epic Curling has officially crowned its first ever three-time league champion. The Blind Hackers featuring teammates Phil and Jeanne Ward along with Kim and Greg Felton, narrowly edged out Yes We Macan for the title with a season record of 5-1.

Blind Hackers clinched the championships with a 7-3 victory over the Rockin’ Hazard Gals on March 15. It marked the second title for the Wards, who had previously curled on The Hacks; for the Feltons, whose previous team was the Blind Squirrelers, it was their third championship.

This season featured the tightest league race in recent memory, as the top three teams all finished within one game in the Sunday night league. As newly crowned champion Jeanne Ward noted, “Each week’s game presents unique challenges.”

Husband Phil Ward added, “Some of our new curlers really showed a lot of improvement by the end.”

LTEC will start its spring league on the evening of Sunday, April 12. Those who have tried curling before are welcome to come out this Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. to practice and play pick-up games, while new curlers can sign up for a learn-to-curl session April 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. by emailing info@tahoecurling.com. Competitors ages 12 and older are welcome to attend.

Lake Tahoe Epic Curling results (Week 6)

Yes We Macan 7, Fishsticks 3

Rockin’ Hazard Guys 7, Rockin’ Hazard Gals 1

Team Newbie 10, Red Hut 3

Bye: Blind Hackers