Vernon Red Barons third Zach Sholdice delivers a rock in the Inter City Curling League playoffs.

Vernon Red Barons third Zach Sholdice delivers a rock in the Inter City Curling League playoffs.

Red Barons shoot down opponents

The Vernon Red Barons hurried hard to clinch first place in their division at the Inter City Curling League’s playoffs

The Vernon Red Barons hurried hard to clinch first place in their division at the Inter City Curling League’s playoffs at the Vernon Curling Club.

The Red Barons feature skip Connor Applegate, 12, third Zach Sholdice, 11, second Emily Sholdice, nine and lead Dane Beaton, nine. They are coached by Applegate’s grandfather, Jack Applegate, 82.

The league wound up on March 6 at the Kelowna Curling Club with a skins game played for ‘gold’ coins. The game wass followed by an awards banquet where Applegate and his team received their first-place trophy.

The league hosts 17 teams of junior curlers ranging in age from seven to 18 from across the Thompson Okanagan area.

With three divisions, the league offers opportunities to all levels of curlers to play in a competitive league.