Sports briefs — March 6, 2018

Published Mar 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

Valentine League championship games Sunday

The Valentine Girls Basketball League division championship games will be held on Sunday at Rome Free Academy.

Tipping off the championship Sunday slate will be the 3rd-4th grade division championship at 12, followed by the 5th-6th grade championship tilt at 1:30 p.m. The 5th-6th grade division is double elimination and if needed, the second game will be played at 5.

The 7th-12th grade division championship game will be played at 3.

Utica Curling Club to host Bonspiel

WHITESTOWN — The Utica Curling Club is set to host the 134-year old Gordon International Bonspiel on March 15-18.

Several of this years matches will also be played at the Rochester Curling Club.

Since 1890, the bonspiel has alternated between the United States and Canada and this will be the 26th time that the Utica Curling Club has hosted. Each country will enter 20 teams and play four matches, two friendlies and two competitive matches. The outcome is determined by the total number of stones scored by each side in both of the competitive matches.

The Canadians lead the all-time series, 91-31, but the U.S. has been victorious four of the last seven years, with three wins coming in Montreal.

The Utica Curling Club invites the public to view any of the matches.