Friday, May 22, 2015

Sports

Pirates sail past Warriors

Likening the Fort Frances Pirates’ lineup to the “Murderers’ Row” of the 1927 N.Y. Yankees may be giving too much credit—to the Yankees.
The Pirates sent 14 men to the plate en route to a 10-run third inning that keyed a 20-4 victory over Windey’s Warriors in Rainy River District Fastball League action last night at Couchiching.

Runners make strides

They were the few, the proud, and likely the exhausted.
Two runners from Rainy River District put themselves to the test at the Half-Way Motors Fire Fighters 10-Mile Road Race in Thunder Bay on Monday.
Morningstar Tom of Morson placed 150th out of 317 finishers in the female division with a time of 1:32.47.
Katie McGee of Duluth captured first place (1:00.28).

Lakers’ tryouts date set

With their best season in franchise history barely behind them, the Fort Frances Lakers already are setting their sights on next year.
It was announced yesterday that the Lakers will hold their annual open tryouts July 17-19 at Bronco Arena in International Falls.

Lady Raiders snuff out Blaze

It was feast or famine for Karma Andy and the defence behind her.
The Couchiching Lady Raiders used two big innings to down Andy and the visiting Manitou Blaze 12-3 in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League action last night.
Andy, whose pitching led the Blaze (0-1) to the league final last year before they lost to the Red Gut Babes, fanned 16 in her season debut.

Morrison magical in Thunderbirds’ debut

Jeff Morrison has taken his act to a new home but it’s still a show-stopper.
Morrison has been his usual nearly unhittable self in pitching the Manitou Thunderbirds to a first-place tie with the Barwick Blue Knights at 2-0 in the early goings of the Rainy River District Fastball League season.

Muskie girls nab bye to final

Shane Beckett’s team knew they had a reason to take the day off and a better reason not to.
The Muskie boys’ soccer coach was pleased to see his team take care of business yesterday in Kenora with two more wins to complete an undefeated NorWOSSA regular season in first place with a 6-0 record.

Stock car season ‘in jeopardy’

Cold, wet weather already has given enough of a headache to the Borderland Racing Association this spring.
But a dwindling volunteer base may freeze the 2015 stock car racing season altogether.

Ross helps Terriers to national title

It was the ultimate birthday present for Davis Ross—and it hardly mattered it came a day late.
“I still can’t believe it,” said the Fort Frances native and defenceman for the Portage Terriers, who won their first national Junior ‘A’ hockey title since 1973 with a 5-2 win over the Carleton Place Canadians on Sunday in the final of the RBC Cup in Portage la Prairie, Man.

Larson proud despite tough loss

After reaching the high point of his junior career, Jordan Larson found out how sudden and how painful the descent can be.
The Fort Frances native was left watching in searing frustration, along with the rest of his Carleton Place Canadians teammates, as the host Portage Terriers revelled in the wake of Sunday’s 5-2 win in the RBC Cup final.

Youth spiker draws interest

It’s not her home province but Manitoba could end up being Adyson Wilson-Hands’ home in the near future.
The 14-year-old Fort Frances resident has attracted attention from some of the top amateur volleyball scouts after her showing with the Fort Frances 14U Vipers at the Manitoba Volleyball Association provincial championships last month in Winnipeg.

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