Monday, September 1, 2014

Sports

Jr. football camp slated

Aspiring football stars in the intermediate grades are invited to strap on their helmets next week.
The Fort Frances Wolverines junior football team is holding a free three-day training camp starting Tuesday at Fort High.
Those in Grades 7 and 8 interested in playing are asked to attend the camp, which runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each day.

Runner-up finish has Tilbury on hold

With his nemesis nowhere to be found, Jeff Tilbury thought he had a clear road to the Windy City.
But another Manitoban now has put those travel plans on hold.

Lakers to play five pre-season games

The SIJHL champions aren’t too far away from getting their first test of the upcoming season.
Now the squad hopes it will have a roof to put over each of its players’ heads before then.

Godin, Lindsay capture Falls bass tourney

For a last-minute substitute, Bill Godin could have done a whole lot worse than a member of Northwestern Ontario’s first family of bass fishing.
The Devlin resident turned to Kenora’s Dave Lindsay as a partner in a pinch—and the combination worked beautifully as they won the 10th-annual International Falls Bass Championship on Saturday.

Lakers’ pre-season schedule released

Fort Frances Lakers’ fans now can mark their calendars for the squad’s first on-ice endeavours of the coming season.
The team released its five-game pre-season schedule today, which begins here Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. against the Minnesota Iron Rangers.
The Lakers then will host the English River Miners one night later at 7:30 p.m. before hitting the road for their final three tune-ups.

Area duo tops Falls tourney

Whether it’s walleye or bass, Bill Godin has had the champion’s touch this year.
Three months after winning an unprecedented third Emo Walleye Classic with partner Ralph Galusha, the Devlin resident teamed with Kenora’s Dave Lindsay to capture the 10th-annual International Falls Bass Championship on Saturday.
Their winning weight was 33.18 pounds.

Leishman makes Voltigeurs: report

It looks like another Fort Frances Lakers has left the flock—and this one has local connections.
According to a report in Sunday’s edition of L’Express newspaper in Drummondville, Que., forward Hunter Leishman has been confirmed as having earned a roster spot with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Braves at native provincials

The Big Grassy Braves are taking on a big challenge.
A large part of the core of the two-time defending Rainy River District Fastball League champions will be in Parry Sound this weekend for the All-Ontario Native Fastball Championships.

Babes take semifinal thriller

Never, ever count out a champion.
The Redgut Babes will get a chance to defend their Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League title after a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh carried them to a 9-8 win over Northwest Bay in their semifinal matchup at the Rodrick and Telford Bruyere Ball Field on Couchiching First Nation last night.

Wolves chew up Warriors

Beef’s Warriors learned on Tuesday to never wake a sleeping pack of Wolves.
After falling behind 4-0 before even getting to the plate, the Sight & Sound Wolves manufactured a massive 14-run second inning and coasted from there to a 19-5 victory at VanJura Park to prevent the Warriors from moving on in the Rainy River District Fastball League playoffs.

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