Friday, August 22, 2014

Sports

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.

Nowak behind Muskie football push

When it comes to Muskie football, Matthew Nowak isn’t going to sit quietly in the shadows anymore.
With the team’s main training camp having begun on Monday, the Grade 11 defensive back is intent on rallying both his school and his community to support the black-and-gold gridiron program.

Fort teams have varying success at World Series

They had a howling good time, no matter what the scoreboard said.
The Fort Frances Young Wolves and their spinoff collective, the Sight & Sound U-23 Wolves, took part in the ‘A’ and Men’s Under-23 divisions, respectively, of the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) World Series in the Quad Cities region of Iowa and Illinois.

Gustafson wins again at Atikokan Bass Classic

If losing is the best teacher, Bryan Gustafson must have received the equivalent of a Masters degree last month.
The last two weeks, he’s been taking the competition to school while working on his PHD—Plentiful Heaps of Dough.

Olson, Beaudry rule ‘Splash and Dash’

Dwayne Olson lives in Winnipeg and helps organize triathlons in Sioux Narrows.
On Sunday, he owned Point Park.
Olson took the lead early and left the pack behind to win the male division and finish first place overall with a time of 36:12 at the second-annual “Splash and Dash” event put on by the Rainy Lake Triathlon Club.

Taggs, ITS capture soccer titles

Ask Jess Caul three months ago what she figured her biggest contribution to Taggs/Source for Sports would be this season and the last answer she probably would have given would have been her goalkeeping.

Fort beat at World Series

Two Fort Frances teams received early exits at the North American Fastpitch World Series in the Quad Cities region of Iowa and Illinois this past weekend.
The Fort Frances Young Wolves finished 3-2 in the NAFA ‘A’ portion of the tournament.
Meanwhile, the Sight & Sound Wolves 23-U team went 0-3 in Pool A in the NAFA men’s 23-and-under competition.

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