Wednesday, July 29, 2015


BP nabs first win

It was like coming out of a long stretch of solitary confinement for that first breath of fresh air in the prison exercise yard.
Jodi Easton scored twice as Boston Pizza finally ended its season-long disappointment by registering its first win—a 3-1 victory over Al’s Racquet Stringing in Borderland Soccer League women’s division action last night.

Brother duo capture FFCBC title

From being a last-minute addition to the field that finished in 58th place on their first try to reaching the pinnacle, Steve and Scott Sandberg have travelled a long river together.

Vous ties with Manitou

The young guys are starting to figure this out.
Ian Jodoin and Joey Angus each scored once as the third-place La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs battled first-place Manitou Forest Products to a 2-2 draw in Borderland Soccer League men’s division play last night.

Big start sparks Warriors to win

Jeremiah Windego delivered a bomb, then gave a blunt observation after touching home plate.
“Playoffs, boys!”
His teammates got the message loud and clear.

Father-son team grab Day 1 lead

“So the last shall be first. . . .” (Matthew 20:16).
Such was the case for the local father-son duo of Luc and Brale Levesque, who recorded 18.79 pounds to take the lead after Day 1 of the 21st-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship yesterday.
They were designated as Team #95—the last pairing on the start list for the tournament.

Homer ends all-star game

Jeff Morrison’s pitching acumen is well-known throughout Rainy River District.
But with the game on the line Tuesday evening, the Manitou Thunderbirds’ ace showed he’s got a mighty live bat to go along with that arm.

Al’s hand Vous first loss

Al’s Racquet Stringing found a pair of hats that fit just right.
Claire Crichton and Katie Beninger each netted hat tricks to lead Al’s to a 6-5 upset of the La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs in Borderland Soccer League women’s division action last night.

SIJHL looking south

The man behind trying to bring an SIJHL team to Kenora is looking to double down on his expansion investments.
An article in Tuesday’s edition of the Thief River Falls Times/Northern Watch stated Kevin McCallum of Thunder Bay was investigating the possibility of getting the Minnesota city its own team for the 2016-17 season.

Lady Raiders give payback to Juniors

The Couchiching Lady Raiders started off with a small ball strategy and worked up their way to post an exclamation mark with the long ball.
Stephanie Racine and Darcy Jones each belted homers last night as the Lady Raiders snapped a five-game losing streak with a 12-7 win over the visiting Fort Frances Juniors in the opening round of the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League playoffs.

Local runner training for thrill in ‘Big Apple’

If she can make it there, she’s gonna make it anywhere.
Jane Wyder is in the midst of rigorous training as she gets ready for Nov. 1 and the prestigious TCS New York City Marathon—one of the most famous competitive races in the world.

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