Friday, April 18, 2014

Sports

Thistles to face Thunder in playoff

The Kenora Thistles will try to avoid being Thunder-struck tonight to keep their Allan Cup hopes alive.
The Thistles, featuring four players with Fort Frances ties on its roster, will take on the South East Prairie Thunder from Manitoba tonight at 6:30 p.m. CT in one of two first-round playoff games at the 2014 Allan Cup national senior men’s hockey championship in Dundas.

Whitehead heading to OFSAA

Heads up, OFSAA badminton hotshots—the Muskie Marauder is heading back for another shot at provincial glory.
Taylor Whitehead was at his birdie-bashing best in Wawa yesterday, as he defended his senior boys singles crown at the NWOSSAA badminton championships yesterday.
Scores and opponents for Whitehead were not available by press time today.

Mayhem close regular season with shutout

Main Street Mayhem had no interest in experiencing a losing streak.
Jaymee Fiset rifled home a season-high five goals and Krista Kellar picked up the shutout as the Mayhem (8-1) crushed Cater 2 U Queens (4-4) by a 10-0 margin in Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League action last night at Fort Frances High School.

Lakers fall in double overtime

The Fort Frances Lakers not only lost the game, but perhaps their No. 1 goalie, as well.
Jason Reynolds scored on an odd-man rush 40 seconds into the second overtime to give the Minnesota Iron Rangers a 5-4 victory in Game 3 of the SIJHL’s best-of-seven Bill Salonen Cup final last night in Hoyt Lakes, Minn.

Hunting not just a man’s world

Another hunting season is in the books for Northwestern Ontario and many would think the adventures of local hunters solely is the telling of manly tales.
But be advised: more than a few pages in this past season’s novel have been authored by a female demographic, which may be small in number but resolute in their determination to carve their own niche in the hunting scene.

Muskie football coach to have familiar helper

The press release from Muskie athletic director Shane Beckett stated the black-and-gold football would have co-coaches this fall—one just learning the job and the other the one who used to have the job.
That job title, though, is all a matter of perspective depending on who one talks to.

Sentinels sweep hoops tourneys

Aaron Bujold proved to be a top gun, while the Robert Moore School Mustangs were left feeling the need for Skead.
Bujold nailed a clutch three-pointer late in the second half as part of his team-high nine points to lift the St. Francis School Sentinels to a 17-11 victory over the Mustangs in the final of Robert Moore’s Grade 8 boys home basketball tournament on Saturday.

Wrestlers place at tourney

For a pair of rookies, Noah Armstrong and Parker Wiersema seem to know their way around a wrestling mat.
The Fort Frances residents were part of the 21-member Mighty Mustangs wrestling team based in International Falls that travelled to the Minnesota Jaycee state wrestling championship in Grand Rapids, Minn. on Saturday.

Aquanauts, Cyclones burn up Kenora pool

It was short, but sweet.
Two teams from Fort Frances prospered in the pool at the Northwestern Ontario Open Swim Meet hosted by the Kenora Swimming Sharks, the final event of the short-course swimming season.
The Fort Frances Aquanaut Swim Team and the Cyclone Swim Club each racked up a bevy of wins and top-three finishes against an array of other clubs from northwestern Ontario.

Vipers ninth at tourney

They were the few, the proud and most likely the very tired by the time they played their last point.
But the Fort Frances Vipers 17U girls club volleyball team continued to make steps forward in their play as they captured ninth place at the Vision Elite 18U volleyball tournament in Winnipeg on April 4-5.

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