By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

A pair of junior volleyball players are in southern Ontario this week meeting other players from across the province and working on their skills at a higher level. As part of the Team Ontario Regional Program, Payton Dolyny and Caleigh Counselor — both heading into Grade 10 at Fort Frances […]

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer
dadam@fortfrances.com

Greg Swire and his younger brother Grant are going to spend three full days in a boat together this weekend when they compete in the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship (FFCBC). They’ve done it together just once before, and Greg says it was no problem for them. “We both get […]

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On Saturday the Rainy River District mens and women’s fastball leagues will host three games at the Stratton Ball Field. The games start at 2:30 p.m. with a youth vs veterans game, then the women’s all-star game is set to start at 4:30; concluding with the feature Rainy River District […]

The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced last week that it will ice a complement of seven teams for the 2022-23 season, which will not include the Thief River Falls Norskies. Thief River Falls joined the SIJHL for the 2016-‘17 season and were full-time members of the league until the […]

By Darren Derendorf
Staff writer/sales
dderendorf@fortfrances.com

With rain popping up all around the district Saturday, no one could have found a more hopeful group than the weekend warriors of the Emo Speedway. With rain still in the forecast the pits slowly began to fill with drivers ready to take action, but as the track was almost […]

This week we sat down with driver of the #99 Wissota Midwest Modified Glen Strachan. What is your favourite race track food? Nothing can beat an Emo Speedway cheeseburger! At what age did you start racing? I was 21 years old. Why did you start racing? Racing for me started […]

By Darren Derendorf

As the early week rains finally quit and our outdoor shop floor began to dry up it was time to crawl back under the cars and began preparations for race night. Although the #80 performed well on Saturday the transmission still slipped a little bit so I chose to take […]

For 18 years, Terry Ogden was a fixture behind the Fort Frances High School Muskie boys hockey team bench. He crafted a winning tradition on the ice that is unsurpassed on the NORWOSSA circuit. Ogden led the Muskies to All-Ontario Championships 11 times as head coach. Under Ogden’s leadership the […]

By Allan Bradbury
Staff Writer
abradbury@fortfrances.com

A group of young volleyball players from Rainy River First Nations (RRFN) are looking for local support to get to Ottawa for the Ontario Indigenous Summer Games. Tammy Horton has been coaching the group for several months now after a parent brought the idea to her. “They held tryouts in […]

After the long weekend of racing action, and an important weekend of racing coming up, all the driver’s were looking to keep their noses clean and prepare for the Afco Race of Champions in one week. Despite trying to save equipment it didn’t meant that the drivers weren’t still going […]

By Darren Derendorf
Staff writer/sales
dderendorf@fortfrances.com

After a couple successful weeks of having the #80 car make it through an entire night of racing it was time to make the car fully legal, adding ballast. Since owning the car I haven’t needed to worry about meeting the minimum weight requirement of 3150 lbs as I’ve been […]