Sports briefs

Alex Parent touched the wall first at the Lawson Aquatic Centre in Regina yesterday morning in the 100m freestyle event at the Canada Games.
The 16-year-old Fort Frances swimmer clocked in at 1:04:85, with second place going to Kenneth Loyst, also a member of Team Ontario, with a time of 1:07.23.
Four swimmer competed in the race.
It was Parent’s first of six events he will be swimming at the Canada Games as a member of Team Ontario.
The swimming portion is slated to wrap up this Friday (Aug. 12) although the Games themselves will continue until Aug. 20.
• • •
Thirteen-year-old Amanda Beauregard claimed five medals at the Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games held July 28-31 in Niagara Falls that was attended by more than 800 athletes.
She captured gold medals in the long jump and shot put events, a silver in the 100m, and bronze in both the 200m and 400m events.
Lisa Gushulak also did well by claiming bronze medals in the 200m and 400m events, as well as the long jump, while Arlan Scott brought home a silver medal in the 100m and a bronze medal in the 200m.
• • •
Greg Beller, 18, recently drafted by the N.Y. Rangers in the NHL’s entry draft, arrived into New York on Monday for the team’s development camp that wraps up Friday.
The camp, which will include on-ice practice sessions as well as off-ice training and nutrition, will be overseen by the Rangers’ coaching staff of Tom Remney, Perry Pearn, Mike Pelino, Benoit Allaire, and Adam Graves.
The players’ daily workouts are expected to run from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., with additional three-on-three scrimmages on select evenings.
• • •
The annual Kitchen Creek Classic is slated for this weekend and anyone interested in participating in the two-day event can phone the course at 274-4653 to add their name.
The cost is $110, which includes a practice round on Friday, the two days of golf, and a steak dinner on Saturday night. Prizes are also up for grabs.
• • •
The Schreiber Diesels, the newest team in the Superior International Junior Hockey League, will be holding a tryout camp at the Fort William First Nations Arena on Aug. 20-21 from 1-3 p.m. both days.
For more information, call Crystal or Bill MacLaurin at 1-807-623-2977.
• • •
The Fort Frances Visserettes and Boys Gymnastics Club held its annual raffle on July 31 with a number of prizes being handed out.
•First prize ($500)—Louis Cousineau;
•Second prize (a 19” Sylvania TV valued at $159.99)—Marie Johnson;
•Third prize (a one-night stay in a jacuzzi suite at the Super 8 valued at $150)—Kelly Agar;
•Fourth prize (a one-night stay at the Island View bed and breakfast valued at $109—Greg Herrmann;
•Fifth prize (a birthday gift certificate at the Fort Frances Gymnastics Club valued at $100)—Ramiro Matias; and
•Sixth prize (a fire extinguisher from Fort Frances General Supply valued at $62—Julia Carlson.
Registration for the gymnastics club will be held there Aug. 24-25 and Sept. 1-2 from 5-8 p.m. each day.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail