Arpin takes third in season-finale

Staff

Steve Arpin capped the inaugural Americas Rallycross (ARX) season by placing third in the World Rallycross USA held over the weekend at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Tex.
Scott Speed of Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross claimed the title while teammate Tanner Foust did all he could in the last round by taking the victory and maximum points in Texas.
Foust won semi-final #1, having taken a point out of Speed’s championship lead at the intermediate classification.
But by winning semi-final #2, Speed was assured of the title as long as he just started the final to claim the one point required to be the champion.
He took the start on the front row alongside pole-sitter Foust, then went straight for the joker as Foust took the hole-shot into turn #1 ahead of Loenbro Hoonigan’s Arpin.
Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen and Patrik Sandell of Subaru Rally Team USA followed Speed into turn #1 joker, with Sandell making a last-moment change of decision to take the non-standard line.
Arpin took his joker on the third lap and was passed by Speed–but held onto third place.
Foust then took his joker on lap #4 but held onto the lead to take his second win of the inaugural ARX season, with Speed finishing second.
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It was a tough week for former Muskie Chelsea Kabatay and the rest of the Rainy River Community College Voyageurs women’s volleyball team.
The Voyageurs were swept in both of their matches, dropping their record to 6-12 overall and to 2-5 within their conference.
Last Tuesday night, the host Mesabi Range CTC gave the Voyageurs fits, winning in straight sets by scores of 6-25, 16-25, and 17-25.
Kabatay had just three kills and three digs in that one.
Then Saturday afternoon, the host Itasca CC Vikings delivering yet another sweep (23-21, 21-25, and 21-25).
Kabatay had a better performance in that one, recording eight kills along with eight digs.
The Voyageurs next are in action tonight when they visit the Hibbing CC Cardinals at 6:30 p.m.
Then they’ll travel to Oak Hills on Monday (Oct. 8) for a 6 p.m. match.
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Cole Tymkin is off to an impressive offensive start with the OHL’s London Knights this season.
Now in this third year with the club, the Rainy River native has notched three goals and an assist through the Knights’ first three games.
Most recently, the forward had the game-winning goal in London’s 4-2 win Saturday night over the host Flint Firebirds.
He tallied the marker with 1:07 left in the first period.
The Knights next are in action tomorrow night when they head to Windsor to take on the Spitfires.
Then they’ll cap the week by hosting the Owen Sound Attack on Friday night.