Brady nabs feature win in Kenora


Dayton Brady of Devlin nabbed the checkered flag in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds feature at the new Lake of the Woods Speedway in Kenora on Sunday.
Former Emo resident Christopher Leek was second while other local driver, Ritchie Lapointe, was fourth and newcomer Brendan Morand finished sixth.
In the Pure Stock class, Wes Morriseau finished fifth, with Doug Derendorf right behind in sixth place.
A few area drivers also were in Superior, Wis. for a three-day invitational over the weekend. Brady Caul of Fort Frances, racing in the Modifieds division, was sixth in the ‘B’ features both Friday and Saturday but failed to advance to the main events.
In the Midwest Modifieds, Jamie Davis of Fort Frances took sixth in Saturday’s feature and while placing 15th on Friday.
Wyatt Boyum of International Falls was sixth on Friday and then ninth on Saturday while Tanner Williamson of here was 20th on Friday but failed to reach Saturday’s ‘A’ main feature.
And in Grand Rapids, Mn., Brody Strachan of Emo was 11th in Saturday’s Modifieds feature at the River Cities Speedway after failing to start on Friday.
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The International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat team competed in the Louisville Dragon Boat Festival this past weekend and earned a silver medal in its division, clocking in at 58.78 to finish just behind MB’s Flying Car (58.09) in the Travel division.
This weekend also was significant for the club as it was the final “passing of the baton” as coach Annely Armstrong-Thorstad said goodbye to the team and passed the coaching duties onto the previous assistant coach, Mike Wu.
Armstrong-Thorstad had left the IBWDB Foundation Board last spring to pursue professional coaching, and in June was recruited and hired by Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. to coach and build their dragon boat program.
She began working for the park on June 25 and has been mentoring the Boundary Waters team as they finished out this season.
Armstrong-Thorstad said Nathan Benderson is a world-class rowing facility and the park staff currently is preparing for the World Rowing Masters Regatta that will be held there at the end of September.
In related club news, Boundary Waters paddler Jessie Reed-Ellman, from International Falls, completed her first Team USA camp in DC last month and will be moving on to the next camp in Tampa, Fla.
There is a GoFundMe page set up for her to help with travel costs related to her bid for the U.S. national team.
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It was a week of mixed results for former Muskie Chelsea Kabatay and the rest of the Rainy River Community College Voyageurs women’s volleyball team.
RRCC grabbed its first MCAC win this season last week in defeating Hibbing CC in four sets by scores of 25-21, 25-19, 22-25, and 28-26.
Kabatay had a big night for the Voyageurs, registering 18 kills and 17 digs.
The Voyageurs then compiled a 1-2 record at the Anoka-Ramsey Golden Rams tournament in Coon Rapids, losing their opener 3-0 (12-25, 16-26, and 13-25) to the Dakota County Technical Blue Knights (Rosemount) before also getting swept 3-0 (15-25, 18-25, and 13-25) by St. Thomas JV.
The Voyageurs did end on a good note, however, by sweeping the host Rams 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, and 25-20).
RRCC resumes action tonight when it visits Vermilion CC for a 6:30 p.m. start.
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Kevin Webb claimed the championship flight title at the Kitchen Creek Classic back on Aug. 12, shooting rounds of 71 and 72 for a one-under 143 total.
Taylor Jorgenson was second (70-76) while Jordan Davis took third (72-75).
Mike Dick claimed the second flight title, shooting rounds of 82 and 77 for a 159 total.
In other news, the club championship weekend has been rescheduled to this Sunday (Sept. 16), with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Divisions include men’s, ladies’, seniors’, and juniors’ for a cost of $20/person.
To sign up, call Kitchen Creek pro shop at 274-4653 or drop by in person.
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The Northwest Bay Beavers claimed the ‘A’-side final of the Kakebeka Falls ladies’ fastball tournament over the weekend.
In an all-Rainy River District championship final, the Beavers cruised to an 11-2 romp over the Fort Frances Mud Dogs.
It was a great tournament that featured excellent sportsmanship and also was well-run.