Kitchen Creek crowns club champs


Mike Sande, Gerry Hercun, and Nancy Evans were the big winners at the Kitchen Creek club championships on Sunday.
Sande shot a 79 to beat Kyle Turgeon by two strokes to claim the men’s crown while Hercun carded a 76 to edge out Greg Tighe by a single stroke to claim the senior men’s title.
Evans, meanwhile, had a 92 to pull out a two-shot victory over Judi Dicky and Nettie Kaufman to claim the women’s crown.
Taking third in the men’s division was Chris Sinclair (81), who also serves as head coach of the Muskie golf team.
Dwayne Sinclair nabbed third in the senior men’s division with a 78.
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The Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association is holding a four-day development camp this week at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena) that kicked off Monday and runs through Thursday.
The first two days were led by Canadian Olympic gold-medallist and world champion hockey player Katie Weatherston, who is from Thunder Bay originally.
“I am excited to be coming to Fort Frances to work with the girls’ hockey association!” Weatherston said in a comment on the FFWGHA’s Facebook page.
“I am sure I will see some familiar faces and some new ones, as well.
“[We] will be spending a lot of time on skating and shooting,” she added, stressing “it’s all about proper technique.”
Today’s and tomorrow’s sessions will be led by instructor Joe West from Manitoba. West has a long résumé of hockey experience as both a player and a coach in North America and Europe.
“Looking forward to be in Fort Frances again,” West wrote in a Facebook post.
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Both the Muskie boys’ and girls’ hockey teams will be holding try-outs over the next few weeks at the Memorial Sports Centre.
The boys’ kicked theirs off Monday, and also will hold them today and tomorrow from 3:45-5:15 p.m.
The girls’ try-outs will run next Monday through Thursday (Sept. 24-27) from 3:45-5:15 p.m.
Registration will take place prior to the first try-out.
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It was another up-and-down week for former Muskie Chelsea Kabatay and the rest of the Rainy River Community College Voyageurs’ women’s volleyball team.
The Voyageurs (4-8) downed the Vermilion CC Ironwomen 3-1 last Wednesday night by scores of 25-17, 25-12, 25-27, and 25-16.
Kabatay had an impressive 16 kills in that one while also registering four digs.
But the squad then dropped both of its matches Saturday, starting with a 3-0 sweep (16-25, 18-25, and 11-25) at the hands of the Northland CTC Pioneers.
Kabatay had seven kills and five digs to lead the Voyageurs.
They followed that up by falling in four sets to the Itasca CC Vikings (Grand Rapids) by scores of 16-25, 17-25, 25-23, and 23-25.
Kabatay recorded eight kills and five digs in a losing effort.
The Voyageurs will look to get back on track today when they take on both Gogebic Community College and Vermilion.
Then they’ll cap the week by hosting the Pioneers on Friday at 6:30 p.m. before welcoming the Central Lakes Raiders on Saturday at noon.