Parent wins three medals

On his final day of competition Friday at the Canada Games in Regina, 16-year-old Alex Parent captured yet another medal, placing third in the men’s 200-m I.M. to claim his second bronze in as many days.
Later Friday, the Fort Frances native finished in fifth place in the 50-m freestyle event.
Parent, who had commitments in Winnipeg earlier this week and could not be reached for comment, collected a total of three medals at the Canada Games, including gold in the 100-m freestyle and a bronze in the 100-m breaststroke.
Parent competed in a total of six different events at the Games, which wrap up later this week. The swimming competition, however, is already finished.
At the conclusion of Week One, Ontario led the provincial standings with a total of 144 flag points. B.C. was in second place with 128 points, 6.5 points ahead of third-place Quebec.
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The Borderland Soccer Association will crown its 2005 champs this week.
The women’s final is set for tonight (Aug. 17) at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Francis Sportsfields. By virtue of being the top team during the regular season, Curves earned an automatic berth into the championship game.
Gillons’ and Taggs met last night in the semi-final, with Taggs posting a 6-2 victory to earn the other berth in the final.
On the men’s side, second-ranked Taggs and Gillons’, who finished third in the regular-season standings, will face off tonight for a spot in the final. That games gets underway at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Sportsfields.
Subway, the top-ranked team heading into the playoffs, and Emo met in the other men’s semi-final last night, with Subway notching a 4-1 victory to advance to the championship game.
The men’s final is slated to get underway at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow night (Aug. 18), also at the St. Francis Sportsfields.
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A handful of local athletes took part in the first-ever Borealis Multi-Sport Triathlon/Duathlon, which was held Sunday in Kenora.
Both Jan Vassbotn and Bob Tkachuk competed in the men’s sprint duathlon, which featured a 2.3-km trail run, followed by a 21.7-km bike and then another 5.3-km run.
Vassbotn finished ninth, posting a time of 1:40:29, just two places ahead of Tkachuk, who completed the extremely hilly course in 1:47:14.
David Matice, meanwhile, competed in the men’s individual sprint triathlon—a 750-m swim, 21.7-km bike, and 5.3-km run—and posted a time of 1:18:14, which was good enough for second place in the men’s 40-49 division.
Finally, Jeff Tilbury and Wendy Nelson teamed up in the mixed sprint duathlon relay, placing second. Tilbury completed the 2.3-km trail run and 21.7-km bike before handing off to Nelson, who completed the 5.3-km run to the finish line.
They posted a combined time of 1:28:39.
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Stratton teens Kyle Jewett and Austin Zin will travel to Kingston, Ont. later this week to compete in the Canadian Sea Cadet National Regatta, which is slated to get underway next Monday on Lake Ontario.
Both Jewett and Zin have been living on the Pacific Coast, where they are spending the summer as counsellors and sailing instructors at a cadet camp in Comox, B.C.
They qualified for the four-day national regatta back in June, when they finished first at a regional competition in Gimli, Man. They will be one of four teams representing the Prairie region at the national regatta.
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Both Kitchen Creek and Heron Landing were well-represented at Monday’s two-player pro scramble at the Kenora Golf and Country Club.
Heron Landing head pro Brian Johnstone and Johnny Lundon, an apprentice pro at Kitchen Creek, teamed up to shoot an eight-under par 64, bettering Kitchen Creek pros Steve Wood and Glen Mills by one stroke.
Johnstone and Lundon placed third at the event, which drew about 18 teams from across Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba. Wood and Mills placed fourth.
Dean and Billy North won the one-day event, firing a blazing 14-under 58.

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