The hops trial at the Emo Agricultural Research Station (EARS) is coming along well this season and will need to be strung shortly as they continue to grow. The first hops trial in the district was grown at EARS last year and saw great success considering the district's climate. -Submitted photo
Declan Webb (#22) was surrounded by a pair of Dryden Eagles as he attempted to fire the loose ball away during the Muskie boys' soccer team's 4-1 win last Wednesday afternoon in NorWOSSA action in Dryden. The Muskies (4-0) also blanked the Kenora Broncos 3-0 earlier that day to lock-up a first-place bye to the NorWOSSA final, with a double-header still remaining today close out the regular season against the Eagles and host Broncos.
Cole Tymkin fouled off a tough pitch during the Fort Frances Braves' 16-2 romp over Windey's Warriors in Rainy River District Fastball League action last Thursday night at VanJura. Tymkin crushed a lead-off homer in the third inning to help the two-time defending champion Braves start the season with a 2-0 record.
Pasquel Shortreed was locked in a battle for the ball with a Dryden Eagles' opponent during the Muskie girls' soccer team's 2-2 draw last Wednesday afternoon in Dryden. Montana Plasky scored her team-leading third goal in the Muskies' 1-0 win over the Broncos earlier that day while Kathryn Fischer and Alina Eldridge bulged the twine in the draw with the Eagles. The top-ranked Muskies (2-0-2) will conclude the NorWOSSA regular season today with a double-header against the Eagles and host Kenora Broncos.
Tanner Williamson claimed his first feature win while racing in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified division Saturday night during the season opener for the Borderland Racing Association. Williamson started the feature in eighth position out of 11 cars and wheeled his car to victory lane for the first time.
Today at approximately 8:30 a.m., members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received two reports of stolen vehicles from callers residing in the Town of Fort Frances.
One of the vehicles has been recovered; however, the second vehicle is still outstanding. The outstanding vehicle was last seen at approximately 4 a.m. on the 200 block of Third Street East in Fort Frances.
Another meet led to another plethora of excellent finishes for the Muskie track-and-field team last week.
The black-and-gold competed hard and made its mark at the Last Chance Invite varsity meet held in Baudette, Mn. on Thursday.
The Muskies finished 1-2 in the boys' 100m dash, with Carson Noga snaring gold (11.78) and Ryan Stewart taking silver (12.11).