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FFCBC launch (2018)

The duo of John Balaski and Chad Budde hit the water early this morning as part of the first flight launch that kicked off the 24th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship which runs today through Saturday. Balaski and Budde are one of 94 teams vying for the $20,000 first-place prize this year. Weigh-ins being at 3:30 p.m. both today and tomorrow, and then at 3 p.m.

Incoming!

Mika Kooistra of Al's Racquet Stringing had her eyes locked on the incoming ball during her squad's 3-0 win against La Place Rendez-Vous in Borderland Soccer League women's division action last Tuesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field. Al's snapped its two-game losing streak with the victory.

Flopping fish

Cameron Mosbeck held on tightly so his fish didn't flop away as his partner and uncle, Dallas Mosbeck, looked on during the top-five boat parade at the 18th-annual “Castin For Cash” bass tournament Saturday afternoon. The Emo natives followed up their second-place finish last year by placing fifth this time around with a two-day haul of 25.60 pounds. See story, more photos B1.

Vball camp

The Fort Frances Vipers hosted a volleyball camp last Tuesday through Saturday at Fort High and J.W. Walker School. The camp, which ran from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day and was open to both boys and girls, focused on all the fundamentals of volleyball so the young athletes could improve their skills.

Deft footwork

Joey Angus of CJ Contracting tried to dangle the ball around Cole Magill of Manitou Forest Products during his squad's 5-0 win in Borderland Soccer League men's division action last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field. CJ then won its fifth-straight game Monday night with a 1-0 shutout of Centra Pipelines and next will face Manitou again tonight.

Swinging bunt

Heather Leishman of the Fort Frances Mud Dogs hit a soft grounder during her squad's 14-1 loss to the Red Gut Babes in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.