The 11th-annual “Gun and Hobby Show” had a little bit of everything to offer for those on hand Saturday at the Fort Frances Curling Club. From displays of various rifles to hand-crafted wooden furniture, outdoor enthusiasts were able to see what merchants had available. New to this year's event was Dave Ostby displaying his extensive collection of quality rods and reels.
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The opportunity to play for a competitive team has presented itself for a local soccer player.
Andros Bruyere, who just turned 13, recently tried out for the Thunder Bay Chill 14U team and impressed the coaching staff.
Bruyere's father, Alex, was in Thunder Bay delivering the Soccer Northwest insurance payment for the Fort Frances Soccer League.
The tune-ups are done, let the regular season commence.
Both the Muskie boys' and girls' soccer teams, who had strong showings over the weekend at their final pre-season tournaments in Winnipeg, kicked off the regular season today by hosting the Kenora Broncos and Dryden Eagles (results weren't known as of press time).
Local residents checked out the 11th-annual “Gun and Hobby Show” held Saturday at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The day-long event was well-attended and with more than 90 vendors on hand, it shaped up to be the largest one to date here.
Connor Sandelovich of the local Fort Frances Aquanauts gave his best effort in the pool Saturday afternoon during the club's annual “0-100” swim meet at the Memorial Sports Centre pool. Sandelovich earned medals in each of his eight events, including two golds and six silvers.
Muskie Carson Noga blazed down the track during the boys' 400m dash at the Bronco Booster Track & Field Invite varsity meet held last Tuesday at Falls High School. Noga sprinted his way to a sixth-place finish, clocking in with a time of 59.13.
Muskies Lexi Gate, front, and Tori Toriseva tried to maintain a good pace during the girls' 1,600m race at the Bronco Booster Track & Field Invite varsity meet last Tuesday at Falls High School. Gate finished in fourth place (6:26:00) while Toriseva was right behind in fifth (6:28.73).
Despite losing some members to the soccer teams, the Muskie track-and-field contingent continues to roll.
That was evident again Monday at the Lake of the Woods meet in Baudette, Mn.
Fort High was the scene for a district rivalry Monday afternoon.
Both the Muskies and Rainy River Owls girls' and boys' soccer teams got prepared for their seasons with exhibition games against each other.
It was the Owls who came out on top on the girls' side, claiming the match by a 3-1 score.
Jason Kabel stepped in take over as president of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association for next season at its annual general meeting last Tuesday night in the conference room of the Ice For Kids Arena.
Wayne Strachan, head coach and general manager of the Fort Frances Lakers, was president last season but chose to step down with a year left in his term.