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'Poker run' ready to go

If you've been itching to get out on the snowmobile trails, this weekend is a great time to do it.

The Borderland Snowmobile Club will be holding its first “poker run” of the season on Saturday from Fort Frances to Emo.

Registration is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Fort Frances groomer shack on Eighth Street.

On the brooms

Kian McEvoy, left, and Jordon Bazylewski looked to go hard on their brooms to get this rock down the ice during the Muskie boys' curling rink's 8-5 win over the Red Lake Rams during the NorWOSSA qualifier Monday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The Muskies compiled a 2-2 record over the two-day event.

Curling delivery

Ashley Payne was dialed in as she prepared to throw a rock during the Muskie girls' curling rink's 9-5 win over the Rainy River Owls on Monday afternoon at the NorWOSSA qualifier at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The black-and-gold topped the field with a perfect 4-0 record. See story, more photos on B2.

Sweeping hard

Kirsten Armstrong, left, and Aynsley Williams skillfully swept a rock down the ice during the Rainy River Owls' girls' curling rink's 9-5 loss to the Muskies during the NorWOSSA qualifier here Monday afternoon. The Owls wound up in second place with a 3-1 record.

Ready to unload

Ozzy Hanson got set to unload a shot on the Westfort Rangers' goal during the Fort Frances PeeWee 'AA' Canadians' 1-0 win in the final of their annual home tournament Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Canadians compiled a 4-1 record en route to capturing the gold medal.

Breakaway save

Muskie goalie Jersey Masson got a blocker on this shot attempt by St. Thomas Aquinas Saints' forward Chloe Skead on a breakaway during the third period of the visitors' 3-2 win Thursday night at “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena). Despite her best efforts, Masson suffered the tough-luck loss between the pipes.

Curling qualifier

Katrina Slomke, left, and Andrea Schram got ready to sweep a rock down the ice after Jillian Cousineau released her shot during the Muskie girls' curling team's win over the Rainy River Owls during the NorWOSSA qualifier yesterday afternoon at the Fort France Curling Club. The black-and-gold went a perfect 4-0 over the two-day event.