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DU auction item

This hand-crafted wooden Canada geese replica, courtesy of Ray Coran, will be among the items up for auction this Friday (May 11) at the annual Ducks Unlimited banquet at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Tickets, which cost $50 each or two for $90, are still available at the Fort Frances Times office.

Heading ball

Zak Quran of the Rainy River Owls looked to knock down a towering pass with a swift header during his squad's 5-0 loss to the Sioux Lookout Warriors on Thursday afternoon at Rainy River High School. The Owls also were blanked by that same score that morning by the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora). See story, more photos on B2.

Mixed start to Owls' season

Both Rainy River Owls' soccer squads know they'll be in tough in NorWOSSA 'A' action this season.

That was made pretty evident last Wednesday and Thursday by the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) and Sioux Lookout Warriors.

The girls' squad opened with a 2-0 shutout loss to the Saints on Wednesday before battling them to a scoreless draw the next morning.

Set to kick

Cassidy Teeple of the Rainy River Owls looked to hammer a pass up the pitch during her squad's 1-0 win over the visiting Sioux Lookout Warriors on Thursday afternoon. The Owls' girls' team is off to a 1-1-1 start to begin the NorWOSSA 'A' regular season.

Boy swimming

Odin Hansen of the of the Fort Frances Aquanauts powered his way through the water during his club's annual “0-100” Sprint Relay Meet held Saturday afternoon at the Memorial Sports Centre. Hansen's best result was a fourth-place finish in the 100m backstroke.

Early golfer

With the return of spring also comes the return of the golf season locally. Golfers flocked to Kitchen Creek Golf Club last Thursday afternoon to take advantage of the sunshine and warmer temperature, as well as to polish their game after the long winter.

Giving chase

Skylar Friesen of the Rainy River Owls looked to cut off his Sioux Lookout Warriors' opponent during his squad's 5-0 loss Thursday afternoon at Rainy River High School. The Owls' boys' teams is off to an 0-3 start to begin the NorWOSSA 'A' regular season.

Doing backstroke

Aquanaut Layne Gibson gave a solid effort during her 50m backstroke race at the club's annual “0-100” Sprint Relay Meet on Saturday afternoon at the Memorial Sports Centre. Gibson finished in 10th spot for her second-best result of the weekend. See story, more photos on B6.