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Evasive action

Chris Sinclair of Manitou Forest Products looked to move the ball up the pitch and out of danger during his squad's 2-2 tie with Centra Pipelines in Borderland Soccer League men's division action last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field. Sinclair, who also serves as the league's president, netted a goal in the first half to help Manitou earn the draw.

Lakers' roster taking shape

The Fort Frances Lakers' roster for the 2018-19 season continues to take shape.

Head coach and general manager Wayne Strachan last week announced that four players had re-signed with the team while another had committed to go to school.

Among those returning to Fort Frances next season is last year's leading goal-scorer Jaedin Ness.

Look up

Heather Wright of the Fort Frances Mud Dogs looked upwards to track exactly where an infield popup was in the sky during her squad's 12-7 win over the Big Grassy Lynx in a loser's side playoff matchup in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action yesterday evening at the St. Francis Sports Field.

Tennis camp

Alexandra Malgo practised on returning shots during a free “Basics of Tennis Workshop” this morning at the Multi-Use Tennis Courts here. The workshop was sponsored by the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre in conjunction with the Multi-Use Courts Committee and was open to both children and adults.

Soccer showdown

Connor Nelson of Manitou Forest Products circled back with the ball and surveyed his options while teammate Mark Faragher gave him some directions during their squad's 2-2 tie with Centra Pipelines in Borderland Soccer League men's division action last night at the St. Francis Sports Field. It was the first tie between the two squads this season.

Roaring away

Kurt Johnson and Pat Jeffries blasted down the upper Rainy Lake as part of the Day 1 boat launch Thursday morning at the 24th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The duo wound up finishing in sixth place overall with a three-day haul of 49.05 pounds.

On its way

Rylee Redford of the Fort Frances Angels fired a pitch during Team #1's 15-3 romp over Team #2 in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League's annual all-star game last Wednesday evening at Manitou Rapids. Redford pitched four scoreless innings to earn the win.