Emily Bird of the Fort Frances Angels wasn't able to avoid the tag of Sabaskong Tebinaak first baseman Jarrah Tom as she tried to run out a ground ball during her squad's 18-9 win in a Rainy River District Women's Fastball League Loser's Side playoff matchup last night at the St. Francis Sports Field.
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The Fort Frances Lakers decided to change things up a bit over the weekend and postpone their annual tryout camp.
Although the camp was originally slated to run Friday through Sunday at Bronco Arena in International Falls, Lakers' head coach/general manager Wayne Strachan noted that most of the registrants were local players.
Scott Fawcett had a highly successful coaching career that spanned nearly 30 years and included 10 championships at various levels of the game of football.
But the Fort Frances native is quick to point out that football is a team sport and all of his accolades came from a collective effort from each of the teams, and players, he helped coach.
Their faith in each other never wavered and it was ultimately what led them to success.
The Fort Frances-based quartet of Clint Barton (skip), Scott Gobeil (third), Don Robertson (second), and Steve Maki (lead) didn't let the pressure of playing at home get to them as they cruised to the title at the 1996 Police Curling Championships.
Grace Bragg (Couchiching Raiders) of Team Kayla Windigo hustled her way up the first-base line on a soft grounder but she just wasn't quick enough to beat the throw from Mariah Leahy (Fort Frances Her-icanes) to first base during her squad's 7-2 loss to Team Stacy Patey in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League's annual all-star game on Sunday night at Couchiching.
Summer Leonard (Couchiching Raiders) of Team Stacy Patey fouled off a tough pitch during her team's 7-2 win over Team Kayla Windigo in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League's annual all-star game last night at Couchiching. The stars shone brightly and put on a show for all in attendance.
The picture for the Fort Frances Lakers’ 2019-2020 roster is becoming more clear as the weeks go by.
The Lakers announced last Wednesday (July 17) that local forward Noah Loveday is set to return for his third season with the club.
“This is a guy that works hard for 200-feet every time he is on the ice,” Lakers’ head coach/general manager Wayne Strachan said of Loveday.
Lauren Ras and Chuck Olson held up some of their 19.75-pound Day 1 haul on Thursday afternoon—which was the biggest bag of the day. The Bemidji, Mn. natives finished as the runners-up at this year's tourney with a three-day total of 52.37 pounds.
Troy Norman of Fort Frances, left, and Jay Samsal of Kenora held up some of their 14.89-pound Day 3 haul during the top 10 boat parade on Saturday afternoon. The duo—who won the FFCBC back-to-back in 2016 and 2017—took fourth this year with a three-day weight of 49.18 pounds.
Grace Bragg of the Couchiching Raiders slid in safely as she swiped second base during the fourth inning of her team's 16-15 loss to the Fort Frances Mud Dogs in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League make-up game action on Monday night at Couchiching.