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Into the boards

Brady Wicklund of the Fort Frances Lakers, left, attempted to dig the puck free while he was checked into the boards by a Dryden GM Ice Dogs' defender during the third period of his squad's 6-3 loss in the SIJHL pre-season opener for both teams on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Touching base

Barwick Blue Knights' shortstop Vaughan Wilson stepped on second base to record an out during his squad's 3-1 win over the Fort Frances Braves in the third-and-deciding game of the Rainy River District Fastball League championship series last Wednesday night at Couchiching.

Tough to tackle

The bigger they are, the harder they are to tackle. That's what this pair of Muskie football players found out as they struggled to bring their teammate to the ground during one of the team's practice sessions on Friday night at Fort High.

Shaking hands

The Barwick Blue Knights and Fort Frances Braves congratulated each other on a series well played at the conclusion of Barwick's 3-1 win in the third-and-deciding game of the Rainy River District Fastball League championship series last Wednesday night at Couchiching.

Football training

Members of the Muskie football team were hard at work during one of their annual training camp practices on Friday afternoon here, running tackling drills and working on other areas of their game. The Muskies are slated to open the WHSFL season on the road this Friday (Sept. 13) when they head to Winnipeg to take on the Springfield Collegiate Sabres in a Currie Division ('A') clash.

Back in action

Nick Hahkala jostled for position with his Dryden GM Ice Dogs' opponent in an attempt to win the face-off to start the second period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 6-3 loss in the SIJHL pre-season opener on Friday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Ice Dogs then blanked the Lakers 3-0 the following night in Dryden to sweep the home-and-home series.

Stretching @ base

DJ Mosbeck of the Barwick Blue Knights made a big stretch in an attempt to snag the ball and record the out at first base during his squad's 15-0 loss to the Fort Frances Braves in Game 2 of the best-of-three Rainy River District Fastball League championship series last Thursday night at Couchiching.