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Fawcett honoured to be a part of this year's HOF class

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.

Running for base

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.

Raider @ bat

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.

Loveday to come back for third season

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.

Big catch Day 1

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.

Norman and Samsal

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.

James Hill

James Hill held up the biggest bass that he and his partner, David Stoot, had caught as part of their 15.68-pound Day 3 haul during the top 10 boat parade on Saturday afternoon under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. The Thunder Bay natives wound up in fifth place with a three-day total of 47.98 pounds.

Biggest fish

Tony Casareto held up what turned out to be the biggest fish at this year's FFCBC—a 5.82 pound monster—that he and his partner, John Sandberg had caught on Day 2. The bass was the second-largest caught in tourney history and helped the duo to finish third with a three-day total of 49.65 pounds.