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Big swing

Taylor Pagee took a big cut at a pitch during the first inning of the Fort Frances Her-icanes' 19-2 romp over the Manitou T-Birdies in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League season-opener last night at VanJura. The three-time defending champion Her-icanes stormed back with 19 unanswered runs after trailing 2-0 after the top half of the frame.

'DU' auction item

This autographed and framed Toronto Raptors Serge Ibaka jersey, courtesy of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, was among the many great items up for auction at the 35th-annual Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction held Friday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club. This year's event was well-attended but exact fundraising totals were unconfirmed as of press time today.

High kick

Kayli Machura unloaded a high-arcing pass during the first half of Muskie girls' soccer team's 3-2 win over the Dryden Eagles in the NorWOSSA regular season-opener yesterday morning at Fort High. The Muskies then battled the Kenora Broncos to a 1-1 draw that afternoon to start the season with a 1-0-1 record.

Muskie girls looking for strong start to season

With all the pre-season tune-ups now in the rearview, the Muskie girls' soccer team will be looking to start the NorWOSSA regular season strong.

The Muskies compiled a 1-3 record in some exhibition matches against Thunder Bay teams there over the weekend and now feel better prepared to take on the visiting Dryden Eagles and Kenora Broncos in the season-opening double-header.

Guarding ball

Reece Chorney looked to make a quick move and elude this Red Lake Rams' opponent during the Rainy River Owl boys' soccer team's 3-1 win in the NorWOSSA 'A' regular season-opener last Wednesday afternoon at RRHS. Chorney netted a goal in that one to help pace the Owls' offence.

Fighting for possession

Zak Quran stuck his leg out in an attempt to swipe the ball away from a Red Lake Rams' opponent during the first half of the Rainy River Owl boys' soccer team's 3-1 win in the NorWOSSA 'A' regular season-opener last Wednesday afternoon at RRHS. The Owls didn't allow a goal until late in the second half of that one.