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Youth soccer

The Fort Frances Youth Soccer season is in full flight once again with local youths hitting the pitch to work on various skills and learn the game. The Mantas and Sharks had blast yesterday evening as they competed against each other in Division II action at the St. Francis Sports Fields.

DU banquet

Rob Watson, Ducks Unlimited senior manager of events and volunteer relations for Northern Ontario, gave the opening address to those who attended the 34th-annual DU banquet and auction held Friday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club. This year's event raised more than $30,000 for the local chapter.

DU auction item

This hand-crafted wooden Canada geese replica, courtesy of Ray Coran, will be among the items up for auction this Friday (May 11) at the annual Ducks Unlimited banquet at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Tickets, which cost $50 each or two for $90, are still available at the Fort Frances Times office.

Heading ball

Zak Quran of the Rainy River Owls looked to knock down a towering pass with a swift header during his squad's 5-0 loss to the Sioux Lookout Warriors on Thursday afternoon at Rainy River High School. The Owls also were blanked by that same score that morning by the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora). See story, more photos on B2.

Mixed start to Owls' season

Both Rainy River Owls' soccer squads know they'll be in tough in NorWOSSA 'A' action this season.

That was made pretty evident last Wednesday and Thursday by the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) and Sioux Lookout Warriors.

The girls' squad opened with a 2-0 shutout loss to the Saints on Wednesday before battling them to a scoreless draw the next morning.

Set to kick

Cassidy Teeple of the Rainy River Owls looked to hammer a pass up the pitch during her squad's 1-0 win over the visiting Sioux Lookout Warriors on Thursday afternoon. The Owls' girls' team is off to a 1-1-1 start to begin the NorWOSSA 'A' regular season.

Boy swimming

Odin Hansen of the of the Fort Frances Aquanauts powered his way through the water during his club's annual “0-100” Sprint Relay Meet held Saturday afternoon at the Memorial Sports Centre. Hansen's best result was a fourth-place finish in the 100m backstroke.

Early golfer

With the return of spring also comes the return of the golf season locally. Golfers flocked to Kitchen Creek Golf Club last Thursday afternoon to take advantage of the sunshine and warmer temperature, as well as to polish their game after the long winter.