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'Loppet' fun for all again

It was a day of nice weather and good competition for those who attended the second-annual Rainy Lake “Loppet” on Saturday afternoon.

Hosted by the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club at its Rocky Inlet trails, nine skiers made the most of a mild winter day and put their skiing skills to the test against some friendly competition.

Senior spikers to build off OFSAA lessons

Each match is a learning experience and sometimes the lessons you need to learn most come from tough losses.

The Muskie senior girls' volleyball team experienced its share of disappointment last week as the black-and-gold compiled a 1-3 record in Pool 'A' play to finish fourth and wind up on the consolation side of the bracket at the OFSAA championships in Amherstburg.

Lakers in preparation mode for playoffs

It's been a gruelling season and things aren't going to get any easier for the Fort Frances Lakers as they conclude the SIJHL's regular season this week.

The squad managed to split its weekends games at the Ice For Kids Arena, which included a 7-3 romp over the Minnesota Iron Rangers on Sunday afternoon following a 5-1 loss to the Thief River Falls Norskies on Friday night.

Missed chance

Noah Loveday narrowly missed out on a glorious scoring chance as he couldn't bury a feed from linemate Brett Hahkala during the first period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 7-3 triumph over the Minnesota Iron Rangers on Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Lakers snapped an eight-game losing skid with the win.

Going wide

Matt Booth was able to steer away a dangerous scoring chance from his crease during the second period of the Fort Frances Lakers' 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Iron Rangers on Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. Booth made 25 saves to help the Lakers earn their 17th win of the season.

U18 curling

Anna Peters, left, and Lauren Penney waited for skip Ashley Payne's sweeping instructions after Daffni Chabot delivered her rock during play Thursday morning at the U18 boys' and girls' provincial playdowns hosted by the Fort Frances Curling Club.