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Digging it out

Nikki Bagacki looked to dig out and return a low shot during her match against Mary-Beth Tkachuk on Sunday afternoon during the Sunset Country Squash Club's 32nd-annual La Place Rendez-Vous Open at the Memorial Sports Centre. Bagacki and Tkachuk were tied with 10 points apiece in ladies' 'B' division action but Tkachuk claimed second place due to her head-to-head win.

Jr. squasher

Hunter Jean locked in on where he wanted to put his serve during the junior 'B' final Sunday afternoon at the Sunset Country Squash Club's 32nd-annual La Place Rendez-Vous Open. Evan Wright claimed the division title with four wins while Jean wound up second.

Bantam tourney

Nicholas Ducharme of the Red Lake Gladiators looked to rush the puck up the ice during his squad's 7-1 win over the Lake of the Woods Bears yesterday afternoon in the final of the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association's annual Bantam 'A' tournament at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Gladiators went a perfect 6-0 en route to the gold medal.

Squash battle

Bob Shine looked to unleash a backhander off the wall and towards his opponent, Sean Cameron, during the men's 'A' Open final of the Sunset Country Squash Club's 32nd-annual La Place Rendez-Vous Open on Sunday afternoon at the Memorial Sports Centre. Cameron won the match 3-0 to snare the division crown.

Taking the 'plunge'

A total of 19 jumpers braved frigid temperatures to participate in the Voyageur Lions Club of Fort Frances' annual “Polar Plunge” yesterday on Sand Bay near La Place Rendez-Vous. The event, which sees participants raise pledges for charities and then split the proceeds with the club, brought in around $8,000 this year.

Tossed teddy bears

Alex Gartzke (#11) helped her teammates gather up all the teddy bears that had been tossed onto the ice after she scored the first goal for the Muskie girls' hockey team during the first period of their 6-5 loss to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints in their annual “Teddy Bear Toss” game last Tuesday night at the '52 Canadians Arena.

Goalie shove

St. Thomas Aquinas Saints' goalie Sarah From let Jill Calder know she was an unwelcome guest in front of her net as she tried to shove her away during the third period of the visitors' 6-5 win over the Muskie girls' hockey team last Tuesday night at the '52 Canadians Arena.

Dropping puck

Brady Bodnarchuk looked to win a face-off in his own zone during the first period of the Muskie boys' hockey team's 5-4 win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints last Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The black-and-gold (5-2) will resume NorWOSSA action Jan. 8 when they visit the Red Lake Rams.