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Hockey camp

Hockey season is still a ways away but some local youth players already have hit the ice in preparation for it. The Northwestern Hockey Camp Canada is running this week at the Memorial Sports Centre to help players develop their skills.

Hockey school

Local youth hockey players are working to improve their skills this week at the Northwestern Hockey Camp Canada at the Memorial Sports Centre. Led by instructors Jamie Davis, Harry Mahood, and Austin Sutter, kids aged five-17 are engaging in the high-performance sessions each day this week through Friday. The program has been designed to reflect the progressive needs of developing players.

Beating throw

John Desaulniers of the Sight & Sound Wolves busted his way down the first-base line to reach safely on an infield single during his squad's 10-4 win over the Fort Frances Braves in the first game of the East Division final in Rainy River District Fastball League action last Thursday night at VanJura here.

Stay back

Natalie Desjardins of Al's Racquet Stringing tried to stave off a defender while she loaded up to hammer a pass up the pitch during her squad's 6-1 romp over La Place Rendez-Vous in Borderland Soccer League women's division action last Tuesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field. Desjardins scored four times to pace Al's offence. The two squads then battled to a 4-4 tie on Thursday night.

Horse show

Kiya Fenwick of Dryden (above) showcased some of her riding skills Sunday morning during the Borderland Quarter Horse Association's annual show at the Emo fairgrounds. She claimed first place in the Novice Youth division, riding her horse Sleep Deprived. Dale Barkman of Steinbach, Man.

Low drive

Jarrah Tom of the 10th-seeded Sabaskong Tebinaak smacked an inside-the-park home run during her squad's 24-19 win over the fifth-seeded Fort Frances Mud Dogs in a Loser's Side playoff game in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action last Wednesday evening at the St. Francis Sports Field here.

Soccer race

It was an all-out race up the pitch during the first half of Al's Racquet Stringing's 6-1 win over La Place Rendez-Vous in Borderland Soccer League women's division action Tuesday evening at the St. Francis Sports Field. The two squads are slated to face each other again tonight at 6:30 p.m. in a make-up game for one that was postponed earlier in the season.

Winding up

Candace Handorgan of the Big Grassy Lynx looked to fire a pitch during her squad's 12-7 loss to the fifth-seeded Fort Frances Mud Dogs in a Loser's Side playoff matchup in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action Monday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.