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Tossing goodies

Connor Carlson and Hunter Calder tossed out some goodies to the spectators on hand during the top five boat parade on Saturday afternoon. The duo left the docks sitting in fourth place that morning but ended up slipping down to 16th with a two-day total of 21.92 pounds.

Castin' champs

Joel Pagnac, left, and Larry Foss proudly showed off their hardware after claiming the title at the 19th-annual “Castin For Cash” bass tournament hosted by Lake Despair Lodge on Friday and Saturday. The International Falls duo topped the 47-team field with a two-day total of 30.32 pounds to take home their first title together.

High pitch

Daymond Morrisseau of Windey's Warriors held off on putting a swing on a high inside pitch during his squad's 10-0 loss to the Fort Frances Braves in Rainy River District Fastball League action on Thursday night at Couchiching. The two-time defending champion Braves were off to a perfect 10-0 start to the season heading into last night's game.

Maher leaves lasting legacy with Muskie hockey, Ducks Unlimited

The impact that Barney Maher had on the Muskie hockey program can't be overstated.

Born in Manchester, England on Nov. 27, 1922, the young Maher immigrated to Meaford, Ont. on the shores of Georgian Bay.

As he grew into his teens, he exhibited some characteristics that would remain central to him for the remainder of his life.

Young angler

Brian Beachum proudly hoisted up the biggest bass that he and his father, Matthew, had caught as pair of an 8.70-pound Day 2 haul on Saturday at the 19th-annual “Castin' For Cash” bass tournament hosted by Lake Despair Lodge. The duo wound up in 31st spot with a two-day total of 15.80 pounds.

Pop fly

Dana Ward of the Fort Frances Her-icanes got ready to snag a pop fly near third base during her squad's 10-8 loss to the Couchiching Raiders in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action on Monday night at VanJura. The Raiders improved to 11-1 with the win while the Her-icanes (9-2-1) lost for just the second time this season.

Serving tips

Local instructor Al Christiansen looked on as Vai Lockman aimed to get the skill of learning a solid backhander locked down during a junior tennis introductory clinic held this morning at the Muli-Use Tennis Courts here. There will be one more session tomorrow morning for local youth starting at 9 a.m.

Castin' for Cash duo

Klyde Laplante and Gord Watson held up their 13.47-pound Day 2 catch on Saturday afternoon at the 19th-annual “Castin' For Cash” bass tournament hosted by Lake Despair Lodge. The duo finished third at this year's tourney with a two-day total of 28.55 pounds.

Soccer action

Jennie Dyck of La Place Rendez-Vous looked to get control of the ball during the first half of her squad's 4-0 win over Al's Racquet Stringing in Borderland Soccer League women's division action on Tuesday night. The Vous improved to 4-1 with the win and will square off against Al's (1-4) again next Tuesday night at 7 p.m. (weather permitting).