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Deft footwork

Joey Angus of CJ Contracting tried to dangle the ball around Cole Magill of Manitou Forest Products during his squad's 5-0 win in Borderland Soccer League men's division action last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field. CJ then won its fifth-straight game Monday night with a 1-0 shutout of Centra Pipelines and next will face Manitou again tonight.

Swinging bunt

Heather Leishman of the Fort Frances Mud Dogs hit a soft grounder during her squad's 14-1 loss to the Red Gut Babes in Rainy River District Women's Fastball League action last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.

Castin champs

Greg Swire and Don Copenace proudly held up their Day 2 haul, weighing in at 12.45 pounds, that helped the duo claim the title at the 18th-annual “Castin' For Cash” bass tournament held Friday and Saturday at Lake Despair Lodge. The tandem's two-day total of 29.19 pounds topped the 60-team field and gave them their first win at the tourney since 2004.

Safe at second

Hailey Beaudry of the Fort Frances Angels looked back to receive a throw from the outfield while a Couchiching player safely chugged into second base as the Lady Raiders erased a 4-0 first-inning deficit to improve to 7-5 on the season.

Tug-of-war injuries mar festival

An unfortunate mishap forced organizers to cut short the seventh-annual International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday afternoon.

Several people were injured on this side of the border during the Backus Community Center's “community pull” tug-of-war between Fort Frances and International Falls, which ran in conjunction with the festival.

Ready to paddle

The New Gold Nuggets blasted their way across the 300-metre course en route to top spot at the seventh-annual International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday at the Sorting Gap Marina. The squad's combined heat time of 3:27 was one second better than that of the Canada Dragons.