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Making contact

Jake Vandenbrand of the Stratton Eagles got a hold of this pitch against the host Couchiching Raiders in Rainy River District Fastball League action yesterday evening. Stratton overcame an early 7-1 deficit in cruising to a 20-9 victory.

Play at first

Caity Visser of the Fort Frances Angels, left, tried to get a handle on Reece McQuaker's toss as Trinity Prince of the Sabaskong Tebinaak safely reached first base during the Angels' 14-8 win Tuesday evening at the St. Francis Sports Field.

Muddy track

It wasn't exactly a smooth cruise for Emo's Lane Hyatt through the sticky surface of the Emo Motocross course over the weekend after rain both days converted the raceway into a tricky adventure for the roughly 100-plus riders on hand. Hyatt was participating in the Superior Dirt Riders Northern Ontario doubleheader in the tour's only stop in Rainy River District this season.

New canoe

Greg Thorstad, left, Annely Thorstad, and Sydney Chalifoux of the International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club welcomed the newest addition to their coaching program last week—a 24-foot, two-person Tempest Outrigger Canoe christened “Drakka.” For a $20 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Cause, which the club is raising money and accepting donations towards, adults can pad

Snagging grounder

The future was on display at the Devlin Ball Park on Friday as one of the final sessions of the Devlin Junior T-Ball/Baseball program, organized by the Township of La Vallee, was held. Leah Seguin of Emo (above) exhibited her defensive prowess on this grounder while Raelle Redford of Emo (below) was right on target with this throw to first base.

Soccer clash

It was a beautiful day for “The Beautiful Game” last Thursday as members of the Crossroads Tornadoes, left, and Robert Moore Mustangs exchanged shots and saves as part of the Rainy River District Athletic Association's Grades 2-3 soccer showcase at the St. Francis Sports Field. The event also was attended by J.W. Walker and St. Michael's.

Big step

JJ Landry was on his game last Thursday evening—throwing a complete game in leading the Barwick Blue Knights over the visiting Sight & Sound Wolves 4-3 in a rematch of last season's Rainy River District Fastball League final.

Hot pursuit

The J.W. Walker Wildcats and Robert Moore Mustangs were fleet afoot in one of the many fast-paced matchups as part of the Rainy River District Athletic Association's Grades 4-6 soccer showcase held Friday at the St. Francis Sports Field. The event was the final one on the RRDAA calendar for the 2016-17 school year.