Callum McCormick was dealing smoke from the mound for the host Sturgeon Creek Sturgeons against the Crossroads Tornadoes in Grade 5 division play as part of the Rainy River District west-end softball showcase yesterday at Sturgeon Creek School.
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Being younger on average than most of their opposition and missing five regulars from the lineup, the stars were not exactly aligned in the favour of the Borderland Rage.
Lynden Peters of the Cyclone Swim Club looked like a polished pool veteran rather than a raw rookie in her first career race in the 50m backstroke to kick off the Fort Frances Aquanauts Swim Team's '0 to 100' Sprint Relay Meet at the Memorial Sports Centre this past Friday. The two-day event brought an end to the competitive swimming season for the Cyclones and Aquanauts.
Kristina Bombay has made it a priority to involve herself as much as possible with trying to improve the lives of the people of Pikangikum First Nation during her first year as a police officer on the reserve located north of Red Lake.
Time-tested sports logic dictates if a team can't score, it can't win.
The Muskie girls' soccer team did their best to disprove that theory this past weekend at the Broncos Challenge Cup tournament in Kenora, finishing sixth with a 2-2 overall record and just one goal scored.
While she walks her beat, Kristina Bombay also walks a fine line between hope and despair every day.
The 29-year-old from Rainy River First Nation is coming up on the one-year anniversary of her first career posting as a law enforcement officer for the Pikangikum Police Station in Pikangikum First Nation, located 100 km north of Red Lake.
Sarah Shotton brought a world of experience from her world travels to local fastball players this past weekend.
The 25-year-old from Winnipeg was on hand to instruct the two-day CANPitch clinic for youth and adults at the Rainy River First Nations' diamond at Manitou Rapids.
Planning for the first major fishing tournament of the season in the Rainy River District is almost complete, but the field of participants certainly is not.
The Emo Walleye Classic kicks off next Thursday (May 25) with two new events, as explained by EWC director of marketing and nighttime entertainment Allison Cox.
Mackenzie McClain from the Fort Frances Aquanauts Swim Team breezed and breathed her way through the mixed 100m backstroke during the Aquanauts' '0 to 100' Spring Relay Meet this past weekend at the Memorial Sports Centre.
Sarah Noonan is approaching her new position as general manager of the La Place Rendez-Vous hotel with a positive mindset and a healthy respect for the family tradition she will carry forward.