After a slow start to the summer while nursing a sprained right ankle sustained during a game of shinny, Fort Frances native Mark Loveday is getting back into the saddle as he prepares for his Grade 12 year at Shattuck-St. Mary’s.
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Lucas DeBenedet had a number of opportunities to pursue his hockey career at the Junior ‘A’ level.
But for a couple of reasons, the former International Falls Bronco chose to play close to home—and will be suiting up for the SIJHL’s Fort Frances Lakers for the 2013-14 campaign.
Marcel Pagee fired a pitch last Tuesday evening as the Sight & Sound Wolves battled the Dawson Tigers in a Rainy River District Fastball League playoff game at VanJura here.
Matt Anderson of the Dawson Tigers checked his swing before the ball reached the glove of Sight & Sound Wolves’ catcher Grant Swire during a Rainy River District Fastball League playoff game Tuesday evening at VanJura here. The Wolves beat the Tigers 9-4, setting up a second-round contest against the Manitou Thunderbirds tonight (weather permitting).
For Troy Norman and Jay Samsal, the 2013 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is one they’ll look back upon with mixed emotions.
On the one hand, the pair led the tournament heading into the final day of angling and were the last team to come through the tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.
Before the 15 teams in the championship flight weighed their fish Saturday, Fort Frances’ Bryan Gustafson and Jamie Bruce of Kenora brought the crowd to its feet under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.
The experience of racing in something completely different than what he’s used to so far has excited Fort Frances native Steve Arpin.
“It’s really been quite incredible,” the 29-year-old enthused as he prepared to kick off the second half of the 2013 Global Rallycross season.
“First off, to be back in a race car again is a pure joy,” he noted.
Kenora’s Jeff Gustafson and John Peterson of Bemidji, Mn. both have received a number of accolades during their fishing careers.
But one thing missing from their collective résumés was a victory in the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.
Bemidji’s John Peterson, left, and Jeff Gustafson of Kenora held up two of the five fish they caught Saturday on Rainy Lake en route to capturing the 2013 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship for the first time. See the ‘B’ section for complete coverage.
Defending champs Mark Ravelling, left, and Mike Luhman handed over the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship trophy to Jeff Gustafson and John Peterson on Saturday under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina after the long-time contenders won the 2013 tournament with a three-day weight of 55.42 pounds.