Ian McLennan watched as his tee shot headed down the third fairway yesterday morning during the senior men’s golf tournament at Kitchen Creek Golf Club. McLennan would shoot a round of 77 to finish in a tie for third place with Kerry Elwood in the first flight, with first place honours going to Greg Tighe after he shot a round of 73.
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Players in the Fort Frances Youth Soccer leagues had a chance to learn and work on their soccer skills from members of the Thunder Bay Chill last week, as members of the team hosted a two-day clinic at the Struchan Gilson pitches on Wednesday and Thursday.
After playing for their hometown team for the last two seasons, forward Colton Spicer and defenceman Jon Carlson are moving from the Fort Frances Lakers.
The local players, along with goaltender Talor Joseph were traded from the SIJHL club to the MJHL’s Portage Terriers last Wednesday, in exchange for twin forwards Bryce and Lyndon Lipinski, along with a player development fee.
It’s not often that six members of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame are under one roof, but that was the case during a get-together here on Friday afternoon.
This past weekend marked the first time that Fort Frances angler Bryan Gustafson was using his brand new Legend Alpha 211 boat in a fishing tournament, as he teamed up with Kenora’s Jamie Bruce for this year’s “Castin’ for Cash” event on Lake Despair.
Jamie Bruce, left, and Bryan Gustafson held up four of the five bass that they caught on Saturday, which allowed them to win the 2013 “Castin’ for Cash” tournament on Lake Despair. Meanwhile, at right, Solly McBride held up one of the five fish that she and her husband, Doug, reeled in on Day 2.
With some help from his dad, Corey, Chase Curtis hoisted up the 4.50-pound bass that his father reeled out of Lake Despair on Saturday during the annual “Castin’ for Cash” bass fishing tournament.
Thunder Bay Chill defender Paul Dillon passed the ball to Max VanDrunen during the Chill’s youth soccer clinic at the Struchan Gilson pitches here. A total of 30 Fort Frances Youth Soccer players took part in the two-day clinic, which wrapped up yesterday afternoon.
Chris Sinclair of Manitou Forest Products rounded his way around Tim Campbell of Senior Pharmasave during a Borderland Soccer League men’s division game yesterday evening. Although Sinclair would set up a goal by Ahamadou Idrissou moments after this photo was taken, Senior Pharmasave had the last laugh in coming away with a 4-3 victory.
With the 13th-annual “Castin’ for Cash” bass tournament set for this Friday and Saturday, organizer Bill Godin is getting ready for what promises to be a competitive two-day showdown.
“After having this event for so long, everything kind of falls into place,” noted Godin, who owns and operates Lake Despair Lodge with his wife, Nellie.