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Beaudry fails to advance

Hailey Beaudry’s crew couldn’t turn late-night excitement into early-morning rewards.

The Fort Frances skip and her rink of third Nicole Hartlin, second Erin Tomalty, and co-leads Tory and Anika Beaudry were dumped 10-2 in six ends by Tiana Gaudry (Thunder Bay) in the second tie-breaker at the junior women’s provincial curling championship in Sioux Lookout this morning.

GSA club to receive nod

The Robert Moore School GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) club will receive the Recognition of Excellence at the Rainy River District School Board’s regular meeting tonight.

A report to trustees notes a GSA club is a proven, evidence-based strategy that supports student health and wellness.

Muskie girls claim tourney title

The Muskie girls’ hockey team stared defeat in the face and made it blink.

Annalise Hayes netted the game-winner 3:28 into overtime as the sixth-seeded Muskies erased a 2-0 deficit in the third period to beat the fourth-ranked St. Francis/North Branch Fighting Saints 3-2 in the Red Division final of the 2015 Schwan Cup in Blaine, Mn. on Friday.

Trip draw

Kiwanian Pam Buttner and her husband, Larry, drew the “Trip of the Month” draw winner for January this morning at International Travel Services. Heather Johnson of Fort Frances is heading to Paris, France—a trip valued at $4,950. Next month’s trip is to Roatan, Honduras ($4,200).

Lakers win pair

Happy New Year, same old story.

Pierce Dushenko was brilliant with 49 saves, and Roshen Jaswal had a goal and an assist, as the Fort Frances Lakers edged the host Dryden GM Ice Dogs 4-3 in SIJHL action last night.

Grocery draw

Bonnie Penney of the Fort Frances Lions Club, left, looked on as Miranda Allen of Safeway drew the winning ticket for the Lions’ food draw yesterday afternoon. Marie Saunders of Devlin won the grand prize of $100 a week for groceries for a year while Christian Windego won the second-place prize of $1,000 in food certificates.

Muskie girls make final

If the first period was nothing to write home about for the Muskie girls’ hockey team, the second was a literary masterpiece.

The sixth-ranked Muskies erased a 1-0 deficit with a four-goal second period en route to a 5-2 victory yesterday over the second-seeded Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers in the Red Division semi-final at the 2015 Schwan Cup in Blaine, Mn.

2015: Golds, glory, and grief


The calendar year for local athletics always is a vast landscape full of triumphs and tragedies.

Those two extremes were defined even more emphatically throughout 2015 as tears of joy for sporting success were mixed with tears of sadness for lost games or, more importantly, people.