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Trip draw

Theiah MacDonald, left, owner of new downtown business, Resolution Vapes & E-liquids, drew the winner of the December “Trip of the Month” draw this morning at International Travel Services as Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. Tyler Cousineau of Fort Frances is heading to Scotland, a trip valued at $5,000.

Lakers on both ends of shutouts

A ten-goal swing in the wrong direction does not make for a happy coach.

Wayne Strachan saw the best and the worst of his first-place Fort Frances Lakers’ (17-3-0-1) in a two-night span at the Ice For Kids Arena here over weekend.

It was all systems go Friday night in a 7-0 blanking over the second-place Dryden GM Ice Dogs (14-5-1-2).

Muskie girls drub Warriors

It wasn’t their usual home rink but the outcome looked more than vaguely familiar.

The Muskie girls’ hockey team thrilled an appreciative crowd at the Emo-La Vallee Arena yesterday afternoon with a 13-0 drubbing of the Sioux Lookout Warriors in the first of a two-game series.

Jackson finishes fourth

Kathie Jackson had a much better showing in her second trip to the national Travelers Curling Club Championships.

Jackson and her Fort Frances-based rink of third Teresa McFayden, second Leanne Eluik, and lead Jackie McCormick fell 9-8 in an extra end to Alberta in the bronze-medal game of the women’s division Saturday morning in Ottawa.

Local junior rinks qualify

They’ve still got it.

Despite their long-time skip being off at Lakehead University as a full-time nursing student, the Hailey Beaudry rink from Fort Frances rekindled their magic of the past several years by capturing the Region 1 junior women’s title here over the weekend.

Jackson rink advances

They made it to the big dance—now it’s time to break out their fancy footwork.

The Fort Frances-based rink of skip Kathie Jackson, third Teresa McFayden, second Leanne Eluik, and lead Jackie McCormick won both their games yesterday to qualify for the quarter-finals in the women’s division at the 2015 Travelers Curling Club Championships in Ottawa.

Chasers inch closer

It was a small step—but one step closer to where they wanted to be.

Two teams in position to catch up to first place made slight inroads into their respective deficits last night in Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League action.

Second-place That’s What She Set (55 points) and third-place No Diggity (52) each garnered the maximum six points in their two matches.

Jackson suffers loss

Kathie Jackson and her crew hope it was just a bump in the road.

The Fort Frances skip and her team of third Teresa McFayden, second Leanne Eluik, and lead Jackie McCormick suffered their first loss at the 2015 Travelers Curling Club Championships in Ottawa yesterday.

Muskie boys victorious

Eight different scorers made for a well-balanced attack as the Muskie boys’ hockey team blanked the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) 8-0 at the Ice For Kids Arena on Tuesday night.

Sully Shortreed netted the lone goal of the first period.

The Muskies (4-0) then exploded for six more in the second, including three with the man advantage.