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Leaders win pair

Josh Mastin has some impressive net gains Tuesday night.

He was a point-producing machine in leading Team Black (4-0) to a pair of wins in Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League action at J.W. Walker School.

Mastin lit up Team White for a season-high 60 points in a 139-67 rout in the opening game of the night.

Dustin Mowe had 32 points for Team White (1-3).

Legal Eagles come up short

The Fort Frances Calder Legal Eagles couldn’t quite find an effective flight path.

The local Atom ‘AA’ girls’ hockey team went 0-3-1 at a tournament in Thunder Bay over the weekend.

The Eagles opened play with a 4-2 loss to the Thunder Bay Fury, with Eva Gerstner and Kassidy Gurniak getting the goals.

Muskies return with split

The basketball magic still was working but the volleyball illusionists ran out of tricks in NorWOSSA action Tuesday in Dryden.

The Muskie boys’ basketball squads held up their end of the bargain, beginning with the junior boys’ 70-27 rout of the host Eagles.

Aaron Bujold once again had a game-high 30 points for Fort High (2-0) while Sekina Scheibler added 16.

Snow nixes games

Not even Canada’s national on-ice passion could overcome the fury of the recently-reawakened Old Man Winter.

The two-game NorWOSSA showdown here between the Muskie girls’ hockey team and the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora), scheduled for last night and this afternoon, was postponed due to yesterday’s snowstorm.

A make-up date has yet to be announced.

Laker splits award

This time, Pierce Dushenko will have to share the throne with another masked man.

The Fort Frances Lakers’ goalie yesterday was named co-winner of the Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions Corp. player-of-the-week honours with Dryden GM Ice Dogs’ netminder Paul Laferriere.

Lakers take pair

The Fort Frances Lakers had a good Christian soldier on their side Saturday night, then got another batch of gifts from St. Nick just 24 hours later.

Nick Minerva netted an empty-net goal and added two assists to pace the Lakers to a 4-1 win over the English River Miners yesterday in Ear Falls.

Outage caused

About 100 residents in the far west end of town experienced a power outage for two-three hours last night after a vehicle struck a hydro pole.

The power went out around 8:30 p.m. after the incident on the 1500 block of Colonization Road West.

Fort Frances Power Corp. technicians replaced the pole and move some hardware, including a transformer.

Town, OPP to ink new lease

The town will ink a new building lease agreement, including a rent increase, with the province for the local OPP detachment to continue to utilize space at the Civic Centre.

The new five-year deal includes a 2.3 percent increase in rent and the removal of the provision for bonded janitorial employees, although these employees have to have security clearance by the OPP.

Still time to complete F.I. survey

The Northwest Catholic District School Board is conducting an online survey in order to provide feedback to support its French Immersion programming.

French Immersion was resurrected locally this year for Grade 1 and Early Years (Year 2) students at St. Michael’s School after a group of parents urged the board to consider reinstating it.