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Roy loses first game

Raymond Roy will hope to become more masterful by later today.

The Fort Frances skip and his team of third Don DeBenedet, second Brent Taylor (Atikokan), and lead Ian McLennan fell 5-4 to Gord Williams (Thunder Bay) in their first game of the 2016 Masters men’s provincial curling championship in Geraldton.

Spike crew moving up

Scared Hitless is getting serious.

They were the only team to garner the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women’s Volleyball League action last night.

Scared Hitless is tied with league-leading How I Set Your Mother for the most points in the season’s second half with 17—and have 62 overall to sit if fifth place, just one back of Bump It Up (63).

Jean sparks Rockettes

Wake up, Maggie, I think I’ve got something to say to you—you’ve got a pretty amazing scoring touch.

Maggie Jean netted six goals in a 7-2 win for the Wright Physiotherapy Rockettes over the Boston Pizza Ball Blasters in Borderland Women’s Indoor Soccer League play last night at Fort High.

The effort also boosted her into the overall league scoring lead with 10 goals.

Two wins for Carlson

Happy early birthday to “The Marine Machine”.

Two days before turning 18, Fort Frances native Megan Carlson notched two victories for the Lynn University Fighting Knights (Boca Raton, Fla.) in their dual meet against the host Rollins University Tars (Winter Park, Fla.) on Saturday.

Team Black sweeps

It’s been lights out for anyone trying to dim Team Black’s ambitions of victory so far this season in the Fort Frances Men’s Basketball League.

Josh Mastin netted 41 points to carry Team Black to a 97-75 win over Team Red on Tuesday at J.W. Walker School.

Fort tops tourney

It’s not like they don’t see each other enough on home ice.

But the hockey gods have a strange sense of humour sometimes.

The Fort Frances Midget ‘A’ #1 and #2 teams took their in-town rivalry on the road over the weekend at the Robin’s Minor Hockey Classic Tournament in Thunder Bay.

Girls’ hockey scores

The Fort Frances Lions were the queens of the jungle this past week in Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association action.

Marissa Kenny had both goals as the Lions edged the Emo Express 2-1 on Friday.

The next day, Kenny again netted a pair, while Jersey Rose got the other goal, in a 3-1 win over the Warroad Warriors.

Strong start for champs

If anyone was uncertain who the team to beat was, that was cleared up in a hurry yesterday.

Defending champ Tracy Fleury (formerly Horgan) of Sudbury, with Devlin native Jenna Walsh (formerly Enge) at second, dumped Gale Wiseman of the host Timmins club 13-2 in eight ends in last night’s opening draw at the Northern Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts.