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Two teams top action

How I Set Your Mother and Take A Hit both garnered the maximum six points in Fort Frances Women's Volleyball League action Thursday night.

The Volley Llamas and Kiss My Pass each snared four points.

Gillons', Scared Hitless, Duck and Dive, Let's Talk About Sets, and No Diggity all grabbed three.

Bump It Up earned one.

Lakers fall to Miners

A three-goal outburst in the first period ultimately was the Fort Frances Lakers' undoing in a 5-2 loss to the English River Miners on Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

It was all Miners in the opening 20 minutes as the visitors got tallies from Ethan Wong, Nic Herringer, and Terix Fischer-Kobes' (power play) to set the tone early.

Final chance to join cantata

It's your last chance to sing in this year's Easter cantata.

The Fort Frances Choraliers will hold their second practice for “Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb” this Monday (March 5) at 7 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship (1301 Mill Rd.)

“If they want to get in, they need to get in now,” choir director Diane Maxey said yesterday.

Lakers blanked by Stars

The Thunder Bay North Stars broke open a scoreless game with three third-period goals en route to a 3-0 win over the Fort Frances Lakers on Tuesday night at the Fort William Gardens.

Thunder Bay outshot Fort Frances 33-14 after 40 minutes but they couldn't beat Lakers' goalie Ismael Ralsten.

Arena to trim hours on weekend

The Memorial Sports Centre won't be open quite as late in the evening on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays this spring.

The centre will be open only until 8 p.m., as opposed to 10 p.m. on those evenings, once the two ice surfaces are taken out in late April.

This first was done last year as a cost-saving measure.

Muskie squads advance

It was a job well done for both the Muskie girls' and boys' hockey teams Friday afternoon in Kenora.

Both squads came away victorious to sweep their respective best-of-three NorWOSSA semi-final series to advance to the championship round.

Lac Seul chief to run for PCs

Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull has been nominated to be the PC candidate for the new riding of Kiiwetinoong.

It formerly was the northern part of the Kenora-Rainy River riding.

Chief Bull is the first candidate to ever be nominated in this new riding, which has a majority indigenous population.

Muskie boys end on winning note

The Muskie boys' hockey team earned a trio of wins over the weekend to finish with a league-best 14-1 record and secure home-ice advantage throughout the NorWOSSA playoffs.

Fort High cruised to a 9-1 romp over the host Red Lake Rams on Friday night, then needed a late goal from Kendyn Faragher to eke out a 5-4 victory the following afternoon.