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Pre-season dates slated

Another SIJHL season is almost upon us.

The Fort Frances Lakers yesterday announced its four-game pre-season schedule for the 2018-19 season.

Fort Frances will do battle in a pair of home-and-home series—the first coming against the Minnesota Iron Rangers

Al's snaps two-game losing skid

Al's Racquet Stringing wasn't going to lose three games in a row—not if Natalie Desjardins could help it.

Desjardins scored four times, including a natural hat trick in the second half, to pace Al's to a 6-1 romp over a short-handed La Place Rendez-Vous squad in Borderland Soccer League women's division action Tuesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.

Pair of racers nab first wins

It was time for a pair of new faces to shine at the Emo Speedway on Saturday night.

Tyler Brown and Aaron Blacklance both nabbed their first checkered flags of the Borderland Racing Association season in the WISSOTA Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds divisions.

Brown, from Rainy River, earned his win over the likes of Brady Caul of Fort Frances and hometown star Brody Strachan.

Rickford defends 'pause'

Earlier this month, the Ontario government announced the curriculum modernization summer writing sessions were being cancelled.

The modernization process was aimed at including First Nation, Métis, and Inuit partners while developing the new curriculum, which was one of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.

Manitou shaking off funk

The tide is starting to turn for Manitou Forest Products in the Borderland Soccer League.

After snapping a six-game losing streak last Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Centra Pipelines, they battled top-ranked CJ Contracting to a 1-1 tie in men's division action Monday night.

Jeremy Nussbaumer netted Manitou's (4-6-2) lone goal while Jacob Albright was solid between the pipes.