Fort Frances OPP officers and the North West Region Crime Unit, under the direction of OPP Criminal Investigation Branch Det. Insp. John Horne, are investigating the death of a 20-year-old Fort Frances man that was reported to police early this morning.
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Fort Frances native T.J. Pocock was named the Manitoba ‘AAA’ Midget Hockey League’s defensive player of the week for his effort in a pair of games for the Kenora Thistles.
The 17-year-old stopped 38 shots in 4-3 loss to the Eastman Selects last Wednesday (Dec. 10), then turned in a stellar performance in the Thistles’ 6-3 win over the Parkland Rangers in Dauphin, Man. on Sunday.
Here are the top scores from recent YBC action at Plaza Lanes:
•Girls’ high single (flat)—Lily McFarlane (67)
•Girls’ high single (w/hdcp)—Lily McFarlane (190)
•Girls’ high single (flat)—Mya McKenny (112)
•Girls’ high single (w/hdcp.)—Alina Eldridge (205)
•Girls’ high triple (flat)—Mya McKenny (318)
The local under-14 girls’ hockey team struggled at a tournament in Warroad on the weekend against some of the best competition Minnesota had to offer.
The squad opened with a 7-1 loss to Highland Park, then fell to the Roseau Rams—the No.1-ranked team in the state—by a 10-1 score.
Spikers struggle with pair of losses
The Muskie senior boys’ basketball team picked up right where they left off at their home tournament over the weekend, claiming a 56-48 victory over the host Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action yesterday.
Fort High led by as much as 17 points at halftime, but the Eagles made a game of it down the stretch.
Both the Muskie boys’ and girls’ curling rinks had strong showings at a two-day exhibition tourney here last week.
The girls won their division with three wins and a tie, beating Beaver Brae (Kenora) 9-0 in the final.
They tied Beaver Brae 4-4 earlier in the round-robin while also collecting a 9-1 win over St. Thomas Aquinas (Kenora) and an 11-1 romp over Atikokan.
The newly-formed Northwestern Ontario ‘AAA’ Bantam all-star squad made a lasting impression in their first game action here Sunday.
The team, comprised of Bantam-aged players from Fort Frances, Kenora, Dryden, and Red Lake, squared off against the Fort Frances Midget ‘AA’ Canadians and claimed a 4-1 victory.
Residents may be shivering in the bone-chilling, mid-December cold snap that’s been gripping Borderland, but it also can produce some pretty scenes like these hoarfrost-covered trees behind the Fort Frances Times office.
The Muskie girls’ hockey team finally got the monkey off their backs.
After a pair of tournament-final losses in Altona and Dryden last month, the Muskies took the next step with a 5-2 win over their NorWOSSA rivals, the Kenora Broncos, in the final of the first-annual Saints Christmas Classic in Portage La Prairie, Man. on Saturday.
“Further Connections,” a follow-up to “Connections,” a book published in February, 2004 to coincide with La Vallee’s centennial, has been shipped and is expected to be available towards the end of next week.