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Police probing death

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.

Pocock nabs goalie award

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.

Recent top YBC scores

Here are the top scores from recent YBC action at Plaza Lanes:

Dec. 6


•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)

Leafs go winless in Warroad

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.

Hoopsters win in Dryden

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.

Muskie curlers fare well

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.

Bantam ‘AAA’ squad impresses

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.

Frosty scene

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.